Among the most notable quotes of famous spiritual medium James van Praagh is “We’re souls having a human experience”. In this quotation, he implicates the period where a person’s body and soul are together to the caterpillar-butterfly metamorphosis stage where the caterpillar takes the form of a pupa or chrysalis before it finally turns into a beautiful butterfly. This means that the unity of a person’s body and soul is just one of the stages of the spiritual life. Just like in the said life cycle, such unity happens when the soul creates a “covering”, which will be left soon to proceed to the next stage.
As further explained by James van Praagh, the human soul is solid but its particles and energy within move in a very rapid motion, which cannot be perceived by human senses with respect to the real world. The validity of one of the latest atomic models – the one explaining that atoms are merely composed of space since electron clouds occupy much of its total volume – has become a way for van Praagh to explain such theory. With that atomic model, all forms of matter including humans can be thought to be made up of empty spaces as well. It follows that the human senses only make the human body appear concrete. In relation to the said metamorphosis, the life of a human can be expressed as the time that the human soul emits vibrations that form the ‘human body’, which will typically last in less than a hundred years.
The theory also suggests that souls in a human experience cannot easily communicate with those in a non-human form and to the rest of the spiritual world. In order to do so, one should be able to reach a certain state of mind through meditation where his sensations can pick up vibrations of much higher frequencies – those that are coming from the spiritual world. James van Praagh discussed in his number 1 best-selling book “Talking to Heaven” the steps on how to achieve such state of mind. He also stated in this book that every human being has its own level of the various sensations, the 5 basic senses and the several special senses.
Currently, van Praagh continues to attend several TV and radio shows to help people around the world understand the true concept of the spiritual world. Some of the most popular TV shows where became a special guest are Mauri Povich, 48 Hours, Larry King Live, 20/20, Dr. Phil, and Oprah.