To: John Tat-- Hi John, I missed responding to your post on the "Animism" thread, but I think it is better to answer it here. You said: "Hi S&S..I want to ask you something ... as you know I don't read books or research other peoples beliefs almost everything I talk about comes from my own experiences.. Can you recall some of things I have talked about over a long period of time about the return of the mothers of the Ancient Egyptian gods and how there are many thousands of powerful spirits from Ancient Egypt wanting to incarnate back to earth but there is no place for them to incarnate back to.. Ancient Egypt is gone...it no longer exists.. As you know BB my spiritual self's purpose next time is to end chaos and establish a safe place for the mothers of the gods to return to... which will be the beginnings of establishing the gods of Ancient Egypt once again on earth... then the thousands of spirits from Ancient Egypt will have a place to return to on earth..As you know I have talked about these things many times over the years..As you also know this is only a very brief summary of what I have talked about over the years.. My question is ... is this Animistic?...If it is then it may prove unless spirits who have strong connections to a place and/or religion in the physical.. but no longer have a home... a place to return to in the physical... where they can once again be who they are in the physical....choose or are forced to stay in the spiritual" In response--No, I don't think this represents a type of animism. Also, I don't think such spirits are "forced" to stay in the spiritual (you didn't and the Jews apparently haven't either). The type of Ancient Egyptians you are describing do, however, seem to meet my definition of a very large grouping who constitute the type of super soul group that this thread is about. How they could continue to exist as such a group after thousands of years in apparent limbo I do not know. Perhaps like you, those still bound to the wheel have been reincarnating while longing at a deeper level for return to their ancient homeland and reconstitution and restoration as a "people" practicing the ways of ancient egypt. The Jews constitute a somewhat similar group. They also seem to have continued their identity as a super soul group across thousands of years while longing for a return and reconstitution in their homeland. However, unlike the ancient egyptians, they had a manifest and obvious presence in the world through those millennia. So, there are some similarities, but also differences. Once again, there are a lot of mysteries related to what you are involved in. But I do see a relationship to what is being discussed on this thread. Cordially, S&S PS--It does make me wonder whether other such ancient super soul groups may one day manifest and reconstitute themselves in the external world. Hmmm. That would be interesting . . . . PPS--In terms of remaining in the spiritual (as you put it) I suppose there could be spirits who choose not to return to the physical until they have their "place" back. So, perhaps there have also been some Jews of that type who awaited the return of "Israel" to the map as well before returning?