- Chapter 32 -
The possession of matter by spirits

t is, of course, hard to believe that in a raindrop, in a snow4ake, in a hailstone, or even in a little cloud, one or more spirits are squeezed together and attain in such a small volume sufficient weight that they may be thrown down. Do not think, however, that the spirit, with his soul, is crumpled like a sheet of paper until it finally looks like a clumsy little ball. That is not at all the case.
The human form of the spirit with the soul remains intact. Only its specificum is condensed in the region of the heart, and appears more or less dense in this agglomeration in the form of these meteorological shapes. You should also not think that in one hailstone a whole spirit, with his soul crowded together, falls to Earth; only his evil wishes do. These wishes are condensed by the peace spirits and become materially heavy. Since these wishes are the urgent cravings of the spirit and the soul, the spirit with his soul is thereby drawn into the depths through this newly formed material center of gravity.
Very evil-minded beings are brought to a sudden fall over high mountains or in the polar regions, and they are detained there for a long period of time. They have to be evil-minded spirits in which much haughtiness prevails, who already carry within themselves something hellish. What happens to them after such a reprimand we shall explain in detail later on. First, however, you should get, as much as possible, a clear idea of the natural appearances which are visible to the physical eyes; they always conceal something that is spiritual.