There have been a lot of controversies surrounding the activities of one man who claims he has a lot of communion with the dead and other spirits as it concerns things that have happened, things that will happen in the future and many other aspects of life which we cannot physically obtain and fathom. The person we are talking about here is the mystic named James Van Praagh. Many people have criticized his ways and ideas and have even come to ask him to prove the things he claims about life and death.

Now, one thing almost everybody cannot take away from him is that most of the things he does say are true.  In one of his teachings on the topic, Unfinished Business: What the dead can teach us about life, which has been developed into a book, he went ahead to buttress most importantly the significance and importance of thought. Here he portrayed that our thoughts have power, and that whatever type of life we are living now is directly dependent on our thoughts. For him, this is the reason why the spirits have forbidden us from taking anybody for granted, and this is also why they tell us to forgive, no matter how hard it seems. For him, this is what leads us to push through our fears and perceived limitations in life, so as to achieve serious dreams.

This will get the first credence from what happened in the biblical creation account where God is believed to have conceived about all things and created them through his words. This makes us understand that whatever we think and commit to can become reality.

Now, the ancient philosophers are another set that supports this theory of James Van Praagh. They so much believed in the unaided power of human thought as they described it, to the extent that they practiced the Agora life. Here, men who are believed to have attained intellectual consciousness, devote serious time to think about everything there is, their origin, real state, mission, component, cause, effects etc. At the agora, they make debates and presentations on what they are able to fathom through this process of introspection. This is exactly what gave rise to all sciences that are practiced on earth today, and nobody will argue with me that the numerous life developments and enhancements we have witnessed all through came through the foundation laid by these men of thought.

Suffice is to say that if human beings have any power to do anything on earth, it is simply the power of thought, and this is proven by the philosophical adage that says that there is nothing in the senses that was not first in the intellect. Human “a-priori” knowledge has some element of spirituality in it.