Is There A Spirit World?

Is there a spirit world

Throughout history, human beings have been fascinated by the idea of a realm beyond our natural world, where spirits, ghosts, and other ethereal entities reside.

From ancient folklore to modern-day paranormal investigations, the concept of a spirit world has captured the imagination of countless people across cultures and civilisations.

However, it can be difficult not to be sceptical when con artists posing as psychics and mediums are found out every so often. So, are there really realms out there beyond what we can see on Earth? Let’s explore this a little more closely.

Does The Spirit World Exist?

Even though there is a lot of fake content and claims circulating in the world, there are even more accurate accounts and proof that there is a spirit world.

Religious texts have mentioned a spiritual reality for centuries. They have long taught that we cross over to a different realm when we die. In religion, there is also the concept of heaven and hell, and how you live your life will determine where you end up.

One of the most famous religious leaders who taught the concept of paradise and a spiritual prison is Brigham Young. Brigham was the second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from 1847. He led the Mormons until he passed away in 1877.

However, it’s not just religion that talks about a spirit world. Spiritualists also believe that our energy is transferred to a different reality when we die. The difference is that they don’t necessarily believe you either end up in one place or another.

Many spiritual people believe that your soul’s energy is transferred into the spiritual realm once you cross over and that every soul vibrates at a different frequency. It’s this frequency that dictates who and what you are surrounded by when you die. What you do in your living years can either lower or raise your vibration.

Near-Death Experiences As Proof Of The Spirit World

Near-death experiences (NDEs) have provided some of the most accurate proof of the spirit world.

There are countless stories of people who crossed over but came back to the physical world. While there are some variations in these stories, the consensus is that there is indeed an afterlife. Some claim to have seen Jesus Christ while others met with people who passed before them.

Life After Life, which was written by Raymond Moody in 1975, is just one of the many books that provide stories related to the spiritual plane. Moody was one of the founders of the International Association for Near-Death Studies – a group passionate about raising awareness about these types of experiences.

A lot of people talk about encountering a being of light,” he said.Christians call it Christ. Jewish people say it’s an angel. I’ve gone to different continents, and you can hear the same thing in China, India and Japan about meeting a being of complete love and compassion.” – Raymond Moody

These similar accounts of the spirit world further prove that we do, in fact, go somewhere when we die.

What The Spirit World Consists Of

It’s difficult to say exactly what the spirit world is made up of, but energy appears to be at the heart of it.

As human beings, we are all made up of cells and molecules that vibrate. And as Einstein once said, “Energy cannot be created or destroyed, it can only be changed from one form to another“.

With this in mind, it only makes sense that when we die, some energy will remain behind, which is what makes up the spirit realm.

Another point that might prove this is the fact that ghosts are able to interact with devices such as a spirit box or REM Pod, which requires them to manipulate energetic fields.

If we consider the concepts of heaven and hell, stories of NDEs, and the different spiritual plains that are referenced in spiritualism, it seems that the spiritual world is made up of various energetic beings. Some of these beings will be people we once knew, while others may be of a higher or lower vibration such as evil spirits.

How To Connect With The Spiritual World

There are a number of ways that you can get in touch with the other side, including:

  • Purchasing ghost hunting equipment and conducting a paranormal investigation. There are many tools to choose from. How much equipment you purchase depends on how often you want to conduct investigations.
  • Scrying requires you to go into a meditative state before staring into a reflective surface such as a mirror. The reflective surface will show you visions and messages may appear in your mind’s eye during a scrying session.
  • Asking questions using a ouija board. Just remember to protect yourself before you start a session. You can do this by saying a prayer, lighting white candles or asking for your spirit guides and angels to step in.
  • Scheduling a session with a reputable psychic or medium who can get in touch with the other side on your behalf. Mediums will use their psychic abilities and tools such as tarot cards to give you the answers you need.
  • Spending time in a church or a spiritual space where you can sit in prayer or meditation and receive divine guidance from a higher being, such as Jesus Christ.
  • Taking time to be in nature will help ground you and quiet your mind, making it easier to receive guidance and messages. Asking your guides and angels for specific signs can give you yes or no answers to your questions.


Is the spiritual world heaven?

The spiritual world is often referred to as a form of heaven. However, it really all comes down to what you believe. If we look at the many near-death experience stories, it’s difficult to disprove that we do go somewhere when we die. However, perhaps your ultimate vision of what you imagine heaven to be is what you end up experiencing.

Can you visit the spirit world in your dreams?

Yes, it is possible to visit the spiritual realm in a dream state. When we sleep, our minds relax and are allowed to wander. Some people even believe that our souls enter an astral plane during sleep. Some of the signs that you may have visited the spirit world include waking up feeling tired, experiencing recurring plot lines and your dreams having an ethereal quality.

Do you still have memories when you die?

Scientists believe that you do not have any memories after you die, purely because they’re stored in your physical brain. However, there is something to be said about the fact that ghosts will often visit familiar places and some can communicate their experiences to paranormal investigators and mediums.

Even though science proves that our memories die with our brains, there’s no real way to prove that spirits don’t have any recollection of their past lives.

Is the afterlife filled with darkness?

Nothing in religious texts indicates that you reach a place filled with darkness after you die. Too many near-death experiences involve places or a universe filled with light, love, peace and beauty. People often report spending time in beautiful natural settings surrounded by the people and animals they love that passed before them.

Final Thoughts

The spirit world is all around us and we have the chance to connect with it every day if we want to.

Knowing there’s a spiritual world can make navigating life as a human being a little easier. There’s something special about knowing we will be reconnected with all the people we love once we cross over.

And if we look at all the stories about ghostly encounters, we also know we’ll have the chance to visit our loved ones who are still on earth once we die.


Sam Ashford
Sam Ashford - Author

Hey, I'm Sam Ashford! I'm a ghost-hunting expert, writer and founder of SpiritShack. My mission is to help people like yourself learn about spirituality and how to hunt ghosts!