Essay about Is There a Place between this Life and the Afterlife?

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Is there a place between this life and the afterlife? Well to most Americans this seems to be a grey area. The reason that this is a grey area is because according to the Huffington Post “Of the 1,000 adults interviewed Dec. 17-18, the HuffPost/YouGov poll revealed 45 percent believe in ghosts, or that the spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations. When asked if they believe there's a life after death, 64 percent responded Yes. While 59 percent of adults don't believe they've ever actually seen a ghost, 43 percent also don't think that ghosts or spirits can harm or interact with living people.” 45% is a surprising number; the reason being is the fact that the belief of ghosts has become so ingrained in human …show more content…
So because of these beliefs, the Egyptians took care of the dead as best as they could and did everything that they could so that a ghost would not haunt them.
We can also find ghosts is in Ancient Greece. In ancient Greece the presence of ghosts was very strong. One way that this is shown is in their mythology and the stories that they told. One of the stories, The Odyssey, Ulysses goes to the underworld to find soldiers who died in the Trojan War. While down there, he encounters ghosts, or as the Greeks called them shades. When he encounters these shades, they are unable to talk to him, if they try it sounds like they are screeching at him. This is until he creates a pool of blood, honey, hair, and other sacrifices. Then they are able to talk to him. The story of Ulysses carries with it the universal beliefs that are carried across the Greek stories about ghosts. These universal are that “(1) They interrelated and talked with humans that they had known during their lives. / (2) they did not play games or underhanded acts upon them. / (3) they looked like themselves and did not assume different forms. / (4) they were peaceful and non-aggressive. / (5) There appeared to be no reason that men should be fearful or scared of them. / (6) They did not appear to have mighty powers, with the exception of Achilles who somehow could

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