The Silver Cord

by Joshua Tilghman on February 13, 2013

If you’ve ever had a near death experience (NDE) or tried astral projection, you may have seen the silver cord. The silver cord is often referred to as the “life thread” because it supplies energy to the physical body. If the silver cord is severed, the physical body can no longer be sustained and dies.

I had a conversation last week with a Christian about the silver cord. She told me she was raised by her Nanny who experienced an NDE in the hospital. Her Nanny stated that she was floating near the ceiling of the hospital room watching her body on the operating table. After floating around she grabbed the silvery-looking cord still attached to her and used to it to pull herself back into her physical body.

“I know it sounds like New Age misinformation,” my friend assured me, “but my Nanny was the most sincere person you could ever know.”

I told my friend not to worry. It wasn’t misinformation at all; the silver cord is known about in many religious circles, and it’s even in the Bible. A shocked look spread across her face, so I showed her the scripture:

“Or ever the silver cord be loosed…Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it (Ecclesiastes 12:6-7).

The Bible clearly supports the teachings of many Eastern religions; if the silver cord is severed, your consciousness can no longer be filtered through the physical vessel. Many Christian commentaries, such as the one written by the evangelist John Wesley, suggest that this silver cord mentioned in Ecclesiastes is referring to the spinal column. This is a poor interpretation. The Hebrew for “loosed” indicates that which is completely removed from the person, not just a breaking of the spinal column.

The Appearance and location of the silver cord

People usually describe the silver cord as a wispy, etheric-looking filament about one inch in diameter. It’s silvery-grayish in color, and seems to have infinite elasticity, stretching on as far as the astral (emotional) body travels. It is connected to the heart chakra in each of the subtle bodies. A lot of people report seeing the silver cord attached to the head, but perhaps they are confusing this with the consciousness thread that is attached to the crown chakra.

The function of the silver cord

The sole purpose of the silver cord, or life thread, is to provide the subtle and physical bodies with vital energy. Think of it as a sort of umbilical cord. Just like a baby has an umbilical cord that receives and transfers physical nutrients from the mother, the silver cord serves as a sort of energetic umbilical cord to receive and transfer Prana. Prana is a Sanskrit term meaning “life.” Without Prana, or spirit, the physical body could not operate as it does. This is why once the silver cord is severed, the physical body has no choice but to die.

I like to think of the physical body as a sensitive electromagnetic vehicle which filters and grounds spiritual energy and consciousness. By filter I mean that higher (subtle) energy is stepped-down (by chakras) through each subtle body until it manifests in the physical body. Denser matter is the most restrictive, so energy and consciousness is more limited in the physical body than in our subtle bodies. Although the physical body is more restrictive, it provides a highly varied experience for consciousness, so more restriction isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

What happens when the silver cord is severed—i.e., true physical death

According to esoteric literature, true physical death occurs when the silver cord is severed. So what happens next? While it is true that different people have different experiences, we can discuss these experiences in two ways. After the death of the physical body, consciousness resumes in our more subtle emotional bodies. Depending on the development of one’s consciousness, the emotional world can be a pleasant experience or an unpleasant one. If a person is holding on to a lot of emotional negativity and desire, the experience on the emotional plane isn’t going to be as pleasant because there is no physical body to damper or restrict these emotions. In other words, strong emotional desires would seem amplified without the restriction of the physical body. Imagine having an uncontrollable desire that can’t be quenched! This is the true “hellish” experience that religion really speaks of. Hell is not the eternal abode of the dead like many Christians believe. It is simply an impermanent experience in the cycle between incarnations.

Someone whose consciousness operates with higher emotions will have a more pleasant experience on the emotional plane. But this state isn’t permanent either. The emotional body will eventually die too. Like the physical body, the astral body is subject to the law of impermanence.

The death of the emotional body is known as the second death in religious literature. Beyond this second death, individual consciousness may or may not sleep (remain conscious). Again, it depends on the level of mental consciousness the person has developed through their many incarnations. In Corinthians the Apostle Paul states:

“Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep…” (1 Cor. 15:51).

By “sleep” Paul means that not everyone remains conscious after physical death.

If the consciousness is developed enough in the mental body, consciousness is regained after the second death and the individual experiences the mental plane. It is believed that this is a more blissful experience because thoughts instantly manifest. It is possible that this will be a “heavenly” experience.

It is silly for the church to teach a cut and dry version of one heaven and hell. Even the Apostle Paul said he was taken up to the “third heaven.” Doesn’t it make more sense that there can be different degrees of both heaven and hell. Ultimately, the experiences are more subjective than objective, and largely dependent upon the development of one’s consciousness.

The silver cord, then, isn’t just connected to the etheric and physical body. It is connect to all the subtle bodies and serves to transfer spirit to all of them.

Closing thoughts

I would like to mention a closing thought on the original Bible verses from Ecclesiastes at the beginning of this post. It told us that the body returns to dust, but the spirit goes back to God. The spirit going back to God is speaking of the life-force of the highest self returning to source where it rests before another incarnation. This represents the sum-total of all that we are, and includes the energy that made up the temporary physical, emotional, and mental bodies that we used to develop consciousness through our former experiences.

Personally, I believe it would do the world a lot of good to learn these esoteric truths rather than the watered down version of spiritual things we are usually taught in church. Not everything taught in church is bad, it is just incomplete. In order to get the bigger picture, the esoteric interpretation is needed. I believe that a vast majority of Christians are ready for these teachings. They are certainly a better alternative than the typical salvation messages that are being preached today. These salvation messages usually do not end up raising the consciousness of church goers. In fact, it often times lowers it, because many seekers believes that in the watered down message they have already received the prize and give up seeking higher truth.

We should never give up on our development. It should be an eternal endeavor.

{ 62 comments… read them below or add one }

Robert February 14, 2013 at 1:04 am

Holy synchronicity, I was just reading about the silver chord for the first time two days ago and wondering about Paul’s description in the bible of what traditionalists call the rapture , whether it had some connection to higher consciousness. Also I had no idea the silver chord was mentioned in the bible. This blog is an encouragement to deal with emotional negativity and desire in our present life cycles, rather than being stuck with the unpleasant residue in between reincarnations.


Joshua Tilghman February 14, 2013 at 10:15 pm


Robert, that’s great. The Rapture definitely has to do with higher consciousness, not flying in the air to meet Christ. The Christ is developed within. No need to fly anywhere.

And thanks for your kind words. Maintaining this blog has taught me as much as it will ever teach anyone else.



Jeff Stone March 8, 2016 at 6:38 am

Indeed, Christ himself said, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” (Luke 17:21)


Joshua Tilghman March 8, 2016 at 3:13 pm

One of my favorite Gospel scriptures, Jeff!


Sam Ward February 14, 2013 at 8:36 am

Hi there, lovely read & I’ve learned from this, so thank you for this article,

you’ve helped as i understood the spiritual aspect as i often go places in my sleep (astral projection) but never quite made the link between what I’ve experienced and that which is spoke about in the scriptures, due to ill-teachings in the churches/establishments, but now after reading this i can fully see the link.

So i ‘d just like to thank you again, keep up the great work you’re doing Joshua, lots of light energy coming your way!

Jah Bless



Joshua Tilghman February 14, 2013 at 10:24 pm


Glad you were able to put two and two together. For the longest time the Bible remained an enigma to me. I am sure parts of it still are. It’s a book almost too vast for any of us in our limited physical existence to completely comprehend, but if we can get but glimpses of its truths, we’re sure to grow.

Thanks for commenting.


J Tom Harris February 14, 2013 at 9:38 am

Again please go to:
The official site of Master Path, The Divine Science of Light and Sound
“The Kingdom of God Within You” Accessed through the Third Eye and Crown Charkras
Charkras-Energy centers,or plexuses, with in the five- bodied human-entity: serves to
regulate all physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual functions.


Joshua Tilghman February 14, 2013 at 10:40 pm


I finally had a chance to check out masterpath. I enjoyed reading the article on the differences between prayer, contemplation, and meditation. In esoteric literature, contemplation has always been the highest path, which is different than mental concentration. I will visit the site some more and read up on what he states about sound. Thanks for sending the link. I look forward to learning something new.



Rhonda February 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

A very interesting article, Joshua.
I agree with your final statement…”We should never give up on our development. It should be an eternal endeavour.”
It made me think of an email conversation I had with one of my sisters this past week. She had sent me an email expressing grief at my (as she perceived it) “throwing the baby out with the bath water…literally”…Though she stepped out of the religious denomination we grew up in, she still thinks along very traditional lines! At the end of my reply I wrote…
” A long time ago I asked God to reveal religion in me…religious attitudes…and to rid me of them. I have been seeking with heart and mind laid open and bare to KNOW HIM…to know LOVE for LOVE is what ‘He’ IS. I have absolute faith in ‘His’ ability to lead me “into all truth” for “You have no need of any man to teach you, for the spirit of God abides in you and will lead you into all truth.”. LEAD…this is a process of progression…and since my God is Eternal and Infinite I have no doubt the process of progression into truth/love/light will also be eternal and infinite.”
Thank you for all the work you put into these blogs, Joshua. I’m sure all of us who read them look forward to each new one.


Joshua Tilghman February 14, 2013 at 10:42 pm


I very much enjoy reading your comments. And it sounds like you and I have asked God for the same things in our past.



Laurie February 15, 2013 at 7:32 am

I learned something New today from your article. 🙂 Thank you!

I had the same conversation that Rhonda and Joshua had. I believe that’s a part of the Journey as well. I said “God, if this is you (looking at religion, it’s system and bondage) I want no part of you and won’t worship you. BUT… If you are real, then YOU have to teach me the truth”.

It was a turning point. I think it’s one of the biggest turning points for us to step out of our “Ego” and surrender.

I also agree with what Robert said. I no longer look back at my time in a Fundamentlist Church as BAD or EVIL. I truly see, that it was all a part of the Journey. To go farther into that…I no longer take it personally when someone still in that mindset tries to fix me. I can see past that Ego (from them and from how I used to see it) and truly see that it’s part of their Journey (and mine as well). I don’t need to fix them either. Nor save them. We both are right where we are supposed to be in our Journeys. That is just a little glimpse of “The Peace that passes all understanding”.

I’m loving the Articles and equally the Comments. Thanks to all!


Robert February 15, 2013 at 1:37 am

I think experiencing the role of \”skeptic with a good motive\” like Rhonda\’s sister and experiencing the \”seeker of truth\” like Rhonda are both valuable to the developing consciousness. When the skeptic becomes the seeker, the seeker has the opportunity to transcend annoyance with another skeptic by realizing that the opportunity to play both roles teaches something to the developing soul, and that both roles are worthy of respect and have value toward development. Also if a seeker who has been a skeptic then finds themselves in a situation where they are skeptical of another, they learn to proceed with respect and value to the other . A calmness and deeper value of of the term \”namaste\” is thus learned.


Joshua Tilghman February 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Another good point, Robert!


selina February 15, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Joshua, Thanks for this, though I know about the silver cord I did not know about this being in the bible, nor would any one else I know as this is something new I have learned today thanks to you. Love and light always Selina x


Joshua Tilghman February 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm

My pleasure, Selina. Blessings.


Christine Hoeflich February 16, 2013 at 8:28 pm

Thanks Joshua! I did not know much about the silver cord, just that when it is severed, that means the soul has left the physical body and the body then dies. I am so so glad that the Christian community is waking up to these truths and that the world can now take the next steps in its development towards greater peace and Love! And thanks Josh for your significant contribution!


anny July 15, 2013 at 8:14 am

Hi Joshua,

Although I did know about the silver cord and even that it is mentioned in the bible, I find this a very enlightening article. Can you also shed some light on the golden bowl, or the pitcher at the fountain and the wheel at the cistern that are to be broken when the silver cord is loosed, as mentioned in the same verse? I could always imagine the silver cord as some sort of umbilical cord as you say as well but it never became clear to me what these other things had to do with it.


mark September 9, 2013 at 6:48 pm

I have seen the silver cord you speak of. I make a report of the ufo sighting on mufons web site. I beleve the date of the report was made was somewhere around sept. 2011. I watched this object for sometime when I first saw it looked like a silver and black blob of metal moving like water about 300 ft. off the ground. a silver tail started to grow out of this object in a very jagged manor about 15-20 ft. long then the object promptly vanished and a old fashioned looking rocket appeared white in color. I watched this object for about 3 min. until it was out of site.


Godchild January 9, 2014 at 4:06 pm

I was rasied in a largely fundamentalist, cessationist background (dogma being that the “age of spiritual (miraculous) gifts has passed with the apostolic age.
I however in my walk with God have experienced His power otherwise.
I think it began in college with cloudbursting.
Then one day, by his power, I stopped the rain.
I have experienced glossolalia but once (my ‘tradition’ generally rejects modern-day tongue speaking)
which bestowed upon me the power in faith to heal my daughter where physicians had failed.
I saw in my son, and prophesied that I was raising up a prophet.
He to my surprise was an angel incarnate. Always prophesing unto us “you are delivered”, and “Daddy. you have favor!”. He would build crosses with blocks and diapers; and Hallelujahs were forever upon his lips.

One day he in turn prophesied to me that “The sad man is coming. I am going to die daddy; I am going to die.

One week later. my beautiful, healthy, vibrant son was dead.

He was 2 years old.

Fast forward less than two months to the night(morning) of January 6, 2014.

In anguish for my sons, (I lost my first son as an infant in 2009), as I slept, it seemed I left my body.
When I realized what was happening,vI feared looking back, lest I get snatched back into my body out of fear.
So I chose to move forward after that, and decided I would go outside. I went through my window out into the egde of the forest through the trees. That is when I turned and saw my beautiful glowing slilver and white cord. an electrical. etherial glow; almost blue in its radiance.
Then I hovered through the walls of some neighbors it would seem.
My consciousness was so expanded, I filled the upperbpart of the rooms and could see the beams in the walls!


Godchild January 9, 2014 at 4:14 pm

Correction: it is flawed for me to say my influence by the Unseen began in college; for, especially in my early youth, I have always been a dreamer of things of deeper meaning, or events yet to come.


Joshua Tilghman January 12, 2014 at 12:50 pm


Thanks for sharing your experiences with us. The silver cord is very real.

I must say the information about your son breaks my heart. I am truly sorry for your loss, and you are a very strong person to be able to discuss the topic. My prayers go out to you.


Jeff Stone March 8, 2016 at 7:38 am

Joshua, I commend your patience when people excoriate you for perceived attacks on their dogmatic beliefs. Stephen the Protomartyr was defined in large part by that characteristic. You obviously know the Bible much better than I do, but I have a decent knowledge of The Gospels—decent enough to understand Christ used complex methodology to deliver a simple message so we would continually seek Him. Indeed, I consider myself a “Gospelian” (not because I’m an expert in them, but because they guide my beliefs and practices). Reading them intently, studying them, referencing them when I read other materials, and occasionally turning to Matthew Henry for elucidation changed my life even though I was already a believer. Now I have a much different relationship with The Advocate. It’s so wonderful.

Yes, the silver chord is real. Prior to learning the term “silver chord” I suspect I experienced it through my ascending uncle before I’d learned of his death. I had left my body previously, most recently when I was in excruciating pain. However, I experienced something with my uncle I’ll never forget and perhaps will never be able to adequately describe. It was exhilarating and confusing afterwards, since I knew my uncle had been my guide but I couldn’t understand how he’d reached out to me. He ostensibly took me as far as he could on his journey. I suspect when he left me he entered a realm we cannot even imagine in this phase of our existence. When I learned he’d been senselessly murdered I understood our journey had a particularly special purpose. I pray I don’t fall too short of the gift he gave me..

George H. Gallup said, “I could prove God statistically.” After his friend and colleague J. R. R. Tolkien helped him repair his relationship with God, C.S. Lewis wrote a book, Mere Christianity, that is the arguably the most compelling written argument for God’s omnipotence. As the title suggests, it’s sometimes richly sardonic. Like Lewis, I fail to see the logic in the universe’s obvious order without the existence of God. Matthew Henry’s Biblical commentary is brilliant, but Lewis’ contentions take virtually every literary form imaginable while shredding contentious all objections.

Even the discoveries of physics increasingly point to a divine order. Gravity and electromagnetism, the unavoidably underlying constants (even of chemistry and biology), are the order of God. That so many cosmic equations, regardless of how they’re manipulated, result in an answer of infinity is not surprising.


Joshua Tilghman March 8, 2016 at 3:24 pm


Thank you. To be honest, I realize it is only ego which attacks, and most attacking comes through ignorance. I have gotten to the point where verbal attacks just run off like water. And thanks for you story about your uncle. I am sorry to hear that he was murdered.

I have heard of C.S Lewis’ book, but have not read it. Only his fiction. You said he addresses the order of the universe through the existence of God. I definitely believe it is spirit / consciousness which gives matter shape and form and order. That is definitely God’s job. Surprisingly, I think the physical explanations for something coming from nothing is one of the strongest arguments to support this. Usually atheist use this one to prove there is no God, but the truth is that since God has always been, nothing is an imaginary concept in the mind humans. There is no such thing as nothing. Scientists admit this also. Of course, one could always argue over what God is not, but never over what God is. God can only be experienced, not explained.



Jeff Stone March 11, 2016 at 5:09 am

C.S. Lewis would certainly agree with you. To wit…

“If the whole universe has no meaning, we should never have found out that it has no meaning: just as, if there were no light in the universe and therefore no creatures with eyes, we should never know it was dark. Dark would be without meaning.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“When you argue against Him you are arguing against the very power that makes you able to argue at all: it is like cutting off the branch you are sitting on.”
― C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Jeff Stone March 11, 2016 at 5:37 am

I also wanted to thank you for your sympathies. It’s been almost twenty years but the scars never fade, just like the scars of divorce, betrayal, and chronic pain/prolonged illness never do. But we become stronger while finding places those scars can never touch. They become reminders of where we’ve been. They show how God uses us for His glory. They remind us how we were able to overcome because what is impossible for man is nothing for God. (Matthew 19:26)

anonymous March 20, 2014 at 10:47 am

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please do take time, it is a lot

Kind Love.


Joshua Tilghman March 22, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Thanks, anonymous. I will check it out!


Book Reader April 13, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I had an experience while attending a Pentecostal summertime church camp when I was 19. There was a church service on one of the nights, and it was a lovely time with sincere hearts praising a God. I experienced two visions that night. The first was seeing the Shekinah Glory of a Gods Spirit as it manifested as a smoky glittery cloud up above everyone, close to the ceiling. After staring at this magnificent sight I emotionally felt Unity with God. Then I saw a silver chord go through each person. Seeing this vision and feeling the Unity of a God and with everyone else, it was a beautiful experience.

This experience has made me hyper sensitive to attitudes that people hold onto, which cause division, and self promotion. It breaks down this beautiful sense of a Unity. Sad. In fact, it’s a huge sense of loss and violation of a higher level if relating that the a Holy Spirit has to offer.

I was hoping to find a picture on the web that might be close to what I saw but I find asto- projection topics instead. I will have to draw it myself. It was interesting to read this article. Thank you.



Patricia L. Loranger December 15, 2014 at 4:52 pm

I am a Christian believer, the Holy Spirit gives me the interpretation of dreams & visions. I often practice this gift when other believers bring me their dreams & ask me to interpret for them. When I read your vision I had the interpretation to your vision. When you had the vision of the Glory of God manifested as a smoky glittering cloud, what you saw was Christ who is the head of the Church. Then you saw the vision of the silver cord go through every believer this is all Christians being connected to the body of Christ as one in the Spirit with Christ. All Christians are adopted into the family of God when we accept Christ as our Lord (For as the body is one & has many members, but all the members of that one body being many are one body so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jew or Greek whether slave or free we have all been made to drink into one Spirit. For in fact the body is not one member but many. 1 Cor. 12:12 – 14) So the interpretation of your vision, of the silver cord attaching all Christian believers together is ” all Christians are one family in Christ Jesus”.


Joshua Tilghman April 24, 2014 at 8:36 am

Book Reader,

A very awesome experience! Thanks for sharing.


Bill houdeshell January 18, 2015 at 4:36 pm

Friend said to me that he saw a silver thread between me and another person… Please can anyone help with this question…. Thanks. Bill


Joshua Tilghman January 19, 2015 at 7:28 pm

Hi Bill. I’ve never heard of the same silver cord being connected to more than one person before. I wouldn’t know how to answer, but if you find out please feel free to return and let us know what you discovered.


Janelle March 16, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Ok a while back while I was reading in Ecclesiastes I had a vision that I was in a huge dark space. It was almost like the universe without the lights. And there was a loud humming sound. Then I seen a silver cord suspending down out of thin air.The silver cord gave off a brilliant bright light. Then I seen the cord break. It was so weird and while I was there it seemed like time stood still. I honestly think that God was revealing his word to me. But I dont understand it yet and was hoping someone could interpret the vision.


Andrew Swan March 30, 2017 at 4:08 pm

Janell: I liked your vision. I have had a few visions in my life; and the interpretation of some. This may be wen you were being formed in your mother’s womb and the sound of the energy of life out side your darkness while you were being formed. The cord being broken upon your birth may have bean you,and your mother’s umbilical cord being divided into the light of life. If you don’t get this I am wasting my words; this I don’t like to do. I would like know more about you, and in turn would share more about my self… May you find the blessings of God… your friend; Andrew Swan…….


Lisa Ayers May 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm

I am grateful to have stumbled upon this teaching. I had the opportunity to connect with and awesome teacher Renaldo Wade (you can locate him on facebook) he goes very deep in his teaching and is not your traditional teacher he teaches truth! Aa I listenes to his teaching it brought to my attention of how I have read concerning the silver cord but never took the time to really study it. The bible tells us to seek ye the kingdom of Yah, therefore it is actually saying find the place in which you come from and that is from the creator, the Most High, the one who exists and never changes. As we seek we need to locate our connection especially when it comes to studying the word they we may rightly divide the word (Dabar) of truth! Be very careful who table you eat from whether if it is naturally or spiritually. Knowledge is given to those who seek not to perish but are willing to know that they will be able to discern the wiles if Ha Satan. Stay focus, prayed up and prepared! Shalum Shalum


Joshua Tilghman July 23, 2015 at 8:08 pm

Thank you Lisa.


Simple Truth June 10, 2015 at 2:46 am

I have looked at the website Master Path, interesting but please enlighten me as to who the founding Saint is, i gather this is a mix of western and eastern dogma in that it references Karma and reincarnation, i have personally died 3 time in a motorcycle accident and one several years latter in a car accident I have never seen a silver or any other colored cord at any stage, still nothing is nimposible, would like those 2 questions answered tho. looking forward to chatting some more


Joshua Tilghman July 23, 2015 at 7:46 pm

Simple Truth, I am unfamiliar with this website. Not sure who the “founding saint is.” That is interesting that you died a total of four times. If you don’t mind, do you have any memory of what did happen. I would be interested to read about it. As far as the silver cord is concerned, I don’t think everyone sees this at death.


Parsa August 27, 2015 at 2:17 am

enjoyed the article. I feel everything you have mentioned it is correct. do you believe we are all individualized? Buddha mentioned that the self is an illusion but how would one define karma in that case and also one what would be the different for one who has ” awaken” to one who still hasn’t? would be nice to hear your opinion
All the best


Joshua Tilghman December 25, 2015 at 3:21 pm

I do believe we are individualized, Parsa, but in each incarnation we are a new individual so in some respects the individual in duality is limited. It all depends on how you wish to see it. I believe the Higher Self is individualized and always being added to.


Daniel Brant August 30, 2015 at 9:59 pm

This article is not deceptive just incomplete. Man has multiple cords. The one that carries consciousness exits from the top of the head going out to release consciousness. The life cord leaves from the heart area as well as the love cord that connects two people. When a woman has a child and the love is instant (in the blink of an eye0 the cord is attached Love carries no real attachment, is of free will and only in the absence of love do we feel loss. This free will between a man and a woman carries love, that which is of GOD and to interfere with this is adulterous as described in scripture. It is usual to involve some sort of ritual but not necessary. When Iesus addressed the woman accused of adultery and said let he who is out sin….. He told her she had 7 husbands. Laws of man also exist to protect the offspring of a union and cords called bonds at this point connected of mind body and emotion. entwining the two and thus complicating further the case of adultery. Yet Iesus forgives mistakes saying sin no more and meaning should they return to it it would be far worse on them than had they not been forgiven at all. That they be payed for by amendment. So it is not all about the life thread but far more.


Joshua Tilghman December 22, 2015 at 8:44 pm

Thanks for the additional info, Daniel.


k October 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

I felt what I can only describe as a silver cord being pulled out of my heart when my daughter died in my arms waiting for an ambulance


Joshua Tilghman December 23, 2015 at 5:49 pm


I have not the words to even respond, except that I am so sorry for your loss as I also have a daughter and even the thought fills me with so much emotion.


Abram flowers October 27, 2015 at 6:46 am

Thanks for this post i read it all and you know some people say that the study of charkras and practice of astral projection is evil but i think that its very real and alive its spiritual enhancement in its highest form it takes you to higher levels of consciousness and even the bible tells us to seek knowledge and wisdom and to also seek truth so thats what i do and this seems very real to me and the fact that i have woke up and seen my spirt hovers over my body i thought it was a dream i woke up in sleep paralysis and i also had a dream and i know i was dreaming and i was in complete control of everything in my dream so i know this is real and your post confirms that even more thank you


linn November 18, 2015 at 1:58 pm

I really enjoy your site and on the silver cord– you have helped me very much– and all that you say is very true—thank you


Joshua Tilghman December 22, 2015 at 8:09 pm

No problem Linn.


julie January 7, 2016 at 6:32 pm

you have mixed new age beliefs which are contrary to the word of God. People who read this site need take care to examine the scriptures for yourselves as this site is a mixture of unholy /profane (untruth) with Holy (truth) it only takes a little bit of poison to “kill” and that is what you are doing.


Joshua Tilghman January 9, 2016 at 5:03 pm

I respect your opinion, Julie, but sure to examine whether or not your own beliefs are rooted in tradition. Thanks for commenting.


Maria January 27, 2016 at 12:21 am

Where in the bible does it say anything about reincarnation? Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. The Holy Spirit will reveal the truth and the truth shall set you free. There is much more to this that God has answers to and will reveal in His perfect timing. Stay focused on Jesus, by running ahead of Him we get ourselves into trouble. We must seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all things shall be added to us. Do not just assume because someone writes something it is truth. Seek the truth from the Lord Jesus Christ who came to earth as a man in the flesh and as the Son of the most high God who is God. I cover my words in the blood of Jesus Christ and declare that no weapon formed against Gods children shall prosper and any tongue that rises against them in judgment shall be condemned. I declare blind eyes will see and deaf ears will hear the truth only in Jesus Christs mighty name! Thank You God that you are faithful to complete the work You have started in us and thank You God for bringing confusion to any demonic influences on this blog as you did at the tower of babel. Thank You Jesus for setting the captives free. You alone are worthy God, You alone are good! All glory and honor belongs to God!


Joshua Tilghman February 21, 2016 at 1:02 pm

Maria, reincarnation was a popular belief in some sects of early Christianity. We know this because the emperor Justinian had to declare it to be false in tradition of Orthodoxy. It is alluded to many times in the scriptures. Study the word Gilgal in the Bible, and reflect on the fact that Jesus said John was the returned Elijah if it could be believed. I use to believe reincarnation was a silly idea in Eastern religion, but the idea of reincarnation actually resolves many Biblical and life conflicts. The ancient Jews called reincarnation the “migration of the soul,” which is slightly different than the Eastern understanding, but all stem from the same basic idea.


TRUTHSEEKER February 24, 2016 at 1:07 am

Jesus Christ is Lord, yet I too have had some very strange experiences in my life. I know that Satan is the LIAR, and that he steals, and destroys. He deceives and confuses everyone at some point. He, SATAN, wants to win us over so that he can destroy us. He most certainly does not want us to experience eternal life. I have had at least one deja by experience many years ago, and have floated up to the ceiling on more than one occasion, in dreams I guess. I often dream that I am falling, and when my son was a young child he told me he had dreams that we all floated up to the ceiling. I was really surprised, and what if it was more than just a dream?.


Joshua Tilghman February 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm

Truthseeker, I believe Satan is equivalent to the lower ego, and perhaps it was more than a dream.


TRUTHSEEKER February 24, 2016 at 1:09 am

I mean’t a deja vu experience.


Kristina April 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm

I saw my silver cord… 🙂


Selwyn May 10, 2016 at 10:25 pm

“And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment” – Hebrews 9:27


Joshua Tilghman July 2, 2016 at 1:04 pm


Correct. But this holds true even in the philosophy of reincarnation.


Laura Spears February 23, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Great article. One of the best books I’ve read on the Gospel and the eastern way of understanding spirituality is called Wisdom Jesus by Cynthia Bourgeault she studied under a monk who practiced astral projection. It changed my life and my heart.


raediantlife March 28, 2017 at 2:43 am

Great article! It’s refreshing to meet another who feels that the church is lacking in spirit teaching. However, I feel I don’t fully agree but that might be because of misinterpretation. If you’re a born again believer, meaning you have a Christ spirit it’s different than that of someone who has not been born again. So I actually really like your umbilical cord analogy! When we are severed from our physical bodies and it truly dies in the physical it is said that the living Word which is Jesus cuts us and separates the soul from the spirit. So what you’re talking about–Astral projection–sounds like it is based on our emotions, mind and will coming with us. But our spirit has the mind will and emotions of Christ. We are still uniquely us (how God made us) but our spirit is Christ. That’s why for a Christian we are always longing to be with the Father and Son because even though we have the Holy Spirit who guides us in all truth, we also have a soul that has to be renewed daily and doesn’t fully understand. We await the fullness of Christ to be revealed. And He can only be revealed when all of us come to one accord! I can’t wait for that day!
But on the other side, yes, there would essentially be those who do not have a born again spirit because they are still chained to their soul. So that’s a great explanation. It reminds me of the TV show Lucifer in how they portray Hell.
Also very true with 1st, 2nd and 3rd heaven, etc. Christ’s Heaven is Kingdom based so there are outer courts and inner courts. It’s all good but there are different levels of bliss. (I happened upon your article actually because I was looking up bema seat of Christ! ^_^)


Priscilla April 2, 2017 at 9:49 am

Hi Joshua thanks for the comments, very well explained. Blessings!


joss July 15, 2017 at 7:57 am

a woman called june possessed useing black magic i found a D possesser and cut the sliver chain he told me how? i had 4 demons in and i got them out only to find her fowling me around and right after the D-possession june re-possossed me with a new 4 devil ghost iam just working on trying to get rid of then (i hate devil which and vowdo black magic, it a wast of time d-possesing they will just re possess you.) dose it say in the bible to kill the black magic people?
cos i can’t stop her from repossessing me and even thought i sound crazy to you iam reall is happening what do i do??.


Joshua Tilghman March 12, 2016 at 2:20 pm

So true, Jeff. Well-spoken.


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