What was the reason the Egyptians preserved the body so well in mummification?
THEY THOUGHT THAT THE WHOLE BODY TRANSCENDED INTO THE ASTRAL PLANE. WHEN THE ETHEREAL AURA IS BEING DESTROYED IT OFTEN GYRATES WILDLY, ALTHOUGH IT HAS NO SENSATION. IN FACT, IT IS INCAPABLE OF MOVING AT ALL ON ITS OWN, BUT IMITATES ON BORROWED ENERGY.
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