disembodied spirit

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He evaded a sentinel, passed the out-guard and support, and by devious ways came again to Colonel Capell's headquarters, where he appeared before the officers gathered there as a disembodied spirit materializing out of thin air.
He sat in the same place as the day died, looking at the dull houses opposite, and thinking, if the disembodied spirits of former inhabitants were ever conscious of them, how they must pity themselves for their old places of imprisonment.
But I've got no use for disembodied spirits when I'm dealing with facts.
The book tackles such profound subjects as creation, the Creator and the cosmic mind, through the eyes of a guy who falls asleep, wakes up in space and explores the universe as a disembodied spirit.
Consciousness can not collapse waves of possibilities of a spirit in the absence of a physical body, but if the disembodied spirit is related to a medium, the collapse of the wave function may occur (7).
That we can't do much anymore about our lives, or the lives of other people, except gaze at the sky and pray to a disembodied spirit .
ACCORDING to Hindu tradition the reasons for preferring cremation to burial is to induce a feeling of detachment into the freshly disembodied spirit, which will be helpful to encourage its passing to "the other world" (the ultimate destination of the dead).
This technique channels ki energy from a disembodied spirit of spirits.
it's now also been possessed, Exorcist-style, by the disembodied spirit of that fruit-based company who so recently manufactured my iPod.
James D'Arcy plays the local teacher and all-around authority Richard Powell with conviction, but Richard's skepticism about Betsy's possession becomes a bit hard to swallow, especially after half the town has seen her dangling from the rafters with her face getting slapped, as if by the disembodied spirit of Moe Howard.
Ansky's play about a bride possessed by a disembodied spirit, fascinated many choreographers, including Pearl Lang and Jerome Robbins.
18 In the folklore of which religion could people be possessed by a disembodied spirit called a dybbuk?