Kant, Immanuel - Dreams of a Spirit Seer - The illusion of form
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dreams of a Spirit Seer
All spirits present themselves to each other under the appearance of figures possessing extent; and the influences of all these spiritual beings among each other at the same time call forth the appearance of still other spiritual creatures possessing extent, thus, as it were, the appearance of a material world. The scenes of this world, however, are only symbols of its inner state; nevertheless they cause such a clear and enduring deception of the senses as to equal the real sensation of such objects.