#25 Is spirit independent of matter, or is it only one of the properties of matter, as colors are a property of light, and as sound is a property of the air ?
“Spirit and matter are distinct from one another; but the union of spirit and matter is necessary to give intelligent activity to matter.”
– Is this union equally necessary to the manifestation of spirit? (We refer, in this question, to the principle of intelligence, abstractly considered, without reference to the individualities designated by that term.)
“It is necessary for you, because you are not organized for perceiving spirit apart from matter. Your senses are not formed for that order of perception.”
This question is extremely important, is spirit “alive”, being, when it is not attached to matter? Or is it just a property? Colors are attached to the light, and sound is attached to the air. So is spirit attached to matter? No.
Spirit is not the matter itself, it is not its property. However, the union of both is needed so the spirit can interact with the matter.
It means this union is necessary for the spirit to manifest through matter; this allows us to perceive spirit’s action since we perceive matter.