At 11:25 p.m. on May 9th 1997 I was reading from a book that I had recently been sent: Living With Kundalini by Gopi Krishna. http://www.amazon.com/Living-Kundalini-Shambhala-Dragon-Editions/dp/0877739471
It is the account of the transformative effects of yogic disciplines upon an ordinary Indian householder.
In the background on the TV was a news programme, but my wife was not that interested in it and requested that I switch over to B.B.C 1, where the film Ghost was showing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost_(film)
I had seen it before, but did as she asked, and kept flicking between the two stations. I read the following paragraph on page 258:
Biologically, a healthy human organism with an intelligent brain should provide at its present stage of evolution a fit abode for the manifestation of a higher form of consciousness than that which is the normal endowment of human beings in the present age. Its brain, nervous system, and the vital organs should have attained the state of perfection, according to the evolutionary standard, where a higher personality can step in without much commotion to take over control of the body.
A few minutes later a scene occurred in the film where a medium, played by Whoopi Goldberg, allowed her body to be temporarily occupied by the departed spirit of Patrick Swayzee in order that he might have one last physical contact with his, still embodied, fiancée, Demi Moore.
There had been only one previous scene of such an occupation in the film, and that was when a spirit had jumped, unbidden, into Ms Goldberg’s body, only to be forcibly ejected by her an instant later.