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16th Apr '18 9:39:49 AM vifetoile
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** UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's reliance on astrology might be considered to be in the same ball-park. But this is no weirder, taken objectively, than those Presidents and heads of government - including by all accounts Tony Blair - who prayed to God in the sincere belief ''their'' spirit advisor would steer their actions concerning running a country.
* Many people believe in this, and speak with animal spirits to guide them through life. This comes from Native American culture.

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** UsefulNotes/RonaldReagan's reliance on astrology might be considered to be in * Around the same ball-park. But this is no weirder, taken objectively, than those Presidents and heads of government - including by all accounts Tony Blair - who prayed to God in the sincere belief ''their'' spirit advisor would steer their actions concerning running a country.
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world, people believe in this, seek the guidance of ancestors, [[UsefulNotes/PatronSaints patron saints and speak with angels]], animal spirits to guide them guides, or gods or {{God}} through life. This comes from Native American culture.prayer and ritual.
24th Mar '18 8:56:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/AshVsEvilDead'': Ash's dead father Brock Williams appears to him as a ghost in season 3 to provide him clues on the evil going-ons in the town.
21st Feb '18 6:36:35 PM nombretomado
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%%* In Creator/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', BigBad Alberich appears as Spirit Advisor to his son Hagen.

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%%* In Creator/RichardWagner's Music/RichardWagner's ''[[Theatre/DerRingDesNibelungen Götterdämmerung]]'', BigBad Alberich appears as Spirit Advisor to his son Hagen.
19th Feb '18 7:18:52 AM godzillavkk
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A rough sci-fi equivalent is the VirtualGhost, though it is usually visible to anyone. Cane be the result of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher plane of existence]].

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A rough sci-fi equivalent is the VirtualGhost, though it is usually visible to anyone. Cane Can be the result of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher plane of existence]].
19th Feb '18 7:18:32 AM godzillavkk
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A rough sci-fi equivalent is the VirtualGhost, though it is usually visible to anyone.

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A rough sci-fi equivalent is the VirtualGhost, though it is usually visible to anyone.
anyone. Cane be the result of [[AscendToAHigherPlaneOfExistence ascending to a higher plane of existence]].
15th Feb '18 12:23:18 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': Wither, a wraith, tries to play the spirit advisor towards Udinaas, a slave. Wither hides in Udinaas' shadow to escape capture, and offers Udinaas [[MrExposition secret knowledge]] and advice in exchange. Unfortunately, Wither is a {{Jerkass}} with delusions of grandeur, while Udinaas is GenreSavvy enough to know that knowing too much is bad for your health. When he eventually escapes slavery, Wither keeps hounding him and whispering pseudo-arcane revelations until Udinaas calls him out on how anyone with a working brain could come to the same conclusions. The now ex-slave points out that Wither feels cheated after he's put so much time and effort into it and now wants Udinaas to have been worth all that attention, which Udinaas isn't as he isn't willing to play along. Wither repays the insight by [[spoiler:trying to kill Udinaas in the finale of ''Literature/ReapersGale'']].

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* ''Literature/MalazanBookOfTheFallen'': Wither, a wraith, tries to play the spirit advisor towards Udinaas, a slave. Wither hides in Udinaas' shadow to escape capture, and offers Udinaas [[MrExposition secret knowledge]] and advice in exchange. Unfortunately, Wither is a {{Jerkass}} with delusions of grandeur, while Udinaas is GenreSavvy enough to know knows that knowing too much is bad for your health. When he eventually escapes slavery, Wither keeps hounding him and whispering pseudo-arcane revelations until Udinaas calls him out on how anyone with a working brain could come to the same conclusions. The now ex-slave points out that Wither feels cheated after he's put so much time and effort into it and now wants Udinaas to have been worth all that attention, which Udinaas isn't as he isn't willing to play along. Wither repays the insight by [[spoiler:trying to kill Udinaas in the finale of ''Literature/ReapersGale'']].
22nd Jan '18 1:32:38 PM DustSnitch
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* ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'':
** Dante is guided through Hell by the spirit of Creator/{{Virgil}}, the famous Roman poet, who is more than familiar enough with the worldly sins of all those they encounter. It is only once they see the entirety of evil and reach Purgatory that Virgil begins to falter. He still guides Dante up the mountain and teaches him, but since Virgil himself is a denizen of Hell, the continuing importance of the Angels and the growing proximity of God forces him to leave Dante once he is about to enter into Paradise.
** Beatrice, the deceased love of Dante's life, takes the Poet through the spheres of Heaven, becoming increasingly more beautiful and jovial as they further approach God. As a Saint leading a fallen mortal, Beatrice guides and teaches Dante like a mother deals with a particularly distressed child. She often knows what Dante wants to ask before he does and she always has an answer that leaves him stunned and better for it.
** Saint Bernard takes over as Dante's guides for the last two cantos so that Bernard, on the advise of the Blessed Mother, can help Dante better perceive and experience the true presence of God.
18th Jan '18 12:34:17 PM Delnoir
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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In the original trilogy, Obi-Wan becomes one with the Force and appears to Luke as a spirit on multiple occasions, after he is [[MentorOccupationalHazard killed by Darth Vader]] in ''Film/ANewHope''. It is [[ImpliedTrope hinted]] in the prequels that Qui-Gon becomes Yoda's spirit advisor after his death; his voice is heard crying out when Yoda senses Anakin slaughtering the Tusken Raiders in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', and Yoda tells Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon will teach them the secret of spiritual immortality at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''.

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* ''Franchise/StarWars'': In the original trilogy, Obi-Wan becomes one with the Force and appears to Luke as a spirit on multiple occasions, after he is [[MentorOccupationalHazard killed by Darth Vader]] in ''Film/ANewHope''. It is [[ImpliedTrope hinted]] in the prequels that Qui-Gon becomes Yoda's spirit advisor after his death; his voice is heard crying out when Yoda senses Anakin slaughtering the Tusken Raiders in ''Film/AttackOfTheClones'', and Yoda tells Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon will teach them the secret of spiritual immortality at the end of ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith''. [[spoiler: Yoda would later appear to Luke in ''Film/TheLastJedi'' just as the latter is hitting rock bottom to knock some sense into him.]]
16th Jan '18 4:26:31 AM Saveelich
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** Uther the Lightbringer, the revered paladin who founded and headed the Silver Hand and perished at the hands of his own pupil Arthas in ''Warcraft III'', came back as a ghost in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to paladins who accomplished the quest to honor (Alliance)/desecrate (Horde) his grave before the revamp of the ''Cataclysm'' espansion, and gave some advices. He also came back as a ghost to give advices to Sylvanas Windrunner (Horde)/Jaina Proudmore (Alliance) and the players in the five-players Icecrown dungean Halls of Reflection on how to defeat the Lich King (Arthas), with his spirit apparently emerging from the SoulEating sword Frostmourne.

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** Uther the Lightbringer, the revered paladin who founded and headed the Silver Hand and perished at the hands of his own pupil Arthas in ''Warcraft III'', came back as a ghost in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to paladins who accomplished the quest to honor (Alliance)/desecrate (Horde) his grave before the revamp of the ''Cataclysm'' espansion, and gave some advices. He also came back as a ghost to give advices to Sylvanas Windrunner (Horde)/Jaina Proudmore (Alliance) and the players in the five-players Icecrown dungean dungeon Halls of Reflection on how to defeat the Lich King (Arthas), with his spirit apparently emerging from the SoulEating sword Frostmourne.
16th Jan '18 4:24:25 AM Saveelich
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** Uther the Lightbringer, the revered paladin who founded and headed the Silver Hand and perished at the hands of his own pupil Arthas in ''Warcraft III'', came back as a ghost in ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarcraft'' to paladins who accomplished the quest to honor (Alliance)/desecrate (Horde) his grave before the revamp of the ''Cataclysm'' espansion, and gave some advices. He also came back as a ghost to give advices to Sylvanas Windrunner (Horde)/Jaina Proudmore (Alliance) and the players in the five-players Icecrown dungean Halls of Reflection on how to defeat the Lich King (Arthas), with his spirit apparently emerging from the SoulEating sword Frostmourne.
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