The ghost was one of the parts of a human, along with the body and the soul, or dæmon. After a human died, their ghost was guided to the world of the dead by their death, where it was ferried to the land of the dead by the boatman.
A ghost is forced into cohesion by the nature of the world of the dead, but whenever a ghost entered the world of the living, it disintegrates into particles that mingle with the universe, reuniting with their soul. A ghost could however hold itself together for a short amount of time while in the world of living, as Roger Parslow, John Parry and Lee Scoresby once did.
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- The Amber Spyglass, Chapter 21
|World of the dead|
|Locations||Abyss • Holding area • Land of the dead • Suburbs of the land of the dead|
|Natives||Boatman • Gracious Wings • Martha • Magda • Peter • Martha and Peter's son • Martha and Peter's child • Martha and Peter's baby|
|Ghosts||Castor's human • Dirk Jansen • John Parry • Lee Scoresby • Matapan's human • Roger Parslow • Sandling's human|
|Important||Deaths • Harpies • Ghosts • The Authority|
|Humanoid||Angels • Dæmons • Deaths • Gallivespians • Ghosts • Humans • Mermaids • Witches • Zombi|
|Other||Cliff-ghasts • Harpies • Mulefa • Night-ghasts • Panserbjørne • Spectres • Will-o’-the-wykes|