Within seconds, she had decapitated him and sent the disembodied head soaring across the room.
The same difficulty, however, affects the existence of the disembodied human spirit.
Accordingly, the soul of Eudemus, when it left his body, is said to be returning home: the soul is made subject to the casting of lots, and in coming from the other world to this it is supposed to forget its former visions: but its disembodied life is regarded as its natural life in a better world.
Paul's shrinking from the disembodied state and longing to be clothed upon at death in 2 Cor.
Apart from this general question, a difficulty arises on the Thomist theory in regard to the existence of spirits or disembodied personalities.