The doppelgänger, Book 2: Whisper Catcher Series

May 24, 2017
book two - the whisper catcher

Definition of doppelgänger by Merriam

  1. a ghostly counterpart of a living person

  2.  alter ego: a person who has the same name as another

So, what’s in a name, what’s in a name

According to age-old German folklore, all living creatures have a spirit double who is invisible but identical to the living individual. These second selves are perceived as being distinct from ghosts (which appear only after death), and sometimes they are described as the spiritual opposite or negative of their human counterparts. In 1796, German writer Johann Paul Richter, who wrote under the pseudonym Jean Paul, coined the word Doppelgänger (from doppel-, meaning “double,” and -gänger, meaning “goer”) to refer to such specters.

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