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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Horror Author Jyvur Entropy: What are Astral Corpses? + giveaway

I’m Jyvur Entropy and I wrote the horror novel ‘Combustion’ and now I’m writing guest blog posts in the hopes that I shall entice people to read it!

A lot of paranormal concepts are touched on in ‘Combustion’ but the plot really only allowed time for a deep dive on one (Spontaneous Human Combustion-if you couldn’t tell by the title). One very creepy concept that I would have loved to explore further is the idea of astral corpses.

As the book leads into the third act, Helene, Tierney, and Rachel stop at a bookstore, where Tierney and Helene ask the owner of the shop for some advice on using a Ouija board. During this conversation, astral corpses are mentioned.

Astral corpses are described to be the remains of a deceased person, only on the astral level. When a person dies, their astral self dies as well. This corpse can still move about the astral plane and still interact to a degree. It’s basically like an astral version of a zombie. It retains the person’s likeness and some of their memories, but it isn’t the true version of the deceased individual.

It is believed that when a Ouija board only spells out nonsense, it could be a communication with an astral corpse. They are semi-conscious, yet they don’t really “think” in the same way that a truly sentient being does.

These corpses float about the astral plane until they are fully disintegrated. The Ouija blog ‘Museum of Talking Boards’ mentions astral corpses and shells on their FAQ page.
(Also, I used that blog as a resource a great deal while writing ‘Combustion.’ I highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning more about paranormal ideas).

There’s something so eerily disturbing about the idea of a semi-animated, but zombified and derpy version of ourselves floating around in spirit form after we die. Add to that the image of slow decomposition of a semi-aware entity and just….*shivers* I’m about to creep myself right the heck out just thinking about it.

It adds a whole layer of gruesome to the already chilling idea of doppelgangers.

But when it comes to using the Ouija board, astral corpses are one of the most innocuous entities you might come across.

I like exploring ideas of the paranormal for horror novels, but truth be told, I’m not much of a believer in all of that. It’s creepy stuff that freaks me out, and if it freaks me out, I figure maybe it freaks readers out.

Here’s the thing though: I’m still not gonna risk it.

Malicious spirits right on the other side of a piece of mass-produced cardboard is not something I want to find out I’m wrong about.

I’ll remain skeptical and unplagued by astral corpses, thanks.

by Jyvur Entropy

Genre: Horror
Rachel lives in constant fear that she will burst into flames. She can feel the heat building in her gut. She keeps buckets of water under the bed. She keeps them to fend off the flames that her body may create.

Autocombustophobia. That's what they say she has.

No one will believe Rachel when she explains that she spontaneously combusted once before. That's why her body is covered in burns.

Rachel's mother is the only one who knows what really happened to her. All she said was that it was an accident, before she disappeared leaving Rachel to live with her grandparents.

When Rachel becomes reunited with her estranged mother, she struggles to uncover the truth behind her injuries. As Rachel spends time with the mother she has never known, she is thrown into a strange world of paranormal obsession, spells, and sage burning.

Long buried family secrets are revealed and Rachel's fear of Spontaneous Human Combustion becomes unmanageable.

There are some terrifying truths to uncover and a man on fire. He stands burning at the foot of her bed.

Excerpt One
The flame birthed itself at the end of the match. It danced, red and orange, against the backdrop of the still night. Rachel opened her mouth as wide as she could, until the corners of her lips were stretched as far as they would go. She made sure that her mouth was a wide, round circle. Just like the man on fire. Probably just like Mary Reeser had done. She was going to spontaneously combust. She would do it now.

And she could stop waiting for it to happen. She was never going to have to be afraid of it happening again. It was all about to be over. Rachel watched the flame slide down lower, burning away at the wood of the match. It was going to reach her hand soon, so she had to do this fast. Spontaneous Human Combustion started inside the body.

Rachel understood why the man on fire had his mouth wide open.

There wasn't any time left.

Rachel took the match and placed it into her open mouth.

About the Author
Website-FB-TwitterJyvur Entropy writes horror and romance. She is a pessimist, a chaotic neutral, and a massive fan of Die Antwoord.

Combustion is her most well known work. It premiered on wattpad in 2016, where it went on to collect over 94,000 views, was featured twice by wattpad and longlisted for the 2018 Watty’s.

Jyvur knows everything about the Columbine massacre and buys a new bodice ripper every time she goes to the supermarket.

She is never seen without an iced coffee or yoga pants, because she’s about as basic as it gets.

She runs a moderately successful book blog and she has a baby youtube channel. You can find all her content and socials here:

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  1. This sounds like a great read. Cool cover!

    1. This is Jyvur. Thanks! I'm really happy with how the cover came out :)

  2. Sounds interesting and will be reading. Thanks.

    1. I hope you enjoy it, if you do end up reading it! :)

  3. Good luck with the release!