The fact that these ectoplasms are not living is not an objection at all: there is nothing to prevent us from admitting that the ectoplasm may be merely an image, and not a living being.
He shudders as Jack leaves his body, trailing ectoplasm and humming ‘I'm the Wolf.’
Physical manifestations or ‘materializations’ of spirits are also said to be produced by ectoplasm .
The question then arose of how the dead could influence the physical world, and one answer was that they used a substance called ectoplasm .
By contrast, ectoplasm photographs depict a human medium in the throes of violent struggle with an invisible entity.
I do believe in one of the photos it does show some dust, but the rest look like ectoplasm with orbs.
This entity was supposed to be a manifestation or thought-form akin to the ectoplasm that is generated by mediums while in a trance state.
The Baldwins also have a small collection of photos containing what appears to be ectoplasm .
The third way in which ectoplasm images articulate the referentiality of photography via the body builds upon the first two.
Like other radiolarians, the cytoplasm of Polycystinea is divided into ectoplasm and endoplasm by a perforated protein capsule - not the nuclear membrane, but a novel structure unique to this group.