Re: Sybok's magically appearing Followers
If Vulcans have eternal souls that can be stored inside someone else's mind for the trip back to Vulcan to resurrect the recently departed, I see no reason why a bunch of extras.... I mean Sybok's followers.... can't fit into that shuttle/magically appear out of thin air.
My thoughts exactly—"there is no spoon." The missing disciples are not physically there. Only their "katras" came along on the journey.
"No, I better not look. I just might be in there."
—Foghorn Leghorn, Little Boy Boo