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 Vancer
Joined: 10/29/2006
Msg: 83
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A persons personality may be engraved or imprinted in the DNA/bloodline of a child.

That's like the plot of Assassin's Creed.
 Jacobus101
Joined: 12/30/2007
Msg: 84
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Posted: 5/29/2008 1:02:40 AM
Vancer:



That's like the plot of Assassin's Creed.


I know, right? I personally think the idea is bunk (unless there's some serious proof for it that I don't know of), but it made a good premise for a game storyline, anyway. Too bad Assassin's Creed is so ridiculously repetitive.
 TheHumanist
Joined: 4/12/2008
Msg: 86
reincarnation - does it actually happen
Posted: 5/30/2008 8:41:55 AM
If your a Hindu yes, if your a christian you don't.
 rebel777
Joined: 3/22/2007
Msg: 89
reincarnation - does it actually happen
Posted: 8/3/2008 4:47:40 PM
Hmm,I have always believed that Mother Nature doesn't waste anything..
I have had dreams as well..
 d0rene
Joined: 6/7/2008
Msg: 91
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Posted: 8/4/2008 7:01:54 PM

This reminds me of a book I once read (the title escapes me at the moment) about a woman who had a heart & lung transplant and found she was experiencing thoughts and feelings she had not had previously. In the end, through them, she was able to trace the family of the young man whose organs she had received, and verify that he did indeed think this way, etc. Makes you wonder....


Transplants, to me, are different than reincarnation. Dr. Paul Pearsall wrote a book called, "The Heart's Code," that went into his findings as as a transplant surgeon. He felt som cellular memories actually reside in tissue. The strongest memories that come through came from multiple organ transplants such as heart/lung. Of course, he also believed that heart has a stronger impact on the body than we currently give it. Egyptians believed that the heart was the center of the body instead of the brain - Pearsall prescribed to the theory that the heart was as much the center as the brain and that a lot of our current problems are the brain constantly overriding the more peaceful, loving heart.

My reading on the subject of reincarnation has given some thought to whether the memories could be connected to genetic cellular memories inscribed in the DNA, but some of the regressions were from people who had no descendants, or from people who had no way of being genentically linked.

Other countries are more open minded about this and in some Arabic countries children who recalled their previous family actually attended funerals for former family members. The current family did not seem to feel threatened. The book on that was "Old Souls."
 d0rene
Joined: 6/7/2008
Msg: 93
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Posted: 8/8/2008 4:14:40 PM

I agree. I did not mean to imply they were similar , only that they both fall into the realm of the 'unprovable' [\quote]

NotThatItMatters - sorry didn't catch what you were referring to till I went back through.

As for my definition of reincarnation it is being able to vividly recall memories from life lived in a different physical body. As for why we usually forget? I have trouble clearly remembering what happened 6 months ago let alone having to go through all the physical changes a child grows through and trying to remember all the new stuff I would be expected to. I have heard of many regressions happening in the same family and I can't help wondering if the cell memory can't if not the single reason, be a contributing cause.

You very seldom hear of someone regressing to someone famous. Mainly because fame is a burden, sort of a punishment that gets slammed on you. Would anyone really wanted to have had to go through all of Michael Jackson's or Elvis's lives? For those that do recall a life as a famous person it is often actually someone in their entourage who identifies very closely with that person and can recall many of the events in their life.
 susan_cd
Joined: 5/16/2007
Msg: 94
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Posted: 6/14/2010 8:28:27 PM
To answer the thread title simply... no.
 cbbull21
Joined: 3/9/2009
Msg: 96
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Posted: 7/14/2012 8:23:07 PM
Have you ever asked yourself, "If reincarnation actually happens, does it lead to apparent contradictions?" What is reincarnated, souls?

You drink water everyday. Undoubtedly, all of it has at one time been potable or waste water. Isn't chemistry beautiful? You filter it and isolate the H2 O molecules and they are no different from any other water molecules.
Drawing an analogy, there's no obvious reason to think that there is any consciousness diffused throughout any structure in our bodies that might be transferable, i.e. stem cells.

Is there a limit to the number of souls? a Hall of Souls if you will, as can be contradictory to the thought that every person is born with their own soul in the case that more people have lived than the Hall allows.

There is an upper limit to the number of living organisms. All or a maximum but possibly diminishing number, T, of these can have a soul. If every organism has a soul and it must be immediately reincarnated except those who achieve nirvana, it is unreasonable to expect the number of living organisms to remain constant at (T). Who or what allocates them? Once you die, another person, ant, or thing must be born? Ha. If 5 people die, that would make a perfect litter of puppies.

In Buddhism, the goal is to escape the rebirth cycle, is it not? One less organism alive yet more people alive now than in the sum of all history. It sounds like some other species must have went near-extinct. That's not to say that Buddhism is pro-extinction, genocide, or murder. Man could render the Earth inhabitable for all life, but the Sun or given enough time the laws of thermodynamics make it inevitable. This either puts an ultimatum on achieving nirvana, or leaves the rest of the souls stranded without a body. That sounds like some people's idea of Hell.

To be fair, as I perceive it,Buddhists aren't supposed to believe in God or souls, but as long as you're part of the cycle you can practically say that you do.
 cbbull21
Joined: 3/9/2009
Msg: 97
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Posted: 7/15/2012 6:23:31 AM
Man could render the Earth*UNinhabitable for all life
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 98
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Posted: 7/30/2012 5:51:42 PM
I will post an answer to this in my next life.
So you may have to wait abit.
:-p
 RussArtLover
Joined: 5/13/2010
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Posted: 2/1/2013 5:50:30 AM
I'd be more inclined to believe children\people can be so open they telepathically pick up memories about places\events.

But I wouldn't completely rule out reincarnation. We've only scratched the surface of inter-dimensional physics and the Mind could be exclusive of the brain. We could be merely "driving" these bodies around like cars. When they die it would depend on our virtuosity whether we could be innocent enough to be newborn again or come back as something more brutish, say, a snake. Or move on as some new form of energy being not needing a body, but able to manifest one if we choose to.
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 101
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Posted: 2/4/2013 8:26:42 PM
Been thinking of Lucretius "On Nature of Things"
and his view that after our deaths our atoms just scatter.
And recompose into something else with other atoms.

no soul.
Just a never ending material recycling process.

However, maybe awareness is as indestructible as matter.
Maybe it IS dark matter.
(that great scientific fudge expression for something beyond the measurable.)

Just as atoms scatter and bounce about but don't go away or change,
so too maybe our awareness remains....and doesn't change.
Until atoms re-congealed it in another form.
such a form would not remember the last.
Like it's atoms....it's just a new combo of basic parts.
some material.
Some not.
 melodyof_k
Joined: 5/2/2012
Msg: 102
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Posted: 2/10/2013 1:30:17 AM
I believe in the reincarnation of souls.
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 107
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Posted: 2/25/2013 10:09:53 PM
We cannot think of our souls like we do matter.
A useful picture would be a dust devil blowing across the desert.

You see a funnel shaped by dust.
As it travels and spins....
new dust is sucked into it.
Old dust is blown out.

It seems to have a shape.
But is really a void wrapped in dust.

Just as we are a void wrapped in matter.
 _shakti_
Joined: 7/5/2011
Msg: 112
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Posted: 2/27/2013 11:06:14 AM
I realize that this may sound cliche, but learning about reincarnation felt more like retrieving a memory than coming into contact with new information. It simply resonates and makes sense to me, always has.

I have a few theories on it too, one being that those who feel they are born in the wrong body, and go through with a sex change because it is what feels right to them.. well, I believe that that occurs because for many lives they had incarnated as one particular sex, over and over again.. so that when things were switched, they had all those lifetimes as the opposite sex and it simply didn't feel right to them. They couldn't put their finger on it other than that feeling though, because the memory went too far back..

Past life regression has always fascinated me too. I did a guided one before, and what came out made a ton of sense. I've also had what I would term past life dreams as well. One where I woke up bawling like I have never cried before. And one of the 'lives' that I viewed during the guided regression touched into and built upon what came out in that dream. Which was definitely not from this time frame. I didn't even look like the me I am now.

My mom also shared that I told her I was from Damascus when I was only 2.

Aww, my first post in here from 6 years ago:

I have always believed in reincarnation.. it is one of those things that when you read or hear about it something inside goes "yes!" And feels more like a memory than a discovery...

Reincarnation is integral to my belief system and my progression in life...

Underlying everything I do in this life is a desire to ascend... to raise my vibrational state to the point that I no longer need to be here of this earth... deep inside I do not wish to come back... that is not to say that I do not like it here... rather that I want to experience other dimensions.... which I absolutely believe is possible...

Does reincarnation happen? With everything in my soul I say yes :)


Scrolling through this thread makes me miss the old days. Trippy, Madfiddler, Skypoet, Stone, Monty, the Ravens.. I miss all of you :(
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