From: In Search of the Miraculous, pps 38-40
At one of my meetings, someone asked about the possibility of reincarnation, and whether it was possible to believe in cases of communication with the dead.
"Many things are possible," said G. "But it is necessary to understand that Man's being, both in life and after death, if it does exist after death, may be very different in quality."
"The 'man-machine' with whom everything depends upon external influences, with whom everything happens, who is now one, the next moment another, and the next moment a third, has no future of any kind; he is buried and that is all.
From: Barnes & Noble
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One of today's pioneering thinkers in science and spirituality, Dr. Goswami taught physics for 32 years, was a professor of Theoretical Science at the University of Oregon, and is currently senior resident researcher at the world-renowned Institute of Noetic Sciences. He is an advocate of "monistic idealism," the philosophy that defines consciousness, not materiality, as the primary reality.
From: Humans Are Free
Dr. Helen Wambach set about to prove how foolish the whole idea of reincarnation was by conducting a scientific investigation of her own in the 1960s.
Dr. Wambach questioned 1088 white, middle class subjects from California while they were under hypnosis. The subjects were asked to regress to a former life. If this was successful, they were told to remember everything when they awoke from their hypnotic state.
From: Humans Are Free
The following case is presented because it is the best documented case originating from America in modern times. So many people have scrutinized the story of James Leininger that any deception would have been revealed long ago.
James Leininger's Story
James Leininger was not yet 2 years old when he began to have terrible nightmares. His parents knew he would outgrow them, but his screams frightened them. When they would come to his bedside, they often found him on his back, kicking his legs in the air and thrashing his arms - as if he were trying to escape from an imaginary box. He would also yell some garbled words that his parents could not understand.
The first thing a baby does when born is cry.
It does so because the Soul is conscious of what it has been born into and is in a state of disbelief (you are more conscious of what you are and where you are during/right after birth than you are now).
The Soul makes the body cry because it is the first time it came to this physical realm (although this is a very limited number) or because it realises it has returned through reincarnation, after failing in the former life (which is a vast majority).
As readers of this site well understand, "SETI" cannot be understood simply in terms of "us here and them there and how do we talk". Kyle Griffith in his The War in Heaven (see above) has given us a view of the great complexity in terms of Human Races, both those grounded on a planetary system and those we could call "space people", plus elementals, and gods. All are engaged in a vast struggle for survival.
Many are organized in complexes, these being described by Griffith, but difficult for us to understand in any terms. Yet we are intimately and personally involved in such complexes, and we MUST learn how these work, if we are to make any progress in this system and in our struggle.
Well it's not his fault it's a cliché. It wasn't one when he wrote it and actually it's an honor to have one's thought repeated 282,000 times on the Internet (according to a recent search). Apparently people - many of them within the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) community - love to say this thing. But how many take the time to think what it means?
For instance: when we see what we take to be magic, could we be looking at a sign of advanced technology?
A preposturous suggestion. It's logically valid, of course, but so hypothetical. Who sees magic anyway?
From: Journal of Cosmology – January 30, 2010
Rhawn Joseph, Ph.D.1, and Rudolf Schild, Ph.D.2,
1Emeritus, Brain Research Laboratory, Northern California,
2Center for Astrophysics, Harvard-Smithsonian, Cambridge, MA
Life in the Milky Way galaxy began between 13.6 billion to 10 billion years ago. All the constituent and necessary elements for creating life are produced during supernova, and are dispersed to nebular clouds which act as cradles of life. The molecules are incubated within nebular clouds, creating complex organic molecules, left-handed amino acids, proteins, nucleotides, and DNA. These chemical compounds were mixed together, provided protection, nutrients and energy, over billions of years of time, in over a trillion different locations, such that by 10 billion years ago in this galaxy, carbon-DNA-based replicons had been fashioned which evolved into proto-cells, then bacteria.
|Philosophy professor Dr. Robert Almeder of Georgia State University discusses reincarnation and societal reactions, focusing especially on the work of the late Dr. Ian Stevenson, 7/24/2000.|
From: The Reluctant Messenger
"Either he [Dr. Stevenson] is making a colossal mistake. Or he will be known as the Galileo of the 20th century." – Dr Harold Lief in the Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
Probably the best known, if not most respected, collection of scientific data that appears to provide scientific proof that reincarnation is real, is the life's work of Dr. Ian Stevenson. Instead of relying on hypnosis to verify that an individual has had a previous life, he instead chose to collect thousands of cases of children who spontaneously (without hypnosis) remember a past life. Dr. Ian Stevenson uses this approach because spontaneous past life memories in a child can be investigated using strict scientific protocols. Hypnosis, while useful in researching into past lives, is less reliable from a purely scientific perspective. In order to collect his data, Dr. Stevenson methodically documents the child's statements of a previous life. Then he identifies the deceased person the child remembers being, and verifies the facts of the deceased person's life that match the child's memory. He even matches birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records. His strict methods systematically rule out all possible "normal" explanations for the child’s memories.
Dr. Stan Grof is a leading researcher in transpersonal psychology, a field he co-founded with the late Abraham Maslow. Grof's books include "Realms of The Human Unconscious," and "Beyond The Brain."
Alternative Health and Wellness Interview, Russell E. DiCarlo interviews Stanislav Grof, M.D. about his "Holotropic Breathwork", a powerful non-drug approach to self-exploration and therapy that uses faster breathing, evocative music, and a certain kind of energy-releasing bodywork. He explains how non-ordinary states of consciousness are a unique source of deep insights into the deepest recesses of the human psyche.