This is a subject that is sure to rile some feathers and create some debate, however as I age and experience, I am becoming more convinced that this
is, at the very least, something that I am leaning more heavily toward.
I have had experiences, both internally, as well as externally over my life that have led me towards the probability that I have done "this" on many
I have been meditating off and on for the past 20 years, more consistently for the past 10 years, as well as practicing Out of Body and Lucid dreaming
techniques. In some of my heavy trance states, I have experienced glimpses into what I can only describe are other incarnations I have had. In
particular, life as a Native American in the past, navigating via horseback, living in a teepee, etc., and as a Polynesian or samoan, where I had
tribal tatoos on my face and I lived on an island of some sort.
Externally, I have been investigating aspects of the paranormal for about a dozen years now, and have had too many experiences with ghosts to even
count---I have heard audible
voices right next to me on several occassions, and have been physically TOUCHED
by an entity as well. My
experiences with haunted locales have left no doubt in my mind that at least SOME form of intelligence or awareness lives on outside of the physical
Recently however, I have been studying the case works of a couple of Dr.'s in psychology / psychiatry that have REALLY fascinated and educated me on
just what a detailed, intricate, and possibly repetitive
process this may be that we continue to go through...
The first is Dr. Michael Newton, a self-professed ATHEISTIC psychologist, and author of Journey of Souls
and Destiny of Souls: New Case
Studies of Life Between Lives
, who accidently
stumbled upon the subject of past-life incarnations while placing a subject under a trance
At first, Dr. Newton was HIGHLY skeptical and dismissive of the information he was receieving, having no belief in the possibility of anything
surviving the death of the physical body. However as time went on, and the information became more detailed, he was able to research
the details and events of the time period described, and found them to be so spot on that he could no longer dismiss them out of hand.
Dozens of case studies later, Dr. Newton now not only believes in the possibility (or even probability) of multiple incarnational experiences, but his
clients began detailing what happens BETWEEN them
Many of the subjects began to describe the process of their passing in previous incarnations. The exit of the physical vehicle, being met by a spirit
guide and loved ones, and being taken into a realm of light, or an alternate reality of sorts. They often times describe a 'council of elders' or
group of very wise beings, or intelligences, that they come before, who reflect upon their latest physical-life experience, and what they have learned
through it. They are also integrated into a "soul-group", where they basically study and learn things for their next reintegration into the
matter-based experience. Not only that, but according to Dr. Newtons subjects, they also get to choose WHICH BODY and EXPERIENCE they will step
, prior to returning back into "form"!
For more info on Dr. Newton and his case studies:
The second is Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life
Therapy that changed both their Lives
, and Same Soul, Many Bodies
Dr. Weiss was ANOTHER self-professed Skeptic, even cynic, regarding the subject of reincarnation and the afterlife prior to, again, accidently
stumbling upon this subject while regressing a patient to zero in on the root of her suffering and phobia. Being chairman of Psychiatry and professor
at a university, Weiss was even WORRIED about releasing his findings, for fear of ridicule or backlash from his colleagues / employers. But dozens of
case findings later, he could no longer ignore the data that was being amassed.
Not only was Weiss finding a pattern emerging and being able to back up the information with historical data confirming these experiences, but he was
also beginning to get PROGRESSIVE scenarios described, where clients were able to look into FUTURE lives and experiences, which opens a whole other
can of worms in terms of clairvoyancy and time itself. It appears that the soul is not governed by linear time as we know it, but can percieve ALL
time (past, present, and future) as it so chooses!
For more info on Dr. Weiss and his case studies:
[edit on 31-5-2009 by DimensionalDetective]