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Re: Reincarnation & Previous Lifes
By:Stephen Wakeling
Date: 5 February 2013
In Response To: Reincarnation & Previous Lifes (Mark)

Dear Mark

Well this is a most interesting question to ask. However before I start to answer, I would like to make a few important points. First of all, I would like to point out, this is a subject that has numerous intricacies and interacts with many religious and faith views. Some, but not all, have their roots in eastern cultures; as such, there are many different views one needs to consider. Secondly, I have the good fortune of having had a truly gifted teacher and mentor. Nonetheless, one must be aware that I can only answer within my comprehension, understanding and spiritual knowledge.

Taking these points on-board, I consider it best to first look at the subject a little more. I for one believe that reincarnation exists. Though some people today are of the belief that reincarnation is like jumping ‘on and off’ of a moving cycle, almost like a short holiday, almost as to where shall I dash off to next!

Reincarnation is not for individual gain, it is part of the unfoldment of the ‘whole’ and answerable to the natural ‘Law of Cause and Effect’. In simple terms, there has to be a reason, for returning back into this life. Often in this heady, rapid material life, we cannot see beyond today, never mind the part we play, within the mechanism of humanity. The concept of life is ever changing and multi-dimensional; where upon, we are always interacting with others, who are moving upon the ever changing wheel of life. The consequence of which is: there has to be cause and reason for all things. The ‘Spirit World of Light’ like this ‘World of Earth’ holds nothing by chance, as such logic is the yardstick for understanding – nothing is by chance.........................

For that reason, taking the points identified in the previous paragraph, one takes the perspective that looks face-on at logic. It is totally illogical to think that one moves from one dimension into another, almost like changing clothes in a fancy dress shop, rather foolish and idiotic one presumes. I always find it amusing whereupon believers in reincarnation appear to have had previous exalted lives. Generally, they have been kings, queens, nobility, famous people, or charismatic leaders. Alas, very few had mundane jobs like mill-workers, or in my case, being a slave transported from one continent to another, though this has proved logical, and a stimulus for my work for equalities in this life.

Perhaps if you were to read the teachings of ‘Silver Birch’ the spiritual guide of the great trance medium Maurice Barbanell. You can find more details on the website: www.silverbirchpublishing.co.uk I take the same belief in reincarnation as Silver Birch said: “reincarnation is the exception, rather than the rule”. The books are relatively inexpensive, and will give a detailed insight into this interesting subject.

So, let’s go back to your question; ‘is it possible to be reincarnated into the past from a life one has lived in the future?’ I would doubt it most improbable. Why? Because it is illogical and does not fit the parameters of destiny. Yes, the great leaders of ‘light’ and our highly evolved spiritual companions see further, and obviously insight into what we call past and future. If we were to move forward and then back, in whatever guise, would we be taken seriously - I doubt it. The sages, prophets and philosophers of the past were vilified, tortured, and mocked. Would a future life’s knowledge, to be taken backwards work - I doubt it. One only has to look at the teachings of the ‘Great Lights’, who have all resided in this world, like Buddha, Ghandi, Mohammed and Christ. Take Christ for example 2,000 years and more, and what have we learnt, some may argue something, others would say, little or nothing.

My conclusion is: I, like everyone else, enjoy little knowledge, just a small glimpse, of the whole subject of life. Be that as it may, I am of the opinion, from my perspective the answer is no – though I am prepared to be answerable, if I find I am wrong, when I enter into the ‘Golden Light of Eternity’.

Kindest thoughts of knowledge, learning and peace

Stephen

Postscript on Reincarnation

Perhaps, you might like to look at Wikipedia and link to the page about Professor Ian Pretyman Stevenson who was a Canadian psychiatrist, and pioneered research into reincarnation. He worked for the University of Virginia’s School of Medicine for 50 years, as ‘Chair of the Department of Psychiatry’ from 1957 to 1967, Carlson Professor of Psychiatry from 1967 to 2001, and Research Professor of Psychiatry from 2002 until his death.

His work involved studying children, who could remember exact and verifiable details, of their prior
life; they never could have come to know in this their current child life.

It is understood, that these details, can be objectively and independently confirmed. Remarkably and quite biologically enigmatic; some of them have birth marks, and birth defects, at very same locations as the lethal injury causing their often abrupt and violent past life death. For example, being born with five missing fingers after a prior life accident where they were cut off...

Birthmarks at the exact location where they got gunshot wounds in their prior life, which could be confirmed from the autopsy report of their deceased individuality. Furthermore, some can speak a language they had never learnt in this life (Xenoglossy which is the putative paranormal phenomena which a person is able to speak or write a language he or she could not have acquired) corresponding to their past life language and nationality. They can, in some cases, remember names of siblings and other family members, from their past-life family, who they never have met in this life...

I hope this little extra information helps you.






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Reincarnation & Previous Lifes -- Mark -- 30 January 2013