We’ll Live and We’ll Die and We’re Born Again

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We’ll Live and We’ll Die and We’re Born Again: Analyzing Issues of Religion, Soul, Reincarnation and The Search for True Spirituality (Part 1 of 3)


Quote:After some research, Luke’s family was able to determine that there was a Paxton Hotel in Chicago which burnt down in the 1980s, killing many residents including a 30-year-old woman named Pamela. To test the boy’s alleged memory, they laid out a photograph of the real Pamela alongside several similar-looking decoys, proceeding to ask Luke if he recognized anyone.

Surely, it would be challenging for any young Caucasian male to identify himself with an adult black woman. But Luke seemed to recognize something deeper, as if he had stared directly into his own soul, knowing internally:

“This is me! My name was Pam. My skin was a bit darker. I loved Stevie Wonder . . .
“And I died in a building fire.”
“I had to jump through the window.”
“I was only thirty years old.”

We’ll Live and We’ll Die and We’re Born Again: Analyzing Issues of Religion, Soul, Reincarnation and The Search for True Spirituality (Part 2 of 3)

Quote:“Perhaps the human being is of the nature of the ‘me’ as we know it, or he or she may have another nature. If a true self does exist, it’s surely hidden by, or made inactive by, this ‘me’ process that seems to fill the whole system. It’s like the lights of the city which shine brighter than the stars, so that you don’t see the universe.

“. . . The self is assumed to have an identity. Certain features are thought to remain essentially the same, though it may change in other features that are superficial. But there’s an essence that remains always the same. And we would like it to go on forever, after death. Moreover, it is implied that it has always gone on. Thus people think of reincarnation, and so on.

“. . . Indeed, a common concept of the self is that it is eternal in its essence, though its superficial features change. This implies that it is unlimited in its value. And you see, for all we know there could be such a self, but what we are now experiencing as the ‘me’ is an image mistaken for reality.”
-David Bohm, PhD theoretical physicist, The Essential David Bohm (Nichol, 2003)

We’ll Live and We’ll Die and We’re Born Again: Analyzing Issues of Religion, Soul, Reincarnation and The Search for True Spirituality (Part 3 of 3)

Quote:In part 1, we looked at the reincarnation research of Dr. Ian Stevenson. In part 2, I advocated for the view of panpsychism—that consciousness is both fundamental and universal, behind all matter.

In this final part, we radically shift our epistemology—our way of knowing—from quantum mechanics to the “deep reaching inward” of regressive hypnosis, which I believe is equally valid. We review the findings of pioneers in this field, while later obtaining feedback from those I’ve talked to personally who have been regressed to another life.

We spend less time talking about a universal consciousness and more on a subjective consciousness—the soul.

Admittedly the last part will likely be most controversial, though one could challenge the QM speculation as well the argument for One True Subject in Part 2.

However I do think Sabbas did a good job of bringing a lot of references into the argument for his world view.

edit: I'll look up the Luke Ruehlman case I quoted, since I don't know how good a case it is...[Made a new thread.]
'Historically, we may regard materialism as a system of dogma set up to combat orthodox dogma...Accordingly we find that, as ancient orthodoxies disintegrate, materialism more and more gives way to scepticism.'

- Bertrand Russell


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