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The doctrine that the soul returns after death to a new physical
body to live another life. Reincarnation is a central belief
in Buddhism and Hinduism bit it is not limited to the East
and is also common in the West. For many people the idea that
a person can be reincarnated is substantiated by stories of
past life recall that can be backed up with corroborating
evidence. Accounts of people who claim to remember events
between lives are often similar to accounts of out of body
experiences and near death experiences.
According to a 1981 Gallup Poll, one in four Americans said
they believed in reincarnation. Most people's ideas about
reincarnation derive from Hinduism or Buddhism. These religions
grew out of a set of animistic soul beliefs characteristic
of the indigenous tribal peoples of India. One common characteristic
of animistic beliefs about reincarnation is that the spirit
of the dead person divides after death: one path travels to
the land of the dead where it becomes a spirit, while the
other part returns to earth to be reborn.
Various methods were and still are employed in tribal societies
to determine the past life identity of a child. The patent
may have announcing dream, which predicts that a certain person
will be born to them. Babies are checked for birthmarks or
birth defects, which might indicate who they are. Reincarnation
is facilitated or impeded through burial customs; for example,
dead infants are sometimes buried beneath the floor of the
home to make it easier for their souls to return to their
mothers. Human beings may not always be reborn as human children;
in many societies they may be reborn as animals.
The jury is still out to whether reincarnation is a genuine
phenomenon. Efforts have been made to investigate reincarnation
scientifically and validate claims of past lives. Most notable
is the research conducted by Ian Stevenson, professor of psychiatry
at the University of Virgina, who began investigating reincarnational
memories of children all over the world in the 1960s with
impressive results. The main problem, however, is that science
does not recognise the existence of an essence that survives
the brain after bodily death, and reincarnation by its very
nature implies survival after death.
read about Steven Warren's original concept resulting from
his work in energy reading which relates to his original concept
of 'parallel lives' at www.stevenwarren.co.uk/parallel-lives
A state of deep rest - not sleep, but rest - in which the
metabolism of the body slows and brain waves slow to an alpha
state. Relaxation of body and mind is stressed in all Eastern
religions as a prerequisite for mediation and is believed
to be vital for the development of psychic powers.
In 1952 the first scientific study of relaxation in relation
to psi was conducted by the American parapsychologist Gertrude
Schmeidler. Schmeidler found that patients who had been hospitalised
with concussion scored much better in psi guessing tasks than
those suffering from other disorders, and came to the conclusion
that it was due to their greater relaxation. Subsequent studies
have confirmed Schmeidlers conclusion.
basic relaxation exercise
Choose a quiet place where you wont be interrupted.
Before you start, do a few gentle stretching exercises to
relieve muscle tension.
Make yourself comfortable, either sitting or lying down. Start
to breathe slowly and deeply, in a calm and effortless way.
Gently tense and then relax each past of your body, starting
with your feet and working your way to the your face and head.
As you focus on each area, thinking of warmth, heaviness and
relaxation. Push any distracting thoughts to the back of your
mind; imagine them floating away. Don't try to relax, simply
let go of the tension in your muscles and allow them to become
relaxed. Let your mind go empty. Some people find it helpful
to visualise a calm, beautiful place such as a garden or meadow.
Stay like this for about 20 minutes, then take some deep breaths
and open your eyes, but stay sitting or lying down for a few
moments before you get up.
The ability to see distant or hidden objects, events and locations
beyond the range of the physical eye. For example, a viewer
might be asked to describe a location on the other side of
the world, which he or she has never visited; or a viewer
might describe an event that happened long ago; or describe
an object sealed in a container or locked in a room; or perhaps
describe a person or an activity - all without being told
anything about the target, not even its name or designation.
The term 'remote viewing' was coined in the 1970's by American
physicists Russell Targ and Harold Puthoff. Used extensively
by so-called 'psychic spies' during the Cold War for classified
military projects, it has a long history both as an intelligence
gathering tool as the subject of research and applications
in the civilian world. It is believed to be one of the oldest
forms of psi and has been used for centuries in Tibet, Africa,
India and the Americas.
ROBERTS [1929 - 1984] twentieth century author
and poet who is best known for channelling an entity called
Jane Roberts was born in Saratoga Springs, New York and was
the author of numerous short stories and poems. One day in
September 1963, while she sat writing poetry, her mind was
suddenly flooded with astonishing and new ideas and her consciousness
allegedly lifted out of her body. When it returned she discovered
that thorough automatic writing she had recorded the ideas
that had come into her mind. The notes even bore the title
'The Physical Universe as Idea Construction'.
She began working with Ouija board and on 2 December 1963
a communication came from a dead English teacher, whom Roberts
identified as Frank Withers. Checks of local records indicated
that he had indeed existed.
After several sessions with Withers the entity indicated that
he wanted to be called Seth, to express 'the whole self I
am, or am trying to be'. Withers, the entity said, was part
of a much larger personality and on occasions he even called
Withers a 'fat head'. Seth described himself as an energy
personality essence that no longer had physical form. He told
Jane and her husband, Robert Butt, that he had know them in
a previous life in seventeenth century Denmark. Seth also
claimed to have had numerous lives as both a man and as a
Seth suggested communications should take place twice a week,
and so began Robert's incredible career as a channel for Seth.
Over time she discarded the Ouija board for clairaudient channelling
and it was noticed that in deep trance her voice would deepen
and her features would change. Seth explained that speaking
through Roberts involved a 'psychological extension, a projection
of characteristics on both our parts'.
Seth claimed to be a personality with a message and said that
he had lived many lives, in various forms. His central message
was that human beings create their lives with their thoughts,
actions and beliefs. He also stated that each person has multiple
personalities and there are no limits to the growth of self.
Humans reincarnate many times and the past, present and future
exist in simultaneous now. According to Seth there is no karma
that punishes or rewards a person for actions in past lives,
rather progress of the soul depends on its psychic and spiritual
Seth maintained that God is neither male nor female but the
sum of everything that exists within each one of us. The drama
played out by Christ was a manifestation of God in a way that
humans can understand. Seth also predicted the 'second coming'
in 1075, when an individual would emerge as a great psychic
destined to teach others how to use their inner senses to
make true spirituality possible.
get what you concentrate on. . . there is no other main rule'
as always, make of this voice what you choose to make of it.
Make of me what you choose to make of me, but recognise within
yourselves the vitality of your being. And look to no man
or no idea or no woman or no dogma, but the vitality of your
own being, and trust it. And that which offends your soul,
turn away from, but trust yourself.'
come here because it is fun. I have fun when I come here.
I do not come here because I feel that I have any great responsibility
for your being or welfare. Who am I to set myself against
the innate wisdom of your own individual being, or to take
upon my invisible shoulders the great privilege or joyful
responsibility for your behaviour and destiny?'
self has no boundaries except those it accepts out of ignorance'.
you are in poor health, you can remedy it. If your personal
relationships are unsatisfactory, you can change them for
the better. If you are in poverty, you can find yourself surrounded
by abundance . . . Each of you, regardless of position, status,
circumstances, or physical condition, is in control of your
the most basic sense, the purpose of life is being - as opposed
to not being'.
your free will, you have made physical reality into something
quite different than was intended. You have allowed the ego
to become overly developed and specialised. You were here
to work out problems and challenges, but you were always to
be aware of your own inner reality, and of your non physical
existence. To a large extend you have lost contact with this.
You have focused so strongly upon physical reality that it
became the only reality you knew.'
create your reality according to your beliefs and expectations;
therefore you should examine these carefully. If you do not
like some aspect of your world, then examine your own expectations.'
An umbrella term for a number of esoteric and occult sects
which claim to be the oldest secret societies in the world.
Many of them base their teachings on those of 'Christian Rosenkreutz',
who was allegedly a medieval monk who travelled the Middle
East studying mystic traditions. On this return he founded
the Order of the Rosy Cross, where he and his fellow monks
applied the lore of magic and healing Rozenkreutz had learned
on his travels.
Rosenkreutz's writing may have remained in obscurity had it
not been for the publication in Germany in 1615 of a pamphlet
entitled 'Fama Fraternitatis', supposedly written by Rosenkreutz
but probably the work of Johann Valentin Andreas, a Wittenberg
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