Reincarnation

Hi everyone! I’m hastily working on edits this week, so today’s Into The Paranormal post will be me rambling some on a topic instead of packed with in depth research. haha

So, reincarnation… Here is Wikipedia’s definition of it:

Reincarnation is believed to occur when the soul or spirit, after the death of the body, comes back to life in a newborn body. However, once born in a new body, things from a person’s previous life are forgotten. This doctrine is a central tenet within the majority of Indian religious traditions, such as Hinduism, Jainism, and Sikhism; the Buddhist concept of rebirth is also often referred to as reincarnation.

I’ve seen movies, TV shows, and read novels dealing with it, but I haven’t really studied it much. I saw an episode of Blood Ties once about a guy and a woman that had so many lifetimes together, and in each life, they would find each other by going back to a certain tree. In the current life, she was older than him and had gotten married, but he insisted on them being together to the point where he tried to mess up her marriage. It was romantic at first, but then it turned into downright creepy.

I think I prefer the concept of living my life and then my soul moving on to the afterlife. This world can be challenging enough without the thought of living in it several more times! *grins* Besides, if people did reincarnate why would there be such thing as ghosts and spirits trapped here on earth? They would go on to their next life instead right?

Hmm… Never say never…

Interesting Tidbits:

  • Reincarnation from the Latin word means “entering the flesh again.”
  • Reincarnation exists in Norse mythology in the Poetic Edda. The poem, Helgakviða Hjörvarðssonar, tells the story of Helgi Hjörvarðsson’s love with the valkyrie, Sváfa. They reincarnate twice once as Helgi Hundingsbane and the valkyrie Sigrún and again as Helgi Haddingjaskati and the valkyrie Kára.

What do you think about reincarnation? Do you believe in it, or are you skeptical?

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