Is Reincarnation Possible?

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Is Reincarnation Possible?Is Reincarnation Possible? I think anything is possible. It’s always seemed absurd to me that some people get upset when you mention the possibility of reincarnation, but they believe that when you die your spirit ascends to some mystical place in the heavens where you’ll be reunited with your loved ones. It does no good to point out that the latter theory is no more or less reasonable than the former. None of us really know what happens to the soul when we die, and so any of our conclusions about it are just supposition. As such, reincarnation doesn’t sound any more absurd to me than any other explanation.

But the one thing that makes me give reincarnation a little extra consideration is the metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a butterfly. A lot of people don’t understand that process, but during metamorphosis a caterpillar does not just grow wings and long legs. The caterpillar doesn’t grow a chrysalis (the casing the butterfly develops in). It’s body *becomes* a chrysalis. Inside that chrysalis the caterpillar’s body breaks itself down into a partial goo of imaginal cells (like stem cells), which reform into a butterfly. It is literally a form of death. The caterpillar ceased to be, and from its previous form a butterfly develops. And yet, according to research at Georgetown University, the butterflies that emerge from the chrysalises may remember some of their former lives as caterpillars. It’s at least theoretically possible that something similar happens to our life energies when we die.

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About Wicasta

Depending upon whom you ask, Wicasta Lovelace is an author, musician, artist, web designer and/or delusional lunatic (which one he is at any given moment depends upon the day of the week, really). You can find him on Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Wicasta is working on several novels and recording music with his band, Windhaven. He is the principle editor of the Malleus Maleficarum project, curator at Mama Peggy, and systems engineer at Floozees Doozees.

4 Responses to Is Reincarnation Possible?

  1. Amelia September 12, 2016 at 8:13 am #

    I totally believe in reincarnation…To be honest, I had a strange memory of being a dead asian man and I felt like I wore a kimono before. Don’t know if these are signs of reincarnation. I know somebody else believes in it too.

  2. Kay April 23, 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    Hello Wicasta
    I am just discovering and learning about mystical and spiritual ways. That religion is basically a belief system put together to “explain the unexplainable”. This system of belief for reincarnation is beautiful! For it too “explains the unexplainable!

  3. Robin Dostie July 5, 2015 at 10:34 am #

    Hello Wicasta!

    I’ve been a firm believer in what I’ve termed Human-centric Reincarnation for over 15 years now. I created this belief myself based own my own personal world views and it means a lot to me.

    Here is a diagram I created on how it functions:

    I decided to create it one day after my very devout Christian Father-in-law tried to convert me, giving me a religious pamphlet.

    Please tell me what you think. It would mean a lot to me! 🙂

  4. Robin Dostie July 5, 2015 at 10:30 am #

    Hello Wicasta!!

    I found your article very interesting.

    I’ve been a firm believer of reincarnation for over 15 years. I’ve developed my own personal belief on how it works that I’ve been adhering to for over 15 years. I even have the primary symbol (the Ourobouros explained on the diagram) tattooed on my body as an ode to my personal belief.

    Here it is:

    Please feel free to email me. I’d love to answer any questions or discuss the matter further.

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