Reincarnation is an intriguing topic. Who hasn’t wondered about it? I mean really, is life a one-and-done thing? And at the end, we cease to exist? And if so, what’s the point?
Theories abound. Many cultures and some religions believe we don’t cease to exist, and in fact get a “do over,” if you will. It may be that you have to start as one sort of life form, usually not human, and work your way up the chain—whatever that chain may be. Other theories say you have lessons to learn, and if you don’t succeed, you come back to live life again until you get it right. We don’t necessarily know what “right” is, but presume some subconscious bit of us must be privy to the secret, yes?
I don’t know the answer. In fact, I can’t even tell you if I believe in reincarnation. But I enjoyed thinking about it while writing about Genna in THE FATE STONE. Because the story is a novella, there wasn’t time to dive deep into the idea, but I’m thinking about it for future stories, and will likely bring Genna along for the ride.
I was exploring the topic more recently and came across this mind-twisting theory from Dr. Robert Lanza, who the NY Times calls one of the top scientists of our time: Quantum Theory proves consciousness moves to another universe at death.
And Dr. Lanza says it is consciousness that creates the material universe, not the other way around.
You can read an article on the topic here, which in turn includes a video of Dr. Lanza presenting his theory, the theory of Biocentrism.
This theory goes beyond the idea of reincarnation. It also relates to thing like near-death experiences or “out of body” experiences, even astral projection. And it is brain-twisty, mind-boggley, breath-sucking-in stuff. And least in my humble opinion.
What do you think about reincarnation? Or about Dr. Lanza’s theory? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
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