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Hello Fuzzy,

As obtuse and contradictory as this is going to sound, I have to be honest with you, and indeed everybody else here, and admit I'm not sure about Life after Death.
Back in the early seventies, a clairvoyant gave me a message from my father who had died a few years previously. The message concerned an incident that occurred during the one and only time I met my father (16 years after he'd disappeared from my life when I was three years old). Only two people in the world knew of this particular incident, my father and myself. The clairvoyant was a Canadian lady who had just arrived in England for the first time, so she most certainly had never met me before.
To say I was stunned and shaken by the message would be a classic understatement.
This incident with the clairvoyant occurred in a Spiritualist Church and at the time I felt sure that at last I had definitive proof of Life after Death. But this feeling did not last.
Amongst my many friends was a man (now dead some nine years) who possessed the most extraordinary psychic powers it has ever been my privilege to witness. His strongest ability was mind reading (usually most effective through psychometry). Over a period of more than twenty-five years I watched and studied this remarkable friend at work (he was also a spiritual healer), and one thing became clear to me: mental telepathy is a fact of life.
For reasons too long and too involved to go into here, I eventually came to believe that the message I received from my late father via the Canadian clairvoyant was actually an incident of mental telepathy between her and me. This, combined with smatterings of information about quantum physics and time travel (not the H. G. Wells kind!) led me to my present position of wondering if perhaps what is seen as evidence of reincarnation is actually evidence of mind reading across time.

As far as I know, there is no "proof of factual evidence of a telepathic link occurring between persons separated in time as well as space." It really is a matter of personal belief - and like all of my personal beliefs, is subject to change.

As I have mentioned elsewhere on this board, an elderly devout Christian lady once asked me if I believed in God. My answer was, and still is: emotionally, yes; intellectually, no.
Thinking about it, I suppose my stance on Life after Death and Reincarnation is much the same. I would like to believe in an after-life and reincarnation because I believe I could then begin to make sense of my Life here on Earth. But, frustratingly, my intellectual view of Life, the Universe, and Everything (for want of a better way of putting it) keeps getting in the way.

I do hope, Fuzzy and others, this makes some kind of sense.

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reincarnation 512 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 155 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 133 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 140 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 119 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 120 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 144 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 150 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 115 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 140 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 133 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 147 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 106 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 129 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 126 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 110 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 123 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 122 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 124 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 146 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 138 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 132 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 137 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 124 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 135 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 166 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 132 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 139 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 149 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 149 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 133 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 134 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 128 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
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Re: reincarnation 141 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 131 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 125 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
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Re: reincarnation 96 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
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Re: reincarnation 98 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 175 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 268 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 192 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 140 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
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Re: reincarnation 146 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 128 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 158 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 126 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 136 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 369 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 111 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
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Re: reincarnation 105 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 119 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 126 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 143 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 134 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 118 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 115 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 99 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 143 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 138 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 104 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 157 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 140 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 250 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 130 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 130 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 116 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 127 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 113 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 224 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 99 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 129 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 110 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 106 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 119 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 171 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 115 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 138 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 126 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 107 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 131 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 127 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 106 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 133 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 123 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 112 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 109 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 125 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 134 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 114 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 128 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 143 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 103 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 124 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 179 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 139 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 121 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 148 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 115 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 134 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 120 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 129 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 113 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


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