Inner Space :  The Official GrahamHancock.com forums
For discussions on all matters relating to personal development, religion, philosophy, psychology and so on. 
Welcome! Log InRegister
Despite your claim of 'advanced' knowledge you seem to cling to some simplistic assumptions.

The 'I' is not the 'soul' but merely the ego (Latin for 'I' btw -- both Freud and Jung were much more relaxed about their terminology than English psychologists and wrote 'Ich' in German. It was English translators who resorted to high-falutin' Latin to make psychology sound 'scientific'....). The sensory consciousness is secondary, a product of the body, not the real being. Even 'scientific' psychology admits that the conscious self is just a stream of impressions and not a real entity. Yet it tries to behave as if it is, and thus all the 'psychological problems' that humans are prone to. So this much is recognize by both modern 'scientific' psychology and traditional religuous/esoteric psychology.

According to Vedic/Buddhist tradition and the Chinese Taoist tradition, even the deeper 'self' ('soul' or whatever you call it) is only an illusion and must ultimately be dissolved. If this 'self' is not a definite thing but a 'phenomenon' like personality does it have to be contained in any one location? Who is to say what forms it may take or how it might relate to the physical world? (Or more appropriately, does it need to relate to the physical world at all? Why does it need to be in a 'location' in extended space-time?)

Think:

If there is 'no such thing as time' then how can the same 'soul' have more than one incarnation at all? Aren't ALL incarnations 'simultaneous' in ultimate timeless reality? So the 'soul' already has many different 'streams of consciousness' feeding into it. From a timeless perspective, what difference does it make whether some of those 'streams of consciousness' are closely related in the physical world of space-time? The experience of events in 'time' is a feature of the 'I' not the soul, there is no danger of 'confusion' from too much happening at once. :)

I haven't found anything about this in Buddhist philosophy yet, but both the Cayce material and the Seth material maintain that simultaneous incarnations do occur.

Options: ReplyQuote


Subject Views Written By Posted
reincarnation 788 Melusine 19-Jan-04 20:55
Re: reincarnation 265 Zosimos 19-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 222 Melusine 19-Jan-04 21:59
Re: reincarnation 247 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:09
Re: reincarnation 234 Melusine 20-Jan-04 03:59
Re: reincarnation 223 David L 19-Jan-04 23:24
Re: reincarnation 255 Milo 19-Jan-04 23:38
Re: reincarnation 245 David L 20-Jan-04 15:08
Re: reincarnation 208 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:19
Re: reincarnation 239 David L 21-Jan-04 15:10
Re: reincarnation 237 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:23
Re: reincarnation 235 David L 20-Jan-04 15:03
Re: reincarnation 245 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 21:38
Re: reincarnation 193 David L 20-Jan-04 23:22
Re: reincarnation 244 Melusine 20-Jan-04 18:57
Re: reincarnation 235 Melusine 20-Jan-04 04:12
Re: reincarnation 212 David L 20-Jan-04 15:21
Re: reincarnation 224 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 17:13
Re: reincarnation 221 David L 20-Jan-04 18:54
Re: reincarnation 224 gene douglas 20-Jan-04 19:27
Re: reincarnation 243 David L 20-Jan-04 23:35
Re: reincarnation 277 banah 25-Jan-04 20:54
Re: reincarnation 242 David L 26-Jan-04 04:23
Re: reincarnation 234 banah 30-Jan-04 19:54
Water Symbolism 213 Cleopatra 11-Feb-04 13:59
Re: Water Symbolism 235 David L 11-Feb-04 17:32
Re: reincarnation 266 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 10:16
Re: reincarnation 272 gene douglas 21-Jan-04 13:26
Re: reincarnation 228 HarryWJYoung 22-Jan-04 00:21
Re: reincarnation 246 David L 21-Jan-04 15:26
Re: reincarnation 251 HarryWJYoung 21-Jan-04 16:02
Re: reincarnation 238 David L 21-Jan-04 22:13
Re: reincarnation 230 banah 25-Jan-04 19:41
Re: reincarnation 213 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:29
Re: reincarnation 231 fiascohoho 20-Jan-04 19:22
Re: reincarnation 233 David L 20-Jan-04 23:41
Re: reincarnation 240 Milo 21-Jan-04 00:39
Re: reincarnation 215 David L 21-Jan-04 02:48
Re: reincarnation 233 Milo 21-Jan-04 03:03
Re: reincarnation 240 David L 21-Jan-04 15:41
Re: reincarnation 239 Milo 21-Jan-04 15:58
Re: reincarnation 231 David L 21-Jan-04 22:20
Re: reincarnation 248 Milo 21-Jan-04 22:52
Re: reincarnation 224 David L 22-Jan-04 01:55
Re: reincarnation 218 Milo 22-Jan-04 02:13
Re: reincarnation 194 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 12:44
Re: reincarnation 241 Milo 22-Jan-04 17:00
Re: reincarnation 238 Nebankh 22-Jan-04 17:34
Re: reincarnation 186 Milo 22-Jan-04 19:09
Re: reincarnation 289 David L 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 379 Cesar 22-Jan-04 22:49
Re: reincarnation 310 David L 23-Jan-04 02:37
Re: reincarnation 249 Cesar 23-Jan-04 10:41
Re: reincarnation 316 David L 23-Jan-04 02:53
Re: reincarnation 249 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 09:41
Re: reincarnation 223 David L 23-Jan-04 15:36
Re: reincarnation 251 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 231 HarryWJYoung 23-Jan-04 17:06
Re: reincarnation 234 David L 23-Jan-04 20:28
Re: reincarnation 474 David L 23-Jan-04 20:10
Re: reincarnation 213 Milo 23-Jan-04 20:50
Re: reincarnation 207 David L 23-Jan-04 23:06
Re: reincarnation 209 Milo 23-Jan-04 23:43
Re: reincarnation 230 David L 24-Jan-04 01:04
Re: reincarnation 228 ArmchairObserver 24-Jan-04 07:43
Re: reincarnation 262 Cesar 24-Jan-04 17:31
Re: reincarnation 247 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:31
Re: reincarnation 223 Cesar 24-Jan-04 00:45
Re: reincarnation 227 Milo 22-Jan-04 23:17
Re: reincarnation 200 Zosimos 22-Jan-04 22:53
Re: reincarnation 248 lobo-hotei 19-Jan-04 23:26
Re: reincarnation 252 Zosimos 20-Jan-04 00:27
Re: reincarnation 210 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:08
Re: reincarnation 267 RichardC 20-Jan-04 13:06
Re: reincarnation 236 SunSword 14-Feb-04 18:13
Master of your own ship 417 Richard Fusniak 14-Feb-04 18:31
Re: reincarnation 239 David L 19-Jan-04 23:16
Re: reincarnation 255 newrisingsun 19-Jan-04 23:37
Re: reincarnation 216 David L 20-Jan-04 01:33
Re: reincarnation 232 newrisingsun 20-Jan-04 17:04
Re: reincarnation 197 Saorsa 20-Jan-04 08:46
Re: reincarnation 344 Aarooga 20-Jan-04 16:35
Re: reincarnation 196 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:20
Re: reincarnation 237 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 09:15
Re: reincarnation 218 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 11:58
Re: reincarnation 194 ArmchairObserver 21-Jan-04 15:33
Re: reincarnation 216 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 16:19
Re: reincarnation 267 Aarooga 22-Jan-04 13:13
Re: reincarnation 219 Saorsa 22-Jan-04 14:48
Re: reincarnation 249 Dominick Ohrbeck 20-Jan-04 20:21
Fuzzy 230 Richard Fusniak 20-Jan-04 23:21
Re: Fuzzy 214 Saorsa 21-Jan-04 08:35
Re: Fuzzy 225 Mark Staab 22-Jan-04 21:53
Re: reincarnation 219 Segestan 21-Jan-04 16:33
Re: reincarnation 203 Earache 21-Jan-04 21:34
Re: reincarnation 234 Trygve Hogebol 22-Jan-04 07:17
Re: reincarnation 212 Earache 24-Jan-04 13:07
Re: reincarnation 216 Richard Fusniak 25-Jan-04 21:17
Re: reincarnation 221 Earache 31-Jan-04 15:42
Re: reincarnation 226 Alex S 26-Jan-04 01:56
Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 218 Richard Fusniak 27-Jan-04 01:26
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 219 Alex S 27-Jan-04 15:11
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 215 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 02:04
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 241 Alex S 29-Jan-04 12:13
Planetary Consciousness 206 Trygve Hogebol 30-Jan-04 05:59
Re: Planetary Consciousness 218 Mark Staab 30-Jan-04 16:18
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 280 timewaster 29-Jan-04 16:25
The value of regression 234 Richard Fusniak 31-Jan-04 23:17
Re: The value of regression 217 timewaster 02-Feb-04 03:22
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 247 David L 01-Feb-04 01:28
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 211 Trygve Hogebol 02-Feb-04 03:48
Re: Telepathic link doesn't explain reincarnation 228 Trygve Hogebol 29-Jan-04 02:58
King or pauper 215 Richard Fusniak 29-Jan-04 12:40
Re: King or pauper 217 Saorsa 29-Jan-04 12:51
Re: reincarnation 209 Lee McGiffen 27-Jan-04 10:38


Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.