Tombs, pyramids, religions, and the comment by prominent 20th century psychiatrist Carl Jung, that he never saw a patient over forty, whose problems didn't stem from spiritual concerns, attests to humanity's need for answers about life after death. Jung sought his own answers and studied reincarnation. He wrote in his memoir, Memories, Dreams, Reflections, which was published after his passing: "I had to be born again - because I had not fulfilled the task that was given to me. When I die, my deeds will follow along with me, that is how I imagine it."
Reincarnation is but one consideration concerning humans surviving death. However, as we'll see, it is the one consideration which is supported by such compelling evidence, that one can accept it for rational reasons, rather than for reasons based upon faith alone. This is not to diminish the role of faith, quite the contrary it is only to say that faith, which stands in harmony with rationality, stands securely. Albert Einstein addressed the issue with these words: "science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind."
Long ago, Plato recorded Socrates' belief in reincarnation: "The soul is immortal, and at one time has an end, which is termed dying, and at another time is born again ‑ but is never destroyed." Some hundreds of years later, the Bible's Saint John (Chapter 3: Verse 3) said Jesus, as we have seen in Jung, also employed the phrase ‑ born again. It’s offered here, that like Plato, Socrates, and Jung - reincarnation, was what Jesus had in mind.
Obviously, I am a proponent of reincarnation. How I personally feel won't matter; I'm not a Socrates, Saint John, or a scientist. What will matter is the biblical contribution these pages will make. For it is precisely because these contributions are biblical, that the West will find reincarnation's return easier to accept as a welcomed event. Western reincarnation will become a welcomed event in the East as well, for it will lead to world unity. What follows on the Reincarnation page is an excerpt from my two books on how reincarnation is revealed in the scriptures: The Voice: How the Bible Reveals Reincarnation and The Bible Reveals Reincarnation. It is similar to the "take home" information I leave when addressing audiences. (You may also may get in touch on the contact page for information on having me address your group or organization)
That the Bible, philosophy, and science stand united in confirming life after death, is a wonderful discovery. You might wish to share the information with a loved one, especially a loved one who may be short on faith and getting up in age or gravely ill. Your Pastor, Rabbi, local Imam, or other religious mentor, might also benefit. At the least, they won't think you're crazy because you believe in, or wish to learn more about, reincarnation. Again, you will probably find what follows on the Reincarnation page a persuasive tool. Although all this is copyrighted, such limited use isn't going to upset anyone, least of all myself: Freely received, freely given. You may make copies. (If it will not download, please get back with me on the contact page, and I'll Email you a copy at no charge.)
On the other hand, you could purchase either book, wherever most books are sold and on Amazon.com (digitized versions are available), and present them as gifts. I'm sure those benefiting from such purchases will, as will my creditors, receive them gladly.
Like Bible verses, people sometimes see symbols differently. Thus this six sided star, photographed on the pulpit of a major Christian Church, appears to many as the Star of David. Others with a more sophisticated grasp of Judeo-Christian heraldry would recognize it as the Seal of Solomon. The sides of the two equilateral triangles which form the image are equal and interlock. The Davidic star, in contrast, has its triangles lay on top of one another. An astute mathematician, with a philosophical bent, in observing such intricacy might view this as a six sided Star of Pythagoras. Pythagoras also developed a five sided star, used in the American Revolution and the Pythagorean Theorem, both still in use today.
Most would agree though, that in a Church or Synagogue setting the Star’s purpose is to symbolize the desired union of the Divine’s outreach from above to those of us here below.
“As above / So below” “As in heaven / So on earth.”
Circles symbolize unity. Circling the encircled star are the encircled lion, great bird, ox, and human face. To Christians each represents respectively the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
Yet others may differ. Some will see the Cross in the background as the way unifying God and Creation, and still others won’t. Father Theodotus, a voice from the ancient Church addressed the problem of religious differences this way: "Each one knows the Lord in their own way: and not all know him alike.”
It is submitted here that such knowing takes lifetimes of additional learning and that the many opportunities given to us do so, are among our creator’s greatest gifts.