Reincarnation: Do People Create Their Own Past Lives? Is "Reality" A Simularcrum? Who are the programmers of this Simulation?
Time to drop some DMT and meet the "creator"...
From: The Origins Of Psychic Phenomena by Stan Gooch:
A famous case of scarring concerns the Pollock family in Britain. This dates from the 1950s, and has been the subject of close investigation and a television documentary. The preamble to the case is that John Pollock was deeply religious, a firm believer in reincarnation, and had repeatedly prayed to God to be given proof of reincarnation. Then the Pollocks’ two daughters were killed in a particularly savage car accident, involving a driver under the influence of drugs. The children, Joanna and Jacqueline, were then aged eleven and six respectively.
John, having recovered from the tragic loss of his two daughters, began to believe that they would be returned to him as a proof of reincarnation. He told his wife Florence of his firm conviction, which she did not believe. In 1958 Florence told John that she was pregnant. John immediately announced that she would have twin daughters, and that these would be his beloved Joanna and Jacqueline returned to him. Against considerable mathematical odds, Florence Pollock did indeed give birth to twin girls. They were named Gillian and Jennifer.
Gillian was born first, by ten minutes, which made Jennifer the younger of the two. Jennifer had a thin, white line running down her forehead. Jacqueline, the younger of the two dead sisters, had had just such a white scar line, the legacy of a cycling accident when she was two years old. Jacqueline had also had a brown birthmark, resembling a thumb print, on her left hip. Amazingly, the baby Jennifer also had just such a birthmark. More amazingly still, since the new arrivals were identical monozygotic twins, the other baby, Gillian, did not.12
What are we to make of these strange circumstances, both the physical and the psychological, in this case and in the many others reported by Stevenson? A possible solution is to accept the correspondences described as real, but not to assign their explanation to reincarnation. (Wilson himself points to many internal weaknesses in the reincarnation hypothesis. For example, while there are many cases of poor children “remembering” a previous life of great wealth and status, there are no cases at all of rich children remembering a previous life of grinding poverty.)
If we take reincarnation from the perspective that the unconscious might be a mind unto itself - a separate mind, but one without consciousness… Then the very nature of what we consider to be “reality” changes radically.
We literally get into the realm of:
Nothing is true, everything is possible.”
This is my take on the quote widely attributed (but not proven) to Hassan-i Sabbah, leader of the Ismailis branch of Shia Islam and founder of the Hashashin order (the original quote was “Nothing is true, everything is permitted”).
The point being we may well be “The Creator” on an individual level, and creators of our own and mass reality. In a sense we get what we wish for. Which arguably makes our “world” a highly precarious place.
We might contend that every last humanoid on the planet needs to learn how to control their own minds so “reality” can be shaped in a harmonious way…
Perhaps we could even say that the Bible has been misread. The Creator is actually us. With that in mind, here’s another of my own quotes:
Take care what ye wish for, for he, she, it, shall provide.
This brings me to Simulation Theory, which I discuss a lot…
Briefly, the Simulation hypothesis suggests that we may be living in a highly sophisticated “video game” in which we have some level of free will to change things, but due to the very complex nature of their being nine billion people in the world, even small changes by an individual to the Simulation could well prove catastrophic.
The question often asked by scientists and philosophers in the field of Simulation Theory is: who or what are the programmers?
My contention is it could well be us. We are the programmers, but mostly it’s unconscious programming which is not directed with any awareness, and arguably is emotionally driven. The only way to direct it is to develop “conscious awareness,” and create (or remember) a “higher I” which can both observe and direct the “video game” of our own lives - and perhaps have an impact on the “greater game” which is “reality” itself (not that reality exists).
If we see this as programming, then the code used might be more akin to that of quantum computing, rather than the noughts and ones of binary code.
Plus, if we are all "God" then it stands to reason there must also be a “Mass God”, which might be seen as the collective mind. So arguably we can impact our own individual reality, but only in terms of the collective mind. Therefore shaping our personal destiny could be limited up to a point. We can only make changes in accordance with the prevailing reality of the collective mind.
In short, the collective mind, or the “Mass God”, also shapes the greater world and society around us…
But if you get, say, hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new belief (or morphing an old one), then this might change the future and even remake the past too.
The collective mind, of course, is an agreement on reality. Some individuals might disagree with this prevailing reality. They may be aware that it is a fabrication (possibly an ugly one like a totalitarian system) but if they’ve got any sense they’ll keep quiet about this as the collective mind doesn’t take kindly to its cherished (created) beliefs being challenged - to the point it will kill to keep it’s (created) reality structure intact.
This is where the notion of past lives and reincarnation is acceptable, even if people are often skeptical about it…
Reincarnation fits the mechanistic world view - you’re born, you die, you’re in limbo-land, then are born again. It means we don’t have to get into the idea that the humanoids on the planet are the unconscious “gods” that are creating past, present and future. That’s both a disturbing and bewildering concept. Plus it demands that the Earth humanoids become far more responsible in their lives - in terms of learning to direct and control their own minds. This involves self-discipline on an enormous scale - though it can be done. You can learn to self-observe and control every working of your mentation system.
Do this and you are a magickian…
You are conducting real magick that is not Harry Potter, nor a fairy tale. You have become your own God. You have accepted responsibility for being alive on this planet. And you set the scene for creating a harmonious living environment on Earth.
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