The idea of reincarnation has been around virtually forever; it’s a part of a number of religions and belief systems dating back to ancient times.
Despite the history of the concept of reincarnation, though, interestingly, it’s only really in the late 19th and early 20th century that actual research into past life experiences kicked up — and what’s more, it only really started to hit its stride starting in the ’60s.
Past life regression puts forward (an idea or theory) for consideration of a previous lifetime. The phenomenon tends to take a deep dive into the hidden reserves of your consciousness to discover and determine the strength and character of the relationship between past lifetime and this lifetime, to pursue a middle way in order to reinforce intention, accomplishments and strength.
Human-beings have made a deliberate attempt to extract some answers to their doubts behind creation and existence. Diverging communities belonging to various religious denominations have endeavoured their own truth.
One of the mysteries puzzling human mind since the origin of mankind is the concept of “reincarnation” which literally means “to take on the flesh again.” As the civilizations evolved, beliefs got discriminated and disseminated into various religions. The major division manifested was “East” and “West.” The eastern religions being more philosophical and less analytical, have accepted reincarnation.
However, the different eastern religions like Hinduism, Jainism, and Buddhism have differed in their faith on rebirth. Further, the Islam as well as the most dominant religion of the world, Christianity, having its origin in the west, have largely denied reincarnation, though some sub-sects still show interest in it. Also many mystic and esoteric schools like theosophical society have their unique description on rebirth. This article describes reincarnation as perceived by various religions and new religious movements as well as some research evidence.
According to Epoch Times, a three-year-old near the border of Syria and Israel claimed he had been killed by an axe wound to the head and showed his village elders where his body was. Below the spot in the ground he pointed to, they dug up a corpse of a man who had gone missing with a head wound in the same place where this boy had a birthmark, along with an axe. He also named his killer, and the man confessed after being presented with the evidence.
It all really does make you wonder, doesn’t it? Whether or not these anecdotes will ever definitively prove past lives, one thing’s for sure: They make good stories.
Reincarnation is once again attracting the minds of intellectuals and the general public in the West. Films, books and periodicals, and popular songs regularly mention reincarnation, and millions of Westerners are joining an estimated 1.5 billion people, including Hindus, Buddhists, and Taoists, who have traditionally understood that life does not begin at birth nor end with death. But simple curiosity or belief is not sufficient.
Some skeptics explain the abundance of claims of evidence for reincarnation to originate from selective thinking and the psychological phenomena of false memories that often result from one’s own belief system and basic fears, and thus cannot be counted as empirical evidence. But other skeptics, see the need for more reincarnation research.