The Reincarnation Lab

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There is a Reincarnation Lab at the University of Virginia This is unbelievably cool. We SHOULD be studying this schizz.

From this amazing article in The Atlantic – definitely worth reading in full:

…Dr Tucker, who is a certified child psychiatrist, primarily works with children who’ve reported memories that are not their own—oftentimes linked to real-life individuals who lived decades in the past and thousands of miles away. To Tucker, these findings suggest the plausibility of “survival of personality after death”—something like a law of conservation of energy applied to human consciousness. Reincarnation, to the layperson.
“The main effort is to document as carefully as possible what the child says and determine how well that matches with a deceased person,” he told me. “And in the strongest cases, those similarities can be quite compelling.”
The cases Tucker refers to are indeed quite compelling.

 

In an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin earlier this month, he talked about James Leininger, a Louisiana boy who reported memories of flying a fighter jet in World War II. At around age 2, James experienced terrible nightmares, almost nightly, of violent plane crashes. During the day, he relayed extremely vivid memories of this supposed Air Force career. He recalled the name of a real aircraft carrier stationed in the Pacific during World War II (“Natoma”). He claimed to have a friend on the boat named Jack Larsen. He had memory of being shot down by the Japanese and dying near Iwo Jima.

 

The USS Natoma Bay lost only one pilot at Iwo Jima, a man named James Huston, and he died in a crash that matched Leininger’s description almost exactly: “Hit in the engine, exploding into fire, crashing into the water and quickly sinking,” Tucker said. “And when that happened, the pilot of the plane next to his was Jack Larsen.”
Spooky, right? Surely little James was merely parroting information he had absorbed elsewhere. “Children’s brains are like sponges,” the saying goes, but Tucker’s findings suggest something more profound at work. For one thing, James Huston is simply not a well known person. A cursory Google search of his name reveals only press related to Leininger’s claims. It’s hard to say how Leininger or his parents could have possibly known anything about Huston before the nightmares began.
Huston’s story is so obscure that it took Leininger’s father three to four years to track down his information. James Huston was killed more than fifty years before James Leininger’s birth, and came from Pennsylvania—more than a thousand miles from the Leininger family home in Louisiana. What’s more, James Leininger was only two years old when he first reported memories of Huston’s fiery death.
“It seems absolutely impossible that he could have somehow gained this information as a 2-year-old through some sort of normal means,” Tucker told NPR.

 

 I have always believed in reincarnation.  From the moment I first heard about it, it seemed totes plausible. THOUGHTS?

Image: Eugenio Recuenco

232 thoughts on “The Reincarnation Lab

  1. Absolutely believe in it. There’s a great series called the ghost inside my child (spooky name) all about this subject. They interview real life families. I think the family you discussed here was featured on one of the episodes. It is on the biography channel but plays on lifetime too (naturally). Also, I’ve read the Brian Weiss book Only Love is Real and highly recommend it. It tells the story of people who find their soul mates lifetime after lifetime and is written by a psychiatrist who studied at Yale medical school. Shiz is legit.

    • Since MM posts a lot of articles about Astrology, I’d like to share my view of reincarnation in terms of soul age and horoscopes. It’s my belief that the memories we obtain or will obtain are all stored in the collective unconscious, and is retrieved or “remembered” subconsciously throughout the individual’s “future” incarnations. If we are to believe that there is a purpose to life–whether it is to explore or learn–there must be some mechanism through which the soul makes progress.

      Individuals with mutable sun signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces) have the tenancy to exhibit the behavior of old souls due to their emphasis on freedom, truth, service and empathy. They are the starving artists, teachers, innovators, shamans, idealists and adventure seekers who after numerous lifetimes have evolved to where the ego is subdued by a repository of past experiences. This is where I believe intuition and talent comes from.

      Fixed signs are trickier but seem to be pre-occupied with maintaining some sense of self which often manifests as a material view of the world (notably Taurus/Leo) or dependence on social circles or familial structures (Scorpio/Aquarius). Their upbringing seems to have a longer lasting effect on their personality than with other signs, with the exception of Scorpio. From my limited experience, they most often fall in the vigorous young soul category or are invested in the introverted but dynamic mature soul phase of evolution where previously believed notions are stripped bare and re-evaluated.

      Of course, there are many factors other than our Sun sign that effect our personality and Aura colors and there is much to understand about the nature of consciousness, God, etc. This is merely my theory based on loosed patterns observed in a relatively short lifetime. Far from cohesive. I have yet to decide how Cardinal signs, (Aries, Cancer, Libra & Capricorn) fit into this theory but I hope I’ve provided some insight or inspired some research.

      • Nice contribution. In the circular toroidal movement of love, dance and conversation of soul with soul, soul with matter, soul with spirit there might be some astro measure. I’ve learned Neptune, 12th, Pisces symbolizes the collective unconscious and Uranus, 11th, Aquarius the individual unconscious. I have also felt the role of cardinals as outward projectors, seekers in the theatre of projection. Round and around and around we go.

      • so interesting…I’m a virgo and definitely feel like an old soul and have been called that before. thanks for sharing your thoughts about this.

  2. One of my earliest memories is telling my Mom about when I used to be a 20 year old boy and her reaction was to laugh at how funny and strange I was which I recall thinking was really strange of her – like, didn’t people know this stuff happens, they think I just got here, duh? I was about 3. But now….I don’t think it so linear as that – one life after another. I mean, you can follow a thread, but we multiply ourselves. Its more about how time is an illusion than reincarnation, but I suppose that could be considered a matter of semantics. So… eternal soul = yes.

    • And a separate self as an illusion, a personality as an illusion…lots of illusion going on around here, lol! I’m super articulate this retrograde, pfft

      • yes. all of this. (the separateness as illusion, that is.)

        i’m big on the time illusion thing. My habit of lateness has caused me many times to consider the way some of us cleave to time like its life and death, others drift like pollen in the sunshine. the chronos/kairos thing too perhaps.

        I was in a bookshop the other day skimming that exact story Mystic recounts – it sounded like a very strong experience for a young child, the author/journalist seemed to be doing their best to be as objective as possible about the story. so fascinating.

        • to be clear, it’s not as though i say “hey why are you so hung on on me being 30 mins late, time’s just an illusion dude” i mean i get the day to day realities/needs. but in non-quotidien moments , you know.

          • No, dear, I am afraid I don’t understand. Virgo-Virgo rising. When it comes to day to day, time is order and we must be orderly! :-)

            • no no that’s what I mean. (esp for earth signs lol.) scheduling is important otherwise the world stops and my bus would never arrive. but what you’re referring to, the chimera of physical reality that we sometimes can feel / perceive our way outside of, that’s the time illusion thing that I was interpreting from your comment and agreeing with. xx

          • Oh I see… must have been ex Katakan guy’s NN in Pisces and Mars / Neptune trine responsible for his always being at least an HOUR late. Use to drive me mental!!!!

            Mars in Virgo here. Time is NOT an illusion if you’re meeting someone at an agreed time.

    • 12v also have you watched the film ‘her’ ? upon some further contemplation after seeing it, it’s def interesting, in relation to this. imo x

      • No – thanks for the suggestion. Snowed in and been on my couch wondering which movie to watch next.

      • Yes, a cycle. I suppose that’s what draws me to astrology – nature is cyclical, not linear. And we are a part of the same cosmos, governed by the same laws.

        • I love this — this very idea — or the nascent sort of “impression” of this idea — is one of my first memories of a kind of “understanding” bigger than myself. It happened right around the 4th grade for me, right around the time that I decided that the idea of a human-like God made no sense and that eternity was terrifying (this, of course, was the age when the reality of my mortality came and suddenly hit me like a ton of bricks.) The one thing that both made sense to me AND gave me any kind of comfort was an idea of cyclical or non-linear time, however it happened (because at that age my ideas weren’t too clear on this yet and didn’t get quite this far) — be it reincarnation or just a reabsorption back into the substance of the earth or the universe somehow and thus a reincarnation by our atoms or matter merging with something else, and reforming, ad infinitum.)

      • Consanguaneous. LOVE that word. It specifically refers to closeness of blood groups; but it also used to describe a concept of time in which every moment in time touches every other moment in time, simultaneously.

        The Hindus have a concept of time very much like this, and the Balinese Hindus believe that time is completely circular, and that you are reincarnated *as the same person* back into *the same family*. This is why Balinese children are called “One” “Two” “Three” “Four”. Must have set that one up as Soul Groups a looooong time ago :D

        I know that I have been a Nun or a Monk (affinity for Libraries and cloisters) making illuminated manuscripts. I’ve also been a Shaman, a prostitute and an Austrian aristocrat.

        Its interesting….. but I get deeper Spiritual insights from Journeying or Meditation that I do from Regression.

        Oh BTW, I read someone today describe themselves as “Illuminated” because she believes in Reincarnation and the idea that we are not bodies with a Soul, but Souls with bodies.

        I call my body “The Meatsuit” :D As in “My meatsuit is ovulating. I really *am* in sync with the Moon this month”

    • so, if we multiply ourselves, which has always sounded logical to me, are our soul mates pieces of us, or are they separate souls with whom we travel parallel and intersecting paths with?

      • ‘Twin flames’ are a piece of your self in my understanding. Soul mates might be either/or.

      • I read a really interesting piece once where we reincarnate over and over again as every sentient being which has ever lived. When we have lived out every lifetime in this plane of existence, we are ready to be born as God.

        Its an actual short story by someone and I am SURE I Pinned it, but I can’t bloody find it now. Am driving myself mad trying to find it. I I do I’ll post a link :D

      • Ha ! Found it by Googling “Reincarnation fetal God” heh heh heh :D

        Its called “The Egg” and its by Andy Weir
        You were on your way home when you died.
        It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust me.
        And that’s when you met me.
        “What… what happened?” You asked. “Where am I?”
        “You died,” I said, matter-of-factly. No point in mincing words.
        “There was a… a truck and it was skidding…”
        “Yup,” I said.
        “I… I died?”
        “Yup. But don’t feel bad about it. Everyone dies,” I said.
        You looked around. There was nothingness. Just you and me. “What is this place?” You asked. “Is this the afterlife?”
        “More or less,” I said.
        “Are you god?” You asked.
        “Yup,” I replied. “I’m God.”
        “My kids… my wife,” you said.
        “What about them?”
        “Will they be all right?”
        “That’s what I like to see,” I said. “You just died and your main concern is for your family. That’s good stuff right there.”
        You looked at me with fascination. To you, I didn’t look like God. I just looked like some man. Or possibly a woman. Some vague authority figure, maybe. More of a grammar school teacher than the almighty. “Don’t worry,” I said. “They’ll be fine. Your kids will remember you as perfect in every way. They didn’t have time to grow contempt for you. Your wife will cry on the outside, but will be secretly relieved. To be fair, your marriage was falling apart. If it’s any consolation, she’ll feel very guilty for feeling relieved.”
        “Oh,” you said. “So what happens now? Do I go to heaven or hell or something?”
        “Neither,” I said. “You’ll be reincarnated.”
        “Ah,” you said. “So the Hindus were right,”
        “All religions are right in their own way,” I said. “Walk with me.” You followed along as we strode through the void. “Where are we going?”
        “Nowhere in particular,” I said. “It’s just nice to walk while we talk.” “So what’s the point, then?” You asked. “When I get reborn, I’ll just be a blank slate, right? A baby. So all my experiences and everything I did in this life won’t matter.”
        “Not so!” I said. “You have within you all the knowledge and experiences of all your past lives. You just don’t remember them right now.”
        I stopped walking and took you by the shoulders. “Your soul is more magnificent, beautiful, and gigantic than you can possibly imagine. A human mind can only contain a tiny fraction of what you are. It’s like sticking your finger in a glass of water to see if it’s hot or cold. You put a tiny part of yourself into the vessel, and when you bring it back out, you’ve gained all the experiences it had.
        “You’ve been in a human for the last 48 years, so you haven’t stretched out yet and felt the rest of your immense consciousness. If we hung out here for long enough, you’d start remembering everything. But there’s no point to doing that between each life.”
        “How many times have I been reincarnated, then?”
        “Oh lots. Lots and lots. An in to lots of different lives.” I said. “This time around, you’ll be a Chinese peasant girl in 540 AD.”
        “Wait, what?” You stammered. “You’re sending me back in time?”
        “Well, I guess technically. Time, as you know it, only exists in your universe. Things are different where I come from.”
        “Where you come from?” You said.
        “Oh sure,” I explained “I come from somewhere. Somewhere else. And there are others like me. I know you’ll want to know what it’s like there, but honestly you wouldn’t understand.”
        “Oh,” you said, a little let down. “But wait. If I get reincarnated to other places in time, I could have interacted with myself at some point.”
        “Sure. Happens all the time. And with both lives only aware of their own lifespan you don’t even know it’s happening.”
        “So what’s the point of it all?”
        “Seriously?” I asked. “Seriously? You’re asking me for the meaning of life? Isn’t that a little stereotypical?”
        “Well it’s a reasonable question,” you persisted.
        I looked you in the eye. “The meaning of life, the reason I made this whole universe, is for you to mature.”
        “You mean mankind? You want us to mature?”
        “No, just you. I made this whole universe for you. With each new life you grow and mature and become a larger and greater intellect.” “Just me? What about everyone else?”
        “There is no one else,” I said. “In this universe, there’s just you and me.”
        You stared blankly at me. “But all the people on earth…”
        “All you. Different incarnations of you.”
        “Wait. I’m everyone!?”
        “Now you’re getting it,” I said, with a congratulatory slap on the back. “I’m every human being who ever lived?”
        “Or who will ever live, yes.”
        “I’m Abraham Lincoln?”
        “And you’re John Wilkes Booth, too,” I added.
        “I’m Hitler?” You said, appalled.
        “And you’re the millions he killed.”
        “I’m Jesus?”
        “And you’re everyone who followed him.”
        You fell silent.
        “Every time you victimized someone,” I said, “you were victimizing yourself. Every act of kindness you’ve done, you’ve done to yourself. Every happy and sad moment ever experienced by any human was, or will be, experienced by you.”
        You thought for a long time.
        “Why?” You asked me. “Why do all this?”
        “Because someday, you will become like me. Because that’s what you are. You’re one of my kind. You’re my child.”
        “Whoa,” you said, incredulous. “You mean I’m a god?”
        “No. Not yet. You’re a fetus. You’re still growing. Once you’ve lived every human life throughout all time, you will have grown enough to be born.”
        “So the whole universe,” you said, “it’s just…”
        “An egg.” I answered. “Now it’s time for you to move on to your next life.”
        And I sent you on your way.

        • Funny – I was reading this from the bottom to top and when I read this I was like “Yes! That’s it!” Never heard the bit about an egg before, but perhaps so, perhaps there is a hatching. Not sure, thought. I’ve never seen anyone hatch :-)

      • my theory is along the lines of “people we knew in the past” and/or get along really well with. separate people, intersection. WAY too much co-dependence / expectation / yearning and striving and looking otherwise, if we adhere to the other belief (“other half”)
        I know that sounds terribly beige, and maybe it’s a consequence of me never having been in some kind of mutual love affair thing so i am a black-hearted creature from the marine depths forevah but yeah . there is no The One. there are many Ones.. also zeroes :)

        • When I tell friends that I have seen past lives they want to know theirs or how we were connected in the past. Like with Pisces – I don’t want to know because it was probably bad, bad news. I think love is the ether – like the motive, the driving force of the whole act of creation – we are soaking in it. So, I am not sure that those we attract into our lives we do so out of a great love – we probably attract them out of a great misunderstanding of love, else we wouldn’t need the lesson again. I’ve seen people who have SN connections and usually one (the one with the node as opposed to the planet) gets fascinated at first and then claustrophobic as the relationship goes on. So, I guess I don’t believe in soul mates either. Technically, every soul in existence is a soul mate of sorts.

          • Yes I agree too, then let’s not forget that brain strain that is the multiverse of sliding doors or timelines, where we have lots situations we might we can be exploring emotion in in different ways with the same person!

            And soul mates can be your kids or family or friends, doesn’t have to be a sexual partner.
            And yeah, Pi, maybe in this timeline in this incarnation there are people on their lonesome.
            Have met one person whose trance work found them in this situation. In that case, he was making up for a boo boo he made in a recent past life, so successful as he was in earthly terms, he felt no connection to anyone at all. He was from a very different vibration indeed!

      • Not sure I believe in soul mates but I suspect you can have more than one incarnation at a time. So, you could also be an old woman in Indian right now, maybe a young boy in Africa, or an old man down the street. None of those other yous would be a romantic opportunity per se, but there would likely be a recognition event if you bumped into yourself :-)

        • Yeah, I think we aren’t with a twin soul or soulmate every life time. Or sometimes we are but not necessarily partnered up.

          • def, my old lover was my son and my daughter was my partner in a past life. what sometimes amazes me is how these souls are reincarnated so close to me in subsequent lives – like we might have been somewhere else but together, now we’re here, again together.

  3. Hmm, astro-speaking, do you think our SN could figure into this? Like if we have strong SN action in our chart, it would make us more susceptible to this?

    • Yes. I have Mercury Trine my South Node.

      I had THE most powerful and amazing past life dream once that left me CERTAIN – there have been a few but this was OMG

      one day i share

        • Yes, I want to know this too. Saturn is within 5 degrees of my Aqua 3rd house SN: does that count?
          And……if the SN is intutive access to a past life, or who we were,, is the 12th house supposedly the karmic lessons left over from it that we need to learn in THIS life? Or is our whole chart in this life a representation of that?

      • If moon and Jupiter trine my NN, they trine my SN too, yes? I can’t get astro.com to draw lines to the SN. I know when Pluto steamrolled my IC I was seeing past lives, alternate lives, all kind of lives, and whatnot in front of my eyes, so to speak. Scariness – very clear, very beyond belief so I don’t believe anything anymore. I only have asteroids on my SN 9th house Gemini

        • I don’t think I understand how to read a chart. I just follow the lines on astro.com and call the blue ones trines. NN 14 Sag 3rd house, Jupiter 11 Pisces, Moon 13 Leo. Mercury 11 Libra – does that aspect a 14 Gemini SN? I suck at reading aspects.

            • Your NN in Gemini would trine the other air signs (Aquarius and libra). It would sextile Leo and and Aries. It would square Pisces and Virgo.

              Your SN sag would trine the other fire signs (Aries and Leo) sextile Aquarius and libra, and square Pisces and Virgo.

              A trine is 4 signs apart, a sextile is 2, a square is 3. Sextiles and trines are considered “positive” which is why they are in blue on astro.com.

              • you have a bucket there, missy. it’s known to be a good configuration.

                i know those degrees, all of them. actually, that’s kanye’s chart. 8)

                • Its opposite though – SN is in 9th house Gemini and NN in 3rd house Sag. Its weird to have a nodal placement like that because of the houses – like a pininging back and forth between Gemini/Sag/3rd/9th

            • Thanks. Its 6th house Jupiter square NN in Sag 3rd house and 11th house Moon trine it. Asteroid astarte on my SN (4 degrees) and Hecate next to my moon (5 degrees), both of them at 18.

              I think I was a public goddess-whore who peddled free-idealistic-hot-sex-love to a generation of men and one by one those lost souls comes back to find I am no goddess after all :-)

              I have other lives I remember, but that feels like a place I get stuck on.

      • My SN is in my 1H conj Hecate at 13 Capricorn (yep Pluto conj it right now). I was always drawn to the occult and all forms of divination ever since adolescence. Bought every tarot deck I could find, crafted spells. I used my bible to practice bibliomancy before I ever knew what it was, it just came natural to me. SN also squares my Mars/Saturn in libra in my 9H.

      • I have Venus+Karma+Destinn+Union+Child and a few other stuff all around my SN, its ridiculous.

        I feel like I have lived out my past life basically until about 2004. Thats when Pluto hit me hard and obliterated everything. I was living in the deep past and didnt even know it because my entire identity was wrapped up into something I was not.

        Yes, please share!

  4. A friend of mine has three children, two of which separately told her around age two that they chose her to be their mummy after their other mummy died ‘before’, I think in some kind of crash. Amazing!

    • Plenty of stories like that in the book I mentioned below. One child described the hotel his parents stayed in and where he was conceived. He also described the moment he chose them as his parents – watching them sitting on the beach on their honeymoon and looking so in love.

      • i LOVE this stuff.

        been thinking lately that I want to work with kids more. art theray, creative adventures, outdoor play, independence, emotional stability, skills development.. i feel this would be so satisfying and rewarding. (for both me and ideally the kidlets.)

    • Yes someone close to me told me her daughter at that age, said, “My other mummy used to say that.. “.

  5. Absolutelly!
    We do remember our past lives. Why they started talking more about it now, because our ‘new comers’ kids are more outspoken, then we were and these Souls didnt had millenia to re-encarnate, but mere hundreds and dosens of years. My earliest memory was at age 5 and I knew stuff back then and was surprised how others didnt know, but the moment I told my parents about it – yep, they laughed at my ‘stupid’ ideas and I stopped talking about it all untill I became an adult and found similar Souls, that understand.

  6. Jury’s out for me on reincarnation. I don’t buy the whole linear chronology angle. I think we all have access to all of the memories and something, possibly dna possible astro, possibly the energy or magnetic nature of the place we reside in allows us to access the vault. Think certain events or changes in electro magnetic frequencies, even smells may trigger a visit to the vault.

    As a child of about 3-4 my father took me to the zoo and we stood in front of the camels and I told him the difference between the two kinds and how to feed and care for your herd of camels when travelling. I’d never been to the middle east. Camels are not part of our culture. He has always been freaked out by me because of some of the freaky shit I said as a child about the visits to the golden walled city and the intricate details I gave him. There are random objects described in those talks we had when I was a child that are still popping up in my life now. He was himself undeniably eccentric and in step with fringe science so I’m not sure why it freaked him out.

    • Access to the vault is stronger for me when I’m on the land I was born on. The land I’m on now doesn’t resonate.

      • funny – so I’ve been around people who talk about the akashic records but I never really knew where that came from. I had a few weird experiences at a certain time in my life when I could remote view a library kind of place where information was held but this was as an adult – is that akashic records?

        Is it handed down from Blavatsky’s writing / that era of theosophy and white brotherhood stuff?

          • Thanks – did some searching and it is thought he got it from Blavatsky. It’s from that phase of time when the new age was born as a reaction to the onset of modernity. She probably got it from the buddhists or one of the eastern religions.

      • i mentioned apophyllite before – reading about that crystal, i remember also reading that it’s a good one for accessing that sort of thing.

        random thought. Thoth was known as the Record Keeper in ancient Egypt, among other things… I’m sure he’d be a good one to involve in such matters…?

            • I have a total past life beef with the Egyptians – the entire culture. Its like, I cannot be unbiased about it. They enslaved a lot of people. In a way, people are still enslaved by the mind control techniques they implemented. And I don’t mean to sound like a conspiracy theorist as its more about writing and economy than anything magical.

              • It’s a conumdrum, but not unique to Egypt, that with large scale food security in the form of society comes ranking and divisions according to ability etc. but I am curious that you single Egypt out (with mass slavery endemic in China/India/Africa etc)!
                I had a lot of issues with Egypt, but then found a lot of past life stuff there.. ;) .

                • it’s funny because Egypt does next to nothing for me as far as resonance / present-life excitement goes. South america /aztec/incan empires, russia, northern europe, the Levant maybe (yes ok this sort of includes egypt according to wiki), oceanside locations, yes. African continent in general, … not really. hmm

                  • Ha, yes! I had no feeling for Egypt other than vague suspicion – I get that no resonance feeling! It’s SOUTH node that does that. But just stuff came out! Without effort..

                • having said this (sorry!! multi posts again.. :( ) – Egypt does interest me in terms of its power structures and who/why their gods were what they were. ..deities reflect a society’s consciousness it seems to me.

                  • I love the way the smallest of comments can trigger a tangential outpouring.

                    Blavatsky’s first book was Isis unveiled. Egyptian book of the dead + pantheon of gods I love but I don’t do past lives so am not mentioning it re that angle. Interesting to read all your comments though.

                  • i mean i don’t do them in the sense of the vault theory. I also think ideas can be made manifest and that if and object or space is imbued with an idea strongly enough it can make it real. Like holograms or something. Like those situations where if enough people believe something others begin to see it too.

                    • Yeah I get this. I just aim for simplicity so I subscribe to past lives, but i think they are like models or ideas with form too. I am conservative in interpreting what these states are about, particularly with clients, because to some degree its an all an illusion. Most people lose grasp of the power of this kind of work at that level, so I tend to work with what is explicitly stated or experienced. But yah! We are the Dreamer & the Dream, :-) .

                • I think it’s interesting that more people were sold into slavery last year than in any other time past. We don’t think about it like that. Not to discount past systems of exploitation.

                  • I started reading about this issue when I heard that there were a whole lot of slaves at the chinese embassy in canberra being brought in on those special visas to do work and never getting to leave the compound. It’s everywhere but I think that the statistics are indicative of the explosion of populations globally. Not that it makes it any better but is probably relative.

                    • point. no doubt the numbers as a proportion of the population are lower. The est number is about 30 millio, close to the number of refugees worlwide

                  • Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism had created a nation of slaves when you look at it. Tibet’s feudal style set up really enslaved the poor via priestly power. Even the basic foundations of Buddhism ., the idea that life is pretty shit suit enslavement via the promise of next life being better if your a good slave.

                    • You’re one of the few people I’ve ever encountered who isn’t a buddhist who doesn’t have a romantic / idealistic handle on it. Refreshing.

    • I’m also unsure, and agree with ‘the vault’ and link with astro + DNA. I’m fascinated with family members charts and looking at links/conjunctions through generations. There are fascinating links from children to parents, grandparents, great grandparents and even aunts (no uncles to check) but not between siblings. My daughter and I have numerous conjunctions, she has the same moon as my mum exact and likewise I have similar connections with my parents and grandparents.

      She has 12th house Scorpio with Pluto there (conjunct my Neptune exact), I don’t know if this gives her some psychic ability but she has come out with some freaky things (about events before she was born) that she has never been told. Her comments come as simple observations, as if she just knows them. But I know there is no way she does. It always takes my breath away and takes a few moments for me to process it, just acknowledging with a mmm.

      (My SN is Scorp too, maybe if I knew how to access the lessons of my SN I’d have a better relationship with her…)

      • Familial astrology is the most fascinating, I’ve mapped my family on both sides and there are undeniable patterns.

        I think my Mum and I were together in a past life, she’s a Leo born 26 years before me and I’m a Scorpio yet we both have the same Moon, Venus and Mars, her rising sign is Libra and mine is Aries. We have a very great but kind of co-dependent relationship, very much stuck on some karmic ride through this life together and I wouldn’t be in the slightest bit surprised if this isn’t the first time round.

        I’ve met people and instant, split second ‘Oh, you again’ reactions both good and bad that seem to come from some, unconscious place. Who knows!

      • I agree! Family astro is fascinating. I have the most amazing synastry with my daughter. If a relationship HAS to happen- as in fated meant-to-be – what better way than to make it genetic? I mean, I hear people saying kids choose their parents (personally, I don’t think that’s true, I think its way more energetic than that) but once they are here, they don’t get to choose – that’s for sure! So, whatever issues I have with her, I have to work out. No running. OMG – I could write about her for DAYS. She’s with her Dad and I miss her. Her Sun, Venus, and NN are in Aries, my 8th house Chiron.

  7. I’ve always felt it to be more like concurrent lives. Sometimes our lives swing close to each other and we have flashes that I’ve done this before or met this person before etc.. Other times we veer away from the familiar.
    In meditation and dreams I’ve occasionally slipped into memories, scenes that feel like memories of me, looking different, in different times. Strange resonance with things and places I’ve never encountered. Definitely interesting to experience and I see no reason to poo poo the possibility even if others want to rationalise away… Great that some study is being done on it :)

    • What an amazing post. Those comments were like novellas. Amazing bunch of creative writers on this blog.
      That was seriously inspiring to read!

  8. Yes! I find this topic fascinating.

    Currently reading “Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives” by Jim B. Tucker

  9. I totally believe in this stuff despite being so reactively anti-woo in my childhood as a result of being raised Catholic (hi guys! apparently many of you here if the Occult Minimalist post is anything to go by). But I think my take is same content x different execution//per revolution(lifetime) and it’s not as linear as we living a linear existence take it to be? ((i’m tired, this probably makes no sense))

    Funny, I was just re-watching Cafe de Flore (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1550312/) yesterday. I am sure 85% of the commenters here would love it. It’s a movie on past lives/twin flames that ultimately DOESN’T believe in soulmates so much as attachments, but it’s still somehow so romantic at points. Jean Marc-Vallee is a GENIUS. I am a huge fan of Cafe de Flore and C.R.A.Z.Y. (both in French — he is Quebecois) and he finally got a break with the opportunity to direct Dallas Buyers Club, absolutely killed it, and then didn’t even get an Oscar nomination.

    He is Sun-Mercury-Jupiter in Pisces and my role model for all my 12th house transits/existence (I am Mercury-Jupiter in Pisces + moon-Mars in 12th). He’s also moon-Uranus in Virgo! Auteur placement IMO. He’s also apparently directing the adaptation of Wild by Cheryl Strayed (I know some of you guys were fans).

    • Oh yes I saw Cafe De Flore at the cinema a few years ago and was left in a daze afterwards. Such a powerful, haunting film, so well made.

    • Back to say thank you so much for the movie recommendation! Its like true-to-life documentary of 12th house issues. So nice to see others can see it too.

  10. No doubts whatsoever – I have met three people in my life that I know with every cell in my body, I have known in a past life. It is an INSTANT recognition. I also feel that those people are the hardest to let go of if it is romantic. I also know that for some reason these connections can be as short as a day or as long as a lifetime.

    • Yep. Have to agree re the hard to let of if connection is romantic. LZ tendencies notwithstanding – there’s nothing quite so addictive as multiple past life connections like you don’t need anyone to tell you it exists – you already KNOW dude and add a Venus — Chiron link , with a Venus, Uranus, Moon – mars in the 8th in each other’s charts and…
      Yeah but it’s cool cuz I never think about him anymore.
      Lol

  11. Can definitely believe. Have a memory that formed as a small child of being an adult in the outback and having a knee injury – left knee – being operated on. Have never had a knee injury or operation – however, my left knee has always been a bit of a bung knee.

  12. My buddhist sect believes in reincarnation, but also believes it doesn’t make any difference because you can never know for sure what happened in a past life, so it can never affect your current one. But you do still carry that past life’s karma, even though you have no idea how or why you acquired it.

    Whenever I think of reincarnation, I am reminded of T. Lobsang Rampa. Supposedly he was a perfectly ordinary modern guy, a plumber. Then a brick fell off a building onto his head, and nearly killed him. When he recovered, he started writing incredibly detailed memoirs from recovered memories of his past life as a Tibetan Monk. I don’t think I believe it at all. It’s too implausible, especially his stories of Monks building man-lifting kites for their entertainment.

    • I had a day of reading about that guy on a conspiracy theory site a while ago. Fascinating.

      When i started doing qi gong and having acupuncture with someone who also practised qi gong there was some stuff happening that can only be described as time travel. It was timed deliberately to start with eclipses too so that might’ve helped. I was born within 2 days of an eclipse.

      If you don’t mind me asking charles, what is your flavour if buddhism? Are you a zen toro?

      • the acupuncture began with eclipses I mean. loving the inability to communicate oh ruler of my chart.

        • Have also experienced some trippy, almost out of body experiences with acupuncture – interesting link to eclipses!

          • That’s it – I booked an appointment tomorrow. I haven’t been in ages and really have been feeling the need lately.

            • you seem like the kind of person who might get into the esoteric acupuncture points – maybe ask your practitioner about them if you’re interested. I think there’s ancestor points too. To clear the miasms.

      • No, definitely not a zen. I probably should not say which exact sect. They probably would not like me being a spokesman, I have some idiosyncratic interpretations of their doctrines. But then, they have some pretty idiosyncratic doctrines all of their own accord. Maybe that’s why I joined. In any case, I am a bad buddhist, there’s no temple within hundreds of miles and I haven’t been near one in 10 years.

    • Which leads to the question……Are there astrologer markers for believing in reincarnation or for having memories of a past life??????????????

  13. Time isn’t actually linear, but for the sake of keeping it simple I have had (& witnessed others having) future life, past life and concurrent life experiences in trance.

    My understanding is that we are all one being. Howevs, within that unity consciousness we have fragmented and it’s like we are grouped like family. At least that is the way we perceive things.
    Adam & Eve is the story of that fragmentation of our consciousness in a way.

    I think we have past lives that we are closely allied with.
    They are essential to the comprehension of our current life and may involve karma or emotional knots. Those past life scenarios feel extremely personal. Like that boy’s experience above.

    Then there are others that I have experienced almost like.. I am in an art gallery and have been absorbed into a painting. Sort of mythical.
    These stories suggest they are stories belonging to the collective, especially as some are famous personages.
    These mythic ones feel like they are a framework on which to hang our emotional story.
    The emotions are no less real though.

    We are not able to contain reality in our brains or verbalise it very well if at all.
    But reincarnation is an important attempt at doing so.

    Mainly because if you feel you are separate, alone and that your life here makes no difference to anyone, you feel like shit.
    And you know, that’s not a good vibrational wave to be riding on. We should all be tripping the light fantastic by seeking out finer and more resonant and free vibrations. Story by story if necessary.

    Shining a light on these inner realms is my faaavourite thing.
    I love doing journeys with/for others, it is such an honour and it’s the most useful self ‘googling’ you can do because it always results in an actual physical, mental, emotional shift for the better.

    Bilbo Baggins: …Can you promise that I will come back?
    Gandalf: No. And if you do… you will not be the same. ;)
    SN conjunct my AC. Karma in the 12th.

    • you are a wealth Andromeda, thank you for sharing your understanding of it….and those placements punctuated the end of your post like a stamp :)

    • That is just like the book i’m reading Tracy Harding’s
      ‘Eternity Gate’, about Timekeepers. The main cast has past present & future lives over 3000 years and others many many thousands.
      This post is quite serendipitous.

          • yeah this is the best one in ages. The sharing of resources is convivial. Ever since saturn got out of my libran / 5th house zone I am saying convivial a lot more often.

            • :D Most convivial congratulations.
              I might start using it again when Saturn GETS OFF my 6th House Moon. Feel so .. weathered.

  14. … what a subtle hint.:) Just woke up from a titanic dream, opened facebook and that’s the first thing that appeared…

  15. i’ve probably told this story before, but my leo sun-SN conjunct by 3 degrees and NN-chiron conjunct by 40 SECONDS and neptune by 4 in 12th aqua daughter, when she was 3, took a pair of those triangular wire tongs, the corn on the cob kind, and grasped her tongue with them, pulled it out, and said, “look, mama, i have a splinter!!” you know, the tongs that are like a giant version of the tongue-piercing tool?? trippy. i believes.

  16. Check out ‘The afterlife experiments’ by Gary Schwartz or the research of Ian Stevenson both very credentialed mainstream scientists showing some very clear indications of consciousness existing beyond what has been seen as normal. The Gary Schwartz stuff uses increasingly rigorous orthodox scientific methodology that proves consciousness survives/exists independent of the bod.

  17. Haven’t had a chance to read all the posts yet but this is one page I will return to, to read all the comments.
    When I was eight I came to a lot of conclusions about myself. I knew that if I had made up my mind then it was made up and not to drive myself insane with what ifs and logic. Gut instinct…run with it.
    Secondly my biggest fear was being persecuted for my beliefs. I was terrified of being locked up as mad when I knew I wasn’t. I was sane and knew stuff that others didn’t and that terrified me. It was not a case that at eight I was wandering about spouting wisdom but that one could be locked away misunderstood. That was my biggest child hood fear. Not losing mum or dad but Persecution.
    Now, I met my main man and the first night he sat on the sofa with me, he looked at me and quietly said. They burned you as a witch last time.
    Seems I found someone who was there with me last time too. And yes I do believe we keep meeting those who are our closest.

    • “They burned you as a witch last time.”

      Wow. That’s amazing he picked up on a previous life

      • Oh we know each other and will do time and again.
        My interest is the way we keep finding those we know. The night I met my first hubby, he asked me to dance and I didn’t reply because I simply was confused. I knew this man???? I knew him but I also knew I had never met him before, as such. My second hubby, I bumped into him in a door way and looked into his eyes and knew him! I later exclaimed to my girlfriend who was with me, his name and he would be my next husband. I was right. Then a significant lover I recognised and thirteen years later I met my main man and audibly gasped when I met his eyes twenty metres or so away. I caught my breath, gasped and knew him. Walked up to him an hour later in town and just said “Hi You’ He’s been mine forever. And he knows it too.

        • Oh heavens and I just had a memory come back about my first hubby. I know that I had him put to death. It’s odd. I know the path of each relationship too. I knew we would marry and that he would have an affair and leave.
          Second one I knew he was husband and that I would have the affair this time and leave.
          Main man, is just that. It’s not easy but it will never be over.

              • My life is so bizarre, that for me is so easy. The other night I got lifted off my feet by a guy in a bar and that is not the first time. Within two minutes my answer to him was Yes! If I get the instinctual feeling that is me all in! So Hi You was not a lot. He started to do bloke chat and I just laughed and said “you try to hard and you just don’t have to” He stopped and looked at me wide eyed. Rest is history

                • maybe it’s my empty 7th house or my venus square ascendant, I don’t know…. I think my next “Hi you” will be in my next incarnation

                  • My 7th is empty and my poor Venus is square Saturn Chiron conj and Pluto Uranus conj She’s in stirrups!!

        • The first time I saw my ex husband, which was in a public space, I knew I would see him again – that stranger passing by – and that we’d be an item. And when we got married, I thought “we will have an OK divorce. I recognized others – was sure the Sag was my soul mate twin flame end-all-be-all. I must have more than one main man :-) I’ve given up the idea that those recognition moments mean anything other than “uh oh, this will happen and this will be hard to recover from”

          • Oh 12HV
            yeah same here. Those moments you just know but they leave you with the threads of your life, the fibre to weave it.
            I have grown to love the pain and the joy they bring. You cannot have that high without risking that low and I know that the low was worth it for the connection it brought.
            As to main man, yup I know this is main man. I’ve had so many that it is easy to recognise this one.

            • Replying up here because of the small thing. I don’t get over them, I digest them :-). The Saggy, for years he tugged like something separate that needed to be resolved. Now, it just is. I don’t see his face or hear his name and think “I must know!” Maybe that is getting over him.

          • yeah I agree!!

            I’ve only had one of those experiences – with a Virgo, Aqua moon and rising.

            Met him at a party and it was an “OMG I have to meet that man moment” Didn’t see him again until 2 weeks later and I walked up to him and we started chatting. Spent the whole night dancing but he didn’t want to go home with me. Then a month later he was looking for me. He told a friend what i looked like and to let him know if she spotted me. She did and that was that. We were together from that moment on. For 2 years. He said he was kicking himself for not going home with me the night i asked.

            There was this time he put his head in my lap and asked if he could search my eyes. We gazed into each others eyes and it seemed as though he was seeing something beyond. I know this will probably sound really cheesy but I looked past or through his eyes and saw the universe. It was magic :) I’m really grateful to have experienced something like that. Took me four years to get over him. It was such a painful time. I’ve never really loved anyone like that since. That was 14 years ago. I still wonder ever know and then how he’s doing but I wouldn’t ever go back.

            • Had a Saggy boyfriend as a girl of 15. I remember the first time I heard his name. I got shocks once – electricity just pulsed through my eyes and down to my feet – just catching his glance across a pool table. It didn’t go well. Lost touch with him at 19. Pined for him for decades in a part of myself I ignored. Reunited with him post-divorce. I was 35. He was the same man I left at 19, only older, less willing to take a risk, less vibrant inside. I just had to know. And I do and I wonder how I loved him at all. He was never available to me. Now I know more than I wish I did. Well, I never really wish to not know something. I have Mercury-Pluto-Mars conjunct my AC squared by Jupiter, LOL. But…I guess I was offering the tale as solace for you. Like the Chris Brown song “Don’t Judge Me” – Let it Be Beautiful. The love is in you so you can’t miss it, even if you miss it. Happy Valentines Day.

            • agh.. that was meant to read “I still wonder every now and then”

              It’s never the same when you go back is it?

              Thanks 12th and happy V day to you too. Wish there was a emoticon for a rose. You deserve one :razz:

              • LOL – Unfortunately, it IS always the SAME! PAINFUL. LOL LOL

                Thanks for the rose, dear. Rose is my new last name. xo

                • Hahaha! of course – it is always the same. ;) I should have said you can’t go back and recreate the magic. No matter how much people change, some things just stay the same.

                  Same as it ever was. :)

                  • I think its a pleasure/pain ratio. The magic of the coming together must outweigh the pain of the issues that force separation. So, in memory, I tended to forget the atomic bomb that broke the connection to begin with and wondered about the connection, as if the connection is separate from the separation. Its an energy dynamic. And the second time around for me – there was WAY more pain than pleasure. I guess it healthy because I don’t wonder about him anymore.

                    • I never get over mine.I just weave them in.And like you Scorpbot It tookme thirteenyears to trip over this guy. And it is a time when it happens, it’sin the now. Sonowe cannot goback asit different eventhoughheor you fundementally are not. Hope I make sense

              • Someone call? ;)

                Hugs 12hv! I clipped my thorns just to give you that hug, on behalf of Scorpy :)))

    • Wow, that is amazing. I often wonder about the people around me and my karmic relationship to them — have never had anyone else pick up on it, though.

  18. LOVE this! I live in Virginia, on the other side of the state, but I work in a university library has a relationship with UVA, and a friend who got her law degree there — I should ask her about this!

    I had a friend in high school who said she could read past lives, and she read mine once. I remember two of the lives she ascribed to me (she saw “images” as she held my hand), one was as an African tribal warrior, and another was as a Mongolian or Chinese fish monger who was, apparently, very popular with the men folk, lol. I’ve never had a professional past life reading and fell out of touch with that friend, but I always wondered if she really did have that gift.

  19. FINALLY. I have always thought that these children need to be given more attention, and understanding. I even cried as a child myself, reading stories like this, and that the children wanted to share but were not understood.

    As a small child, I had plenty of memories myself but i don’t know whose they were. So i can’t really say past lives. Certain people i’ve known have triggered deep detailed memories of places and times, usually in bed. It’s a weird time to be triggered but there it is.

    • OMG – lol – this happened with the Pisces – your astro twin – and me! In bed and he saw me in a past life persona. He was like “How do I say that? Its you. Your reincarnated self is so hot?” lol. Since it was a past life I’d told him about, I wondered if it was fantasy or vision. Wow. Astrology signatures are AMAZING, yeah?

      • Hey you’re kidding! If the connection is really close i can get them to see it through my mind a little too…er, difficult to explain? I can open their mind’s eye to it. I think that’s why i’m pretty instant about whether someone is on or off :) Most guys don’t get it, and get a surprise by my response, which may be a nice blend of Merc in Aries with Sag Rising, though i try to be kind (Pisces, right?) but for some the honesty/firm/kind/clear blend is just bewildering.

        Yes it would have been even more interesting if he had picked up without your mentioning, but he could probably see it very well. My astro signature does ‘see’ very clearly, and it has taken some time to get that others don’t and i still have trouble explaining how i see layers of time at once. It’s really difficult with all my fam – except the Virgo! She can’t do it but she knows when i am and she can see it through me. (I personally think she can but it doesn’t gel with her view of the practical world.)

        • I def had experiences of hearing him in my head. It was dreamy because we were really connected. Then, that part of me that questions woke up and sometimes I would say “what did you say?” I think once I said that and he said he was just thinking it. Not sure we ever scientifically confirmed these things. Intense for sure. But…we got caught up in conditional love, I think. On both sides. And you can’t be conditional and do that sort of connection, it gets sick and twisted quick and I’m glad we didn’t do that to each other. Its so hard to balance the ideal and the reality. Because reality comes with certain conditions like food, shelter, clothing – none of which he has mastered providing for himself or others. So, it becomes part of the emotional debt between two people, you know, to have your primary needs met by the whims of others?

          • I don’t know what he knows about his seeing. He said painting scares him because he gets so into it he looses himself. I think that’s just because he’s hiding tomb-bomb emotional issues in himself and he needs to do a good clearing. Then, I have to remind myself most people spend a lifetime avoiding just that sort of clearing.

            • Did you mean tomb-bomb??

              I understand about paintings, and the life of objects. There are stories of ‘life’ all around.

              • LOL – time-bomb (merc rx). Just and a back and forth with him via email. And he said he was thinking about where all his paintings are – scattered, sold and gifts. He seems to think them a real part of his life, ongoing like that.

          • Honestly, i don’t think he knows himself as well as that, or he would be working like a bitch on himself. Sometimes you have to risk the idea that it is all in your head in order to cultivate the things that give you a strong grip on your earthly life. You find what is true doesn’t fade but all the illusions around it, and the hubris around it, will fade. But you know that, 12HV. And my family Virgo, i do that to her since for ever! She was the one who explained it to me, but i’m the one who does it, constantly asking “Pardon?” when she’s just thinking. Sometimes I can’t hear all of it, like a blurry radio. Other times I hear another clear voice when she’s talking (her voice). I find this all really hard to reconcile. But also it’s natural so it’s easy if i stop trying. I could not imagine that man with his lifestyle could have got to a stage i haven’t reached yet, unless he was a pure shaman. But you never know, right? Love connections are tough. Not all are relationship material.

            • He considers himself pure shaman. Said he’s an agent of dharma.

              Yes, the hubris will fade.

  20. I’ve started to wonder if I have anything karmic with Aries men, Gemini people, and/or Capricorn women. All of the men that I’ve ever loved the best and had the best relationships with OR felt some kind of more-than-just-a-celebrity-crush kind of insane attraction to were Aries men. Most of my most frustrating relationships (deep love as well as deep, deep hurt) have been with Geminis (two boyfriends, and my mother.) And my two most intense female friendships, with deep love and a little bit of envy on my part have been with Cap women. It’s most likely just Astro personality, but I’ve always wondered if there wasn’t something karmic in those patterns.

    I recently looked at my chart and realized that I have a very mystical feeling Grand Water Trine with Sirius 12th Cancer, Eros-Psyche in 8th Pisces, and South Node in 4th Scorp…..

    • You’d think with a chart pattern like that, I’d have more ability with this kind of thing, but ever since I was a kid, I’ve felt like my magic was blocked.

  21. Loving all these comments.
    I have never had any experiences or memories that I could put in the ‘past life’ category. Unless you count the end of my marriage. That has felt like the ending of a thousand-year cycle but as I’ve observed here before I suspect most people ending a marriage have that leaden weight feeling of finality. It certainly never felt karmic or destined or thunderbolt-like when we met. It felt safe – now I know why – because it was largely sexless and I had ‘issues’ at the time.
    My sun-Saturn-Merc is exact conj my ex’s SN. I dunno. Not sure I find the concept of past lives helpful for me in navigating this life. Although it is really interesting to read about other people’s experiences.

    • that’s interesting Chrys, I wanted to chime in and say….some things we carry from past lives don’t serve us in this life and we are probably best to let them go. I’m not really talking about people now, but more interior things of that makes sense…like aspects of the operational system. Some, I guess, do.

      With people, I have found understanding the past life connection has helped me to process what lesson they have joined me in this life to share. Some of those connections I have later let go of as well. My daughter? I’m not sure. I think she’s here as my companion, but perhaps there are lessons yet to learn.

  22. with venus conjunct south node and chiron I have sort of become resigned to each relationship that has a venusian vibe being a sort of clearing-house for one issue or another, but it would just be really awesome if even one of these unions could be a fantastic, mutual, joyous thing that just illuminates life instead of constant challenges to self. come on universe. you know it’s easy. just do it.

  23. I have this book by him beside my bed,
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Life-Before-Life-Jim-B-Tucker/9780312376741
    Along with a whack of books by Dr Brian Weiss. PhD, (former skeptic) Haute Scorpio Past Life Regressor Extraordinaire, Myst, he’s coming to Australia, up around Noosa…
    It was through him, that i learnt of Monsieur Tucker.

    I know it in the marrow of my bones. There are too many whacked out and blissed out relationships out there not to be bound to from past lives.

    It’s a freeing feeling to be able to step back and ask what is the lesson here ? what is the big picture, and also working out / letting go of crap stuff inside.. just so you dont have to come back and go through it again !

    i constantly dissect anything that gets a big reaction in me..diggin down to what is the real thing that doesnt feel right here, is it the person, or their words…and why did it make me rise (i dont rise often, but when i do the Aries true to form in an argument comes out and i take the floor like a lawyer holding court) but then i need to know where the root of it is…

    I was once told i was in the American west, that i was a drunk and died through alcohol related issues …. I went goosebumpy and felt it was true…She also said my sister and i were last together in Bolivia and that i always go first and she follows, she waits to see its ”safe”.

    I believe…

    • Yeah! Amen to root causes & not symptoms. Scorp Moon means I am the same.

      Accessed a memory in trance of my brother and I in the northern united states.
      We were native americans, we were both just sitting drinking and watching the town go by in wonderment.
      Nothing else to do as most of our tribe were dead.

      But it was nice just hanging out with my brother.
      Anytime. Any place. That’s what really stuck with me.

  24. 1998 – My Middle daughter said to me as I kissed her goodnight “remember when we died mummy” She was 3 years old at the time.

  25. I liken the lives that live inside of us, our dna/genetics/soul….as states of mind.

    The Soul is a bundle of mind energy that manifests as us, with a body. Of course the prototype for the physical body was there as it came from the Eternal Veda as a created humanoid. We just weren’t meant to carry all this stuff around (be so physical).

    Hey happy Valentine’s Day…not that I’ve noticed really. lol…I wondered why I feel like a whale. Jupiter in Cancer is in my first house exacte square Aries sun/trans uranus right now. I could not be more physically uncomfortable frankly.

    • think with jupiter square all, it means I’m ready to explode

      :lol:

      No, unfortuneately, just hard work…

      • Hey, no offense to other’s persuasion (Crystal Blue? The Shondells…love that one too…)

        Yeah Mystic, the NEW new age….Knew back when it was not going to be as easy as some peeps thought it would be. We are ~moving energy~ That ain’t no easy task.

        But on a lighter note, love this

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h4IuTQxy9LE

        …At the end of the day we just gotta rock it.

    • Omg! Report back!

      I write down nearly all my PLR info and wish there was a past life library (not just the akashic one) we could all access.

      The idea that past lives are part of the collective and that other practitioners might be accessing the same information is so fascinating to me.

  26. Seth books Yesss! Love Nature of Personal Reality from reading it 25 years ago.

    My niece told me at three, ” You know I wasn’t always a girl. Last time I was a boy.” We have always been super close- and she is very boho, muse inspired, writer, traveler and observer of trends. She’s married and still very soul centered.

    Re-karma/karmic. It’s not immutable. I think -“business to take care of ” because you can still choose. Karma has been glammed up too much. My husband and I worked out our heavy stuff – we are through after this. My goal is to be done with him this life, maybe before. But not have to do more later.

    My BFF and I recognized each other right away. She has my back and I have hers.

    Knights creep me put- Mystic I know you said they made you weak knees- me too!!!

    Years ago the Philly art museum exhibited Living Treasures of Japan. Ancient crafts, traditions, kimono making, swords, calligraphy, ceramics. I spent hours there. My step dad brought back beautiful art and a kimono from Okinawa and my sons take Japanese. Wonder what the pull is.
    My eldest son did Eido in addition to our regular MMA. He has Sag Moon conjunct Jupiter. Mars in Libra and Virgo Merc and Sun.

    I lived in Grasse for five months during uni days. Roman ruins everywhere. Felt at home. Years later at Chenonceau on tour I knew I had jumped from a tower. I hate high ledges. Trees are ok but ledges/stairs etc. make me jittery. Ditto swords/knives. I think my current husband stabbed me in a past life. That’s why I take martial arts. Had to learn to stand up for myself.

    I remember shop keepers from all my life- and how tecnology changed the transactions. Every age I vividly remember. From carbon paper and pads to early cash registers snd now scanners. That merchant relationship was always important. I shun big box stores and choose indy shops as much as possible. Merc in Libra SCALES in 12th! Hah!

    France and Japan , j’adore!! When in Grasse Aqua moved from 4th to Asc.

    Sometimes I see people at the end of their lives, children as middle aged and seniors as teens.

    Xx happy V Day and Full Moon-

    Xx Kat

  27. The most vivid dream I had years ago was my father came to me and showed me like a giant movie screen, first of my sister, then of me.
    I have to insert here that dad passed over 30 years ago, and any time he comes in my dreams it is wonderful, and I wake up in happy tears because it is so nice to remember how much he loved us. He hasn’t visited in a long time now, but he used to before.

    Anyway, he showed me my sister first, and she was sitting under a cypress tree, in a Grecian style tunic, with one breast showing, and an extraordinarily long neck, like a swan. On her lap was a very large tome, and she was quietly reading it, inwardly focused.

    Then he showed a vision of me on the big screen, and i was a child, probably under 10 years of age, walking through an endless field of long grass, with an big Irish wolfhound by my side guarding me, and our heads were similar heights. I had on a white tunic, and silver armour/breastplate, wings and a halo around my head.

    I’m pretty sure my sister and I have been together a lot of lives, and my partners’ Sagg moon is conjunct my south node

  28. As you probably know Dr. Roger Whoolger, now deceased, pioneered something called Deep Memory Process an easily learned and powerful method of exploring past lives and their effect on the present. It is profound and very emotional.

  29. My shrink was studying with Brian Weiss and practiced with me. The 1st time we tried it I was a young Mayan Indian woman. I didn’ t look like me but I knew it was me. I used to be able to do it to myself. That was over 20 years ago.

  30. Since we were able to speak my twin and I called ourselves by different names she was Judy and I was Can……for years. what kind of name is that I used to think

    I had put two and two together after very vivid dreams and being so drawn to the Vietnamese culture that this was my past life……when I visited Vietnam the first time the first person I met – our guide – CAM!!!!

    Now I know for sure. I was a boy living in the mountains, possibly stepped on land mine – in my dream I looked back to the little shack I lived in and on the inside was my then home in Brisbane pre renos and my now family minus my twin

    • my south node 20 is conj my Sun 23 and Pluto 24 Virgo 1st house which forms a kite shape with Lillith 20 Cancer 11th House to the Moon 24 Neptune 26 in Scorpio 3rd house and North Node 20 Pisces in my 7th – this looks pretty interesting but not 100% sure what it all means = my past present and future are united this lifetime to teach me the feminine power – in relationships? Friendships and communications are super feminist – hmmm

        • So we fuel our Pisces tendencies – art compassion spirituality – to pave the way for our next incarnation? I have unconciously been doing this while my strong analytical organisational service orientation dovetails with this ….. I would love to have a relationship with a man who encouraged my NN Pisces without the co- dependence – hoping for kindness and spiritual connection instead

        • Well she had a past life reading done years ago and was told she had been my mother – Victorian times – heavy disciplinarian who would beat me! She is pretty bossy! Another multi Virgo hahahah. I have never had any strong feelings regarding any other previous lives apart from being ‘Can’ and a deep affinity for witches/magic since childhood – haven’t looked into this one yet….

          • ooh, funny you should say that DH, as I just found Hecate on my SN too! Defo a witch in a past life :)

            so yes, with you on the Pisces stuff and have also been unconsciously fostering these things, including striving for non-co-dependence!

      • Past life regression via Deep Memory Process training with Pat Walsh. A sad and brutal life. yet the goddess was visible in part of the regression in the form of an opalescent sphere, the life served a purpose. Because of regression training I no longer see karma or lifetimes as linear. That life in part unveils my Pluto, Venus, SNode and Saturn.

        • interesting…That life in part unveils my Pluto, Venus, SNode and Saturn.

          Re the goddess as a opalescent sphere – i have had a presence I guess you could say of feminine energy when I meditate lately – like a bright, oval shaped peach/apricot coloured light – very loving and gentle that feels supportive…..

          • Merc trine SN… I’ll dish the pain (maybe MM will 2)
            Aqua Saturn 8th PL of physical sexual abuse. PL did not feel like punishment or retribution what stands out is the mercy of the goddess, 4th Pluto PL mother shot while nursing me. :( Venus Scorp trust issues, emotional spiritual healing crab issues all other this kite. Bless Lilith on Libra Sun. Always the hand of mercy.

  31. totally believe in past lives, but so far I have no idea what mine have entailed…except for that I have a libra south node and read that I spent many past lives serving others and because of that have trouble knowing my own identity. which totally rings true, this life is all about forming an identity + being more aries-like.

    I feel a close friend of mine was a lover in a past life because there has been an intense connection since when I first met him and I really DON’T connect with many people. Due to some complicated circumstances we’re not lovers in this life but maybe will be in future ones.

    I’m drawn to eastern thought and culture so much that I feel like I’ve spent many lives there, more than west. I feel so different than everyone around me…until I come to mystic’s site and see I’m not, ha.