What Sort of Past Lives Do You Believe You've Had?
Though I'm a woman, I can recall past lives in which I was a man as often as a woman. I remember one life as a north-European horse-tribe barbarian girl fiercely concerned with improving her archery skills, and I recall another as an early-medieval French king named Karol, who was concerned with uniting the squabbling tribes/kingdoms, getting enough scribes with decent handwriting to make my people (and myself) functionally literate, and with restoring the level of civilization that we could see in the Roman ruins all around us. I remember being a volunteer in Clara Barton's nursing corps, and half a dozen more.
How Did You Learn About Them?
They came to me as brief but very clear flashes, in daydreams, which I discounted as fantasies -- until I started studying history and realized just how accurate those "daydreams" were. When I discovered Neopaganism I also took up meditation techniques, which showed me more.
- The primary lesson I've learned is that the minds of men and women are much more alike than they are different, no matter what any culture may claim. I've learned that war is always ugly and miserable, but sometimes necessary. I've learned that the mind shapes the body more than the body shapes the mind, and the natural environment shapes both of them. I've learned that gods vary with their worshipers, but souls really are immortal.
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As the last bastions of science grumblingly admit that, yes, psychic phenomena are real, we're going into an age of psychic exploration that will create a new renaissance of moral, social and environmental philosophy. I can't wait to see how it turns out.
--Leslie < )O(