From the earliest dawn of mankind the inspiration of the Soul knows that existence is more than survival, it is continuation of divine spirit, or consciousness. The ancient mystics dedicated their lives to understanding the vastness of creation, recognizing that to comprehend the whole of creation was a fulfillment of spirit, though a futile effort of the soul. It is the divine advocate of creation that speaks in rhyme and reason while the atypical agnostic speaks in dissonant suspicion. The distillation of order and chaos remain resolute in the campaign over the human soul, where one firmly believes in its devotion as much as the other naively defends its abandonment.
There is an interminable level of erudite thinking that unifies itself in the real yet remains disparate to the constriction of intellect that liberates itself through the surreal. The indifference between divine freedom and human bondage – in the individual discourses on existence that motivates tranquility and conflict – vie for position on the divine chess board right down to the last king and pawn. Meanwhile, humanity awaits its final passing due in prophecy and conscious apathy.
Regardless of mystical or pragmatic philosophies the ideal precept remains in self-determination, even though both the wise and the fool must perish. Biblical principle has created more separation of being than unification of such, and so the skeptic is resolute in their claim against a ‘judgmental’ God. The skeptic is therefore caught in global domination over the ‘haves and haves-not’ while the believers endorse their faith in a giving and ‘loving’ God. It seems our past continues to haunt the future, for if there is doubt in our sense of being then we are without essence and we are phantoms of our own making. The question of being suffers in the wake of Truth. Yet, from where humanity stands, in the darkness of cosmic astonishment and conjecture, there is little evidence of heaven or hell outside of individual interpretation as the divine believer faithfully offers its confidence to the organic cynics refuting snigger.
With such indeterminism – truth doesn’t stand a chance. The invariable cycle of life appears more so a curse than a blessing as we wrestle with our own mental prowess, expecting the enemy within to retreat, if not surrender. The consciousness of divine assertion is as limitless as humanistic egocentricity and there is no room left to bury the dead. If this seems hopeless in its allegations, it should; for how does one rationalize the truth when it remains so indefinable?
We can assume that both the faithful and the skeptic shelve fears about their reality, even though they ridicule each other for their assumptions concerning continuance. In the haunting of past over future there is a single resolve that complements the nature of celestial and earthbound existence, that being, the cycle of existence itself. The micro- and macro- biotic worlds meet head on at the threshold of quantum mechanics and general relativity, where the disguises of natural dimension unfold in repetition and duplication. There is no faith or skepticism that can withstand the natural when it is openly cast before the heart and mind of human knowledge. What is left is questionable only by what remains unknown, as both the divine and organic worlds will have to vie for position on their own.
If the unknown revelation of things to come has anything to say about what is already known then the change of human thinking will have to suffer decades of non-acceptance before it becomes valid. It is the unknowingness of the mysterious that breeds trepidation in the human heart while the mind is satisfied in arguing over the semantics. Our ability to learn anything is being compromised by personal ideals, and we are caught in the confines of our own consciousness. How then, do we defeat the demons of our own apprehension?
Cycles of existence are cycles of acceptance and resistance. Both the believer and skeptic have to admit to being present – a viable part – in whatever cycle unfolds about them. Regardless of nature unfolding in geological or historical eras, through the organization of every organism, the cycle of existence is viable and adaptable, and cannot be denied. To amputate anything from the discernible cycle that motivates from beyond is ludicrous and destructive to every cycle before or after, above or below the perceptive level. As such, every strand of existence is susceptible to cycle by return leaving nothing unturned by cosmic or astral design, with the universal construct caught in a flux of constant recycle. Therefore, does the Spirit of existence sow and reap the harvest of creation in cycles of declaration and restoration set in the echo of a natural conscious voice bred in humankind?
Beyond the argument or acceptance of such disparate a concept as Reincarnation the archetype is consistent in its explanation of history and human endeavor. As with any hypothetical illusion it must be examined in real time to express any level of empirical allusion. How does one know that the Great Wall of China or the Pyramids of Giza is a reality if they’ve never been to it? Words and images could never convey the true essence of such monumental human achievements above the actual experience of seeing it. It is the same experiment regardless of concepts to know of anything better than witnessing its own magnitude, in its own relative dimension of being. For the most part, Reincarnation is not realistic enough to reference anymore than the fields or oceans of distant worlds revolving around a star millions of light-years away; we define them by what we observe.
As with anything else, we may only base our opinions of any concept or thing on our ability to interact with it. That being said, where does one interact at any level with reincarnation or any of its principles? In certain circles, the Buddhist belief of individual Buddha’s incarnating is a point of reference, stating that a single soul may transpire many times in order to complete an era of human necessity. Others contend that the nature of dreams and visions are compelling on their own, such that prophecy itself has roots in trance and dream states. This concept speaks of an ability to see past our futuristic experiences through self-projection into the past/future with the same conscious mind and presence that is held in the present; that in time all realities have been, are, and will be, witnessed by the same individual. The Kabbalah states that there must be at least one Soul engaging the study of Torah or the whole of existence comes crashing in on itself, and that many divine teachers have been repeatedly placed in human history to secure such an ideal. In all of this is the secret behind human conception and comprehension, as a creature capable of delivering the message, reading the content, and responding to it, thus to rewrite itself into the same cycle of being from whence it came.
How then can any of these principles illuminate the concept of reincarnation as a cycle of existence? What or who then do we lend an ear to in order to present the concept to the dubious mind? And if we accept any portion of the concept, how is it defined in terms of modern knowledge? Much of this will depend on source and experience. The thrust of reincarnation is a force of nature that has yet to be realized or treasured. Cycle to cycle, the intermingling of wheels and axis has always been in motion, and the journey is still unfolding within and without us.
It will be an examination of formula and variables that unfolds before us; the very methodology that metaphysics acknowledges, defines, and sanctions as a basic synthesis of creator and creation. And although the concept of reincarnation is external of the greater doctrines of metaphysics – outside of geometry, astronomy, or other systems of perception – it is a reflection of those systems revealed through absolute consciousness and the dynamics of Divine Configuration. The subject seems redundant and disreputable at times, even though its regulations seem forsaken and ambiguous by human standards. We may begin with historical philosophy and misconception, hopefully to emerge on the other side with personal determination and validation.
As this study grows, changes will be made as things progress. Hopefully, there is something that will stir the imagination and allow us to grow in the divine institution of Mankind.