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Ye Olde Reincarnation Thread
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Ye Olde Reincarnation Thread
Starwind Wrote:Also known as "How did I get here? Those cookies *looked* normal enough..." - may as well have one of these threads for anyone who feels like discussing it.

If you can reincarnate into a cockroach according to some well populated human religions, why couldn't you also have been creatures that haven't been currently proven to exist on this planet, plane, and time period? Wolf therians have it easy - it's rather easy to prove that wolves exist, so "normal always-humans" shouldn't all have too much trouble with the concept. Elves, dragons, shapeshifters? There's no way to prove they *can't* exist, somewhere/somewhen/manywhere-whens, though.

For those that don't think they're a simple reincarnation error/intentional swap, like walk-ins and such, how and why do you believe you came about?

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2008-01-10 15:21
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Kayako Wrote:Oh, so many, many reasons...

I don't know how I got here, but it seems like everything's all set up just how I like it, so I'm assuming there was some planning on my part. Not quite sure whether or not anyone had to be kicked around for me to get in here.

As for why....oooohhh, so many reasons. Searching for something, learning, experiencing, growing, changing, becoming more.....sheer fun of it.
2008-01-10 15:32
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Divinitywolf Wrote:I'm a demon and think that either something went wrong or i chose to inhabit a human body. Can demons die?
I think i have a bit of wolf in me as well so thats easy to explain.

Yes saying that you believe an elf reincarnated is no different from saying you believe in God. God can't be proved to exist or not exist, the same with elves or dragons and yet for some reason humans find the belief in God more plausible than creatures existing in another world. HMPH!

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2008-01-10 17:11
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Because I chose to. I could've roamed the earth or the chaos realm, bodiless, for a longer amount of time, but I decided to incarnate out of curiousity (and boredom, I think)

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2008-01-10 22:40
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I think reasons for being here are just as varied as we are.

Though some little part of me insists that it's because we're evolving, and the old beings are coming back into the world, both through us and around us, and we're learning to see all over again. All part of the Plan, in other words.

Personally, I started incarnating in order to escape a couple very nasty Angels. This time, I incarnated to be with Vant - we were designed for one another at the beginning - and we're working together to get as much experience and delight worked into this life as possible, because we want to take it home with us.

"Someday after we have mastered the winds, the waves, and gravity, we will harness for God the energies of love; and then for a second time in the history of the world, human beings will have discovered fire." - Teilhard de Chardin
2008-01-10 23:17
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I'm here because I went, "Oooh, pretty species!! But... I can't pick up their stuff!! Let's get in one of those bodies and do things the.... *reads dictionary* HUMAN way!! Yay!!"

That's the condensed version of it, but honestly I just jumped in because I could.

It's just a tad more complicated because I had to find a couple other demons to help "attach" me to this body. The only flaw with this I've found so far is that I cannot completely leave this body for any length of time, unless I died.


But that's also good, because then nothing else comes in and jacks my body. ^_^

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2008-01-11 4:19
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meirya Wrote:For me, my phoenixness is archetypal: it's a description of the role of my ba (the core part of the self; the soul) and my ba's energetic composition/quality and traits.

My hawkness is somehow related to my ka (spirit, personality, me-this-life); I was not hawk in previous lives. I have never been physically hawk or phoenix, as best as I can figure. Hawk is more than a memory for me. Hawk is energetic, a personality thing, a mental thing... perhaps even totemic as some cultures describe totems. I don't know, precisely. I just know that I am hawk, somehow, at an undeniable level.

I'm going to elaborate on the phoenix bit here. The ba is eternal, whereas the ka is not, in Egyptian belief. If anything reincarnates, it's the ba. The ka either stays with the body, or gets a spirit-body and goes on to the Duat (afterlife of sorts). Hawk is this-life-only. Phoenix is something that has been there every lifetime, and I think influences when and where I incarnate. My role each lifetime has been "Phoenix" - healer-diplomat; cyclic; brightly-burning energy/self. So in that sense, I suppose, my otherness has something to do with reincarnation - but reincarnation is not the cause of my otherness, and I am native to this plane.

starwind Wrote:I don't know if my cat-ness is...outsourceable...as a totem, rather than something I've actually been.

When I say "totemic as some cultures describe totems", I'm mostly referring to Ravenari's depiction of totems. Specifically (and this is a quote from Ravenari in Lupa's book on otherkin), in the sense that "totems... are already inside of us, they are who we are. They are not our spirit 'helper' (usually), they do not often take us through the otherworlds, they do not do much more than reflect our nature and personality. . . they reside within." Lupa adds, paraphrasing Ravenari, that "some of the indigeneous cultures of Australia. . . deliberately internalize their totem."

Through further talks with Ravenari on MSN and through LJ and such, I'd say that by her culture's definition of totems (which is not to say all cultures' definitions of totems), it could be considered that Hawk is my totem, that my experience of hawkness is totemic. I wouldn't say it's totemic in the neo-shamanic/new-age definition of totem, though, as that's usually viewed as more archetypal and external. My experience of hawk is tactile, most definitely not archetypal, and fits with the actual behavior/state of hawks (as I've observed and experienced first-hand when I volunteered for several months at a wildlife rehabilitation center) rather than their perceived symbology in modern times.

Does that make any sense? If my hawkness is totemic (and I'm not saying it is; only that it's a possibility), then it's an internalized sort of totem, not an externalized "guide".

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2008-01-11 21:42
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*puts up the fluffiness sign*

I ain't dead yet!

It's a bit of a long story, so I'll attempt to put it in a concise, understandable way.

I was in some big battle. I think it was over some piece of information only I/my tribe knew. I got really hurt in said battle (and i still have odd phantom pains in the places where the worst injuries were. DX) and put myself into a coma-like state, using most of my latent energy in the healing process. it was going to be a while, so I decided to go "exploring". Wandered around astrally, soulwalked, whatever until I found a body to inhabit. "popped in", so to speak, and here I am. :3 After human Rau dies, Rau gets to go back.

Feel free to ask me if you have questions...It even sounds odd to me, and being interviewed makes it easier to get my thoughts out.

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2008-01-13 0:33
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I can only wish I knew how I got here. I highly doubt it was "for fun", and if it was, what was I thinking? A large part of me believes it was a random reincarnation thing, a smaller part of me believes I'm here for some sort of "mission" (consisting of what? I haven't any idea), and (every now and then) an even smaller part believes I'm here as a punishment for whatever it is I did.
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Based on my belief system of reincarnation and soul (pm me I'm not explaining it here) I am human because as a human I have the most chance to change my inherent nature to something more positive. I believe this was a choice I made long ago and I knew the consequences of that choice. Also my soul mate and other mates chose to be human to, well most of them anyway.
I am a bit confused as to why someone would choose humanity outside of this or similar systems. It seems like a poor choice if you are just bored. I don't doubt anyone, I just feel there might be another motive behind it that hasn't been discoered.
2008-01-17 16:20
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