as to whether I believe there is a "physical resemblance"
between your "current" life and your "past" lives
. . . I have written many articles over the years about my "theories" as to the "transmission" of the spiritual essence
from one lifetime to another . . . and in that "transmission" -- because if Reincarnation is true, then no matter how little we may know about it
we can say with some level of confidence that (a) there has to be a means of getting "something" from the old body into the NEW body
and (b) the "thing" (whatever that may be) that gets "transmitted"
has to have some properties that would "reflect" that connection
. . . ALL talk about Reincarnation is theoretical -- no one knows, not me
nor anyone else
I know what I know but I am not 100 % positive I even "know that"
ontology meets metaphysics (as in "New Age" metaphysics)
. . . my belief is that there is a confluence between DNA and astrology; what I have called "Astro-Genetics"
and these two elements are "drivers" of behavior, because they influence the "state of being" of the individual in such a way as to gently steer the individual down the road
long story only sort of long, I think there will always be a physical resemblance of one sort or another
a beautiful woman one round may be not so beautiful the next, yet still sort of look the same
I think that "still sort of look the same" thang
is always gonna be there, on some level
many will dispute this; in fact they have already hahahahaa
this may be due to the disputer having found a lifetime as Queen Esmerelda of Lichtenstein and even though there is not the slightest hint of actual "resonance" between the two
somehow the identification has been made and the "truth" defined
. . . again, no one knows
and because I say it, for sure doesn't make it "true"
no matter how much I may think my arguments the most persuasive ever formulated
. . . the memories, the "essence", the DETAILS drive the "hunt"
I have thought I was so many so and so's over the years only to dig deeper and see the connections were surface level only
there was a "vibe" and common elements
but they, on further, deeper review, didn't hold up
bottom line, I do think there likely IS a physical resemblance between all the lifetimes lined up together
just because I spent 40 years searching like a madman frantically looking for his signed Abba poster from 1973 that the movers misplaced
and found someone who had all the elements I was looking for (and conversely, hardly anyone else possibly could)
and then is my twin on top of that -- someone who looks sooooo much like me that I could easily say "oh these are stills from a movie I did when I was in my early 30's"
doesn't "prove" reincarnation
nor prove I was Major Baron Doctor von Hadeln
but perhaps, like Twain's famous line about history: 'History doesn't repeat itself, but it does rhyme"
we might say the same about past lives