Reincarnation as an Incidental Necessity
Whether literally or figuratively, reincarnation deserves attention in a rarely considered context. It extends beyond conventional Western thinking by assuming that previous and future lives are elements of a threaded ongoing reality. This begs the question of how one feeds the desire to recover intellectual, emotional, and physical health. What happens when someone strives to recapture a condition based on the memory of an experience that didn’t occur in the current life narrative, yet the memory seems tangible and meaningful? Whether or not this is a trick of the mind, an interlude with the World of Ideal Forms, or anything else along these lines is incidental. Wishing to return to a familiar self-actualization matters most, and the intimacy of the memory plays an essential role in its significance, imagined or not.