Reincarnation – A view from Nasa Scientist Thomas Campbell


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Nasa. Think rockets, space, and…reincarnation? Today I watched a you tube video clip of Scientist Thomas Campbell, consultant to Nasa, speaking to a crowd about reincarnation.

Interjected with examples that left brain people can relate to, he explained how he sees the process of dying and rebirth, and what the purpose of reincarnation is.

Ever wonder why we have to come back? Or maybe, why we choose to come back? Yes, according to Thomas Campbell, we actually want to come back to learn the lessons we didn’t quite get the 1st, 2nd, or umpteenth time round. Here’s his view on reincarnation in a nutshell.

You die. You forget the human condition – it fades away like a dream upon waking. And you find yourself wanting to do something because that is the entire point of existence – to lose entropy (disorder or chaos). In order to lose entropy, it requires action and learning.

In this place between incarnations, you exist in two states – one where you think you learned it all, and one where you know there are things to work on.

If you are in the first camp, you get a life review so you can see what you haven’t learned yet, and then you realize you really in the second camp. Then you can choose what you want to learn or experience when you reincarnate again.

Thomas Campbell makes note that progress is kept from one lifetime to the next. When you die, you reach a certain spiritual aptitude. When you start the next life, you build from there.

If you want to watch the you tube video and get the full 10 minute explanation from the source, go to

I had a teacher who used to remind me that we all at some point have been the victim in a lifetime, and in another, the perpetrator. That we experience both ends of the spectrum and everything in between through the process of reincarnation.

Here’s the thing. I’m not sure I buy into this whole coming back over and over again.

Oh yes, I do believe in experiencing many lifetimes. In fact, I’ve re-experienced many of them through past life regressions, and I’ve helped my clients to experience and heal certain things by experiencing their past lives. And I do believe in many reincarnation concepts.

Here’s where I get hung up. There is no time. There is no space. Everything is one. Hence, we are all experiencing everything all at once. That means you are you, you are the neighbor, the dog (yes animals may reincarnate as well), the kid on the skateboard, the grouchy guy in the corner store, you are me.

It also means you are the Dalai Lama, Jesus, Hitler, Joan of Arc. You are everyone, all at once, in all points of time, and all points of space.

However, because of the way the system works, you are focused on seeing and experiencing reality through your perspective only at this time, unless you consciously shift your perspective (say through past life regressions, or meditations).

If that hasn’t got you thinking yet, how about this one. If we are part of God, and God is perfect and all powerful, then why do we have to go through all this in the first place? Isn’t there a way that S/He could just snap His/Her fingers and poof! We are in a state of perfect love and happy staying there?

I wonder what Thomas Campbell would say to all that? Anyway, these are the thoughts that go through my head periodically. So many questions, so little answers. Hmmm…maybe that’s why I’m here!

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  • barry.waterfield October 17, 2013, 9:05 am

    ”It also means you are the Dalai Lama, Jesus, Hitler, Joan of Arc. You are everyone, all at once, in all points of time, and all points of space”.

    I have come to suspect that the ”Godhead” or supreme being is in fact the energy of this and multiple universal states throughout time and space. We also are energy and when we die we rejoin the Godhead as do all life forms good or bad and their common experiences are shared. I cannot speculate what forward purpose lies beyond this endeavour but I suspect we learn for a purpose and I further think that new souls are entering the world all the time just as old ones who have completed their learning are leaving.Our energy is thus a mix of the entire energy bank, so we do in one sense experience these many different things. Equally I think we experience every significant doubt,fear, joy, and sorrow imaginable. So on one occasion we may be the villain of the piece and on another the victim. Rather like subjects at school we go through life taking on board, over time, every emotion possible so that we might fully understand the vast Godhead to which we belong.

  • Darryl Adams June 21, 2015, 1:39 pm

    My opinion. God is you. Here’s the process. These are all metaphors. The creation of thoughts. You received information from consciousness through the Reticulum Activation System part of your brain. The image is planted on the Intuative screen. Your brain reacts with an image you think it is through your life experiences. It presents itself as a paradolia image. Example. You look at a cloud in the sky and you see an an imqge of an animal. From the para image, you get a feeling. From the feeling , you act it out through emotion. The god is you in between the feeling and emotion. It’s through meditation you quiet your thoughts to be able to see the original image your brain planted on the “Intuative Screen” at the beginning of the process.

  • chris January 19, 2016, 4:28 pm

    You will get the answer to your questions if and when you read his book, My Big Toe

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