Originally Posted by metal68
But biggest of all, what does this mean for the survival hypothesis?? If we die then pass into the afterlife, then what about the other versions of us? Do they go to their own separarate afterlife/astral place??
Anyone got a view on this??
I have often wondered about this as well. In the view presented by Seth in the channeled book, Seth Speaks
, by Jane Roberts, every
psychospiritual constellation keeps on going (expressively fractally unfolding) in the context of an all
-inclusive 'eternal' NOW (after physical 'death' as well). The subtitle of the book is "The Eternal
Validity of the Soul." One the other hand, I also think I remember reading in one of his many books that when a 'probable' (alternate?, bifurcated?, parallel?) self 'dies' the 'energy' of that self re-merges which any still living probable self from which it bifurcated. Trying to put it all together is totally mind-boggling to say the least.
What's more, Seth also says that 'consciousness' is completely mobile in the sense that, if and as it is adeptly 'focused', it can go (it perceive 'from') anywhere and ensconce itself 'in' anything (perceive as
said thing-being perceives). OOBE and other yogic accounts provide evidentiary support for this.
Here's what I have put together on such bases as my 'best' hypothesis so far: There is really only One Super-Soul. This Mega-Soul is THE creative source/power which gives 'birth' to (i.e. 'creates') all parallel universes
which explosively, as it were, spring forth, each giving birth to other such expressive and experiencing beings
ad infinitum. not unlike a tree branching and leaving.
You might say each such experiencing expression of Life (God?) has a 'soul' (which some might regard as just being a 'sub
soul' of the BIGGEST soul-cheese block.
). Each said (sub)soul is 'naturally' focused on and so 'normally' just 'conscious' of everything in its
(sub)domain. In the dream or out-of-body state, however, its consciousness may/can 'trip' into any of the other soul's expressional/experiential 'domain', however. There are no real
(completely rigid?) 'limits' to one's 'i'dentity therefore, only the ones that each soul chooses
to abide, i.e. live., within
in the first place -- the desire
to experience and expressively explore said choice
being the 'force' or 'power' which gave rise
to its being
uniquely 'itself' as a (sub)soul in the first place.
In terms of what's may be seen as a kind of 'waking up' from one's personal (sub)soul reality/dream, which may be regarded as a kind of 'enlightenment' experience, the (sub)soul 'sees' the (mega)soul-reality I have just described and so chooses to begin to consciously
experience and express itself (i.e. to 'live') as
a subsoul branch-extension of the supersoul seed->tree of (all) Life from that point on. Those who do not
'awaken' so just continue to experience and expressively web-spin out their life 'acts' as though
they were separate
entities, in more or less completely 'self'ish mode as it were. Theoretically this could be 'eternally', but then there's also the notion that what we experience as 'time' has an 'ending', at which point who knows what will happen either to those who have started to live 'in communion' with THE BIG CHEESE or to those who haven't? The view projected in the Book of Revelation in the Bible is that the consciousness of latter will go just go 'poof' at that point. According to Seth, however, at least the way I read the following passage from Seth Speak, everyone
's consciousness eventually
comes 'home' because no one could be or ever was 'separate', i.e. 'out of IT', except in 'illusion' in the first place. It all depends on what how think the word "must" in the following passage (from Seth Speaks
"Entities or souls, in other words, send out portions of themselves to open up avenues of reality that would not exist otherwise. The three-dimensional selves, in existing within
these realities, must focus their attention there completely. An inner awareness gives them a source of energy and strength. They must, however, come to understand their roles as actors, "finally" from their roles, and through another act of comprehension, return to the entity
Though the 'proof of the pudding' is in how one lives, not just 'thinks', I do enjoy this kind of metaphysical play as a kind of gloriously enjoyable vacation (from the 'real' business of living, that is). I hope this sharing brings joy to others as well.