Some people may be too quick to accept metaphysical
theories and methods without much consideration, but
unfortunately, blind acceptance doesn’t usually lead to
Most people who advocate various metaphysical concepts
don’t automatically accept new theories. For many, having
faith in an idea that can’t be proved or disproved such as
reincarnation involves questioning, considering various
explanations, applying the idea to their own life and the
lives of others, and looking at other possibilities. Only then,
after finding no good reason to discount it, will they accept it.
With an unbiased attitude, diligent research, and intuitive
awareness, truth is uncovered.
An example is the past life regression therapist who does
many regressions, careful to remain objective, while compiling
impressions and details about his clients’ past lives. Many,
many cases offer explicit, verifiable details about distant, even
ancient cultures such as types of societal standards like common
marriage arrangement particulars, and even specific addresses
and descriptions of particular houses and places of
employment. Do these things prove reincarnation? No. Does
it prove reincarnation when the hypnotized client begins
speaking in a foreign language, one previously completely
unknown (in this life)? Again, no, but it sure lends a lot of
corroboration for supportive theories of reincarnation.
Ironically, it’s frequently those who condemn the belief in
metaphysical concepts who display gullibility, believing
misinformation (such as that of the organized religion they
follow) all too readily without bothering to do their own
More and more people are opening up to alternative spiritual
theories. It’s not too surprising that books like “The Da Vinci
Code,” by Dan Brown are best-sellers today.
That which is looked upon by one generation as the apex of
human knowledge is often considered an absurdity by the next,
and that which is regarded as a superstition in one century,
may form the basis of science for the following one.
Copyright © 2007 Scott Petullo, Stephen Petullo