The Cunning of Geist

040 - Is There a Soul Personality that Survives Death? - A look at Jung, Sheldrake, Smolin, and Hegel

October 31, 2021 Greg Novak
The Cunning of Geist
040 - Is There a Soul Personality that Survives Death? - A look at Jung, Sheldrake, Smolin, and Hegel
Show Notes

Reincarnation is one of the most widely held beliefs in the world today.  It is quite logical, and it explains much about why some suffer.  It offers a reasoning and reward for moral and ethical behavior.  But is it true?  Does one have a separate soul that moves from body to body over time?

This episode will explore this question from the standpoint of Hegelian philosophy regarding the finite and true infinity, and the historical movement of Spirit within the world.  

In addition, the important concept of memory will be examined from a psychological standpoint.  Humanity's collective memory may have evolved in a way similar to our physical evolution.  And this could be the underlying cause of beliefs in reincarnation and past lives recollection.  

How Jung's concept of the collective unconscious provides the basis for this understanding will be demonstrated, including possible support for this from two new interesting speculative theories,  Rupert Sheldrake's "morphic resonance," and Lee Smolin's "principle of precedence."