Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Karma, Reincarnation, and Pallas
The doctrines of karma and reincarnation have been with humanity for millennia. These concepts have been primarily dominant in the East but now also pervade modern Western cultures as well. Together they posit that human life continues (more or less) forever, or until an individual human soul transcends this condition through wisdom and countless incarnations of spiritual practice. A general accompanying assumption is that the reincarnating soul gains experience and wisdom over many eons of lives. The soul here becomes "smarter" over time, learning through trial and error that some types of actions generate desirable results and others do not.
A logical conclusion to draw, then, would be that "older" souls will generally tend to behave better than "newer"souls. Through the action of karma, they will have been "trained" by life to treat others with respect if not kindness and to avoid harming others. Also, if the law of karma works as advertised, then "older" souls would tend to be less likely to fall into the age-old trap of "the end justifies the means". The old soul would learn over time that to avoid the negative effects of karma which come from harming others, one must avoid harming others if at all possible, even if doing harm would ostensibly result in a net good. In fact, the very idea karma itself suggests that harming others can never result in a net good (which calls for the question of whether believers in these doctrines who aren't libertarians are idiots, but this is beside the point). The point is that "old souls" would tend towards libertarian ethics more than not.
As demonstrated by my published research ad nauseum, the disposition of the astrological Pallas on a chart reflects the libertarian or "Apollonian" character of the native. Accordingly, if we accept the doctrines of karma and reincarnation, and the resulting assertions described above, then the natal disposition of Pallas can be seen as an indicator of the age of the soul.
If we accept all of this, then a number of conclusions follow:
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