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#14B MORAL ARC OF UNIVERSE / KARMA / REINCARNATION  

Without involving guilty conscience, God, or divine judgment, like many I feel the moral arc of the universe somehow bends towards justice —perhaps in a spiritual version of action / reaction or cause / effect.  (Note: Some extend this with "cosmic justice" where a person’s actions in one life produce karmic forces with consequences in future lives. This requires believing a non-physical essence (soul, consciousness, etc.) in each of us survives death and is part of a continual cycle of birth & rebirth. Some believe that overcoming desire and ego allows escaping this cycle Nirvana.)

More Information About This Worldview Theme--note this table is under construction, last update: October 2020

a heart WV Theme...

...individual <---> individual

the theme is paired with: #14A  Salvation & Moralistic God  to make Choice #16    in the Choices We Make cards 

this theme as presented in older version of theme structure:  version 2.0    version 3.0        is this theme new to version 4?--new name

click to look at the Project Worldview Cultural Literacy Encyclopedia Related Words, Beliefs, Background articles for the above choice 

 Project Worldview authored discussion, Worldview Watch related issues, songs, etc.  

Discussion from The Worldview Literacy Book Songs!    
Worldview Watch #37: Defining Life is Worldview Dependent...Duh!  And It's Useful!

Wikipedia articles related to this theme:

Wheel of Life  Reincarnation Past Life Regression
Reincarnation Research Karma Old Souls: The Scientific Evidence for Past Lives (1999 book by Tom Shroder)
Life Before Life (2005 book by Jim Tucker) Dean Spanley (movie with reincarnation theme) Genetic Memory  

 worldview internal inconsistency related: Strongly valuing this theme and any of the themes in the list below is a contradiction:

#1B Skeptic   #4 Spreading Disinformation / Tactical Deception #5A   Scientific Materialism #9B  In God's Hands: Apocalypticism
#16A Culture of Fear   #17A  Bitterness & Vengeance    #25  Evil is Out There #29B Taking Charge==> Violence
#36B  Conspiracies #39B Blaming / Scapegoating  

More to Explore -- Worldview Theme #14B: Moral Arc of Universe / Karma / Reincarnation  

The Division of Perceptual Studies, University of Virginia (website of leading center doing reincarnation research)
Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century  by E. Kelly etal. (review by Diane Powell of this 2007 book by Univ. of Va researchers)
Transitions to the Other World--The Tibetan Books of the Dead (links to various Buddhist sacred texts on University of Virginia website)
Reincarnation, Karma, Past Lives
A Wisdom Archive on Karma and Reincarnation
Past Lives (from Paralumun New Age Village)
"Discover Your Past Lives"  by Gloria Chadwick  (short article by author of similarly titled book)
Seeking Jordan: How I Learned the Truth about Death and the Invisible Universe by Matthew McKay  (read excerpt from this 2016 book)
"Does Consciousness Need a Brain?" by Rinchen Dawa (nearly two hour long  video talk posted on You Tube)
"Have Researchers Cracked the Case for Past Life Memories?" by Martin Clemons (Feb 10 2014 article posted on The Mysterious Universe website)
Manifesto of Scientists Who Accept the Paranormal  (product of Feb 2014 conference at Univ. of Arizona, Tucson)
"The Problem With Reincarnation" by Alex Lickerman (reflections of Buddhist physician, on Psychology Today website Oct 14 2012)
Spook: Science Tackles the Afterlife, by Mary Roach (links to several reviews of this book)
The Great Afterlife Debate: Michael Shermer vs. Deepak Chopra (essays by both authors on this topic)
Proof of Heaven by Eben Alexander (NY Times book review by Leslie Kaufman Nov 25 2012)
The Physics of Immortality, by Frank J. Tipler (1994 book by Tulane Univ. professor of mathematical physics)
"Reincarnation: Believing in Second Chances" (May 15 2011 CBS News Report)
The Hollow Curse by Stephen Pearl (link to author's website re: his 2009 novel with reincarnation theme)
Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation by Ian Stevenson (read excerpts provided by Google Books of this 1980 book publ by Univ of Virginia Books)
Past Live Readings (case studies, testimonials)
Past Life Memory Bank
Only Love is Real: The Story of Soulmates Reunited by Brian Weiss (one of many books by psychiatrist who does past life regression hypnosis)
How Karma Works, by Rudolf Steiner
Human Personality and Its Survival of Bodily Death by F.H.W. Myers (read excerpts of this 1903 classic work at Google Books)
Reincarnation  (skeptical perspective)
Reincarnation Central
Reincarnation Belief in Europe
Reincarnation -- its meaning and consequences
Reincarnation Forum
Reincarnation: A Critical Examination  (book review of skeptical examination)
Rebirth, the Master Key (from Rosicrucians website)
Reincarnation (articles, links from spiritual.com website)
"MIT Neuroscientists Explain Deja Vu"  (June, 2007 news story)
famous quotes on reincarnation

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