i wanted to thank you for your reply ..
Tom meant we most often return to this PMR. We incarnate into the best situation for us. So country and culture are not an issue.
and for others following along in this thread, this was in response to :
Tom has of course discussed aspects of past lives before.
And i do recall in a couple instances , he has mentioned he felt that there is a higher % that we return to a situation / new life that we are more accustomed to.
and as Martin
suggested to me in chat last night, so just returning to a life where we c an capture some "familiarity"..
Okay so the reason I had inquired into this area was from reviewing the research done by both Ian Stevenson + Jim Tucker it is clear that when they do solve a case they end up being found quite close to one another in many instances..
It is important to note here that the skeptical view on this would clearly be sure, the closer proximity of the 2 lives makes it easier for any info to be acquired between the 2 families , because there closer to each other
But for the purposes of my posting, lets carry on with the assumption past lives does in fact happen to most of us here :
Now this may sound sorta obvious in a sense , because you might argue sure its easier to locate the past life if its closer to the present child life right ?
This would all be fine if in there data base ( has to be over 3,000 cases by now i think ), if you had a large % still of unsolved cases. because than you could conjecture, well that what makes it difficult is that in many of those cases the 2 lives were born many. many miles apart?
However , it does look to me that there full data base is in fact composed of a high % of "solved" cases..( sorry I am still looking for exact/ current stats on this . )
So just to give one example of what im getting at-
They have developed something they refer to as - The Strength-of-Case Scale (SOCS)
Than it comes as no surprise that one important parameter to calculate this would be your proximity ( distance between past and current lives)..
Okay so lets have a look at there awarding of points to this important attribute -
19.Distance (in km. ) between child’s birthplace and deceased individual’s main residence -
so 0- 1.5 KM's gets you no points ( there seems to be a fair % of these cases where an IUOC in re born back into the same family again , is where you might get the zero figure from)
a distance of 1.6 - 25 KM, does net you + 2 in there SOCS
and than finally as distance of 25 Kms or greater nets you + 5
Now as I think everyone agrees 25 Km's ( which is about 15 miles) , is not very far ?
If we were to further conjecture its pretty much just a random attribute ( the location i am re born into in my next life..)
so for example my current life here in Florida and say if my previous life happened to be in one of the urban centers over in Europe
i think your looking at distance there of in the thousands of KM's
I do have some interesting ideas i feel as to "how and why" I might be reborn on the average a much closer distance than that , that i feel is contingent of the culmination of my understanding of how consciousness might work ( of course clearly still speculation on my part)..
But i prefer to wait on that until "others" have had a chance to add anything to what ive started here :) ?