Phenomena associated with past-life and spirit world reports have often met criticism of lacking a logical basis, of lack of congruence with known scientific observations, and absence of a coherent theory by which the wide range of reports can be assembled into a single coherent whole. This very brief philosophical overview uses the methods of astronomical cosmology and combinatory logic to provide a single highly generalized background model. Selected astronomical and physical supporting evidence is cited.
Past-life phenomena have been known for millennia. Various references to the inter-life and yogic experiences of the Light can be found in the Vedas, originating 5000 years ago. Efforts to make philosophical sense out of these experiences have followed. Although many yogis have been successful in communicating this information to their more advanced followers the details in terms of everyday experience have waited until the advent of quantum mechanics and astronomical cosmology. This paper draws from both of these fields to describe one of the models used by yogis, except in more formal terms.
This treatment of cosmology is quite ecumenical. For example, the Logos of Genesis is literally the processual rule by which things got started, and the goal here is to examine that rule. That carries us into strange and wonderful conceptual areas which are rich with a mysterious potentiality hitherto untapped. Yet, in many respects, such logical thoughts are bizarre, they offer something for nothing. As Steven Hawking has been quoted, “The universe may be the ultimate free lunch.” For brevity the Taoist terms Yin and Yang are used, but the same argument can be made with other beginners, e.g. Vedic Prakriti and Purusha. In fact, the Buddhist Kalachakra Tantra is used here as an organizational guide to the process and a portion of the discussion uses complex mathematics and non-Euclidean geometry.
Non-mathematical readers may feel alienated by the symbolic expressions. Having personally avoided math for most of my college career, I fully sympathize with those feelings. I resisted symbolic computations until I was forced into a couple years study by the type of work I do. But I recall those old uncomfortable feelings, so in addition to the math you will find a verbal description of meanings, and a few illustrations. The point is not to make any elegant proofs here, but to communicate concepts. One of those three approaches should suffice, and all the information is ultimately the same.