The Mysterious Powers of Karma and Reincarnation

childs-candle-lightsREINCARNATION is “one of the most important issues faced by philosophy, religion and science that have very significant implications to the understanding of human life,” the Reincarnation Research declares.

Theosophy agrees. “Reincarnation used to be a subject confined to religion. Since the 20th century, however, the inquiry has moved into the field of science.

This comes about “as a result of ground-breaking researches about people, particularly children, whose memories of previous lives have been validated by independent investigations,” the site reports.

“Many of these cases involved birthmarks or physical characteristics at birth that matched the manner of death of the claimed previous life. Some of them also could speak an unlearned language but which corresponded to the language learned in the claimed previous life.

“The concept of reincarnation, however, goes against the mainstream doctrines of a number of major religions. This has created conflicts and has led to raging debates on the pros and cons of reincarnation.”


H. P. Blavatsky and her Adept Teachers, Founders  of the modern Theosophical Movement, were fully committed to the  prime directive of introducing Western civilization to the the twin Eastern doctrines of Reincarnation and Karma.

The importance of their directive can be seen in H. P. Blavatsky’s Letter 3 to the 4th Annual American Convention in April, 1890, where she declared:

We are outwardly creatures of but a day; within we are eternal. Learn, then, well the doctrines of Karma and Reincarnation, and teach, practice, promulgate that system of life and thought which alone can save the coming races. 

(H. P. Blavatsky, April 27-28, 1890)

 The Reincarnation
of Mandy Seabrook

An outstanding story of past life recall that led to evidence one wouldn’t expect to find. Mandy recalled a past life from the time she was young enough to talk. Later she would take her mother and researchers on an evidence discovery mission.

“Past and future lives”

(Excerpts from The 14th Dali Lama on reincarnation)


“In order to accept reincarnation or the reality of Tulkus, we need to accept the existence of past and future lives. Sentient beings come to this present life from their previous lives and take rebirth again after death. This kind of continuous rebirth is accepted by all the ancient Indian spiritual traditions and schools of philosophy, except the Charvakas, who were a materialist movement.  . . . Therefore, as long as you are a Buddhist, it is necessary to accept past and future rebirth.”

The Dalai Lama
September 24, 2011

Edward Austrian: The Past Life Memory that Healed Him

“Getting back the memory of other lives is really the whole of the process, and if some people don’t understand certain things it is either because they have not got to that point in their other lives, or because no glimmer of memory has yet come.”

– William Q. Judge
(Letters That Have Helped Me, Vol. 2, Letter 5)

Spiritual Evolution

William Quan Judge was an important figure of the early theosophical movement. In 1875, at the age of 24, he was a co-founder of the Theosophical Society with H. P. Blavatsky and Henry S. Olcott.  In his article The Synthesis of Occult Science Judge noted that even theosophists wondered why Mme. Blavatsky laid “so much stress on doctrines like Karma and Reincarnation.”


“It is not alone because these doctrines are easily apprehended and beneficent to individuals, not only because they furnish, as they necessarily do, a solid foundation for ethics, or all human conduct,” he explained,

“but because they are the very key-notes of the higher evolution of man.”

“Without Karma and Reincarnation, evolution is but a fragment; a process whose beginnings are unknown, and whose outcome cannot be discerned — a glimpse of what might be, a hope of what should be.


“But in the light of Karma and Reincarnation evolution becomes the logic of what must be. The links in the chain of being are all filled in, and the circles of reason and of life are complete. Karma gives the eternal law of action, and Reincarnation furnishes the boundless field for its display.”

More Proofs

A Mysterious Power

– William Q. Judge

“There is a mysterious power in these doctrines of karma and reincarnation which at last forces them upon the belief of those who take them up for study.

“Each person is the concentration and result of karma, and is compelled from within to believe.”

“It is due to the fact that the soul is itself the experiencer of rebirth and karma, and has within a clear recollection of both — and rejoices, as it were, when it finds the lower mind taking them up for study.”


More explanations of the chameleon-like “Manas” (Sanskrit “Mind”), the Reincarnating Ego, see H. P. Blavatsky, The Key to Theosophyhere.


11 responses to “The Mysterious Powers of Karma and Reincarnation

  1. ATharva PRabhudesai

    Intresting article, enjoyed reading it. I too have written a similar article about reincarnation, it would be really nice if you read it and share your thoughts and post a like if you really like it.


  2. Karma is not only what you do to somebody else but also what someone else does to you. In the book “Dianetics” you can read how to effectively clear al the trauma in your life. With the same technique I could not find the cause of the trauma in this life, but was wandering to other lives. I found myself killed by a bear, thrown off a 1000 feet high cliff (fear of heights), locked up in a cave. But also I experienced the effect of trauma inflicted upon some else. Remembering coming home after a war finding my family dead what made me experience what killing does to someone else and their family. Dianetics is the technical side of Buddhism.


  3. Was H. P. Blavatsky a Tulku or will she be a Tulku in some future incarnation?


    • Can suggest the following excerpt from H. P. Blavatsky, Tibet and Tulku, by Geoffrey A. Barborka.

      Hardcover on Amazon:


    • A more practical example of the HPB mystery from H.S. Olcott’s “Old Diary Leaves”:

      In Chapter XVI he says that one summer evening just after dinner in New York days and while it was still early twilight, he was standing by the mantel while H.P.B. sat by one of the front windows. Then: “I heard her say ‘Look and learn’; and glancing that way, saw a mist rising from her head and shoulders. Presently it defined itself into the likeness of one of the Mahatmas…. Absorbed in watching the phenomenon, I stood silent and motionless. The shadowy shape only formed for itself the upper half of the torso, and then faded away and was gone; whether re-absorbed into H.P.B.’s body or not, I do not know…. When I asked her to explain the phenomenon she refused, saying that it was for me to develop my intuition so as to understand the phenomena of the world I lived in. All she could do was to help in showing me things and let me make of them what I could.”

      This incident is recited by Col. Olcott to suggest “that H.P.B.’s body became, at times, occupied by other entities.”


  4. It’s simple. “Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.” Because fundamentally, you are them and they are you. There is just One. This is the law.


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