BTW, regarding reincarnation, I tried past-life regression once. It was intense at times and the "memories" seemed real. I saw 5 [what seemed like] previous lives. It was a very strange experience. I didn't come away a believer but it certainly got my attention. Here is the kicker. In the oldest life, which I saw more clearly that other imagery, I was watching a reed ship being loaded with supplies. Most striking were the colors. The sky and ocean were an intense blue that contrasted greatly with the white sand and green grass. The colors were so vibrant that even now, 30 years later, I can see them in my mind. About then the hypnotist asked why I had come back to this time. I was suddenly filled with emotion and said my wife died. I saw us crossing a large body of water during a severe storm [on the reed ship]. Something happened and I found myself in the water. I can still remember going into the water and feeling the bubbles rising all around me as I struggled to get back to the surface. And I knew my wife didn't make it. At that point I was brought out of it. Most striking was how I was filled with emotions out of nowhere. There was no warning. There was no build up. It was like the sudden recall of a horrible memory. Many years later, almost ten years ago now, I fell madly in love with a woman 30 years younger than me. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever met. My three years with her were the three greatest years of my life. It is now how I define my life. And she grew to love me as well. But it never made sense. From the first moment we had a strange closeness that neither one of us understood. It was like we had been friends for a very long time. And for me it was love at first sight. I didn't know I could love someone so much. I fell madly in love in about 30 seconds. Several years after she finally moved on, she contacted me to say she went to a mystic and learned that we were married in a past life. She was still trying to make sense of what we had and that was the answer she found. I was shocked to say the least! She said our lives are intertwined. The moment she said this, I was taken back to my hypnosis session. Every aspect of my being told me this was no coincidence. I had the overwhelming feeling that was her. I had never told her the story. We met for coffee one day and I finally told her. And I have to say, I didn't really believe in reincarnation after the regression. It seemed real but it didn't convince me. But now, in my heart of hearts, I can't shake the feeling it was all very real. And you know what? I lost her again! It makes me wonder if I am doomed to keep finding and losing the greatest love of my life. I just googled reed ship to see what they show. Yep! Just like that! That is very much what I remember seeing.