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Do Butterflies & Caterpillars Prove Reincarnation?

Updated on August 30, 2016
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Marc Hubs, author of "Reflections Of NPD" is a writer/researcher on the mind, science, psychology/psychiatry, metaphysics and consciousness.

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Imaginal Cells

Many people believe that the idea of reincarnation is purely a religious belief or myth with no grounding in scientific reality. However, many recent scientific findings are beginning to prove us wrong about many things.

Imaginal cells are one example and may very well be scientific evidence for the possibility of reincarnation which, on the face of things, appear to defy our current understanding of science.

A caterpillar is a creature which wanders around and eats 300 times it's own weight, It then curls up and appears to die before a chrysalis is eventually formed. However, when a caterpillar turns into a butterfly, it doesn't literally transform, mutate or morph into the butterfly.

Rather, the old cells of the caterpillar seem to turn into some kind of gooey oily substance but don't actually change at all.

Instead, they attempt to eliminate new imaginal cells, which appear to keep popping up all over the place from out of nowhere. However, the imaginal cells keep on reproducing at such a fast rate that it becomes impossible for the old cells of the caterpillar to keep fighting them off.

Eventually, the reproduction of the imaginal cells over-rides the old cell's attempts to eliminate them and the cells go on to form the cells that will ultimately become the body of the butterfly; it's legs, it's wings, etc. In other words, a caterpillar doesn't actually die and neither does it change. It just becomes replaced with something else which appears to have come out of nowhere.

Dr Bruce Lipton is a developmental biologist who has written about and spoken about imaginal cells. Dr Lipton has, in his new book, used the term imaginal cells to refer to the people in society who are pointing out better, cleaner, more environmental-friendly ways of doing things and are helping to create change in the world. Dr Lipton also promotes the theory that DNA can be influenced, or manipulated, by belief.


According to the laws of physics, energy cannot be created and neither can it be destroyed.

So, what happens to the 'soul' energy, or the consciousness, that kept the caterpillar alive during it's lifetime? Did that 'soul' energy perhaps be released from it's body and the quantum information was distributed and dissipated into the universe, as suggested by the theory of biocentrism?

The theory of biocentrism, which was developed by Dr Robert Lanza (voted the third most important scientist alive by the New York Times), also ties in with the the philosophy of panpsychism, one of the oldest philosophical doctrines known to man.

Biocentrism suggests that quantum information is stored within the microtubules of the brain cells and that upon death the information is released, is distributed to the universe and then eventually dissipates throughout the universe.

Panpsychism suggests that consciousness (psyche) exists outside of the mind and body and exists everywhere (pan), whereas Buddhism suggests that there is no soul but just one stream of consciousness which interconnects everyone and everything.

Modern day science (quantum mechanics/physics) also shows that this may very well the case.


Or, perhaps, did the 'soul' energy, or consciousness, of the caterpillar somehow get transferred to the butterfly? Or is the butterfly experiencing a new consciousness, a new soul, all together? If there is one thing which is certain, it's that this is a complicated process that science doesn't yet fully understand.

If the 'soul' energy of a caterpillar does indeed somehow transfer to the body of a butterfly, then that would indicate that consciousness is directly connected to reincarnation and, once again, Buddhism, biocentrism, panpsychism and quantum physics suggest that reincarnation may very well be a possibility.

So, do caterpillars/butterflies prove reincarnation?

© 2016 Marc Hubs


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      4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Just accepted the invitation - I'm in!

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      4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

      I think I did already but do I use the name Sparkster?

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      4 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

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