Reincarnation is about people coming back to the physical world time and time again. This idea is known, among other things, from Hinduism. Unlike some other models of rebirth, the new-age doctrine of reincarnation is progressive and guarantees the individual uninterrupted development. This doctrine is perceived as more sophisticated or consistently compared to other variants described as "jumping theories". Man was once an animal, but it is not possible for him to be reborn in an animal body: "No, there are the Buddhists, and especially the Hindus, they incarnat a little anyway. You become an ant or a blade of grass or a tree or whatever the hell."
The individual is reborn in a new human body and will then bring with him all the qualities and talents that he has attained in his previous lives. The new life will be colored by the old. How long passes between the incarnations, respondents have different bids for, from a few to several hundred years. Likewise, if the individual changes gender between lives, retains the same sex or if this may vary. Perhaps the individual is reborn in another culture or in another country. The determining factors behind such things are what level of humanity or sophistication the individual has achieved in his previous life, what he has left to learn, and what environment or fate can best satisfy this. Over the course of many incarnations, the individual will have time to acquire complete experience material. This can be likened to "a cake" that eventually needs to be eaten. Faced with a new incarnation, the individual can decide on a certain piece, and then have this particular amount of experience completed.
Newness is not contrary to the usual theory of evolution. This is true in principle. What eludes the researchers is that it is the same individuals who are born time and time again, who make experiences and develop. Not only does the individual evolve, but humanity as a whole does. Yes, in fact, all life, even the plants, will evolve and eventually become perfect people.
Hammer (1998) writes that "The reincarnation faith of the time is a distinct product of the modern: optimistic, individualistic, trend-sensitive, and formulated in a language that fits hand in glove in a world of science and rationality." 53). Both the idea of reincarnation and the doctrine of karma were lifted out of a whole. Newness retained the more cameraly parts, it seems, while the suggestive doctrine of godliness and the collective community of believers who have probably been able to subdue the deterministic pressure to some extent were left behind. Previously, the individual could have lived a more ubitable life, in relation to rich mythology and reincarnation was then seen mostly as a necessary evil. As soon as possible, the believer wished to be freed from this wheel of rebirth and death and join and live in the presence of the gods. The interviewees in the study describe reincarnation, karma, and divine interference as executive principles, while it is now the individual himself who is the agent in the great stories.
The idea of constant progression can perhaps also be used as a defense against feelings of hopelessness and sadness at not having achieved what one desired in this life. The fact that the newcomers see themselves as forerunners may contribute to a sense of victory and ease, after all.