Yes. If someone could explain this to me, I'd be interested. As I understand it, it's not the individual person but the universal transpersonal nature that goes on. In the same way as we do physically by reproduction, in that each generation inherits from their forebears, but is not their forebears repeated in a new guise. Anyway, that's the way I understand it. Personally, I find the doctrine of reincarnation quite pessimistic — but then orthodox Christianity is the most optimistic religion I know — It seems to me the idea of Fred coming back as Harry is a populist and sentimental misconception. The error is magnified when bad people come back as cats or dogs or worms of whatever, as there's no way a cat or dog or worm can transcned itself, so if that's true, there you are stuck. Game over. So, by the way, is the assumption that reincarnation is progressive. Look at the origin of snakes and ladders. I find the prospect of being required to live countless number of lives garnering virtue and then, in the penultimate life, making a mistake and being sent back to the very start, to begin all over again ... a soul-rending notion. As the Perfect is only possible in God, man can never attain perfection by his own power. Thus each step is, as it were, a portion of the distance remaining, and it remains that way infinitely ... so you never reach the goal, but spend your countless lives walking an infinitely precarious road that stretches away into infinity before you ... it's I know reincarnation is very fashionable in the West, and I know many fudge the original doctrine completely, but really, if you apply metaphysical principles to the idea, without grace, you're on a long road that never actually arrives anywhere ... ... as I say, if anyone can explain it better, I'd be interested. That may well be true for a number of traditions, but not for the Abrahamic. "Now to him that is able to establish you, according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery, which was kept secret from eternity" (Romans 16:25, emphasis mine. cf 1 Corinthians 2:7, Ephesians 3:9, Colossians 1:26.) Christ, being the Logos of God, is the Mystery as such. As the stanzas of Dzyan have now been traced to their IndoPersian roots, by which they made their way into Tibet, and their origins are founded in Pudgalavāda or "Personalist" school of Buddhism, which was declared as heretical in India about 300BC. Scholarship seems to indicate that: If you are an initiate into the Mysteries of Christ, through the Holy Spirit, then all you need to know will be made known. Modern Theosophy's error is in trying to come up with a 'one size fits all' syncretic and supposedly secret doctrine that lumps all the traditions together, which cannot be done, for reaons which are apparent to anyone with a grasp of fundamental metaphysics. Theosophy therefore a priori assumes that Christ must fit somewhere in its flawed model of the cosmos, and thus will not and indeed cannot see Christ for who, and what, He Actually Is, but sees only what it presupposes to be the case. Ooh no ... true prayer is higher than meditation, and it's a lot more than science. You can't fool God, He is not susceptible to magicians' tricks or 'secret techniques', your heart is either in the right place or it ain't.