The Religious Research Foundation grew out of a desire to
integrate religion (a body of beliefs) with science (a method of obtaining
knowledge) – thus, “adding facts to faith.” Fifty years ago, the leaders of the
Religious Research Foundation were guided to direct their scientific curiosity
into the field of reincarnation. At that time about two percent of Americans
believed in reincarnation, as opposed to the roughly 100 million – nearly
one-third of all Americans - who believe in reincarnation today.
We understand that the learning and personal growth afforded to human souls, by
living through a series of well-planned physical incarnations, is not so much
like climbing a simple ladder of learning and self-awareness; rather, it is like
adding pieces to a jig saw puzzle. Each incarnation of the human soul is a
unique personality, and each is like a piece of the overall puzzle of Life.
First, a few lifetimes are focused on a particular aspect of life; then a few
lifetimes are spent focusing on a different aspect of human life. Eventually,
sections of the puzzle come together and connect and the greater picture becomes
clear. So the jig saw puzzle represents the process of spiritual learning
through reincarnation – and this is what all of us incarnate humans are about.