In a what seems to be a first hand story of reincarnation, a South African lady and Twitter user @MpumiMlambo2, recounted how she was in same taxi with her aunt who died when she was 16, to her followers.
According to the lady who said she was torn in her tweets which has long gone viral, her aunt sat in front of her (2nd row), and alighted first. Her tweets read;
“My aunt died when I was still in primary school. She was like my mom, I truly love her. A few years after she died, I got into a taxi with my aunt in it. I was scared to tell people about this because I knew they wouldn’t believe me. It wasn’t a look alike, it was her.”
“We didn’t chat you guys, I was 16 and was seeing a dead person. I was scared but I was also heart broken. I love her so so much, I was with her a week before she died. She is like a mom to me.”
“She was sitting in front of me (2nd row), I was right behind her. Ngidlulise imali kuyena, ngabheka phansi (I handed over money to him, looked down.). She got off first. I can’t put it to words man, I was torn.”
“I’m not trying to scare you or anything. I just wanted to know if anyone else has ever experienced such. My own mom doesn’t know about this. That’s how freaked out I was.”
Well, the ancient theosophy underlying traditional African religions becomes even more apparent as we delve into the fascinating complexities of their interpretations of the doctrine of rebirth. There seems to be a common belief amongst them that the wave of human souls at any particular world period is limited in number; therefore reincarnation is only logical.
As in other religious traditions, mystery enshrouds details of African doctrines concerning the embodiment of the spiritual Self. We do know, however, that many African peoples have beliefs in the composite nature of man remarkably similar to the more familiar religious teachings of the East and Near East.