The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?

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The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?

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Postby amazoncomposite » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:48 pm

I keep finding asking myself about the nature of how souls work in the Eva universe.

Rei clones don't have souls because Dr. Akagi said that, "the Chamber of Guf was empty". But where do the souls or new-born people and animals come from then? Does a piece of your soul get ripped of and becomes the soul of your child? Otherwise, where are these new souls coming from?

What about when you die? where does your soul go? Does is just float around forever in the world until Instrumentality? Does it get sucked into a new life-form, essentially following some of the rules of reincarnation?

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Re: The mechanics of souls in Evangelion?

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Postby Baz » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:27 am

Well, it's a distinct possibility that there are multiple Chambers of Guf. We have Lilith's chamber, for the souls of the lilim, which seems to have a nearly endless supply of souls. Then we have Adam's chamber that produced just a handful of angels. Perhaps there is also a Chamber of Guf from which the souls of Adam and Lilith themselves came, and that is the specific "Chamber" that was empty. But that opens up the question about why the Reis would be drawing their souls from that specific chamber. Perhaps because she and her clones are made from the same stuff as Lilith?

In the Eva universe it isn't clear whether souls are immortal. We know that a soul lingers in or around the body after death (since Rei was revived after she self-destructed) but we don't know whether souls are reincarnated after a time, or whether they eventually dissolve and become part of the cosmos. But we do know that they don't naturally go back to their Chamber of Guf. That only occurs during instrumentality.


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