Trisha Kaschalk wrote:
> It makes me wonder if it's some sort of formula created to assist in the selecting reincarnation routes
Physical Reality gets described sometimes as "a machine", like a big spinning Roulette Wheel that has lots of mirrors (which are crystals).
There are slots for which the balls (Souls) can land and that you cannot change the World (or Wheel itself) that you are on, only yourself. Once you are in a ball, you float/bounce around as if in a Hall of Mirrors.
Using that analogy from an Engineering perspective, the assumption would be that the World, whichever World, decides on what personality types that it needs and Souls can buy, swap or queue to get into the physical 'body' implementations of the preassigned characters.
Further to that, there is the "vessel" idea, that a body is a vessel which is analogous to a sailing ship. So it's hired for want of a better term, used, driven around and dumped when it's finished. You can find more on this by researching "Maritime Law as applied to Consciousness" as taught by the Freemasons. It's just a philosophy and if it works for you fine, if not, dump. It works just fine from a Systems perspective.
> I believe it's earliest recordings were found in Egypt, but the age is really unknown.
Much older. The Vedics were into the wheels of time things and they go back millions of years on this planet. And then this "system" would go back even farther as a basic mechanical system of physical reality.