At first glance, the notion that ETERNAL LIFE 'exists'. is 'possible', 'religious' and not to be taken seriously by the average person, let alone the 'scientific' world or community, seems foolish, superstitious and ridiculous for most contemporary 'minds' and 'peoples'.
To consider it as merely an 'entertaining' theory may serve certain fiction writers, who delve into, or compose, stories and novels, movies, and the like concerning 'science fiction', fantasies, and other popular 'romances' and stories and the like. These appeal to many moderns as 'escapes from reality', voyages into 'dream worlds', and 'relaxations' and sometimes are converted into 'cinematic' 'blockbusters' and 'must-see' movies that now clog the DVD market with 'splendid', 'gut-wrenching','gory satisfying' and 'gratuitous nudity/violence/destruction' effects of a most 'Special nature'...all most gratifying to those who cannot cope with daily living tasks that now are operated by 'robots' and 'soft wares'.
Nevertheless, the THEORY OF ETERNAL RECURRENCE is just an extension of THE THEORY OF ETERNAL LIFE which involves a lot of special geometry and physics for a better understanding of things.
Although the works of RODNEY COLLINS have often been dismissed by many for a great number of reasons, those who knew and met him, apparently, thought highly of him, while those who only read about him or glanced at his works and did not study them except superficially. Some of the prejudice against Collins comes from his later years after the death of P.D. OUSPENSKY and some of the gossip and rumours circulated about the latter days of this remarkable teacher of the Fourth Way.,that is, Mr. OUSPENSKY and also about Mr. Collins.