Is There Life After Death

Is There Life After Death

More of the American children had a di›erent sex in the new life than in the past
one (¡5 percent versus 3 per- cent).2 Both groups of children had ... Primitive
Peoples Stevenson (¡985) reported on the reincarnation beliefs of the Igbo of

Author: David Lester

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476609355

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

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People have believed in the existence of life after death throughout human history and in all regions of the world. Mere belief, however, does not make it true. What is the empirical evidence for life after death? Has any significant research been conducted, and if so, what conclusions does it suggest? In fact there exists a large body of research on topics relevant to the question of life after death. This book objectively examines that research, drawing together the observations of social science regarding such phenomena as reincarnation, near-death experiences, deathbed visions, cases of possession by dead spirits, and apparitions of the deceased. It considers possibilities including survival of consciousness and survival of personality, and reflects on the logical problems inherent in any model of postmortem survival. An extensive bibliography lists hundreds of studies of life-after-death phenomena.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles

One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles

Someofthem couldbe reincarnated souls. Whynot? Chester isa reincarnated soul.
I knew thatall along. I'm notsureif he himself knows that, or if he knows what his
first lifeor previous lives—actually were, buthe's aware that he's not here forthe

Author: Stephen Baum

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462866359

Category: Fiction

Page: 213

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"What they’re saying about One Life or The Lives of Chester Knowles: ""...Surely it is a dubious literary device- a bit of an underhanded, indeed a chear trick - to use a reincarnation as the premise for a novel. But proving once again that he is above nothing, Mr. Baum seizes upon the idea of reincarnation and squeezes it for all it's worth in this strangely fascinating story about a Los Angeles architect. Chester Knowles, who dies and then somehow discovers himself in another man's body..."" ""...the dramatic twists and turns of Chester's new, second life take the reader on a psycho-philosophical, new-age crazy kind of roller coaster ride/odyssey that will actually have the poor reader howling and screaming for more..."" ""...Baum has created a gem, a tour-de-force of storytelling and literary craftmanship. We recommend this book highly. "
Categories: Fiction

Perspectives on Reincarnation Hindu Christian and Scientific

Perspectives on Reincarnation  Hindu  Christian  and Scientific

Scheffler, it should be stressed, does not himself believe in any sort of personal
afterlife or personal immortality. Each of us has but one life, and each of us will
personally die. There is, however, says Scheffler, an afterlife that in many ways is

Author: Jeffery D. Long

Publisher: MDPI

ISBN: 9783038975359


Page: 200

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This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Perspectives on Reincarnation: Hindu, Christian, and Scientific" that was published in Religions

Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma

Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma

This refers to the occurrence of reincarnation only for individuals who are
expected to reincarnate and/or reincarnation in ... of rebirth, orthodox Buddhism
has often had to resort to saying that while no person passes from one life to
another the ...

Author: Norman C. McClelland

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786456752

Category: Religion

Page: 321

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Featuring over 1,200 topical entries arranged alphabetically, this encyclopedia provides diverse and detailed coverage of the related subjects of reincarnation and karma. Its in-depth examination ranges from ancient beliefs to those of the present, incorporating all relevant world cultures. A series of broad thematic entries cover foundational aspects while over a thousand highly focused entries deal with various societies and organizations which support the concepts of reincarnation and karma; specific religious groups, sects, and associations; key individuals both historic and modern; and related beliefs, concepts, and practices.
Categories: Religion



In this idea of reincarnation . . . we have the first conception of a cycle of
existence , a Wheel of Life , divided into two hemicycles of light and darkness ,
through which the one life , or soul , continuously revolves . . . . Caught in the
wheel of Time ...



ISBN: 0883560127

Category: Reincarnation


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Categories: Reincarnation

Man s Religions

Man s Religions

One of these doctrines , the belief in the transmigration of souls or reincarnation (
known in India as samsara ) , is not , as ... of time in any of the series of heavens
or hells , or upon earth in any of the forms of life , vegetable , animal , or human .

Author: David S. Noss


ISBN: PSU:000015327918

Category: Religions

Page: 592

View: 295

Categories: Religions

Life After Death

Life After Death

Such ideas led easily to the doctrine of transmigration , passing from one life to
another - metempsychosis - probably involving rebirth on earth or reincarnation .
It seems that the idea of rebirth was not known to the Aryan invaders who came to

Author: Arnold Toynbee

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld and Nicolson

ISBN: UCSC:32106010323902

Category: Future life

Page: 272

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Categories: Future life

The illusory view that the ego will receive reward or punishment in a future life ,
one of the sixteen false views . | Vedanā , sensation ... I ( or £ X 2 ) Hutuktu , a
chief Lama of Mongolian Buddhism , who is repeatedly reincarnated . I $ ; Homa ,
an ...



ISBN: UOM:39015018541774

Category: Buddhism

Page: 637

View: 281

Categories: Buddhism

God and World Religions

God and World Religions

a caste the only way to move up is through the process of rebirth or reincarnation
. ... Though some Hindus claim that with each new life a person is free to obey the
dharma of one ' s caste , that , too , is easier for those in the upper caste than ...

Author: Paul Gordon Johnson


ISBN: 1572490640

Category: Religion

Page: 287

View: 713

Breathtaking in its scope, yet down to earth in its ability to reach the average person, God and World Religions will change all who read it. This is a book pastors and laypersons of any religion or creed can understand. Paul Johnson has organized his material by theological topics for all interested in world religions. Comparing such themes as fear and love, and the divine-human relationship, Johnson takes the reader into new ways of looking at the beliefs of Native American, buddhist, Christian, Hindu, Islamic, Jewish, and other religions. Combing insights from scriptures, historical events, astronomy, and understandings of how language can be used, Johnson examines the deities, beliefs, practices, history, and traditions of all of the world's major religions.
Categories: Religion

Sri Aurobindo The life divine

Sri Aurobindo  The life divine

It is indeed possible to suppose a persistence of man the individual as a psychic
entity in Time , a continuous terrestrial or cosmic ensouling or reincarnation
without any after - life or other - life elsewhere : in that case one may either
suppose ...

Author: Aurobindo Ghose


ISBN: UOM:39015005371433



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The Meaning of Life in the World Religions

The Meaning of Life in the World Religions

The agent of this salvation is Amida , a Buddha ( or rather from the Pure Land
point of view , especially as expressed by Shinran , the Buddha ) . ... The
educational theory behind rebirth is more relaxed than implicit in one - life
opportunities .

Author: Nancy M. Martin

Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited

ISBN: UOM:39015049480687

Category: Religion

Page: 330

View: 191

This volume brings together some of the most distinguished thinkers in theield of theology to consider the question of the meaning of life in thearious global religions.
Categories: Religion

Mother India

Mother India

They believed that God breathes life into you at birth and takes it away at death .
There is no future life or reincarnation . You are rewarded or punished in this
single life on earth . The Jews got their mysticism from the Chaldeans and from
the ...



ISBN: UOM:39015075034515

Category: Yoga


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Categories: Yoga

God and Man in African Religion

God and Man in African Religion

The greatest evil is to be thrown out of the life cycle through denial of
reincarnation . Whether a person may reincarnate or not depends entirely on the
Creator . It is not known how God determines this , but it is believed to be linked
with one's ...

Author: Emefie Ikenga Metuh

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UCAL:B3464000

Category: God (African religion)

Page: 181

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Categories: God (African religion)

Dying Death and Bereavement

Dying  Death  and Bereavement

In 1 Corinthians : 14 , the resurrection of the body is stressed — a changed body ,
but a body nonetheless . Many Christians ... Only a " stream of life " or character
disposition , not a permanent soul , remains to be reborn in another living being .

Author: Lewis R. Aiken

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: NWU:35556022668875

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 402

View: 433

Categories: Family & Relationships

Rediscovering the Human

Rediscovering the Human

One who is childless will have no one to honor him or her , and no one to whom
to grant his or her life force . When a childless person dies , this means that there
will be no possibility for rebirth or reincarnation . Reincarnation is the process ...

Author: Andrea M. Ng'weshemi

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025772596

Category: Religion

Page: 214

View: 207

By assuming that the data for understanding the human being and human nature is given and therefore remains the same at all times and in all places, Christian theological anthropology has barely quenched the quests for meaning and fulfillment that have constantly emerged in every age. Modern western theologians such as Barth and Rahner have sought to tie theological anthropology with Christology, with the conviction that Jesus Christ is paradigmatic of what humanity should be.
Categories: Religion

The Christian Debate

The Christian Debate

... on life after death ; one of the most popular came to be that of transmigration
from one life to another or reincarnation . Many people in the West have come to
believe in reincarnation , to fill up the gap caused by the decline of traditional ...

Author: Edward Geoffrey Parrinder


ISBN: UCAL:B2804027

Category: Asia

Page: 159

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Categories: Asia

Arguing about Religion

Arguing about Religion

Second , I shall assume that the two best theories of the afterlife centrally involve
either theism or reincarnation . ... And given the doctrine of karma , one ' s degree
of moral virtue determines one ' s circumstances in the next life . Indeed , if the ...

Author: Kevin Timpe


ISBN: 0415988624

Category: Religion

Page: 633

View: 544

Arguing About Religion is an ideal collection for students interested in contemporary philosophy of religion and related disciplines. This volume brings together primary readings from over 40 of the world's leading philosophers of religion, covering a broad range of issues. Set alongside these works of academic philosophy are excerpts from controversial popular works by Daniel Dennett and Richard Dawkins, in order to introduce the philosophical issues in a way that demonstrates their relevance to everyday life and sets them in the context of contemporary cultural discourse. The volume is divided into 6 parts, helping the student get to grips with classic and core arguments. Topics covered include: methodological issues in philosophy of religion God's nature and existence evil and divine hiddenness providence and interaction the afterlife religion and contemporary life Featuring lucid general and section introductions and a glossary by volume editor Kevin Timpe, Arguing About Religion is an ideal starting point for students coming to philosophy of religion for the first time.
Categories: Religion



Some argue that it is connected to the Hindu concepts of karma and the
transmigration of souls or reincarnation . ... exist for any particular soul , but the
theory has it that this all depends on the deeds one performs in one's life , or his
karma .

Author: Jacques P. Thiroux

Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040364486

Category: Philosophy

Page: 563

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Categories: Philosophy

Town Meeting

Town Meeting

of the certainty of certainty , of the certainty of continuing life in which one forgets
all about this one and one can ... There are those who see in Bridey Murphy a
confirmation of their beliefs in an eternal life or in reincarnation , or some form of ...



ISBN: UIUC:30112048384769

Category: Debates and debating


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Categories: Debates and debating