This book presents a history of reincarnation, from ancient times to the present; it is written for a diverse readership interested in theories of life after death.
Author: Lee Irwin
Publisher: Lexington Books
This book presents a history of reincarnation, from ancient times to the present; it is written for a diverse readership interested in theories of life after death. The survey offers an exciting journey through a maze of fascinating ideas that all contribute to an underlying theory that after death comes rebirth.
Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written.
Author: Warren Jefferson
Publisher: Native Voices Books
Category: Social Science
Here is an in-depth look at spiritual experiences about which very little has been written. Belief in reincarnation exists not only in India but in most small tribal societies throughout the world, including many Indian groups in North America. The reader is offered a rich tapestry of stories from a number of North American tribes about death, dying, and returning to this life. Included are stories from the Inuit of the polar regions; the Northwest Coast people, such as the Kwakiutl, the Gitxsan, the Tlingit, and the Suquamish; the Hopi and the Cochiti of the Southwest; the Winnebago of the Great Lakes region; the Cherokee of the Southeast,; and the Sioux people of the Plains area. Readers will learn about a Winnebago shaman's initiation, the Cherokee's Orpheus myth, the Hopi story of A Journey to the Skeleton House, the Inuit man who lived the lives of all animals, the Ghost Dance, and other extraordinary accounts. The ethnological record indicates reincarnation beliefs are found among the indigenous peoples on all continents of this earth as well as in most of the world's major religions. This book makes a valuable contribution towards having a deeper understanding of North American Indian spiritual beliefs.
Reincarnation has always been a widely disputed subject.
Author: Karla Hicklin
Publisher: Publishamerica Incorporated
Reincarnation has always been a widely disputed subject. How is it possible for anyone to prove or disprove beyond a doubt that such an occurrence is valid or false? Science is unable to produce substantial material to concur with the many persons who claim that the recycling of souls is possible. Read along as some hypnotists and mediums claim they possess the capabilities to unravel the mystery, while following several of these therapists and psychics down the path of hypnosis and clairvoyance. Also, examine the religious, cultural, and social beliefs concerning the debated topic, along with a slight view of the astral realm and a glimpse at the role soul mates play during the rebirth process. In addition to the rebirth process, discover how near-death experiences coincide with reincarnation.
The thesis of the book is that rising popularity of reincarnation theory in American culture poses a significant danger- especially in light of the dramatic transitions brought about by the globalization of corporate values in the 21st ...
Author: William Garrett
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Bad Karma: Thinking Twice About the Social Consequences of Reincarnation Theory is a cautionary study set in the context of the history of ideas. The thesis of the book is that rising popularity of reincarnation theory in American culture poses a significant danger- especially in light of the dramatic transitions brought about by the globalization of corporate values in the 21st century. America faces an immediate future in which displacement and social stratification will be a prominent feature of the social life. Viewed through the prism of reincarnation theory, desperate poverty may come to be seen not as an outrage to justice, but as an expression of justice- justice on a "deeper" level. Those born into wretched circumstances will be seen as having made choices as to their birth; brutal and deprived lives will be seen as people "working out their karma." The book opens with a philosophical analysis of the doctrines of both reincarnation and karma. The history of the doctrines in India will be reviewed, and various emergences of reincarnation doctrine in the West will be presented. Special attention brought to why none of these emergences took root in Western culture. Finally, the development of Buddhism in America is assessed, with special attention given to whether an American version of Buddhism necessarily entails a belief in reincarnation.
Recommendations for Reincarnation And Christianity Sword of The Lord Here is a masterful study of a growing problem being popularized in America and the rest of the world. This is a very valuable booklet and one you would do well to obain!
Author: Dr Robert a. Morey
Publisher: Xulon Press
It is the #1 worldwide best seller against astrology in English, German, Dutch, French and Italian. It has been featured several times on Dr. D. James Kennedy's TV ministry, the 700 Club, Straight Talk and many other radio/TV programs. Recommendations for Horoscopes And the Christian The Expository Review A very practical book dealing with the errors of Astrology. It is well written and profusely footnoted, containing valuable bibliographies. This book is a valuable addition to one's library. Women Alive Highly recommended! Recommendations for Reincarnation And Christianity Sword of The Lord Here is a masterful study of a growing problem being popularized in America and the rest of the world. This is a very valuable booklet and one you would do well to obain! We highly recommend it. Advance Today over 60 million Americans accept reincarnation as a possibility, including many who profess to be Christians. The author shows how reincarnation is opposed to the teachings of the Bible and why Christians should not accept this theory. http: //www.faithdefenders.com
Release on 1994-01-01 | by Canadian Anthropology Society. Meeting
As the maps in the Appendix demonstrate , on the North American continent reincarnation belief is found most commonly among the peoples of the Arctic , the western Subarctic , and the Northwest Coast . Perry notes that belief in ...
Author: Canadian Anthropology Society. Meeting
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Until now few people have been aware of the prevalence of belief in some form of rebirth or reincarnation among North American native peoples. This collection of essays by anthropologists and one psychiatrist examines this concept among native American societies, from near the time of contact until the present day. Amerindian Rebirth opens with a foreword by Gananath Obeyesekere that contrasts North American and Hindu/Buddhist/Jain beliefs. The introduction gives an overview, and the first chapter summarizes the context, distribution, and variety of recorded belief. All the papers chronicle some aspect of rebirth belief in a number of different cultures. Essays cover such topics as seventeenth-century Huron eschatology, Winnebago ideology, varying forms of Inuit belief, and concepts of rebirth found among subarctic natives and Northwest Coast peoples. The closing chapters address the genesis and anthropological study of Amerindian reincarnation. In addition, the possibility of evidence for the actuality of rebirth is addressed. Amerindian Rebirth will further our understanding of concepts of self-identity, kinship, religion, cosmology, resiliency, and change among native North American peoples
It it more than 1500 years since the decision of the Council of 543 a.d. condemned to oblivion sublime teachings which ought to have been carefully preserved and handed down to future generations as a beacon amid social reefs; teachings ...
Author: Theophile Pascal
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
It it more than 1500 years since the decision of the Council of 543 a.d. condemned to oblivion sublime teachings which ought to have been carefully preserved and handed down to future generations as a beacon amid social reefs; teachings that would have uprooted that frightful egoism which threatens to annihilate the world, and instilled patience into the hearts of such as were being crushed beneath the wheel of the cosmic law, by showing them the scales of Justice inclining to the side filled with their iniquities of bygone times; teachings which would have been welcomed by the masses, and the understanding of which would not have called for any lofty intellectual culture. The key to the secret lies in Evolution, which can be accomplished only by means of the continual return of souls to earth. The subject will be divided into four chapters: (1) The Soul and the bodies. (2) Reincarnation and the moral law. (3) Reincarnation and science. (4) Reincarnation and the religious and philosophical concensus of the ages.
This book collects many of Steiner's major statements on reincarnation and karma.
Author: Rudolf Steiner
Rene Querido presents here a historical overview of the Western perspective of karma and rebirth, which he places in the context of the spiritual-scientific research of Rudolf Steiner. He has chosen a representative selection of Steiner's lectures and writings discussing the causes and effects of karma in relation to world events, natural phenomena, illness, and much more. Here Steiner describes how we can come to understand our own karma in the light of past incarnations, and how we can take fuller responsibility for our own destinies. From the Vista series.
Westerners have written many books about living in Asian temples. None are like this true story. The rural Buddhist Monks and Nuns of a forest temple in Asia adopt a suicidal alcoholic from Brooklyn, New York. He can't speak the language.
Author: Doug Rose
Publisher: Fearless Puppy Publishing
Westerners have written many books about living in Asian temples. None are like this true story. The rural Buddhist Monks and Nuns of a forest temple in Asia adopt a suicidal alcoholic from Brooklyn, New York. He can't speak the language. No one there speaks English. He is penniless, with no ticket home. He is also very hung over, slightly suicidal, amusingly psychotic, and has no intention of studying spiritual discipline. This author is not a theology student! He is nonetheless given access to the ancient roots and spiritual wings of the Wisdom Professionals who rescue him. He redefines life and reports the details to us in a manner so intimate and natural that you'll think you are having coffee on a barstool in the temple with him. You may laugh a lot on your way to Nirvana. You may say “Ouch!” a few times, too.
This book also includes: • A self-regression exercise to help you find out who you once were • Instructions to identify the physical symptoms of past-life trauma • Out of body experiences, near death experiences, and how to heal the ...
Author: Paul Roland
Publisher: Arcturus Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you ever feel a strange affinity to a particular time period or profession, or recall flashes of another life that you can't explain? Reincarnation - the belief that we are all reborn many times - lies at the heart of many of the oldest religions, philosophies, and faiths. It is being recognized by more and more people today as the truth behind who we really are. If you want evidence of reincarnation, you'll find it within these pages. Read about the children who identified long-dead family members from photographs they had never seen before, the sisters who could remember how they died, and the man who was a Confederate colonel in the American Civil War and still has the scars to prove it. This book also includes: • A self-regression exercise to help you find out who you once were • Instructions to identify the physical symptoms of past-life trauma • Out of body experiences, near death experiences, and how to heal the past • Exclusive interviews with Carol Bowman, one of America's foremost past-life regression therapists, and celebrity regression specialist Lee Everett, who reveals some of the past lives of Elton John and Brian May
The respected spiritual leader and author of Autobiography of a Yogi explains and defines the concepts of karma, death, the afterlife, and reincarnation, in a primer that reveals to a Western audience how to change one's karma by overcoming ...
Author: Paramahansa Yogananda
Publisher: Crystal Clarity Pubs
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The respected spiritual leader and author of Autobiography of a Yogi explains and defines the concepts of karma, death, the afterlife, and reincarnation, in a primer that reveals to a Western audience how to change one's karma by overcoming key obstacles while learning from past lives. Original.
agreement: they do not believe that even a minority of African American Protestants subscribe to the traditional Hindu belief in reincarnation. Nevertheless, their responses are distinguishable based on the extent to which they advanced ...
Author: Jason E. Shelton
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Conventional wisdom holds that Christians, as members of a “universal” religion, all believe more or less the same things when it comes to their faith. Yet black and white Christians differ in significant ways, from their frequency of praying or attending services to whether they regularly read the Bible or believe in Heaven or Hell. In this engaging and accessible sociological study of white and black Christian beliefs, Jason E. Shelton and Michael O. Emerson push beyond establishing that there are racial differences in belief and practice among members of American Protestantism to explore why those differences exist. Drawing on the most comprehensive and systematic empirical analysis of African American religious actions and beliefs to date, they delineate five building blocks of black Protestant faith which have emerged from the particular dynamics of American race relations. Shelton and Emerson find that America’s history of racial oppression has had a deep and fundamental effect on the religious beliefs and practices of blacks and whites across America.
Part memoir, part window on seldom-glimpsed planes of existence, Life Stories, Life Readings: True Stories of the Glory of Reincarnation from the Files of the Religious Research Foundation of America, Inc. will take you on a spiritual ...
Author: Numa Pillion
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Author Numa Jay Pillion set out to achieve the dream he had nurtured for a lifetime. Years later, with only the clothes on his back, he began to question his purpose in life. He discovered it in a Life Reading-a communication from the spirit plane delivered through a medium. In the process, he learned that the sexual orientation he had been struggling with was a byproduct of reincarnation; that we are, first and foremost, members of one spiritual world with the ability to contact beings in other realms. Part memoir, part window on seldom-glimpsed planes of existence, Life Stories, Life Readings: True Stories of the Glory of Reincarnation from the Files of the Religious Research Foundation of America, Inc. will take you on a spiritual journey you won't soon forget.
There are many forms of belief--many degrees of doctrine--regarding Reincarnation, as we shall see as we proceed, but there is a fundamental and basic principle underlying all of the various shades of opinion, and divisions of the schools.
Author: William Atkinson
There are many forms of belief--many degrees of doctrine--regarding Reincarnation, as we shall see as we proceed, but there is a fundamental and basic principle underlying all of the various shades of opinion, and divisions of the schools. This fundamental belief may be expressed as the doctrine that there is in man an immaterial Something (called the soul, spirit, inner self, or many other names) which does not perish at the death or disintegration of the body, but which persists as an entity, and after a shorter or longer interval of rest reincarnates, or is re-born, into a new body--that of an unborn infant--from whence it proceeds to live a new life in the body, more or less unconscious of its past existences, but containing within itself the "essence" or results of its past lives, which experiences go to make up its new "character," or "personality.