Reincarnation

reincarnation (rē´Ĭnkärnā´shən) [Lat.,=taking on flesh again], occupation by the soul of a new body after the death of the former body. Beliefs vary as to whether the soul assumes the new body immediately or only after an interval of disembodiment. Although some religions teach that it may inhabit a higher or lower form of life, most believe that the soul is consistently reincarnated in the same species. See transmigration of souls.

See J. Head and S. L. Cranston, ed., Reincarnation: An East-West Anthology (1961) and Reincarnation in World Thought (1967).

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Reincarnation: Selected full-text books and articles

Reasons to Believe Today By John Martinetti Marquette University Press, 1996
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 8 "Reincarnation"
Fear of the Unknown: Enlightened Aid-in-Dying By Arthur S. Berger; Joyce Berger Praeger, 1995
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 10 "Reincarnation"
Is There Life after Death? By Jürgen Moltmann Marquette University Press, 1998
Librarian’s tip: Part II "Do We Live but Once on This Earth?: Resurrection of the Dead or Reincarnation?"
Breaking the Circle: Death and the Afterlife in Buddhism By Carl B. Becker Southern Illinois University Press, 1993
Parapsychology: Research on Exceptional Experiences By Jane Henry Routledge, 2005
Librarian’s tip: Chap. 19 "Reincarnation"
Dictionary of Religion and Philosophy By Geddes MacGregor Paragon House, 1989
Librarian’s tip: "Reincarnation" begins on p. 531
Reincarnation, Sect Unity, and Identity among the Druze By Bennett, Anne Ethnology, Vol. 45, No. 2, Spring 2006
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Note on the Reincarnation Beliefs of the Gumini People of the Simbu Province of Papua New Guinea By Johnstone, Joan D Oceania, Vol. 73, No. 4, June 2003
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