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palingenesis

(păl′ĭn-jĕn′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. palingene·ses (-sēz′)
1. The doctrine of transmigration of souls; metempsychosis.
2. The supposed repetition by an organism during its embryonic development of the stages in the evolution of its species, as asserted by the discredited biogenetic law.

pal′in·ge·net′ic (-jə-nĕt′ĭk) adj.
pal′in·ge·net′i·cal·ly adv.

palingenesis

[pal′injen′əsis]
Etymology: Gk, palin + genesis, origin
1 the regeneration of a lost part.
2 the hereditary transmission of ancestral structural characteristics, especially abnormalities, in successive generations. Also called paleogenesis. Compare cenogenesis. palingenetic, palingenic, adj.

palingenesis

(păl″ĭn-jĕn′ĕ-sĭs) [″ + genesis, generation, birth]
1. Regeneration or restoration of an organism or part of one.
2. Atavism.

palingenesis

see HAEKELS LAW OF RECAPITULATION.
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But if we focus again on Chapter 4 and also on the subsequent Chapter 5, which we have so far omitted in our survey, we can find certain theoretical considerations concerning the nature of life and death that are perfectly consistent with the concept of palingenesis as we have revealed it in our analysis.
114) The expression palingenesis was also occasionally used to denote Plato's doctrine.
that they basically endorse one form or another of palingenesis.
Chapter 4 very helpfully expounds various conceptions of the end of the world: as successfully endured catastrophes, as cyclical palingenesis, as a one-time event, as annihilation and renewal, as destruction of the cosmos, as the decline of the West, as limits to growth, and as a nuclear holocaust.
Exiting one's Umland is a palingenesis, a rewarding regeneration.
In the eighteenth century, the chemical philosophy flourished "beyond the establishment" in a host of minor works on transmutation, palingenesis, and other "miracles of nature," but within mainstream science and medicine the Paracelso-Helmontians were a decided minority.