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reincarnation

(rē-ĭn-kăr-nā′shŭn) [″ + incarnation]
1. The belief held by members of some religious groups that a person returns in physical or spiritual form to live again after death.
2. A renewal of interest in an old or previously discarded idea.
3. A psychological or spiritual reawakening of someone who had previously been engaged in a wholly different set of activities or interests.
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So the believer, cognizant of the reality of sin and the last judgment, constantly repents, confesses, forgives, rejects materialism, does not confuse transmigration of souls with resurrection, reforms behavior by following God's commandments, and reads the Bible and prays daily.
And a quibble: the book is subtitled "A Novel of Time Travel," but it's really about the transmigration of souls. Would that not make it "a novel of reincarnation"?
At some future time, however, they will relinquish their bodily state, as God "becomes all in all." Although Rufinus had Origen deny it, Origen seems to have propounded a theory of successive worlds and the transmigration of souls.
At the beginning of his poem (1.102-35) Lucretius attacks the uates who frighten mankind with talk of the afterlife, including in their number the epic poet Ennius; Lucretius refers to the episode at the beginning of the Annals, in which Ennius relates how the simulacrum of Homer appeared to him in a dream, and explained to him the nature of the universe and the transmigration of souls, by way of a prelude to the revelation that the true soul of Homer now lodged in the breast of Ennius.
Archy and Mehitabel consists mostly of free-verse poems on such concerns of Archy's as transmigration of souls, social injustice, life in New York City, and death.
The transmigration of souls was only one of the ideas Pythagoras took with him from Egypt to southern Italy.
Practically our only literary sources of knowledge of the druidic cult are Pliny and the Commentaries of Caesar, which say that the rites of the Druids were conducted in oak groves and that they regarded the oak and the mistletoe with particular veneration, that they studied the stars and nature generally, that they believed in the transmigration of souls, and that they dealt in magic.
This man believed in the transmigration of souls, and later in the day he told us that the souls of ten old soldiers and ten Indian crows had entered the dog when he was born, and no human being on this Ball of Clay would ever succeed in making him work.
Danail Rachev conducts the orchestra, along with the Eugene Symphony Chorus and the Pacific Youth Chorus, in a program that includes "A Lincoln Portrait," with Brokaw, and John Adams' "On the Transmigration of Souls." Tickets are $30 and up at 541-682-5000 and EugeneSymphony.org.
In a mere half a dozen pages Scholem presented and discussed some of the pertinent passages from the Bahir in his seminal essay, "Gilgul: The Transmigration of Souls," included in On the Mystical Shape of the Godhead.
If this analogy to the soul were pushed, then this would appear to resemble metempsychosis (the transmigration of souls), or at least palingenesis (the continual rebirth of souls), either of which would be a heresy in Christian terms, since souls were supposed to be created ex nihilo.(60)