Reincarnation: The Eastern View

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By RICHARD SMOLEY Reincarnation has become an increasingly popular doctrine in the West. For example, polls taken in the US over the past couple of decades have shown that between 20 and 28 percent of the population believe in it. The figures for western Europe are similar. What explains the appeal of an idea that until recently was the province of a few occultists and eccentrics? Some of it can be explained by the appeal of Asian religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism, to which … [Read more...]

Interview with Graham Hancock: Ancient Civilisations & Altered States of Consciousness

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By ANDREW GOUGH— Few, if any, have contributed more to the alternative history and esoteric genres than Graham Hancock. At the peak of his career, and on the eve of his first speaking tour of Australia [in 2012], Andrew Gough met up with Graham to discuss his legacy and what the future may hold for the greatest voice of his generation. [Graham Hancock will tour Australia in 2014 - go to www.grahamhancocktour.com.au for dates]. ANDREW GOUGH (AG): Graham, hi. Welcome to New Dawn … [Read more...]

Have YOU Been Here Before?

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By GARY LACHMAN — Belief in reincarnation is one of the oldest and most durable of human traits, so old and persistent, in fact, that the psychologist C. G. Jung went so far as to call it an archetype. “Rebirth,” Jung wrote, “is an affirmation that must be counted among the primordial affirmations of mankind. These primordial affirmations are based on what I call archetypes.”1 This meant for Jung that regardless of its truth or falsity, the idea that we have lived previous lives and will, … [Read more...]

Reincarnation, the ‘Interlife’, Universal Consciousness & the Holographic Soul

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By IAN LAWTON— Modern studies repeatedly suggest that a significant proportion of people in the Western world now believe in reincarnation. Although this phenomenon can be traced back to various esoteric movements that flourished from the second half of the 19th century, it gained significant ground with the explosion of popular interest in Eastern spiritual approaches in the 60s. And it was reinforced by a proliferation of therapists offering to regress people into their past lives. Yet now … [Read more...]

One Soul, Many Bodies: The Case for Reincarnation

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By J. ALLAN DANELEK — What happens to us when we die? It’s a question everyone eventually asks themselves at some point in their life. It transcends racial, social, political, economic and gender lines, making it the one question common to all human beings whether we like it or not. Yet ever since the first men and woman began pondering their mortality a hundred thousand years ago, the answer has eluded us. What does happen when we die? What becomes of our soul, our mind, our personality – … [Read more...]