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Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery

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An anthology that offers perspectives on Job's question: 'If a man die, shall he live again?' Spanning over 5,000 years of world thought, this title invites consideration of an idea that has found hospitality in the greatest minds of history.
Paperback, 620 pages
Published September 1st 1994 by Theosophical University PR (first published 1977)
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Kelly
Apr 14, 2009 rated it really liked it
A great primer that you can dip in and out of at your leisure.

This book looks first at mythology as the earliest explanations of reincarnation, with sections of the book devoted to each culture's symbolism or belief system.

Reminiscent of Jung's Man and His Symbols, but on a slightly deeper level.

I liked it because I enjoy being able to pick up a book like this that tackles a deep subject, and not be overwhelmed by some pragmatic, academic explanation.

It's very accessible in terms of being able
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Sally
Jan 26, 2008 rated it really liked it
Collects writings, mostly brief exerpts, on reincarnation from different cultures and times, East and West; also the compilers write about the symbols used to represent rebirth and reincarnation, objections to the concept, etc.
Leanne
Dec 02, 2009 is currently reading it
three pages at a time, stop, think, repeat.
Bridgett
May 19, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I believe in reincarnation and found this book very educational in how reincarnation is believed in different cultures and contexts. I read this book years ago.
Ivan
Sep 23, 2017 rated it it was ok
A book limited in scope, of limited interest, mainly as a retrospective into the past of archeologic and anthropologic research. Unfortunately it is spoiled by pages of unfounded assumptions, questionnable source material, affabulations, weasel words, jumping to conclusions, perpetuating urban myths, bad science and many other downsides.

Today it is unthinkable to read a popular science book as badly sourced as this one, and it definitely makes you thankful for the Internet, Snopes and the use o
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