Reincarnation and the Law of Karma

A Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth, and Spiritual Cause and Effect

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Author: William Walker Atkinson (Bhakta Vishita)
Published: 1908
Language: English
Wordcount: 45,899 / 141 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 4,468
Added to site: 2008.08.20
mnybks.net#: 21798
Genre: Religion
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y on earth. The early explorers of America found similar traditions and beliefs among the Red Indians, survivals of which exist even unto this day. It is related of a number of savage tribes, in different parts of the world, that they place the bodies of their dead children by the roadside, in order that their souls may be given a good chance to find new bodies by reason of the approaching of many traveling pregnant women who pass along the road. A number of these primitive people hold to the idea of a complex soul, composed of several parts, in which they resemble the Egyptians, Hindus, Chinese, and in fact all mystical and occult philosophies. The Figi Islanders are said to believe in a black soul and a white soul, the former of which remains with the buried body and disintegrates with it, while the white soul leaves the body and wanders as a "ghost," and afterward, tiring of the wandering, returns to life in a new body. The natives of Greenland are said to believe in an astral body, which leaves the body d

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