Some forms of Buddhism believe that after death a person's soul is reborn on earth in a different body, which may be human or another creature depending on the person's karma (see Karma); this is a belief shared by Buddhists
The rebirth of human souls into other bodies, either human or animal, after death.
The belief that some aspects of a human being, such as consciousness, personality, or perhaps the "soul" itself, can survive "death" and be reborn in a new body at some future time. Reincarnation is often viewed as a repeating cycle of death and rebirth, in which the course of future lives is influenced by past and present actions governed by the laws of "karma". See also "rebirth".
The false belief that people go through several lives, perhaps including insects, etc. The idea is that each time the person (or animal etc) dies they are reborn in another body, which may be better or worse depending on what karma they have worked off in the previous life. Crazy concept, but lots of people believe it.
The process of the eternal/divine soul being born anew in a physical body after being on astral plane.
The belief that some aspect of a person's consciousness, personality, or soul survives death and can be reborn in a new body at some future date. Reincarnation is often seen as a repeating cycle of death and rebirth in which future lives are influenced by past and present actions through the law of karma.
The repeated birth of the same soul in different physical bodies. A common concept of spiritual evolution within many religions.
when a spirit is born into a different body in a different time
the doctrine that your soul came from a previous form of existence and that when you die you will be reborn into another life
the doctrine that the Soul lives more than one life. In each life, the Soul animates a new physical body, constructs a new personality, and works out different karmic issues. The records of your former incarnations in this cycle of time can be viewed in the Akashic Ether of the Abstract Mind Plane.
The theory that a soul occupies successive bodies down through the centuries. Psychics use a process called channeling to communicate with persons from other eras.
The cycle of death and rebirth. The transmigration of an individual soul to a new body after death.
The theory that we have had past lives and will be born again in a new body when we die.
the return to corporeal life of beings who have passed over and spent a period of existence in the Beyond. It is the fundamental doctrine of French spiritism and of theosophy. See REINCARNATION.
order by term] level: Introductory (1) The belief that a deceased individual will return to life on earth as a new person or an animal.
level: Introductory (1) [ order by level] The belief that a deceased individual will return to life on earth as a new person or an animal.
The belief that a person's soul will, following bodily death, inhabit a new body in a long cycle of rebirths, purportedly for the soul's evolution through gaining experience.
A basic tenet of Paganism. This is the belief that the souls of human beings return to the earth in a different form after death. Celtic Paganism supports reincarnation, but without the ideas of karma.
the belief that people are reborn after death
Belief that the soul returns after death to live in a new body; rebirth of the soul in a new living form.
A rebirth of the soul in successive bodies; specifically, in Vedic religions, the becoming of an avatar again
A word of Latin origin meaning â€œto come back to the flesh.â€ Reincarnation is the cyclical birth and rebirth a soul undergoes as it evolves toward a state of perfection.
a belief found in pantheism that the soul goes through a continuing and perhaps eternal cycle of birth, death, and rebirth.
Belief that the soul is reborn in a new body
In some Eastern religions, such as Buddhism, reincarnation is the state of being reborn in a new form of life. Also, the rebirth of the soul in a new human body.
The accepted theory that the soul that experiences being Human is not confined or limited to one lifetime, but progresses through a series of lifetimes as a means to gain as much as experience as possible as a form of evolution toward higher planes.
The belief that a soul can be reborn into a new body after death.
The process, generally believed in by witches and many others, whereby each immortal human Individuality is reborn to life after life on Earth until all of its Karma is worked out and balanced, and it is sufficiently highly developed to progress to a higher state.
return of the spirit to the material body for the sake of spiritual improvement. The purpose of reincarnation is "purification, to redress previous mistakes thus generating human progress. Without reincarnation, God would be unjust. Reincarnation is a mechanism of spirit evolution.
The doctrine of rebirth. The process of repeated in- carnations in human form to allow evolution of the sexless, ageless soul.
The belief that one has lived before in another lifetime, and that one will live again after physical death.
Rebirth of a soul into a new human body or other form of life.
Reincarnation is taught in the Talmud as Din Gilgol Neshomes, meaning '"the judgment of the revolutions of the souls." This is another reason why Talmud is not considered on par with Scripture by Messianics.
Doctrine of cyclic rebirth by the evolving consciousness through all types of environments in accordance with the Law of Karma.
The belief that we live successive lives through the transfer of our soul upon death.
Belief held by many Pagans that the soul lives on after death to be reborn into a new body. As it goes through different lifetimes it gains knowledge until finally released from the Life/Death Wheel.
The process of repeated incarnations.
"Re-entering the flesh," describing the process of individual souls experiencing an orderly sequence of lives. Reincarnation provides the means for the soul to mature, and ends when all karmas have been resolved and Self-Realization has been attained. This is known as Moksha or Liberation.
the belief in multiple lifetimes.
The belief that each person possesses a soul which is independent of the body and can be reborn into another body.
The process which allows God, through an agent (ourselves) to bring Itself down to Its polar opposite -- matter -- in order to bring that matter back into Itself, totally imbued with the nature of God. The Law of Karma draws us back into incarnation until gradually, through the evolutionary process, we reveal more truly our innate divinity.
Our entity is eternal; our surface aspects are reborn, with changes, perpetually.
The belief in multiple lives. Witches want to be reincarnated and to make each incarnation as worthwhile as possible. They hope to be reincarnated among those they love.
(theory) A spiritual belief that the soul of a living thing never dies, but instead transitions from one life time to the next, gaining knowledge, wisdom and understanding. As well as redeeming karmic debts and credits for deeds done during a past incarnation.
Belief in reincarnation is not necessary for Unity students. Some do believe and some do not. Reincarnation is the belief that we have opportunity for successive experiences of embodiment on the Earth. It is the belief that we are given all the life times we need in order to demonstrate our divine nature. Reincarnation would then be a provision of God's limitless love and wisdom for us in our process of spiritual evolution.
The idea that our soul lives multiple lifetimes, gaining experience through them.
in Wicca, the teaching that people souls continue on after death, go to a holding place (Summerland) where there lives are contemplated, and the decision in two which location and time to be born into occurs.
thereturn to corporeal life of beings who have passed over and spent aperiod of existence in the Beyond. It is the fundamental doctrine ofFrench spiritism and of theosophy. See REINCARNATION.
the cycle of life - death - life...
A rebirth of a soul into a new body.
The view that human spirits dwell successively in more than one body in order to work out their karma, which is their responsibility to make restitution for their own actions in past lives. The phenomena that are interpreted as evidence of this theory are actually those of returning resurrection.
The cyclic journey of the Soul through a series of lives to gain perfection. Some people remember their past lives.
The belief that after death the spirit is reborn into another physical body and physical existance.
Refers to the cyclical evolution of a person's soul as it repeatedly passes from one body to another at death. This process continues until the soul reaches a state of perfection.
the Hindu or Buddhist doctrine that persons may be reborn successively into one of five classes of living beings (god or human or animal or hungry ghost or denizen of hell) depending on the person's own actions.
The successive attachment of the soul to some animate form according to merits earned in previous lives. (p. 177)