Reincarnation: A Critical Examination / Edition 1

Reincarnation: A Critical Examination / Edition 1

by Paul Edwards
     
 

This is the first comprehensive and systematic evaluation of reincarnation and Karma in any language. Renowned philosopher Paul Edwards exposes the many flaws in the arguments supporting the belief in reincarnation and the so-called Law of Karma. He also covers the alleged evidence in support of reincarnation, including child prodigies, deja vu experiences,

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This is the first comprehensive and systematic evaluation of reincarnation and Karma in any language. Renowned philosopher Paul Edwards exposes the many flaws in the arguments supporting the belief in reincarnation and the so-called Law of Karma. He also covers the alleged evidence in support of reincarnation, including child prodigies, deja vu experiences, hypnotic regressions, and "reincarnation memories." Finally, he discusses in some detail the claims of the leading figures in the recent immortality movement, in particular Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross, Raymond Moody, and Dr. Stanislov Grof. Edwards' wit and clarity make this a fascinating, accessible, and enjoyable work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573929219
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
12/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
315
Sales rank:
1,444,124
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.68(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction7
1Reincarnation, Karma, and Competing Doctrines of Survival11
2The Moral Argument29
3The Law of Karma35
4Child Prodigies, Deja Vu Experiences, and Group Reincarnations48
5The Rise and Fall of Bridey Murphy59
6More Hypnotic Regressions and "Progressions"80
7Spontaneous Memories of Earlier Lives99
8The Conservation of Spiritual Energy106
9The Astral Body110
10Telephone Calls from the Dead, Birth Marks, and the Modus Operandi Problem132
11Dr. Kubler Ross, Dr. Moody, and the New Immortality Movement141
12The Fantasies of Dr. Kubler-Ross164
13Dr. Grof, LSD, and the Amorous Snake-Woman195
14The Population Problem and Other Commonsense and Scientific Objections223
15The "Interregnum": What Happens Between Lives?238
16More about Dr. Ian Stevenson, the "Galileo of Reincarnation"253
17The Dependence of Consciousness on the Brain279
Irreverent Postscript: God and the Modus Operandi Problem301
Index305

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