ISBN 9780892816194,Immortality & Reincarnation

Immortality & Reincarnation

Author:

Alexander

Publisher:

Simon & Schuster

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ISBN 9780892816194
Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Publication Year 1997
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780892816194

ISBN-10 0892816198
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 133 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Religious groups

Famed traveler and mystic Alexandra David-Neel, the first Western woman to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines Eastern concepts of the afterlife in this classic study. The question of what occurs to the individual personality after death is fundamental to the human experience. In Immortality and Reincarnation Alexandra David-Neel, the first Western woman to see the forbidden city of Lhasa, Tibet, examines Taoist, Tibetan, and Hindu concepts concerning life after death. Contrary to Western belief, which sees the human being as composed of a mortal body and an immortal soul, many Easterners believe in the immortality of both the body and the soul. Alexandra David-Neel gained firsthand knowledge of these beliefs and the practices they engendered in the course of her travels at the beginning of this century. In Immortality and Reincarnation she ties them together for a unique look at reincarnation and eternal life in a region untouched by the modern world.
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