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Synonyms for metempsychosis

after death the soul begins a new cycle of existence in another human body


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Such an approach to friendship and intimacy conforms neither to Roscommon's identification with the source author nor to Dryden's transhistorical narrative of metempsychosis, but it corrects Rowe's translation within the animating frameworks of feminism and the life of retirement.
It requires the hearer instantaneously to associate the philosopher's name with metempsychosis while at the same time equating the adjective "Irish" with legends that that nation's bards could rhyme to death.
Hermes describes it as "a first-class soothsayer, an expert in arithmetic, astronomy, charlatanry, geometry, music and quackery" (2, 12-13), also emphasizing the brand name of Pythagoras' philosophical system, the "noblest of philosophies for sale": the notion of an ordered and harmonious universe and the doctrine of metempsychosis.
Likewise, Aeneas begins his Theophrastus with an allusion to Plato's Phaedrus, before going on to reject the Platonic doctrine of metempsychosis advanced in that same Platonic dialogue.
The phoenix could symbolize renewal in general as well as the sun, Time, the Empire, metempsychosis, consecration, resurrection, life in the heavenly Paradise, Christ, Mary, virginity, the exceptional man, and certain aspects of Christian life" (9).
This argument assumes that any religion with a transcendent orientation also denies something like the resurrection of the body or metempsychosis, an assumption that seems unwarranted given the range of views within Christian history alone (to say nothing of other religions).
Siobhan Collins, Bodies, Politics and Transformations: John Donne's Metempsychosis (Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2013), x+202 pp.
Both Catherine Macaulay and Mary Hays, in their writings, planted the seeds of a feminist-vegetarian discourse by embracing the doctrine of metempsychosis and calling for a greater equality between not just the sexes but all creatures.
What animates these intimations is a continual sense of verbal metamorphosis as at once a counterpart to and constitutive of the larger metamorphoses: of life and death, of body and mummy, of the battles of the gods in their shape shifting, or that metamorphosis which is metempsychosis, the transmigration of souls which in his different way the novelist himself emulates.
Theroux's lucid, articulate writing makes Strange Bodies 'literary,' but so too does the book's plot about a scholar whose knowledge of 18th century letters leads him into a sinister world of Russian-American conspiracies and forced metempsychosis.
Critical interpretations ranging from the writer's belief in metempsychosis and spiritism to Marina's alleged mental disorder, have led to speculations on Marina's double identity, centring on the psychological effects of her haunted mind.
This is not the place to discuss what seems like a questionable theory of metempsychosis and one of the most radical theories of mind-body dualism.
Dutton returns to his influential reading of Volpone as political satire in the wake of the Gunpowder Plot, reviewing previous arguments before examining the metempsychosis drama in 1.
The death embodiment of the poem is apparently emphasizing metempsychosis of Buddhism.
He covers the history of criticism from Zeller to Kingsley, Pythagoreanism as a historiographical category, the immortality of the soul and metempsychosis, and numbers.