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Reincarnation: A Critical Examination

Edwards, Paul

 Well-known philosopher Paul Edwards provides a critical review of the doctrines of and empirical evidence for reincarnation and Karma. The types of evidence he discounts are child prodigies, déjà vu experiences, group reincarnation, the Bridey Murphy case, hypnotic time regression, spontaneous memories of earlier lives, the astral body, phone calls from the dead, birthmarks, the work of Kübler-Ross, Moody, and the "new immortality movement," the conservation of spiritual energy, Grof’s LSD work, and the work of Ian Stevenson. He devotes a chapter to a defense of "the ‘weightiest argument against reincarnation [and] ... most other forms of belief in survival’" (p. 279): the dependence of consciousness on the brain.
Publisher Information:Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 1996. 313p. Bibl footnotes; Index: 305-313
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