ReIncarnation: Who gives credence to this?

In much of the civilized world, the idea of reincarnation, or transmigration of the soul, is the prevailing point of view. More than a third of the world’s people accept reincarnation as a fact of life.

And even in the West, the doctrine of reincarnation has a long list of distinguished

  • Pythagoras (Greek philosopher and mathematician, c.582-c.500 BC)
  • Socrates (Greek philosopher, 469-399 BC)
  • Plato (Greek philosopher, 427-347 BC)
  • Plotinus (Greek philosopher, founder of Neoplatonism, 204-270)
  • Giordano Bruno (Italian philosopher, 1548-1600)
  • Francois Voltaire (French philosopher, 1694-1778)
  • Benjamin Franklin (US statesman, philosopher and inventor, 1706-1790)
  • Gotthold Lessing (German philosopher and dramatist, 1729-1781)
  • John Adams (Second president of the United States, 1735-1826)
  • Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (German poet and dramatist, 1749-1832)
  • August Wilhelm von Schlegel (German poet, critic and translator, 1767-1845)
  • William Wordsworth (English poet, 1770-1850)
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson (US philosopher and writer, 1803-1882)
  • Robert Browning (English poet, 1812-1889)
  • Richard Wagner (German composer, 1813-1883)
  • Henry David Thoreau (US social critic, writer and philosopher, 1817-1862)
  • Walt Whitman (US poet, 1819-1892)
  • Thomas Huxley (English biologist and writer, 1825-1895)
  • Leo Tolstoy (Russian novelist and social critic, 1828-1910)
  • Mark Twain (US writer, 1835-1910)
  • Gustav Mahler (German composer, 1860-1911)
  • Rudolf Steiner (Austrian philosopher, 1861-1925)
  • David Lloyd George (British Prime Minister, 1863-1945)
  • Henry Ford (US automobile pioneer, 1863-1947)
  • Rudyard Kipling (English writer, 1865-1936)
  • W. Somerset Maugham (English writer, 1874-1965)
  • Carl Jung (Swiss psychiatrist and psychologist, 1875-1961)
  • Sir Hugh Dowding (British Air Marshal during the Battle of Britain, 1882-1970)
  • George S. Patton (US general, 1885-1945)
  • Robert Graves (English poet, 1895-1985)
  • Erik Erikson (US psychoanalyst, 1902-1994)
By vishvambarvyasadas108

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