Reincarnation and the Law of Karma by William Walker Atkinson

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Does the soul survive death? Are we reborn again and again, and can we access the knowledge and the memories acquired in earlier lives? Followers of New Thought, the early-20th-century "New Age" philosophy, believed so, and here, in this 1908 book, William Walker Atkinson, one of the most influential New Thought voices, explores the concept of reincarnation throughout history, from the Egyptian idea of the soul through Plato's teachings on the subject and on to modern spiritual outlooks on eternal life.

With arguments and proofs supporting the idea that the soul is a "traveler on a long journey," this is a fascinating look at a question that has haunted humanity since antiquity.


American writer WILLIAM WALKER ATKINSON (1862-1932) was editor of the popular magazine New Thought from 1901 to 1905, and editor of the journal Advanced Thought from 1916 to 1919. He authored dozens of New Thought books under numerous pseudonyms, some of which are likely still unknown today, including "Yogi Ramacharaka" and "Theron Q. Dumont."
 

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William Walker Atkinson was an attorney, merchant, publisher, and author, as well as an occultist and an American pioneer of the New Thought movement. Atkinson was a prolific writer, and his many books achieved wide circulation among New Thought devotees and occult practitioners. He published under several pen names, including Magus Incognito, Theodore Sheldon, Theron Q. Dumont, Swami Panchadasi, Yogi Ramacharaka, Swami Bhakta Vishita, and probably other names not identified at present. He is also popularly held to be one (if not all) of the Three Initiates who anonymously authored The Kybalion. His work primarily focused on occultism, divination, psychic reality, and mankind's nature, or, what Atkinson called: "New Psychology" or "New Thought". Titles include Thought Vibration or the Law of Attraction in the Thought World, and Practical Psychomancy and Crystal Gazing: A Course of Lessons on the Psychic Phenomena of Distant Sensing, Clairvoyance, Psychometry, and Crystal Gazing. Lon Milo DuQuette is the author of 15 critically acclaimed books on Magic and the Occult, and one of the most respected writers and lecturers in the field of Western Mystery Traditions. Visit him at: www.lonmiloduquette.com.
 
Published May 31, 1942 by Cosimo Classics. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy, Literature & Fiction, Self Help. Non-fiction

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