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Reincarnation Essay

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Bruce Whittier had repetitious dreams of being a Jewish man hiding in a house with his family. The Jewish man’s name had been Stefan Horowitz, a Dutch Jew who was discovered in his hiding place along with his family and taken to Auschwitz, the deadliest concentration camp, where he later died. Bruce claimed the dreams he had were unnaturally vivid. He began to record his dreams, and one night he dreamt of a clock. After Whittier woke, he drew the clock in exceptional detail. Bruce recalled dreaming the location of an old antique shop with the same clock he dreamt of. Determined to see if the clock was real, Whittier went to the shop and saw the same clock in his dreams on ...view middle of the document...

There are different levels of reincarnation, from being reincarnated as a human being as best, to burning in hell as worst.

Another common mistake made is the combination of reincarnation to incarnation. Judaism, for example believes in incarnation. Once a person dies, their soul doesn’t. If someone were a decent person, their soul will be “washed”, renewed, and transported into the womb of a soon-to-be mother after the fortieth day of conception. Now while Bruce Whittier had dynamic flashbacks of Stefan Horowitz’s memories, incarnation doesn’t work that way.Therefore, reincarnation means "appear again", causing people who have been reincarnated to recall glimpses of memories of their past lives. Incarnation means "appear". With incarnation, the soul of the deceased will act like fresh, new soul, even though it lived a past life. For instance, a man walks into a train station in New York; as he enters the train station, the man gets a strange sense of déjà vu. That is his soul recognizing a location it already experienced. Reincarnation can look back at memories, while incarnation only goes as far as a sense of déjà vu.

Morrie Schwartz has his own theory of reincarnation. Morrie stated if he were to be reincarnated, he would like to be a gazelle. (AlAccording to the levels of...

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