Ancient Mysteries : Reincarnation (1997)

Genres - Spirituality & Philosophy  |   Sub-Genres - Religions & Belief Systems  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United States   |  
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Every society seem to perceive death differently, and in this documentary featuring expert commentary, extensive archival footage, and absorbing interviews, filmmakers examine why many cultures believe death to be not just an end, but a new beginning as well. Could it be that after death, the soul survives and goes on to inhabit other bodies? Many Christians may be surprised to learn that reincarnation has played a pivotal role in Judeo-Christian philosophy, and a visit to the Dali Lama (a spiritual leader through to be the reincarnation of Buddha by followers of the religion) reveals the Buddhist perspective on reincarnation as well as the soul. Later, Reincarnation: A New Horizon in Science, Religion, and Society co-author Dr. Carey Williams weighs in with his own views concerning the controversial subject.