Reincarnation is typically associated with Eastern religions or philosophies, but over the past 100 years or so, the idea has taken hold in the West. Some prominent people who have believed in reincarnation include Carl Jung, Benjamin Franklin, General Patton, Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and many others. One reason for the continued popularity of reincarnation is the general explanatory power that idea has for addressing some of the fundamental questions of life. Another reason is that scientific evidence supporting the idea of rebirth continues to mount. In this program, John Algeo presents some of the compelling evidence supporting the theory of reincarnation along with a few common objections voiced by the skeptics. Dr. Algeo also explores the puzzling and rather paradoxical statement once made by J. Krishnamurti to a close friend: "Reincarnation is a fact, but it is not true." 1988. 39 minutes.
Uploaded in 2011