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Reflections on Death

William A. Richards and G. William Barnard

in Sacred Knowledge: Psychedelics and Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231174060
eISBN:
9780231540919
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231174060.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Changing concepts of death.


On the Transmigration of Souls: Reincarnation Into Animal Bodies in Pythagoras, Empedocles, and Plato

Catherine Osborne

in Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers: Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199282067
eISBN:
9780191712944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282067.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter considers what is involved in the claim that some species are ‘similar to’ or ‘different from’ ourselves, and what role such claims play in moral discourse. Examples are taken from the ... More


Sovereign Bodies: Death, Reincarnation, and Border Crossings in the Transnational Terrain

Anya Bernstein

in Religious Bodies Politic: Rituals of Sovereignty in Buryat Buddhism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226072555
eISBN:
9780226072692
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226072692.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter continues to look at the early twentieth century Buryats’ engagement with Tibet and its recent legacies. It introduces new materials on cross-ethnic reincarnation and tantric ... More


Rebirth and ‘ethicisation’ in Greek and South Asian thought

Mikel Burley

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0015
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter engages with the theory of Gananath Obeyesekere to the effect that ethicised reincarnation derives from the ethicisation of existing rebirth beliefs. The theory, which applies primarily ... More


Afterdeath and the Bollywood Gothic noir

Vijay Mishra

in The Gothic and Death

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781784992699
eISBN:
9781526124050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992699.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter maps the received tradition of the Gothic on to the Bollywood Gothic noir. The tradition, it is argued, as it comes to India, is mediated by both the literary Gothic and the pervasive ... More


‘Fairy tales’ and ‘bunkum’: Marie Corelli, Artefacts and Fabrications

Eleanor Dobson

in Writing the Sphinx: Literature, Culture and Egyptology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474476249
eISBN:
9781474495967
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474476249.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter centres on the spectral stories and rumours which orbited ancient Egyptian artefacts in the possession of literary authors, along with the Egyptological connections such authors made. It ... More


What Can a Neoi Gwei Teach Us? Adaptation as Reincarnation in Hong Kong Horror of the 1950s

Raymond Tsang

in Hong Kong Horror Cinema

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474424592
eISBN:
9781474444705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474424592.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Many Hong Kong horror films of the 1950s were pedagogical in nature, and subsequently had a great influence on the Hong Kong New Wave (1980–90). Without examining these earlier films, we cannot fully ... More


The Union of Substances: On Human Nature 2–5

David Lloyd Dusenbury

in Nemesius of Emesa on Human Nature: A Cosmopolitan Anthropology from Roman Syria

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198856962
eISBN:
9780191890079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856962.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In this chapter, on Human Nature 2–5, Nemesius denies that the soul is a body, a harmony, a mixture, or a quality. His cosmopolitan anthropology rests on the conviction that the human soul is an ... More


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