What is another word for metempsychosis?

Pronunciation: [mˈiːtɪmsˌa͡ɪkə͡ʊsˌiz] (IPA)

Metempsychosis is a term from ancient Greek philosophy that refers to the transmigration of souls from one body to another after death. This kind of reincarnation has fascinated people for centuries and has been explored in many different cultures. There are a number of synonyms for metempsychosis that are used in different contexts, such as transmigration of souls, rebirth, and reincarnation. Other synonyms include the idea of the soul wandering or migrating from one body to another, as well as the concept of eternal life or the afterlife. Regardless of the term used, the idea of metempsychosis continues to be a source of fascination and speculation for many people.

What are the hypernyms for Metempsychosis?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the hyponyms for Metempsychosis?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for metempsychosis (as nouns)

What are the antonyms for Metempsychosis?

Usage examples for Metempsychosis

Schopenhauer, in The World as Will and Idea, J. G. Fichte, in The Destiny of Man, and Herder, in Dialogues on metempsychosis.
"The Fairy-Faith in Celtic Countries"
W. Y. Evans Wentz
It's all about the doctrine of mpoola-reincarnation, or, if you prefer, metempsychosis.
"Once a Greech"
Evelyn E. Smith
This connects Buddhism with the doctrine of metempsychosis; a doctrine which the incarnations of Brahminism also suggest.
"The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies"
Robert Gordon Latham

Famous quotes with Metempsychosis

  • Annihilation means, with the Buddhistical philosophy, only a dispersion of matter, in whatever form or semblance of form it may be; for everything that bears a shape was created, and thus must sooner or later perish, i.e., change that shape; therefore, as something temporary, though seeming to be permanent, it is but an illusion, Maya; for, as eternity has neither beginning nor end, the more or less prolonged duration of some particular form passes, as it were, like an instantaneous flash of lightning. Before we have the time to realize that we have seen it, it is gone and passed away for ever; hence, even our astral bodies, pure ether, are but illusions of matter, so long as they retain their terrestrial outline. The latter changes, says the Buddhist, according to the merits or demerits of the person during his lifetime, and this is metempsychosis. When the spiritual entity breaks loose for ever from every particle of matter, then only it enters upon the eternal and unchangeable Nirvana. He exists in spirit, in nothing; as a form, a shape, a semblance, he is completely annihilated, and thus will die no more, for spirit alone is no Maya, but the only REALITY in an illusionary universe of ever-passing forms.
    Helena Petrovna Blavatsky
  • “I am convinced that everything has come down to us from the banks of the Ganges, astronomy, astrology, metempsychosis, etc. It does not behoove us, who were only savages and barbarians when these Indians and Chinese peoples were civilized and learned, to dispute their antiquity.”
    Voltaire

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