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Palengenesis


Palengenesisis an ancient Greek term meaning, "becoming again," as the seed of an oak tree recreates its parental oak. This identical life in cyclical recurring phases is the essential essence of the following phrase: being the continuous transmission of the same life-stream. Paracelsus believed that when a physical plant was destroyed its astral form remained and could be brought back to life through its ashes. A.G.H.


Sources:

Riland, George. The New Steinerbooks Dictionary of Paranormal. New York, Warner Books, Inc., 1980. p. 214
Drury, Nevil. "Palingenesis" The Watkins Dictionary of Magic. London. Watkins Publishing. 2005 p. 224

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