metempsychosis

[ muh-tem-suh-koh-sis, -temp-, met-uh m-sahy- ]SEE DEFINITION OF metempsychosis
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He seems to have a leaning for metempsychosis and the doctrines of Pythagoras.

The doctrine of metempsychosis is not found here, except perhaps in germ.

Schelling acknowledges it in his Dissertation on Metempsychosis.

There is a dash of metempsychosis in it—and it is the strength of the piece.

Metempsychosis, 364 (see also under Re-births and Transmigrations).

They are, in fact, cases rather of metempsychosis than of metamorphosis.

The idea of lustration, however, is not involved in that of metempsychosis.

The doctrine of Metempsychosis was believed in by the Greeks and the Celts.

His belief in metempsychosis meant that the Catharan was a vegetarian.

He is the patron-god of Tibet and the controller of metempsychosis.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, "passing of the soul at death into another body," from Late Latin metempsychosis, from Greek metempsychosis, from meta "change" (see meta-) + empsykhoun "to put a soul into," from en "in" + psyche "soul" (see psyche). Pythagorean word for transmigration of souls at death. Related: Metempsychose (v.), 1590s.

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