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Reincarnation and Karma

Everything you need to know about the wheel of rebirth and more...

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The following reading list attempts to achieve a balance between the older classical books and modern expositions:

  • Algeo, John Reincarnation Explored (TPH 1987)
  • Aurobindo, Ghose The Problem of Rebirth (Sri Aurobindo Ashram 1952)
  • Berg, Philip S. Wheels of a Soul: Reincarnation and Kabbalah (The Kabbalah Centre 2005)
  • Besant, Annie Karma (1897)
  • Besant, Annie and Leadbeater, C.W. The Lives of Alcyone Volumes I & II (TPH 1924)
  • Brunton, Paul What is Karma? (Larson Publications 1998)
  • Cayce, Edgar Reincarnation & Karma (A.R.E. Press 2006)
  • Challoner, H.K. The Wheel of Rebirth (Rider 1935/TPH 1969)
  • Chapple, Christopher Karma and Creativity (State University of New York Press 1986)
  • Danelek, J. Allan The Case for Reincarnation: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Soul (Llewellyn Publications 2010)
  • Doyle, Julian The Chemical Wedding: The First Science Faction Novel (Matador 2008)
  • Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama The meaning of Life: Buddhist Perspectives on Cause & Effect (Wisdom Publications 2000)
  • Hanson, Virginia et al Karma: Rhythmic Return to Harmony (Quest 1990)
  • Head, Joseph & Sylvia Cranston Reincarnation: The Phoenix Fire Mystery: An East-West dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy, Art, and Literature … (Julian Press 1977)
  • Hodson, Geoffrey Reincarnation, Fact or Fallacy? (TPH 1956)
  • Humphreys, Christmas Karma and Rebirth (TPH 1983)
  • Jefferson, Warren Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians: Soul Journeys, Metamorphoses, and Near-Death Experiences (Native Voices 2008)
  • Kapleau, Philip The Wheel of Life and Death: A Practical and Spiritual Guide (Rider 1990)
  • Karma-glin-pa (Robert Thurman translation) The Tibetan Book of the Dead, As Popularly Known in the West: Known in Tibet as The Great Book of Natural Liberation Through Understanding in the Between (Bantam Books 1994)
  • Krishnan, Y. The Doctrine of Karma: Its Origin and Development in Brahmanical, Buddhist and Jaina Traditions (Motilal Banarsidass 1997)
  • Kriyananda, Swami The Laws of Karma: Deeper Insight to the Esoteric Teachings of Kriya Yoga (Temple of Kriya Yoga 1995)
  • Lochtefeld, James G. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism Vols. One & Two (Rosen, 2002)
  • McClelland, Norman C. Encyclopedia of Reincarnation and Karma (McFarland 2010)
  • MacGregor, Geddes Reincarnation in Christianity: A New Vision of the Role of Rebirth in Christian Thought (TPH 1978)
  • MacGregor, Geddes The Christening of Karma: The Secret of Evolution (TPH 1984)
  • Nairn, Rob Living, Dreaming, Dying: Practical Wisdom from The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Shambhala 2004)
  • Neufeldt, Ronald W. Karma and Rebirth: Post Classical Developments (SUNY 1986)
  • O’Flaherty, Wendy Doniger (Ed) Karma and Rebirth in Classical Indian Traditions (University of California 1980)
  • Osborn, Arthur W. The Superphysical: A Review of the Evidence for Continued Existence, Reincarnation and Mystical States of Consciousness (Barnes & Noble 1974)
  • Perkins, James Experiencing Reincarnation (TPH 1977)
  • Roland, Paul Reincarnation: Remarkable Stories of People Who Recall Past Lives (Capella 2008)
  • Steiner, Rudolf Karmic Relationships: Esoteric Studies (Rudolf Steiner Press 2009)
  • Steiner, Rudolf A Western Approach to Reincarnation and Karma: Selected Lectures and Writings (Anthroposophic Press 1997)
  • Steiner, Rudolf Reincarnation and Karma: Two Fundamental Truths of Human Existence (Anthroposophic Press 1992)
  • Stevenson, Ian Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation (American Society for Psychical Research 1966)
  • Stevenson, Ian Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation (University Press of Virginia 1897)
  • Stevenson, Ian Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect (Praeger 1997)
  • Vaughan, Frances E. Shadows of the Sacred: Seeing Through Spiritual Illusions ( 2005)
  • Yogananda Paramahansa Karma and Reincarnation (Crystal Clarity Publishers 2007)


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