Henry M. Tichenor's
The Theory of Reincarnation Explained

Edited by Greg Gore

Copyright © 2003 by Praxis International, Inc., All rights reserved.
38 pages, free eBook in PDF format.

We have lived many lives. Both our bodies and minds bear witness to this. The evidence found in our bodies is recognized by modern science—the evidence found in our minds is being perceived, dimly, perhaps, as yet, by modern science.” —Henry M. Tichenor


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About the Book

This new edition of Henry M. Tichenor’s The Theory of Reincarnation Explained provides timeless wisdom on the subject of reincarnation. It offers the ideas, insights and thinking of the great Western and Eastern philosophers and writers on the concept of reincarnation.

Although mainstream Christianity, Judaism, and Islam reject the belief in reincarnation, studies show widespread public belief in reincarnation. For example, a 2001 Gallup poll revealed that approximately twenty-five percent of the population of the United States believes in reincarnation.

The popularity of recent books such as Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L.Weiss and Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Duff Newton bear witness to the increasing interest in the subject of reincarnation. These books, like some earlier works such as Gina Cerminara’s Many Mansions: The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation, use hypnosis case studies to make the argument for reincarnation.

This book uses scientific evidence, psychological evidence, analogy, and logic along with the recollection of past lives to advance the argument for reincarnation. In addition, The Theory of Reincarnation Explained offers a clear, straight-forward discussion and analysis of the Yogi philosophy of the seven principles of man’s composition: the physical body, the astral body, Prana (the vital force), the instinctive mind, the intellect, the spiritual mind, and the Spirit.

The editor has added material to the original work, deleted some material, and made some organizational changes to make The Theory of Reincarnation Explained more accessible to Twenty-first Century readers.



The Theory of Reincarnation in Western Philosophy and Literature

The Philosophy of the East

The School of Experience


A Few Quotations from The Theory of Reincarnation Explained

It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection. Voltaire 

The soul, if immortal, existed before our birth. What is incorruptible must be ungenerable. Metempsychosis is the only system of immortality that Philosophy can hearken to. ―David Hume

By making the right use of those things remembered from the former life, by constantly perfecting himself in the mysteries, a man becomes truly perfect. ―Plato

You cannot say of the soul, it shall be, or is about to be, or is to be hereafter. It is without birth.         ―Bhagavad-Gita

There are today, as there have always been, many who remember. One need only ask to find men and women who have a clear and definite vision of things that befell them in other lives.―Charles Johnston