Reincarnation (Anthropology & Cultural Studies)
Amerindian Rebirth: Reincarnation Belief Among North American Indians and Inuit, edited by Antonia Mills and Richard Slobodin, is a collection of ethnographic papers. Several authors deal exclusively with beliefs, but some, like Mills, report phenomena as well. A paper on the Tlingit by Ian Stevenson is reprinted in the volume.
In Reincarnation Beliefs of North American Indians: Soul Journey, Metamorphosis, and Near Death Experience, Warren Jefferon has assembled an array of ethnographic accounts of beliefs and experiences related to survival of death and reincarnation among Native Americans.
In Imagining Karma: Ethical Transformation in Amerindian, Buddhist, and Greek Rebirth, well-known anthropologist Gananath Obeyesekere makes a comparative study of classical Greek, Buddhist and North American Indian reincarnation beliefs, focusing on the way the concept of karma is or is not reflected in them.
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