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. . . Pre-existence . . . of the Far East
. . . colors every emotion . . . influences every act . . . household sayings,
their proverbs, their pious or profane exclamations, their confessions
of sorrow, hope, joy or despair . . .
Solomon Proverbs 8:22-31
The Lord possessed me in the beginning of
his way, before his works of old. I was set up from everlasting,
from the beginning, or ever the earth was . . .
Origen Contra Celsum
When God sent Jesus to the human race, it
was not as though He had just awakened from a long sleep. Jesus has at
all times been doing good to the human race.
Jesus of Nazareth John 17:5
Glorify thou me with thine own self with
the glory which I had with thou before the world was.
St. Paul Galatians 4:19
My little children, of when I travail in
birth again [and again] until Christ be formed in you . . .
Franz Hartman, MD The Life of Paracelsus
. . . Witches and sorcerers are not made
at once; they are born with powers for evil. They are born with the
tendencies which they acquired in former lives upon the earth or upon some
Sir Thomas Browne Religio Medici
There is a piece of Divinity in us,
something that was before the Elements, and owes no homage
unto the sun . . .
Henry More The Immortality of the Soul
. . . Wherefore the pre-existence of souls
is a necessary result of the wisdom and goodness of God . . .
Voltaire Philosophical Dictionary
. . . Souls were either created from all
eternity, with the result that they are infinitely older than Adam's sin
have no connection with it, or they are formed at the time of conception,
with the result that God must exercise eternal vigilance and create in
each instance a new spirit that He will render eternally miserable.
William Wordsworth Ode to Immortality
Our Birth is but a sleep and a forgetting:
The Soul that rises with us, our life's Star,
Hath had elsewhere its setting,
And cometh from afar . . .
All humans go through a previous life in
the sphere of Instinct, where they are brought to see the worthlessness
of earthly treasures, to amass which they gave themselves such untold pains?
. . .
R. W. Emerson Katha Upanishad
The soul is not born; it does not die; it
was not produced from anyone. Nor was any produced from it.
Frederic H. Hedge Ways of the Spirit and Other Essays
. . . . The eternal destination which faith
ascribes to the soul presupposes an eternal origin.
William James Human Immortality
. . . every memory and affection of his [the reader's] present life is to be preserved, and . . . he shall never in saecula saeculorum cease to be able to say to himself: "I am the same personal being who in old times upon the earth had those experiences."