a small acorn falls from a great height
It lands below on the ground
The rain rains down upon it
fed by the leaf litter and other nutrients of the soil
the acorn begins to grow
over time the acorn grows into a tree
many years pass the tree is tall and old
the tree stands old and dying
slowly it rots and decays
it falls down to the ground slowly
it becomes one with the earth and leaf litter
nearby
a small acorn falls from a great height
It lands below on the ground
The rain rains down upon it……..

Metempsychosis

    “What is the good (of erecting a tomb)? The body is dirt and rubbish when once the soul has left it!” – from Mandaeans of Iraq & Iran, pg 184

     “Awake, brethren, chosen ones, on this day of spiritual salvation, the 14th of the month of Mihr, when Jesus, the Son of God, entered into parinirvana.”. – Parthian Manichaean fragment M104 from Turfan

Greek Term Aramaic Term Jewish Term
Soma/Sarx (Physical Body) Pagra (Physical Body) Guf (Physical Body)
Hyle/Soma (Instinctual Soul) Napsha (Instinctual Soul) Nephesh (Instinctual Soul)
Psyche (Emotional Soul) Ruha (Emotional Soul) Ruach (Emotional Soul)
Pneuma (Spiritual Soul) Nishimta (Spiritual Soul) Neshamah (Spiritual Soul)
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