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Michael Waizman was born in 1966 in a northern Israel town of Migdal Ha’Emek, situated in Galilee. From an early age Michael directed his energy and creative talent towards experimenting with various art forms. Schools hours were spent on sketching, drawing and simple doodling rather than listening to his teachers.

During his twenties, in addition to working as an artist, Michael found a business interest in silk printing techniques which were intended for industrial and commercial purposes. The silk printing techniques, also known as screen printing or serigraphy, have been embraced by many of the major Pop-Art artists such as American artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and others.
With the years, the development of computerized graphics hasprovided many new and exciting opportunities for Michael, opportunities which he embraced as part of his artistic language and artistic form of expression.

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Reincarnation and Plato

Many naturally assume that growing Western world belief in reincarnation is primarily based on a simultaneous increasing influence of Eastern religion and thought. This assumption is due, in part, that (many) Eastern religions have long known spiritual traditions that incorporate the concept of reincarnation. Paying close attention, the current Western World “rebirth” of a belief in reincarnation (pun intended) owes much or most of the credit to the ancient classical Greeks and their fascinating views on the afterlife and reincarnation. In particular, we owe many of our ideas to the musings and discourses of the ancient classical Greek philosopher Plato (428/427 BC – 348/347 BC).

Reincarnation and ancient Greeks
The idea of re-incarnation was not unknown to the ancient Greeks. The eminent philosopher Plato was a major exponent of this belief (as was Pythagoras and the Orphic mystery religion(s)). Plato attributed the idea back to his mentor Socrates, who he recounts saying upon his deathbed: “I am confident in the belief that there truly is such a thing as living again, and that the living spring from the dead, and that the souls of the dead are in existence, and that the good souls have a better portion than the evil”. – Plato, Phaedo

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