Roland Heyder painting

Paintings by Roland Heyder

Roland Heyder was born in Singen (Germany) in 1956. He has been active as an artist in the professional field since 1980. His work reflects his great love for expressive autonomy and there is a lot of attention for detail in his work.
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Kat Fedora painting

Paintings by Kat Fedora

Kat Fedora is an artist from the Northeast United States. She is a ”painting sorceress and nature child from the North,” as she herself said. She is a forest girl at heart and a believer in magic and adventure. Her paintings tell stories about the place where the mysteries...
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Nicole Roumelioti painting

Paintings by Nicole Roumelioti

Nicole Roumelioti, a young artist from Greece, showcases life on canvas through the purity and beauty of the male and female body. Her style is Realism, mostly in black and white with a domain red element that signifies each painting.
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Michael Waizman Artwork

Artworks by Michael Waizman

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...
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Kuan Yin-Goddess of Mercy

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Reincarnation and Plato


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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