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Paintings by Rob Hefferan

Born in 1968 in Warrington, Cheshire, Rob Hefferan is an exceptionally talented figurative artist. His work not only captures the unique character and warmth of each subject, but transcends form to suggest the living, breathing essence of the individual. Working predominately with oils and acrylics, Rob’s work is both...
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Paintings by Majid Arvari

Majid Arvari was born in 1969 in Tehran. He has been fascinated by the art of painting since he was a child. In 1989, he visited the painting exhibition of Master Morteza katouzian – the greatest realist painter of Iran which was held in Tehtan Museum of contemporary art.
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Paintings by Paul Kelley

Paul Kelley is a Canadian artist, born in Nova Scotia in 1955. He took his academic studies at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick form 1973 to 1975.
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Paintings by Oleg Riabchuk

Oleg Riabchuk is an experienced Lithuanian artist whose works have featured in prizes and exhibitions nationally. His aim is for the viewer of each of his paintings to be able to feel the wind and rain they depict, smell the trees and flowers.
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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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