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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Lukasz Jaruga painting

Paintings by Lukasz Jaruga

Łukasz Jaruga, born March 16, 1984 in Tczew (Poland). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. Artistic experience he gained in painting workshops from prof. Teresa Miszkin, prof. Andrzej Dyakowskiego, prof. Zbigniew Gorlak, prof. Adam Haras and others.
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Michael Parkes painting

Paintings & Sculptures By Michael Parkes

Michael Parkes is the world’s leading magical realist painter, sculptor, and stone lithographer. His decades of success as a fine artist stand out in the art world where few artists ever achieve success in both the primary and secondary markets.
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Jolanda Richter painting

Paintings by Jolanda Richter

Jolanda Richter was born in 1971 in Almelo, Netherlands. Aged three the family moved to Hamburg, at age six to Vienna. She quickly took up art and music. She was admitted into the ‚University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna‘, where she studied the cello for five years.
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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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