posted on Aug, 17 2004 @ 08:39 AM
Anyone else ever hear of this? The link goes to a book to be bought, but very interesting....
THE SECRET OF DEATH? THE ANCIENTS CALLED IT "DIVISION"--
--Ancient cultures all around the
globe once held remarkably similar beliefs about death and the afterlife. Ancient Egypt, China, Greece, Persia, Australia, and native tribes
throughout Africa, North and South America, and the Pacific Islands all believed that people had not one, but two souls, and that those souls were
savagely wrenched apart from one another at death, each experiencing an entirely different, but equally crippled afterlife. Many of these cultures
believed that one soul would become trapped in a fixed and unchanging heaven-or-hell netherworld, while the other, although remaining free to go on to
new lives and/or new experiences, would be struck with total amnesia.Ancient Israel also believed that people possessed two souls, calling them, of
course, the soul and the spirit. Early Christians even believed, as had those other nations, that the soul and spirit could, and sometimes would,
divide apart from one another.
[edit on 8/17/2004 by LadyV]