What is the soul? What animates our bodies? Does a part of us continue to exist after death? Comparative religion scholar Graham Schweig explores perspectives from ancient traditions around the world that shed light on the intriguing vision of the self within the body or in the spirit-nature that animates all of life.
Schweig examines concepts such as pre-existence and immortality, nature spirits, ancestral connections, “non-soul” paradigms, and divine spirits and beings. He examines mystical texts, sacred writings, poetry, art, and music from the major world religions to illuminate the mystery of the self and considers how these ancient traditions can offer profound visions of the soul that speak to us today.