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The Inuit believe that the souls of the deceased either go to the underworld, a
happy, hunger-free place where kin are reunited, or to an afterlife of cold and
starvation, an environment even more hostile than that in which they lived.
T THE SOUL'S JOURNEY TO THE LAND OF SHADOWS UPON DEATH a
person's three souls separate. One stays with the body, remaining in the land of
the living as a spirit or ghost, one journeys to the heavens and eventually finds its
He describes the self as an immortal soul which is reincarnated from one body to
another, the soul's next life being decided by its behaviour in this life. This soul,
he says, cannot find satisfaction in the temporary pleasures of this world.
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This is an old book (1970s) I inherited from my father. It's rather intense so I only refer to it when one of my 'newer' books can't answer one of my questions. My favourite sections would be the one ... Read full review
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