Rabbi Manasseh ben Israel – Nishmath Hayem - On reincarnation
Type of Spiritual Experience
Rabbi Manasseh ben Israel (1604-1657), was the rabbi who convinced Oliver Cromwell to remove the Crown’s prohibition of Jews from residing in England, a policy that had existed for 150 years, since the time of Edward I.
A description of the experience
Nishmath Hayem - Rabbi Manasseh ben Israel
"The belief or the doctrine of the transmigration of souls is a firm and infallible dogma accepted by the whole assemblage of our church with one accord, so that there is none to be found who would dare to deny it. . . . Indeed, there are a great number of sages in Israel who hold firm to this doctrine so that they make it a dogma, a fundamental point of our religion. We are therefore in duty bound to obey and to accept this dogma with acclamation . . . as the truth of it has been incontestably demonstrated by the Zohar, and all books of the Kabbalists."