Reincarnation

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Reincarnation

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Reincarnation #

It is known that the Egyptians believed in reincarnation or the transmigration of the soul. They thought the soul transmigrated from body to body and this was a reason why they embalmed the body in order to preserve it so that it could journey along with ka, an animating force that was believed to be counterpart of the body, which would accompany it in the next world or life. Ka might be considered equivalent to the term of soul. This establishes the dating of the concept of reincarnation back to the ancient Egyptian religion but many think it dates beyond antiquity.

Strong evidence suggests that there is much more “Reincarnation” at Medici University today than there ever was in Ancient Egypt. Some believe that Isabella is the only actual avatar on campus and that all other learners are alts of Isabella! While many campus back alleys and dorm rooms have been rife with speculation about who is who’s alt, there has been no official wagering system thus far.

Perhaps it’s time for an MU Campus Alt Ball, where you come as your alt, enjoy a dance party, and everyone tries to guess who is who’s alt!

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About Vanessa Blaylock

I was the Choreographer at Vanessa Blaylock Dancers and the Artistic Director at Vanessa Blaylock Company. Today my work focuses on Public Art projects. I'm interested in the mediation of perception and mixed reality performance works. I'm passionate about community and civil rights in cyberspace.