4. H. Y. Ginsburgh, "Tav: Impression - The Seal of Creation," [Online]. Available: www.inner.org/hebleter/tav.htm.
12. Sefer HaGilgulim, "The Book of Reincarnations," by Chaim Vital
μετεμψύχωσις - metempsychosis
εμπψχωύν - empsykhoun
παλιγγενεσία - palingenesia
גלגול הנשמות - gilgul neshamot
पुनर्जन्मन् - punarjanman
REINCARNATION IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD:
Though the major Christian denominations reject the concept of reincarnation, a large number of Christians profess the belief :
Unity Church founder: Charles Fillmore Origen Geddes MacGregor
Rosicrucians: as stated in the Western Wisdom Teachings, the eastern sacred teachings do not support an inferred belief in transmigration; meaning that, according to this western mystery tradition, each life wave has an independent evolution process and each one of these life waves is at a different stage in the evolutionary path. For example, according to the Rosicrucians, mineral life is the first and lowest level of spiritual evolution on earth; then comes plants, with actual life, then cold-blooded animals, then warm-blooded, and finally humans. This is also taught in The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception. In practice, the beings belonging to each life wave either evolve through the work of the individual Spirit or are yet evolving under a group spirit, have a different state of consciousness, and have acquired more or less subtle bodies, according to the development stage of each life wave  .
Cathars and Bogomils: professed reincarnation and other gnostic beliefs (see below, Middle Eastern Beliefs, Gnostics) .
Origen: Numerous church founders who professed reincarnation were hidden from public view, including their works, or sorely mistranslated to ensure their beliefs did not taint religious principle. There is evidence suggesting that the writings of Origen in early Christian times was mistranslated into Latin due to religious bias and that he taught reincarnation in his lifetime. One of the epistles written by St. Jerome, "To Avitus" (Letter 124 ; Ad Avitum. Epistula CXXIV), asserts that Origen's On First Principles (Latin: De Principiis; Greek: Περὶ Ἀρχῶν) was mistranscribed from Greek into Latin:
Under the impression that Origen was a heretic like Arius, St. Jerome criticizes ideas described in On First Principles. Further in "To Avitus" (Letter 124), St. Jerome writes about "convincing proof" that Origen teaches reincarnation in the original version of the book:
The original text of On First Principles has almost completely disappeared. It remains extant as De Principiis in fragments faithfully translated into Latin by St. Jerome and in "the not very reliable Latin translation of Rufinus."