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From the Greek, used by Clement of Alexandria meaning “change of body.” In some usage it means rebirth into vehicles that are not physical. Some writers suggest that very early in the development of humanity non-physical bodies were used; also, it is predicted that toward the end of the evolutionary process, again non-physical vehicles will be used, although of a different nature; metensomatosis is the term used to indicate this process.

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