The best reincarnation books

46 authors have picked their favorite books about reincarnation and why they recommend each book.

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Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson,

Book cover of Life After Life

This story is about an upper-middle-class English family who is caught up in the events of WW2. The domestic details are fascinating including the kinds of puddings served. (I love puddings). Where this story differs is that Ursula, the heroine, has to keep reliving parts of her life until she ‘gets it right’. I could not stop thinking about Ursula for a long time. I was so impressed by how the story did not follow any normal pattern but demonstrated the power and flexibility wielded by the author. Kate Atkinson also attached a Pinterest page to her website. The visuals made a huge impact upon me so I added a Pinterest page to my stories.  

Life After Life

By Kate Atkinson,

Why should I read it?

11 authors picked Life After Life as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

What if you could live again and again, until you got it right?

On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

Does Ursula's apparently infinite number…


Who am I?

I enjoy moving through time to visit places in different eras. How people lived in the past fascinates me. I am interested in us, the people on the ground floor, not kings and queens. My characters have travelled to medieval Yorkshire, followed the trail of Vikings, hid from Romans in Northern Britannia and soon will visit London in 1600. Because I love the concept of magic, my main characters are witches. Two cats in my stories are mind readers; a helpful skill when solving mysteries.


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All the World's a Stage

By Maureen Thorpe,

Book cover of All the World's a Stage

What is my book about?

In All the World’s a Stage. Annie and her time-travelling friends take a vacation in 17th-century London to see the famous Globe theatre. London is bursting at the seams with the privileged, the poor and the rogues. A bag of silver coins brought by the time-travellers to purchase food and board becomes a sought-after prize from people who will stop at nothing to seize the bounty. In constant danger, Annie and her friends must create ingenious and wily scenarios along with a famous playwright to bring the London gangs to justice. 

Tyson's Gift

By Brandon Wainwright,

Book cover of Tyson's Gift: How an 8-Pound K9 Became a Man's Greatest Spiritual Guide

Tyson’s Gift: How an 8-Pound K9 Became a Man’s Greatest Spiritual Guide by police officer Brandon Wainwright is the story this country needs to hear, especially now. From beginning to end, the author brings the reader into his personal life and the ups and downs of his relationships with an openness that appeals to mother, father, sister, or brother. Anyone who has ever loved or been loved by an animal will find healing and hope for the future, that we never really have to say goodbye when our hearts are open.

Tyson's Gift

By Brandon Wainwright,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Tyson's Gift as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

As a police officer, Brandon Wainwright has seen a lot in his ten-plus years on the force, but nothing so strange or life-changing as the spiritual awakening he experienced when his dog, a precocious Chihuahua named Tyson, passed away . . . and then began communicating from the other side.

Once a hardnosed skeptic, Brandon found himself thrust into unfamiliar territory, consulting with spiritual intuitives and pet communicators in an effort to uncover the truth about the afterlife—embarking upon an incredible journey that would shake his perception of reality and challenge his beliefs about what happens to us after we…


Who am I?

Tina Proffitt is a former educator in love with writing romance novels, who believes there’s nothing more romantic than reincarnating with those she loves. After her first one-on-one past life reading with Dr. Doris E. Cohen, she was hooked and has never looked back. (Pun intended) She wants to share her passion for living a life free from fear and full of love. She writes reincarnation romance novels in the genres of mystery, science fiction, contemporary, and YA.


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Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

By Tina Proffitt,

Book cover of Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

What is my book about?

Come Back is the story of significant past lifetimes of one woman with the animals in her life. Reincarnationpast lives, continuity of the soul, whatever you call it, all souls are eternal. Every living thing has a soul, including our animals. The proof is all around us, that feeling of having known someone before, that moment of recognition when you look into another's eyes.

Whether you are interested in animal communication, are coping with the loss of your pet, or just want to read stories about animal's past lives, there is something in this book that will speak to your heart. The stories of reunited souls will warm your heart and give you hope for the future. This life on Earth is not all there is. When our bodies die, our souls live on, and that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, you name it. If you have ever lost a beloved pet and wondered what happened to them after they died, this is the book for you.

Reincarnation

By Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Erin Lynn Prophet,

Book cover of Reincarnation: The Missing Link In Christianity

For those with a religious upbringing like mine, Elizabeth Clare Prophet’s book, Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity, may prove a fascinating read. And for those many brought up in the Southern Baptist culture of fear and punishment like I was, the idea of living other lives can be a frightening one or a welcome one, particularly when seen as a second chance, instead of through the lens of the Biblical concepts of judgment and Hell. It is a scholarly read, in that the more you know about the Bible, the more you will get out of reading it.

Reincarnation

By Elizabeth Clare Prophet, Erin Lynn Prophet,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Reincarnation as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A long time ago Christians believed in reincarnation

“This is an extremely important book, a book providing profound insight and truth, a book which will open minds and remove fears.”―Brian Weiss, M.D., New York Times bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters

This groundbreaking work makes the case that Jesus taught reincarnation and traces the history of reincarnation in Christianity―from Jesus and early Christians through Church councils and the persecution of so-called heretics. Using the latest scholarship and evidence from the Dead Sea Scrolls and Gnostic texts, it also argues persuasively that Jesus was a mystic who taught that our…


Who am I?

Tina Proffitt is a former educator in love with writing romance novels, who believes there’s nothing more romantic than reincarnating with those she loves. After her first one-on-one past life reading with Dr. Doris E. Cohen, she was hooked and has never looked back. (Pun intended) She wants to share her passion for living a life free from fear and full of love. She writes reincarnation romance novels in the genres of mystery, science fiction, contemporary, and YA.


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Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

By Tina Proffitt,

Book cover of Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

What is my book about?

Come Back is the story of significant past lifetimes of one woman with the animals in her life. Reincarnationpast lives, continuity of the soul, whatever you call it, all souls are eternal. Every living thing has a soul, including our animals. The proof is all around us, that feeling of having known someone before, that moment of recognition when you look into another's eyes.

Whether you are interested in animal communication, are coping with the loss of your pet, or just want to read stories about animal's past lives, there is something in this book that will speak to your heart. The stories of reunited souls will warm your heart and give you hope for the future. This life on Earth is not all there is. When our bodies die, our souls live on, and that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, you name it. If you have ever lost a beloved pet and wondered what happened to them after they died, this is the book for you.

Zack Files 01

By Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis,

Book cover of Zack Files 01: Great-Grandpa's in the Litter Box

On a much lighter note, The Zack Files Great Grandpa’s in the Litter Box by Dan Greenburg is a children’s chapter book with a big message, using humor to sum up what reincarnation really is (at least when souls reincarnate as pets). In a nutshell, the titular cat reincarnates to clear up unfinished business with his loved ones who survived him. This book manages to simplify in less than sixty pages what could take a scholar a lifetime to disseminate.

Zack Files 01

By Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Zack Files 01 as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

What I wanted was a cute little kitten. Instead, I got a tough tomcat that talks. And that's not all! He says he's my Great-Grandpa Julius and he needs my help. And messy litter box or not, family is family!


Who am I?

Tina Proffitt is a former educator in love with writing romance novels, who believes there’s nothing more romantic than reincarnating with those she loves. After her first one-on-one past life reading with Dr. Doris E. Cohen, she was hooked and has never looked back. (Pun intended) She wants to share her passion for living a life free from fear and full of love. She writes reincarnation romance novels in the genres of mystery, science fiction, contemporary, and YA.


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Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

By Tina Proffitt,

Book cover of Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

What is my book about?

Come Back is the story of significant past lifetimes of one woman with the animals in her life. Reincarnationpast lives, continuity of the soul, whatever you call it, all souls are eternal. Every living thing has a soul, including our animals. The proof is all around us, that feeling of having known someone before, that moment of recognition when you look into another's eyes.

Whether you are interested in animal communication, are coping with the loss of your pet, or just want to read stories about animal's past lives, there is something in this book that will speak to your heart. The stories of reunited souls will warm your heart and give you hope for the future. This life on Earth is not all there is. When our bodies die, our souls live on, and that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, you name it. If you have ever lost a beloved pet and wondered what happened to them after they died, this is the book for you.

Repetition

By Doris Eliana Cohen,

Book cover of Repetition: Past Lives, Life, and Rebirth

Finally, Repetition: Past Lives, Life, and Rebirth written by clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, Doris Eliana Cohen, Ph.D. is a book focused on healing. Whether the reader is interested in learning how to heal from past-life traumas that are hindering their growth or move on from dysfunctional relationships, this book offers professional help and support. It also illuminates the nuts and bolts of different ways a soul can reincarnate. Most surprising of all may be how much free will is involved in the process, not at all the never-ending cycle of death and rebirth or the mislabeled karma of punishment for previous wrong-doings. This book offers the hope of taking responsibility for one’s life and the possibility of healing many past lives in one’s own current lifetime.

Repetition

By Doris Eliana Cohen,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Repetition as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

This fascinating book by Doris Eliana Cohen was written to help us create a shift in our own consciousness as well as that of humanity. In order to heal from traumas, we unknowingly repeat the stories of our lives again and again, reliving them in different scenarios in this life as well as in other lifetimes. This repetition of our behaviour patterns is neither neurotic nor pathological. It is absolutely necessary, because painful though it may be, repetition offers us multiple opportunities for facing our issues, making new choices, and healing ourselves at last. All of us have a God-given…


Who am I?

Tina Proffitt is a former educator in love with writing romance novels, who believes there’s nothing more romantic than reincarnating with those she loves. After her first one-on-one past life reading with Dr. Doris E. Cohen, she was hooked and has never looked back. (Pun intended) She wants to share her passion for living a life free from fear and full of love. She writes reincarnation romance novels in the genres of mystery, science fiction, contemporary, and YA.


I wrote...

Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

By Tina Proffitt,

Book cover of Come Back: How Past Lives with Animals Changed the Way I Think about Death

What is my book about?

Come Back is the story of significant past lifetimes of one woman with the animals in her life. Reincarnationpast lives, continuity of the soul, whatever you call it, all souls are eternal. Every living thing has a soul, including our animals. The proof is all around us, that feeling of having known someone before, that moment of recognition when you look into another's eyes.

Whether you are interested in animal communication, are coping with the loss of your pet, or just want to read stories about animal's past lives, there is something in this book that will speak to your heart. The stories of reunited souls will warm your heart and give you hope for the future. This life on Earth is not all there is. When our bodies die, our souls live on, and that includes dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, horses, you name it. If you have ever lost a beloved pet and wondered what happened to them after they died, this is the book for you.

Ancient Evenings

By Norman Mailer,

Book cover of Ancient Evenings

This is a novel that divides. It was a work that took Mailer many years to complete and the book that he (apparently) regarded as his masterpiece. It is certainly an incredible piece of work – the product of a powerful imagination in recreating an authentic feel for ancient Egypt with details ranging from cosmology via warfare to street scenes.

Some readers find the strong focus on the sensuality of the Egyptians a bit much. Mailer’s Egyptian world is very sexualised and who’s to say he’s wrong? If you’re not turned off by that kind of thing you’ll be rewarded with one of the most richly detailed and “real” feeling historical novels ever written.

Ancient Evenings

By Norman Mailer,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Ancient Evenings as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Norman Mailer’s dazzlingly rich, deeply evocative novel of ancient Egypt breathes life into the figures of a lost era: the eighteenth-dynasty Pharaoh Rameses and his wife, Queen Nefertiti; Menenhetet, their creature, lover, and victim; and the gods and mortals that surround them in intimate and telepathic communion. Mailer’s reincarnated protagonist is carried through the exquisite gardens of the royal harem, along the majestic flow of the Nile, and into the terrifying clash of battle. An extraordinary work of inventiveness, Ancient Evenings lives on in the mind long after the last page has been turned.
 
Praise for Ancient Evenings
 
“Astounding, beautifully…


Who am I?

Rather than identify a genre, I have chosen to focus on the theme of stories that are so powerful they make you feel like you’re in the story with the characters and/or give an insight into how the people within the setting really felt. For me, that is the true challenge of historical fiction – to see inside the heads of historical figures and get a genuine sense of what life was like for both the famous and the common. Here are my five selections of historical novels which are great stories and open a window into the relevant times, inspiring my own desire to open that window for others.


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The Fighting Man

By Adrian Deans,

Book cover of The Fighting Man

What is my book about?

In the year 1060, young Brand Holgarsson’s family is wiped out in a Viking raid arranged by Brand’s treacherous uncle Malgard. Malgard is named thegn while Brand is made outlaw and hunted through the woods of East Anglia by Malgard’s men, determined to extinguish the last possible claim to the thegnship. Aided by a strange young woman, Valla, Brand escapes and is befriended by Harold Godwinson, Earl of Wessex, and the choice of the Saxon nobles to be king after the childless Edward (the Confessor). 

Brand nurses his dream of vengeance while sharing Harold’s perils and waiting for Valla who will only return from the “Place of Dreams” if Brand has kept his promise to lie with no other woman. All stories come together at the Battle of Hastings where Harold’s great banner, The Fighting Man, flew above Senlac Ridge in opposition to the papal cross carried by William the Bastard.

Cloud Atlas

By David Mitchell,

Book cover of Cloud Atlas

No other book could come first on this list, because this was the book that changed my entire perspective on what speculative fiction could be. When I first picked up this book as a high school student, I had never seen anything like it: six loosely connected stories, a clever nesting-doll structure, a unique blend of sci-fi, mystery, and historical fiction. Most importantly, Cloud Atlas is, like all David Mitchell books, full of empathy and hope. Even the bleakest and most brutal storylines offer moments of grace, suggesting that, even if we can’t always save ourselves, we have the ability to save each other.

Cloud Atlas

By David Mitchell,

Why should I read it?

9 authors picked Cloud Atlas as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Six lives. One amazing adventure. The audio publication of one of the most highly acclaimed novels of 2004. 'Souls cross ages like clouds cross skies...' A reluctant voyager crossing the Pacific in 1850; a disinherited composer blagging a precarious livelihood in between-the-wars Belgium; a high-minded journalist in Governor Reagan's California; a vanity publisher fleeing his gangland creditors; a genetically modified 'dinery server' on death-row; and Zachry, a young Pacific Islander witnessing the nightfall of science and civilisation - the narrators of CLOUD ATLAS hear each other's echoes down the corridor of history, and their destinies are changed in ways great…


Who am I?

From an early age, I was fascinated by the ways in which past events ripple into the present. It started by looking at my own family; one soldier stationed in the Philippines during the Second World War narrowly survives a severe gunshot wound, and so is able to meet my grandmother, and so my entire family exists. In another timeline, he didn’t make it to the surgeon in time and none of us were ever born. Dual timeline sci-fi not only considers the consequences of history on our present, but pushes this exploration into possible futures. 


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Red Hail

By Jamie Killen,

Book cover of Red Hail

What is my book about?

In 1960, sixteen-year-old Anza watches as blood-red hail falls from the sky over Galina, her sleepy Arizona border town. In the weeks that follow, the entire town is consumed by a terrifying outbreak that some see as demonic possession, and others as a plague. In 2020, a sociologist named Colin writes about “The Galina Incident”, a strange series of events that led to the town’s violent destruction in the summer of 1960. Colin believes the Galina Plagues were nothing more than a case of mass hysteria, until the symptoms reappear in the descendants of those who survived. Separated by 60 years, Anza and Colin both search for the truth about the secrets buried in Galina’s history.

Destiny of Souls

By Michael Newton,

Book cover of Destiny of Souls: New Case Studies of Life Between Lives

A few years ago when my wife suddenly died, on the second day I spoke to a dear friend who also happens to be a longtime monk on my spiritual path. He mentioned a book by a psychologist who took people to see the greater arc of their soul’s journey—their ‘lives between lives’. That doctor was Dr. Michael Newton, and this is my favorite of his series.

At the time, reading it had a profound effect on my growing understanding of the greater arc of the human soul and provided an immense sense of peace. Above all, it soothed my tattered mind at a moment when life felt incomprehensible and helped me make sense of our larger purpose for being here even while still grieving. Through 70 case histories of real people who were regressed into their ‘lives between lives,’ Dr. Newton reveals life continuing on the other side, ways…

Destiny of Souls

By Michael Newton,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Destiny of Souls as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Featuring seven case histories of real people who were regressed into their lives between lives, this text discusses the mystery of life in the herafter.


Who am I?

Without my longtime commitment to the spiritual path of Siddha Yoga, I am quite sure that I would never have even met my wife Seana for I would not have been ready for her, let alone survived the trials along the way. And I certainly would not have been able to meet the calamity of her sudden death and come to know it as something else entirely. I have discovered the most strange and wonderful thing—that hidden within the death of a loved one may also be her final gift to us. And this is what I wish for you—in your moment of greatest need, though the world feels shattered into a thousand shards—may you remember this possibility and fully receive what the beloved longs to give you in farewell.


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The Final Gift of the Beloved: Her Disappearance-13 Days

By Barron Steffen,

Book cover of The Final Gift of the Beloved: Her Disappearance-13 Days

What is my book about?

This intense, moment-by-moment chronicle begins with the officer’s words, “She is deceased.” For the next 13 days following the fatal automobile accident of his wife, the author draws on nearly forty years of study and training with gurus and meditation teachers to discover ecstatic love, save fractured relationships, and glimpse a greater arc and purpose for being alive.

The Final Gift of the Beloved: Her Disappearance—13 Days is the story of one man’s sudden, astonishing brush with devastation and the Divine under the most heartbreaking of circumstances. A love story disguised as a tragedy, Steffen weaves extraordinarily poignant and powerful experiences with honesty and revelations that will change lives. Along with intense pain and emotion, prepare yourself for great beauty and transcendent insight, for nothing is as it appears.

Reincarnation Blues

By Michael Poore,

Book cover of Reincarnation Blues

Not only is this novel about death and dying (10,000 times, to be exact), but it also features Death as a main character. So it gets bonus points for hitting both of those marks when it comes to my love of dark comedies about death. But it’s also a story about finding a reason for living, that reason being the aforementioned Death, who just so happens to be the main character’s love interest. It’s complicated. At turns both thought-provoking and laugh-out-loud funny. Reincarnation stories have always intrigued me and this one does it in a fashion unlike any other.

Reincarnation Blues

By Michael Poore,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Reincarnation Blues as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A wildly imaginative novel about a man who is reincarnated over ten thousand lifetimes to be with his one true love: Death herself.

“Tales of gods and men akin to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman as penned by a kindred spirit of Douglas Adams.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

First we live. Then we die. And then . . . we get another try? 

Ten thousand tries, to be exact. Ten thousand lives to “get it right.” Answer all the Big Questions. Achieve Wisdom. And Become One with Everything.
    
Milo has had 9,995 chances so far and has just five more lives to earn…


Who am I?

I’ve always been a fan of dark comedies. Fargo. Heathers. Fight Club. There’s something about being able to laugh about tragedy that feels both cathartic and as if you might get struck down by lightning. But I also grew up on a steady diet of supernatural horror à la Stephen King, Peter Straub, and early Dean Koontz. So combining the supernatural and dark comedy into my writing seemed like a natural fit. While I’m drawn to dark comedies of all sorts in both fiction and film, I have a soft spot for those with a supernatural element that involves death, either in the literal sense or as a character.


I wrote...

Book cover of Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

What is my book about?

When I started writing Breathers in October 2003, I wanted to write a different kind of zombie story. Rather than the stereotypical brain-dead, shambling corpses who craved human flesh, I wondered what it would be like to be a zombie in a society where you weren’t considered human, had no rights, and were constantly carted off by Animal Control. What would your parents think? How would your friends treat you? Could you join a bowling league?

At the time, zombies were typically portrayed as villains, so I flipped the script and made my zombies the protagonists and the humans the antagonists. I wanted to create an unlikely hero the reader could empathize with and cheer for rather than condemn as a monster.

Initiation

By Elisabeth Haich,

Book cover of Initiation

This may be my favourite book ever, apart from I Am Lilith. It shares lucid past life memories of the author in very ancient Egypt, as well as her experiences living through World War II in Eastern Europe, revealing purposeful links between souls incarnated in both lives. The spiritual knowledge is astounding, and the depth seems endless. I’ve read it multiple times and often randomly read a few pages, each time seeing something new. It’s very evocative, with fascinating descriptions of life and spiritual practices in very ancient Egypt while highly evolved beings were still active. It explains how the pyramids were made, and that a long era of separation and dense consciousness was due before a return to unity again would rise. It also explains the truth of passionate human love and sexual connection, through spiritual yet also very human eyes. It’s a mighty tome to take on,…

Initiation

By Elisabeth Haich,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Initiation as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

An autobiography that connects the twentieth century European life of internationally beloved teacher Elisabeth Haich and her lucid memories of initiation into the hidden mystical teachings of the priesthood in ancient Egypt. It reveals her insights into the subtle workings of karma, reincarnation, and spiritual development.


Who am I?

As well as a novelist, I’m an astrologer who’s intrigued that 6,000 years ago - when Lilith apparently existed, alongside Adam and Eve - marks a point in an astrological cycle when a matriarchal era became a patriarchal one, followed by a fated reunion of the feminine and masculine energies. That era of unification begins now, and I call it the New Earth. I Am Lilith shares these big-scale and hopeful understandings about human evolution in a wildly luscious story. It is for those who are ready for unity and sense that the time has come for a New Earth.


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I Am Lilith: An epic reimagining of the story of Lilith

By Melanie Dufty,

Book cover of I Am Lilith: An epic reimagining of the story of Lilith

What is my book about?

In a female-ruled society, she's trapped in an ancient struggle between the sexes. Will she be the spark to restore unity? 6,000 years ago, the mighty High Priestess Lilith is torn between her sacred duty and following the truth in her heart. Haunted by the injustice she oversees, Lilith yearns to set men and boys free from her temple's tyranny. But with a secret prophecy of masculine domination threatening chaos, Lilith is forced to quell a mounting male-led revolt. She finds herself falling for the one man who inspires her trust. But his growing ambitions and a rising war trigger events that demand a starry destiny plays out.

A mystical story based on a real astrological cycle that sees Her on top, then Him, before we unite equally. That time is now.

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