Reincarnation is a truth that has swayed the minds of innumerable millions of our race, and has moulded the thoughts of the vast majority, inspiring countless people, while others have held it to be a violation of true religions teaching. But during recent years the belief in this truth has constantly been gaining ground. The soul grows spiritually through successive lives on earth. This book traces the lives of two souls, named for convenience Erato and Spica. The clairvoyant observations of C.W. Leadbeater of the various lives of these souls are ably edited by C. Jinarajadasa in this first of the two books in this series. The following lines, quoted in the introduction, suggest the meaning of life as seen in the light of Reincarnation: Act first, this Earth, a stage so gloom’d with woe, You all but sicken at the shifting scenes. And yet be patient. Our playwright may show In some fifth Act what this wild Drama means. This book is an imprint of the Theosophical Publishing House, Adyar, and is imported from India.