• This life is only one of a series of lives which our incarnated part has lived. I have little doubt of our having pre-existed; and that also in the time of our pre-existence we were actively employed. So, therefore, I believe in our active employment in a future life, and I like the thought.

    Charles George Gordon (1881). “Colonel Gordon in Central Africa, 1874-1879: With a Portrait; and Map of the Country Prepared Under Colonel Gordon's Supervision”