Of course, there is also the question as to whether we have just one soul. For those of us brought up in “modern” Western and/or European cultures, amongst others, the general consensus – accepting the existence of souls in the first place – is that there is just one because that is the cultural framework within which we’ve been brought up. However, this has not always been the case and in some parts of the world the belief in more than one soul is traditional. I have come across the idea that among some Celtic peoples, in the folk traditions, the idea of another soul or soul-double in the Otherworld was also believed in. In terms of reincarnation, again, this is something that was also believed in by some members of the early Christian Church and does indeed have parallels in some Jewish schools of thought even though today it is generally associated with Eastern and/or dharmic belief systems.