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Subject: Looking for book recommendations about Reincarnation
Date Posted: 6/22/2009 4:45 PM ET
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Can anyone recommoned a book or books about reincarnation?  Not looking for a fiction story.  Can you list some books and tell me why you like them?


Date Posted: 6/28/2009 1:53 AM ET
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"Many Lives, Many Masters" by Brian Weiss. I read it about 4 years ago.  It changed my whole belief system.  There was finally an after life that I could believe in.  It  all made sense to me.  I'm over 60 and have been several religons (Catholic, Southern Baptist, Jehovah's Winess) and never found answers that made sense to me. If you read it please let me know what you think.

Date Posted: 6/28/2009 10:11 AM ET
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Thank you, I will check into that one.  I did order "the Search for Grace" but I'd like to have several to read.  I'll let you know what I think.  Thanks!

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 7:41 PM ET
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I just finished reading Many Lives, Many Masters. it simply reinforced my own experiences and beliefs. the first time I started to read it, It wasn't what  I expected. After letting it sit for several months, I picked it up again and went through it quickly. I think the fact that it was written by a psychiatrist made it somewhat more credible. He has other books and I'll be looking for them.

He mentions his own reseach while working on the case presented in the book:

"The detailed, scientifically accepted studies of Dr. Joseph B. Rhine at Duke University, of Dr. Ian Stevenson at the University of Virginia, Department of Psychiatry or Dr. Gertrude Schmeidler at the College of the City of New York ...."

Someday I'll see if those can be tracked down through a library database link.....

Years ago I had read Shirley MacLaine's books. The ideas in the books really resonated with me. In later interviews she admitted that the one of the major characters in the first book didn't exist but was a composite of several people. Some of the events never happened either. These were presented as non fiction and it was very disappointing to find that I'd been mislead.

I'd like to hear of more books too


Date Posted: 6/29/2009 8:48 PM ET
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Many Lives, Many Masters isn't available on PBS right now, but I have put it on my WL.  Just not sure how often its actually posted.

Date Posted: 6/29/2009 9:05 PM ET
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Here it is  http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9780671657864-Many+Lives+Many+Masters+The+True+Story+of+a+Prominent+Psychiatrist+His+Young+Patient+and+the+PastLife+Therapy+That+Changed+Both+Their+Lives

There's one copy in the system.

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Date Posted: 7/5/2009 1:33 AM ET
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i myself like books by

Edgar Cayce

Date Posted: 7/7/2009 12:39 AM ET
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Hi Paula,

All the above suggestions are very good ones.  I have read them all.  I also have more to recommend.  I have been studying this for years and Bettye Binder is my mentor.  You will see below, I highly recommend her books and tapes.  You will NOT be disappointed at all. 

All my life, I had been bothered with a sharp stabbing pain in my stomach.  All kinds of tests (even exploratory) produced NOTHING!  Finally, Bettye led me into a past life regression.  I found out why the pain occurred and how to eliminate it forever.  It was that simple!  If you have any questions regarding any of her books and/or tapes, she has a site you can go to and talk to her. 

Here are my suggestions:

Books by Sylvia Browne:
·         The Other Side and Back
·         The Other Side and Back

·         Blessings From the Other Side:: Wisdom and Comfort From the Afterlife for This Life

  • Courageous Souls by Robert Schwartz
  • Here and Hereafter by Ruth Montgomery
  • Journey of Souls – Case Studies of Life Between Lives by Michael Newton, Ph.D
  • Life Before Life by Jim B. Tucker, M.D.
  • Past-Life Memories – Twelve Proven Methods by Richard Webster
  • Reincarnation by Lynn Elwell Sparrow
  • Seat of the Soul (The) by Gary Zukav
  • We Are Eternal by Robert Brown
  • You Were Born Again to be Together by Dick Sutphen
  • Your Soul Plan by Robert Schwartz
  • Across Time and Death by Jenny Cockell
*****Bettye Binder’s Books!!!***** All of them! She has tapes also. She has written many books on Reincarnation and travels all over giving seminars. www.bettyebinder.com www.consciouslifeexpo.com/Archives/2007/speakers/Sunday/binder.html 
Date Posted: 7/7/2009 9:02 AM ET
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Thanks Donna, I missed that one somehow and have ordered it. 

Dawne, thanks for all the suggestions!  I'm going to take your list to the library and see what I can find there.


Subject: Books about Reincarnation
Date Posted: 9/21/2009 10:13 AM ET
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I've read a lot of books on this topic for a great many years and most of them were hogwash; I finally found a very good way to sort the wheat from the chaff!  Go to Amazon.com, enter the name of the book, click on it and go down to the reviews: look for those who gave it ONE STAR, read what they have to say and consider it carefully.  Sometimes following those reviewers' profiles to read other of their reviews helps to determine how credible they are.  I've turned away many books based on very well written and credible bad reviews.

Date Posted: 9/27/2009 6:28 PM ET
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Pardon me folks, I have a question. This isn't intended as an insult, I'm sincere in being curious about the answer.

Why is this discussion in the atheism and agnosticism forum? It seems to me that belief in reincarnation is inherently religious, and therefore neither atheism nor agnosticism. So, I'm just curious about what made you either choose to post this discussion here, or made you come to this forum if you believe in reincarnation. I ask this to help me better understand how peoples beliefs and their self-labels ("christian", "atheist") relate.

Thank you in advance for your kind response.

Date Posted: 10/11/2009 8:12 PM ET
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Date Posted: 10/20/2009 4:09 AM ET
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Marilyn, thank you for explaining, and for being here. I certainly understand. :-) 

Subject: Some religions don't believe in reincarnation
Date Posted: 11/4/2009 4:40 PM ET
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Mostly the western ones. My Dad thinks I am nuts for believing in it. He is catholic .