Older books on reincarnation you've read

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  1. pixarfan

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    After reading "Children's Past Lives" in high school that first got me into the subject of reincarnation, the second book on it I read was something I ran across at the library book sale: "Voices from Other Lives: Reincarnation as a Source of Healing" by Thorwald Dethlefsen (1977). At the last book sale, I found "Many Lifetimes" (1970) by Denys Kelsey (a psychiatrist who accidentally came across past lives in his practice- much like Brian Weiss would decades later) and Joan Grant (a British writer whose first novel, 1937's "Winged Pharoah," was based on her past life memories in Egypt. She did not publicly reveal this until 1956).

    Most of the books I've read on reincarnation have tended to be from the 1980s "New Age revolution" and newer (Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Carol Bowman, Michael Talbot, etc.) Still, I find these "older" books fascinating. What are some ones you've come across?
     
  2. Deborah

    Deborah Executive Director Staff Member

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    One of my fav's is The Children That Time Forgot - by Mary and Peter Harrison. I have it around my house - somewhere.: angel


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    I’m not sure if this one hasn’t been reported already, but I came across a paperback copy of a book entitled “Reincarnation in the Twentieth Century (1970)” [128 pages] and edited by Martin Ebon and published by Signet.


    I maintain a list of books to purchase and read with the same type of publishing information as above, but sadly the list has not been updated lately due to illness.
     
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    Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation: Second Edition


    By Dr. Ian Stevenson


    published Oct 1, 1980. The First Edition was published in 1974.


    I read the Second Edition. Good reading!
     
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  5. Jody

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    One of my favorites is still "The Search for Bridey Murphy" by Morey Bernstein. If I'm not mistaken, this is the very first account of past-life regression through hypnosis (which took place in 1952). Many skeptics say the story was discredited long ago, but I and several others disagree. At any rate, I found it to be a fascinating read.
     
  6. Susie

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    I have two volumes of Ian Stevenson M.D.'s Cases of the Reincarnation Type- Volumes I and IV. I found them in a used bookstore some years back, and was disappointed that the rest of the volumes were no there. I feel blessed to have those two volumes.


    While I have browsed the books I, unfortunately, have not had the time to read them cover to cover.


    I also have a small library on reincarnation, several of which I have read.
     
  7. Cryscat

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    Found a couple of really old ones, in e-book format on Project Gutenberg.


    Reincarnation: A Study in Human Evolution


    By Dr. Th Pascal



    Published in 1910


    It can get hard to get though the archaic writing style, but goes though the topic of moral law, religions, science, ect. No case studies.


    Reincarnation and the Law of Karma


    By William Walker Atkinson.



    Copywrite 1908


    A Study of the Old-New World-Doctrine of Rebirth, and Spiritual Cause and Effect. Again, archaic writing style, but goes into yoga and other spiritual beliefs on reincarnation. Again, no case studies
     
  8. redzzed

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    Second Time Round


    I recommend this book , written by an englishman with full recollection of a previous birth in south west england in the seventeenth century , he was a farmer and used/remembers many of the old words and slang names for things .


    it's very readable but still a bit mundane at times as many lives can be .


    he died in a skirmish in the civil war and left a wife and two boys .(in his remembered life)


    SECOND TIME ROUND


    Ryall, Edward


    ISBN 10: 0859780112


    ISBN 13: 9780859780117


    it's available thru the library system in the uk or else thru amazon/book shops .:thumbsup:
     
  9. Kristopher

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    You neeeed to keep your books in a safe place! :laugh:
     
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    :laugh: I knowwww Kristopher. I do! Great recommendations Cryscat and redzzed.:thumbsup:
     
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    One I've thumbed through is "A reincarnation handbook: Your Past Lives" by Michael Talbot (1987). It has a bunch of techinques for meditations and such where they came from, etc (I haven't tried any of these, yet, so I don't know how well they do or whatever).


    One that is on my to be read list is "The Search for Omm Sety: The search for eternal love"by Jonathan Cott (1987). The description says that an English woman, Dorothy Louise Eady, had a fall when she was 3 in 1907, and from then on insisted everyone call her by her Ancient Egyptian name and recalled that life & was invovled with Pharoah Sety the 1st. (The description goes on to say her friends & family didn't believe her and in 1933 up and move to Egypt.) Has anyone else read this?
     
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    One that is on my to be read list is "The Search for Omm Sety: The search for eternal love"by Jonathan Cott (1987). The description says that an English woman, Dorothy Louise Eady, had a fall when she was 3 in 1907, and from then on insisted everyone call her by her Ancient Egyptian name and recalled that life & was invovled with Pharoah Sety the 1st. (The description goes on to say her friends & family didn't believe her and in 1933 up and move to Egypt.) Has anyone else read this?


    Have nt read this but had vaguely heard about it , there is a large online bookstore : www.amazon.co.uk , who have this book , but more importantly they allow readers to post reviews of books they have read, and there are 4 reviews for this book , which can be read online .


    i don't work for , and am not associated with amazon btw :laugh:
     
  13. Mama2HRB

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    I have found some great books on parapsychology, the paranormal, metaphysical and reincarnation at local thrift stores. For me it is as much the thrill of the hunt, LOL


    I did find one about a mother's search for her past life children that was really interesting.


    Across Time And Death: A Mother's Search For Her Past Life Children


    It is available as cheap at one penny plus shipping on amazon.com at the link above.
     
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    It brought to mind that have the Omm Sety book and it's been years since I've read it so now I'm going to refresh. Also have the Jenny Cockrell book, Across Time and Death. That was fascinating to read and believable to me. There was also a movie based on that case with Jane Seymour.


    I have several books about Edgar Cayce compiled by various authors. One by Noel Langley Edgar Cayce on Reincarnation


    There are quite a few in my collection and since this subject has come up I have got enthused about sorting them. It will be like finding some new books all over again. Nice topic.
     
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    I enjoyed watching Nicola who had a dog called muff and died by a train but I found a different documentary and it's a bit confusing, even Mary and Peter Harrison are in the credits but it seems to contradict what Mary Harrison and Peter Ramster said in the film about Nicola. The Church records are different there was no mention of Thomas Benson, the house she went to was different and the death was different. Please see below it's best to keep forwarding the story on as there is a good story but not with English Subtitles. I suppose this film was before we used the internet so it was easy to get away with it.



    Let me know what you think.

    Thanks
     
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    Of the hundred or so that I've read, only Natalie Sudmand's book "My Near Death Experience in Iraq"by Natalie Sudman" is what I read that fits.
     

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