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"All pure and holy spirits live on in heavenly places, and in course of time they are again sent down to inhabit righteous bodies."

Jewish historian Josephus who lived around the time of Jesus, refers to an accepted belief among some Jews of his time: reincarnation.


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"As an English General once said on this occasion, " But if I am dead, where am I ? If this is heaven I don't think much of it; and if it is hell, it is better than I expected!"

A quote from The Life after Death ... by C.W. Leadbeater. He's describing either the lower etheric planes or more likely the higher astral plane just below the etheric. Unfortunately, this is what happens to the vast majority of Westerners who are totally unprepared for death and the afterlife. I doubt if many handle the situation with the aplomb and dry humor of this English General however.


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"I asked them, for example, which was the best religion. I was looking for an answer which was like: "Presbyterians." I figured these guys were all Christians. The answer I got was: "The best religion is the religion that brings you closest to God."

Howard Storm relates his near death experience in My Descent into Hell (see link below). I think it's one of my favorite quotes of all time. His question and preconceived notions are incredibly funny (Those 'guys' were probably angels or ascended masters; and the idea that everybody in heaven might be Presbyterian just cracks me up.) The answer he gets is one of the very best lines I've ever heard on which religion is better.



The Best of NDE Books at Amazon.com

cover Saved by the Light by Dannion Brinkley. There are many levels to Heaven and purgatory. Dannion is one of the few to reach the higher levels where he meets very advanced Masters. They showed him his life review without judgement, bathed in love, even though he had done some nasty stuff. cont. >>
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Peace in the Light by Dannion Brinkley. They also showed visions of what could happen in the future as well as the work he needs to do for healing others. If you ever get a chance, go see one of his lectures. Peace in the Light continues with some more NDEs, lessons learned and the story of a soul aspiring to a higher Path.
cover Fast Lane to Heaven by Ned Dougherty. The author led a fast life but had Catholic roots that served him well during his NDE. The Blessed Virgin came to him and showed him some remarkable visions regarding terrorism, war and China. Her solution is the rosary, prayer, esp. in groups.
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Return from Tomorrow by Dr. George Ritchie and Elizabeth Sherrill. It takes place in WWII, when the author was taken out of his body and shown things by Jesus. The bar scene with the alcohol entities is unforgettable but the most amazing revelation is one man's ability to transcend his imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp.
cover Messages from Heaven by Patricia Kirmond. This is actually an ADE book, just replace Near with After. It comes from Heaven's realm in between embodiments. Normally this kind of book has too much room for error. This one rings true with important information however.
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Embraced by the Light by Betty Eadie. This is one of the most popular books on NDE for good reasons. She describes the beauty and supreme love of the etheric planes as few have. Her encounter with Jesus shatters her mainstream misconceptions about Him and is worth the price of the book.
My Descent into Hell by Howard Storm. The author was not a happy camper, so much so, he went straight to hell, really purgatory or the astral plane. He was totally disoriented not knowing he needed to call to God. Just fascinating how he finally escapes. This is a new edition and is currently 32% off at Amazon.
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Life after Life by Dr. Raymond A. Moody and Elisabeth Kubler-Ross. Dr. Moody is the pioneer and leading authority on NDE research. This 1975 classic investigates numerous accounts showing the similarities that cannot not be easily dismissed. Fascinating stuff.
cover Closer to the Light by Melvin Morse. From Amazon: ... In hundreds of interviews with children who had once been declared clinically dead, Dr. Morse found that children too young to have absorbed our adult views and ideas of death, share first-hand accounts of out-of-body travel, telepathic communication and encounters with dead friends and relatives. Transformed by the Light Transformed by the Light : The Powerful Effect of Near-Death Experiences on People's Lives by Melvin Morse. Dr. Morse chooses to investigate children's stories. They are without guile and believable. A reviewer at Amazon: "I loved this book. A Seattle pediatrician reports on the near-death experiences of children he has treated. As one child explained, she didn't know who the person in the light was; she thought it was Santa Claus."
cover Destiny of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton. These two books have a very interesting premise, that we form bonds with certain groups of souls either through initial incarnations or karma. We all have a divine plan or similar mission sometimes as well.
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Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton. Another word of caution here, because of the use of hypnosis and the limited awareness of souls while in higher planes you can't always take their understanding as gospel. Interestingly, we might have trained to recognize each other down here by certain pre-arranged signs.
cover The Unquiet Dead by Dr. Edith Fiore. This is not about NDE's but about addicted and barely aware people who after death jump in other people causing the living pyschological problems. Through hypnosis Dr. Fiore goes to the heart of demon possession.
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Remarkable Healings by Dr. Shakuntala Modi. This one is also about possession and is an excellent book. Dr. Modi actually challenges and extracts information from the entities in people's bodies. You can't always trust what these disembodied spirits have to say however. So read with discernment.
cover Testimony of Light by Helen Greaves. This is a story of a soul who has enough devotion and Light to make it to the lower levels of heaven. The episode where she tries to convince an artist he's stuck in a nihilistic self-absorbed lonely place in hell is absolutely amazing. The Wheel of Eternity by Helen Greaves. This is the sequel to Testimony of Light. Some NDE books are filled with false or half conceived notions due to the authors (while in another plane) limited consciousness. These books have a greater degree of truth than many others.
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The Lost Secret of Death: Our Divided Souls and the Afterlife by Peter Novak. Amazon Review: Novak investigates a belief called the Binary Soul Doctrine (BSD) which states simply that humans possess two souls which split at death, the conscious going on to reincarnate again and again, while the unconscious ends up in a type of limbo judging itself for all eternity. He goes on to explain that long ago the BSD was the primary belief of a single world religion, which since has been broken into more and more fragments. However, he claims that twentieth-century findings, including the work of Freud and Jung, as well as findings of modern neuroscience and Near-Death research, has marked a resurgence of belief in the veracity of the BSD. Novak argues—just as those long ago did—that it is essential for humans to integrate these two souls together before death to avoid the nightmare of being split in two at death.
The Life after Death and How Theosophy Unveils It by C. W. Leadbeater. First lines of book: "This subject of life after death is one of great interest to all of us, not only because we ourselves must certainly one day die, but far more because there can scarcely be any one among us, except perhaps the very young, who has not lost (as we call it) by death some one or more of those who are near and dear to us. So if there be any information available with regard "to the life after death, we are naturally very anxious to have it. But the first thought which arises in the mind of the man who sees such a title as this is usually "Can anything be certainly known as to life after death ?""
The Book of the Soul: Rational Spirituality for the Twenty First Century, by Ian Lawton; Review by Reverse Spins--Wherever the father of science, Roger Bacon is right now, he is undoubtedly proud of author Ian Lawton. 800 years ago, Bacon sought to break the back of dogmatism, fanaticism and superstition within the prevalent religion of the day, Catholicism. Bacon was a deeply spiritual man. He wanted to free men from the Inquisitors. He hoped to enlighten mankind and pull Christianity, kicking and screaming, out of the dark ages. There would be a new danger however in the process. People might reject mysticism and spirituality in favor of the new science. But Bacon saw that one day science and religion would merge. The true mystical teachings and universal truths of the World's Religions would one day be verified by the empirical method.The Book of the Soul fulfills such a purpose. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is the only book I know of that combines all of the latest and past research on NDE's, past-life regression, childhood memories of past lives and between life experiences. It is scientific yet eminently readable. The author lays out an impressive case for the continuation of the soul. ... more ...
Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives; Journal of Scientific Exploration, Reviewed by Michael Levin-- Life Before Life is a highly readable account of the ongoing research at the University of Virginia division of Personality Studies into the fascinating phenomena surrounding past-life recall by children. The basic phenomenon usually involves a young child who talks about the memories of another (adult) person in first-person perspective. In some cases there are predictions or announcing dreams made, respectively by the older person before death and the mother of the child, predicting the transfer of personal identity. Also involved may be unusual play, behavior patterns, specific phobias, and birthmarks/birth defects specifically related to the life and death of the previous personality. Such cases have been found in many parts of the world; the most striking cases involve memories that can be (and in many cases were) checked against independent sources and shown to correspond to an actual deceased person. The far majority of these cases describe ordinary lives (not famous individuals, as often occurs through ‘‘past life recall therapy’’), as well as violent deaths resulting from accidents or various crimes. The investigation of such cases, as described in this book, is carried out in a methodical and impartial manner. The only view that the book assumes is that there is a phenomenon here worthy of study, and that seems amply proven. ... more
Ordered to Return: My Life After Dying by George G., Ritchie (Author), Ian Stevenson (Author) Editorial Review: In December 1943, 20-year-old Army private George Ritchie died of pneumonia. Nine minutes later, he came back profoundly changed. In Ordered to Return, Ritchie briefly retells the story of that strange experience and then tells what happened later, including the real miracles that he has seen in his years of practice as a physician and psychiatrist. Reverse Spins: I have not read this one but I loved his "Return from Tomorrow," which is near the top of this section. Apparently in this one he comes to believe in reincarnation. I don't think he ever mentions the subject in his first book Editor
90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death & Life, by Don Piper & Cecil Murphey; Reviewed by Reverse Spins: This is a NDE Christian book, well written and very honest. Everyone's experiences in heaven are always colored by their views on earth and on what one is willing to accept. God will show them the highest etheric realities possible, but He will not rattle their world. In other words, the author's experiences were very Christian, falling short of going through the 'Pearly Gates.' But Mr. Piper had a glorious experience in Heaven nevertheless. I was especially moved by the descriptions of music he heard and was even vicerally a part of. But the most important lesson I took away from the book was the power of prayer, not only that, prayers have different levels of efficacy and power. The author was not revived by EMT's (they refused to believe he had come back to life) but by prayer and not just any prayer, an earnest, passionate prayer by a very devout Baptist minister who heard God say to him, "Go pray for that dead man." He was not accustomed to praying for dead people but he responded to this inner voice anyway, thus saving the man's life. Reader beware: you will read of one of the most horrific car accidents ever. The author's recovery tested his faith and will to live. He passed his tests and is alive today. Editor, Reverse Spins.
The Big Book of Near Death Experiences: The Ultimate Guide to What Happens When We Die, by P. M. H. Atwater; Review on Amazon.com by Michael Way: I used to believe that I knew a lot about NDE's and then I read this book! It is, as the Amazon description states, a tour de force. It contains over 400 pages and 30 years of research covering the experiences themselves, the aftereffects, religion, other worlds and the ultimate purpose of life. The author even gives debunkers a chapter, followed by a chapter in which she explains why she thinks they are wrong. This is THE book about NDE's and is a must read for anyone even curious about the near-death experience. It is another book that I wish could be given more than 5 stars. end. Editor: I have not read this one but plan to. The other book that is a definitive study of NDE is "The Book of the Soul" which I reviewed above.
The Near-death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients: A Five Year Clinical Study (Hardcover); by Penny Sartori (Author).
Nurse writes book on near-death-6/19 BBC, An intensive care nurse from Swansea has published an academic book about near death experiences following 10 years of research. Penny Sartori, who works at Singleton and Morriston Hospitals in Swansea, has 15 accounts, mainly from heart attack patients, of near-death experiences. They include out-of-body occurrences, reports of a tunnel leading to a bright light and meeting dead loved ones. The book, costing £85, is intended for academic study and college libraries. Ms Sartori decided to launch her formal study in 1998 after working closely with critically-ill patients throughout the 1990s and discovering there was very little reference data available for nurses and other healthcare workers. She spent five years compiling the study, three years writing it up and two years preparing it for publication. The book is called Near Death Experiences of Hospitalized Intensive Care Patients, a Five Year Clinical Study. She found that people who went through out-of-body experiences floated above themselves and were able to accurately recount what had happened in the room even though they were unconscious and their eyes were closed. "People also reported travelling down a tunnel towards a bright light," she said. "Some reported meeting a figure who told them their time had not yet come, and others said they met dead relatives and communicated with them by telepathy." ... In one case a critically-ill patient, who also had cerebral palsy, awoke from a near-death experience able to use his right arm normally, even though it had been bent and contracted since birth. ...
'Crossing Twice' Gives Near Death Experience from Progressive Christian Viewpoint Stirs Far Right Christian New Wire: "... Although almost all reviews of the work have been strongly positive, some conservative groups are giving pause to the message of inclusion and forgiveness as central themes to the experience. "We have had calls from a number of ultra conservative churches who were angry such an account was published," says Rick Setter of Advocate USA Publishing. "Because Dr. Manley did not experience any judgment and reports other faiths being among God's blessed children, they have called the account a work going against Biblical teachings." ..." New: Visits from Heaven by Josie Varga. Amazon Reviewer: Among the crowded field of after life books, Ms. Varga's stands alone. Offering anecdotal evidence from mothers, fathers, daughters, sons, spouses, lovers and pet parents, this is a must read for any one who has suffered the loss of a loved one---which is everyone. Regardless of your age, your religion, your philosophy of life, the evidence the individuals present here goes beyond wishful thinking, or the ramblings of the grief stricken. Ms. Varga selected these stories with sensitivity and respect for the information each contains and the perspective of the writer's contribution to the literature of hope for heaven.
New: Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back by Todd Burpo, Sonja Burpo, Colton Burpo and Lynn Vincent. Amazon Product Description: Heaven Is for Real is the true story of the four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who during emergency surgery slips from consciousness and enters heaven. He survives and begins talking about being able to look down and see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear. Colton said he met his miscarried sister, whom no one had told him about, and his great grandfather who died 30 years before Colton was born, then shared impossible-to-know details about each. He describes the horse that only Jesus could ride, about how "reaaally big" God and his chair are, and how the Holy Spirit "shoots down power" from heaven to help us. Told by the father, but often in Colton's own words, the disarmingly simple message is heaven is a real place, Jesus really loves children, and be ready, there is a coming last battle. New: Real-Life Stories of the Hereafter in New Book from Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.'s 4th Dimension Press-2/2 by Josie Varga, PR.com: Visits to Heaven, the newest release by 4th Dimension Press (an imprint of A.R.E. Press), is the long-awaited follow-up to author Josie Varga’s best-selling Visits from Heaven. This collection of real-life stories of near-death experiences (NDEs) and afterlife communications offers further proof, according to Varga, that there is not just a here, but a hereafter. As each case is unlocked, Varga gives her readers an insider’s view into these phenomena with examples, studies, and stories that include apparitional appearances, deathbed visitations, ghostly encounters, and visits from angels. Throughout the book she shares specific examples from such well known researchers and authors as Bernie Siegel, Mellen Thomas Benedict, Dannion Brinkley, Dr. Melvin Morse, physicist Peter Russell, Dave Tango of Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, and many others. “I have learned many things by writing this book,” Varga said. “I no longer believe that there is life after death. I know. We are spiritual beings having a human experience, not the other way around. My intent in this book is not to convince people that there is a God. Instead I present credible near-death experiences and chapters written by respected experts in the field of NDE research so that readers can arrive at their own conclusions.” ...
New The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven: A Remarkable Account of Miracles, Angels, and Life beyond This World by Kevin Malarkey and Alex Malarkey -- Publisher's Description Kevin Malarkey and his six-year-old son, Alex, suffered an horrific car accident. The impact from the crash paralyzed Alex—and medically speaking, it was unlikely that he could survive. “I think Alex has gone to be with Jesus,” a friend told the stricken dad. But two months later, Alex awoke from a coma with an incredible story to share. Of events at the accident scene and in the hospital while he was unconscious. Of the angels that took him through the gates of heaven itself. Of the unearthly music that sounded just terrible to a six-year-old. And, most amazing of all . . . Of meeting and talking to Jesus. The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven is the true story of an ordinary boy’s most extraordinary journey. As you see heaven and earth through Alex’s eyes, you’ll come away with new insights on miracles, life beyond this world, and the power of a father’s love. New: Glimpses of Eternity (Mind Body Spirit) by Raymond Moody; Publisher's Description; Raymond Moody, author of the multimillion copy best-seller, Life After Life, reveals new results from his lifelong investigation of what happens when we die. Raymond Moody revolutionized the way we think about death with his first book, Life After Life, which was stories of people who died and then returned to life. Going through a tunnel, encountering an angelic being or having an out-of-body experience are hallmarks of what Moody termed a 'near death experience.' Since the publication of his multimillion copy best-seller, hundreds of thousands of people have contacted Moody to share their own experiences. The startling pattern that Moody discovered is that at the time of death, loved ones also have inexplicable experiences. Glimpses of Eternity is the first book to talk about the phenomenon of 'shared death experiences.' Readers will discover deathbed moments when entire families see the light or the room changes shape. Others tell of seeing a film like review of a loved one's life and learning things that they could never have known otherwise. The stories are at once a comfort and a mystery, giving us a new understanding of the journey that we will take at the end of our lives.
New: Eyewitness to Heaven: A Glimpse Into the Obscure by James Wilburn Chauncey; Publisher's Description: n the mid 1940s James Wilburn Chauncey died of bacterial (Meningococcal) spinal meningitis. He was pronounced dead, covered with a white sheet to await the morgue and cremation. Several hours later, when two housekeepers entered the quarantined room, they were greeted by a most terrifying sight: a seven-year-old boy who was most certainly not dead—at least not anymore. Though he suffered amnesia and couldn't remember anything prior to getting sick, James vividly recalled his experience in paradise while dead. There James was introduced to his three previously deceased siblings and shown a vision of his future and the future of the earth. Though considered a Miracle Boy, few people believed he was actually an Eyewitness to Heaven. The more common response was that the disease has damaged his brain permanently and he was retarded. Ostracized by his brothers and his classmates, James had tremendous problems in school, with his friends, and with life in general. He soon developed anger at Jesus for not taking him back to paradise. Over the next six decades, James remained silent about his experience and created a new personality as a defense mechanism. Finally, after surviving five heart attacks and two terminal cancers, James's daughters broke through and got him to reveal why he was so angry about surviving cancer, and persuaded James to open up about his experience. New: Paranormal: My Life in Pursuit of the Afterlife by Raymond Moody and Paul Perry; Amazon Book Description: From the bestselling author of Life After Life and pioneer researcher and leading authority on near-death experiences comes Paranormal, an intimate look at a lifetime spent fearlessly wrestling with humankind’s most important and perplexing question: What happens when we die? Paranormal begins with a harrowing account of Moody’s suicide attempt—due to an undiagnosed illness that led him into depression—and proceeds to explore his lifelong fascination with life beyond our bodies. Moody traces the roots of his obsession with the point of death and how, at age twenty-three, he launched the entirely new medical field of near-death studies. He went on to explore the world of past lives and possible reincarnation before stumbling into the fascinating realm of facilitated visions. Moody’s rural research center, Theater of the Mind, dramatically advances paranormal research by melding ancient and modern techniques to arouse many of the transformative elements of the near-death experience in people who are still living. After more than four decades of studying death and the possibility of an afterlife, Moody still sees endless promise in the fringes of psychological sciences, where he continues to seek answers to what happens to our souls after death.
New: To Heaven and Back: A Doctor's Extraordinary Account of Her Death, Heaven, Angels, and Life Again: A True Story by Mary C. Neal M.D. Amazon Book Description: A kayak accident during a South American adventure takes one woman to heaven — where she experienced God’s peace, joy, and angels — and back to life again. In 1999 in the Los Rios region of southern Chile, orthopedic surgeon, devoted wife, and loving mother Dr. Mary Neal drowned in a kayak accident. While cascading down a waterfall, her kayak became pinned at the bottom and she was immediately and completely submerged. Despite the rescue efforts of her companions, Mary was underwater for too long, and as a result, died. To Heaven and Back is Mary’s remarkable story of her life’s spiritual journey and what happened as she moved from life to death to eternal life, and back again. Detailing her feelings and surroundings in heaven, her communication with angels, and her deep sense of sadness when she realized it wasn’t her time, Mary shares the captivating experience of her modern-day miracle. Mary’s life has been forever changed by her newfound understanding of her purpose on earth, her awareness of God, her closer relationship with Jesus, and her personal spiritual journey suddenly enhanced by a first-hand experience in heaven. To Heaven and Back will reacquaint you with the hope, wonder, and promise of heaven, while enriching you own faith and walk with God. New: Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness by Chris Carter -- Review by By Larry Dossey at |Amazon -- One of the go-to talking points of materialists -- those who believe that consciousness is produced by the brain, like the liver makes bile, and will cease to exist with physical death -- has been that "extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." This argument is routinely used to dismiss any claim of the survival of consciousness without a hearing. Unless someone who has died re-appears and holds a press conference on the lawn of the White House, any evidence pointing to survival is summarily disregarded. But with the publication of Chris Carter's Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness, this bolthole of skeptics has been considerably closed. Carter has emerged as one of the most careful analysts of a body of data that has gradually accumulated for most of the twentieth century. His previous books Parapsychology and the Skeptics and Science and the Near-Death Experience are nightmares for those who believe that the Great Questions -- the origin, nature, and fate of consciousness -- have long been answered. Carter has an intellectual embouchure that is elegant and precise. He has something else as well: a confidence based on an encyclopedic knowledge of the field, filtered through trenchant logic. Carter commands the philosophico-analytical high ground, with undergraduate and master's degrees from the University of Oxford. Carter's book is divided into four parts: Reincarnation, Apparitions, Messages from the Dead, and Conclusions. ...


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Beyond Tomorrow, a NDE and Devachan movie from the 40's Review by William House, Reverse Spins-- A friend recently lent me this movie. I enjoyed it very much even though it was a tad slow, a bit sad and lacked big stars. Here's why and be warned I'm going to give away much of the plot. The three main characters are wealthy 'old foggies' who befriend a lonely young man and woman. They help bring the two together on Christmas. All three of the kindly gentlemen soon die in a plane crash but return to help the couple. Now here's the interesting twist. The grumpy guy (Harry Carey) is soon called to go to purgatory or the astral plane. He walks off down a darkened passageway much like Howard Storm had to do. After awhile another is called away. We know nothing of his spiritual state. All we know is that he is a kindly man much nicer than the first guy. When its his turn to go, we discover that he does not have sufficient Light or devotion to go directly to heaven. Instead of being met by Jesus, an Angel or Ascended Masters, he is met by his dead son. They go to a place that holds the fondest memory of this man: Simla, in India where he was in the British Army. This is what is known as devachan, a place the soul feels completely comfortable where he/she often meets those of the same group soul. It is a construct born of the mind where lessons are learned then hopefully the soul rises up to higher planes. Soon after, the first gentleman, reappears in his ghost body to the last gentleman left. He explains that he realised his mistakes and then followed "the light." He moves on to etheric planes. The last one has the most Light and joy of all three. He stays around the longest to help the young man who has left his true love for a scheming 'other woman.' Alas, he is called away too, but because of his attainment, he is contacted directly by a Master or God. Lots of light from heaven appears when this happens. However, he doesn't want to go. He feels the most responsible for the plight of the young man. God tells him if doesn't come now he can never enter heaven. The man choses to stay. He has chosen the path of the bodhisattva. The young man finally learns his lesson but it takes a near death experience for him to realise his mistake. The last gentleman pleads his case before God and the young man returns. In turn, his mission done, the old gentleman has an adovcate in heaven also and is allowed to enter. By the way, an intersting sidebar, the sinful woman dies as well, but the old guy explains to the young man that 'not everyone has a soul,' i.e. she never made it to the bardo they find themselves in now. It's a bitter sweet movie, even a Christmas movie almost as good as Capra but not quite. But the writer or producer were a lot more 'aware' than most, especially in the 40's. Here's a quote from the back of the DVD:
"I believe ... that the soul of man is immortal and will be treated with justice in another life, respecting its conduct in this." --Benjamin Franklin


Short Documentary 'Surviving Death' Talks to Three Near-Death Experiencers-10/12

"There is the survival of personality. I know that now. And a life of service and prayer is the only one to live."

What Edgar Cayce's friend first said to him after passing away. Before he died they were discussing a disturbing new revelation, that reincarnation might be true. They agreed that the first one to die would come back and let the other know whether the personality continues. from: Edgar Cayce's Mysteries of Reincarnation, Intimates Through Time by Jess Stearn. p.38

The Best Books on Reincarnation

cover Reincarnation : The Phoenix Fire Mystery : An East-West Dialogue on Death and Rebirth from the Worlds of Religion, Science, Psychology, Philosophy by Joseph Head, Sylvia Cranston; This classic, as the title implies, covers it all. It also includes quotes and brief stories from most of the famous people who have believed down through history. cover Reincarnation: The Missing Link in Christianity by Elizabeth C. Prophet and Erin L. Prophet. This one and Phoenix Fire Mystery are the two best books on the list. The proof of reincarnation as well as the systematic removal of the subject from sacred texts is well documented in both volumes. You'll be able to debate any fundamentalist Christian if you read both.
cover Many Mansions : The Edgar Cayce Story on Reincarnation by Gina Cerminara, Hugh Lynn Cayce. Edgar Cayce books are always fun reading because they provide a balance to the more scholarly books. He may be inaccurate sometimes but always interesting. cover Edgar Cayce's Story of Karma by Mary Ann Woodward (Editor), Edgar Evans Cayce. The fascinating thing about these two books by Cayce are the outplaying of karma impacting future lives. In many cases, there are parallels that one can not help notice apply to one's own life.
cover Children Who Remember Previous Lives by Dr. Ian Stevenson. The world owes a debt to this pioneering author. This is a revised edition. Review of the first edition: "an impressive book...both scholarly and readable...thoroughly analyzed...highly recommend[ed]"-Journal of Scientific Exploration; cover Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation -- by Ian Stevenson; This is a classic from the sixties covering twenty cases. A little slow going sometimes but an important read none-the-less. His angle is science and an acknowledged authority in the field. Sometimes it takes massive documentation to break down the walls of the unbelievers.
cover Karma and Reincarnation by Elizabeth C. Prophet and Patricia Spadaro. Makes a good case for reincarnation, then goes to the next logical step, "how can you transcend past lives." A nice little gift book for people who might be a little threatened by the topic. cover Intimates Through Time: Edgar Cayce's Mysteries of Reincarnation by Jess Stearn. I particularly liked Jess Stearn's description of Edgar Cayce slowly realizing that reincarnation is true by pouring over Bible quotes and finding confirmation.
cover Looking for Carroll Beckwith: The True Story of a Detective's Search for His Past Life by Robert L. Snow. Might be the best book proving reincarnation. A skeptical Indianapolis Police Captain sets out to disproove a past life regression by investigating an embodiment that is the perfect mix of an obscure incarnation but one that left a trace. You Tube of Capt. Snow
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Someone Else's Yesterday by Jeffrey J. Keene. This is another compelling book, just as valuable as the one to the left. I must admit I love history but have an aversion to the Civil War. Mr. Keene's deft hand with a pen and the fascinating interplay of karma then and now, makes this book a great read. There are a lot of Civil War buffs out there. I think this would be a great gift for those interested in history but fail to realize, that—hello, you may have been there yourself—in another life. It's written in a non-threatening, matter of fact style by an assistant fire chief, a regular guy who just happened to have a series of extraordinary experiences. You Tube of Jeffrey Keene. Here's the author's website: Confederate Yankee.

The Lawudo Lama : Stories of Reincarnation from the Mount Everest Region by Jamyang Wangmo Reincarnation stories-1/7Kantipur Online, Book Review by by Yuba Raj Acharya-- Many in the West remember their past lives. Some of them remember their lives even in the womb. But western society accepts only what the majority of the common people remember. It is simply because remembering past lives is not part of their social belief. However, if a two, three, or four-old child presents a list of objects he used in his past lives and explains what he did, there will be hardly anyone to dismiss faith in reincarnation. Helly Pelaez Bozzi, a Spanish by nationality, has dug into the belief of reincarnation prevailed mostly among the Buddhist people across the Himalayas, basically focusing on the lives of Lawudo Lama (Kunzang Yeshe) and his reincarnation, Thubten Zopa Rimpoche, the Lamas from Khumbu region famous around the world. Contribution of Thubten in establishing Mt Everest Center for Buddhist Studies, spreading the Buddhist philosophy to Western world have made Thubten a renowned Lama in Buddhist world. ...
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The Book of the Soul: Rational Spirituality for the Twenty First Century, by Ian Lawton; Review by Reverse Spins--Wherever the father of science, Roger Bacon is right now, he is undoubtedly proud of author Ian Lawton. 800 years ago, Bacon sought to break the back of dogmatism, fanaticism and superstition within the prevalent religion of the day, Catholicism. Bacon was a deeply spiritual man. He wanted to free men from the Inquisitors. He hoped to enlighten mankind and pull Christianity, kicking and screaming, out of the dark ages. There would be a new danger however in the process. People might reject mysticism and spirituality in favor of the new science. But Bacon saw that one day science and religion would merge. The true mystical teachings and universal truths of the World's Religions would one day be verified by the empirical method.The Book of the Soul fulfills such a purpose. I cannot say enough good things about this book. It is the only book I know of that combines all of the latest and past research on NDE's, past-life regression, childhood memories of past lives and between life experiences. It is scientific yet eminently readable. The author lays out an impressive case for the continuation of the soul. ... more ...

The Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln-2/13 PR Web, Evidence of reincarnation links two American heroes. Hundreds of historical facts lend proof to a controversial statement by a yoga master, who said that Charles Lindbergh was the reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. — About fifty years ago a great master of yoga, Paramhansa Yogananda, declared that Abraham Lincoln had been a Himalayan yogi in a past life, and that he was reborn as the famous aviator, Charles Lindbergh. But what do the histories show? Is there anything in the lives of these two men that validates Yogananda’s statement? In his new book, Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh , Richard Salva presents hundreds of similarities in the personalities, characters, and life circumstances of these two American icons. The connections span every aspect of the human condition—from the physical to the mental, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal—and provide convincing evidence that Lincoln reincarnated as Lindbergh. By drawing parallels to the life and words of Lincoln, the author explains how past-life experiences influenced Lindbergh—thus presenting answers to questions about the aviator that have puzzled historians for decades: such as why Lindbergh fought so hard to prevent America from entering WW II. ... I haven't read it but it does sounds interesting. Mark Prophet said Lindbergh was Lincoln and Ramses (The one who wouldn't let Moses and the Israelites go.) He explained the karma which I find fascinating. Because Ramses kept the Jews as slaves, he had to free slaves in a future life as Lincoln. And because he killed the first born in Egypt, his child was kidnapped and killed when he was Lindbergh. Now for those who say this is cruel and unusual punishment for the child involved consider this: either the soul agreed to this before taking embodiment or it was his karma for a past crime. Editor
Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot (Hardcover); by Andrea Leininger (Author), Bruce Leininger (Author), Ken Gross (Contributor). This is the book about the little boy who remembers being a F-4U fighter pilot in WWII. This might just be the best evidence of reincarnation ever documented. Here's the orignal story from ABC's Primetime:
Could a Little Boy Be Proof of Reincarnation?

This is a very well done video follow up story.
Child's Nightmares and Memories Prove Reincarnation-6/1 Fox8 TV, It is being called the most documented case of reincarnation ever. A little boy is able to recall over 50 memories from someone else's life. A World War II Pilot's family believes it is their reincarnated brother based on the child's memories. The boy's story is so compelling, it has been published in a new book called "Soul Survivor." Fox 8's Suzanne Stratford spoke exclusively to the child and his family. ...

Memories of the Afterlife: Life Between Lives Stories of Personal Transformation by Michael Newton (Editor); Amazon Reviewer, Lisa: Do you want to know the truth about your life? Read this book. There are many works on the market about reincarnation, life after life, and the NDE phenomenon, but MEMORIES OF THE AFTERLIFE provides a very succinct catalyst for all of the information "out there" on these subjects. The true stories in this volume illustrate perfectly the reasons for our life journeys on earth, as well as the bases of our trials and tribulations. They leave no doubt as to our eventual return to "home" in the afterlife's loving reality. Chapters such as "Two Suicides" and "I am Home" are proof that hope, growth, true happiness, and freedom from fear are possible for all of us. Further, LBL hypnotherapy from trained, experienced professionals is available to anyone who wants it! I found MEMORIES OF THE AFTERLIFE months ago when perusing Michael Newton books, and advance-ordered it. When it arrived last week, I read it cover-to-cover overnight, and am buying copies for friends. New: The Big Book of Reincarnation: Examining the Evidence that We Have All Lived Before by Roy Stemman; Amazon Book Description: Is DEATH the FINAL CHAPTER? In The Big Book of Reincarnation, Roy Stemman attempts to answer one of the big questions of existence: Is death the end? Or, is it the merely the end of a chapter in the book of existence? A self-described "skeptical believer," Stemman uses his skills as a professional journalist to perform an in-depth exploration of reincarnation. Using case studies, anecdotes, and physical evidence from the best-documented cases from around the world, Stemman shines a bright light on this subject, invit¬ing readers to decide for themselves on the basis of facts, rather than on the basis of hearsay, speculation, and superstition. Stemman finds fascinating examples of evidence of reincarnation in the nightmares of a Louisiana bayou boy, the past-life recall of a renowned neurosurgeon, the research of a highly respected university professor, and the unique system of governance in the mountains of Tibet, to name just a few. He examines the lives of those affected by reincarnation, such as children who can actually remember their previous lives. Instead of shying away from the skeptics, Stemman evaluates their leading theories and compares them to the findings that he has accumulated throughout his global research. The Big Book of Reincarnation is thorough, well researched, engaging, and the most comprehensive book ever published on this fascinating subject.
New: Karma: How to View It, Use It, and Lose It by Karen Reed Hadalski; Amazon Book Description Publication Date: February 2, 2012 Karma isn t a mystery. Karma isn t an esoteric philosophy. Karma is a natural law--the Law of Cause and Effect--and, just like gravity, it is constantly at work in the world and in your life, whether you know it or believe in it or not. The book you are holding will give you the knowledge and tools necessary to discover and understand the playing-out of karma in your physical, mental, psychological, social, and spiritual life. It will help you to make sense of your life-circumstances and provide a road map for traveling to a more fulfilling, joyous, and purposeful future. Karma: How To View It, Use It, and Lose It will also introduce you to a group of people who have successfully applied the tenets of this law, along with a clear understanding of the principles of reincarnation, to create productive, successful, meaningful lives for themselves: from inventors, composers, healers, and military leaders to teachers, business people, artists, and bureaucrats. Once you ve read it, your life and the way you view your world will never be the same. New: Healing Your Past Lives: Exploring the Many Lives of the Soul by Roger Woolger; Amazon Book Description: Through thousands of cases, Dr. Roger Woolger has witnessed the power of past-life therapy to treat mysterious and unexplained symptoms. As Dr. Woolger says, ''So many cases of 'incurable' depression, phobias, anxieties, and physical illnesses find complete resolution when the cause is healed from beyond the current life.'' With Healing Your Past Lives, Dr. Woolger provides step-by-step instruction for using his safe and effective Deep Memory Process, to explore our own past life memories-and resolve emotional blocks that can profoundly affect our present-day health and happiness. Join Dr. Woolger to explore: The key signs and symptoms of past-life trauma. How to gain insights into the purpose of your life today from past-life memories. Case studies and research on karma, reincarnation, and the past-life phenomenon from around the world. A companion audio CD with five guided past-life regressions for letting go of anger, shame, self-criticism, and limiting beliefs.
New: To Him That Overcometh: Reincarnation, The Law of Karma & Self-Realization by William Walker Atkinson and Lateef Terrell Warnick; “HAVE I BEEN HERE BEFORE”? The answer is a resounding… “YES!” In fact, for many centuries and generations people from all cultures, races, religions and nations have agreed in this belief. This book examines those beliefs from the earliest races, Egyptians, Chaldeans, Jews, Christians and Hindus to the present day New Agers, Yogis and Mystics. Science has already proven that energy is never created nor destroyed, only transformed. Likewise, the Consciousness that gives rise to life may appear in many forms through many incarnations but the essence of the soul is eternal without beginning nor end. Travel with us as we explore these Eternal Truths to better understand our place in this world and “why we are here!” Ultimately, whether you believe in reincarnation or not isn’t important. What is important is what you do with the life you’re currently living. This gives rise to the concept of the law of karma. That which you do unto another shall ultimately be done unto you. These are the teachings of Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Mohammed and many other spiritual figures. Hence, there are many paths but they all lead to one goal… Self-Realization! There is a purpose to life and a reason for which we live many lives. We are a work in progress and our goal is spiritual perfection. Like transforming lead into gold through alchemy, the lower self of the ego must be transmuted to the highest state of Awareness and Consciousness. ... New: Exploring the Eternal Soul - Insights from the life between lives by Andy Tomlinson; Amazon Book Description: What happens after death? Follow the fascinating journey of a group of ordinary people who have been regressed though a past life and into the afterlife. Using very deep hypnosis the most amazing soul memories surface of a spirit world that waits us all. Piece by piece the book uncovers each step of the journey and is full of illuminating case study extracts. Written by Andy Tomlinson, a reincarnation explorer, Director of Training for the Past Life Regression Academy and author of the books Healing The Eternal Soul and Transforming The Eternal Soul. This publication by From the Heart Press replaces a previous publication by O Books
New: Your Soul's Gift: The Healing Power of the Life You Planned Before You Were Born by Robert Schwartz;Amazon Book Description: In his groundbreaking first book, Your Soul's Plan, Robert Schwartz brought the idea of pre-birth planning into the mainstream. Now, his brilliant sequel Your Soul's Gift delves even deeper by exploring the pre-birth planning of spiritual awakening, miscarriage and abortion, caregiving, abusive relationships, sexuality, incest, adoption, poverty, suicide, rape, and mental illness. Working with a team of gifted mediums, Schwartz brings forth great love and wisdom from the other side to explain why such experiences are planned and the deep, soul-level healing they can create. Through the stories in Your Soul s Gift you can: -Develop greater self-love as you become aware of the tremendous courage it takes for you to plan a life on Earth and to live the life you planned -Emerge from victim consciousness to know yourself as the powerful creator of your life -Forgive those who have hurt you and create a lasting inner peace -Understand the qualities you came into this lifetime to cultivate and express -See profound purpose in experiences that once appeared to be meaningless suffering -Develop a heartfelt knowing of your infinite worth, beauty, magnificence, and sacredness as an eternal soul. The Children That Time Forgot-12/3 [Kindle Edition] by Peter Harrison and Mary Harrison, Re-published on Nov. 14, 2012,
Amazon Book Description: Did Mary's boy child live before? As author Mary Harrison cuddled her youngest son, Leon, she noticed he was picking the flowers off the eiderdown. That simple act by Leon eventually led to a best selling book: "The Children That Time Forgot". She and her husband, Peter, wrote to Woman's Own magazine to ask other mothers if their young children had said or done anything 'unusual'. Peter & Mary were overwhelmed with replies from confused parents'


"Brethren, be not deceived, God is not mocked, for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." St. Paul




How Atheists are Created

Many atheists were good Christians in their previous lives. Maybe they were too good. Intolerance, dogmatism or even fanaticism could have unwittingly played a part in their life. They took selected quotes of the Bible literally. When they passed from the screen of life they were fully expecting to be welcomed into heaven, after all, just by accepting Jesus as their savior, they were supposed to be saved. Surely they wouldn't have to reincarnate. When they found out that it was all a lie, that the Bible had been changed and their pastors did not know what they were talking about; they got mad, real mad. The psychology that allowed intolerance in their past life now flipped to the other extreme. Their new 'ism' became atheism. The right path is the middle way not a swinging pendulum. Editor, Reverse Spins


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The Mahatma El Morya on Karma

"People sound like children when discussing karma, and expect someone else to take responsibility for their behavior. They blindly accumulate karma, then later are full of complaints and indignation, and only intensify the current of effects." El Morya from Supermundane - The Inner Life 1 (1938) -# 229:

"It can be observed that children not only use the words they have heard but introduce words of their own. These will provide clues as to the nature of the inheritance from previous incarnations. One can easily observe the true inherited character and gather evidence of some valuable peculiarities. Even from among the very first expressions of an infant it is possible to form an idea of its inner consciousness. ..." #542. "Why are people amazed at many cases of children who remember their past? Precisely nowadays are being born many such evident intermediaries between this and the Subtle World. They also remember about their sojourn between the earthly lives, but people do not know how to question them about this. ..." El Morya from Fiery World III (1935) -#503

"Condemned one, why does your heart not whisper to you wherein lies the truth? In every action is comprised an energy identical in substance with the energy of Cosmos. Every atom moves in accordance with exact calculation, and energy gathers from each convulsion of spirit. Let each one understand that he is doomed not because of karmic cruelty but by self-indictment. Cosmic Justice is aware of the design of evolution, and the plan is executed in accordance with the design of one and the same law of the Fire of the Mother of the World." El Morya from Infinity - Book 1 (1930) - 49.

"Every incarnation carries a connection with a certain character of one's past lives which is most closely in keeping with the era. The knowledge of previous manifestations can help the vigilant in spirit, but it is harmful to the slumbering ones. The lunar life must be outlived." Leaves of Morya's Garden - Book 2 - Illumination (1925) - 2.6.16.

"The progress of karma can be observed in historic events. We advise the study of biographies and histories, wherein one can observe how karma develops and falls upon people in order to restore balance. People generally regard karma as punishment, but the great law should not be limited in that way. The law acts in the name of equilibrium, and the damage done by the violation of balance cannot be judged by earthly measures. Only from higher planes can it be seen how a crime expands in its effect, once committed." El Morya from Supermundane - The Inner Life - Book 1 (1938) - 242: Agni Yoga Society


How Reincarnation Was Created by Satan-4/3
by Yogananda

Satan saw that it would all be very simple if the immortal children of God, after beholding a perfect earthly existence with a changeless attitude, would go back to immortality again, so Satan made imperfect patterns or tampered with the showing of a perfect picture of life before it was completed, and caused mental and bodily pain through delusion. This dissatisfaction, arising from an imperfect, prematurely destroyed picture of life, created in man the desire to see perfect pictures of life in order to behold them until completion. Ever since, the immortal images of God forgot their already perfect immortality and began to introduce delusive imperfections in the perfect dramas of life staged on the screen of time. Ever since, immortals have been coming and going from earth by the law of cause and effect, which governs desires. Ever since, this law of cause and effect has affected free souls as the law of Karma (action), which keeps them earthbound. This law of cause and effect, which imprisons souls on earth in Satan’s Kingdom of finitude, has been called "reincarnation."




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