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Most Helpful Favorable Review
11 out of 12 people found this review helpful.
A MUST READ
There were so many stories that appeared flawless, despite slight contradictions from the interviews conducted. The photographs shown, within the text also depict strong resemblance to the people who claim to have lived a past life to those who are alive at the time of question. The fascinating part of this was that Dr. Ian Stevenson made efforts to locate and meet the past life families of these individuals, well into his old age. He fought for answers, for as long as he was able.
I felt some confusion within the course of the book. It seemed to lead us to think that only the soul was transferred from one body to another body. It brought up the theory that the body was like clothing to the soul and could be changed without consequence, after death. However, later into the stories, the author seemed to show more and more about shared birth marks from the deceased to the new born person, and other physical similarities, not just mental transfer, but almost total all body transfers. I would like to know more about how much of a person, if truly possible, can be re-created in another body? Also, as Dr. Stevenson struggled to figure out, does the transfer of soul happen at birth? Conception? After birth? How does that soul chose its new body to belong to? Does the soul decide?
This reading has brought me into an entirely new world of interest. I plan to obtain more information within this subject for further education about the beliefs and research leading to reincarnation. This book is not a disappointment.
posted by Maria_of_amor on August 20, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Most Helpful Critical Review
6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Well-Documented Cases by an Objective Observer
posted by Timebomb777 on October 4, 2009Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted June 14, 2005
Save Your Money
The author spends much of his time explaining the difficulties of traveling in underdeveloped countries. The children seem almost secondary to the story. Best to read of Dr. Stevenson's work from other publications.
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Posted September 18, 2014
Didn't Hold My Interest
VERY clinically researched, too much description of their travels as another reader pointed out, as well as being skeptically viewed throughout (not a bad thing, just noted.) I wish i had read the reviews before purchasing, i think i would have skipped this one. LOVE this subject matter though, the "subject" is definitely worth exploring.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.