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Life Before Life: Children's Memories of Previous Lives

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This popular examination of research into children?s reports of past-life memories describes a collection of 2,500 cases at the University of Virginia that investigators have carefully studied since Dr. Ian Stevenson began the work more than forty years ago. The children usually begin talking about a past life at the age of two or three and may talk about a previous family or the way they died in a previous life. Their statements have often been found to be accurate for one particular deceased individual, and ...

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Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives

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Overview

This popular examination of research into children’s reports of past-life memories describes a collection of 2,500 cases at the University of Virginia that investigators have carefully studied since Dr. Ian Stevenson began the work more than forty years ago. The children usually begin talking about a past life at the age of two or three and may talk about a previous family or the way they died in a previous life. Their statements have often been found to be accurate for one particular deceased individual, and some children have recognized members of the previous family. A number have also had birthmarks or defects that matched wounds on the body of the deceased person.

Life Before Life presents the cases in a straightforward way and explores the possibility that consciousness may continue after the brain dies. It is a provocative and fascinating book that can challenge and ultimately change readers’ understandings about life and death.

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"In this very elegant book, Dr. Tucker offers the most convincing scientific evidence for the fact that our consciousness survives physical death. And indeed, takes quantum leaps of creativity in the form of reincarnation. The model that Dr. Tucker presents opens a new vision of who we are, limitless beings that fill up all of space and time."—Deepak Chopra, author of Life After Death: The Burden of Proof

"[A][ solid case for reincarnation…. Tucker introduces powerful grounds for credulous speculation."—Booklist

"Jim Tucker gives us a clear, concise and eminently rational insight into a 40 year investigation of what is unquestionably the best evidence for the existence of reincarnation. We are lucky to have in him a worthy successor to Ian Stevenson."—TOM SHRODER, author of Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives

"Anyone with an open mind, on reading Dr. Jim B. Tucker's Life Before Life, will realize that our conventional concepts of life and death are ripe for revision. The possibilities raised by this book for human destiny are as hopeful as the current view is grim. Life Before Life is extraordinarily important."—Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things, Reinventing Medicine, and Healing Words

"With his training as a pediatric psychiatrist, and the mind of an inquiring scientist, Dr. Jim Tucker takes a fresh look at one of life's most intriguing questions: 'Does consciousness survive death?' Through the hundreds of case studies of his predecessor, Dr. Ian Stevenson, and his own cases, Dr. Tucker adds new insight to this amazing research, and draws us closer to understanding this perennial mystery."—CAROL BOWMAN, author of Children's Past Lives and Return From Heaven

"Life Before Life adds to the increasingly impressive science of consciousness and the continuity of mind/memory…this book is the tip of an important iceberg that will continue to expand our knowledge of the spiritual reality of Life."—C. NORMAN SHEALY, M.D., Ph.D., President, Holos University Graduate Seminary; Founding President, American Holistic Medical Association; author of Youthful Aging—Secret of the Fountain

"Jim B. Tucker's fine presentation of Ian Stevenson's decades of rigorous scientific research into evidence of children's apparent past-life recollections expresses the true spirit of scientific skepticism, rather than the knee-jerk materialism that all too often waves that proud banner."—B. ALAN WALLACE, President of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312376741
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2008
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 282,637
  • Product dimensions: 5.91 (w) x 8.17 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

JIM B. TUCKER, M.D. is a child psychiatrist at the University of Virginia, where he directs research into children's reports of past-life memories at the Division of Personality Studies and serves as Medical Director of the Child & Family Psychiatry Clinic.

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

    Very informative, a bit dull

    I found the writing style a bit contrived and repetitive. It contains much useful information, and is definitely an important work on the subject of past lives, I just wish it could have been better organized and presented.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    Positive, uplifting, factual account that life exists after deat

    Positive, uplifting, factual account that life exists after death. Very informative book. Auhors are very well respected academic leaders.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2013

    This book will turn your view of the world upside down, in a pos

    This book will turn your view of the world upside down, in a positive way! Mind boggling! LIFE AFTER DEATH ALL BUT PROVEN by this author, facts-facts-facts! This book is very well research, well written, good story. Life before life, there is an afterlife, this book proves these facts through research, science, fact. BEST BOOK I HAVE EVER READ. VERY GOOD BOOK, HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2013

    Astonish yourself with this book. The content is incredible. Th

    Astonish yourself with this book. The content is incredible. The research to write this book took a lifetime, the writing is excellent, the topic is amazing. Life before life, all but proven. Heavenly book! Excellent book! Buy this book, it will be the best book you will ever read in your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2013

    Exceptional

    Exceptional

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    GREAT-GREAT-GREAT- book.

    GREAT-GREAT-GREAT- book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 24, 2013

    #1 nonfiction book ever written! Absolutely amazing content, li

    #1 nonfiction book ever written! Absolutely amazing content, life after death virtually certain after reading this book! This author, Mr. Tucker is one of the most intelligent, qualifed geniuses on planet Earth, he is an M.D., head of University of Virginia's main reincarnation department! This book is awewsome, best money I have ever spent on a book, absolutely mind blowing! Highly, highly recommend this book to everyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2013

    Reincarnation proven! This book is absoluty amazing, well resea

    Reincarnation proven! This book is absoluty amazing, well researched, incredible writing, this book will make you look at life ina positive, uplifiting manner, life after death all but proven! Great book, superb! Highly recommended!

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