Throughout history, humankind has been fascinated by the concept of wandering souls and disembodied entities we might communicate with, as well as those that might influence us. We have especially been captivated by the possible survival of our own spirits or souls (our Consciousness) beyond the death of the body, and numerous religions and billions of people have a belief in reincarnation -- the rebirth of the soul.

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Throughout history, humankind has been fascinated by the concept of wandering souls and disembodied entities we might communicate with, as well as those that might influence us. We have especially been captivated by the possible survival of our own spirits or souls (our Consciousness) beyond the death of the body, and numerous religions and billions of people have a belief in reincarnation -- the rebirth of the soul.

This book, first published in 1993 and out of print for over 15 years, takes a look at the scientific and cultural evidence for and beliefs in several forms transmigration of the soul: reincarnation (rebirth), channeling (communication), and possession (by spirits and other entities), from the view of a well-known parapsychologist, his colleagues and his predecessors.

What enables two-year-old children to spontaneously talk about previous lives, sometimes with enough detail to track down that past-life individual?

Is a murderer who claims possession by a demon telling the truth?

Do extra-terrestials, beings from other dimensions, ancient Atlanteans, and even dolphins actually speak through channelers?

What scientific evidence exists for reincarnation?

Where might possessing spirits come from? How do we get rid of them (if they're really here)?

Can the experiences of the reincarnated, the channelers, and the possessed be of any help in the real world?

Loyd Auerbach attacks these and many other questions, providing evidence for and against these phenomenal experiences with honesty and in terms even the novice might understand...with a little humor added to boot!

Explore these subjects with a real parapsychologist (not one of the TV ghost hunters!)...Keep an open mind. This book will raise as many questions as it may answer, and what will read in this book may challenge some of your most cherished beliefs.

"Brilliant! The single most definitive work on the subject...your life will be changed from reading this book--and changed for the better."
Martin Caidin (1993), author of GHOSTS OF THE AIR and creator of "The Six Million Dollar Man."

"A THOUGHTFUL AND CHALLENGING EXPLORATION of some of the more provocotive questions confronting contemporary parapsychology. In the tradition of the late D. Scott Rogo, Loyd Auerbach steps in where more timid researchers fear to tread, without losing his sense of humor or his perspective. Stimulating reading for anyone seeking fresh insights into these controversial subjects."
Keith Harary, Ph.D. (1993), Research Director, Institute for Advanced Psychology, and co-author of HAVE AN OUT OF BODY EXPERIENCE IN 30 DAYS.

"AN EXCELLENT BOOK for those interested in learning about the state of the art (and science) surrounding some fascinating areas of the human mind. Loyd Auerbach brings a rare blend of good humor and common sense, as well as informed scholarship, to a subject usually presented with either hype or derision."
Marcello Truzzi, Ph.D. (1993), Director, Center for Scientific Anomalies Research, and co-author of THE BLUE SENSE.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015883091
  • Publisher: Loyd Auerbach
  • Publication date: 10/25/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 436,776
  • File size: 328 KB

Meet the Author

LOYD AUERBACH, M.S., Director of the Office of Paranormal Investigations, is one of the world's leading experts on Psychic Experience and Ghosts, and has been investigating and researching the paranormal for over 30 years. He is the co-author of the book THE GHOST DETECTIVES’ GUIDE TO HAUNTED SAN FRANCISCO with the late renowned psychic Annette Martin (2011, Craven Street Books/Linden Publishing) and the author of 7 other books, including A PARANORMAL CASEBOOK (Atriad Press, 2005), HAUNTINGS & POLTERGEISTS (Ronin Publishing, 2004) and GHOST HUNTING: How to Investigate the Paranormal (Ronin, 2004). His first book, ESP, HAUNTINGS AND POLTERGEISTS: A Parapsychologist’s Handbook (Warner Books, 1986) was named the “Sacred Text” on Ghosts in the 1990s and has been cited by numerous people as their inspiration for “getting into the paranormal.”

He has a graduate degree in Parapsychology and has been teaching courses on the subject since 1983. He is a professor at both Atlantic University and JFK University and is the creator and Instructor of the Certificate Program in Parapsychological Studies at HCH Institute in Lafayette, also available for distance learning. Besides teaching, he mentors ghost hunters, paranormal investigators and even psychics.

He is on the Board of Directors of the Rhine Research Center, holds a position with the Psychic Entertainers Association and is on the Advisory Boards of the Windbridge Institute and the Forever Family Foundation. His media appearances on TV, radio and in print number in the thousands, including national programs such as The View, Larry King Live, Ghost Adventures, Ghost Stories, Sightings, Unsolved Mysteries, and specials on A&E, History, Travel and Discovery Channels, and more.

He is a professional mentalist and psychic entertainer, performing as Professor Paranormal. He is also a public speaking and media skills coach, and has been teaching those subjects in university and corporate settings since the late 1980s, and currently coaches authors, entrepreneurs, corporate execs and others.

As of 2010, he is also a professional chocolatier, producing and selling his chocolate under the business name of Haunted By Chocolate – with a book on the subject coming in 2013.
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