Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, And The Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives

Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, And The Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives

by Brian L. Weiss
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Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, And The Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives by Brian L. Weiss

As featured on Oprah’s “Super Soul Sunday,” the classic bestseller on a true case of past-life trauma and past-life therapy from author and psychotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss—now featuring a new afterword by the author.

As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. His skepticism was eroded, however, when she began to channel messages from the “space between lives,” which contained remarkable revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son. Using past-life therapy, he was able to cure the patient and embark on a new, more meaningful phase of his own career.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781451694598
Publisher: Touchstone
Publication date: 05/01/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 21,247
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Brian L. Weiss, MD, a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami. Dr. Weiss is the author of many books, including the bestselling Many Lives, Many Masters and Through Time into Healing. In addition, he conducts national and international seminars and experiential workshops as well as training programs for professionals. He maintains a private practice in Miami.

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Many Lives, Many Masters 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 148 reviews.
Maria_of_amor More than 1 year ago
Many Lives, Many Masters clearly explains, for open-minded, life learners, why we are all inter-connected. Why we are placed in this plane of existence. To learn life lessons, painful or not. and to reduce, or eliminate karmic debt. It gives clear and comprehensive reasons why our actions, or inactions, MATTER! Dr. Brian Weiss, MD's writing style is impressive! As a prominent psychiatrist, he does not use psychiatric psycho-babble, but clear, down-to-earth, comprehensive, lovely to read, synopsis' of hyponotic regression of a patient. She starts therapy in distress, and when conventional therapy doesn't produce results, she is cured by discovering her connectedness to life, and others, via Past Lives. The patient enriches her own life, and produces tremendous learning capacity, insight, into the psychiatrist's life, as well. LOVED this book! I do recommend it to ALL.
StephanieR More than 1 year ago
I read this book when it first came out, long before I knew where my life would take me. I'd had a Near Death Experience at 19, (which I kept to myself) and I'd always had "inklings" of a direct past life as a doctor. But like many people, it wasn't something I thought much about. It wasn't until my husband died in my arms and "came back" to me that I re-read Brian's wonderfully helpful book, and it allowed me makes sense of what was happening to me. Because I'm a hypnotherapist, I took his professional training, and have done so many past life regressions over the past four years, that it seems strange that anyone could doubt the validity of this kind of therapy. But I realize that's my own specific "perception." If you, too, are a therapist or just interested in this work, you might want to take his week-long training. Brian is charming, funny, accessible and both he and his wife Carole teach with kindness. I recommend "Many Masters, Many Lives," to all my clients, because it helps to ground them in the multi-dimensional nature of their souls, and I recommend it to you, too!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My son of 21 years, 2 months and 22 days was murdered in Miami, Florida on October 15th, 1988. I raised my 3 sons as a single father from ages 9 years, 7 years and 4 years. When my name sake was taken from me, and I do realize that it is a selfish emotion, I was devastated. Brought him home in a pine box on my birthday. LET ME TELL YOU, this book SAVED MY LIFE! Believe it or not it changed my whole outlook. I highly recommend it for anyone who has lost a loved one; especially a child. God speed Dr. Weiss.
Booklover823 More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful book. I recommend this book to anyone struggling in life and with the people in (or not in) your life. If you get anything out of this book it will be an understanding of the human soul. I also recommend Same Soul, Many bodies by Brian Weiss as well.
CliffWhoReads More than 1 year ago
Dr. Brian Weiss, a well established psychiatrist, placed a high-anxiety patient under hypnosis. While in this state, she revealed details of a number of previous lives. So far, this sounds like an old film, “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever”, but the story goes further. While in the hypnotic state, the patient communicates the words of “Masters” from this other worldly plane. These supervisors of the reincarnation process provide Dr. Weiss with insights into why our lives are recycled and where the afterlife actually leads. Technically, this is a fairly well written book. It does flow quickly, although some of the patient’s other life experiences are very general and a bit of a bore. Likewise, the Masters do not really provide major breakthroughs, yet one cannot deny that their comments are of interest. The question that is often asked is whether Dr. Weiss’s account is factually true. He makes it clear that his patient could not possibly have fabricated the stories which she communicates over a number of sessions, so the question concerns Dr. Weiss’s veracity. For what it is worth, this reader was not totally convinced. (Not totally unconvinced, either!) However, is it really necessary for the story to be a factual retelling of Dr. Weiss’s experience? Fiction, as well as non-fiction, can provide us with truth. Taken from that perspective, this can be a pleasant reading experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I truly cannot put Brian's books down! Past life regression seemed so flaky to me before reading these real life regressions and progressions. It makes me more at peace with the energies that I am surrounded by every day.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Absolutely amazing. Well written, easy has so much to teach us. Or, according to this book, we have so much to teach ourselves. Enlightening...a feel-good book. I never before felt my time was put to good use with a book, but this blew me away. I'm not a reader and hardly ever read, but I read it in one day. Couldn't put it down. Highly recommended!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this a while ago but it is a book I will never forget. And if you do believe in past lives it is something to read. I am sure that you too, will enjoy it like I did.
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my students gave me this book to read, and I was surprised when Dr. Brian Weiss talked about past lives as well as explained how understanding one's past life could cure any disease in the present life. Thus, I attended a medical conference in Virginia Beach where I heard him discuss these very aspects with other professionals. During the conference, I was able to bring forth past memories from another life time. Also, I was able to check out these facts and verified that they were true. Therefore, this book became even more meaningful to me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The book is good because it opens up a discussion on a critical subject, reincarnation, which is long denied in our rational science. The author himself is a medical practitioner also gives extra credit as well as argument to this book. The concept of reincarnation has long been existed in the history of many civilizations. The argument of its truthness is still an open-debate. What is the difference between a living body and a corpse? Does our hearts just happen to beat by themselves? If we reduce all forms (body and objects) to their very molecular level, we may find our bodies a mere combination of various chemical substances. So where does the life energy come from? Scientists told us that the energy of our universe does not diminish or increase, but it takes place in different forms. When the body deceases, the energy goes into another body and continues to exist. Some people may raise the question that the world population is increasing, if the quantity of energy is consistent, where does the extra energy come from? Let me explain, there is no extra energy. The energy is always out there but takes place in different forms. Human form is not the only living forms exist on earth. However, this is another level of discussion that i may not go further here. Yet, people still ask, 'Is there really reincarnation?' It is a difficult and dangerous question, just as the question, 'Does God exist?' After all, truth is truth, whether we believe it or not. Nobody in history ever witness soul, memory, love and other metaphysical things. Do they exist? Another point I would like to make is the BC argument by another reader of this book is reasonable, the author may distort his story for commercial purpose is also reasonable (it is a common practice in many publications anyway.) However, it would be unreasonable to overrule the whole concept of reincarnation simply because of a flaw found in a book. It is very important to have an open mind while our modern science is still searching for explanations of our world. I recommend this book to anyone who interest in Before/After life path. Further discussion/opinion welcome.
Rgutro More than 1 year ago
If things seem familiar to you, or you're drawn to certain periods in history, you may have lived during that time in that place. This book relays is a professional psychatrist's shock and surprise at one of his patient's revelation of detailed past lives she led. In fact, she led 86 past lives as a woman or a man, child or adult, and the things she described could only be known by someone that lived in a certain place at a given time - unless she researched and memorized intimate details of each, which is impossible. It's a fascinating account of how souls journey through time to live life after life to achieve the true purpose of life: faith, hope and love. Basically, you keep coming back until you get it right, and most people are going to come back a lot- just look around you at the materialism, prejudice, grudges, greed, hatred and intolerance of others and you'll see who'll come back to Earth as another person to learn more lessons. Bottom line, we all need to love and respect each other, and you've been here before. - Just read about the young boy who turned out to have all the memories of a WWII fighter pilot that died during the war. Now as a teen, his memories of this life have wiped out the memories of his past life, but not before his mother recorded the details, and researched - which led her to find out who her son was in a past life. They even met the dead man's sister who is still alive, and she confirmed other details! Life is a lot more interesting than we think.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I was extremely moved when I read this book as although what Dr. Brian experiences and discovers after regressing Catherine the values may be consistent with most religions, it also highlights that under the face of science, we learn to be cynics and view everything with scepticism. This book shows that life is indeed a full circle with no beginning and no end. It teaches how spirituality has a higher standing universally than religion. it teaches importance of patience and understanding and the importance of being a better being.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and read the entire thing in a day and a half. I want to believe it is true and not just a hokey money-making scheme. My inclination is to believe that Weiss is telling the truth and that he really has had these experiences with patients. But I am a skeptic and admit that I go back and forth between thinking it is fact and fiction. Nevertheless, the principles it teaches are valuable and if we adopt them, the world will be a better place.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been an atheist all my life despite (or is it as a result of?) attending Hebrew school as a child and Christian school from 4th through 12th grade. In my final year in college, I took an Intro to Buddhism course and was immediately intrigued by Buddhist teachings and philosophies. But my exploration of Buddhism hit a wall, because I could not convince myself to subscribe to one of the fundamental tennets of Buddhism: the belief in reincarnation. I just didn't believe in reincarnation at all. I was always of the "You Die and That's It" school. Nothing even remotely changed this view for years--until last week when I read this book. In the span of less than 24 hours, I went from not believing in reincarnation at all to being almost completely convinced of its existence.  The methods he describes using to obtain this material don't rule out contact with less enlightened spirits, which Dr. Weiss admits at one point. So the "many masters" may not have been masters at all. He does show how past life regression can be a powerful tool in healing emotional problems and phobias. Journey of Souls and Destiny of Souls by Michael Newton, Ph.D, another regression therapist, are much more in depth and informative, though they deal with life between lives more than the mechanics of reincarnation itself. If your budget calls for more bang for your buck, your money might be better spent on classic "must read" books on reincarnation: Many Mansions by Gina Cerminara & You Were Born Again To Be Together by Dick Sutphen.    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ive purchased countless copies as gifts over the years. It feeds the soul + gives a sense of peace + hope. Finally got for my nook.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was amazing. Dr. Weiss has such great credentials that it helped me to see his work as very creditable. This was very helpful since I was skeptical. I was a believer in past lives, yet I wasn't. This book made me a believer and made me feel comfortable with that belief. I was initially pretty freaked out. But now I feel pretty OK about it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you know nothing about past life regression, reincarnation, etc, then this is a good place to start. Dr. Weiss spends a great deal of time explaining (over and over again) that he is a scientist and wants PROOF. He shows that he gets the proof that he is looking for and is surprised by this. However, if you already know anything about past lives, then this book will be a tad unilluminating. I felt the Dr. Weiss spent too much time trying to protect his career instead of giving the message that the 'masters' sent to him. I suppose that is understandable, but it was easy to skip several pages in each chapter that were devoted to this topic. Overall, a good book to start with - an easy introduction to past life regression.
Gigi73 More than 1 year ago
This book has so much for us to learn from, I know that I was so drawn to the teachings offered and couldn't wait to read the whole book that I just read it in a matter of a few hours. I definitely plan to read and meditate on the teachings. It has given me a lot to think about.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I cried when I started to read this book, couldn't put it down. This has said what I have been saying from when I was a teen, I dream and see things, but after I read this book I knew that It will be ok to let It flow, not to be afraid.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
At first it was fascinating but then it just kept going on with these tales that seemed incredulous. Curious peaked that I'd love to try a session but skeptical. Just don't know what to think
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So good. What's my past lives story?
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