Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

by Jim B. Tucker
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Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives by Jim B. Tucker

Dr. Tucker, in a follow-up to his book Life Before Life, explores American cases of young children who report memories of previous lives in the New York Times bestseller, Return to Life.

A first-person account of Jim Tucker's experiences with a number of extraordinary children with memories of past lives, Return to Life focuses mostly on American cases, presenting each family's story and describing his investigation. His goal is to determine what happened—what the child has said, how the parents have reacted, whether the child's statements match the life of a particular deceased person, and whether the child could have learned such information through normal means. Tucker has found cases that provide persuasive evidence that some children do, in fact, possess memories of previous lives.

Among others, readers will meet a boy who describes a previous life on a small island. When Tucker takes him to that island, he finds that some details eerily match the boy's statements and some do not. Another boy points to a photograph from the 1930s and says he used to be one of the men in it. Once the laborious efforts to identify that man are successful, many of the child's numerous memories are found to match the details of his life. Soon after his second birthday, a third boy begins expressing memories of being a World War II pilot who is eventually identified.

Thought-provoking and captivating, Return to Life urges its readers to think about life and death and reincarnation, and reflect about their own consciousness and spirituality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781250020864
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 12/03/2013
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 104,959
File size: 931 KB

About the Author

JIM B. TUCKER, M.D. is Bonner-Lowry Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson at the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies with children who report memories of previous lives. His first book on the research, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives, has been translated into ten languages. He lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family.
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. He is the author of Life Before Life and the New York Times Best Seller Return to Life.

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Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jim Tucker is a scientist and he gets into a whole lot of science that dragged this book down for me. Do not purchase thinking that you will be reading a book full of case studies of children and their past life memories. There are a few ( very few ), chapters discussing study subjects, then Dr. Tucker launches into a detailed discussion of quantum physics and quantum mechanics ending with a prolonged musing on the collectve Mind. If you want a whole lot of theory and few stories, go for it, otherwise don't go there.
Asper More than 1 year ago
The author, head of the psychology Department of the U. of VA, has collected 2,500 cases of young children recalling a previous life. In 1,500 of these cases, the family of the previous individual have been met with, and the case verified. The individual cases are fascinating. How could any church or any individual deny that cases of reincarnation have occurred.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing cases, amazing book. Dr. Tucker investigates each case so carefully that you almost have to believe in reincarnation by the time you finish reading.
Anonymous 30 days ago
Thanks for the book,its so interesting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Couple great prose with a sober scientific perspective on what otherwise seems a topic for fantasy and science fiction and you get Life after Death.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a big believer in past lives and this excellent book reaffirmed that belief. It is extremely well-written and I highly recommend it for anyone interested in the afterlife and/or spirituality.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YAWN The book feels like a synopsis of past life cases from other books I've read. I was disappointed, hoping there would be something with more substance like in the books by Brian Weiss, Carol Bowman, and the Linnenger's own book account of their son James. If I want a quick review of other people's work I'll buy the spark notes. Save your money people unless you want something to put you to sleep, in which case I'd give it 5 yawns.