About The Author (Source: Wikipedia)
Ian Pretyman Stevenson, MD (October 31, 1918–February 8, 2007) was a Canadian biochemist and professor of pyschiatry. Until his retirement in 2002, he was head of the Division of Perceptual Studies at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.
About The Book
After more than 40 years of research Stevenson has documented cases to show the possiblility of Reincarnation. He did not pubish full details of the research work done in this book but there are accounts of 14 cases here, for discussion purpose. The children involved are from two to seven years old. Some of the details given by the children of their past lives are astounishing. It is up to the individual to accept the findings.
Anyway to believe or not to believe in reincarnation, you need to read the whole book which has been well written. The cases reffered show emphirical evidence. Dr Stevenson has used a methodology which shows some of the recurring patterns.
The problem with reincarnation is that the children start forgetting the past life as they are above a certain age, probably seven and above, when they become analytical. Thus to collect relevant information is crucial when they are young. There is also a constraint in getting information verified, after a certain period of time. Moreover, it seems those young kids who have given some useful information earlier gradually forget of what they have said.
Overall this book will be a good book to read to understand the possibility of reincarnation than to listen to vague undocumented evidences.
(In addition to this book you should try to read the book on “Return From Heaven – Beloved Relatives Reincarnated within Your Family” by Carol Bowman.)
- An Introduction to the Study of Reincarnation
- The Belief in Reincarnation
- Types of Evidence for Reincarnation
- Fourteen Typical Cases of Children Children who Remember Previous Lives
- Characteristics of Typical Cases of Reincarnation Type
- Methods of Research
- The Analysis and Interpretation of the Cases
- Variations in the Cases of Different Cultures
- he Explanatory Value of the Idea of Reincarnation
- Some Further Questions and Topics Related to Children Who Remember Previous
- Speculations About Process Possibly Related to Reincarnation
|Author||Ian Stevenson, M.D.|
|Publisher||McFarland & Company, Inc.,|