Some Interesting Books about Spirituality
Memories of the Afterlife
ReOctober 1st 2009
Memories of the Afterlife is the fourth book to focus on Dr. Michael Newton’s work in Life Between Lives (LBL) hypnotic regression and it is one with a very different style from its predecessors. While Dr. Newton is the editor, there are thirty-two individual authors who are certified Life Between Lives hypnotherapists from The Newton Institute, trained in Dr. Newton’s methodology, each of whom has selected an actual case history from their files. Each case in Memories of the Afterlife represents one chapter in the book
Dr. Newton’s first three books described his own research into the spirit world involving the spiritual journeys of thousands of clients over many years. They have sold over a million copies. His goal was to give the public an understanding of the afterlife in great detail. His mission in providing a model of the spirit world was to empower people from all walks of life, whatever their spirit persuasion, by this knowledge and this is the mission of the institute he founded. The great strength of his work is the discovery that all sacred spiritual information exists in the mind of every person and when accessed will bring both purpose and peace to people struggling to make their place on this difficult planet.
Memories of the Afterlife is a fascinating study of thirty-two ordinary people seeking a personalized spiritual experience of their own without religious intermediaries. As the chapters unfold and each individual story develops, readers are drawn into a broad spectrum of the lives, experiences and emotions of each client. The cases begin by summarizing the client’s reasons for seeking spiritual regression. Readers are clearly shown how personal issues can be uncovered and resolved through the Life Between Lives process.
What is especially unique about Memories of the Afterlife is that the detail of each afterlife experience is described in its various stages in a condensed, rapidly flowing fashion. Why seek Life Between Lives in the first place? What happened during the session with key information learned about the individual regarding their soul? What questions were asked and which issues were highlighted in the case? And, most particularly, how has each session answered troubling questions and transformed the life of the client? The major objective of Memories of the Afterlife was to expose the specific benefits derived by each client after uncovering their deep-seated soul memories. Spiritual regression can lead to illumination of one’s soul and thus foster healing of current life issues The phenomenal sales of Memories of the Afterlife in just a short time has already demonstrated the book has successfully achieved intended goals.
In 2002, Dr. Newton founded the first international organization committed primarily to Life Between Lives hypnotherapy and served as the first President. The Newton Institute is dedicated to raising questions about the spirit world and in particular training highly qualified hypnotherapist to facilitate the demanding between lives work necessary. After our authors and their cases were selected for Memories of the Afterlife, Dr. Newton wrote the Introduction to the book in order to assist readers in understanding the universal background of the cases presented.
Each of the thirty-two cases has the written permission of the clients concerned. In concert with his authors and two regional editors, Dr. Newton has edited every chapter in order to create a uniform style that is clear, information-rich and enjoyable to read. For those readers who wish to cross reference this book on any particular subject with his other books, Dr. Newton has also added detailed footnotes at the end of each case that expand upon the concepts being discussed.
The result is a fascinating and enthralling book, which reveals with clarity LBL’s potential for personal transformation. It is written in a style that is equally accessible to other hypnosis practitioners and those who are hungry to discover their own personal soul identity.
Dr. Michael Newton’s second book, Destiny of Souls, was awarded “Metaphysical Book of the Year” in 2001 by the independent publishers association at their annual Book Exposition of America Meeting. Based upon his groundbreaking research into the afterlife, Dr. Newton wrote Destiny of Souls for first-time venture’s into the subject and for readers of his best-selling first volume, Journey of Souls.
When Dr. Newton, a certified Master Hypnotherapist, began regressing his clients back in time to access their memories of former lives he stumbled onto a discovery of enormous proportions: that it is possible to “see” into the spirit world through the mind’s eye of subjects who are in a hypnotised or super conscious state. Moreover, clients in this altered state are able to describe what their soul was doing between lives on Earth. “Journey of Souls was my first pilgrimage with my clients through the spirit world on the great river of eternity.
Destiny of Souls will take you on a second expedition into the wonders of the spirit world along the same river, with side trips up major tributaries. Our exploration will uncover more of the hidden aspects of the route taken after death and expand your understanding of the incredible sense of order within the afterlife.” Journey of Souls presented the afterlife in a tight, orderly progression of events. It addressed what it is like to die and cross over – who meets us, where we go, and what we do as souls in the spirit world before choosing our next body for reincarnation. Destiny of Souls uncovers more of the hidden aspects of the route to give people a greater perspective of the whole. The book is organised by topical categories rather than by progressive time and location, highlighting the recollections of 67 people who articulately described their perceptions while undergoing a Spiritual Regression session with Dr. Newton. By the time Destiny of Souls was published in the year 2000, Dr. Newton had spiritually regressed over 7,000 individuals into a deep state of trance during which they recalled and described their experiences between lives as eternal spirits.
Journey of Souls
January 1st 1974
Why are you here on Earth? Where will you go after death? What will happen to you when you get there? Many books have been written about past lives, but there has been very scant information about the ongoing existence of our souls as we await rebirth – until Journey of Souls was published in 1994. Now a best-selling classic, Journey of Souls summarizes Dr. Michael Newton’s research and work with individuals whom he placed in a state of deep hypnosis during which they recalled their experiences between lives as eternal spirits.
When Dr. Newton, a certified Master Hypnotherapist, began regressing his clients back in time to access their memories of former lives he stumbled onto a discovery of enormous proportions: that it is possible to “see” into the spirit world through the mind’s eye of subjects who are in a hypnotized or superconscious state. Moreover, clients in this altered state are able to describe what their soul was doing between lives on Earth.
Journey of Souls, Dr. Newton narrates and comments upon the progressive “travel log” of 29 of his clients who movingly described what happened to them between their former reincarnations on earth. They revealed graphic details about how it feels to die, who meets us right after death, what the spirit world is really like, where we go and what we do as souls, and why we choose to come back in certain bodies.
Finding one’s place in the spirit world initiates a deep process of healing for it provides understanding of the purpose behind significant life choices, and how and why your soul – and the souls of those you love – lives eternally. After reading Journey of Souls, you will gain a better understanding of the immortality of the human soul…and you will meet day-to-day personal challenges with a greater sense of purpose as you begin to understand the reasons behind events in your own life.
Arigo: The Surgeon of the Rusty Knife
“In May of 1968, a team of American medical doctors arrived in a small plateau village of Brazil with extensive modern medical equipment to study a peasant named Arigo, whose cures and surgery had been reported to be nothing short of miraculous! What they uncovered was a story that defies belief and yet it is a true story. This is the documented account of a man who cured hundreds of thousands of sick and dying and yet was prosecuted by the government under which he lived and ostracized by the church in which he fervently believed.
This is the strange and wonderful story of Arigo – one of the greatest healers of all time. Arigo had only a third grade education and no medical training whatsoever, yet thousands flocked to the small village where he lived from all over Brazil and South America, indeed from all over the world, to be cured by him. He performed hundreds of operations daily without antiseptics – usually with an ordinary kitchen knife or jackknife – without anesthetics, without tying off blood vessels, without major bleeding, without any of the benefits of modern science.
He made thousands of correct diagnoses without even examining the patient. He wrote thousands of prescriptions which were pharmacologically accurate but in unusual combinations and potency. And, one after the other, patients left his primitive ‘clinic’ cured. He saved many with cancer and other fatal diseases who had been given up as hopeless by leading doctors and hospitals in many of the most advanced countries.
He performed the most excruciatingly painful procedures without any discomfort to the patient. Among those he healed were the educated, famous, and wealthy as well as the poor and desolate. He never charged for his services or would accept any remuneration. Arigo’s healings were witnessed by both Brazilian and American doctors. Among the latter was Henry K. Puharich, M.D., leader of the American team, who has written an afterword for Arigo….”
Cayce a Seer Out of Season
Mass Market Paperback
October 15, 1996
Millions worldwide have turned to the writings of Edgar Cayce for advice on holistic medicine and spiritual growth. Hailed as the father of the New Age movement, his works have been translated into dizens of languages, and he has received outpourings of acclaim from individuals, doctors, and spiritual leaders around the globe.
Drawing from his experience as Cayce’s longtime associate, Dr. Harmon Bro has written the first-ever full-length biography of the gifted spiritualist. Long awaited by followers and skeptics alike, this definitive, intimate account tells the story of how an enigmatic Kentucky farm boy with no formal education became the soft-spoken seer who inspired so many. It is also the story of a man hounded by disbelievers who again and again branded him a charlatan–only to walk away stunned by his power.
The Power of Now
Spiritual Self Help
1997 (Namaste Publishing) 1999
Eckhart Tolle’s message is simple: living in the now is the truest path to happiness and enlightenment. And while this message may not seem stunningly original or fresh, Tolle’s clear writing, supportive voice and enthusiasm make this an excellent manual for anyone
who’s ever wondered what exactly “living in the now” means. Foremost, Tolle is a world-class teacher, able to explain complicated concepts in concrete language. More importantly, within a chapter of reading this book, readers are already holding the world in a different container–more conscious of how thoughts and emotions get in the way of their ability to live in genuine peace and happiness.
Tolle packs a lot of information and inspirational ideas into The Power of Now. (Topics include the source of Chi, enlightened relationships, creative use of the mind, impermanence and the cycle of life.) Thankfully, he’s added markers that symbolise “break time”. This is when readers should close the book and mull over what they just read. As a result, The Power of Now reads like the highly acclaimed A Course in Miracles–a spiritual guidebook that has the potential to inspire just as many study groups and change just as many lives for the better.
Miracles Happen: The Transformational Healing Power of Past Life Memories
The New York Times bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters, Brian Weiss MD delivers a powerful revolutionary teaching on the physical, emotional and spiritual healing available to all through embracing the reality of reincarnation. Filled with incredible true stories, Miracles Happen is a remarkable teaching tool that can be used by all to improve their lives, to evolve along their spiritual paths, to experience more joy, love and happiness in the present moment, and to ultimately understand that there is no need to fear death as we are all immortal and innately spiritual beings.
Dr Brian Weiss’ conversion from skepticism towards reincarnation to confirmed belief has had a profound effect worldwide. Now Brian’s readers complete the cycle as they explain how his works allowed them to understand the ‘space between lives’. Each story is used to illustrate practical lessons for how you too can comprehend this revelation and draws upon Brian’s and his daughter Amy’s practices as past-life regression experts. Our past lives are the key to a blissful, secure future and this book is the ultimate guide from two of its top practitioners.
Voices: A Doris Stokes Collection
One of the world’s most celebrated mediums, Doris Stokes brought joy, comfort, and fascination to thousands of people during her lifetime. From families wishing to contact departed loved ones to police forces trying to solve murder cases, the uncanny accuracy of her psychic powers were universally acclaimed, while her readings and performances in Australia, America, and at home in Britain were received with adulation. This unique collection includes the two best–selling books in which Doris Stokes shared her remarkable experiences with readers throughout the world. In Voices in My Ear, she reflects on discovering her extraordinary gift. Officially informed that her husband had been killed during the Second World War, she was visited at the height of her grief by her long–dead father. He told Doris that her husband was, in fact, alive and would return, but joy turned to grief when her father re–appeared to warn of the impending death of her baby son. Both predictions came true. More Voices in My Earrecalls how Doris helped the family of one of the Yorkshire Ripper’s victims, enabled the late actor Peter Finch to communicate with his wife, and gave hope to the parents of missing children.
We Don’t Die: George Anderson’s Conversations with The Other Side
This is a book that will open your mind to an infinite realm of possibility, reassurance, and spiritual growth.
It is the phenomenal true story of George Anderson. A man gifted with the extraordinary ability to communicate with spirits “on the other side,” Anderson offers documented evidence of his powers through thousands of readings and dozens of scientific tests. Believers and skeptics alike have been astonished by the accuracy of his psychic communications. He reveals to his subject information–about events, experiences, trivia, even nicknames–for which the only possible source is the living consciousness of the deceased. Messages of forgiveness, peace, hope, and love…
Believe it. Millions of Americans have already seen the proof of Anderson’s ability on nationwide television and call-in radio. Now, the warmth and wisdom of his remarkable gift offers us all a glimpse of eternity. A heartfelt, universal vision that tells us “No one you are close to ever dies…