For people who have already read books by Brian Weiss, Michael Newton, Robert Monroe, William Buhlman, Robert Bruce, Dolores Cannon, Eben Alexander, etc etc . . . all the various authors have managed to write about common areas and cycles and happenings beyond this physical Earth and existence or lifetime experience. They didn't write about these common areas intentionally, but readers who cover a broad swath of authors on these topics will start to notice the different authors describing the same places or procedures.
This book touches on some of the commonalities reported on by these authors and others. But what makes it different is an experience described that goes beyond the reincarnation cycle. It's an exhilarating description of experiencing what it's like to be a Universe, or beyond Space and Time, or in light or mental realms.
At the same time, "Billy" is very articulate when "he" returns to report back to his sister and help her accomplish his assignment to create this book. Billy uses complex vocabulary and historical references and sends his sister to look in iTunes for a certain song, or tells her to look up the meaning (via Google) of various names or words, and she finds another song on Youtube - so he appears to be very "connected" to information and communication abilities even from the "other side."
Billy also either manipulates or predicts syncronistic and very appropriate symbolic events.
The story is enjoyable, has a natural flow, and enough mystery to stay interesting from beginning to end. Fun listening if you are a person who likes to compare what people have found out so far about mystical topics that we aren't going to learn about from traditional academia or on the evening news.
A beautiful and mystical story yet down-to-earth because it is so human with our flaws and drama - it manages to be an *experience* in a few places that have fascinating information and descriptions of the "other side" of death for Billy.
It was the first time I read a description of what is past the reincarnation cycle. Very interesting book for the information-gatherer-type.
This book has many shared experiences of how past life regressions (which are shared) then resulted in some type of healing or improved understanding or sense of purpose.
I especially appreciated those shared experiences from self-identified "left-brain" types. Also, the physics explanations and connections were really interesting. Especially interesting was the past life regression of an experience of Indira's Net and the explanation of what that is.
Horrific regressions into the holocaust, wars, battles, starvation, abuse of all kinds still leave me saddened. The human experience can be horrible, and while some suffering is because of natural catastrophes or lack of resources, it seems that much pain comes from other people. Or, our choices.
For someone who learns from other people's experiences, there is a wealth of knowledge in this book. The main idea is that we are not bodies with souls, but that we are a Soul/Spirit/Consciousness experiencing a body.
Hope, Love, and Compassion thread through the past life regression stories and in the reflections afterward.
This book can stand on it's own as a book examining and sharing after life and in-between lives experiences.
Beautifully narrated by the author, I really enjoyed his descriptions of the photographs or illustrations that must be at the beginning of his chapters.
At the end are books that are recommended reading, books that would add to one's knowledge of this topic, and while I've read many books on afterlife, or Consciousness, or to do with a greater reality beyond our five senses and physical matter, about 2/3rds of the books listed were ones I'd never known about, so I appreciate the recommendations.
The narrative, unlike some books relating what people say upon hypnotic regression, is less "case-like" and more a personal relation and presentation. I liked it and it made the book flow and had relevance since the author was the main connection.
One surprise to me was the number of influential and respectable people in the entertainment industry who are aware and awake, and very likely influencing in a positive way the masses through their touch, here and there, on some messages that go out.
Of course, there is a negative element that is doing the opposite. Which brings me to a question or criticism, there doesn't seem to be any mention of a negative influence in talking of "the other side". As if it doesn't exist.
In Tom Campbell's My Big TOE, there is acknowledgement of some negativity in the greater reality, and while his description of the greater reality is more map-like or more of a blueprint style, and much broader in scope, there is at least some mention of negatives. Even Robert Monroe's trilogy of books, of which only the first book (and least interesting) is recommended at the end of this book, mentions the negatives.
The people's stories shared here are fascinating, and like those in Dolores Cannon's books there are interesting regressions that are shared, such as that of an ET now in human form, as a walk-in, and of someone who saw Jesus Christ in person. Most people have probably read Dr. Brian Weiss's and Michael Newton's books if they are interested in this topic, but even if they haven't this book, Flipside, could stand on its own for the first time reader.
However, there are hints in some books that the astral area, of which these past life regressions cover in the life-between-life revelations, may be a trap in which we reincarnate over and over again in order to provide *something* to somewhere else, maybe in some type of energy format. In physicist/OBEer Tom Campbell's My Big TOE there is an explanation that indicates that the astral area is just one subset to a much greater reality. He explains how the beings we relate to (family friends guides councils) are more like relatable sub-programs, but without freewill. In Robert Monroe's 2 later books humanity has a chance to break out of this astral recycling.
So, I enjoyed this, and even though I have been affected by other books and sources of information like youtube vidoes, to have a perception of the astral plane and these guides and councils as a limiting factor in our higher evolution, it would still be neat to explore past lives or life between life. The Newton method trained people seem to have a high recommendation per this book.
A very interesting book, and an enjoyable way to expand one's thinking.