In The Big Book of Reincarnation, Roy Stemman attempts to answer one of the big questions of existence: Is death the end? Or is it the merely the end of a chapter in the book of existence?
A self-described "skeptical believer", Stemman uses his skills as a professional journalist to perform an in-depth exploration of reincarnation. Using case studies, anecdotes, and physical evidence from the best-documented cases from around the world, Stemman shines a bright light on this subject, inviting listeners to decide for themselves on the basis of facts rather than on the basis of hearsay, speculation, and superstition.
Stemman finds fascinating examples of evidence of reincarnation in the nightmares of a Louisiana bayou boy, the past-life recall of a renowned neurosurgeon, the research of a highly respected university professor, and the unique system of governance in the mountains of Tibet, to name just a few. He examines the lives of those affected by reincarnation, such as children who can actually remember their previous lives. Instead of shying away from the skeptics, Stemman evaluates their leading theories and compares them to the findings that he has accumulated throughout his global research.
The Big Book of Reincarnation is thorough, well researched, engaging, and the most comprehensive book ever published on this fascinating subject.
©2012 Roy Stemman (P)2015 Hierophant
Great Information You get an overview that gives you a full understanding of the subject.
This unremarkable retelling of stories of reincarnation, some of them very well known, is a middle-of-the-pack offering on the topic. It is not for its content but for its narration that this audible book distinguishes itself, and not in a good way.
Narrator Craig Beck demonstrates an appalling ignorance of the most ordinary of references, mispronouncing Verdi’s Aida as “Ada”, German composer Richard Wagner’s name as if he hailed from Wisconsin, famed American composer Henry Mancini’s name as “Mancheeni”, the musical Gigi with a hard “g” as in “guess”, the Greek letters beta and theta as “beeta” and “theeta”, and on and on. Most surprisingly of all, he refers repeatedly to Edgar “Case”, the renowned Christian mystic often described as “The Sleeping Prophet”. Author Stemman would know of the body of work on Edgar Cayce, pronounced “Casey” but Beck, clearly, has never heard of the man. As if this were not enough, he constantly stumbles through full stop periods, seemingly unaware of what he sees on the printed page. Unbearable.
This is a compilation of some of the work done by others.
The surname of Edgar Cayce was mispronounced dozens of times.
I was interested in the science/evidence promised by this book.
I was disappointed, since essentially the only evidence offered were anecdotal collected stories. I believe science should have pushed this fascinating topic a bit further, but apparently nobody is running any experimental investigation
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