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Coming back : a psychiatrist explores past life journeys
Moody, Raymond A., Jr.
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New York : Bantam Books, 1991.

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217 pages ; 25 cm
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RC489.R43 M66 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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The author of the multi-million copy landmark bestseller Life After Life explores another aspect of death and the cycle of life: reincarnation, or life before life. Based on hundreds of case studies as well as Moody's own past life regressions under hypnosis, Coming Back provides a blueprint for exploring one's past lives.

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Paul Perry attended Arizona State University and received a fellowship from the Freedom Forum Foundation at Columbia University in 1988. He taught magazine writing at the University of Oregon and was Executive Editor at American Health magazine. He is the co-author with Melvin Morse of Closer to the Light, Transformed by the Light, and Where God Lives, which won the 2002 Aleph Award for the best spiritual book published that year in France. His work has appeared in numerous publications including National Geographic Adventure, Ladies Home Journal, Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, and Reader's Digest.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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On the basis of a two-year research project involving ``past-life regression'' psychiatrist Moody ( Life After Life ) here argues that such experience, in some cases luring intrepid spiritual voyagers back to the Stone Age, are more common than is generally believed, and can be induced by hypnosis in almost anyone. Whether or not this makes a new case for reincarnation or merely represents the play of alternate states of consciousness, the author avows that forays into the past may trigger spiritual and psychological revelations, sometimes mirroring the subject's present life conflicts--or acting as a catharsis. In a book of interest mainly to the already converted, Moody offers an audio script as a guide to self-hypnosis, although better results, he stresses, are achieved with the help of a regression-trained hyponotherapist. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved