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Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

3.62 of 5 stars 3.62  ·  rating details  ·  92 ratings  ·  10 reviews
Dr. Tucker, in a follow-up to his book Life Before Life, explores American cases of young children who report memories of previous lives

A first-person account of Jim Tucker's experiences with a number of extraordinary children with memories of past lives, Return to Life focuses mostly on American cases, presenting each family’s story and describing his investigation. His g
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by St. Martin's Press
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Rishi Singh
This was overall an entertaining and informative introduction into the topic but I was expecting more scientific rigor and it had a few holes and the author had some weird comments that showed he used basic stereotypical generalizations that were concerning to say the least. For example:

"Her Husband, Kevin, a police officer, seemed out of central casting for an Oklahoma lawman with his stock build, his closely cropped hair, and Southwestern drawl. He definitely did not come across as someone you
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Jeanette
This was an audio book experience and well worth the listen. I wish there was more information included here on the results of this author's mentor- Ian who in his era gave up his advanced academic position to do research in this field.

This quest for more exact diligent scientific level record is beyond difficult when the window of most of this kind of memory is in extremely early human life. In Western cultural climates such mutterings of babies is in great majority rejected or ignored. And wit
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Dave
The issue of past-life memories in young children is something I found fascinating and I think it deserves lots of follow-up research. Dr. Tucker's research methods appeared very haphazard to me. However, Dr. Tucker lost me when he began talking about Quantum Physics as a way to understand that we don't understand everything we experience. Sure QP talks about events not being real, or not occurring, until we observe them. But I don't believe that it equates to our past and current lives being dr ...more
Laure Reminick
Jan 11, 2014 Laure Reminick rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people interested in spirituality
Tucker furthers the research on the hows and whys of reincarnation. Before a child turns five, or thereabouts, memories of a time before the current life are more likely to be clear and untainted, hence more acceptable for a "scientific" investigation.

The cases in the book are riveting at times. On the other hand, Tucker bending over backwards to avoid sounding "weird" is actually a little weird, considering he wrote the book. I suppose there are people who might read this book to try to disprov
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Melissa
I was very happy to get a copy of Jim Tucker's follow-up to Life Before Life, and I liked it a lot. I liked that the children in this book are all American (there might have been one British), as his last book focused mainly on stories from Asia, which I have no problem with, except culturally, they are very different and it was interesting to hear past-life stories from kids who live now (and previously) in the US. There are several very compelling and detailed stories that I found fascinating. ...more
Louise Marley
Well-written, cautiously researched book about a subject most scientists are afraid to discuss. If you want to learn something about quantum physics, then surprisingly, this book is for you! Dr. Tucker has made an excellent case for his thesis, without any of the woo-woo often associated with past-life exploration. Highly recommended.
Jonathan
I found out about this book after joining a forum created by Carol Bowman.I really enjoyed reading some of the case studies but skipped the chapters on Physics.I was a bit frustrated in the cases where they took so long to meet.The children in those cases forgot most of their memories and were almost a waste of time.I like his ideas about us being in one shared dream, I sometimes feel the same way when I wake up in the morning.
Samantha Roelofse
This book was interesting tucker presents research on children who remember past lives. The stories of the children and their families were interesting along with finding who the past person was. The final two chapters however present research on quantum theories to try and explain reincarnation. Unfortunately this part bored me and made it difficult to finish the book.
Rachel
I really enjoyed this book and thought the stories were remarkable. THe last two chapters on quantum physics and dreams were great too
Julia
Very interesting until he started talking about quantum theories. If I wanted to read about that I would pick up a book about it. The stories of the kids are very impressive.
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