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Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

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This remarkable book uncovers--for the first time--the mystery of life in the spirit world after death on earth. Dr. Michael Newton, a hypnotherapist in private practice, has developed his own hypnosis technique to reach his subjects' hidden memories of the hereafter. The resulting narrative acts as a progressive "travel log" of the accounts of twenty-nine people who were ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published September 8th 2002 by Llewellyn Publications (first published 1994)
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Swati Garg Quite a late reply but i just stumbled upon this book today and hence your Q. This is basically from my personal experience being a soul healer that i…moreQuite a late reply but i just stumbled upon this book today and hence your Q. This is basically from my personal experience being a soul healer that i am!

There is always a belief that the energies our soul carry manifests in real life, physical world. Our body even being external reacts to the energies within, the energies arising from the beliefs the soul carry. from my personal example, there are times when my leg starts paining and this is due to resistance in my energy to release a certain past block which translates to pain. At the other end, a soul could carry a belief of a certain part related to their body. Again to my personal experience, i have massive throat issues which is related to my beliefs around my voice which currently i am working on. I don't know how much this has helped you but i would just like to say our body also give us messages about things within us.(less)
Pete Brigham I have experienced LBL hypnosis many times and can't speak for others but here is my take. It's not a matter of "good deeds" but merely learning our…moreI have experienced LBL hypnosis many times and can't speak for others but here is my take. It's not a matter of "good deeds" but merely learning our lessons. This Earth is a pop-up school and we have a certain number of "modules" to finish before our liberation. But there is no set time, and we can choose tough lives that will accelerate our learning. (In fact, we have already done so by choosing Planet Earth: the toughest school of all!)

We can speed up learning the love-lessons our spirit guides and Elders would have us learn, but there is also a certain amount of time we must spend on these things. You can't skip steps in such a gradual learning process—I should say "unlearning" because we are slowly learning to disavow our ego.

In all my LBL experiences I never heard my Elders talk about karma or undoing "sins" from previous lives—I only heard them gently encouraging us to learn our lessons of LOVE so we can see our true Unity with everyone and not have to incarnate anymore. (less)

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Mar 25, 2008 rated it it was amazing
I read this whole book in one sitting it was so interesting. A past life regression hypnotist focused his practice on the space between lives and interviews his patients on what that time is like, how we choose our lives, and how we interact with the souls who accompany us on our journeys. It's not hokey at all or new agey...there's no mention of religion or dogma, it's just accounts of conversations and the consistencies that the author has found between individual accounts. Really gets you thi ...more
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
بدون شک هیچ وقت مطالب این کتاب از یادم نمیره ، نه به عنوان یک منبع مورد اعتماد بودنش که در این باره از علم من خارجه هرچند با توجه به مطالعاتم در مورد امواج مغزی میتونم بگم در شرایط خیلی خاصی و کاملا حرفه ای ممکنه بدون مرگ یا ترک موقت جسم مثل حالت کما امکانش باشه برخی باشن که تحت هیپنوتیزم و رفتن به حالت تتای عمیق توسط یک فرد حرفه ای در این حوزه یک چیزهایی رو به یاد بیارن ولی فکر نمیکنم این روش روی هر انسانی جواب بده ، این کتاب به یادم خواهد ماند فقط به این دلیل که در بخش نتیجه گیری کتاب نویسنده ...more
Carla Risener
Mar 10, 2014 rated it liked it
I have read many books regarding this subject and was not surprised to discover the author spent a lot of time in military schools . Although the book is about life between lives & spirituality , it lacks the essence of spirituality . It lacks the focus on love, compassion and human emotions . Instead it appears the author is focused on putting together a "system" an "order" of spiritual life - perhaps from military training . It lacked the "heart" I have felt while reading other books on th ...more
Oct 21, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone for whom traditional belief systems have failed
Shelves: religion
Quite literally, one of the three most important books I've ever read. Newton, a hypnotherapist and admitted agnostic, begins to uncover, through his sessions with his patients, the existence and details of the un-reported world that exists in another sphere between lives on this earth. Most of what I'd hoped and suspected about the "afterlife" or, better said, "between life," was affirmed and expanded upon. Powerful and life-changing, I've read this book a dozen times and get something each tim ...more
Hanieh Habibi
Apr 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-as-needed
بیشتر از نصف کتاب رو خوندم. ولی متاسفانه واقعا نمیتونم با فضاش ارتباط برقرار کنم.
بله میدونم که مستند و علمی و همهی اینهاست. ولی برای من باورپذیر نبود متاسفانه.
البته بدم نمیاد که تمومش کنم. ولی بعید میدونم حالاها برم سراغش.
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spiritual
I can sum this up in one word: interesting. A look behind the curtain of death. . . and rebirth. We’ve all heard the stories about near death experiences (NDE) where the spirit hovers above the body of the deceased and then drifts through a tunnel toward a bright light where they see relatives who preceded them in death. Typically that is all we learn. This book tells the rest of the story.

I won’t give any spoilers but would rather comment on the methodology. I don’t claim to understand how hypn
Shita Dewi
Nov 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone who interested in spiritual issues
It's really a great book!!
Bring so much controversials yet intriguingly to read. It's hard for me to put down the book, not before I've finished it.

If you believe in the spirit world, this book is for you in that it will fill in many gaps you might have regarding this subject. If you are new to the subject, then this book is also for you, because after reading you will never look back, wanting to explore more,..

Have you ever wondered why we are here? What is our purpose? Who are we supposed to b
James M. Madsen, M.D.
This is a collection of case studies by a hypnotherapist who believes that he has regressed patients not just into past lives but also into the period between lives. The presentation is admittedly not scientific, and the propensity for subjects under hypnosis to fabricate memories in good faith is well known. As Carl Sagan has observed, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence, and while some may consider this collection to represent that extraordinary evidence, I personally have my d ...more
John Carncross
Aug 01, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
I have a problem with the idea of past lives and with karma generally, but I found this book to be both encouraging and hopeful. The best feature of the book is it's detailed description of an afterlife experience that goes far beyond "seeing a light" or a "tunnel." The worst feature of the book is it's depiction of punishment. Souls atone for the sins of their past lives. Someone who abuses women could be reincarnated as an abused woman. While this may look like an opportunity for second chance ...more
Aug 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
I read this book for the first time 10 years ago when a friend of mine gave it to me to read. It left quite an impression on me since I have been thinking about it ever since. About one month ago, I found it again in a used book store and read it in a few days. It seems that timing aligned again since it showed up just as I've been exploring the "spirit world" recently through authors who have written about their near death experiences.

One major reason I loved this book is because the author him
Alika Aion
Oct 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Souls wondering where they came from and where they're going
This is another world view-changing book, or should I expand to say, universe view-changing? Like Spirit Babies by Walter Makichen, this book talks a lot about karmic reasons for our various incarnations on Earth (and possibly other planets from time to time). Dr. Newton uses regressive hypnotherapy to take people back to before they were born in this life and we see some of his subjects' past lives and what the spirit world looks like in between physical incarnations. Since I'm already a firm b ...more
May 14, 2009 rated it it was amazing
*I just saw that I reviewed this book over a year ago. My opinion has not changed. I recommend starting with this book as the author explains how he 'found' this information. Fascinating, life changing.*

What incredible book! As usual when I find books like this I feel I was 'led' to them as there is something for me to learn about my current experiences in life. I have been researching and reading about reincarnation since I was a teen (long time ago!). There are many books about that but not so
Isaiah Coffey
Oct 22, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All intelligent beings...
Recommended to Isaiah by: Amazon
Shelves: favorites
I can read this over and over and over... I have learned to look at my personal life challenges as necessary obstacles in order that I may progress by mastering areas of my life that are mentally and emotionally challenging. As I have always told others, life is a testing ground for the heart's intentions and desires, and it is up to us to subdue our passions and overcome greed, hatred, and delusion.

I would recommend this book to anyone who would love to change their angle (perspective) on life
Apr 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: life-after-death
Reading this book liberated me to the nth degree. In most, if not all religions, there is some type of evaluation of the effects of different phenomenon. To most this is known as karma, or a type of judgment. In some religions this evaluation is done by a temperamental anthropomorphic God, who surely must have known the outcome of the critique even before the creation of the person being judged. Be assured that there are only "LAWS" that govern the Cosmos, be they physical Laws, Metaphysical Law ...more
Sue M
Feb 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sue by: Rae
Reading this book was a life changing experience for me. I always felt each of us had a special purpose in being here on earth, and that we were provided with others to help us on our journey. This book has cemented these ideas and expanded upon them based on Dr. Michael Newton's hypnotherapy of his patients over a 10 year period. This book has also given me comfort in that I now know out souls never really die and that I will again see my loved ones who have passed from this world. I highly re ...more
Julie Achterhoff
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Michael Newton has gone where no one has gone before. He has tapped into the place we go in between lives using hypnotherapy. This book tells the journeys of several people as they are regressed to the point before they were born. This and his other book, Destiny of Souls are my all time favorite books. I read them after my son committed suicide. These books gave me great comfort at a time when all there was was grief and amazement. I believe in what this book has to say, and know on a soul leve ...more
Krasimira Stoykova
Това е Книгата, която всеки интересуващ се от минали животи и структурата на духовния свят трябва да прочете.
Знаех, че книгата ще изобилства с регресии от практиката на Д-р Нютън, но не подозирах колко детайлни и информативи ще бъдат те, и колко много ще ме впечатлят. Чувствам се невероятно обогатена!
Nov 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: New Age, Reincarnation, Seekers
Recommended to Lori by: Kate's reading list
Shelves: reincarnation
Ok, I'm comin' out...I want the world to know...(add the disco beat here)...

I'm open to the concept of reincarnation. It has been the one metaphysical, spiritual, big-unknown (call it what you will) that has always appealed to my imagination and also my sense of fair play. Have we lived before? (Magic 8 ball says yes.) Will we live again? (again, yes) Are we drawn to certain people to play certain roles in our lives (both positive and negative) for a larger reason? And will we interact with thes
Markham Anderson
Nov 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
First you have to get past the past life regression hypnotism. After that hard pill to swallow...

Newton advances a premise that the purpose of life relies upon our ignorance of life outside of this mortal period, but this is quite at odds with his efforts to expose what life outside of mortality is like.

What sits particularly ill, though, is the observation that one can really only know about these things through the medium of a hypnotist. Even if you believe in hypnotism, isn't this something w
My Pseudonym
May 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Anybody who is spiritually minded and has an interest with the afterlife should definitely begin their quest by reading this book. I always find, it is worthwhile to explore any author's background before reading to get a feel for their approach and perspective etc. As it happens, Dr Michael Newton is a very credible chap. Like most hypnotherapists I have come across, they tend to all start-off with a relatively traditional mindset and then something happens that causes a revolution in their thi ...more
ناصر سليم
May 10, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
چیزی که برای من خیلی جالب بود سوا از خوندن مطالب نویسنده؛ پیش گفتاری بود که ناشر محترم کتاب نوشته بودن
آقای نیوتن نویسنده این کتاب بوسیله هیپنوتیزم سوژه ها رو به زندگی های گذشتشون می برد و بعد درباره عالم برزخ و ارواح سوالات مختلفی از اون ها می پرسید
آقای ناشر در ابتدای کتاب به کل تناسخ و با استناد به دین و اهل کتاب و نقل قول هایی از میرداماد و شبستری رد و باطل کردند!
خب اگر شمایی که به تناسخ اعتقاد نداری برای چی این کتاب و چاپ می کنی؟
به شخصه مطالب خیلی جدید و ناشنیده ایی از این کتاب یاد گرفتم
اين كتاب كمكم كرد جواب تعداد زيادي از سوالاتي كه خيلي متزلزلم كرده بود رو پيدا كنم .
مايكل نيوتن روانشناس و محقق آمريكايي كه از طريق خواب درماني يا هيپنوتراپي بيمارانشو معالجه ميكنه و تو حالت هيپنوتيزم گفتار بيمارانشو ثبت كرده و از اين طريق تونسته به هدف از زندگي،جهان هاي ديگه كه وجود داره و گذشته ي روح ها و جاهايي كه بودن و معني و مفهوم تناسخ و كارما برسه و در عين حال خواننده خيلي با بيمارايي كه ميان و احساساتي كه دارن ارتباط برقرار ميكنه .
يكي از كمكايي كه اين كتاب كرد اين بود كه باعث شد خيلي آد
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Mi smo božanska, ali nesavršena bića koja postoje u dva svijeta, materijalnom i duhovnom. Naša je sudbina prelaženje iz jednog svijeta u drugi kroz vrijeme i prostor, učeći kako ovladati sobom i razvijajući spoznaju. Moramo vjerovati tom procesu i biti strpljivi i odlučni. U većini fizičkih domaćina ne možemo u potpunosti spoznati svoju bit, ali Jastvo se nikada ne gubi, zato što uvijek ostajemo povezani s oba svijeta."

"Najznačajnija korist od spoznaje da imamo dom vječne ljubavi, koji nas čeka
Pete Brigham
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This remarkable book, and its companion book Destiny of Souls, have changed my life. When I first read them, I instantly wanted to try the ground-breaking form of spiritual searching they describe, and in 2005 I had my first Life Between Lives Hypnotherapy session. The experience was akin to what people call a Near Death Experience. I indeed visited with my Soul Group, met my spirit guide, and appeared in front of my Council of Elders to hear their incredible wisdom for the first time. Since tha ...more
Oct 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Yvonne by: Bonnie
Dr. Newton reports conversations with patient under hypnosis who have been regressed past the birth of this lifetime. It is very thrilling to conceive of a community, a continuing learning, a teaching about what this lifetime is about. It is thrilling to think that there is evidence at last that life doesn't end, or at least doesn't end with death as it appears to us. Just think of it!

"But ..." the cynic in my brain says, "Really? Can we believe this? Who is this guy? What is the evidence, where
Patti Bryant
Jan 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
My ex husband (of 12 years) passed away this month, after a few short months of battling cancer. He was 36, and although we divorced a couple years ago, we were still very much good friends. This event made me reflect on what I really believe when it comes to death, and where he might be now.

This book is incredibly insightful and gives you a lot to think about. It gave me a great sense of peace and removed any lingering fear I had about the process of death. While I don't think anyone knows FOR
Jun 10, 2011 rated it liked it
I downloaded this book because I wanted another point of view on the 'afterlife'. What I got was a whole lot more than I bargained for. First of all, it's a very dry book, full of case studies so I had a hard time staying focused on it. However, I came to like it in the end, and some of the answers it gives us. But it's 'big picture' is a lot bigger than I am prepared to accept. I like the idea that we chose the lives we are living, in order to learn from them. And the idea that some people in o ...more
Aug 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
به من گفتند اگر این کتاب رو بخونم خیلی دیدم خیلی تغییر می کنه راجع به قانون تناسخ صحبت می کنه امیدوارم واقعا اینطوری باشه
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Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
كتاب مثير جدا برغم افكاره الجديدة الا انني وجدته رائعا لم اتخيل اني سانهيه بهذه السرعة او انهيه اصلا
اريد ان اعرف باي مستوى روحي انا وماهو لوني ومتى سانتقل لهذا العالم الرائع
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2018, non-fiction, 2019
Found this in a used book store - was curious about the subject. Kept it on my nightstand to read but other books kept taking it's place. For me, it was best to read in short bursts. Interesting read though. I've always wondered if we are in fact reincarnated in order to achieve soul goals (for lack of better wording), then why the heck can't we remember what we learned in previous lives? This book answers that and more.
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Michael Newton, Ph.D., born in 1931, holds a doctorate in Counseling Psychology, is a certified Master Hypnotherapist, and is a member of the American Counseling Association. He has also been on the faculty of higher educational institutions as a teacher while active in private practice in Los Angeles. Over many years, Dr. Newton developed his own intensive age regression techniques in order to ef ...more
“When clients tell me how much they suffered from the actions of family members, my first question to their conscious mind is, "If you had not been exposed to this person as a child, what would you now lack in understanding?" It may take a while, but the answer is in our minds. There are spiritual reasons for our being raised as children around certain kinds of people, just as other people are designated to be near us as adults.” 10 likes
“You know, if it weren't for Earth's beauty-the birds-flowers-trees-I would never go back. It's too much trouble.” 3 likes
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