Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mama Reads: Another Book Giveaway

What are your thoughts on reincarnation?  I sometimes think I know some people I have been before.  And I believe I know some lives my children have lived before this one.  But those are stories for another day.  Are you sufficiently scared of me now?

I have just finished reading Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss for the second time.  And I found it even more compelling than I did ten years ago.  The book is the true account of Weiss' (a clinical psychiatrist) experiences and spiritual growth as he treats a young woman for severe anxiety and recurring nightmares.  The book follows her treatment via hypnotherapy where she revisits past life experiences along with insights for her doctor.

Have any of you ever read this before?  If not, I am giving away my copy for you to read, tell us what you think, and pass it on.  Just leave a comment and tell me what you think of reincarnation:  Yes, No, Maybe...?  I would be willing to bet that this book will have an impact on you whatever your present mindset might be.  I'll randomly draw the winner tomorrow morning (4/30) at 8 EST.  Have a wonderful day!

29 comments:

♥~♥ Tracey ♥~♥ said...

Yes! I do think that if we don't learn the lessons the first time through that we are given another shot here on Earth. It sounds fascinating! I'd love to read it.

Debbie said...

As a young woman I did suffer from severe anxiety and considered hypnotherapy to relive the trauma of my Dad's death in order to fully recover. It's in there somewhere and I believe it's keeping me from fulfilling my potential.

I've always wanted to live in the 1800's. Maybe that's where I belong.

Just read he wrote 2 books after this and they sound extremely interesting. Good pick Mama!

Sheila said...

Discovered your site through StarwoodGal's Something's Burning... How perfect that the first thing I read here pops out at me so.

I don't really have a "set" opinion on reincarnation (yet), but I don't think it is such a stretch to think it may be possible. I mean, Christianity teaches us that there IS life after this one. Why couldn't it be another life right back here on good ol' planet Earth? Maybe we spend some time in Heaven first, recuperating and gaining more wisdom to bring with us when we come back again...

That would explain some of the peaceful, serenity-filled, wise "old souls" I've encountered in my life, some of them still in their teens...

Suzan said...

I am a crazy Episcopalian that believes in previous lives and karma! I have had a "notion" all of my life that I was a soldier at Gettysburg and killed on the battlefield. (Long story and explanation!) I also know that the first time I got off the plane in Seattle, I KNEW I was supposed to be there. It was an incredible sense of coming home. The book sounds like it would be a wonderful read!

TSannie said...

Got to go find my copy of this and reread it. It was a compelling book. I think I believe in reincarnation, but being the skeptic I am...

(Don't include me in the draw, you've already given one to me. Oh, and thanks!)

Living on the Spit said...

Being born and raised in Virginia Beach which is home to the Edgar Cayce Center for Enlightenment, I do believe in reincarnation, but combined with other philosophies...sort of a marlene ism.

I feel certain kindred spirits with specific time periods and places, but can never explain why.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

i am of the maybe group and I would like to read it... sounds interesting :)

Decadent Housewife said...

Sigh. If anybody in my family is reincarnated, I pity the mother that came before them. just kidding) Really. :)

Linda said...

I don't believe in reincarnation, but I do believe in life after death. After all, we have a body, but we are a soul. Our souls will live forever, and we have a promise of life with our LORD in Heaven. Check out John 3:16 in the Bible!

It should be an interesting read.

imom said...

Sounds like a fascinating book! I do believe in reincarnation.

Deb said...

I love books like this! Have you ever read The Celestine Prophecy? Very spiritual book.

asthmagirl said...

I think we're supposed to keep coming back until we get it right. It works for me in looking at how some folks seem like newer, untried souls than others.

Starwoodgal said...

Oh - If I win the book (and I hope I do) we'll need to talk about it. Pour up a couple glasses of wine and have a great phone chat about it.

Personally, I believe there's something more beyond the Southern Baptist teachings of my youth. But, just don't tell my mother. She'd freak out.

Oh Look! My buddy Sheila left a comment.

Country Girl said...

Yes, I believe. I also believe I'd like to read this book!

Daryl said...

of I believe ... I also believe in angels and spirits/ghosts ... the tooth fairy not so much

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

I believe I'm gonna win the giveaway!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Gapetto and I were at a client showroom the other day and I was muttering as I walked through all of its fabulousness 'why was I given such good taste if I wasn't supposed to have money?' My client said 'maybe in your next life' I, with my eternal optimistic outlook whined 'maybe we already had that life and now we are paying for it'
Than day it wasn't even half empty - it was spilled all over the floor.

noble pig said...

It does sound very interesting but don't enter me, I seriously don't have a moment to read anything but science text books! Ugh. My nerdness continues.

Treasia said...

I believe in reincarnation. We are a soul more so than a body and anything is possible regarding our soul. After having an "out of body" experience during surgery once I came to believe almost anything is possible in this world. I would love to read this book.

Eva Robertson said...

I know the writer's son -- he's a really cool guy.

Sandie said...

These sorts of questions intrigue me: life after death (what exactly it is or isn't), reincarnation, astral planes, soul mates, soul twins, etc. Probably because they are largely the sorts of topics there are no clear answers to. I would make the time to read this book if I win. We can discuss it over wine :)

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Yes I do. Believe in reincarnation, not that you're a nutter that is. :)

I think in my previous life I was a dog. True story.

Sassy said...

I don't believe in reincarnation...I do believe that we all lived with God in the pre existence as individuals before we came to earth to receive our body which consists of our spirit and flesh and bones...I also believe in life after death. The book does like an interesting read though.

Sassy said...

Sorry...that was suppose to say it sounds like an interesting read...

Laura said...

Yes, I've read this and another book by Brian Weiss, "Only Love is Real," a fascinating account of reincarnation, love and synchronicity. Because of my spiritual awakening with music, I went on an incredible journey of self-discovery that including exploring my possible past lives with a famous rock band.

So many amazing things have happened to me which indicate that reincarnation is very real and exists so that we can heal and evolve our emotional trauma. To me, reincarnation is not about a belief, but about raising one's consciousness and having experiences that are so powerful that you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that we are more than our physical bodies.

Grandma J said...

I figure a weegie board is cheaper. or is that a squeegie board?

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

We are all one big mass of energy and are all connected at the most basic level (and I do mean very basic). I believe this connection is not bothered with time, and so therefore yes, I do believe in reincarnation.

Even if you look at some (many?) of our religions, the message is "life after death." I don't want to talk about religion because all that's very personal, but my point is reincarnation is one/another way of saying life after death, or rebirth or whatever.

I can even tell you some of my other lives, or those time periods that I feel a very deep, inexplicable connection.

The movie Groundhog Day, one of my favorites, flirts with (if not downright marries) this theme that has already been mentioned above: that you keep coming back over and over until you get it right or reach a higher level of (whatever, fill in the blank with something that means goodness).

In short, please disregard the babblings of an exhausted person who clearly didn't get it right in the last life, but who'd really enjoy reading that book, if only I had time to read.

jojo said...

yes...don't know why but it just makes sense to me.

Lover of Life said...

I really loved that book. I read it years ago - maybe it's time to read it again.