July 3, 2002 at 1:21 pm #63122
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I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book. It is amazing. It is the true story of psychiatrist Dr. Brian Weiss and his patient “Catherine”. She comes to him with panic and anxiety attacks and nightmares so severe that the only place she can fall asleep is on her closet floor. After 18 months of treatment and no progress Dr. Weiss hypnotizes her and much to his suprise she starts talking about her past lives. Dr. Weiss is skeptical, but Catherine starts giving him detailed information about his life while she is hypnotized- information that she could not possibly have known.
Her symptoms start to disappear as more details about her past lives come to light. Also, Dr. Weiss meets “the Masters” who have specific information for him about his lifes purpose.
This book is just amazing. I can’t say enough good things about it. I couldn’t put it down and read it in about 4 hours. Perfect summer reading!
Add your own book suggestion, here.July 3, 2002 at 2:55 pm #78348
I read it too and it was fabulous. Now I’ve read all of his. He’s got quite a way with telling the story and I always come away with a special message. Mostly I “get” the importance of forgiveness, always, for everything. Not that he preaches, it just is so clear. I recommend all his works and can’t wait until he writes more.July 3, 2002 at 7:22 pm #78351
:eek: Hey, I recognize that review! :)
I can’t say enough about that book, I just loved it. I am going to go out this weekend and get another of his books. Barb, you are so right, he has a great way of telling a story that just keeps you glued.July 3, 2002 at 7:27 pm #78352
OOPS! My bad!
I forgot to add the last line:
This review was submitted by retrokitten :)
Thanks retrokitten!!!!July 3, 2002 at 7:34 pm #78353
I started out reading John Edward’s books. Every time he mentioned an author and a book, I buy it. It has opened the doors to more and more and more. Not just making contact with the dead like John does, but after death experiences (the Gugenheims) and reincarnation (Northrop, Weiss) and now I’m reading Sylvia Browne. I opened one door and there are at least a hundred beyond it. I am really enjoying myself.July 4, 2002 at 3:29 am #78356
It’s great, isn’t it, Barb? So much to learn!July 4, 2002 at 5:35 pm #78359
Like Barb said,
It has opened the doors to more and more and more. Not just making contact with the dead like John
I can’t tell you the number of doors and opportunities that have been presented to me since we discovered JE. It truly is the workings of a higher authority. I’m taking in as much as I can and sharing as much as I can remember. There is just so much out there, it boggles the mind.
As long as we all continue to grow (spiritually that is) what more can we ask for?
P.S. Pam, I picked up the book this afternoon. It is a very good read. Everyone should give it a try.July 11, 2002 at 4:55 pm #78406AmyJParticipant
As with all of this stuff, I thought it was really hokey and for those wierdo’s that are kind of out there. Now I realize I am one of those people I use to think of as weird. Level headed, analytical, skeptical me!! Now I wonder, after reading this book, what little idiocyncrisies (sp) are relics from a past life and what is my lesson in this one??!! Now I know it’s not to kill my sister (LOL) but it must be something related to her because she makes me nuts!! This book helped put things in perspective in regards to life lessons, dealing with people etc.. Knowledge sure does open many doors!!:p AmyJuly 11, 2002 at 6:11 pm #78409GailParticipant
I just picked up a copy yesterday and am looking forward to reading it. I really went into the book store to get another copy of Crossing Over because I keep giving my copies away. :( That book was on the shelf just below CO and there was only one copy..so had to buy it also.
Gail:)July 11, 2002 at 7:27 pm #78410
You will love this book Gail. It has to be the easiest read I’ve ever had. Just give yourself a couple of hours. You won’t be able to put the book down. Then your brain starts internalized and dissecting. The next few days you ask lots of questions that have no answers at the moment.
Isn’t it a lot nicer inside the fence with all of us warm fuzzies, than looking in from the outside. If the definition of weird is just being different, everyone on this sweet earth is
FDJuly 11, 2002 at 7:27 pm #78411
I am so glad you all liked the book and happy reading to those who have just picked it up! I think the first printing was in the mid 80’s and I can’t believe I never picked this one up before now. It’s very eye opening.
I picked up a newer one by Dr. Weiss, “Mirror of Time” (I think, I don’t have it in front of me). It’s a small hard cover book that has a FAQ about common questions about past lives and past life regression. Then, in the back of the book, it has a cd that has a self hypnosis session that is supposed to help the reader uncover past lives. It’s like a really deep meditation for about 20 minutes. I’m going to submit a review of that one, too, eventually.July 11, 2002 at 7:45 pm #78412
I’ve read that one too. I liked it but hardly remember what the book said because I was so anxious to try the CD. I did try it–twice–and although I did “get something” I convinced myself it was just my imagination. But in retrospect I think I was seeing another life. The experiences were just little bits – snippets of scenarios – but I can’t imagine how I could have come up with the material through just my imagination. They were not experiences I had any familiarity with. The only other thing that makes me feel it may have been genuine was the fact that I was really drained for a few days afterward each. For an imaginary event I doubt that would have happened. I’d be very curious to know what other people think of the CD and I would love to know their experiences with it.July 11, 2002 at 8:47 pm #78414July 12, 2002 at 1:30 am #78417
Originally posted by Barb Berge
I’d be very curious to know what other people think of the CD and I would love to know their experiences with it.
I’ve done the regression 3 times so far. The first time and the third time I saw similar pictures. I was saw a street scene and it seemed to be the late 1800’s. The impression I got was that I was a boy of about 10 or 12 years old. When he says to look at your hands, I saw that my hands were small with nails chewed down and dirt under the little bit that remained. I had dirty lace up shoes and dirty brown clothes on. I was standing on the corner of a busy intersection and I could clearly see a man with a big black top hat and big moustache driving a coach or buckboard type thing. I felt like it was England.
During the third session I saw the same scene in greater detail, but this time I saw the boy (me) grabbing his left side/stomach area. I didn’t feel any pain, so I am not sure what happened. My impression was that this was an illness type pain, not an injury.
In the second session I saw a cute girl in a hot pink and hot orange flight attendants outfit from the early or mid 60’s, complete with Jackie O pill box hat and white go-go boots. She seemed happy, but tired and was posing for a picture with a co-worker after coming off of a flight. She was about 19-21ish. Then next I saw her at home in a white shirt and blue pants. She was having a screaming argument with her husband while thier little baby was in a playpen on the floor crying. I think he had cheated on her. For some reason, this one was very uncomfortable or hard to watch.
Like you said, it’s hard to know if you are imagining it or if it’s real. I know that these are not the lives I would have guessed were my past lives. I hate to fly and am not a huge fan of 19th century England. I would have maybe put myself in the 40’s or the wild west. So, I am just going to keep at it and see what happens. :daisy:July 12, 2002 at 3:40 pm #78424
Looks like we are all going to be regressing (progressing) soon. I just ordered the book through the library, and if that cd isn’t attached I’m going to be very upset.
Past life regressions have always been advertised with people having lived their lives as famous, powerful or beautiful people. But someone had to be the dirty little urchin, prostitute, lonely old spinster, or servant, etc. I imagine for some people, a regression into the past isn’t for the purpose of learning something about themselves, but as a “look at me, I was Ramses II or Cleopatra” or something on that order.
I can think of at least 3 idiocycrosis (sp) that have hung around me since I was little, so that a regression to those people would not surprise me at all. We shall see.
Good luck to everyone. Hope you aren’t looking for anyone famous.
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