Old Souls

Old Souls

The Scientific Evidence for Past Lives

Book - 2001
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For nearly seven decades psychiatrist Dr. Ian Stevenson has been travelling the world, tracking reports of children who claim to have lived before. Spontaneously they will recall vivid details about complete strangers who died before they were born, people they say they once were. And when the memories are checked against the facts of real lives, they match to an astonishing degree. It took journalist Tom Shroder years to persuade Dr. Stevenson to allow him to accompany him on his field research, the first ever to have that privilege. From the hills of Beirut, Lebanon to the slums of northern India, Shroder follows Stevenson as he struggles to understand the mysterious phenomenon of old souls reborn into new bodies. What this sceptical reporter, 'who has stared inward but had never seen a ripple of any life but his own', observes shakes him to the core.
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Simon & Schuster, 2001, c1999.
Edition: 1st Fireside ed. --
ISBN: 9780684851938
0684851938
Characteristics: 253, [2] p. :,ill.

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alitecky
May 20, 2016

This is a welcome addendum to the books on the study of children manifesting knowledge of past lives written by Ian Stevenson, the subject of this work. Stevenson's writing is scientifically rigorous and not engaging. The author of Old Souls, Tom Shroder, gives some life to the case studies, but doesn't build to anything. Curious, but also not engaging.

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