This is the revised edition of Dr. Stevenson's 1987 book, summarizing for general readers almost forty years of experience in the study of children who claim to remember previous lives. For many Westerners the idea of reincarnation seems remote and bizarre; it is the author's intent to correct some common misconceptions. New material relating to birthmarks and birth defects, independent replication studies with a critique of criticisms, and recent developments in genetic study are included. The work gives an overview of the history of the belief in and evidence for reincarnation. Representative cases of children, research methods used, analyses of the cases and of variations due to different cultures, and the explanatory value of the idea of reincarnation for some unsolved problems in psychology and medicine are reviewed.
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The late Ian Stevenson, M.D., was a research professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia. He lived in Charlottesville.Review:
"Excellent...fascinating and compelling...distinct potential for profoundly changing our way of understanding the nature of human existence and death." -- Journal of the American Society for Psychical Research
"Fascinating and compelling...significant" --Journal of Scientific Exploration
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Book Description University of Virginia Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110813911400
Book Description University of Virginia Press, 1988. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0813911400