The Book of the Soul: Rational Spirituality for the Twenty-first Century

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Rational spirituality... surely this is a contradiction in terms? How can spirituality be rational, when it relies on faith and revelation? The simple answer is it does not have to any more. Modern science tells us there is far more to the universe than the physical world we all perceive. And the explanation that most closely fits the facts for a range of verifiable phenomena, from near-death experiences to past-life memories, is that the soul exists separately from the physical body and reincarnates repeatedly. This book could only have been written in the twenty-first century, because it uses the latest breakthroughs in scientific and psychological research to produce a truly revolutionary view of spirituality. By comparing this modern evidence with thousands of years of spiritual traditions, it finally provides rational answers to some of the most significant and intriguing questions ever posed by the human race: What experiences do we have in the interlife between incarnations? Do we plan all the major circumstances of our lives, both good and bad? How does karma operate? Does it really involve action and reaction? Can we be punished in the ways that traditional religions suggest? What practical steps can we take to ensure our karma is progressive rather than repetitive? Piece by piece, this book uncovers startling evidence to support a scientific and rational belief in reincarnation and the interlife. It brings together a wide range of research including the incredible insights of thousands of ordinary regression subjects in a logical, objective way to produce a major breakthrough in our approach to spirituality. No one who reads this book will ever view life in the same way again. The spiritual worldview it describes is coherent and rational, and has the capability to propel humanity forwards to previously unexplored levels... if only we will let it.

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Ian Lawton was born in 1959. In his mid-thirties he became a writer-researcher specializing in ancient history, esoterica and spiritual philosophy. His first two books, Giza: The Truth (1999) and Genesis Unveiled (2003), have sold over 30,000 copies worldwide. In The Book of the Soul (2004) he developed the idea of Rational Spirituality, also establishing himself as one of the world's leading authorities on the interlife. This was followed by The Wisdom of the Soul (2007), The Little Book of the Soul (2007) and the rewritten Big Book of the Soul (2008).

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After reading this book, I will be recommending it to my students. Though I disagree with the author in a number of particulars, I agree with his approach. It seems he has a mind that is both open and critical. This is a book that intellectuals need not be ashamed of having on their shelves. --Hans TenDam, pioneering regression therapist and author of Exploring Reincarnation

This fine book is masterly and scholarly. It is invaluable to anyone interested in what a soul is, how it originated, and what happens to it after death; and to other researchers who want to further our understanding of an aspect of ourselves that has been of interest to philosophers through the ages. --Edith Fiore, pioneering regression therapist and author of You Have Been Here Before

The most comprehensive book on the soul, and evidence of its existence, ever produced. It is an incredibly informative and well-written book that will be used for reference well into the millennium. --Andy Tomlinson, leading interlife regression therapist and author of Exploring the Eternal Soul

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