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Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Reincarnation Series: The Works of Dr. Brian Weiss

When I first mentioned Reincarnation on this blog in the very beginnings back in Jun 2008 under my 2nd blog post ever Do You Believe in Reincarnation? I had just finished reading some of the works of Dr. Brian Weiss. I may have heard of his work previous to my reads perhaps on Oprah and the likes but had not read any of his works until the first half of 2008. I can't say exactly how I stumbled on to buying and reading his books but I know I went on this special reading journey and I bought all of his books off Amazon so they may have kept recommending books for me in groups...of course they are such marketing geniuses over there! :)And of course I'm always reading many books but I think there was this voracious, intense period that started when in Dec 07 I was browsing in my favourite(non-virtual)book store and my eyes fell upon this title- Joy:The Happiness that Comes from Within. Immediately it reminded me of something someone had said to me many years before and I bought and read it. It was my first discovery of the world of the radical '70s guru out of India OSHO. I quickly after reading that kept looking for other titles by OSHO and subsequently bought and read the OSHO title From Sex to Superconsciousness. Then I subscribed to the online OSHO library and read more of his teachings. All I know it was after that batch of reading that I got into the reincarnation readings and started with the work of Brian Weiss.

I figure I stumbled upon Dr.Brian Weiss because he was so famous and I perhaps like the majority of the world continued with him as a first choice because as I wrote on my first post about this topic he was on Oprah, he was a doctor and a psychiatrist at it and had the sticker of approval of education from Ivy League schools in the US and the bigger sticker of endorsement from the American Medical Association.

To be honest though so much further along the journey it really doesn't matter as you might realise Dr. Brian Weiss himself might say. However one reason that I chose to read him too which is still a valid point for me today is that he grew up in a Judeo-Christian society and is from a Christian background. So to me he is one of those, unlike me, who had to cross the fence of his religion to believe in Reincarnation. Therefore to me he took more convincing and to me that makes it more convincing that there is this thing called reincarnation because he was converted to believe. To me that says what convinced Dr. Weiss had to truly be a phenomenon and not something born out of generations of mental conditioning! Also Dr. Weiss had to risk losing the respect he earned from getting those stickers of approval from Yale, Columbia and the AMA to let us know what happened to him. So that also makes me want to believe him from janam to janam...birth to birth! :)

What makes me question Dr. Weiss at times however is that most of his writings are about his patients who go way back in time only and usually are living in these fabulous, exotic eras. No they aren't famous figures themselves but they live in sweeping epic times so far away that no one can verify the authenticity of their descriptions. How come none of his documented stories has patients speaking about their incarnation just before this one perhaps a simple house maker in my little ole island of Trinidad in the 19th century perhaps? As you will see the journalist, Thomas Shroder who wrote a book I later read Old Souls also wonders the same thing and perhaps he made me question Dr. Weiss' work a bit more when I read his book but he himself was no doubt going on to endorse reincarnation. And perhaps he was just uncovering his own piece of the puzzle a work to compliment Dr. Weiss'?

I have read three of Dr. Weiss' books:

-Many Lives, Many Masters
-Only Love is Real
-Same Soul Many Bodies

Of the three reads I guess I'd have to say I liked Only Love is Real the most but of course it wouldn't have made sense or I would not have believed if I didn't read his first work ever first-Many Lives, Many Masters. But yep I guess everybody loves a good love story so surely Only Love is Real will be many readers fav. But also it has some clear definable things in this story. I mean Only Love is Real goes a step beyond in proving reincarnation cause here you have the evidence that it wasn't just going on in Elizabeth or Pedro's head because they both had parallel similar verifiable experiences. You have to pardon me because I've read these books about a year ago and their details do not live in me as when I had just finished them...but I guess also everybody just loves the idea of soulmates and that there is someone out there from everyone. I find it a lovely idea and ideal too but then often wonder well look at the real world how do things end up like this if that really exists?! But I still believe! :)

Another thing I initially found far fetched in Dr. Weiss' works in the book- Same Soul Many Bodies is the idea that one soul could be living in several bodies at the same time leading parallel lives right now! I now find it much easier to believe however! Say live and you learn! :) I now believe that apart from that we are not only like that but that there are infinite planes of existence based on choices we make in life and at each juncture there is a life being lived that is different to yours where an aspect of you lives on that plane where the choice was different! Add the choices of others onto that and you begin to understand what infinity is and why it can't be grasped yet alone defined! I don't want to complicate this already tough topic further but other words infinite numbers of Babitas out there leading parallel lives on different planes! :) Sometimes I feel like I can feel the other Babitas just in a kinda subtle way! :) And of course you all know it too and it has been the stuff of many versions of Sci Fi things already one of the most famous shows being Sliders where the stars are sliding in and out of various versions of San Franciso sadly their own version is lost to them and they are trying to get back to it! :) So this Babita please stay put right here...ahh the power of Mr. Eckhart Tolle's Now! :)

Also in that same book of Dr. Weiss' Same Soul, Many Bodies I'm a bit iffy as to how easily he says people can go back into their past lives through regression...just relax lie back close your eyes and voila! Swell if it can be true though but I'd always be self skeptical that I wasn't just putting my wishful thinking into it! :) Darn a toughie it always is when you aren't sure if you can trust yourself! Also I don't know Dr. Weiss...projecting into the future? But yep that's what he also mainly talks about in Same Soul, Many Bodies.

But really if we are a soul we should not be bounded by time and so should we not be able to jump back and forward in it and also not exist in one plane alone? So I guess our souls can be 'Sliders' like in the TV show and Time Travelers without the need of any gizmos?

But really all of this is just preamble to the lovely chat and discussion I am hoping this will come on now don't be shy let us create a lovely tapestry of thought on this reincarnation that could never be store bought! :)And Adriana my Mexican friend please tell us about the time you met the good doctor yourself! :)

Later on I hope to talk about the other books and other people who have done work in this area and documented it. The next one up will be the documented case of Shanti Devi which to me is the real deal! And the book I bought on it at Amazon at a price that was a real steal! :)

Monday, 16 February 2009

This Blogger is Back!

I am about to embark on my reincarnation series that I've been threatening to commence for sometime now...In fact since way back here when I opened the poll:

Do you believe in Reincarnation?

That I've kept open by rolling over from last year. And you can feel free if you've not participated as yet to click on it on the left...

So as you can see I was a new blogger then, back in June of 2008.

But before I finally embark on my series..This is just a shorter post to say...this blogger is back!

Perhaps it is my involvement in this never ending thread that I posted only on the Intent community Do The Blind See in Their Dreams? that kept me away. Or probably it is that someone had my muse ensnared but luckily he was not eaten and my poor baby manicou escaped! To live another day and me inspire to set this keyboard afire!

So here I am I am! Hopefully the one that you Love! :) Asking you for another read...And hopefully just like in that other Air Supply tune some memory of me remains! :)And only I can fill that space inside! And there is no sense pretending-This Blogger is Back!:)