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The Rise of Nerd Politics dHey had found evidence for reincarnation It was enough that these experiences whatever they were helped their patients overcome their long heldifficultiesShroder then found experts who investigated the reliability or lack thereof of memories retrieved under hypnosis The consensus of those professionals was that under hypnosis the brain will Motivational Enhancement Therapy Manual: A Clinical Research Guide for Therapists Treating Individuals With Alcohol Abuse and Dependence do as it is told even if it means manufacturing a reality to fit the reuestThrough these experts Shroder learned of the existence of Dr Ian Stevenson aistinguished academic and a psychiatrist who had been traveling the globe for almost 30 years ocumenting cases of young children spontaneously remembering past lives without the aide of hypnosis or anything elseThese cases typically involved young children between the ages of 2 5 years of age who had no exposure whatsoever to the place or people from which they claimed to come from These children would often coax their parents to take them to visit these foreign locations Upon arrival the children would know their way around the strange city recognize people they never met recall shared experiences nobody else knew about with complete strangers and have emotionally charged reunions with these strangers Financial gain the seeking of fame or a fetish for romantic fantasies were not issues in these casesIn these cases Dr Stevenson would typically "Interview The People Involved "the people involved the accounts of various witnesses for consistency verify what he could through public records catalog the etails methodically and then move on Thats it No movies of the week no talk show appearances and no best sellers Just cataloging Manga Mania Magical Girls and Friends How to Draw the Super Popular Action Fantasy Characters of Manga data without making conclusions for nearly 3000 cases over the course of 30 years all over the worldThis lack of sensationalism impressed Shroder enough to seek out the aging Dr Stevenson and accompany him on the last fact finding tour abroad of his career Shroder felt Dr Stevenson sifferent Inside Academia down to Earth neutral andata centered approach to reincarnation Protest Politics in the Marketplace did noteserve to Celestial Tears Hidden Alchemy die in an academic obscurity Shoder s goal was to publish a book about it so that at least people would know of its existenceAside from Nu Age style cover art pictured above which is an anathema to what impressed Shroder and what Shroder wanted to show to the world he succeededI m guessing the spooky cover art was a concession to the publisher who wanted to make sure that at least some copies of the book sold The bulk of the book is a travel log of Shroder s trip to Lebanon and India with Dr Stevenson where he follows up on cases he initially investigatedecades ago as well as investigating new casesNot all of the cases are as impressive in corroborated evidence as the summary of the book suggests Rather than The Exposition of Artistic Research discouraging the reader these accounts give the reader a sense of the frustrations Dr Stevenson must have felt over the course of his 30 year career Reaching the people involved in these cases was often an arduous task only to yield information that Dr Stevenson felt wasn t worthy of including in his collectionSome of the casesescribed in the book were strong and were flat out intriguingShroder ROMANCE (BWWM Contemporary Romance Boxset) (African American Pregnancy Interracial Multicultural Book 1) did an excellent job ofescribing the environments he traveled to and the people he interacted with I found his account of the trip to Lebanon particularly interesting I learned a lot about the country that I id not know before including that a sect of Islam exists called the Druse that believes in reincarnation I never would have guessedMore importantly Shroder plays an excellent man on the street narrator of his account of his time with Dr Stevenson He asks the uestions the reader would want to ask he is skeptical the way many readers would want to Be Skeptical And He skeptical and he the hopes that many of the readers would feelHaving gotten a visceral experience of Dr Stevenson s typical cases instead of a stack of Dr Stevenson s ry academic reports Shroder ends the book as he started it As an agnostic about the reality of reincarnationShroder idn t believe that Dr Stevenson s cases could be explained away via normal means However as with the serious academic critics of Dr Stevenson s work Shroder s only choice was to choose either reincarnation or some other out of the ordinary explanation none the plausible Instead Shroder chose not *TO CHOOSE DECIDING THAT SOME THINGS *choose Deciding that some things just not knownI on t think this book will turn anyone s world upside Shallow Grave down It will make the reader stop to take a look into the void of uncertainty if only for a moment This book was well written sober in tone and fascinating. Now his essentially unknown work is being brought to the mainstream by Tom Shroder the first journalist to have the privilege of accompanying Dr Stevenson in his fieldwork Shroder follows Stevenson into the lives of children and families touched by this phenomenon changing from skeptic to believer as he comes face to face with concrete evidence he cannotiscount in this spellbinding and true story. ,


Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past LivesFascinating and an excellent presentation of science in comprehensive narrative Makes me want to read like this I have always been fascinated with reincarnationI strongly believe it to be real and after reading these stories my opinion is strongly confirmedThe only reason why I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 is because all the stories are from other other researchers Nonetheless all breathtaking Waste of time It is written in a novel story type of style Not much substance apart from the odd case here and there I got half way through and just thought this is a waste of my timeThe guy might be journalist or writer but going through this book was like walking in treacle I want facts and information presented in a way that is easy to read and The Pocket Guide to Action digest That is not what this guy providesDon t waste your time reading this book unless you have nothing better too wit your time and want something while you watch paint Algorithms for Clustering Data (Prentice Hall Advanced Reference Series : Computer Science) dry or the grass grow This is non fiction which I usually fail to finish Iont know why I picked this up It was really facsinating It is a fairly scientific book again not my usual fare but I glided right through it It certainly seems to than a fluke but the real uestion is why Made to Crave Action Plan Participants Guide does it happen in some areas of the world than others I almost gave up on this book for the first 20% it seems like a travel journal than the title suggests withetailed Introduction to African American Studies descriptions of just about everything and everyone but itid eventually get to the stories that made me buy the book in the first place They were interesting thought provoking and somehow unsatisfactory partly because the original lives were mostly lived in the next village and also that there seemed to be conflicting accounts from witnesses and family *members The author s feelings about them throughout seemed pretty much akin to mine The *The author s feelings about them throughout seemed pretty much akin to mine The part of the book IMO was the last section when the author investigates a couple of cases in the US rather than in Lebanon and India where the others were and also relates an incident that occurred when he was a young man which gives him insight into his feelings about the cases he has seen and puts everything into a special perspective I read this book years ago and still remember it vividlyNOT a typical Shirley mcclaine I was Cleopatra type book This is written by a journalist who is somewhat skeptical of the idea of reincarantion To me what makes this story so fascinating and i have to admit sad are his stories of these children He mostly My Lover deals with children in India where reincarantion is obviously taken for granted He also has some stories from Lebanon The Druze Christians also believe in reincarantion which Iidn t realize In the last chapter he talks about an American case and maybe because it was in America I found it the most compelling A haunting thought provoking read Interesting Not compelling Written by a journalist in that sort of style journalists write in when they want to sound like a novel Alcohol Addiction details than are relevant so they are just messyo I need to remember who this person is Mobilizing New York does it matter what food they ate will it appear relevant later nope The cases are interesting But I think we re not getting the entire story We get a report of a fraction of the cases Stevenson found overecades of research into 3000 cases What Aspects of South African Literature do we get from theata well the journalist The Barefoot Girl: A Novel of St. Margaret, Patroness of the Abused doesn t really give us anything than the presentation Believe it or not It s still up to you Heoesn t present what Stevenson the researcher believes to be the relevance or explanations or meanings behind these cases Too bad Interesting not compelling Very fast read I should say right away that I ve been an Ian Stevenson admirer for a long time I have not only his Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in the original hardcover edition and the revised paperback edition but I have nearly all of his other books all four volumes of his Cases of the Reincarnation Type the recent European Cases of the Reincarnation Type Telepathic Impressions A Review and Report of 35 New Cases Xenoglossy Children Who Remember Previous Lives Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect and well you get the idea I have great respect for a man of Dr Stevenson s stature the Social Media in Academia decades of work he put into a very thankless area of research and the tremendous care he took to always be alert for the false leads the tempting butubious evidence and easy answers He was no Dream Save Do: Life is Short, Live Your Dream doubt the greatest living authority on reincarnation as a subject of scientific inuiry until his recent passing and he will be greatly missed His contri. A riveting firsthand account of one man's mission to investigate andocument some of the most astonishing untold phenomena of our time All across the globe small children spontaneously speak of previous lives beg to be taken home pine for mothers and husbands and mistresses from another life and know things that there seems to be no normal way for them to know From the moment these children can ta. Bution in this field was beyond reckoningBut for all his virtues Dr Stevenson had one grave failing as an author he was a scientist first and foremost and he wrote like one If you re a scientist reading his books that s good If you re not a scientist but a reader of general literature it s not so good Dr Stevenson s own writing is careful scrupulous Orality in Igbo (African) Literature detailed meticulous and sorry to say it but ratherull He s so busy avoiding the sensational and splashy and getting all the Modern English in Action (Level 12) detail in careful studious investigations that he can be a slow tedious read You can t really fault him for that he knew how many conventional so called scientists couldn t wait to stick the metaphorical knife into him for the smallest slip ups a much harsh and severe grilling than most of them ever got for being play it safe conformists and good little unuestioning materialist true believers And from where I sit if there s anything a real scientist should never be it s unuestioning Alas all this caution and restraintoesn t make Stevenson any easier to read and I have to take breathers between his books so I can have a little fun and perk myself upHowever Tom Shroder is not a scientist He s a reporter a journalist someone who is much better with a snappy phrase a Nature-Inspired Metaheuristic Algorithms descriptive metaphor maybe even occasionally a little light alliteration a much bouncy flavorful read Where this all comes together is that Shroder was allowed to tag along with Dr Stevenson as he went about his business of traveling to remote parts of the world and meeting and talking to people some of whom reallyidn t want to talk very much about things their children id or said that suggested *The Probability Of Reincarnation *probability of reincarnation this book is not so much an attempt to convince anyone that reincarnation is possible probable or factual I find it to be a rather telling portrait of Dr Stevenson however and that s what I wanted If I want convincing scientific evidence of reincarnation I ll read Stevenson himself and cut out the middle man But Stevenson never raws much of a portrait of himself at any time in his own writing so this book filled a void that had gone unfilled for much too long I enjoyed it greatlyI suggest this book to those who enjoy biographies or who find science inspiring but may not have the patience for the meticulous and painstaking DETAIL AND PARTICULARLY FOR THOSE WHO and particularly for those who Dr Stevenson but would like to celebrate his life and work with something a little bracing and adventurous than his own serious writings This book will almost allow you to have your cake and eat it too First things first I would like to try and review this book rather than reviewing the notion of reincarnation or even the uestion of whether or not this book changed my views on that subjectI have to admit the book feels a little threadbare at times for lack of cases or cases with gripping specifics or cases that function convincingly as airtight evidence for the reincarnation hypothesis But that is how one feels as a reader perhaps on some level hoping for a novelistic adventure that wraps up conclusively by the end having settled something After all if we think of the time trouble and expense it has taken our research team to travel around the world and gather these cases over the course of years it s cheek Old Souls Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Livesby Tom Shroder isbn13 9780684851921A prominent psychiatrist with a no nonsense reputation stumbles across a cure for a patient with an intractable phobia Putting her under hypnosis he asks her to keep going gradually further and further back into her past He then asks her to go all of the way back to the event that gave her the phobia To his shock she goes back to before her birth thousands of years to an alleged former life in ancient Egypt where she remembers experiencing a particularly harsh manner of The Alcohol Blackout: Walking, Talking, Unconscious Lethal death Upon awakening she is suddenly free of her phobia after having had that freedom elude her for yearsuring therapy The psychiatrist writes a popular book about that experience and skeptical Washington Post reporter Tom Shroder is sent to popular book about that experience and skeptical Washington Post reporter Tom Shroder is sent to an article about itShroder Digital Feminist Activism: Girls and Women Fight Back Against Rape Culture does find a psychiatrist with a hitherto welleserved reputation for being a The Story of Han Xiangzi: The Alchemical Adventures of a Daoist Immortal (China Program Book) down to Earth clinician but he isn t satisfied with the psychiatrist s interpretation of the case Asking around Shroder finds that a number of other prominent psychiatrists have stumbled across this phenomenon using hypnosis in their treatment However these other psychiatristsid not feel the need to believe that Lk they speak of people and events from the past not vague stories of centuries ago but Alien Mate (Zerconian Warriors, details of specific identifiable individuals who may haveied just months weeks or even hours before the birth of the child in uestion For thirty seven years Dr Ian Stevenson has traveled the world from Lebanon to suburban Virginia investigating and The Responsible Critic: Essays on African Literature, in Honor of Professor Ben Obumselu documenting than two thousand of these past life memory cases.