Reviewed by Robert T. James, J.D.
(as included in the The Journal of Regression Therapy Volume ΧII, No. 1, Fall 1998)
Throughout her childhood, Jenny Cockell had recurring dreams of a woman named Mary, who died in childbirth with her eighth child. Growing up, she had continuing memories of Mary’s life: Her children, a cottage near a small hamlet, roads, woodlands, boggy meadows, a stream, the local church, a butcher’s shop, a railway station, and other landmarks where Mary and her family lived, all of which later proved to be accurate.
She remembered Mary as a church-going Catholic; she also remembered many other day-to-day events in Mary’s life. Jenny’s memories of people, places, and events placed Mary’s life span as from 1898 to the 1930s, in Ireland. From examining maps, Jenny was able to determine that Mary had lived at a place called Malahide, just north of Dublin.
As a child, although she was afraid of her father, Jenny was fortunate in being able to tell her mother of her dreams and memories without fear of censure. Jenny also had dreams about events before they happened, and later came to recognize that she has certain psychic abilities.