Reviewed by Russell C. Davis, Ph.D.
(as included in the The Journal of Regression Therapy Volume VII, No. 1, Fall 1993)
This book has been in print and available to the general reader for over a decade. In an era of “today’s best seller and tomorrow’s marked down budget book” this, of itself, is no small accomplishment. In the opening lines in the introduction the author states:
The purpose of Past Lives, Future Lives is to present the idea of reincarnation and karma to the reader in an attempt to explain why we are here and how we can all better ourselves.
However, when reading this book, one quickly gains the understanding that Goldberg is asking—no, actually telling—readers to extend and expand their concepts of reincarnation, other times and other lives, and similar phenomena (already a “stretch” for many readers) well beyond those generally accepted. This is not to say that Goldberg is wrong, only that he presents as “truths” a number of ideas which need to be thought about.