Reviewed by Dorothy Neddermeyer, Ph.D.
(as included in the The Journal of Regression Therapy Volume ΧVIII, Spring 2008)
“The Past Lives” by Jean Rita Linder is a pleasant surprise. The surprise for me was the author’s ability to draw the reader deeper into the message regarding past-life recall. Having conducted past-life regressions with hundreds of clients for over twelve years and attending numerous past-life regression workshops and talking with colleagues, I thought I would be bored after the second paragraph. However, since I had committed to writing this review, I knew I needed to read the book. After reading the second paragraph, it was obvious that Jean Linder had something to offer everyone, including an experienced past-life regression practitioner.
Linder reveals in great detail the miracle of healing throughout the interwoven sands of time. This book, whose time has come, is without question a must read for anyone—professional or layperson!
Another endearing and pleasant surprise is Linder’s ability to share her spiritual journey beginning in her teen years until later adulthood that intrigued and riveted my interest to know more.
Linder chose the title, The Past Lives, as a symbolic play on words. Linder explained, because of the quirkiness of the English language, the word “lives” can be pronounced two ways. It can rhyme with both “hives” and “gives.” “Hives” is a noun and “gives,” is a verb. This double usage subtly changes the meaning, “the past lives of Jean Linder,” (noun) versus “the past lives in the now moment” (verb). Linder embraces both meanings in her book.
The Past Lives is written for those who want to improve their lives on a deeper level and understand who they are as human and spiritual beings. Using the combination of intuitive knowing and down-to-Earth writing brings the reader into a practical mysticism that is intriguing, inspiring, and fun. You will be inspired to examine your personal and spiritual transformation. The author provides a wealth of powerful tools—past-life therapy—to potentially unlock and heal your life.
Linder focuses on fostering the reader’s ability to embrace the wisdom and healing power of one’s soul. In doing so, Linder presents experiencing one’s past lives as a catalyst for the healing and transformation of human consciousness.
The depth and breadth of Linder’s understanding, and the clarity of her writing provides the reader with a wealth of information on past lives and past-life therapy. Linder answers the basic questions: How can we access a past life? Why are we shown our past-life experiences? And, more importantly, how can we maximize the healing potential of experiencing a past life?
Professionals will learn a powerful hypnotherapy technique called healing the memories. Linder explores the most important and intriguing concepts such as: cellular memory, etheric implants, karmic agreements, the dark side, expansion of consciousness, and opening the heart.
The Past Lives will help you achieve a deeper understanding of yourself as a human being. It is full of “aha” realizations and insights into human nature that will give you a better understanding of yourself and your relationships. This book will help you clarify and heal the unresolved issues in your life.
You will undoubtedly gain a deeper appreciation for yourself as a spiritual being. Past lives are an integral part of your soul’s experience on Earth. You have no doubt heard the expression, “We are human beings having a spiritual experience and spiritual beings having a human experience.” The Past Lives clearly explains and confirms that truth. You will gain a wealth of wisdom-born-of-experience that you can share as you open more and more to your soul. The Past Lives helps you create that opening.
Linder’s statement, “Access to our past lives offers the opportunity to release the aspects that limit us and embrace the gifts that enrich us,” is the impetus and salient reason to embrace and experience past-life regression work.
The Past Lives will intrigue and motivate you to accelerate your personal journey of healing and transformation, and The Past Lives gives you tools to guide you along the way.
The Past Lives – Embracing the Wisdom and Healing Power of Your Soul – Jean Rita Linder is well worth your time.