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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reincarnation by David Hammerman and Lisa Lenard

Reviewed by Janet Cunningham, Ph.D.
In JRT Issue 18, 2001


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reincarnation is a book that should be in the waiting room of every past-life therapist…and in the hands of anyone who has ever wondered if they have lived a previous incarnation.

According to Carol Bowman, who wrote the forward, [this book] is the most comprehensive practical guide to reincarnation I’ve seen…It gives you the tools to distinguish real past-life memories from fantasy.

Using the “Idiot’s Book” format of simple, to-the-point language and eye-catching icons, Hammerman and Lenard have created an up-to-date informative and extensive volume that covers the questions most asked by clients (and even practitioners!).

Just a few of the important themes include:

Religious views of reincarnation-including Christianity and Judaism

What You Didn’t Learn in Sunday School

Scientific Explorations into Reincarnation

Quantum Physics Meets the Soul

Memory or Fantasy? The Nature of Memory-and Past Life Therapy

The Work of Past Life Researcher Dr. Ian Stevenson

Different Views of Karma

What Happens at Death?

Healing the Soul: Spiritual Lessons and Experience

Current research in the field of regression is covered with topics of pre-birth and birth memories, the Interlife, soul companions, group hypnosis, and soul loss and spirit attachment. Hammerman, a licensed psychologist who has used past-life regression therapy in his practice for 20 years, intersperses his personal and client experiences throughout the text, giving the reader a grounded and realistic view of the experience of spontaneous and/or hypnotically induced past-life recall.


The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Reincarnation is published by Alpha Books, a division of Macmillan USA, Inc.



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