I received a free copy of The Past Life Perspective for my honest review
About the Book:
A unique, insightful, and practical look into the enormous power of past life regression therapy to unlock a healing pathway that can help you resolve enduring personal issues, enrich your life, and answer burning spiritual questions about your purpose on this earth.
In this rare and fascinating intimate glimpse at past life regression therapy, licensed therapist Ann Barham invites us into her office as she helps her clients mine their unconscious memories for the key past life experiences that can provide specific guidance for their current situations. No longer simply the stuff of new age practitioners, past life regression therapy is a powerful tool that can improve your understanding of your personal challenges and deepen your connection with the world around you. Barham demystifies this intriguing phenomenon, sharing her client’s astounding stories, each a clue to the profound influence the personalities of the past have on our thoughts and actions today.
As modern science and technology advance at overwhelming rates, many of us crave the healing insights and feelings of eternal love that survivors of near death experiences frequently report. Through past life therapy, everyday people are able to experience prior lifetimes all the way through their deaths, tapping into abiding spiritual truths and answering essential questions about human existence.
About the Author:
Ann C. Barham is a Marriage & Family Therapist licensed in the State of California, and a Certified Past Life Therapist with the International Board of Regression Therapy. After earning her Masters in Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University, she pursued a traditional counseling practice for some years before turning her focus to past life regression work. Barham studied with some of the world’s preeminent past life practitioners of the time, including Dr. Brian Weiss and Dr. Roger Woolger, among others. As she developed her own, integrated approach, she found that she could help many people resolve enduring issues, often in a single session, as well as incorporate significant spiritual exploration for clients. Barham came to the counseling profession as a mid-life career change, having spent many years in various aspects of high- and low-tech business management, accounting, and marketing communications. She brings a very engaging and down-to-earth approach to what might otherwise be an esoteric subject. Barham lives just south of California’s Silicon Valley in the small town of Gilroy, best known for its world-famous Garlic Festival.
See Ann’s website at www.pastlives.org
I will admit upfront that I am a believer in reincarnation. To me there are just too many things that point to the likelihood that souls/spirits/energy whatever you want to call it are coming back. Why the hell do we keep making the same mistakes as a society? It’s like we never learn….
That is why this book called to me though, because I already feel the underlying premise is possible. I would also love to find out what I might have been in a past life. My husband claims “troublesome” and I’m inclined to agree. heh. But wouldn’t it be amazing if this were something open to everyone? I will be honest and note that I haven’t really explored the possibility because I am sure this is something that is just not in my budget as much as I’d like to learn from whatever my past might have been.
But back to the book…it starts with an introduction about how Ms. Barham found her life’s work and how she works with her clients. Then she offers a series of client regressions. At the end of each retelling there are suggestions for using the lessons learned in your own life. The chapters progress in theme and Ms. Barham wraps up by strongly supporting a counselor based method rather than a self regression program due to the possibility of strong negative emotions or other problems in facing a past life. She seems to be a very caring and concerned therapist.
The book is an absolutely fascinating read. Following her patients through their regressions and picking through the details provided of the various lives and times was especially interesting for someone like me who is such a student of history. What was lacking, if anything, was context and feeling for lack of a better word. It’s almost clinical in the way it’s presented which is fine in its own way but for a casual reader it’s just a little cold. It would have been nice to humanize the tales a bit more but that is a small complaint for an otherwise informative read. The chapters with the regressions are practically page turners.
If you have any interest at all in reincarnation or the possibility of past lives of your own you will find this book of interest.