Carol Bowman is an internationally known author, lecturer, past-life regression therapist, and pioneer in reincarnation studies. She has been a practicing life-regression therapist for adults for more than two decades. She is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston and earned her master's degree in counseling from Villanova University. Her two books, Children's Past Lives and Return from Heaven, are considered classics in the field of reincarnation.
When her young son's hysterical fear of loud noises is cured by past life regressionist Norman Inge, and her daughter's fear of house fires is likewise laid to rest, Bowman, who had already been regressed by Inge, began to explore past-life regression techniques and theories, particularly as they relate to young children. Part memoir, part guidebook for parents, part summation of the works and philosophies of such respected authorities as Jungian therapist Roger Woolger, psychologist Helen Wambach and psychiatrist Ian Stephenson, among others, this book argues passionately for the existence of past lives and for the special abilities of young children to recall their pre-birth memories. Topics covered include death accounts by children, the way phobias may be connected with death in a past life, particularly a traumatic death, and the signs that indicate that a child is struggling with an unresolved past-life burden. Once remembered, a death may become a source of inspiration, according to Bowman. Clearly written, though at times not clear in its chronological layout, this study should appeal to a broad range of New Age readers. (Apr.)
"An outstanding and courageous book...truly important because
children are trying to tell us about their past lives and we must
not remain deaf."
--Brian L. Weiss, M.D., author of Many Lives, Many Masters