This week I am talking to Carol Bowman about her essay ‘Beyond Disbelief: Children’s Past Lives and the Continuum of Personality’.
Carol Bowman, M.S. is an internationally known author, lecturer, counselor, past life regression therapist, and pioneer in reincarnation studies. Her books, Children’s Past Lives (Bantam, 1997) and Return from Heaven (HarperCollins, 2001) are now classics in the reincarnation field, and have been published and read around the world in 22 foreign editions.
Carol has been a practicing past life regression therapist for adults for 30 years. She is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston. She studied with the pioneers in the field of past life regression, and holds an M.S. in Counseling from Villanova University.
Return from Heaven: Beloved Relatives Reincarnated Within Your Family
For the first time anywhere, Carol Bowman, author of the groundbreaking Children’s Past Lives, reveals how common it is for relatives to reincarnate into the same family — grandfathers return as their own great-grandsons, uncles return as their own nieces, mothers switch places with their daughters, and children who died tragically young sometimes return to the same mother. This amazing discovery offers hope for anyone who longs to be reunited with a deceased relative or loved one. And it shows that reincarnation can be practical — and very personal.
Return from Heaven is not a religious or theoretical book. It is empirical, based on direct observation of very young children — some as young as two and still in diapers. Its many true stories follow typical American families as they are convinced by their toddlers’ statements and behaviors that the child is remembering the past life of a departed relative. Readers are witness to the parents’ struggles to reconcile what they see coming from their own child with their prior belief that “reincarnation isn’t possible.” They share what it feels like — the personal dilemmas and utter joy — to have a close relationship with two incarnations of the same soul.
Author Carol Bowman is recognized as a pioneer in reincarnation studies. She began collecting cases in 1988 not as a researcher, but as a mother trying to understand the past-life memories of her own two children. She shared her discoveries in Children’s Past Lives, the first book to explain in practical terms how to recognize and respond to a child’s past-life memories. Then, in the hundreds of cases that came to her since its publication, Bowman noticed a high percentage in which the child had unmistakable memories of a recently deceased relative. Return from Heaven presents the best of these family-return cases, focusing on the profound emotions and realizations they stir in the parents and families.
With a foreword by world-renowned medium James Van Praagh (Healing Grief), these true stories hold powerful lessons for everyone, not just parents. Some give fresh insight into metaphysical questions, such as how we choose our parents. Others cast a new light on miscarriage and abortion. Common to all are the lessons that death is not the end of life, and that relationships continue despite death. Return from Heaven will enlighten and uplift readers with a very personal and fresh look at reincarnation, and with promise of reunion with beloved relatives.