I am honoured today to host Mr. Doug Simpson. He is sharing his thoughts on his current read Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian L. Weiss, M.D. Doug, author of Soul Awakening, shares his perspective on reincarnation. Enjoy the cyber treats (cake, punch and hot coffee) as Doug shares his delightful review.
Many Lives, Many Masters
by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
Dr. Weiss graduated from Columbia University and Yale Medical School. He is Chairman Emeritus of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, Florida. A nationally recognized psychiatrist, he risked his reputation by going public with the story of his personal experiences with a seriously-traumatized, intellectual young lady he has called Catherine. After endless months of minimal success in dealing with Catherine’s phobias and resulting traumas, he resorted to deep hypnotic therapy and the unexpected happened. Catherine, without any prompting, commenced talking about her past lifetimes. At first Dr. Weiss could not believe what he was hearing and sought all sorts of alternative explanations for the source of the information that freely flowed through his difficult-to-help patient. To make his case against reincarnation even more difficult, over a short period of time Catherine commenced to systematically shed her phobias as she uncovered their origins in past lifetimes. Dr. Weiss was very relieved when he eventually confided his unthinkable discoveries to a few close colleagues and they conceded that they too had made similar discoveries but were also reluctant to go public with them.
I originally read Many Lives, Many Masters, in two days in December of 2009, just before I commenced my second career, writing articles about reincarnation. That initial reading of Many Lives, Many Masters, was the final push I needed to go public with my personal beliefs. I had spent a number of years studying and analyzing the readings of the legendary American mystic, Edgar Cayce. Over a period of forty-plus years Edgar gave in excess of fifteen thousand psychic readings while in a deep, coma-like trance state, so deep that in the early days of his readings a group of disbelieving medical doctors performed sadistic experiments on his body while he was ‘out-of-it’, in an unsuccessful attempt to prove he was a phony. Edgar never noticed the torturous damage to his body until he came out of his self-induced, trance state. Needless to say, he was furious.
Over ten thousand of Edgar’s readings were medical readings where he was able to identify medical problems for individuals, many of whom he never set eyes on and who could be hundreds of miles away at the time of the reading, and at times, recommended procedures and medications which had not yet been invented. As interesting as the medical readings are, it was the approximately twenty-five hundred life or reincarnation readings which mesmerized my mind.
My original reading of Many Lives, Many Masters confirmed much of the information that I studied in the reincarnation readings by Edgar Cayce. To add to this stew-pot of reincarnation information, I had taken four past-life regression sessions with a local, licensed hypnotist and uncovered twelve of my previous lifetimes. My shotgun was now loaded and in January of 2010, my first of now over twenty reincarnation articles, titled Edgar Cayce’s Story of Stonehenge, was published in the United Kingdom.
Two and a half years later I decided I needed to refresh the knowledge I acquired in my initial reading of Many Lives, Many Masters, and that is how the book, that Dr. Weiss had so much faith in that he would risk his reputation on taking it public, became my current reading material. Boy, am I delighted I did. I was once again so thrilled with the revelations described in this miraculous true story of the discovery of past lifetimes, that I started dancing on the table, until my wife caught me and ordered me to get down. No sense of humor!
© Doug Simpson 2012
Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery titled Soul Awakening, was published in the United States in October of 2011, by Book Locker. Check it out at http://booklocker.com/books/5754.html. It is available in print and eBook format through most book stores around the world. His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to 2012 in Australia, Canada, France, India, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dousimp.mnsi.net.
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