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Born Again: Reincarnation Cases Involving Evidence of Past Lives, with Xenoglossy Cases Researched by Ian Stevenson, MD [Kindle Edition]

Walter Semkiw MD
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Book Description

In Born Again, the most important cases which provide evidence of reincarnation, including cases researched by Ian Stevenson MD at the University of Virginia, are compiled. Dr. Semkiw methodically presents crucial reincarnation cases in easy to read synopses, such as the James Huston | James Leininger case, which demonstrate principles of reincarnation. These principles include the observations that facial features, personality traits, talents and passions can remain consistent from lifetime to lifetime. Dr. Semkiw also reviews the very significant Ian Stevenson twin study case, which shows that souls can plan lifetimes, so that loved ones can be reunited in families through reincarnation. Significantly, it is also shown that religion, nationality and ethnic affiliation can change from lifetime to lifetime, as demonstrated in the very important reincarnation case involving Anne Frank. As people realize they can be Jewish or Muslim in one lifetime, and Christian, Buddhist or Hindu in another incarnation, and vice versa, violence based on differences in cultural identity will be diminished. Xenoglossy cases researched by Ian Stevenson, MD, where individuals can speak and understand a foreign language that was not learned by normal means, are also presented. These cases show that past life personalities are retained intact within the soul. The independently researched cases involving Penney Peirce, as well as many cases researched by Ian Stevenson, MD, show that a soul can inhabit more than one body at a time. Even a case involving suicide in a past incarnation, researched by Dr. Stevenson, is reviewed. Dr. Semkiw also presents his reincarnation research performed in conjunction with Kevin Ryerson, a world famous trance medium who has worked with Shirley MacLaine for 30 years. Mr. Ryerson channels a spirit guide named Ahtun Re who has demonstrated the ability to make accurate past life matches. Reincarnation cases derived by Dr. Semkiw in sessions with Kevin Ryerson include those of Laurel & Hardy, Halle Berry, Uri Geller, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, Amitabh Bachchan, Tom Cruise, Tom Hanks, Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, Shakespeare and Abraham Lincoln. In sum, in Born Again, not only is compelling evidence of reincarnation presented, but a comprehensive understanding of how reincarnation works, based on objective evidence compiled over decades, is provided. Dr. Semkiw views Born Again as a reincarnation primer, which sets the stage for additional cases presented on the website, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reincarnation research.

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About the Author

Dr. Walter Semkiw is a Board Certified physician practicing in San Francisco. Previously, he worked as medical director for Unocal 76, a Fortune 500 oil company. He is also trained in psychiatry. He started researching reincarnation in 1995 and is the author of Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited. He is the author of Born Again, which is available in print internationally, and Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation, which addresses the big picture of why we reincarnate and the nature of the spiritual world. He has been featured on CNN and in Newsweek. He has been a speaker at the first four World Congresses for Regression Therapy, held in the Netherlands, India, Brazil, and Turkey. He has also presented at the Society for Scientific Exploration, which was co-founded by Ian Stevenson, MD.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2323 KB
  • Print Length: 430 pages
  • Publisher: Pluto Project; Exp Int edition (December 1, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ID6T8K
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't look here for a serious study. April 23, 2013
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I have no idea why I bought this ridiculous book; I should be embarrassed to admit it. Maybe it was the use of Ian Stevenson's name in the subtitle, but I spent money on this and regretted it two pages in. I don't know why reading the "Look Inside" sample didn't ring alarm bells for me; it should have as it does state that the second section of the book involves cases "solved through my work with Kevin Ryerson, a world famous trance medium." Basically Semkiw works with a medium and his trusty spirit guide to identify cases of reincarnation among the rich and famous. J.K. Rowling/Charles Dickens is just one of the gems.

If the Table of Contents had been an option to view in the Look Inside feature, I know I wouldn't have bought this book. But that wasn't the case, and I can only warn others.

For real study of the subject try any Brian Weiss or Carol Bowman book. For a good in depth personal account look at either Across Time And Death: A Mother's Search For Her Past Life Children or my favorite:Looking for Carroll Beckwith: The True Stories of a Detective's Search for His Past . But don't waste your money on this drivel, or on anything else written by this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars fascinates September 6, 2012
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There were a few very convincing cases in this book, and although I dont agree with ewverything the author said, I enjoyed it alot.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Jam Packed October 6, 2012
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This is fascinating subject matter, and a lot more than I anticipated. A number of very compelling cases are included, but what I didn't expect was their inter-connectedness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Born Again March 7, 2014
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On the whole , a good book, which unfortunately got a little tedious toward the end--which made some of it hard to believe. I don't know what to think about spirit guides. Although the author came to trust Te Ahtun, I found the whole thing to be wild. Also, why do spirit guides have strange names? I know it was their name, but frankly I'd find a spirit guide named, "Joe" or "Frank" or "Melissa" a tad more believable.

I also was not impressed by Barbro Karlen. I thought she was a clever scammer. Most of the other people rang true though.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good January 19, 2014
By Amanda
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Good Book - repeats a bit. Great photographs which can make you actually gasp when you realise the significance. I enjoyed this book despite the fact I felt it read a bit like text book. I know, I know, it's written by an MD but that's no excuse. Reversing the images was a useful technique. Funnily enough I wasn't interested in famous people. If you believe or are interested you will really like this book - for the photos alone. Next time - in the expanded edition - more pics, more case histories please.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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In "Born Again: Reincarnation Cases Involving Evidence of Past Lives" Dr. Walter Semkiw carries forward the investigative schema proposed by the late reincarnation pioneer, Dr. Ian Stevenson. Having read sections of Stevenson's "Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation," I was particularly pleased with Semkiw's more relaxed narrative and how it both kept my attention and was less stressful to navigate than Stevenson's largely scientific (and dry, sorry!) language. Semkiw's easy to understand schema (innate personalities and talents/phobias/facial architecture/attraction to geographical locations/etc.) for determining past life matches made sense to me and brought a deeper understanding to previously puzzling events in my own life. And for this alone, "Born Again" was pure gold.

As a medical doctor, Semkiw has been trained to find patterns, commonalities, and cause/effect relationships, so his application of this mindset in researching suggested reincarnation cases is especially elucidating; the sections in "Born Again" featuring Anne Frank/Barbro Karlen and James Huston/James Leininger are particularly compelling. Having also read Dr. Brian Weiss, Carol Bowman, Robert Snow, Dr. Jim Tucker, Tom Shroeder, Mary Elizabeth Raines, and Paul Von Ward, I was aware of places where Semkiw presents information that sometimes overlaps his colleagues' work--as well as his own from his other books. Hence I would never state that any of these authors are superior (or inferior) to another, because each is a pioneer in his or her own right...and if we can identify these commonalities between and among the aforementioned authors, would this not indicate how the community of reincarnation researchers is moving together toward scientifically testable hypotheses and conclusions?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book January 20, 2014
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has given me validation that there is enough evidence to prove to me that my past lives are real and not a form of insanity.
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