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From Ashes to Healing: Mystical Encounters with the Holocaust Paperback – August, 1996


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: A.R.E. Press (Association of Research & Enlig; Not Indicated edition (August 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0876043406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0876043400
  • Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,297,287 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If the premise of "From Ashes to Healing" is true, then the pain and suffering of those who died in the Holocaust still throbs as significant psychic pain; even though the souls of these former victims have reincarnated into new bodies and new lives... Perhaps what was sown or experienced in past lives can influence future lives. At the very least, it gives us some food for thought. -- Donna Kenworthy, Southeastern Virginia Jewish News, February 28, 1997

"In this wonderful book, Rabbi Gershom and his fourteen fellow storytellers express the kind of unconditional love that can heal the soul memories of past lives, the anguish of those who continue to suffer in their present life... I wholeheartedly recommend this book." -- Brad Steiger, from the Preface

"The remarkable and multi-dimensional stories in "From Ashes to Healing" exude a most satisying sense of spiritual intimacy, as if touching the very threads out of which the cloth of soul is woven.' -- Amy Shapiro, Journal of Regression Therapy, December 1996

"These personal stories, together with Rabbi Gershom's own thoughts on Hitler, and whether or not he has repented in the afterlife, and Edgar Cayce's views on the Holocaust make this essential reading for everyone concerned about life, death, and man's inhumanity to man. And, of course, forgiveness." -- Roy Stemman

From the Back Cover

In Beyond the Ashes, the author presented compelling evidence that people living today had died in past lives during the Holocaust. Now, in From Ashes to Healing, he brings together fourteen gripping testimonies of people who have found extraordinary healing through these experiences. Some of the amazing stories contained in this book tell of a Jewish woman who remembers the souls of her people in the afterlife, a Canadian goat farmer who located a clock from a past-life flashback, and a Swedish woman who actually confirmed her memories by visiting the site of Buchenwald. The author shares his personal account of how working with these cases enabled him to find karmic closure about the Holocaust and move from ashes to healing. The book also contains chapters on the concept of "Jewish soul," the possible fate of Hitler in the afterlife, and prophecies by Edgar Cayce concerning the Jews during World War II.

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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Barrack VINE VOICE on March 8, 2001
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This was the first book I ever read about reincarnation, and it was a great place to start. Because the stories are each written by the people themselves, they offer a variety of styles and perspectives that provide a great overview of the issues of reincarnation, karma, and healing.
This book is passionately written. The stories, and commentary by Yonassan Gershom, are honest and not fanatical. There is a pointedly open-minded attitude in the presentation, which does not assume that the reader believes in reincarntion. However, by the end of it I found myself believing and wanting to learn more.
For a more scientific approach to the topic, try reading Old Souls, by Tom Shroder. For more detailed descriptions of reincarntion and the spirit world, as recovered through hypnosis, check out Journey of Souls, by Michael Newton.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 2, 2000
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This book and Rabbi Gershom's first book, "Beyond the Ashes," should really be sold together as a set. "From Ashes to Healing" completes the first book by giving us 15 beautiful first-person stories about healing Holocaust past-life trauma. I applaud the bravery of everyone in the book for sharing such personal things with the public.
Rabbi Gershom is much more than just a "compiler" in this work, though. The book includes some EXCELLENT chapters by the Rabbi himself, as well as very useful footnotes that he added to the articles afterward. Plus, he helped those contributors who are not professional writers to tell their stories.
But perhaps the greatest applause for Rabbi Gershom should be for his willingness to share his own story, too. There are very few books where rabbis are willing to write about their own spirituality. So it was refreshing to see Rabbi Gershom open his heart and share his frustrations, hopes, and dreams. The chapter on "Did the Soul of Hitler repent?" was especially moving, and a big risk for anybody -- let alone a rabbi! -- to write. So was the chapter on "The Circle of Torah," where the reader learns why Rabbi Gershom eventually retired from this work, and how that decision, too, was part of his own healing.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 2, 1999
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I was really glad when this second book came out because it had complete stories written by some of the people themselves. There's a whole lot of different approaches to healing by the different authors that are very useful for understanding different ways to heal karma.
It also has a REALLY GREAT chapter about "Edgar Cayce on the Holocaust" written by Rabbi Gershom that tells how some of the things that Cayce supposedly said about Jews in the Holocaust were never said by him at all. Such as the Holocaust being a karmic punishment, etc. which Cayce NEVER said! It turns out that the source of these teachings was an American Nazi sympathizer who went to Cayce for a reading in the 1930's and misunderstood it, etc. Everybody who is into Cayce or New Age philosophy really needs to read this chapter -- as well as the rest of the book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 1999
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Thank you, Rabbi Gershom, for more wonderful reincarnation stories. "Beyond the Ashes" was beautiful, and you continue to elate and inspire us with "From Ashes to Healing". More! More!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Carole Louie on August 27, 2010
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As I participant in this book, I just want to let folks know that it changed my life even though it was not an easy experience to remember. Rabbi Gershom wanted to show the personal stories from beginning to remembering to how the memories impacted their (our) lives. For me, to discover that life goes on was a huge awakening. More than that, it has given me a renewed zest for this life.
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