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Case Studies Left Me Uninspired
on March 8, 2015
I had high expectations for this book, but it left me quite uninspired as I was reading and afterward. Dr. Newton has other books on the subject of life after death, and not having read any others, I can't compare this to those and will leave that to other reviewers. For me, this one was a long litany of cases which quickly became repetitive in their questioning under hypnosis and responses to the author. Twenty-nine individuals was perhaps overly ambitious, whereas a few souls investigated more deeply might have been a more interesting and meaningful read.
There were a few things which remained unexplained such as why souls practiced creating various forms of life when they were in the spirit world. If this occurred, what was the purpose? Also the reporting that, although souls need to incarnate into physical bodies to learn and grow, many of them wait hundreds and even thousands of years to do this, and others choose to incarnate frequently. The other thing that bothered me was the fact that souls seem to be in constant training (schools) in the spirit world. I have always read there is a sense of tremendous freedom in the afterlife. Although there is freedom from a physical body, it seems, according to Dr. Newton's patients, their time is very structured and there are places and classes they must attend. There was no reporting of purely pleasurable activities in the way we experience them on earth...no music for example (which doesn't seem like heaven to me).