Return to Life

Return to Life

Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

Book - 2013
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Dr. Tucker, in a follow-up to his book Life Before Life , explores American cases of young children who report memories of previous lives

A first-person account of Jim Tucker's experiences with a number of extraordinary children with memories of past lives, Return to Life focuses mostly on American cases, presenting each family's story and describing his investigation. His goal is to determine what happened--what the child has said, how the parents have reacted, whether the child's statements match the life of a particular deceased person, and whether the child could have learned such information through normal means. Tucker has found cases that provide persuasive evidence that some children do, in fact, possess memories of previous lives.

Among others, readers will meet a boy who describes a previous life on a small island. When Tucker takes him to that island, he finds that some details eerily match the boy's statements and some do not. Another boy points to a photograph from the 1930s and says he used to be one of the men in it. Once the laborious efforts to identify that man are successful, many of the child's numerous memories are found to match the details of his life. Soon after his second birthday, a third boy begins expressing memories of being a World War II pilot who is eventually identified.

Thought-provoking and captivating, Return to Life urges its readers to think about life and death and reincarnation, and reflect about their own consciousness and spirituality.

Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2013
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250005847
Branch Call Number: 133.9013 Tucker 2013
Characteristics: 243 pages ; 22 cm


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Oct 04, 2017

This book gives credence to the expression "kids say the darndest things". The simplified explanation of quantum theory (particles, waves, entanglement, observation) really helps refine things. Luckily the children grow out of it, and usually only have such reflections when sad, angry, etc. Memories are often associated with a past untimely death. He discusses dreams, sequence of events/lives (time/space) in chapter 9.

Oct 15, 2015

One of the most engrossing books I've ever read and one of the most formative. It is as scientific as one can get with a subject like this. Chapter 8 alone is as fine a non-mathematical explanation as you will find on how sub-atomic particles "smear" into energy. Even physicists like Feynman and Planck agree with him. And, of course, consciousness is energy--and Feynman and Planck have both said that consciousness is the causative factor in the universe!

Oct 13, 2015

This is a very good read. The evidence are very convincing and also very scientific. The book contains mainly 3 parts - stories of past-life memories, scientific explanations of consciousness, and author's own model of afterlife. I have to say that you need to be very open to appreciate this book.

Mar 03, 2015

This is drivel. It is bombastic, full of speculation, and lacks any evidence or science.

Don't waste your time. I tried suspending my window of disbelief, but it came crashing down on my common sense halfway through chapter three.

It's not even well-written nor an entertaining, trashy read. It's just bad.


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