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"From the cradle to the grave" frames only a small segment of your existence as an evolving soul. Beyond Reincarnation offers for the first time a lifespan approach to the study of reincarnation. It explores the full landscape of your existence—from your pre-existence before your first lifetime to your post-existence beyond your last. At no point does the book rule out the possibility of lifetimes in other realities—perhaps on a distant planet or even some other unknown universe.
I first became interested in reincarnation as an eight-year-old kid growing up in the Deep South. At that early age, I discovered in a vivid dream that my fear of water was past-life related. In the dream, I was a toddler playing in the water along a French coastline when I was swept into the deep by a strong undercurrent. Awakening in the night, I knew at once that I had discovered the source of my fear. The next day, I went swimming for the first time with my two brothers. Fearlessly diving right in, I was conqueror of the deep! I had experienced for myself the transforming, liberating power of past-life knowledge. Little did I know at the time that I would devote much of my adult life to the study of reincarnation and the empowerment possibilities of past-life knowledge.
Years later, upon completing my doctorate in psychology at the University of Alabama, I joined the faculty at Athens State University where I initiated an instructional and research program in parapsychology, a first for the state of Alabama. The scores of scientific studies that followed, some federally funded, provided the essential basis for the new concepts and strategies presented throughout Beyond Reincarnation. Here you'll discover totally new ways to explore your past life and retrieve from it whatever is personally relevant. You'll even learn how to determine the exact number of past lives you've lived!
Self-Hypnosis: A New Approach
Fortunately, the empowering effects of past-life knowledge, especially in extinguishing phobias, are almost always instant and permanent. Knowledge is power, and past-life knowledge is one of the most powerful forces known.
In this book you'll also learn how to use self-hypnosis to retrieve the rich experiences of your preexistence as well as your existence between lifetimes. Included are never-before-published descriptions of these dimensions based on the amazing experiences of our subjects.
Interacting With the Spirit Realm
Our studies found that compassionate spirit guides were usually present at the time of death to ease the homegoing transition. Rather than "angels of death," they were familiar, loving guides who had facilitated growth over a lifetime. How comforting to know that the wondrous resources of the spirit realm are available to us now and will be with us when death leans against the door!
Not to our surprise, our studies repeatedly showed the existence of animals in afterlife. I've included several examples, some of them deeply personal, of animals who returned after death to visit their friends left behind. As beings of great dignity and worth, animals bring enrichment and joy into our lives on earth. Could it really be heaven without them?
Finally, Beyond Reincarnation presents evidence of a critical phenomenon I've labeled preservation of peak growth in which, at death, each soul regains the highest peak of all past growth. Any loss of mental functioning, whether memory, reasoning, creativity, or other faculty, is instantly restored at the moment of your transition. That highest of all peak experiences ensures that the achievements of your past remain forever with you as essential resources working together for your continued growth and enrichment, time without end. That's your destiny as a soul!
Joe H. Slate was a Licensed Psychologist in private practice with a PhD from the University of Alabama and postdoctoral studies in hypnosis and psychosomatic medicine at the University of California. He was Emeritus ...