Some fifteen odd years ago, I attended a Reiki workshop and got totally entranced by it. A few months later, I chanced on this book – Many Lives, Many Masters – which shook me to the core. It’s no wonder that its made it to my list of my all time favourite books. This is one must-read book for everyone, in my humble opinion.
Title: Many Lives, Many Masters
Author: Dr. Brian Weiss
Publication: Piatkus Books
Dr. Brian Weiss is a practicing therapist, past life regression specialist and an author of many books. He uses the technique of hypnotherapy to treat his patients. He researches reincarnation, past lives and is greatly enamoured by what happens to the soul after death.
Dr Brian Weiss is treating a young woman, Catherine, who seems to have multiple issues of nightmares, anxiety, stress, etc. None of his conventional methods work with her; her fears remain unchanged. He decided to try hypnosis on this patient to determine if there were any underlying childhood traumas which led to her present day phobias.
He was shocked and sceptical initially when Catherine started to narrate incidents which seemed to have happened to her in another lifetime. Dr. Weiss closely questions her as she lies in a hypnotic sleep and she answers all the questions unwaveringly. It seems she could travel back to her past lives and narrate them perfectly well.
All of his traditional training and wisdom is thrown out of the window when he realises the significance of her narrations. Slowly they progress to different lives of hers and in each the cause of her death is the cause of her present day trauma.
“Realize that life is more than meets the eye. Life goes beyond our five senses. Be receptive to new knowledge and to new experiences.” ― Brian L. Weiss,
Then she starts to pass on messages from the Masters who are the beings/souls in a higher evolved self and seem to have only a consciousness and no form or body. These masters talk to him about his life, particularly his son’s death. They also explain the concept of reincarnation and the purpose of different lives for each human beings.
Dr. Weiss also discovers that there is a circle of people connected in every life and they keep reappearing in different lives in different relationships. We owe debts to such people and only when it’s cleared do they step out of our circle. The debt can be on either side and reinforced the doctrine of Karma to him.
Catherine also spoke of her experience of floating out of her body at each death and how she saw a bright light every time. This rang true with the many accounts of recalled by people who have had Near-Death-Experiences.
After curing Catherine, he began to use this technique on many other patients of his with great success.
Lasting impression on me:
When I picked up this book to read, I had just been converted from being an Atheist to a believer. I had started practicing Reiki and came to realise the simple truths of life force and self being. So this book only strengthened my beliefs further and I came to discover my own inner circle of folks.
One of the many lessons I learnt was that people came into my life for a reason and for a season. So when they leave, don’t grieve for them; just be grateful for the time with them. Also whatever happens, happens for a reason and I may or may not stumble onto that reason.
I began to believe in Karma and the cycle of debt that we accumulate in our life time. Self love is another thing that I started to imbibe in my life with great success.
This book talked to me like a person and I could relate to everything it said with great clarity vis-a-vis my own life.
I don’t think a 5 ***** would suffice as this book changed my life. All I will say is that anyone and everyone must read this book to soul search their own being.
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What are your thoughts on past life regression? Do you believe in reincarnation and karma?
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