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Many Lives, Many Masters

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The true story of a prominent psychiatrist, his young patient, and the past-life therapy that changed both their lives.

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Psychiatrist Dr. Brian Weiss had been working with Catherine, a young patient, for eighteen months. Catherine was suffering from recurring nightmares and chronic anxiety attacks. When his traditional methods of therapy failed, Dr. Weiss turned to hypnosis and was astonished and skeptical when Catherine began recalling past-life traumas which seemed to hold the key to her problems.

Dr. Weiss's skepticism was eroded when Catherine began to channel messages from "the space between lives", which contained remarkable revelations about his own life. Acting as a channel for information from highly evolved spirit entities called the Masters, Catherine revealed many secrets of life and death.

This fascinating case dramatically altered the lives of Catherine and Dr. Weiss, and provides important information on the mysteries of the mind, the continuation of life after death and the influence of our past-life experiences on our present behavior.


"A shrink that talks with disembodied wisdom Masters? There is hope after all."    ~Mandala Books

"A pioneer in reincarnation research, using past-life regression, through hypnosis, Dr. Weiss has authored 7 books on the subject, since 1980. His most well-known book, Many Lives, Many Masters, speaks of the story of his first past-life patient, Catherine. In spite of 18 months of intense psychotherapy, Catherine’s many fears, including the fear of water, of choking, of the dark and of dying only intensified until, with the use of hypnosis, Dr. Weiss instructed Catherine to go back to the time from which her symptoms first arose.

What came next, was a complete shock to this empirical doctor. Catherine spoke of a life lived in 1863 B.C. as an Egyptian woman named Aronda, who when progressed to her death in that life, reported drowning, by chocking on water, from a tidal wave that hit her village. A week after this startling past life regression, upon her next visit, her symptoms had miraculously disappeared. What 18 months of intense psychotherapy had failed to do, just 1 past-life regression session had permanently resolved.

These exceptional cases would be considered anecdotal, were they isolated, but over 3000 case studies documented by Dr. Ian Stevenson (Old Souls) alone, are strongly suggestive of the cyclical nature of our souls, from the physical to the non physical and back again. But even were there to be only one such reported case, that case alone would be worthy of scientific examination, for no other reason that it confounds the traditional materialist paradigm.

As the great American philosopher and psychologist Henry James remarked: 'It is sufficient to produce one white crow in order to prove that not all crows are black'. In the debate on reincarnation, it is helpful to remember that 'it is a foible of human nature to stoutly defend an established position despite overwhelming evidence against it'. (Power vs. Force, p. 213)

I will close with the words of Dr. Stevenson who had this to say in response to a skeptic interviewer: 'One can believe in reincarnation, if they so wish, based on the evidence.' I hope this article will have been helpful in putting reincarnation back into its proper historical context and in summarizing that supportive evidence for the cyclical journey of the human soul."           ~Dr. Julien Meagher, Certified Consulting Master Hypnotherapist, Doctorate in French Literature

"What she said next left Weiss in awe.

Your father is here, and your son, who is a small child. Your father says you will know him because his name is Avrom, and your daughter is named after him. Also, his death was due to his heart. Your son's heart was also important, for it was backward, like a chicken's. He made a great sacrifice for you out of his love. His soul is very advanced... His death satisfied his parents' debts. Also he wanted to show you that medicine could only go so far, that its scope is very limited.

Catherine knew virtually nothing about Weiss's personal life except for the pictures of his daughter and son on his desk. She really knew him only as a psychiatrist, nothing of his past or of his private life. Weiss relates,

Catherine could not possibly know this information. There was no place even to look it up. My father's Hebrew name, that I had a son who died in infancy from a one-in-ten million heart defect, my brooding about medicine, my father's death, and my daughter's naming - it was too much, too specific, too true.

Weiss then asked Catherine who told her these things.

The Masters, the Master Spirits tell me. They tell me I have lived eighty-six times in physical state."


Brian Weiss, MD, a graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School, and founding chairman and chairman emeritus of the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, is also America's leading authority in past-life regression therapy.

Author Weiss M.D., Brian
Book Type Trade Paperback
Page Count 219 pp.
Publisher Simon & Schuster 1988
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