Old Souls by Thomas Shroder
The Scientific Evidence For Past Lives

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A riveting firsthand account of one man’s mission to investigate and document some of the most astonishing phenomena of our time—children who speak of past life memory and reincarnation.

All across the globe, small children spontaneously speak of previous lives, beg to be taken “home,” pine for mothers and husbands and mistresses from another life, and know things that there seems to be no normal way for them to know. From the moment these children can talk, they speak of people and events from the past—not vague stories of centuries ago, but details of specific, identifiable individuals who may have died just months, weeks, or even hours before the birth of the child in question.

For thirty-seven years, Dr. Ian Stevenson has traveled the world from Lebanon to suburban Virginia investigating and documenting more than two thousand of these past life memory cases. Now, his essentially unknown work is being brought to the mainstream by Tom Shroder, the first journalist to have the privilege of accompanying Dr. Stevenson in his fieldwork. Shroder follows Stevenson into the lives of children and families touched by this phenomenon, changing from skeptic to believer as he comes face-to-face with concrete evidence he cannot discount in this spellbinding and true story.
 

About Thomas Shroder

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Tom Shroder has been an award-winning journalist, writer, and editor for more than twenty years. A fourth-generation author (his grandfather was Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist MacKinlay Kantor), Shroder edits the Sunday Style section of The Washington Post. Previously, he was executive editor of the Miami Herald's Tropic magazine, which during his tenure was awarded two Pulitzer prizes for content. He is the coauthor (with John Barry) of the critically acclaimed Seeing the Light, a nonfiction novel based on the life of Everglades naturalist photographer Clyde Butcher. He lives in northern Virginia.
 
Published May 17, 2011 by Simon & Schuster. 256 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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""For me,"" he claims, ""everything now believed by scientists is open to question, and I am always dismayed to find that many scientists accept current knowledge as forever fixed."" The journalistic objectivity Shroder brings to his material makes this an exceptionally valuable treatment of an o...

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