Recommended Books


Children’s Past Lives: An Intriguing Account of Children’s Past Life Memories by Carol Bowman (1998) (Category: Reincarnation).

Carol Bowman is a past life therapist and reincarnation researcher who considers reincarnation a natural phenomenon rather than an abstract religious concept or a philosophy. She believes understanding the connection between past lives and present reality leads to profound personal benefits, both spiritual and practical. Her book covers her own two children’s past life remembrances and research she conducted on other children’s experiences. Link.


Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot by Andrea and Bruce Leininger with Ken Gross (2012) (Category: Reincarnation)

This New York Times bestseller recounts the journey of parents who progressed from skeptics to believers after their son, at age 2, began having dreams and memories of his past life as a pilot who died in a fiery crash in World War II. Link.


Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives by Jim Tucker, MD (2013) (Category: Reincarnation)

In a follow-up to his book Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker explores American cases of young children who report memories of previous lives. He explores each family’s story and describes his investigation to determine whether the cases are valid and the children’s memories can be verified. Link.


The Field by Lynne McTaggart (2012) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

This investigative journalist explains difficult scientific research in ways that are easy to understand. She explores how an interconnected universe and a new scientific theory make sense of psychic phenomena and show that the human mind and body are not separate from their environment but constantly interact with it. Link.


The Conscious Universe: The Scientific Truth of Psychic Phenomena by Dean Radin, Ph.D (2010) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

Clearly and in accurate detail, Dr. Radin explains the evidence for psychic phenomena, based on quantum physics, mystics’ teachings and the most recent scientific experiments. He presents the proof for psychokinesis, remote viewing, prayer and more, using his own research at Princeton, Stanford Research Institute, Fortune 500 companies and within the government. He tackles social, economic, academic and spiritual consequences of how mind and matter connect without physical contact. Link.


Entangled Minds: Extrasensory Experiences in Quantum Reality by Dean Radin, Ph.D (2009) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

The ability to be certain of a caller’s identity before answering the phone or having accurate intuitive hunches are phenomena that are both widespread and real, and Dr. Radin presents the scientific research showing how connected we all are. He explains entanglement, the way two objects remain tied to each other long after their initial physical interaction has taken place, enabling telepathy, clairvoyance and psychokinesis verified in thousands of lab tests. Link.


Supernormal: Science, Yoga and the Evidence for Extraordinary Psychic Abilities by Dean Radin, Ph.D (2013) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

Dr. Radin, best-selling author of The Conscious Universe, presents persuasive new scientific evidence that yoga and meditation can unlock our inherent mental powers such as precognition, clairvoyance, mental influence on physical objects and other phenomena. He focuses particularly on Patanjali’s mysterious Yoga Sutras, which are 2,000-year-old meditation practices believed to release our supernormal abilities. Link.


Science and the Afterlife Experience: Evidence for the Immortality of Consciousness by Chris Carter (2012) (Category: Afterlife, Reincarnation, Science)

The author examines 125 years of scientific evidence that reincarnation, apparitions and communication with the dead are real, ruling out hoaxes and frauds. He reviews thousands of years of evidence predating any organized religion that indicates life goes on after death. He identifies higher planes of consciousness that allow souls of the dead to move on or return to Earth and how these findings have been ignored or denied because they clash with the prevailing doctrine of materialism. Link.


Science and the Psychic Phenomena: The Fall of the House of Skeptics by Chris Carter (2012) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

Carter explores the scandalous history of parapsychology since the scientific revolution of the 17th century and provides reproducible evidence from scientific research that telepathy, clairvoyance, precognition and psychokinesis are real. He argues that materialism – the belief that only physical matter is what matters — is as unbending and blinding as religious fundamentalism can be. He argues through a review of history that this materialism, more than adherence to science — forms the basis of skepticism about psychic phenomena. Link.


Science and the Near Death Experience: How Consciousness Survives Death by Chris Carter (2010) (Categories: Near-death Experiences, Afterlife, Science)

Carter examines ancient and modern accounts of near-death experiences to show that belief in an afterlife dates back to at least the Neanderthals and only became questionable by the middle of the 19th century as scientists began subscribing to materialism, the belief that consciousness comes only from the physical brain. Carter uses research studies, quantum mechanics and consciousness research to explain how mind can continue beyond physical death. Link.


The End of Materialism by Charles T. Tart, Ph.D. (2012) (Category: Psychic Phenomena, Science)

Readable and conversational, this book uses a systematic argument that the evidence relating to parapsychology supports having both a scientific and spiritual approach to life, rather than suffering under the illusion that spiritual events are nonsense proven impossible by science. Link.


Irreducible Mind: Toward a Psychology for the 21st Century by Edward F. Kelly, Emily Williams Kelly, Adam Crabtree, Alan Gauld, Michael Grosso and Bruce Greyson (2006)

The authors demonstrate the flaws in the mainstream scientific opinion in psychology and neuroscience that physical processes in the brain generate all aspects of human consciousness. They present evidence for phenomena that clearly can’t be accounted for by conventional physical science, including near-death experiences, genius-level creativity and “mystical” states of consciousness that occur naturally or from drugs. Link.

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