European Cases of the Reincarnation Type
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About the Book
Many cultures accept that a person may die and then come back to life in another form, but Westerners have traditionally rejected the idea. Recently, however, surveys conducted in Europe indicate a substantial increase in the number of Europeans who believe in reincarnation, and numerous claims of reincarnation have been reported.
This book examines particular cases in Europe that are suggestive of reincarnation. The first section provides a brief history of the belief in reincarnation among Europeans. The second section considers eight cases from the first third of the twentieth century that were not independently investigated, but were reported and sometimes published by the persons concerned. The third section covers 32 cases from the second half of the twentieth century that were investigated by the author. Many of these cases involved either children who exhibited unusual behavior attributed to a previous life, or adults who experienced recurrent or vivid dreams attributed to a previous life. In the fourth section, the author compares European cases suggestive of reincarnation with those of other countries and cultures.
About the Author(s)
Ian Stevenson, M.D.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: 16 photos, appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2009 
Table of Contents
Notes for the Guidance of Readers 3
Part I. European Beliefs About Reincarnation 5
Part II. Uninvestigated Cases from the First Third of the 20th Century 13
Part III. Investigated Cases from the Second Half of the 20th Century 49
Part IV: General Discussion 249
Book Reviews & Awards
“an important book…compelling…recommend[ed] very strongly…an important development in the ongoing discussion and research on the nature of human nature”—Journal of Scientific Exploration; “fascinating reading”—Journal of the Society for Psychical Research.