Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation

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University of Virginia Press, 1980 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 396 pages
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Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they receive support when carefully examines. In this volume Dr. Stevenson presents detailed reports of two cases taht seem authentic.

Authentic instances of speaking a language that has not been learned normally (responsive xenoglossy) suggest that another personality (perhaps one of a previous life) had learned the langauge. Cases of responsive xenoglossy thus add to the evidence concerning the survival of human personality after death.

  

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Review: Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

User Review  - Donnary - Goodreads

Interesting take on one of the remaining mysteries left unsolved. It has the potential on being great but Stevenson's writing is a bit dry. I saw a documentary about this topic with a doctor that took ... Read full review

Review: Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation: Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

User Review  - Katie - Goodreads

My two star rating is not for content but for writing style. It is a pure academic text: very dry and based on his research. I just couldn't get into it, despite many attempts, for it reminded me of ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction i
9
Seven Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in India
15
Three Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in Ceylon
128
Two Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in Brazil
181
A Case Suggestive of Reincarnation in Lebanon
270
Discussion of Results Obtained in Followup Interviews
321
General Discussion
331
Index
389
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Dr. Ian Stevenson is Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Parapsychology, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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