Life Before Life: Origins of the Soul... Knowing Where You Came from and Who You Really Are

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Shadow Mountain, 2000 - Religion - 180 pages
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If we are spiritual beings, where did our spirits originate? Did they flare into existence at the moment we were born? Or did they have a spiritual beginning and come from a spiritual place?With this provocative query, New York Times #1 bestselling author Richard Eyre begins a remarkable discussion of our spiritual origins. He draws upon a host of sources -- from C. S. Lewis to T. S. Eliot, New and Old Testament scripture, apocryphal writings from the first century, the popular spiritualism of Thomas Moore and James Redfield, using common experiences like intuition and deja vu, and most pointedly from his own spiritual experiences and promptings to argue that we existed previous to our birth, not as animals or other people, but as ourselves.Written in the pragmatic style for which he is known, this book suggests how readers can come to a knowledge of the age of their souls and then how such a knowledge can radicalize their sense of self and their relationships with others.

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About the author (2000)

Richard Eyre, for 10 years artistic director of the Royal National Theatre, won the Laurence Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in 1997. He lives in London.

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