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Cosmic Cradle: Spiritual Dimensions of Life Before Birthby Elizabeth M Carman
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Where was your soul before you were born? If your soul is immortal, did it have a "life" prior to birth? Did you choose your life and parents? Is reincarnation real? Elizabeth and Neil Carman, the authors of Cosmic Cradle, address these questions through interviews with adults and children who report pre-birth experiences (PBEs) not based on regression, hypnosis, or drugs. Instead, interviewees recall their pre-birth existence completely sober and awake.
In contrast to near-death experiences (NDEs), which have been well documented to show us what the soul experiences after death, PBEs throw light upon our lives before birth. People with NDEs sense that they "return home" when their spirits cross to the other side. What is the nature of this place we "return" to? PBEs suggest that we come from the same place we return to: we come from the Light and return to the Light. The same eternal "you" progresses through life before life, human life, and life after death.
This new edition of Cosmic Cradle explores your soul's journey into your mother's womb--where your soul comes from, the origin and purpose of your life, and the process by which you entered an earthly body. In pre-birth communications, parents meet a soul seeking to cross over from the heavenly realm to human birth. Persons with pre-birth memories recall existence in a luminous world before birth, in which they preview the upcoming life with a Divine Planner, and recall how they journeyed to their mothers' wombs.
Foreword by Bernie Siegel, MD
Introduction: Amnesia of Our Spiritual Origins
Part One: Pre-Birth Memory
1. Children as Messengers
2. Memories of the Cosmic Cradle
3. “I Was in Your Tummy Twice”
4. Scanning Soul Plans: Contemporary Pre-Birth Memories
5. Welcome to Planet Earth
6. Shirley Temple and the Blue Bird
7. Our Soul as a Tiny Spaceship
8. I Saw All My Costumes
Part Two: Pre-Birth Communications
9. Souls Waiting in the Wings for Birth
10. Soul as a Sphere of Light
11. Cosmic Conception
12. Miscarriages and Stillbirths in the Light of Pre-Birth Plans
13. Conversations with Unborn Children
Part Three: Pre-Birth Wisdom down through History
14. Spirit-Children Down Under
15. Lodge of the Great Manitou
16. The Cosmic Designer
17. Travelers from the Light
18. Journey from Forgetting to Remembering
About the Author
Pioneering prebirth consciousnesss researcher Elizabeth M. Carman, PhD, has taught meditation and personal growth since the 1970s. She has served on the faculty of Maharishi International University, Fairfield, Iowa, and at the Hindu University of America, Orlando, Florida.
Neil J. Carman, PhD, former faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin, is a botanist and environmentalist. The recipient of 15 environmental awards, he is a state and national environmental policy leader working for the Sierra Club on improving air quality in Texas. In addition to his research in the natural sciences, he has also taught courses in comparative studies examining the scientific basis of consciousness and meditation. The author lives in Austin, TX.
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