Thursday, June 19, 2008

Across Time and Death

Do you believe in reincarnation? (I do, as a Buddhist this concept was not at odds with what i was brought up to believe.)

This is a rather short but interesting read on the account of Jenny Cockell who grew up having dreams about her past life as Mary. 

Those dreams haunted her entire life, because Mary died at a premature age of thirty five years old, leaving behind a brood of kids under the care of an alcoholic and abusive husbands. 

Even as a small child she possessed maternal instinct and would worry incessantly about her children who she left behind. 

Tormented by maternal worries for her children, whom by now would be old enough to be her parents, she set out on an extraordinary adventure to find them all. 

It's a very good read, but it's a non fiction so don't expect the thrills of fictional stories. 

You don't have to agree with reincarnation to read about that book. Yes you will maybe end up doubting your faith, but as i have always said, a belief that cannot stand up to scrutiny and questioning probably isn't worth believing at all. 

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