According to a 2005 Gallup poll around twenty percent of all adults living in the United States believe in reincarnation. This is a significant proportion of the population given that little tangible scientific proof exists in support the idea that we are born again or, as many Eastern spiritual philosophies purport to be the case, that we actually experience many lives on this planet.
However, the issue of whether reincarnation is a real phenomena or not may well undergo a radical re-evaluation following the publication of a new book on the subject.
An Abiding Spiritual Thirst
In Search of Lost Lives: Desire, Sanskara, and the Evolution of a Mindsoul is a collection of personal insights by spiritual writer and teacher Michael Goddart. In it he records specific details of several of his many reincarnations—events recalled through a variety of psychic impressions received between March 2013 and October 2016.
In the introduction to his book Goddart explains how from an early age he became interested in the mysteries of life. At the age of ten he tried to contact the spirit world and to improve himself via self-hypnosis. Later, when he reached twelve, he read Edgar Cayce which proved to him what he had already instinctively knew to be true—that past lives are a reality. From then on he asked Spirit to reveal the deeper nature to long-term spiritual development and transformation over subsequent lifetimes.
In Search of Lost Lives comprises fifty-four chapters each of which outlines a catalog of prior incarnations spreading back in time by over 100,000 years. Many of these follow a pattern and are most notable for their consistent desire to grow and expand psychospiritually. Whilst many of them occurred in various places and countries around Europe and the Far East Goddart also recalls importance periods or incarnations during the time of Atlantis and Lemuria. In addition he also recalls times spent on the planets Vazin and Jorlu and even short, intermediate incarnations as a domesticated dog, an Indian bull, male skunk, as well as other animals.
In fact he records in his book that from the beginning of his journey as a sentient being to the present day he has had 4,137 incarnations.
That is a lot of time spent on the path of progress – often journeying with the same accompanying travelers. As the author states, “ Our Source of Being knows why our distinctive troubles and suffering and hopes are part and parcel of a journey and evolution to Love. “
In Search of Lost Lives is an interesting work and is one that generates a number of important issues regarding the question of whether reincarnation exists or not. After reading this book it is difficult to argue that the idea of us being born and reborn in subsequent bodies and eras is impossible.
Whilst the information that Goddart provides is not verified by third-parties or independent research the sheer amount of detailed and descriptive material he includes in its pages adds considerably to supporting the reincarnation hypothesis.
What makes this book additionally interesting is the addition of metaphysical and spiritual insights; all of which add considerably to the readers opportunity to get a firmer grasp on the metaphysical laws that govern the reincarnation process.
This is a publication that raises important questions, offers specific answers to many of them and as a consequence pushes the debate on several notches. It is a book that you have to stick with, for at 400 pages, it presents a challenge to all but the bravest of readers. Nevertheless it is a worthwhile experience given the sheer depth of spiritual insight on offer.
If you are looking for a book on reincarnation that is a little different from the norm then In Search of Lost Lives is a recommended read.