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An interesting but slightly annoying read
on 17 July 2012
I was very interested in this book, as I am a clinical hypnotherapist so I do believe people can revisit past lives through hypnosis, having regressed a number of people myself. Mostly though, peoples 'memories' - be they a just a metaphorical representation of their issue or not, are not nearly so interesting as Sylvia's case studies. I imagine she has handpicked selection out of the 1000's she has done, and maybe jazzed them up a bit.
I have to admit, right from the start she sounded very ego-driven and spends alot of time blowing her own trumpet, which I found rather off-putting. Her cover photo also looked a bit plastic and fake which in my mind doesn't represent someone of a true spiritual leaning. Something didn't sit quite right with me so I did a quick google on her and was astounded by the number of negative reports on her (from credit card fraud and theft to blatant ripoff artist). Quite alarming indeed. If I'd seen this before reading the book, I wouldn't have bothered.
Interesting if you like past life stories, but if you are of a slightly skeptical leaning then steer well clear.