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.
Preliminary Table of Contents
‧ Chapter 1 One Soul and Two Bodies: Pre-birth Memories
‧ Chapter 2 Children Recall Pre-birth World
‧ Chapter 3 Cradle of Souls: Memories of Our "Cosmic Home"
‧ Chapter 4 Welcome to Planet Earth: Choosing Life's Challenges
‧ Chapter 5 Cosmic Contracts: Planning Our Earthly Lives
‧ Chapter 6 Scanning Pre-birth Plans
‧ Chapter 7 Why we Forget our Spiritual Origins: Cross-Cultural Perspectives
‧ Chapter 8 Golden Messages from Unborn Children: Stories of Contact between Parent and Child-to-be
‧ Chapter 9 Cosmic Hanky Panky: Souls Shopping for Parents
‧ Chapter 10 Conversations with My Unborn Child
‧ Chapter 11 Miscarriages and Stillborns in the Light of Cosmic Contracts
‧ Chapter 12 Spirit-Children Down Under: Australian Aborigines
‧ Chapter 13 Soul As a Sphere of Light: Visions and Memories
‧ Chapter 14 Travelers from the Light: Ancient Truths from Religion, Philosophy and Mythology
‧ Chapter 15 Soul As a Reluctant Sojourner
‧ Chapter 16 Lodge of the Great Manitou: Native American Pre-birth Memories
‧ Chapter 17 Soul as a Tiny Spaceship: Divine Intermission Memories
‧ Chapter 18 I Saw All My Costumes: Beverly's Evolutionary Journey
‧ Chapter 19 Cosmic Memory: Coming from Source
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.