Author(s): Elizabeth Carman
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 Messengersâ¨
2. Memories of the Cosmic Cradleâ¨
3. "I Was in Your Tummy Twice"â¨
4. Scanning Soul Plans: Contemporary Pre-Birth Memories
5. Welcome to Planet Earthâ¨
6. Shirley Temple and the Blue Birdâ¨
7. Our Soul as a Tiny Spaceshipâ¨
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 Lightâ¨
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 Underâ¨
15. Lodge of the Great Manitouâ¨
16. The Cosmic Designerâ¨
17. Travelers from the Lightâ¨
18. Journey from Forgetting to Remembering
""Cosmic Cradle" is a must-read for everyone who has forgotten the life of their soul before birth. A penetrating and insightful inquiry into one of the greatest mysteries of existence--where we come from, who we are, why we are here, and why we forget."
--Joan Borysenko, PhD, author of "Seven Paths to God" and" Minding the Body, Mending the Mind"
"Modern research into the nature of consciousness is revealing a consistent picture: consciousness is nonlocal or infinite in space and time. It is not confined to the brain, the body, or the present, as many have believed. "Cosmic Cradle" puts a human face on this research. This fascinating book will bring comfort to anyone concerned about our origins and destiny--and who isn't?"
--Larry Dossey, MD, author of "The One Mind, Reinventing Medicine, " and "Healing Words"
""Cosmic Cradle" gives me chills of recognition. This book is the truth. And I found it both an affirmation and huge inspiration."
--Christiane Northrup, MD, author of "The Wisdom of Menopause" and "Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom"
"I love the concept of "Cosmic Cradle." It relates most completely to the unequivocal reality of reincarnation, an essential understanding of life. Pre-birth memories and memories of previous incarnations continue to help us understand our complex Cosmos."
--C. Norman Shealy, MD, PhD, author of "Energy Medicine"
""Cosmic Cradle" is a stunning achievement, comprehensive in scope, spiritually illuminating! In one stroke the authors have succeeded in lifting out of obscurity a world literature--ignored during the recent era of scientific materialism--representing virtually all cultures and religions from ancient to contemporary times.... This work of encyclopedic proportions is the rare fruit of forty years of passionate and scholarly exploration of human consciousness, the neglected
stepchild of twentieth-century psychology. Elizabeth and Neil Carman have thrown open a golden door."
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 currently teaches 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.