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Selfserving and Disappointing,
By A Customer
This review is from: Many Lives, Many Masters: The True Story of a Prominent Psychiatrist, His Young Patient, and the Past-Life Therapy That Changed Both Their Lives (Paperback)Disappointing to anyone who would like their belief in reincarnation validated. Examples of glaring problems with Dr. Weiss' assertions include:
1) We do not know about any of Catherine's interests and hobbies. Were history and acting among them?
2) Catherine is described as simple and honest and therefore unlikely to make up her previous lives. In light of her several year long affair with a married physician (with children) that description of Catherine's character appears a bit misleading.
3) Catherine conveniently forgets anything that could be factually verified. Her previous "self", including most recent ones, is always generic with no last name.
4) With the exception of one or two efforts to elicit facts that could verify Catherine's recollections, Dr. Weiss, repeatedly proclaimed in the book as a brillian scientist, makes no effort to gather facts that could verify Catherine's ravings. For exmple, what was Eric's last name??? He was a German pilot during WWII, certainly we could trace his existence. Was this perhaps a deliberate failure on Dr. Weiss' part?