This website provides what I feel is the best information on reincarnation. It was originally launched in 1998 to support my independent film, "In Another Life: Reincarnation in America," which aired on former PBS affiliate KBDI in Denver, Colorado in Jan. 2003. Later, rights for the United States and Canada were sold to Films Media Group, the media branch of Facts On File, which sells media to universities. This tells you that even though it was done on a shoestring budget of $1,300 (that's right, no zeroes left out), it was a serious effort suitable for use by academia. As of May 10, 2016, that contract has become non-exclusive, so that I once again have world rights to sell the program, including in the U.S. and Canada. At some point I may get around to making the film available for sale in DVD format through my online store. In the meantime, however, individual orders can be e-mailed to me and paid via PayPal. Unless demand justifies the expense of additional packaging and artwork, I will be simply providing a hand-labeled DVD.
This website continued to grow until it is what you see, today, with additional streaming video interviews, book reviews, articles, personal accounts, a News and Announcements page with an attitude. The "Updates" originally functioned as the name implies, to announce new developments pertaining to my documentary-in-production. Gradually it evolved into a blog, even before the word "blog" was invented. Note that although I have copies of this blog stretching back to 2003, there is a link at the bottom of the page for an Archive which goes back about a year.
You can view the trailer for "In Another Life" here, and the program can be viewed in its entirety on YouTube.com, Vimeo.com, or its IMDb (Internet Movie Database) page. Please note that some of the viral versiosn circulating on YouTube are an older copy of an older version, probably copied from VHS tape, and that the color in the original film doesn't "bleed" like that! Also, my version contains no advertisements--one person posted a protest beneath one of the viral versions, that it contained nine! Typically, they cut out my company logo, and I haven't checked to see if they retain the URL for this website, displayed at the end. I have discovered that I was treated similarly in the 19th century.
After several years of intensive, rigorous research into a proposed past-life match of my own, I released an e-book entitled "Mathew Franklin Whittier in his own words" in June of 2012. New evidence kept surfacing, however, and I have continued to release new versions, like updated software (I think this is the method of the future, with digital books). It may be purchased through my online store in Kindle, e-pub or pdf formats. You can read about my research method in the Articles section of this website. This case, in my opinion, establishes the reality of reincarnation at least beyond a reasonable doubt (i.e., the legal standard), and it also pioneers a method which could be used by anyone, as described in detail in my article. A video interview of myself talking about the book is linked from the Interviews page.
Although it was launched to support my documentary, over the years this website has evolved into an educational resource in its own right. In the Streaming Video section you will find interviews with experts and experiencers. There are also written accounts of reincarnation experiences, taken from newsgroup postings (with permission) and private correspondence, in the Personal Accounts section. Taken together, they provide a type of proof in their own right, and they certainly offer a fascinating glimpse into how people are encountering reincarnation. In addition, you will find book reviews, some articles, and a section for teenagers (originally commissioned by the London Vedanta Society) suitable as seed material for class reports. You can also listen to a number of archived radio interviews I've participated in, as well as a show I hosted for 22 episodes, "Metaphysical Explorations." The News & Bulletins section is a page that's evolved over time into a place where I link to various reincarnation related articles and sometimes comment on them (occasionally with liberal doses of humor--which turned out to be quite similar to my past-life style of humor) and post any time-sensitive announcements. Finally, don't forget the Suggested Links section, where I've collected some fascinating information you're not likely to run across in casual net-surfing.
If you are viewing this page in a frame, break out here
(If you are viewing this page in a conceptual frame,
you may or may not be able to break out here.)
Inayat Khan, The Message Volumes of Inayat Khan
You are first a child, then grow old and drop the body, but you never die and never were born. In the East, Vedantists believe in reincarnation, in innumerable births and deaths, until one attains Godhood. The Muslims believe in one birth only and one death only. The Christians and the Zoroastrians the same. All are right. But Jesus, Buddha, Muhammad, Zoroaster all meant what I mean by real birth and real death. I say you are born once and die once.
All the so-called births and deaths are only sleeps and wakings. The difference between sleep and death is that when you sleep you awake and find yourself in the same body; but after death you awake in a different body. You never die. Only the blessed ones die and become one with God.
Meher Baba, As Only God Can Love by Darwin Shaw
A note about "transmigration," or the idea that
humans can reincarnate into animal bodies.
Members of the psychological professions and all other patronizing critics of reincarnation would do well...to do a little self-examination and a little examination of their own unconscious assumptions before publicly condemning something about which they have not taken the trouble to inform themselves well.
Gina Cerminara, Ph.D., Many Lives, Many Loves
I'm bringing back a page from the In Another Life
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