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In Another Life: Reincarnation in America

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My May 15, 2019 interview with Spirit Radio has been posted.

You can also listen to my Jan. 21, 2019 interview with Path 11 (#185).


The following books by Stephen Sakellarios are available in three e-formats through MFW Books:

Mathew Franklin Whittier in his own words

An eight-year exploration of my own past life in the 19th century, as author, humorist, mystic, and social activist Mathew Franklin Whittier. More information

Mathew Franklin Whittier in his own world
The sequel to the "Mathew Franklin Whittier in his own words," documenting my visits to the places associated with Mathew's life in Maine, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, including my past-life grave and the grave of Mathew's soul-mate, Abby.
Also available through

Twin Stars Descended: the true story of Mathew and Abby in 19th-century New England
A novel based very closely on historical research and past-life memory, about the relationship between Mathew Franklin Whittier and his soul-mate, Abby Poyen.
Also available through

Loving Abby in Truth and Spirit
How I reconnected with my soul-mate, my first wife in my 19th-century lifetime as Mathew Franklin Whittier, and continued our relationship across the Great Divide. More information

Soul-mate Songs: The poetry of Mathew Franklin Whittier and Abby Poyen Whittier
The mystical and humorous poetry of this soul-mate couple, rescued from obscurity and numerous plagiarizers. Never before published in any compilation with the correct authors' attribution. Includes commentary by Mathew's reincarnation, i.e. myself, providing the personal and historical context of each poem.
Also available through

The Deacon Stories of Mathew Franklin Whittier
A compilation, never before identified and presented to the public, of Mathew Franklin Whittier's hilarious deacon and pastor stories, as gleaned from the newspapers he submitted to.
Also available through

Eastern Mysticism and Psychotherapy: A Guide to Therapy from the Mystical Perspective
Written in 1980/81, when I was getting my master's degree in counseling at Florida State University, this was my attempt to reconcile the Eastern mystical teachings I had studied since 1974, with the theories I was learning in the program. The premise is that by understanding the hidden principles of spiritual growth and karma which are always at work in a person's life, and facilitating them, one can provide far more effective, lasting and spiritually beneficial assistance.

All books available through MFW Books


The website
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.

The 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,, 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.

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.

Best regards,
Stephen Sakellarios, M.S.

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Interviews with the Producer of
In Another Life


Hardly one among thousands realizes that life lives, and death dies.

Inayat Khan, The Message Volumes of Inayat Khan



reincarnation page for teens
Reincarnation Page for Teens
(good for use as source material for reports and papers)


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


Euell Gibbons, is that you?
A note about "transmigration," or the idea that
humans can reincarnate into animal bodies.


While we're at it, a note about the idea,
suggested by some reincarnationists, that
all incarnations are existing at the same time and can
influence each other or communicate with each other.


A note about suicide.


Members of the psychological professions and all other patronizing critics of reincarnation would do 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
website of 1998 (updated for style), that
I called The Lighter Side...



"The doctrine of metempsychosis is, above all, neither absurd nor useless. It is not more surprising to be born twice than once; everything in nature is resurrection."

Francois Voltaire, "Reincarnation: an East-West Anthology" by Cranston and Head; original source "Old Truths in a New Light" by Lady Caithness, p. 394.


poem about a near-death experience "Freedom," a
 poem inspired by a
 near-death experience.


The kingdom is like a man who had a hidden treasure in his field without knowing it. And after he died, he left it to his son. The son did not know (about the treasure). He inherited the field and sold it. And the one who bought it went plowing and found the treasure. He began to lend money at interest to whomever he wished.

Jesus, Gospel of Thomas, Nag Hammadi documents, passage #109, Thomas O. Lambdin translation


poem about karma and reincarnation "The Murderer," a poem  about karma and  reincarnation.


Historically, denial of valid evidence has never affected the validity of the evidence; rather, it has rendered obsolete both the denial and those who deny. If positivistic philosophy and materialistic science continue on their course of denial without investigation, they will join the other categories of obsolete and discarded beliefs.

Jerome Ellison, The Life Beyond Death


Chris Dedrick link Opening music courtesy of
Chris Dedrick (see also Free Design) Comments

Main logo photograph, unmanipulated except for slight
contrast/color enhancement, taken by Stephen Sakellarios
in Myrtle Beach, SC near the Meher Spiritual Center


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