Many Lives, Many Masters
by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
The Man Behind the Book
Brian Weiss is a psychiatrist whose practice in the 1970s involved hypnotically regressing people to their childhoods in order to help heal the issues they have in their present lives. But in 1980 when a patient named Catherine began treatment, Weiss’s world changed forever. Unwittingly, Weiss regressed Catherine beyond childhood … all the way back to numerous lives she had previously lived. It was unexpected. He had never done that before. And the true story that unfolds imparts timeless spiritual wisdom.
Among the most engaging aspects of the book are the regressions to the periods of time between Catherine’s lives. It is the period of time when the soul goes into a rest period, sort of like a spiritual sleep. It is when the soul enters a “state of renewal.” When Weiss regressed Catherine to these in between states, the Masters would often begin to channel through her and deliver powerful spiritual messages.
We go through so many stages when we’re here. We shed a baby body, go into a child’s, from child to an adult, an adult into old age. Why shouldn’t we go one step beyond and shed the adult body and go on to a spiritual plane? That is what we do. We don’t just stop growing; we continue to grow. When we get to the spiritual plane, we keep growing there, too. We go through different stages of development. When we arrive, we’re burned out. We have to go through a renewal stage, a learning stage, and a stage of decision. We decide when we want to return, where, and for what reasons. Some choose not to come back. They choose to go on to another stage of development. And they stay in spirit form … some for longer than others before they return. It is all growth and learning … continuous growth. Our body is just a vehicle for us while we’re here. It is our soul and our spirit that last forever.
For those who are more spiritually advanced, Many Lives, Many Masters is a bit novice. But this book was my introduction to the concept of reincarnation. And it is presented in such a compelling way that I could not put this book down until I had absorbed every single message that the Masters had to teach. By the time I was done, there was no doubt in my mind that our souls live on forever. And once I had accepted this concept, the doors of esoterica were thrust wide open.