Journal of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies, Vol. 31, Number 1, January 2008
Yvonne Limoges, Florida
The production of this book and the cards that come with are meant by the authors to serve a unique and serious purpose. As the prestigious professor of psychology and internationally renowned researcher and writer on human consciousness Stanley Krippner, Ph.D. states in its Foreword, “Reincarnation Cards embodies a novel technique ... that was specifically designed to probe into one’s hypothetical reincarnations” and he vouches for the author’s “personal integrity and the purity of their motives.”
He further states that “the discerning reader may not its conceptual similarity to various projective personality tests used in psychology. These cards have much in common with, for example, the thematic Apperception Test, involving responses to pictures, and especially, the Rorschach Inkblot Test, a device designed to evoke responses from the subject’s unconscious that are alleged to reveal someone’s personality dynamics.”
He continues in that whatever a user may experience “Whether these glimpses represent past-life memories, archetypes of the psyche, or the metaphors of current life activities, they can be linked with and evoked by the cards ...” They serve as tools just as psychologists and researchers have used cards previously in order to evoke responses from a subject’s subconscious to allegedly reveal different aspects of personality. Nevertheless, possibly evoking images of would-be past lives is not the sole intent of the authors. Dr. Krippner states that the authors would like it to be used as a tool intended “to lead ultimately to the expansion of the consciousness of the user.”
Amazon Book Review : A Very Useful Deck, July 24, 2009 By Lillie B. Ruby "Lifeflow" (Shawnee, KS USA)
Awakening Far Memory, with a subtitle of Reincarnation Cards, is a set of 61 color cards drawn in simple, but appealing style. The cards are approximately 4x6-large photograph size.
There are 5 different sets of cards, designated by color and symbol on the back. The different categories of cards represent: (white/square) occupation, (indigo/circle) culture, (green/diamond) environment, (red/cross) theme (life purpose), and (purple/infinity) termination (how you died). They are medium quality stock and have a matt finish.
The book that accompanies this deck is hard backed and covered with indigo fabric. It is 204 pages in length.
This book has an introduction and begins with evidence to support the theory of reincarnation, including reference. This information is followed by sections describing the benefits of researching past lives, historical evidence of human origins, along with a "How To" section and a page for each card and its meaning. There is an Afterward, Glossary, Selected bibliography (reincarnation and general), Resource List for Further Research and a page about each author.
Each card is printed in black and white with a good description of what the drawings represent. The card pages are categorized to match the 5 types of cards--each section including an introduction.
The entire deck and cards come in a good quality cardboard box printed in color with some of the cards and the book shown on the front. The caption says: "Discover yourself! Remember what you were and who are! Remember past and future incarnations! Wake up from the dream of life!"
It also includes a blurb that says: "Something genuinely new under the sun! A fascinating and potentially valuable tool for developing self-knowledge and for confronting life problems and patterns that otherwise resist resolution."
This deck was developed by John M. Knowles and Linda Leblanc. Among their many accomplishments, the authors have been affiliated with the Monroe Institute as Outreach Trainers, Workshop Leaders and Lecturers.
Their work with the Monroe Institute has given them a deep understand of the principle of reincarnation. They developed these cards to help other deepen their understanding too.
I have been using these cards since their publication and have had nothing but positive experiences with them. In the past I've relied strictly on third eye movies to conduct past life readings, but I have found these cards to be very helpful and they add another dimension to the readings.
Although these are large sized cards, there is no need to worry about shuffling. The authors suggest using a pendulum to choose cards from each category, but I have successfully used them by having clients hold out a hand and sense the pull of energy from a particular card...this does, however, tend to leave them over-thinking and taking a very long time to choose (This usually means it won't be as accurate a reading in my opinion).
After a card is drawn from each category, they are used to develop the story of a past life.
I have used these cards to conduct group readings sessions with great fun. As each person takes a turn, everyone intuitively brain storms about the cards until a past life is "fleshed-out". I have even used them as group healing sessions.
Once the life information has been established, healing sessions were conducted on the issues that have been brought forward into the current life. I have also found the cards to be equally effective when used alone.
If you are interested in Past Life Work with other people, or just want to journal and work on your own "stuff" I think you will find Awakening Far Memory to be an accurate and flexible tool.
Review by Ryan Bell in “Psychic – Magic“ Dec. 2009 REMEMBER PAST & FUTURE INCARNATIONS
This is a lovely boxed set. Don’t be fooled into thinking it’s a game. It isn’t. This is a serious research tool that can accelerate your spiritual growth. You’re going to be delving into your subconscious to uncover past-life information that can help remove blocks and discover who you really are.
At first sight I thought the cards seemed very simplistically drawn, but I quickly discovered their purpose (which they fulfill very nicely) is to stimulate thoughts, feelings and reactions in the subconscious mind. The book is an excellent guide to using the cards, and I quickly began the process. I would make two recommendations: be patient and get a three-ring binder because you’re going to move your notes around as you continue to use the cards and book.
Make time to do the exercises as outlined in the book. They aren’t difficult, and each step is important if you want to get the most from this set. In addition to taking notes on your experiences with the cards, you’ll be keeping track of dreams subsequent to the exercises, as well as things that come into your life. Your subconscious may be manifesting things to stir memories and experiences from past lives. I can say I’ve had some very interesting dreams and experiences since I began working with this set.
Serious students of reincarnation and past-life regression will get a lot out of this set. Those who just want to turn up a couple of past lives to try to work through a block or problem will also benefit. The book is very well written, and is in language anyone from beginner to professional can understand.
Yes, I’ve done past-life work. I’ve read a lot of the books listed in the bibliography. That, however, does not make me an expert. I do think it qualifies me to compare this book to others in the field, and I compare it very favorably. In fact, it’s better than a lot of the more esoteric books that can leave the novice confused.
The guidelines are easy to follow, the journey is interesting, and I encourage you to take and enjoy it.