Two new companion works by Stephen Sakellarios, the producer of "In Another Life":
Matthew Franklin Whittier in his own words
Loving Abby in Truth and Spirit
See the Supporting Website for both books.
Reincarnation – where do you find accurate information? This is the supporting website for In Another Life, a full-length documentary on reincarnation featuring top researchers and personal accounts of people who have had reincarnation related experiences, or memories of past lives, carefully selected for authenticity. You can view the trailer here, or the program can be viewed in its entirety at Vimeo.com. (If your computer can't play the version on Vimeo.com, you may be able to view it on IMDb, the Internet Movie Database.)
In Another Life was broadcast on PBS station KBDI in Denver, Colorado on January 11, 2003. The program is a five-year "labor of love" produced entirely independently, based on my 37 years' study of reincarnation and related subjects. It is a documentary about how Americans are discovering on their own that reincarnation exists, while their society as a whole continues to deny that it exists. I've recently added some comments on the editing style, illustrated by a video spoof.
In 2012, I completed an e-book entitled "Matthew Franklin Whittier in his own words," exploring a past life of my own in the 1800's; and a companion e-book entitled "Loving Abby in Truth and Spirit," describing my renewed relationship with my first wife from that lifetime, still in spirit. Both e-books are scheduled for release on June 2, 2012, at which time I will publish a link to the supporting page for that project, and online purchase links.
This website is also an educational project on reincarnation in its own right, so in the Streaming Video section you will find interviews with experts and experiencers, streaming in Real Player format. Most can be viewed with a dial-up connection. 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. 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, and post any time-sensitive announcements. The Updates section is as close as I come to a blog on this site, and functions as a periodic progress report on the overall project. 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.
I want to be clear about the primary purpose of this project. Materialistic Western society is blocked from understanding the deeper spiritual teachings given by the genuine spiritual masters of this and past ages, including Jesus, by a number of crucial misconceptions. One of these key blocks is a fundamental mistrust of reincarnation and past-life memory. Running parallel with this mistrust--and feeding it--is a tendency toward imaginative speculation, producing a formidable body of misinformation. My intention is to present the most accurate information possible about reincarnation, not so as to glorify it in and of itself, nor to encourage people to delve into their past lives (except perhaps for therapeutic purposes), but to unlock the door to a fuller appreciation of these deeper teachings (see the suggested links section, under the heading "Deeper Teachings by Genuine Spiritual Masters.") Thus I see understanding reincarnation as a necessary, but not sufficient, condition of spiritual understanding as a whole. See my own spiritual master, Meher Baba's, comments in this regard.
Given that I am convinced of the reality of reincarnation, and have been for 30+ years, I am trying to present the information as objectively as I can. It's complicated to talk about objectivity when the subject is something that is patently obvious to me, but that not only isn't obvious to others but is assumed by many to be nonsense. Therefore, some portion of this website is devoted to proving reincarnation. Proof tends to take center-stage because of the degree of prejudice and resistance to the idea, but really-speaking it isn't the main objective except inasmuch as it's a necessary precursor to accomplishing the objective stated above.
While we are speaking of proof, I would like to present a documented case of "xenoglossy," or speaking in a language from a past life (see examples), on this website, much as I have presented the other cases. I would like to have audio samples which can be verified as genuine by linguistic experts. If you have such documentation yourself, or know of such a case, please contact me. I am willing to keep the subject anonymous.
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.)
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.
I'm bringing back a page from the In Another Life
poem inspired by a
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
|"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
music courtesy of
Chris Dedrick (see also Free Design) Comments
Main logo photograph, unmanipulated except for slight contrast/color enhancement,
taken by Stephen S. in Myrtle Beach, SC near the Meher Spiritual Center
"Click-to-help" various causes
A note about compassion and reincarnation