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La Reencarnación De Peter Proud (original 1973; edition 1976)

by Max Ehrlich

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Title:La Reencarnación De Peter Proud
Authors:Max Ehrlich
Info:Grijalbo (1976), Paperback
Tags:Narrativa en general/EEUU

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The Reincarnation of Peter Proud by Max Ehrlich (1973)



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Peter Proud has been having strange dreams. To relieve himself of these dreams, sometimes nightmares, he goes to a sleep study center. The researchers performing the study tell him that he isn’t dreaming. Instead they are hallucinations or maybe memoirs. He is told that the human mind must dream every night or the person will go mad. Frightened by that thought, Peter starts searching for answers. He goes to a spiritual counselor who tells him about his past lives, all but the last life. When Peter asks about his present life the spiritualist says he has been chosen as a prophet. He then goes to a parapsychologist who hypnotizes him to regress him back to his last life and is fascinated and excited by the discovery. If Peter can explore his last life and prove that he was another person before this life then he would be the founder or a whole new spiritual movement. Unfortunately, every new religion needs a martyr.

This is an intelligent and well researched novel. The author explores ideas such as “Oninnonk” an Iroquois belief that dreams are important and must be acted upon. Of course the other important topic of the novel and the reason I read the book is reincarnation. Ehrlich covers all the bases; children describing places they have never been, meeting a stranger and having an immediate rapport, having an experience of going somewhere for the first time and feeling like you belong there, child prodigies who master things that take most people years of practice. Even Bridey Murphy, a housewife in the 1950s who was regressed to a past life in 19th Century Ireland, is brought up from time to time. All of these concepts are what made this an interesting read for me.

The disappointing part of the book is that it is a thriller. As a thriller the author cannot take the logical path to a sensible conclusion. Instead he has to end the novel with a bang, literally. That is why I am not giving the book more stars. My ending would be more spiritual, that Peter learned of his past to work through his karma and heal those he hurt in his past life. Why else would you be born again? ( )
  craso | Mar 15, 2014 |
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