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Summary

Dr. Brian Weiss is a highly respected psychiatrist from the mainstream of the medical establishment. Catherine is one of his most difficult cases, a 27-year-old woman racked by phobias and anxieties. In the course of Catherine's treatment, Dr. Weiss makes a startling discovery. Under hypnosis, she recollects, in vivid detail, events from past lives ranging from the prehistoric times and ancient Egypt to the 20th century and the fires of World War II. Encouraging Catherine to relive her most painful experiences, even her moments of death, Dr. Weiss steers her toward recovery, while his own life is dramatically changed forever.

In Many Lives, Many Masters, Dr. Weiss tells the true story of Catherine, her many existences, her remarkable therapy sessions, and the vision she revealed of the human mind and soul.

©1990 Brian L. Weiss (P)1990 Simon & Schuster Inc. SOUND IDEAS is an imprint of Simon & Schuster Audio Division, Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Half the book has been left out

I read this book a long time ago and loved it so wanted a reminder by listening to it on audible but it has a ton of information missing.

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Only part of the book

I read the full book and this version only contains about half of the content.

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Amazing!!!

Everyone in search for the truth that they intuitively know in their hearts should listen to this. Everything comes when they are supposed to. To listen over and over again as a life manual. Thank you!

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So disappointing

I could not believe this audiobook is only one hour long. It is a complete load of rubbish and hearsay
No exciting or interesting past lives just that she remembers wearing a toga. What an absolute load of drivel. This book is made up rubbish.

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Excellent!

I got this book after listening to 'Through Time into Healing' but it really didn't matter. In this book Weiss focuses on Catherine, his breakthrough patient, through which he learned all about past lives and what happens when we die. I loved this book because not only does he tell us what happens with his patient but he dually focuses on the impact of these discoveries on him and how they affected his life day to day and overall. The book is short. I was left thirsty for more. This is a good thing because there is no fancy narrative or unnecessary padding - just the facts as he saw/sees them....told in a most empathic and friendly way. I would highly recommend this book for the curious scientist and anyone interested in finding out about past lives.

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Short, but very enjoyable.

Fascinating, listened to it in one sitting. Would recommend it to any one who is easily fascinated by our spiritual nature and what comes after death.

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I hope it’s true

A fascinating book! Listen to it and expand your mind and your current thoughts on life as we know it.

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A book that awakens the souls purpose

While we struggle with existence and we wonder why events unfold that seem to corrupt our lives, this book explains to us that in life no relationship fails when we learn the lesson and nothing is lost when we gain the knowledge that all that has happened to us has been chosen by our spiritual self before we enter this human experience.

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wow!! So enlightening.

I really enjoyed this account. It was perfect timing for me. confirmed many things. This book has to come at the correct time for each individual. It will resonate with you if it's what you need on this part of your journey.

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  • 30-11-21

really interesting and useful book

Well read personally by author, which is always preferred. Very interesting, with important messages. Only possible negative is that this version is abridged, so I wonder if anything important was left out, though with the advantage that it can be covered quickly.

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  • 02-06-19

Abridged!

Very frustrating that these abridged audiobooks are not advertised as such. Some titles on audible say they are but others don’t which irritates me to no end. This is not the complete book! I don’t want to listen to selective parts of a book, I want to listen to it as it was written and designed to be read... start to finish. Call me crazy.

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  • Julesles
  • 02-06-12

Don't get the abridged version

What would have made Many Lives, Many Masters better?

The story was pretty interesting but I would not recommend the abridged version

What was most disappointing about Brian L. Weiss’s story?

It felt abrupt and unfinished

How could the performance have been better?

The performance was not bad

What character would you cut from Many Lives, Many Masters?

None

Any additional comments?

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  • Karen
  • 03-05-15

Where it all started for me

I saw Dr.Weiss on the Ophra show a number of years ago.. I found him to be very believable, honest, and down to earth.. Listening to him was like hearing things I'd always believed in, but never said out loud because I never knew anyone else who believed these things..

I immediatly ordered this book and read it, which led me his other books, and then on to many, many other books on the subject, as well as other spiritual books and meditations.

Dr. Weiss narrates this book and I simply love the man's voice. He's kind, understanding and easy to listen to, not to mention the subject matter is fascinating.

This is his first book, and written about a patient he had who came in for therapy because she had so many fears in life.. After many, many sessions that did not seem to be helping, he hypnotised her, and she started talking about past lives... He was very doubtful until, through her, he was given a message about his father and a son who had passed away in infancy, things no one could have known..

I've always been a person searching for answers and not able to just take someone else's truth and make it my own.. It's nice to have books like these to help expand your mind and break down the walls of the boxes people end up in...

If you are on a spiritual journey, or just beginning to ask yourself questions about what really happens after death, this is a great place to start.

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  • Penny Aviles
  • 14-11-13

it's incomplete!!

Has Many Lives, Many Masters turned you off from other books in this genre?

it turned me off because it was read edited. the original text is 16 chapters long, I even tried to read the original book to follow the audio...impossible! the audio skips many paragraphs and chapters.

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read the whole book! you charge me more than the paperback? the decent thing would be to read it all

You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

it is a really good book, only amputated!

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  • Aliya
  • 02-06-08

Stimulating and Thought Provoking

I watched Dr. Brian Weiss on the most recent Oprah show with Dr. Oz on past regression and hypnosis. I wanted to understand and know more about Dr. Weiss and this audio delivered. This audiobook is the beginning story on how it all began and the revelations that he and his patient found in their sessions. For two true skeptical doctors and Oprah to be changed by this information is worth a listen. If anything, it really makes you "think" about life and lives you might have lived and how they might be effecting you now. Riveting to ponder.

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  • stephen b bromley
  • 19-12-16

horrible abridged version of a wonderful book.

the guts have been ripped out of this inspiring story, and Dr. Weiss, the author, is the narrator. why would he agree to such a travesty?

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  • Colleen
  • 02-03-15

Powerful

I selected this book to listen while cleaning house. Didn't get to the cleaning. Sat quietly and soaked in the message. Life-changing.

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  • Leanna
  • 11-04-07

I always knew...

For 35 yrs. as a pastor’s daughter I knew there was something more God wanted from us. I stumbled upon this book and it has changed my life... I can't possibly put into words how life changing this has been for me. I will never look at life the same again. It led me to so many answers I have spent my whole life looking for. It made me look at all the hurtful, painful things in my past as a blessing I never in a million years expected so much healing from one book. I shared this with everyone in my family, all my friends, co-workers.. I just gave it to them and let them listen to it.

I feel as if I couldn't possibly do it justice with just the words in this review. I wish everyone in this world could feel the peace I feel in my life right now.

Get this book!!! It will be the greatest one hour and twenty eight minutes of your life. I personally listened to it around fourteen times to date.

God Bless you and your family Mr. Weiss and thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing this with me and my family. Because, of you our life will never be the same.

Thank GOD!! and Bless YOU!!!

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  • Andrea Baumann
  • 16-04-19

Book versus Audio Book

When I purchased this Audiobook it was about 6 or 7 hours long, I absolutely loved it. Somehow it got cut short to about 1.5 hrs. SO for that reason I prefer the book now, even tho this was my most favorite Audiobook and I am actually very disappointed that someone felt it was ok to cut out at least 5 hrs. However the story is amazing and I recommend this to anyone, as it will change your life.

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  • Rebecca Reed
  • 24-04-05

Many Lives, Many Masters

If you're curious about past lives or life after death, this book is a good choice.

The author, Brian Weiss, M.D. is as conservative as they come. A graduate of Columbia University with an M.D. from Yale University school of Medicine, he has taught at many universities. Dr. Weiss was the chairman of the Department Of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Medical Center and has authored numerous scientific papers. He's not the sort of fellow you'd expected to cure your ills by regressing you to a past life.

Dr. Weiss risked his professional standing - and perhaps his career- by publishing his accounts of these experiences. He believes in reincarnation and I believe him. I had an opportunity to interview Dr. Weiss for a television series and found him and his credentials to be authentic. I highly recommend "Many Lives, Many Masters" as well as his other books.

Becca
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