The best books on past lives that will help you heal

Why am I passionate about this?

I’m a clairaudient medium and I’ve been a professional tarot card reader for 23 years. Delving into past lives is not only something I’m fascinated with but something I do for my spiritual business, as well. The most important part for my clients is not only knowing about their past lives but understanding how the struggles and lessons learned in those lives are applicable to their present life on this planet. History repeats itself is not just a cliche; I’ve always known how important it is to process and release these karmic teachings.


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Intuitive Tarot 101: A self-study journey through the tarot

By Claudia Amendola Alzraa,

Book cover of Intuitive Tarot 101: A self-study journey through the tarot

What is my book about?

Whether you’re just getting started with reading tarot or are looking to improve your professional skills, this self-study booklet will get you there! Broken down in easy-to-digest chapters with ready-to-use activities to strengthen your learning, you’ll come out of this adventure as a more comfortable tarot reader. Wherever you are on your Tarot journey, this book will provide you with the lessons and clarity that will make you a better and more precise reader.

The book is completed with a basic guide that ties each card to its botanical association and usage and a journal prompt to encourage personal confidence as a tarot reader!

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The books I picked & why

Book cover of Only Love is Real: The Story of Soulmates Reunited

Claudia Amendola Alzraa Why did I love this book?

This is the book that sent me into the deep dive of past lives and past life regression therapy. It’s the one that kick-started my absolute passion for the subject matter and had me in tears through the pages. It was not the first book on past lives that I read but it was the most impactful.

It awakened a deep sense of interconnectedness within me. Through the captivating stories of past-life regression, Weiss beautifully demonstrates the power of love and its transformative potential. It fills my heart with hope, acceptance, and a profound understanding of the eternal nature of our souls - and how they always find their soul family members.

By Brian L. Weiss,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Only Love is Real as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

A "beautiful and sensitive" tale of true love that transcends time, from the multi-million bestselling author of Many Lives, Many Masters (Gary Zukav, author of Seat of the Soul). Recommended by Kendall Jenner.

In Many Lives, Many Masters, a skeptical Dr. Brian Weiss found his life changed profoundly after curing a patient using past-life therapy. Now he takes his research into transcendental messages one breathtaking step further.

He portrays two strangers, Elizabeth and Pedro, who are unaware that they have been lovers throughout the long centuries -- until fate brings them together again. He shows how each and every one…


Book cover of Spirit Babies: How to Communicate with the Child You're Meant to Have

Claudia Amendola Alzraa Why did I love this book?

This book was central to the healing which prepared me for my own motherhood journey. Spirit Babies is so profound because it explores an often overlooked topic—the preconception relationship between parents and their unborn children. 

Reading it, I feel a deep connection with the souls of my potential children, even before their physical existence. Makichen's insights and techniques offered a profound sense of comfort, which guided me in establishing a spiritual bond with my future child. It alleviated any fears or doubts I may have had, replacing them with a sense of trust and harmony in the journey of parenthood.

It affirms the sacred nature of the parent-child bond, instilling hope, and inviting a deeper understanding of each soul's journey.

By Walter Makichen,

Why should I read it?

2 authors picked Spirit Babies as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

Am I Meant to Become a Parent? Why Can’t I Conceive?
What Is My Unborn Child Trying to Tell Me?

In this reassuring, supportive, and accessible book, leading clairvoyant and medium Walter Makichen offers guidance to prospective parents eager to create a warm, nurturing environment for their soon-to-be-conceived-or-born children. Applying the wisdom and insights he has gained through twenty years of communicating with these spirit babies, Makichen helps you resolve issues about starting a family…actively participate in the psychic process of creating a child…and move past your worries and fears about becoming parents. From the seven essential chakras that link…


Book cover of Journey of Souls: Case Studies of Life Between Lives

Claudia Amendola Alzraa Why did I love this book?

The experience of past life regression therapy is so impactful on your understanding of life on earth and in the thereafter that it transformed Michael Newton from an atheist into the spiritual believer he is today.

Through Newton's research and case studies, I found solace in knowing that our souls continue to evolve and learn between lives and that the trauma of past lives can often follow us into the present. The book's detailed accounts of the afterlife and soul’s journey provided deep insights, expanded my understanding of existence, and ignited a sense of purpose and interconnectedness that resonated deeply with me.

By Michael Newton,

Why should I read it?

6 authors picked Journey of Souls as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

While in deep hypnosis, 29 patients of the author describe their hidden memories of the hereafter, including what has happened to them between their former reincarnations on earth. They reveal how it feels to die, who meets us after death, and what the spirit world is like.


Book cover of Old Souls: Compelling Evidence From Children Who Remember Past Lives

Claudia Amendola Alzraa Why did I love this book?

This is the very first book that I ever picked up regarding past lives back when I was 18 years old and wandering through a bookshop. It presents compelling evidence on the continuation of our souls through the accounts of children who vividly recall their past lives.

Reading their stories, I was filled with awe and a sense of wonder about the vastness of our existence beyond this lifetime. The book challenged my worldview, inviting me to question and explore the concept of reincarnation from a scientific perspective, and how this awareness could bring about healing and transformation in my present life.

By Thomas Shroder,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Old Souls as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

For nearly seven decades psychiatrist Dr. Ian Stevenson has been travelling the world, tracking reports of children who claim to have lived before. Spontaneously they will recall vivid details about complete strangers who died before they were born, people they say they once were. And when the memories are checked against the facts of real lives, they match to an astonishing degree. It took journalist Tom Shroder years to persuade Dr. Stevenson to allow him to accompany him on his field research, the first ever to have that privilege. From the hills of Beirut, Lebanon to the slums of northern…


Book cover of Five Lives Remembered

Claudia Amendola Alzraa Why did I love this book?

I couldn’t make a list on the most healing books on past lives without featuring Dolores Cannon - but picking a favourite from her large list of books on the subject matter was a challenge!

As I immersed myself in the stories of the individuals and their past lives in Five Lives Remembered, I discovered an interconnectedness that touched me deeply. Through their regressions, the power of healing past-life traumas and understanding the lessons they carried was profound.

This book provided me with a deep sense of validation, helping me make sense of my own struggles and patterns in this present life. It offered a transformative perspective on forgiveness, compassion, and personal growth.

By Dolores Cannon,

Why should I read it?

1 author picked Five Lives Remembered as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.

What is this book about?

What do you do when you discover information that is before its time? What do you do when your curiosity takes you on an adventure that is so bizarre that there is nothing normal to relate to? This is what happened to Dolores Cannon in 1968, long before she began her career as a past-life hypnotherapist and regressionist. Travel back with us to that time when the words reincarnation, past-lives, regression, walk-ins, New Age were unknown to the general population.

This is the story of two normal people, who accidentally stumbled across past-lives while working with a doctor to help…


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