01. December 2016 · Comments Off on Book Overview – The Children That Time Forgot · Categories: Uncategorized

the-children-that-time-forgotThere have been other books written about very young children who have had spontaneous memories of past lives. However, this book is a new one for me, even though it was written back in 1983. The children That Time Forgot – now re-released on Kindle – was originally published as Life Before Birth by Mary Harrison.

The children That Time Forgot is a most interesting book which is a collection of stories about young children who remember their past lives. The case histories provide us with a clue to the true nature of our human consciousness and provide an indication that we exist not only on the Earth plane during our present lives but also “pre-birth” dimension of time and space.  Many children remember the days and months spent in their mother’s womb before being born, but even more amazingly some remember further back than that to an existence in a previous life.

The great majority of case histories in this book deal with children’s memories of former lives on Earth brought to the attention of their parents by spontaneous memory flashes usually triggered by some ordinary everyday activity or experience.  It should be noted that neither hypnosis nor any other form of age regression was used to obtain these anecdotes, and in every case the parents were hesitant to jump to conclusions about their children’s statements.  Only after repeated spontaneous recollections of places, people and objects which were outside the knowledge of their children, did these parents concede that there might be an element of truth in their children’s  stories.

It is significant that in every case history the child was of preschool age and almost all were between the ages of two and three years of age when their memories were first given voice. And by the time they reached the approximate age of six the memories seemed to vanish. For whatever reason by the time the children reach school age perhaps their brains have become so occupied with the increase in the amount of information and data that they have learned that their pre-birth memories become pushed to the back of their consciousness.

According to the case histories there seems to be little doubt that in some instances life does indeed exist before Earthly birth, either in a non-physical realm, or the physical material Earth plane. If this is so, then the idea of life after death seems like a natural following on and a continuation of the personality. The good news is that this book brings dozens of stories that in my opinion have managed to spread the cheerful message that physical death is not the end, and that we live on and on.

The original idea came to co-author Mary Harrison when she observed her youngest son, Leon, trying to pick flowers from a floral pattern on her bed cover. The infant’s actions seemed so quirky and amusing that Mary was prompted to write a letter to the Woman’s Own magazine which was subsequently published. Mary quizzed if other mothers had experiences similar ‘odd’ moments with their little ones. The word ‘odd’ was the keyword that triggered an amazing reaction and Mary, whose address had been published with her letter, was overwhelmed with letters from parents reporting accounts of reincarnation. From this, the idea for the book The Children That Time Forgot was born.

Mary & Peter Harrison spent over a year thoroughly researching leads. The anecdotes and stories developed organically as they gathered new evidence and established facts. Amongst the thirty fascinating accounts they unearthed, one story features a young girl from the North of England. So young she had not travelled outside of England before and she recounted, with chilling accuracy, visiting her Grandmother in Dundee on the fateful night in 1879 her train was swept away when the Tay Bridge collapsed. Cynics would of course be quick to question the validity of such a story but when the girl’s family recollections were checked out, eye witness accounts of the family she described, events leading to it and records matched up.

The book’s primary aim is to present children’s stories in a neutral, non-judgmental way and let the reader decide. All the stories are spontaneous and all contributors offered their stories voluntarily.

The key to making these stories believable is the concept that “You can’t make this stuff up.” And many of the parents relating their child’s stories went the extra mile to corroborate the facts wherever possible. In the Chapter about the “Young Boy Who Remembers Being A German Bomber Pilot, after the three year old boy started making detailed drawings of a German bomber cockpit control panel, the parents went to the library to find books that could be used to illustrate exactly what the boy had come up with, and of course there was an astounding accuracy!

In another story, a mother takes her young son to visit Oxford England and while there he insists on leading her to see and old sundial-like clock tower there which he had remembered from a past life.

In another chapter a girl remembers being in a railroad bridge disaster back in 1879 in great detail. This is later corroborated by her family and newspaper accounts.

My favorite chapter tells a story, not of a past life but provides  an astounding proof that life goes on after death.  It describes the experience of a doctor’s wife who lost her  young five year old daughter in a car crash. The mother was an atheist and after the crash she was inconsolable at the loss, partly because she had been the driver and was blaming herself for the accident.  For over six weeks she had not been able to rest much or sleep. And then one night at 5:20AM she heard a noise and looked to a corner of the room to see her young daughter standing there.  They exchanged words and then hugged.  To her amazement she found the girl to feel solid!  They then cuddled in the bed before the girl was called back to her heavenly home on the other side. This experience changed the woman into a believer who went on the help other grieving parents who had lost children at a young age.

Each chapter has interesting and quirky accounts which I am sure you will not only enjoy but learn from. You can get the book for 99 cents on Amazon Kindle! Well worth the investment I‘d say!