About two-and-a-half years ago, I wrote a post for my solo blog that looked at the work of Sarah Hinze, an author that has written a number of books on the subject of “pre-birth experiences”: accounts of individuals who claim to have memories of their life before their birth or to have received communications from a child before he or she was born/conceived. Amazingly, she has managed to find a surprisingly large number of these type of accounts. I met Sarah through my father, who has been involved with the Utah Chapter of IANDS (International Association for Near Death Studies) for a long time, and was acquainted with Sarah’s work through that organization. The post that I wrote introducing her work became one of my blog’s most popular pieces, and for good reason. If you’re interested, please check out the original post here.
The purpose of this current post is to share a call for contributions to Sarah’s new book, The Memory of Angels: Remembering Our Premortal Life. I don’t think I’ve ever met anyone that recalls memories from their pre-mortal life, but apparently there is a good number of them out there, including, especially, small children. If you have had such an experience/memory, then this invitation is for you:
For over 20 years I have been collecting personal stories from people of all walks of life and all religious affiliations pertaining to premortality. I have written many books including Coming from the Light, We Lived in Heaven and Songs of the Morning Stars. For several years now my husband and I have been compiling a certain group of stories that we have labeled ‘premortal memories’ (PMM). A premortal memory is the recall of one’s existence prior to conception. Related terms, such as ‘preconception memory’, ‘pre-earth memory’, and ‘heaven memory’, also refer to memories of the life we lived as spirits before coming to earth.
This is a sacred work that we have been involved in over the years, and in spite of our imperfections, we have felt guided by the spirit of the Lord and we have seen wonderful fruit come as a result of these books. I have met or heard from people who have had life-changing experiences as a result of reading our books, such as prevention of suicide, prevention of abortion,bringing an additional child into their home, and much more. The books are hope promoting, and tend to shed light on the question ‘why?’ concerning parents, friends, place of birth, interests, trials, and so on. There is evidence suggesting we chose, or at least agreed to, many of our life experiences–there are no accidents in the big picture. Sharing these truths is the purpose of our new book The Memory of Angels: Remembering Our Premortal Life.
Many years ago after giving a talk in NYC to a group of over 200 people (I was on a program with other authors who spoke as well), I was approached by a young woman who told me that she remembered being in heaven before she was born. She wanted to tell me her story and she asked me about other people’s memories that they had shared with me. I was so anxious to talk to her but I was detained from hearing her because of other obligations of the conference. I lost my contact information from her, much to my disappointment. I have never forgotten her and it is to her and others like her that this book is dedicated.
Thanks to David Larsen’s support and interest in our work, I am inviting a final call to any additional individuals out there to contact me and share any personal stories that they may be inclined to share before our book is published in a few months. I appreciate stories that come via e-mail in the experiencer’s own words, such as one would make in a journal entry. These stories are told best in the experiencer’s own words. Then I can follow up with questions etc. via e-mail as well.
I should mention that many of the stories are simple and from children. The parents report these stories to me and I love them dearly.
One simple story that recently came in:
When my son was barely three I was laying down by him one night to help him get to sleep. He said,”When we were in heaven, you told me that you’d be my mother.’
That’s right, I said, figuring he’d heard this from church or something.
He got noticeably excited.’You remember that?’
‘No’, I said, But now I’m your mother so I must have said it.’
‘Oh’, he said, disappointed. ‘I remember it’.
The stories are from the mouths of babes— all the way to those who have had premortal memories their entire life. These people most generally have told me that they only have a partial veil over their memory and have always remembered a great many details of their premortal life. Others have had memories come in a near-death experience or from a spontaneous flashback. The stories are all remarkable and each one is specifically unique.
Please check out my web site for more information at www.sarahhinze.com. My e-mail address that I use at this time is [email protected] or you may call me at 480-882-8364. Thank you for your interest.
All the best,
(This post has been concurrently published on my solo blog, www.heavenlyascents.com)