Marilyn Monroe Returns: The Healing of a Soul

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Library Journal
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LIBRARY JOURNAL, June 15, 2006

Finkelstein, Adrian, M.D

Marilyn Monroe Returns: The Healing of a Soul.

Hampton Roads. Jun. 2006. c.288p. ISBN 1-57174-484-3. $22.95. PARAPSYCH

A psychiatrist who has specialized in past-life therapy for 30 years, Finkelstein has been working with Sherrie Lea Laird, a Canadian pop singer who believes that she is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. Born less than a year after Monroe's death, Laird reports that she found herself having disturbing, intrusive flashbacks of Monroe's life. A large part of the book consists of transcripts from Finkelstein's sessions with Laird under hypnosis. Also included are side-by-side photos of Laird and Monroe that are supposed to show their physical similarities and a comparison of personality traits and voice patterns. Cumulatively, this information proves to Finkelstein that Laird was once the legendary star. Readers who believe in reincarnation and are obsessed with Marilyn Monroe will want to read this book, particularly for the transcripts of the hypnosis sessions during which Laird supposedly reveals memories of Monroe's life and death. Other readers

wishing to understand the techniques used to establish the possible validity of past-life experiences will also be intrigued. Recommended for large public libraries and university libraries with specialized collections on reincarnation and/or Marilyn Monroe.-Mary E. Jones, Los Angeles P.L.