Reincarnation: A Controversial Topic that Changed My Life

I have always been fascinated to hear stories of people who experienced past lives. So, in 1973 when I saw an ad in the newspaper about Dr. Helen Wambach offering to regress people interested in learning more about their past life, I jumped at the opportunity. I called my friends and invited them to join me. Much to my surprise, they expressed fear about someone messing with their brain. So, I went alone.

I arrived at Dr. Wambach’s home in Concord Ca with $20, a pillow, and a blanket. There were about fifteen people, and she told us to pick a spot on her family room floor. As everyone settled down, Dr. Wambach sat on a chair in the corner, puffed on a cigarette, and spoke about her research and what to expect.

It took a while to get everyone to relax. Dr. Wambach told us to be aware of any images that appear in our minds as she named countries and centuries, Ancient Greece, Egypt, Europe, and America in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, and 1900s. I wasn’t getting any image until she mentioned 1800. I saw a vague silhouette of a lady in a long white dress.

Dr. Wambach said, “Focus on the strongest image.” Since I only had one, I concentrated on the lady in white. She told us to go to a window and notice the surroundings. I was on the second floor of a large house with stables and a dirt courtyard for horses and carriages. Now go to the medicine cabinet and look inside. I saw small bottles and jars. However, I still thought I was creating what I wanted to see. Then she told us to look at our hands; I was surprised! I mentally looked down and saw tiny hands, which didn’t make any sense because the lady in white was a grown woman. I soon realized that I was looking at the lady in white as a small child sitting at a table with her family. They were poor and sad because a brother had died. At that moment, I understood that the lady in white was me. I wanted to know more, but Dr. Wambach moved on to observe the death scene of the lady in white. I felt no discomfort as I thought of what my three children had accomplished. I felt grateful!

Dr. Wambach encouraged us to reach back into an earlier life. I saw a small Indian boy in the southwest setting a snare trap, but that image turned into a grown Indian man. I was confused as I was aware that I had raped a woman. My enemies lured me to an isolated place where an arrow pierced my chest. As I lay dying, I was angry that my enemies had tricked me.

After several hours, Dr. Wambach had us gradually return to reality and share our stories. One man slept through it all, while others lived everyday lives in many different countries. Several people excitedly discussed their unique journeys and drew designs they had seen in their villages or on their clothing so they could do research. We all filled out a form of our experiences to contribute to Dr. Wambach’s research.

As I headed home, I realized my journey was to raise successful children despite my difficult childhood and make a positive difference as I move forward in my evolution. I understood that we are here to learn from our challenging lessons. That experience changed my life, and fifty years later, I am still working to fulfill my mission to empower families, neighborhoods, and communities.

We live in challenging times! Individual choice allows us to grow in self-awareness or suffer the consequences in this or another life if we let anger, hate, or violence fester toward other people.

I pray you are on an exciting journey of self-discovery and enlightenment that will help make our planet safer and create an environment that offers love for every child.

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Stephanie L. Mann
Stephanie L. Mannhttps://safekidsnow.com/
Stephanie Mann co-authored, Alternative to Fear: Guidelines to Safer Neighborhoods,” which helped launch the national “Neighborhood Watch” Program. Within 2 1/2 years, involved residents in her community (17,500 residents) decreased crime 48%, WITHOUT a local police department. Mann worked as a community leader, neighborhood organizer, county coordinator, state consultant and authored, “Safe Homes, Safe Neighborhoods: Stopping Crime Where You Live” (Nolo Press 1993) In 2010, while working in Richmond CA, with “Mother’s Against Senseless Killings,” Mann saw people too scared to be involved or report crimes. She wrote, “The Adopt-A-Block Guidebook,” with an easy-to-follow guide for existing groups and “My first steps to a safe neighborhood” for citizens. These booklets give individuals and groups the tools to reach out and bring people together to help each other. Stephanie started a homeless men’s support group while working with “The Mary Ann Wright Foundation” in Oakland CA. She recognized the need to support children at an early age and wrote, “Street Safe Kids: 10 Step Guide for Teens and Adults” (which has been used in after-school programs) to help youth grow strong from within to develop self-esteem and stay centered. Book available on amazon.com The Safe Kids Now National website states, “Every child needs a healthy family and neighborhood to stay safe.” In partnership with the CARR Foundation, a binder, “Safe Neighborhoods: Access to a Healthy Community,” was created for city leaders to make neighborhoods safer for families and neighborhoods. Stephanie’s books strengthen families and can decrease the social isolation that fuels bullies, domestic violence, abuse, drugs, gangs, and other destructive behaviors.”


  1. Hi Eva, Lynn and Darlene,
    Eva, I would like to know more about the lady in white, too, but Dr. Wambaugh moved on without a break. I never hear about anyone following up on Dr. Wambaugh’s research. I looked her up, and she died in 1985. I think if people understood there is “no free lunch” and Karma is real, they might act more responsibly.
    Lynn, I agree with you that all children should grow up with love and kindness. I wrote two articles which are posted on 360 Nation and on my Safe Kids Now blog called, “A Simple Plan to Save America.” What are your thoughts? I hope to promote the importance of connected neighbors to help reduce living in fear and social isolation for families. Let me know if you have any ideas to help promote neighborhood empowerment.
    Darlene, Reading your articles, I know of your work in Hypnosis and wonder if you encounter people who talk about pass lives? Thanks so much for your comments!

  2. Hi Stephanie,
    I realize I didn’t share comments on your fabulous article. Your story is inspirational and a reminder of the importance to attend to our follies in this life. No matter one’s belief in returning, I believe this life is an episode to an eventual eternal life. In the meantime, let us strive to help others and be the best we can be. Thank you!💖

  3. Very interesting article Stephanie, delving into our past memories can be both a good thing and bad thing. Like you, I had a very dysfunctional childhood, but I did not let that childhood define me. I have raised two adult children, and the greatest act that I could give them is love which I did, along with sacrifice. I do a lot of spiritual direction that encompasses my strong faith in God who has helped me along the way through it all. We all have a purpose, we all should matter to those we encounter. I want nothing more than for all children to grow up in a world of love, not hate, compassion and kindness. God bless you.

  4. Very interesting subject. I would of liked to of known more about the woman in white. I feel you just barely scraped the surface and got my courousity up. I believe I am a very open minded person but I do have my own beliefs. I like how you give so much of yourself for the community to fulfill your mission. I’m on a mission myself to help children. I worked with kids for 16 years as a counselor at a group home and then juvenile detention center. I believe the youth of today need to know they are loved for who they are! I also volunteered for the big sister program. So I do understand the need to fulfill your mission. Your service is remarkable to the community!