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The Civil War is still with us!
It exists in our stereotyping of self and Other, in our polarized thinking, and in our unwillingness to see the presence of the Other within ourselves and in our groups.
In Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War, Dr. Joseph Mancini takes the reader on multiple journeys to the Civil War, the main source of the polarized thinking that haunts America today. By investigating the Civil War, past lives of seventeen individuals living today, Dr. Mancini provides the potential for healing on both the individual and collective levels. He shows how insistence on one-dimensional, stereotyped perspectives about self and Other; failure to acknowledge and integrate the shadow side of the psyche; inability to hold seemingly incompatible perceptions together while staying grounded; and profound lack of empathy for warring internal dimensions and alienated external selves—how all those limitations created intense anguish for both the present and past-life personae.
In the pages of Ending, readers will meet captivating Civil War personalities, including
- Gregory, a young slave who flees Union invaders only to find freedom more onerous than slavery;
- James Matthews, a Negro soldier who fights for and is ultimately betrayed by the Union Army;
- Jen, a Confederate, White girl who is more connected emotionally to Negroes than to Whites;
- John Roberts, a Union doctor who abruptly leaves the battlefield to care for peopleback home;
- Edward Fitzgerald, a Confederate doctor who treats a Negro Union soldier and then deserts to treat both Negro and White communities on the home front;
- Anna Beechum, a Confederate wife who fears her husband has deserted and,consequently, makes a home with her former slave;
- Margaret Ann Tanner, a Confederate wife who copes with the difficult home front by “turning a blind eye”;
- Ruby, a naïve, Confederate girl who sleeps with a seductive and callous Union Officer;
- Elizabeth Fisher, an emotionally fragile, Confederate girl who sleeps with a Negro slavewho is consequently murdered;
- Carlita Mendez, a young, Hispanic, Confederate woman who gives up most of her love life because of fear of loss;
- Joe McIntyre and his brother, two very young, idealistic brothers who eagerly join theUnion ranks, but soon face unexpected horrors;
- Raymond Banks, a Union Drummer Boy who becomes a combatant and turns into a brutal warrior;
- Amos Adams, a Southern young man who surrenders his power to choose his own destiny;
- Theodore Charles Woodruff, a Confederate, young man who faces his killer Shadow andbecomes a creator of life;
- John Morrison Oliver, a dedicated, fierce, Union soldier who becomes a General, findshis heart, and reaches out to his former enemy;
- and an unknown, Union scout, who becomes a combatant and is a Counterpart Self to another, Union scout in a reconnaissance balloon.
A final, past-life personage, Robert E. Lee, is accessed, not as his actual self ,but rather in terms of his still “living” worldview by one of his descendants.
Besides illustrating the sometimes overwhelming tragedy of those past lives, the stories that unfold are themselves fascinating windows into the era’s many cultural aspects, domestic and military, including, among others, slavery, Northern as well as Southern racism, Southern and Northern concepts of honor, and the hopes for, as well as the horrors of the War for both sides.
The underlying metaphysics for this work are spiritual concepts voiced by Seth, that “energy personality essence” channeled by Jane Roberts, the “grandmother” of most of today’s spiritual thought leaders. With the help of the Seth Material, spiritual phenomena like Past Lives, Counterpart Selves, Future Selves, Parallel Selves, and “living” worldviews—all encountered in the regressions—are explained. Sacred Contracts between individuals, ghosts, and spirit attachments are also part of the mix of fascinating topics.
In addition, Ending includes an account of the author’s own past life during the Civil War. His writing the book also becomes the means for his full healing from his Vietnam military experience that had eluded him for decades. This material is found in the Preface, in several endnotes, in the PostScript, and occasionally in the main body of the book.
All of these purposes coalesce into a timely, informative, powerful, and immensely engaging work.
Praise for Ending the Endless Conflict
Ending the Endless Conflict is an inspired work. The trauma of war stays with us, whether it is from a current-life experience or from a previous life. I learned this some years ago when my five-year-old son vividly recalled his traumatic death on a Civil War battlefield and, after talking about his memory, had a physical and emotional healing. Joe Mancini has found a path to healing deep, complex, psychological and emotional wounds of war, through his own experience in Vietnam and from the past lives during the Civil War uncovered by his clients. This is a fascinating, well-written and well-researched book.
–Carol Bowman, M.S., is the author of Children’s Past Lives and Return From Heaven.
Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War by Joseph Mancini Jr. is a fascinating book that explores the concept of reincarnation in ways that, to my knowledge, have never been explored before in such depth. This book will be a valuable addition to the field of consciousness exploration and have a timeless relevance for all readers. As we share in the stories of those who participated in this real-life study, we are led to understand the healing power that can come when we seek to understand the interplay that exists between past-life events and our present lives. I highly recommend this book and have no doubt that, if you read it with an open mind, you will be as deeply affected by these stories as I was.
–Richard Kendall is one of the ‘New York Boys’ who attended Jane Roberts ESP Class in the 70s and is the author of The Road to Elmira.
Many years ago, the spiritual teacher, Seth, predicted that humans would eventually transition to a higher state of consciousness in which we would meld mind and imagination in a ‘higher intellect.’ According to Seth, this potentiality is latent within us now; and he recommended hypnosis as one way of tapping into it. In Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War, Dr. Joe Mancini explores the ways in which hypnosis can allow subjects to access past incarnations to address present-day hurts and apply the healing wisdom of the higher intellect. Dr. Mancini demonstrates his masterful command of Seth’s teachings while bringing them to bear in a practical setting. He relates to his present-day clients with enormous respect, sensitivity, and insight; and the accounts of their Civil War era incarnations are highly engaging. Ending the Endless Conflict is a compelling and thoughtful exploration of the power of hypnosis for healing and of the untapped wisdom that resides within us all.
–Joyce Kilmartin, Ph.D., M.B.A., MTP., is a former corporate consultant and now a transpersonal coach and counselor in Barrington, R.I. She is also the author of Worldviews in Transition: Applying Three Models of Human Development to the Seth Texts, as well as the creator of the blog, “Seth Says: Worldly Advice from Out of This World.”
Ending the Endless Conflict is a must-read for anyone who feels drawn to the American Civil War. Dr. Joseph Mancini does an outstanding job of documenting the culture and society of the North and South while he walks the reader through his personal search as well as client stories with regression therapy. In addition, Dr. Mancini explores the healing process that can take place by sharing how these memories continued to influence his clients’ current lives. Whether you view these stories as past lives, analogies, or archetypes is less important than acknowledging that we, as Americans, continue to be affected by this devastating time in our collective history.
–Janet Cunningham, Ph.D., is President of the International Board of Regression Therapy (IBRT), author of 12 books and CDs, Certified Regression Therapist, Trainer, and owner of Two Suns Press/Heritage Authors.
Joseph Mancini, Jr., in his study described in Ending the Endless Conflict, has done more than merely regress each participant back to his or her Civil War former life to learn how it has affected the current one. More importantly, he created a template, a path to healing for them, and for all those who have been affected by war, whether it be the Civil War, Viet Nam, or any other war. It even provides a ray of hope for those who knew not what to say when their warriors returned home, hope that there is a way for the barriers of silence and guilt to be lifted. Dr. Mancini opens the door for us so that necessary conversation can take place, not only about the past, but also about the present; as a result, both individual and collective healing are possible.
–Nancy L. Eubel, M.B.A., MCHt, CCH, Rt, is author of Mindwalking: Rewriting Your Past to Create Your Future.
In Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War, Dr. Joseph Mancini, pens stories in a flowing prose that easily transports the reader back to that devastating Conflict. His addition of relevant historical facts augments the very real stories of the featured individuals and offers a poignant backdrop to their plights. Through the descriptions of his interactions with his clients, Dr. Mancini creates a wonderfully accessible approach to understanding the complex way that past, present and future lives overlap; in so doing, he shows the individual how to alter his or her reality at any given point in time to promote healing on many levels. This book is an extremely thought-provoking, literary work that is difficult to put down; as such, it is one of the most enjoyable books I’ve read in quite some time.
—Kim Starzewski, Metaphysical Journeyer and Director of Data Mining.
Ending the Endless Conflict does far more than provide a fascinating glimpse of life during the Civil War through the eyes of those who actually experienced it. These past-life regression experiences offer a priceless look at the link between the past and the present. Joseph Mancini, Jr., also reveals many enlightening spiritual truths. He writes, for example, “The material world then, far from being a place simply of Karmic suffering, is instead the arena for enhanced opportunities for personality and Soul growth and, ultimately, for the enrichment of All That Is.” This is truly a book worth reading!
–Josie Varga is the author of several books including Visits to Heaven and A Call from Heaven: Personal Accounts of Deathbed Visits, Angelic Visions, and Crossings to the Other Side.
This thoroughly fascinating book, Ending the Endless Conflict, shows us how to access the depths of our experiences in past lives in order to heal and to have fuller, more fulfilling lives now. Though Dr. Mancini focuses on regressions to lives lived during the Civil War, the lessons gleaned from these stories can be applied to all of us who have an open mind and a desire to raise our awareness about our life’s decisions and our Soul’s journey. I’m lucky to have had the benefit of doing past-life regressions with Dr. Joe, and I can attest to the benefits of the method described in his book. I highly recommend it.
–Cyd Rowley is an artist, jeweler, and spiritual seeker.
In Ending the Endless Conflict, Dr. Joseph Mancini, Jr. has created a book rare in its chronicling of past-life regressions to the Civil War. Instead of merely regressing each participant back to his or her life during the War, he went on to discover how each former life has influenced the current life. Very thorough in his analyses, Dr. Mancini has shown how the regressions could help with the emotional healing of the present individual. Referencing the work of many experts to provide historical contexts, he also has included metaphysical references for spiritual understanding. Anyone with an open mind regarding reincarnation will learn from this remarkable book much about the Civil War and about healing through regression.
–Roy Hunter, DIMDHA, DAPHP, is a Certified Hypnotherapist, the published author of several hypnosis textbooks, and the editor of The Art of Spiritual Hypnosis.
As a hypnotherapist with an interest in past-life work, I found Dr. Joe Mancini’s book on past lives during the Civil War to be not only a compelling read, but also an in-depth study on how our present-day life, emotions, and choices can be, and are, influenced by our past-life experiences. Through these stories, we are taken into the shadows of racial prejudice and war, perils of the past that continue to haunt us today. With great eloquence, Dr. Mancini teaches us how we can learn from our Soul’s experiences so that we may live a better life today, not only for ourselves, but also for all of humanity.
–Linda Baker is an R.N., Master Alchemist, and author of three books, including Soul Contracts.
I urge you to take a mindful stroll through Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War by Joseph Mancini, Jr. This is a terrific, multi-tiered book, which mixes scholarship, history, anecdotes and esoteric knowledge. Such a thorough and grounded grasp of concepts both spiritual and historical is rare in the field of reincarnation studies. Dr. Mancini adds weight to this Soul subject by adding historical perspectives on the Civil War, along with individual stories from past-life personae who actually lived through it. Moreover, I found the many names of the Civil War, which Dr. Mancini cites, particularly thought-provoking, for events and conflicts are, indeed, often colored by biases and short-sighted perspectives. History can thus be slanted and swayed, and thus even be essentially re-written. Because he understands his subject well, Dr. Mancini skillfully guides the reader easily through the multidimensional historical and spiritual discussions he presents. Highly recommended.
–Stephen Poplin, M.A., CCHt., is the former, International Director of the Michael Newton Institute, and author of Inner Journeys, Outer Sojourns.
Joseph Mancini’s new book, Ending the Endless Conflict: Healing Narratives from Past-Life Regressions to the Civil War shares a rich collection of healing journeys made possible by using the powerful hypnotic technique of past-life regression. This book will open eyes and soften hearts as it reveals that we are so much more than we think we are. My hope is that the focus on the carryover of Civil War trauma into present lives will somehow help heal the continuing divisions that persist between the North and the South.
–Jack Elias, CHT., is the author of Finding True Magic: Transpersonal Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy/NLP, and Director of the Institute for Therapeutic Learning.