Across Time and Death: A Mother's Search for Her Past Life Children
Jenny Cocckell, 1993
FROM THE BACK COVER: "Mary died twenty-one years before I was born but memories of her life and of the time were always a part of me, shaping and affecting the person I grew to become...I knew that I had to try to find the children 'of yesterday' or my life would always be shadowed by...grief, anger and loss." --from the Introduction
For as long as she could remember, Jenny Cockell had known that she had lived before as Mary Sutton, a young Irishwoman who had died over twnety years before Jenny was born. Her constant dream-memory was of Mary dying, alone and desperately worried about what would happen to the eight young children she was leaving behind. When at last her own children were born, Jenny finally acknowledged that she needed to find out what had happened to her lost family.
Across Time and Death is the compelling story of a mother's love that reached from one life to another to reclaim her children. In a voice so honest, plain, and sincere that you know her story must be true, Jenny Cockell writes of the dreams that haunted her childhood, the painstaking search for facts and details that confirmed the existence of her past life, the discovery of the fate of her family, and their emotional reunion.