reply I made to a thread just now:
The Traveler Wrote: Is Michael Newton's books utter rubbish or is The Law of One focusing on something else??
I've been open to various kinds of literature - including the metaphysical side of things - since I left high school. It was definitely a more 'intensive' investigation in the earlier part of things, compared to now, which is much more based in practice and experience.
But I've definitely read a lot, and still re-read some favourite works via kindle.
There is some material that really 'vibrates' within as being carefully done and reported. I would definitely put Michael Newton's work in that category: and the more so, as he's been able to reach a fairly wide audience, given the subject matter (I actually read his books in the late 1990's, after finding them in a mainstream bookstore).
I think he's done an immense service, in being able to expand the scope of the discussion, regards the nature of incarnation, etc.
In regards to perceived 'discrepancies' between what he has documented in his regressions, and what Ra conveyed in their answers, there are definitely personal ways to address those. But even before one can do that, one has to have a personal sense of what you're trying to 'reconcile'.
If Ra's answers don't vibe with you, then by all means, don't try to indoctrinate yourself into buying into them.
If you also vibe with the regressed/narrative method, the work of Dolores Cannon is also extremely intriguing. It's helped me expand my conception of how the 'forces' of former lives carry over into present ones. These 'forces' are sometimes given the label of 'karma'; but once you are able to unpack the nature of 'karma', it leaves one with a simple lesson: that of acceptance. And there's no better way to examine or study acceptance, than seeing it illustrated in vivid case studies.
Acceptance (much like love) becomes much more 'graspable' when it is seen in action: rather than being pinned down as a definitive word, or used in a context-free zone.