Monday, April 20, 2015

Thoughts on Love, Sex, and Past Lives

My first novel Motherless Soul came out in audio form recently. Listening to the narrator, Michelle Haynes, has reawakened my interest in some of the subjects I touched on in that book. One of those is timeless, romantic love. In this case “timeless” means life after life.

The basic concept behind a belief in past lives is that souls return many times. A person's next incarnation will have different genetics (sometimes including race, gender, or even species), a different upbringing (generally including friends and community, as well as parents), but always the same core or soul.

Most novels based on past lives also include the ability to recall memories from other lives. Some works of past life fiction, such as David Mitchell's book, Cloud Atlas do not include that ability. But my two novels, Motherless Soul and White Horse Regressions do. They use a hypnotist, Glen Wiley, to bring out those memories.

There must be as many different ideas about the connection between sex and love as there are couples on this planet. That's why there are so many types of relationships from open to monogamous. And it's also why people talk about finding a soulmate.

When writing a past life novel, there is an additional disconnect between love and sex because sex is physical and each incarnation of a single soul is different physically. Yet love is a connection between two souls. So it is possible for a couple to have their first sexual experience when they were physically different people. I love this concept because it makes readers (and writers) think.

In a radio interview on the internet radio show, Angels and Warriors, Kerra, the book reviewer, called Motherless Soul a “Journey of love through lifetime after lifetime.” (Click here to hear the interview.) I think Kerra's description is right on. I hope my readers do as well.

Click here to get more information about the audio version of Motherless Soul.