Who is Carol Bowman?


Carol Bowman, M.S. is an internationally known author, lecturer, counselor, past life regression therapist, and pioneer in reincarnation studies.  Her books, Children’s Past Lives (Bantam, 1997) and Return from Heaven (HarperCollins, 2001) are now classics in the reincarnation field, and have been published and read around the world in 22 foreign editions.

Carol has been a practicing past life regression therapist for adults for 30 years.  She is a graduate of Simmons College in Boston.  She studied with the pioneers in the field of past life regression, and holds an M.S. in Counseling from Villanova University.

TV and Radio

Carol has been a leading spokesperson for children’s past lives since the publication of her first book in 1997.  She is often invited to be a guest on TV and radio, and has appeared as a reincarnation expert on Oprah, Good Morning America, The Katie Show, Unsolved Mysteries, A&E, Discovery Channel, ABC Primetime, the BBC in England,  on The Art Bell Show, and on Coast to Coast with George Noory.  She has lectured in Brazil, Norway, Belgium, Ireland, Spain, Canada, the Netherlands, and at the Omega Institute and the Edgar Cayce Foundation.

Pioneering Author

Children’s Past Lives is the first non-academic book to explore the phenomenon of children’s spontaneous past life memories.  It tells Carol’s story of how her own children’s past life memories led her to do research.  It also includes a guidebook for parents, to teach them how to recognize and respond when their children have these memories.  Her research presents reincarnation as a practical reality in our lives and within our families.

Return from Heaven expands the research to cases of reincarnation within the same family. The true stories are emotionally charged because they document families as they discovered that a deceased family member has returned in a new body as a child in the family. It is a truly miraculous discovery for them.

Pennsylvania Home

Carol lives with her husband, Steve, in Media, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia.  Her two children, Sarah and Chase, whose stories are told in Children’s Past Lives, are now grown.  Sarah lives in New York City and Chase lives in Los Angeles.