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Past-Life Regression Leads Hollywood Producer to a
Dramatic and Tragic Past Life Aboard the RMS Titanic
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA, February 10 — What if your spiritual journey took you back to a voyage aboard the RMS Titanic? That’s the question faced by Hollywood documentary producer Paul Amirault in his new memoir, The Man Who Sent the SOS (Bear Notch Road Press, April 2017).
Amirault underwent hypnotic past-life regression as part of a research assignment for a television show. During the session, he was transported unexpectedly to a dark night in 1912. There, in the freezing waters of the North Atlantic, he found himself cowering in fear before a massive wall of black steel … as the sinking White Star Liner loomed threateningly over his head.
The bone-chilling experience sparked a 12-year spiritual odyssey for Amirault—who ultimately concluded that his “past-life memories” coincided with those of Titanic’s First Marconi Officer John ("Jack") Phillips—a 25-year-old British man who died in the sinking.
Using his skills as a professional researcher, Amirault spent more than a decade experiencing and fact-checking (to the extent possible) details of Phillips' life, in order to prove to himself that the connection was real. He was fully committed to finding out the truth—both to set the record straight and so that he could experience his own personal healing.
Part-villain and part-hero of the famous disaster, Jack Phillips is a historical figure. And although some details of Phillips' life have previously been published, Amirault feels that they don’t provide an accurate picture of who Phillips was—or of the role he actually played in the tragedy. "During my past-life regressions and meditations, I learned things about Jack's childhood, career, secrets, challenges, and romances that I felt compelled to document," explains Amirault. "That was my motivation for writing the book, and it's the reason I want to share the story now. I want to correct misinformation, fill in partial information, and answer some of the questions that have dogged Jack's reputation since his death. Jack Phillips is the man who sent the SOS. He helped save the lives of hundreds of Titanic passengers, and I felt I owed it to him to tell his story as he saw it, and as I was able to experience it, too."
The RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage to New York, killing more than 1500 people. 705 survivors were plucked from the North Atlantic by the rescue ship Phillips summoned.
The Man Who Sent the SOS will be published on April 11, 2017, the 130th anniversary of the birth of Jack Phillips, who died just four days after turning 25. Thus, the 105th anniversary of the Titanic disaster will take place on April 15, 2017, making Amirault’s book a very timely read.
The Man Who Sent the SOS
By Paul Amirault
Bear Notch Road Press
Praise for The Man Who Sent the SOS
"A far more revealing and thought-provoking blend of genres than one might expect from a tale of events affecting the sinking of the great ship...From the Titanic's trappings and physical features (including the Marconigraph and hydraulic tube) to past-life regressions, hypnotherapists, questions of belief and reality, and a startling journey backwards in time, The Man Who Sent the SOS will sail beyond new age audiences to intrigue readers of Titanic history, memoirs, and scientific and historical investigations. It's an amazing journey that ultimately comes full circle…Highly recommended reading.”
D. Donovan, Senior Reviewer, Midwest Book Review
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About the Author
Paul Amirault is a television producer, writer, and photographer. During the first 28 years of his career, he has produced, written, or developed more than a hundred hours of TV programming for broadcast and cable networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, the History Channel, A&E, TLC, Lifetime, Bio, and Investigation Discovery. His credits include Murder Book, Deadly Wives, The Amazing Race, Kids Say the Darndest Things, Behind Closed Doors with Joan Lunden, and the long-running HGTV home renovation series, Over Your Head, among many others.
Om 2007, development work on a TV program took Amirault to Delphi University in the Great Smoky Mountains near McCaysville, GA. There he discovered a gift for energy healing, and he has since been infusing that passion into his work-a-day world.
He's currently writing his second book in this series, The Man Who Was Adrift at Sea, which chronicles his journey through the world of spiritual healing. He already has plans in the works for a third title.
Amirault lives in West Hollywood with his partner, James Young. For more information, visit www.paulamirault.com. To see samples of Paul's photography, visit his Instagram page at