Ann Merivale graduated from the University of Bristol in 1962 with a BA Hons in joint French and Spanish. During the following twelve years she experimented with a variety of ‘helping’ professions before marrying the mathematician David Pearson, whom she met while they were both working in Geneva. The couple then returned to England and, while rearing their family of three, she performed voluntary work for the Third World and in anti-racism. At the age of fifty-two, after discovering her ‘true vocation for this lifetime’, she started writing books on spiritual subjects and obtained a Diploma in Deep Memory Process (past-life regression) therapy from Dr. Roger Woolger. She practised this over a period of twenty plus years in different locations including Ludlow, the Ripon Natural Health Centre and (unofficially) in Sathya Sai Baba’s ashram in India. Now that the couple are living in a retirement village in Malvern, Ann is always happy to offer the therapy in her home.