Do you believe in reincarnation? Did you know that there are no less than 3000 scientifically verified cases of people who remembered a past life and were able to offer verifiable proof? This is the life work of Dr. Ian Stevenson. For over 40 years’ worth of scientific research by renowned professor at the University of Virginia School of Medicine has remained mostly unacknowledged.
“The Scientific Method has become a dogmatic yardstick for judging the validity of any experience, argument, and belief. Although a new paradigm of understanding life, existence, and the cosmos, it exerts a near total control over human perception since the advent of modernity.”
Professor Stevenson ensured that his documented cases were diverse. He collected cases from the Near and Far East, Africa, India, the U.S., and Britain, among other places. He focused on children who astonished their parents with precise details about places they have previously lived in, people they have met, and even still-living relatives and friends from a past life. He then did something even more extraordinary: he began verifying the children’s memories.
For instance, he identified the deceased person that the child talked about, collected the facts about the person’s life, and matched them with the child’s memory. He went so far as to match medical records with birth marks, scars, and wounds.
As a result, he was able to rule out “plausible” and “normal scientific explanations” could nullify the hypothesis as made-up and fictitious.
I would like to remind you that Dr. Stevenson’s credentials and his work with the university for over 50 years are impeccable. Dr. Stevenson concluded his research believing that humans are more than just matter, genetics, and chemical reactions inside the body. He became a true believer in reincarnation.
Reincarnation is one of the recurring ideas in spiritual transcendence. It is the belief that our species becomes wiser, as souls reincarnate across ages, protecting the wisdom of our ancestors.
Below you can read about some very interesting cases regarding physical evidence of reincarnation.
Transferred Birth Marks
In parts of Asia, tradition dictates that when a person dies, relatives will mark his or her body often using soot with the hope that the soul of the deceased will be reincarnated within the same family. The mark is said to become both a birthmark and evidence that the soul has been reborn.
The Child Born With Bullet Wounds
Dr. Stevenson was a psychiatry professor from the University of Virginia who focused on reincarnation. In 1993, he published a paper in the Journal of Scientific Exploration detailing birthmarks and birth defects seemingly linked to past-life memories. According to his findings, the majority of birth defects are thought to be formed by “unknown causes.”
In one case, a child in Turkey remembered the life of a man who was killed by a shotgun. Hospital records told of a man who had died after six days of injuries caused by a blast to the right side of his skull. The boy in question was born with unilateral microtia a malformed ear and hemifacial microsomia, which is the underdevelopment of the right side of his face. Microtia occurs in roughly 1 in 6,000 babies, while microsomia is estimated to occur in 1 in 3,500 babies.
Born Knowing Swedish
Dr. Stevenson investigated numerous cases of the phenomenon of xenoglossy, which is defined as “speaking a real language entirely unknown to (the speaker) in his ordinary state.” The definition was coined originally by Charles Richet between 1905 and 1907. Richet was a Nobel Prize–winning doctor, whose interests and research spanned many areas, including parapsychology.
Stevenson investigated a 37-year-old American woman whom he called TE. TE was born and raised in Philadelphia, the daughter of immigrant parents who spoke English, Polish, Yiddish, and Russian at home while she was growing up. She studied French while in school. Her only exposure to Swedish was a few phrases spoken in a television show about the lives of Swedish Americans. However, while under eight different regression hypnosis sessions, TE became “Jensen Jacoby,” a male Swedish peasant.
Memories Of Monasteries
In his book Your Past Lives And The Healing Process, psychiatrist Adrian Finkelstein describes a boy named Robin Hull who often spoke in a language his mother couldn’t understand. She contacted a professor of Asian languages, who identified the language as a dialect spoken specifically in the northern region of Tibet.
Robin said that he went to school many years ago in a monastery, and that is where he learned to speak that language. However, the truth and the problems was that Robin wasn’t even of school-going age and had yet to set foot in a classroom.
The Burned Japanese Soldier
Another Stevenson investigation revolves around a Burmese girl named Ma Win Tar. Ma Win Tar was born in 1962, and at around age three, she started referencing a life as a Japanese soldier. The soldier had been captured by Burmese villagers and burned alive while tied to a tree.
The specific life in her account was not identified, but, as Stevenson points out, the circumstances were plausible. In 1945, Burmese villagers would capture any of the stragglers from the retreating Japanese Army, and they sometimes burned soldiers alive.
Ma Win Tar showed traits that were incongruous with her life as a Burmese girl. She liked her hair cut short and liked to dress in boyish clothes (something her family forbade). She refused the spicy foods that marked Burmese cuisine, showing a preference for sweet foods and pork.
She also showed a “streak of cruelty,” including a habit of slapping the faces of her playmates. Stevenson said that the Japanese soldiers “often” slapped Burmese villagers and that the practice is not culturally organic to the area. Ma Win Tar resisted her family’s Buddhism and even went so far as to consider herself “a foreigner.” She declared visiting members of the Japanese War Graves Commission (who had come to her town) as “our nationals.”
The ‘In Between’ State
Dr. Brian Weiss became involved with past-life regression through his involvement with a patient named Catherine, as illustrated in his book Many Lives, Many Masters. During a regression session, Catherine shocked Dr. Weiss when she mentioned that she was in an “in between” state and that both Dr. Weiss’s father and his son were present. Catherine went on to say:
“Your father is here, and your son, who is a small child. Your father says you will know him because his name is Avrom, and your daughter is named after him. Also, his death was due to his heart. Your son’s heart was also important, for it was backward, like a chicken’s . . .
He wanted to show you that medicine could only go so far, that its scope is very limited.”
Dr. Weiss was shocked, as his patient knew very little about his personal life. Photos of his living son, Jordan, as well as a daughter were on his desk, but Catherine seemed to be talking about Adam, the doctor’s first-born who had died at only 23 days old. Adam had been diagnosed with total anomalous pulmonary venous drainage with an atrial septal defect the pulmonary veins had grown on the wrong side of the heart, effectively backward. Further, Dr. Weiss’s father went by “Alvin,” but his Hebrew name was Avrom, just as Catherine had suggested. Dr. Weiss’s daughter Amy was indeed named for her grandfather.
The revelation convinced Dr. Weiss of the veracity of Catherine’s regression claims and changed the course of his career.
Among the most mysterious case studies about reincarnation is the story of a Oklahoma boy named Ryan. A few years ago, the four-year-old woke up screaming at two in the morning. Over the preceding months, he’d been pleading with his bewildered mother, Cyndi, to take him to the house where he’d “lived before.” In tears, he’d beg her to return him to his glittering life in Hollywood complete with a big house, a pool, and fast cars that was so fabulous, he once said, “I can’t live in these conditions. My last home was much better.”
When Cyndi went into her son’s room that night, Ryan kept repeating the same words “Mommy, I’m so homesick” as she tried to comfort him and rock him to sleep. “He was like a little old man who couldn’t remember all the details of his life. He was so frustrated and sad.”
The next morning, she went to the library, borrowed a pile of books about old Hollywood, and brought them home. With Ryan in her lap, Cyndi went through the volumes; she was hoping the pictures might soothe him. Instead, he became more and more excited as they looked at one particular book. When they came to a still of a scene from a 1932 movie called Night After Night, he stopped her.
“Mama,” he shouted, pointing to one of the actors, who wasn’t identified. “That guy’s me! The old me!”
Cindy was shocked, “I never thought that we’d find the person he thought he was.” But she was equally relieved. “Ryan had talked about his other life and been so unhappy, and now we had something to go on.”
Although neither Cyndi nor her husband believed in reincarnation, she went back to the library the next day and checked out a book about children who possessed memories of their past lives. At the end of it was a note from the author, professor Jim Tucker, MD, saying that he wanted to hear from the parents of kids with similar stories. Cyndi sat down to write him a letter.
“In the case of Ryan, the boy longing for a Hollywood past, an archivist pored over books in a film library until she found a person who appeared to be the man he’d singled out: Hollywood agent Marty Martyn, who made a cameo in Night After Night. After Cyndi spoke with Dr. Tucker, he interviewed Ryan, and then the family contacted Martyn’s daughter. She met with Dr. Tucker, Ryan, and Cyndi, and along with public records, she confirmed more than 50 details that Ryan had reported about her father’s life, from his work history to the location and contents of his home. Cyndi felt tremendous relief when she was told that her son’s story matched Martyn’s. She says, “He wasn’t crazy! There really was another family.”
And this is how the story about Ryan came to light!
David Wilcock – Edgar Cayce
Edgar Cayce is widely known as the most documented psychic of the 20th Century. In this comparison it is quite easy to see the facial similarities between Cayce and Wilcock. They also have remarkable astrological similarities, with the inner planets on both charts appearing in almost exactly the same positions at billions-to-one odds against chance. David’s birth planets are the closest match to Cayce’s in a 157-year period after Cayce’s death which helps him continue to work out the same karma.
Of course, they both also have a very well-documented record of accurate, insightful psychic readings.