Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1997 - Medical - 203 pages

Children who claim to remember a previous life have been found in many parts of the world, particularly in the Buddhist and Hindu countries of South Asia, among the Shiite peoples of Lebanon and Turkey, the tribes of West Africa, and the American northwest. Stevenson has collected over 2,600 reported cases of past-life memories of which 65 detailed reports have been published. Specific information from the children's memories has been collected and matched with the data of their claimed former identity, family, residence, and manner of death. Birthmarks or other physiological manifestations have been found to relate to experiences of the remembered past life, particularly violent death. Writing as a specialist in psychiatry and as a world-renowned scientific investigator of reported paranormal events, Stevenson asks us to suspend our Western tendencies to disbelieve in reincarnation and consider the reality of the burgeoning record of cases now available. This book summarizes Stevenson's findings which are presented in full in the multi-volume work entitled Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects, also published by Praeger.

 

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This is an amazing book that I have read only a few months after writing about the understanding I was given from the universal source of knowledge (God) that we do comeback not in physical form but in entity (spiritual) (soul) form. In fact, we choose the very lives we enter. The only thing of our parents are our physical outer selves. We are allowed to come back to experience that which we have not yet experienced in an effort to gain in our understanding and therfore our connection to our Creator. The end result being eternal spiritual maturity with God.
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I thought it would be more scientific and offer a new perspective but it is the same repetitive birthmarks evidence.

Contents

Introduction
1
Bodily Changes Corresponding to Mental Images in the Person Affected
13
Bodily Changes Corresponding to Another Persons Mental Images
21
Birthmarks Related to Previous Lives without Verification of Possible Corresponding Wounds
29
Birthmarks Corresponding to Wounds Verified by Informants Memories
37
Birthmarks Corresponding to Wounds Verified by Medical Records
43
Birthmarks Corresponding to Surgical Wounds and Other Skin Lesions on Deceased Persons
55
Birthmarks Corresponding to Other Types of Wounds or Marks on Deceased Persons
63
Introduction to Case with Birth Defects
115
Birth Defects of the Extremities
119
Birth Defects of the Head and Neck
129
Birth Defects Involving Two or More Regions of the Body
137
Experimental Birth Defects
145
Internal Diseases Related to Previous Lives
149
Abnormalities of Pigmentation that May Derive from Previous Lives
153
Physiques Postures Gestures and Other Involuntary Movements Related to Previous Lives
161

Nevi Corresponding to Wounds or Other Marks on Deceased Persons
69
The Prediction of Birthmarks
73
Changes in the Appearance and Relative Location of Birthmarks
81
Correspondences of Details between Birthmarks and Related Wounds or Other Marks on Deceased Persons
85
Discrepancies between Birthmarks and the Evidence of Reportedly Corresponding Wounds
97
Some Correlates of Birthmarks Attributed to Previous Lives
103
The Interpretations of Birthmarks Related to Previous Lives
109
The Face as a Type of Birthmark or Birth Defect
165
Twins with Memories of Previous Lives
169
General Discussion
179
Sources of Additional Information
189
Index
193
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IAN STEVENSON is Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Personality Studies at the Health Sciences Center, University of Virginia. He has published nine books on his research since 1966, two of which have been translated into French, German, and Japanese.

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