Reincarnation – a case study (2)
By Marcus Lowth
While the idea and genuine belief in reincarnation has been with us for centuries, it is only really in our contemporary era that true modern studies have been conducted, recorded, and scientifically theorized as to their authenticity and what it might mean for human life as we know it.
Below are just a handful of examples of (relatively) recent people who claim to be able to remember another life or existence here on Earth before theirs.
Read the first part of the article
Reincarnation from Much Further Afield
The case of James Linegar aside, most of the examples in the first part of the article generally feature claims of a past life within several years of their own existence. Certainly within living memory of it. However, there are other cases of reincarnation that stretch back much further. Indeed, although they are largely the product of hypnotic regression and so open to heavy criticism, many people often recall multiple past lives. As if on a permanent cycle of existence.
For example, the case of Dorothy Eady and her claims of a past life in ancient Egypt. As interesting as the claims were in their own right, they would lead to discoveries that Egyptologists (at the time) were not even aware of. Although not all of the following would yield such finds as those following the claims of Eady, our first example did.
James Arthur Flowerdew – Recalls Sites at Petra Yet To Be Discovered!
A similar incident occurred when James Arthur Flowerdew from the United Kingdom, forever haunted by dreams and indeed waking memories of a great city surrounded completely by desert, as well as of a temple carved into a great cliff witnessed a documentary on the BBC of the ancient city of Petra in Jordan. He was amazed that the pictures on his screen were the same as ones that he witnessed in his mind for decades.
Flowerdew would make his thoughts known publicly. And it wasn’t long before producers from the BBC approached him with a view of making a program about his remarkable claims. He would agree. And upon reaching Petra was obviously instantly at home. He was aware of all the intricacies that only a local person would know. And what’s more, Flowerdew believed he had lived here hundreds and hundreds of years ago.
He would further baffle historians and archeologists alike when he identified sites and locations yet to be excavated. They would, however, prove accurate and of archeological and historical significance.
However, it was when he witnessed a guard station that perhaps the biggest claim came. He recalled this was the spot where he had died. He was apparently stabbed there by someone using a spear.
The information from Flowerdew as well as the obvious familiarity he had for the ancient trading city would convince many of his genuine ability to recall a time and an existence long ago.
Check out the video below. It looks at this most fascinating case a little further.
Sam – Reborn As His Own Grandson!
Another one of Jim Tucker’s cases was that of “Sam”. Around the age of 18 months, while his father was changing his diaper, he would amazingly state: “When I was your age, I used to change your diaper!”
Further revelations would come when he would look an old family photo album for the first time. Spurred on by the bizarre notion that Sam was his father, Sam’s own grandfather, Sam’s dad had produced the family album in order to monitor his young son’s reactions.
Immediately upon seeing a picture of a car, the young boy would point to it claiming, “That’s my car!”. Indeed, it was, it was his grandfather’s first ever car. His parents attempted to trick him by showing him a picture of his grandfather with a bunch of his friends. They would point intentionally to the wrong person. Each time, the young boy would correct them. And instead, point out the correct person as being him.
He was asked what else he remembered. He would claim that his sister (his great aunt) had been “turned into a fish” by “bad men!”
This also shocked the family. Sam’s grandfather’s sister had been brutally murdered, and her dead body dumped in a nearby river. Despite his accuracy, they would save him from the nightmares of his own mind. They wouldn’t tell him of these actual details.
Peter Hume – A Guard with Unpublished Knowledge, Once in Cromwell’s Army!
Although bingo caller from Birmingham in the United Kingdom, Peter Hume, was an adult when he began having “memories” of a life lived long ago, his account is intriguing to say the least.
Through hypnotic regression, Hume would finally manage to fill in the pieces of the partial memories. They had plagued his mind for years. If the session records are accurate, in the 1640s, Hume was alive and named John Raphael. A guard in Oliver Cromwell’s army.
He would begin to “locate”, in the session, certain locations he had been to or lived in his past life. One of these was a church in the village of Culmstock in the south of England. Although it looked much different today, he told of how the church at one time had a tower with a “yew tree growing in it”. It did, although this fact was not publicly known. Historians, however, would confirm the tower’s existence. And that it was demolished in 1676.
Even more bizarre are the records of the church. These clearly show that a John Raphael not only registered at the church, but he was married within it.
Ryan Hammons – A Big Player in 1960s Hollywood
It seemed to his Oklahoma parents that their son, Ryan, always had an interest and a liking for Hollywood and the movies. However, when he turned 4-years-old in 2009, he began suffering from strange and intense nightmares. Ones where he would wake up screaming, clutching at his chest and claiming his “heart exploded in Hollywood”.
His parents, like many parents, would and likely do, hoped he would simply outgrow the bizarre dreams. However, instead, one evening when she was tucking him into bed Ryan would claim: “Mama, I think I used to be someone else!”
He would give details of a huge white house with swimming pools in the yard. Furthermore, he had three sons although he couldn’t remember their names. This would upset him to tears the more he tried to remember.
While flicking through photographs and stills of old movies in an attempt to research her son’s claims, Ryan would point out a still from a movie named Night After Night from the 1930s. He would point to a man later identified as George Pace. And then to another man, who he claimed was himself, Martin Martyn.
According to further research, Martin Martyn was indeed a Hollywood agent who had died of a heart attack in 1964. Furthermore, he was relatively well-connected and also had three sons.
Edward Austrian – Recalls His “Throat Filling With Blood” In The First World War!
The story of 4-year-old Edward Austrian is equally dark and compelling. Ever since he was old enough to communicate it, he had a bizarre aversion to grey, rainy, damp days. They would make him feel anxious in the extreme and eventually result in a severely painful throat.
When he was asked about this pain, he would state, a little cryptically that his “shot was hurting!” As he got a little older, he would recall in detail his “other life”. Where he was serving “in the trenches” during the war – World War One. Indeed, reading from Edward’s writings, his mother Patricia would state of a memory of her son’s past life existence: “We were walking along through the mud. It was damp. It was raining (and) it was cold. My rifle is heavy… I heard a shot come from behind… and I felt my throat fill with blood!”
Should we accept these are the words of a 4-year-old boy? They are remarkably descriptive in their simplicity and accurate beyond his years.
Incidentally, the pain in his throat was eventually diagnosed as a cyst. However, doctors were never able to agree on treatment for it. Whether there is a connection or not, as he spoke to doctors about his “other life” the cyst simply vanished. As if responding to some type of invisible, spiritual treatment.
The short video below looks at this most interesting case a little further.
Jeffrey Keene – A Sudden “Memory” From Hundreds of Years Ago!
Perhaps what makes Jeffrey Keene’s claims of an apparent past life even more interesting is that the realization was sudden. Almost out-of-the-blue. During a vacation with his wife in the early-1990s, Keene would find himself on one of the battlefields of the Civil War. Sunken Road, in Maryland.
He suddenly had a feeling that made him believe he was about to have a heart attack. He stopped still for a moment. And while the pain and the dizziness passed, the strange mental feeling, similar to déjà vu remained.
Before the Keenes returned home, he would discuss the incident with an apparent psychic at a party they were attending. She would ask him if he had considered past lives as an option for the strange feeling that had overcome him in the field. He had to stop himself from saying “Not yet!” He didn’t know why, but he had an overwhelming urge to shout this phrase at that moment.
Keene would conduct research on the matter and eventually discover a General Gordon. Gordon had been at the Battle of Antietam at Sunken Road. And according to all accounts of the battle, Gordon’s most famous orders to his men were “Not yet!” as he held back his troops from attacking, and consequently being attacked.
Now certain he had found his former self in Gordon, Keene would note the strange “marks” on his body. They had previously meant nothing to him. Now, though, they matched many of the wounds suffered by Gordon in the Civil War.
Even stranger, Keene would find himself in hospital on his 30th birthday with a sudden aching in his jaw. According to most accounts of his life, when Gordon was 30-years-old, he was shot in the jaw.
Quantum Theories! White Noise Research! Might Science Unlock The Paranormal?
More and more mainstream scientists and researchers are becoming open to the possibility of legitimate research into such phenomena as reincarnation. Even if their expected findings are still those of an ardent skeptic, the shift is still towards a more open-minded approach. While far from complete or even adequate is in the right direction.
How can it not be with the wealth of information preserved online for the masses to digest? As well as understand at their own pace? Only half a century ago this was ignored as irrelevant material only available to a certain social circle. Now, in the modern world, it’s something that requires recognition and investigation.
We have also examined the notion of contacting and proving an existence beyond death through the use of white noise. As well as electronic communications.
Indeed, might life after death, the soul, and what we know as reincarnation eventually be explained through science? An application on the surface and in the minds of many dogmatic “scientists” is a separate world to the paranormal. And the unexplained.
One would imagine that in several decades, sooner or later, future generations will collectively look at the concept and reality of reincarnation (whatever they might prove to be) as we now look at the grim realities of mental illness today that past generations swept aside as literal “madness” for decades through a lack of understanding as well as a lack of a desire to understand.
Indeed, while little understood by most, there is a common theory creeping through quantum physics environments. That the universe, “at it’s most basic level” only exists when it is being observed. This very notion would bring into question what consciousness actually is. And if “it” creates its environment as opposed to reacting to the environment it observes.
Let’s stay with the observational existence theory for a moment. What should we think when we put it alongside such legends as Ptah from the writings of ancient Egypt? One of the creator gods of one of the greatest civilizations in human history. According to legends, Ptah would literally “think”, or imagine the universe into existence.
Incidentally, it is easy to see where the “let there be light” legends of The Bible stem from. If only the basic elements of them. Such writings as the ancient Egyptians and the Sumerians are the earliest known to humanity. But what are they based on? Or should we take them at face value? And if so, who are these “creator gods” and what exactly is our reality?
Is the ability to reincarnate, and indeed imagine or transform our reality something that is within us all? Might such esoteric lessons be teaching not a literal and physical transformation, but one of perception? Is that why, according to many ancient writings, divinity is within all of humanity? If so, what is divinity and how does it relate to human existence?
In another article we have written about the claims of Boriska, the boy who believes he can remember his past life on Mars. There, we also examined the findings of Delores Cannon, who has spoken to many people who believe they have experienced not only past lives, as well as completely different forms of existence.
If ever proof of these types of claims surfaces – of people recalling past lives as “energy forms” sometimes not even on planets or moons, but seemingly drifting through space and possibly time itself – then it will force a completely different understanding of everything we think we know.
Where Do We Collectively And Cosmically Go From Here?
So, then, it would appear that reincarnation, and more specifically our understanding of it, is likely paramount to our unlocking many other mysteries of the universe. Indeed, the question of what, if anything lies beyond “the other side” is one that has been twisted and used many times over.
From various world religions who use guilt as to what awaits after death to keep their religious flocks in order, to the equally ignorant “this is all there is” approach that sees reactionary often over-hedonistic acts with little thought for any potential and lasting consequences, our inability to contemplate such other existences, and indeed what such concepts as “the soul” might actually be, perhaps halts any potential spiritual advancement that many believe is our collective potential.
Is reincarnation inevitable? Or do each of our lives, however many we might have, serve another purpose? Perhaps one of such spiritual advancement mentioned above? Would this suggest the existence of a “creator”, of God? Or are these the “laws” of the Universe that we have yet to fully understand?
Let’s assume that the process of life-after-death takes place on other planets and throughout time and space. Might this explain the AKASHA-ic record that stores the “memories of the Universe” as well as some people’s ability to access this cosmic library at will?
Might this explain such geniuses as Leonardo da Vinci who were centuries ahead of their time? Or even mystics like Edgar Cayce, whose accuracy at accessing knowledge and memories from another plateau of existence remains unequal still today?
Check out the video below. It looks at the fascinating subject that is reincarnation.
July 7, 2019