Past Life Recall – what a controversial subject this is. Then again most of the subjects I am interested in could be classed as rather controversial. Whilst some scientists actually believe that there will soon be a time when they will be able to flash an infants past lives onto a computer screen. Others believe past life recall is memory transferred genetically from generation to generation through what have been called psychogenes.
Prodigies and Cognition are the two main areas that scientists like when investigating Reincarnation/Past Life Recall. I am going to list a few well known examples of each over the next couple of articles. Take your time, read them through, think about them and then let me know what you think.
How come one person is born a genius and another a boob; one is born beautiful and another ugly; one is born healthy and one crippled;? The concept of rebirth on earth, perhaps after an interval occupied by the individual in distilling out of memories of a life just ended such wisdom as his reflective powers enabled him to extract, would enable us to believe there is justice in the universe” C J DUCASSE (French Philosopher, born 1881)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – At four years of age this world-famous composer of the eigtheenth century wrote minuets, a piano concerto and a sonata. his compositions at ths age were not only technically accurate but also extremely difficult. At seven he composed a full-length opera.
Jean Louis Cardiac – Born in 1719, this French wonder child was able to repeat the alphabet when just three months old. At three years, he could read Latin, and at four, he could translate the language into either French or English. He died in Paris at the age of seven.
Giannella de Marco – On March 12, 1953, Giannella, an eight year old Italian girl, conducted the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, London, in works by Weber, Haydn, Wagner and Beethoven. A review in The Times said: ‘She plies a clear, generous beat and plainly has the music at her finger-ends. There is an unnerving maturity in her intellectual accomplishment….’ The London concert appearance was the one-hundred and twenty-third of her career, which began at the age of four.
John Stuart Mill – The English philosopher-economist who lived from 1806 to 1873 knew Greek at three years of age and at six years, could read Xenophon, heradotus, Aesop and Lucian.
Jose Capablanca – A Cuban prodigy who, by the age of four, was already a brilliant chess player. He seldom lost a game even when playing against experts who had spent years perfecting their moves. He went on to become world champion and died in 1942.
Raymond De Felitta – In Los Angeles in 1971 Frank De Felitta and his wife Dorothy suddenly heard fantastic rag-time music coming from inside their house. They quickly ran inside to see what was happening. They came to an abrupt halt when they witnessed their 6 year old son, Raymond, effortlessly running his hands up and down their piano keyboard, which before now he had never attempted to play. ‘Daddy, my fingers are doing it by themselves – isn’t it wonderful’ exclaimed the young Raymond. His mother, Dorothy, screamed and refused to go anywhere near him. Whilst his father, Frank, had an unaccountable surge of anger.
Raymond went on to be recognized throughout the United States for his accomplished playing, which veers toward the Jazz style of Fats Waller, who died in 1945. From never even experimenting with the piano, as most young children do, all of a sudden here was a six year old Raymond playing like a professional for up to 5 hours a day. Raymond de Felitta still plays Jazz on the piano and is also a successful screenwriter and director.
‘knowledge easily acquired, is that which the enduring self had in an earlier life, so that it flows back easily..’ PLATO’s Theory of Reminiscence
Did you know that the original meaning behind the word ‘education‘ originally meant ‘to draw from that which already was known.’
Bonnie Brown -young Eastern European woman in Second World War
Bonnie was a fashion model in Toronto. At the age of 29, Bonnie had been plagued with repeated attachks of bronchitis every winter since childhood. Induced into an altered state of consciousness by hypnotherapist Beverly Janus, she encoutered five different lifetimes in the space of an our. then she found herself as a young woman in a small East European town wearring drab clothes and a headscarf. With her neighbors, she was taken from her hut and led to a train by soldiers wearing second World war uniforms. There was no food or water on the train and se was cold and tracked with coughing. (Bonnie coughed throughout the regression and fel so cold she had to be wrapped in blankets.) After several days’ journey, Bonnie and her fellow captives were herded into a camp fenced with barbed wire. ‘I was standing at the fence with my hands on the wire,’ Bonnie recalled ‘ I was coughing blood. I remember thinking: “I don’t want to live anymore”. No one seemed to care. I was coughing and coughing until the end.’ It was then that Beverly Janus instructed her patient that she would no longer be affected by the bad effects of the past. Since that regression in 1972, when she confronted her sickness in what appeared to be her previous incarnation, Bonnie hasn’t experienced a trace of the bronchial trouble. she says ‘I feel that reincarnation is the best explanation for what happened. But if it was only an exploration of my psyche to show me that I no longer need to have bronchitis, who care? The main thing is that it works.’
Shirley Kleppe-Moran – 16th Century French girl
27 year old Shirley Kleppe-Moran was similarly relieved of seizures for which there was no medical explanation or help. These seizures could last from 15 minutes to 1 hour, they made her body ‘feel like it was going a million miles an hour’ and had afflicted her since the age of 7 years. Under hypnosis, she entered the life of a young French girl living on the coast of Normandy in the 16th century. Suspected of being a witch because she was seen visiting a sick boy who had subsequently died, she was chased by torch-carrying villagers, to a line of cliffs where she jumped to her death. Shirley re-lived her leap into mid-air as the intense, emotional equivalent of her seizures which, since the day of her regression in 1977, have never returned.
Margaret Baker – Previous life as Tyzo Boswell, a gypsy horse dealer 1775 – 1831.
In 1978, during a taped regression in which she was suspicious of her ‘gorgio‘ or non-gypsy interviewer, Margaret spoke in coarse, guttural language whilst describing the life and death of a gypsy horse dealer by the name of ‘Tyzo Boswell’. She described his life in great detail, including his death by lightening in 1831 whilst at a horse fair in Horncastle, Lincolnshire. When the tape was played back Margaret had no recollection of anything said in the recording. As soon as was possible, Margaret arranged a trip to the neighbouring county of Lincolnshire, to see whether there was any truth in her ramblings on tape. It wasn’t long before she had the eerie sensation of standing next to the grave of Tyzo Boswell, in the graveyard of St. Mary’s Church at Tetford. The tombstone confirms that Boswell was ‘slain by lightening’ on August 5, 1831, and the burial of his remains, two days later, is duly recorded in the parish register. Once on Boswell’s home territory, Margaret felt great familiarity with her surroundings. For instance, she knew exactly where the grave was. Also during this recording Margaret used Romany words, for example, ‘motto’ meaing drunk, ‘mello’ for dead nd ‘chopping freis,’ meaning selling horses, all of which were later verified.
Yet another two examples of precognition:
1. Cynthia Henderson, – who had voiced her past-life memories in colloquial French, led a film crew to a bomb-ravaged, 300 year old chateau near the village of Fleur in Normandy – her home as French aristocrat Amelie de Cheville. the experience was so powerful that she burst into tears.
2. Helen Pickering – journeyed to Aberdeen where she had lived as James Archibald Burns, who had been born in 1807 in Dunbar, Scotland. whilst still in Sydney, Australia, Helen had drawn a detailed sketch of aAberdeen’s Marshall College of Medicine that was verified by the only man alive who knows precisely how the building used to be, local historian David Gordon, collector of every plan and drawing from the college’s beginnings. Gordan stated that the historical knowledge that Helen possessed about the college was inexplicable. Inexplicable, that is, unless Helen once walked it corridors as as medical student James Burns two centuries ago. Helen’s claims to James Burns life were furher authenticated by records in the county library at Blairgowrie, the town where Burns had set up a successful medical practice.
Have you never observed that children will sometimes, of a sudden, give utterance to ideas which makes us wonder how they got possession of them, which presuppose a long series of other ideas and secret self-communings, which break forth like a full stream out of the earth, an infallible sign that the stream was not produced in a moment from a few raindrops, but had long been flowing concealed beneath the ground…? JOHANN GOTTFRIED VON HERDER (1744 – 1803) German philosopher, poet, and literary critic
There are obviously many other recorded accounts of reincarnation, certainly too many to list here. But what are your thoughts on this subject? Do you have any experience of Past Life Recall and if so, would you be willing to share them with us?
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