Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect

Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect

by Ian Stevenson
     
 

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275951887
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/28/1997
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

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Table of Contents

Illustrations
Preface
A Note on Real Names and Pseudonyms
Acknowledgments
Ch. 1Introduction1
Ch. 2Bodily Changes Corresponding to Mental Images in the Person Affected13
Ch. 3Bodily Changes Corresponding to Another Person's Mental Images21
Ch. 4Birthmarks Related to Previous Lives without Verification of Possible Corresponding Wounds29
Ch. 5Birthmarks Corresponding to Wounds Verified by Informants' Memories37
Ch. 6Birthmarks Corresponding to Wounds Verified by Medical Records43
Ch. 7Birthmarks Corresponding to Surgical Wounds and Other Skin Lesions on Deceased Persons55
Ch. 8Birthmarks Corresponding to Other Types of Wounds or Marks on Deceased Persons63
Ch. 9Nevi Corresponding to Wounds or Other Marks on Deceased Persons69
Ch. 10The Prediction of Birthmarks73
Ch. 11Changes in the Appearance and Relative Location of Birthmarks81
Ch. 12Correspondences of Details between Birthmarks and Related Wounds or Other Marks on Deceased Persons85
Ch. 13Discrepancies between Birthmarks and the Evidence of Reportedly Corresponding Wounds97
Ch. 14Some Correlates of Birthmarks Attributed to Previous Lives103
Ch. 15The Interpretations of Birthmarks Related to Previous Lives109
Ch. 16Introduction to Cases with Birth Defects115
Ch. 17Birth Defects of the Extremities119
Ch. 18Birth Defects of the Head and Neck129
Ch. 19Birth Defects Involving Two or More Regions of the Body137
Ch. 20Experimental Birth Defects145
Ch. 21Internal Diseases Related to Previous Lives149
Ch. 22Abnormalities of Pigmentation that May Derive from Previous Lives153
Ch. 23Physiques, Postures, Gestures, and Other Involuntary Movements Related to Previous Lives161
Ch. 24The Face as a Type of Birthmark or Birth Defect165
Ch. 25Twins with Memories of Previous Lives169
Ch. 26General Discussion179
Sources of Additional Information189
Index193

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