An Unusual Reality

Hey guys,

As you know, I recently did an interview with Stephan Schwartz. Stephan said something very interesting about Dr Ian’s research on reincarnation — so while the interview is getting edited, I did some digging shared with you Dr Ian’s reincarnation research.

I found your comments really interesting! Some of you agreed that his research supported reincarnation. Some of you had other ideas.

I find this so fascinating that I looked around even more and found this. Now I want to know what do you think of this.

Do you think this evidence is strong proof of reincarnation?

Or do you completely disagree with the whole concept that these children’s past lives memories are even reincarnation — and perhaps something else instead?

Share your thoughts below!

Michael Jura

PS: When the full interview with Stephan Schwartz is edited, you’ll hear Stephan’s opinion on Dr Ian’s reincarnation work… plus a whole lot more things that challenges how we conventionally think the mind works.

Stay tuned to be the first to know about this interview.

85 Responses to An Unusual Reality
  1. Maria
    May 5, 2009 | 4:37 pm

    When my daughter was about 1.5 years old, she saw a picture of an angel, she asked “what is that around her head” I said a halo – she giggled, she said, where I came from angels don’t have halo’s.

    She wanted to drink my coffee — her first sip was slow, she enjoyed is very much, she drank it as if it has been such a long time since she had a cup!

    These kinds of instances disappeared at around 2.5 years old.

  2. steve
    May 5, 2009 | 4:43 pm

    This is rather dated info but I have read this book and I am impressed at the rigorousness of Ian’s research and what his criteria are for accepting
    Does it PROVE reincarnation? Hard to say. It might never be conclusively proven to everyone’s satisfaction.
    On the other hand, for those who want to believe this is heavy armament!

  3. karen
    May 5, 2009 | 4:45 pm

    My granddaughter, with whom I share a remarkable closeness,in a moment of uncharacteristic pensiveness, said to me at age 2 1/2: “Miki, (she’s always called me that instead of the “granna” we tried to teach her), Do you remember a long time ago when I was YOUR mommie and you were MY little girl?” When I responded that I didn’t, she looked confused and questioned in an unbelievable voice “You don’t?” I asked her what my name had been and she said, “Michelena, but we called you Miki.” I then asked her what her name had been and she thought for a minute then replied, “Ummm, I can’t remember that.” And then the moment was gone and she was once again my little granddaughter.

  4. shanti
    May 5, 2009 | 4:46 pm

    Yes, I do believe in this. I am currently writing a fictional narrative that touches upon this. This is why we have certain tendencies. We can overcome it all in one lifetime, and merge into the superconscious again never to be reborn. But this is rare as we tend to evolve over many lifetimes until we see the source of our unique manifestation that caused us to be here. Sometimes we may not like it. But it is all made up anyway by beingness which is empty and meaningless. When I was younger, my family used to say that a beggar can become a king, and a priest can become a murderer. We all walk a fine line. So compassion and kindness are important for evolution in a lifetime, as well as contributing to the world’s evolution and not just for oneself.

  5. Bogdan
    May 5, 2009 | 4:55 pm

    Well.., in one of my many past lives, I was not allowed to think – I just had to blindly accept what my religious leaders told me to think. In still another, I was an agnostic and accepted the possibility of anything being possible – I just wasn’t sure what that anything was. In this life, I don’t care because all of the different possible realities come together in my mind and confuse me no end. It’s a lot easier to stay stupid – that way I can join a religious group – it doesn’t matter which one – and stay blissed out in my ignorance. Now next life.., well, I’ll just have to wait and see, lol. In the meantime, please don’t try and confuse me with facts and logical explanations. When you do, you are stepping on my ignorant bliss and crushing out its’ life, lol.
    P.S. Yeah, I do believe in re-incarnation and many possibilities and various lives occurring at the same time because all is NOW and the various different happenings are occurring in different dimensions – NOW! Time is just an awareness of a differently occurring reality in a new dimension as we move through the different dimensions and occurrences. And that is not from any pre-conceived religious teachings – it is from my own peculiar and original hallucinations (?), lol.

  6. Sheena
    May 5, 2009 | 5:03 pm

    Hi Michael,
    Do you know there is this remote villege 1000 Km north from Beijin in China where many people remember their previous lives? I read about this in this book called, “Umarekawari no Mura,” which means “Reincarnated Villege.” Ken Morita published this book last year in Japan. With his guide, Wang Hu Yang, Kenichi has been to the villege many times for interviewing people who remembers their past lives. There are many interesting things in his intervies. If people who remember their pastrives talk about their previous life, they usually become sick, especially children. So, many people don’t like to talk about it…One thing all the people who remember their past lives share is that when they cross to the other world, they were asked if they wanted to have this “soup.” They all refused to have that “soup.” Interesting?
    Anyways,you can see this site about this book at:
    Also,about Ken Morita at:
    I thought it’d be fascinating if you can interview him!
    He has published quite a lot of very interesting books and very popular in Japan. I’m a great fan of him too!

  7. Jeff
    May 5, 2009 | 5:05 pm

    My son Nathan 3yrs old premee three month.s This child is one in a million his personality is of an old soal.Every person he is in contact with can not say enough about him.He loves music not just like but this kid has rythem beyond explanation I know he has had a past life there is no other explanation

  8. Sharon
    May 5, 2009 | 5:33 pm

    Digg. I agree with his findings of reincarnation, I believe we come back to solve a past life, problem or unfinished buisness, learning to be more of the “One” to be more of who we really are, “spirit.” We find situations and problems to help us heal a past life to move on to a higher level in our next life. Life is a education for all learnning and experinceing, our lives touch others which in turn helps us all to grow learn and move to a higher level of being. We come back to help others move into a higher understanding of beingness, by moveing them to a higher level also, just by either being the problem in there lives to make them grow or letting them see the gifts that are there. I feel that reincarnation also explains uncanny knowlege at a very young age, playing the piano, super smart children young age, the list of smart beings is endless, all reincarnated to let us know its is real and also, reincarnated beings to help solve our earthy delemma, to pull all of our world together more each time someone re-enters our world. The life we live here is the education and the next life is the life we move in, after we graduate from our last life, moveing to our next higher level. (I rate his article a 5 star).

  9. Daine
    May 5, 2009 | 5:37 pm

    I haven’t read the article yet (does that disqualify me?), but based upon nothing else but Nature’s Cycle of Life…I think reincarnation is viable. Daine

  10. Bev
    May 5, 2009 | 5:40 pm

    I had my natal chart completed by one of the most renowned astrologers I could find. My entire life, the tragedy that woke me up and my successes and failures are in that circle. There is no way an astrologer who has never met me, knew nothing about me and had no possible way to find personal things out about me could tell me such deeply personal and private moments that have filled my life. Some intelligence beyond us surely designs that circle. Also I have talents, skills and abilities which came from seemingly nowhere. I also have memories which are not related to this life but surely must be about another life. The entire experience has been awe inspiring for me and has given me a new outlook on life…

  11. Aaron Brinegar
    May 5, 2009 | 5:49 pm

    Sorry, not impressed. I have never heard an argument for reincarnation that could not be explained by exceptionally sensitive subjects being influenced by discarnate spirits for whatever purpose.

  12. Eleanore Dunn
    May 5, 2009 | 5:58 pm

    I have personally expeirenced past life regression and with the use of crystals went back into two lives that are consistent with my history and recognized that other participants as different family members in a different context. As an example I was a young boy in England learning to be a blacksmith and the man who was teaching me was my older brother in this life. There is more, are you interested? Let me know.

    Love and light,

    Eleanore Dunn
    Behavioral Therapist
    Candidate: Ph.D. Holistic Healing
    Reiki Practitioner

  13. Susan
    May 5, 2009 | 6:02 pm

    I am a strong believer in re-incarnation. I have been able to research some of my previous lives. I have been to places where there has been that sense of “Deja Vu” and known that I had been there before. The past, the present and the future are all one, we are all one, thus there is no separation, therefore, we have been here on Earth, in other dimensions, on other planets at different times. It is wonderful, plus we often overlap our gifts and abilities from lifetime to lifetime. It just is.

  14. Keith Glen Halliday
    May 5, 2009 | 6:09 pm

    I haven’t always believed in reincarnation but I do now. I had a past life regression done this year and found out my purpose in this life. I don’t need anymore proof – I just know that it is true. I have had out of body or astral experiences and am leaning about remote viewing and influencing.

  15. Barbara Painter
    May 5, 2009 | 6:12 pm

    When I first became aware of the concept of Reincarnation, it confirmed what I suspected about “exceptionual talants” in young children, such as Mozart’s musical skills, etc. I had suspected that they were remembering the talents and skills from a former life time or tapping into an existing experience for there is no linear time in consciousness. However, I found lots of schools of thought about reincarnation and its judgments on what it means, price to pay because of “past lives” etc. was way off base. Dr. Ian’s research has helped confirm that it exists. It just may be in a different way than most people attribute to it.

  16. James
    May 5, 2009 | 7:03 pm

    BEV. I wish you could give me the e-mail address of that astrologer.

    Yes I do believe in incarnation.

  17. Nada
    May 5, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    Many years ago I read about Dr. Ian s research into reincarnation and I think the cases are very convincing, as it involves small children.

    I am very interested to hear Stephan Schwartz s opinion on Dr. Ian s work and reincarnation which is a fascinating topic.

  18. Gregory
    May 5, 2009 | 7:10 pm

    I believe that it doesn’t really matter what we believe. The truth is self-evident; actions, words, and thoughts all speak for themselves. Universal things or events do not require us to believe in them. What I am getting at is that reincarnation is a UNIVERSAL TRUTH, so it doesn’t really matter what opinions we may have about it. The Buddha once said people with opinions just go around bothering one another. I Know we have all lived many many times, and, although fascinating and sometimes insightful, it is all in the past, and all that matters is the life we are living. I have murdered people in past lives, and I’ve been dinosaurs, but now I’m a Buddhist, and I have entered this life to atone for my sins. What we have done is not WHO WE ARE.

  19. Bill
    May 5, 2009 | 7:13 pm

    I think that He has proof of one of the chapters in the Bible.
    The dead will rise agian,to be judged. Dont quote me I am not sure of the exact words. Also thier is a belief that we breath the escance of our for fathers inherating thier characteristics.So why not if all we are is energy anyway.

  20. Jeff Griffin
    May 5, 2009 | 7:18 pm

    One thing that comes to mind during this video is stated in Quantum Physics, scientists have discovered that the observer is also included in the experiment that they are conducting. The person conducting the experiment is doing so with the intentions of finding a desired outcome and in doing this , matter and energy respond to this in a like manner to help support the results of the finding. However, I do believe that life is not a “one time shot” so to speak. We are spiritual beings first, and this life experience that we are having now is for the growth and expansion of what we have already become. I feel that we have indeed lived many lives before this and will live many lives after this. My beleif is that we were not meant to remember the previous experiences in this one for the memories would greatly affect the puposeful intentions that we set forth when we came here. In other words, if I knew I was a musician in a past life, my recollection of this would probably influence me to do the same in this life and the whole purpose of expansion and growth has been thwarted. As was written in the video, many of the cases that these children have had in a past life have not been a pleasant experience to them. So I ask the question, why is the attention of so many on discovering where they have been instead of putting their attention in the now and being grateful for this opportunity to grow and move forward?

  21. John Vickers
    May 5, 2009 | 7:24 pm

    I have read one or two of Dr. Stevenson’s books. They are fascinating and quite convincing. The main theme that plays throughout his writings and research is that he is a scientist first. He is not a fanatic or a person trying to prove a theory. He is very through and careful in how he gathers the facts and checks them. He is very diligent in discounting accounts where his investigations indicated the informatin could well have come from other sources than past life memories. I always tended to believe and after reading his material I am conpletely convinced. In fact to not believe in reincarnation with so many well documented cases is more of a stretch than to simply admit that reincarnation can be true.

  22. Paul
    May 5, 2009 | 7:37 pm

    Hi Michael

    Well the spirit never dies, As humanity begins to evolve its now beginning to comprehend the universe and how we are but one small part of the higher intellengience. Over the past people like Jose Silva prmoted mind control and he knew that humanity would not be ready or understand this knowledge yet. But as we begin to explore the deepest part of the mind the delta waves the spirit begins to remember spirit conciousness and the life time to life time experiences of experience. Its sort of like remote viewing. But once the individual masters their fear and becomes enlightened they can have out of body experiences go out into the future and see what path or lies ahead for humanity, which is in sense remote viewing. Many cultures have mastered this but have long kept it a secret for humanity must turn it around. Why I glad people like Dr.Wayne Dyer , Burt Goldman taught and promoted products. My thought is rencarnation does exist and we now beginning to accept that there maybe a new horizon just ahead of humanity if they are willing to explore new frontiers or suffer the faith that may await them for being closed minded. It will be interesting for sure. Until nest take care everyone enjoy the being which you have chosen.

  23. Harold Griffin
    May 5, 2009 | 7:45 pm

    I believe that generations of ancestral memory are stored in CELLULAR MEMORY. Memory as in the genes and DNA that pass on to us the body type, hair and eye color, and predispositions to inherited disease or intelligence. One could go on and on with examples.

    I belive the brain is simply a processor, like a CPU, that may even cache memory, but that “past lives” are just deeply embedded cellular memory we inherit from our ancestors that some of us access easier than others because they are embedded at different levels of memory just as we have different levels of consciousness.

    A so called past life memory could be a memory your ancestor or many ancestos experienced. IMHO

  24. Illana
    May 5, 2009 | 7:57 pm

    When I was a teenager, my mother made me read a book about the reincarnation of a woman called Bridey Murphy. I cannot recall the name of the book but the content made a believer out of me, not just because of that, but also because my younger sister mentioned at times that she had another mother. I myself remember an incident when I was a child, when I didn’t recognize my at the present mom, and asked her where my real mom was.
    I never knew why, but I always thought that being born only once made no sense, neither was it just. It made no sense to me, if we were supposed to be all equally loved by our Creator, that He would not allow us to all be born the same, and what you made of your life later on was up to you. Instead, some are born perfect in all ways, healthy, beautiful and into a wealthy environment and others very sick, deformed and into the poorest conditions. All this made me believe in Karma, which made more sense, and to believe in Karma automatically makes you believe in reincarnation.
    I believe strongly that somewhere in the Old Scriptures Jesus mentioned reincarnation, and that in the time of Constantine, due to politics and power, the mention of reincarnation was banned. I might be wrong, but I cannot seem to shake that belief…

  25. Jason
    May 5, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    I have always believed these childhood experiences are real. 2 of my own 5 children have told me about once being adults, with many details of this former adult life. I do not however think that this is due to re-incarnation. I think the mode of these experiences is the same as that of remote viewing. We all belong to the same collective consciousness, and for whatever reason, these kids get a view through a portal of one particular life that resonates so strongly with them that they in fact believe that life was their own. In the case of birthmarks/ defects, I believe this is part of the same “glitch”– if I may call it that. If we look at the collective consciousness as a super-computer, it is bound to have a glitch or two. While I believe we all have the ability to access information about any one person’s life in first-person detail, I think that for some reason one particular life and its information may transpose on another due to its “proximity” in this “matrix”. We are not only connected to each other as humans, but as animals, rocks, planets, and stars. The whole universe is woven together this way on the basis of energy, and since all visible matter IS energy (protons, neutrons, and electrons), I believe the whole thing is one. And since we are all one, I also believe this to mean that time is one, meaning the entire past and the entire future, to eternity in either direction, exists simultaneously. Every moment that has existed exists in one eternal “moment”. Which is why I believe each one of our personalities is unique, and therefore not re-incarnated. A hard concept to understand, I know, but look at it this way: we know of three spatial dimensions, therefore time must exist as a by-product, but in the eternal, there is only one “dimension”, inclusive of the four we experience, and many that we do not. How many, nobody knows for sure, but every day there are advances in particle physics and astrophysics which are slowly unraveling this truth, maybe not as their main objective, but in an effort to reconcile the two fields which for so long could not agree on the differences we see at the very large and very small levels.

  26. Barbara Smith
    May 5, 2009 | 8:13 pm

    I know reincarnation is real. I spoke Incan and an ancient dialect of Aborigine while learning to talk as a baby. English is my native language in this incarnation. I met my granddaughter from a previous incarnation. At the time she was 3 and I was 8. It was funny to the adults, a little girl calling another little girl grandma! lol But, we knew!
    Certain eras of history that we are drawn to are memories of previous incarnations. Loved the video. Problem with proving anything such as reincarnation is that everyone, in order to believe, must first have their own personal proof. Anothers proof will not work for the majority.
    Forgive my disjointed thoughts. :) ) This happens frequently lately as I am immersed in energy shifts.

  27. William
    May 5, 2009 | 8:18 pm

    Please don’t use red on your video – it’s difficult to read.
    Yes – all those things in your video and more.
    Perhaps the most obvious are the conflicts we have with others. I see that we are here to forgive. We are given, because of our conflicts, many opportunities to do that. We are like the bull in the china shop – and we return for the opportunity to repair what we have previously broken. Forgiveness – it’s all we have to do. Forgive – it’s love in action. Repair through forgiveness, and as been given – go and sin [break]no more…It’s all about relationships.

  28. Michael "Maui Mike" J
    May 5, 2009 | 8:24 pm

    I never believed in reincarnation until I went to Dianetics. I thought they were bunk or, at best, mind/thought planting from demons in hell or even nearly parallel brain waves with the dead. In Dianetics I uncovered past lives and now have a sense of belief while still allowing the possibility of my old ways.

    When I took Silva UltraMind System (April/May 2008), I learned that Jose Silva uncovered reincarnation in his research. He discovered that spirits “wait” a few years (2-3 as I recall) before returning.


    A psychic told me that spirits “wait” about 7 years before returning here.

    I’ve seen videos of people alive today that have recollection of an immediate past life.

    And very young kids that recall Heaven but are starting to forget as they get older.

    If not then why did Jesus say “…believe in me and die only once…”???

    And His mother would have been here the first time because she was a virgin(Lucifer was worried/scared because “a virgin is born”) and all new baby girls were virgins.

    There is too much evidence to support strong doubt.

  29. William
    May 5, 2009 | 8:27 pm

    We MUST stop thinking of reward and punishment in regard to reincarnation. Life does not punish – nor does it reward. Like gravity, Life merely observes. Man rewards and punishes. One is not punished because he steps off a high place. Nor are we rewarded – reincarnation allows us to reap what we sow. We simply get back what we do to others. Life is simple, though perhaps not so easy. Our egos get in the way of the simplicity – therefore Life can seem difficult, though it need not be. We do it to ourselves. This is the whole point of reincarnation.

  30. GrannySue
    May 5, 2009 | 8:58 pm

    I’ve been a fan of Ian’s for decades… I believe, and I study – but to proof? If quantum physics can’t do it, we’ll have to wait for after 2012….. Once time as we know it ceases to exist, the dimensions will be open for exploration -

  31. Johan
    May 5, 2009 | 9:01 pm

    No, each spirit (one human, one spirit) get one chance to experience life on earth.

    There is totally acceptable explanations for the talents of small/young children.

    All spirit are connected to the source, which stores all experiences. Anybody got the ability to tap into source and children’s ability is much beter to access information in source.

    Reincarnation is a term used by people, unable to explain the connection to the Creator – God.

  32. smilja janjatovic
    May 5, 2009 | 9:02 pm

    It would be best to see the whole interview first, but the above video doesn’t prove anything at all.
    I’ve read of similar reports, but, as far as I know, none have ever been confirmed by any by any State or scientific authorities.

  33. Gail Nicholls
    May 5, 2009 | 9:30 pm

    Reincarnation is FACT. I am a trained Hypnotherapist of 25 years and also an LBL Therapist ( Michale Newton Institute.) In my own personal life and clients, it is extremly interesting looking over the many case studies. I myself can go back to being part of Limuria ann Atlantis’s end of times and here I am again! The Lemuria life has been proven to me,a long story. All my illnesses related to past lives and in my many travels world wide,my sceptic and analytical mind have been satisfied that it does exsist. God Bless those who create havoc in this life! As in a future life they WILL experience it from the other side “of the fence” to balance out the Karma.

  34. Kathy
    May 5, 2009 | 9:32 pm

    I believe there is something really more profound than the ‘theory’ of reincarnation. There is something that is to do with the fact that we and everything in the universe is energy. In this light, we are able to pick up memories of past lives right down to the nitty gritty details because all memories not only lie in your brain and cells, but in the universe as a whole. We pick up memories of past lives that resonate with our present lives. There is so much more that we don’t know but we will. I think we need to open our minds to other possibilities…just because we have memories of past lives does not prove that we have been reincarnated. I believe we did live as spirits and made choices before we came to earth. And when we die we still learn and grow in the next world but we are not reincarnated.

  35. Rhea Lynn Austin
    May 5, 2009 | 9:37 pm

    I intensely feel I have lived many lives before…I know this because of the synchronicity involved in my interests and those books, movies,websites that I frequent. It’s as if my soul looks for events I have felt, places I have been, emotions I have felt. Even as a child, I recall doing unusual things…trying to fly for one really sticks out in my mind. Wondering off in the middle of the night when I was about two…looking for something in Detroit, Michigan. I always felt like I didn’t belong to the family I have. Even now at 60 with two grown children both of which are old souls which I would estimate to be within the past two hundred years. But what I find odd is their children, my grandchildren appear to be new souls…very unique with their gifts,talents and communications. Both are under three and a half years of age. There have been times when I knew what they were thinking.

    I believe we are energy fields and for each soul that is reincarnated there are lessons to learn. I feel certain that is is my last reincarnation. It’s a feeling in my gut.

    It’s odd that that Dr. Ian’s research has centered on children. Recalling my own childrens’ young lives I see the patterns of past lives, their gifts, talents and almost tragedies. Even the innocent pretend friends who frequented our home.

  36. Peadar
    May 5, 2009 | 9:43 pm

    You know. They say nowadays that reincarnation is making a comeback !!!!!

  37. Lane
    May 5, 2009 | 10:08 pm

    Apparently, a friend of mine has a “piece” of someone from history with him in this life. This someone did not live such a good life at all. (I’m unsure exactly why my friend has this piece with him or for whose learning.) It seems that we know very little about what really goes on sometimes. We have re-incarnation and pieces of other souls coming in with us. We also are able to tap into the ether: pulling out information and inspiration which has accumulated through the ages from all souls and perhaps giving it our own individual touch.

    Until we evolve sufficiently we cannot know too much or we would very likely go quite mad. It would be far, far worse than trying to tell a child there’s no Santa Claus and no Christmas presents this year. This learning has to be a somewhat gradual process so that we may remain somewhat sane.

    I understand there was a scientist, on discovering that there was nothing between the atoms in a chair (i.e. spaces), he went mad.

    Many years hence I left my religious faith. Try doing that and keeping some balance in your life! (It was rather frightening in many respects.) We may not be ready for ALL the information but a lot of us are pushing the boundaries and this is really exciting stuff.

    I had a friend years ago and she was telling me about her children: One of them was saying that he had been a “very bad man mummy… a very bad man”. He kept insisting he’d been a very bad man and that he had been shot in this particular spot. When she discovered the history of the place there had indeed been a very bad man shot where her child had shown her.

    What we’re learning is wonderful and enthralling but we still need to get on with the journey of life and that means the practical stuff too. One day the whole world will be awake and wouldn’t that be something to see! The main thing with all this is to remember that we are here to “learn how to become more spiritual”! That includes all the good stuff, principally, LOVE. As I read the other day: We need to live less from the mind and more from the HEART.

  38. Bubba - On The Loose
    May 5, 2009 | 10:09 pm

    The first question I ask as a De-Hypnotist is “Are these incidents in locations where there is a strong belief in reincarnation?”
    If so, there is a possibility of unconscious influence; not much different from “false memories” that are seen in trance. The other consideration would be if you belief in remote viewing or ESP. If we believe in these things and believe that our conscious mind reaches through the sub-conscious and into universal consiousness where we are all connected, then it would be natural to accept that we have access to all knowledge – of self, others, and in time; past, present and future. If this is true, then it would account for this link seen in children as they access the truth until that time, as they age, that thier self-image and belief systems are so coated with judgements, beliefs and impressions imposed upon them by others that they can no longer access this part of themselves that is connected to the universal mind. If this is so, then there would be no need in an intellegent universe for reincarnation because all learning could be accomlished through access to the memories of life experience of others. Perhaps the only reason we take on this physical form is because we want our turn on the virtual reality ride called life.

  39. patti
    May 5, 2009 | 10:16 pm

    I had a past live regression during deep meditation that I was an executioner that cut off people’s heads, Yogi that healed people, Brahma that practiced soul searching, English boy that drowned, Meditation leader that led many people in meditation. In this live; I’m dealing with my karmic creditors whom I cut their heads off, I’m a healer by nature, but do not wish to practice, I’m afraid of water, and practicing meditation is my second nature. I have an inner peace by understanding where all of these come from. I’m a true believer.

  40. peggy collis
    May 5, 2009 | 10:34 pm

    I simply do not know. I am looking foreward to viewing the interview.


  41. Leslie
    May 5, 2009 | 10:40 pm

    When my daughter was about 3, she would do something like hold one foot and jump up and down. Then she would say.. When you were a little girl could you do this? I would then say “Yes.” Then she would say..” Then I was the mom, Huh?”

  42. Cathy
    May 5, 2009 | 11:05 pm

    Although I was raised Roman Catholic, I sensed even as a child that there was more to this “life” than what I was experiencing at that “time”. I have always loved music and music related activities. As a child I would dance to my parents’ recordings of “Big band” and “Latin music”. I would also invent choreography. We lived on a farm in the midwest so I was able to take piano lessons but dance lessons were not available. As an adult, I have pursued dancing – classical ballet, ballroom, and folk dancing. I have even been paid to perform in schools doing Irish
    folk dancing and currently teach very young children a dance education program. I also teach adults an introduction to Irish folk dancing.

    What is ironic is that although I saw some ballet and ballroom dancing on television as a child, I did not see any Irish folk dancing nor is my family’s ethnic heritage “Irish”. It’s German and Swiss. I was well into my adult years before I saw any Irish folk dancing.(BTW, this was long before “River Dance”). I fell in love with it immediately and knew I had to learn how to do it.

    I’ve read about Dr. Ian Stevenson and some of his works. I sincerely believe re-incarnation is “real”. How else do you explain intense passions and talents when there is little background in this current life to explain it?

  43. vanella Crawford
    May 5, 2009 | 11:13 pm

    I accept prior life existence and have done regression therapy. What I have difficulty with is the presentation of this video and the limitation of the inquiry: “Do you think this evidence is strong proof of reincarnation?”

    “Or do you completely disagree with the whole concept that these children’s past lives memories are even reincarnation — and perhaps something else instead?”

    No evidence was presented and by not agreeing does not logically nor automatically result in the option of “complete disagreement with the subject.” I look forward to the interview and will conduct a more detail search into the data to hear interviews with children.

  44. B Best
    May 5, 2009 | 11:14 pm

    I’ve always known I has several past lives but only when I was an adult did I come to realize that my past lives actually played a part in my present life. I am now living in the state (Arizona) where two of my past lives lived and from the moment I moved to Arizona when I was in High School, I felt at home.

    Once when I was regressed I got to meet my first son who was born premature and only lived for 5 days. I knew when he came into this world that he was suppose to only be here for a short time and his passing was not unexpected.

    I will meet him again in another lifetime but not in this one.

    Reincarnation is real and definitely plays a part in our ‘today’ life.

  45. Lloyd H
    May 5, 2009 | 11:17 pm

    I totally agree. My daughter a 3yrs old told me of her previous life. She is now 33 yrs old. She is a pre-cog. One of her dreams saved her teenage daughters life, without a doubt. This has sent me on a mission in research that has totally blown my mind. My research has led me to a 100 yr old book, titled= Science of getting Rich. And another titled= Science of the mind. You can find them at;

  46. Gabrijela Solomon
    May 5, 2009 | 11:22 pm

    I’m looking forward to hear the interview as I am a firm believer in reincarnation. Two years ago I had several past life sessions with a gifted channeler. Data about several past lives that connected me with a man, with whom I work with in this life on a comprehensive multimedia project, was channeled with assistance of highly evolved spirits and many of our spirit helpers. The revelation was such an amazing experience that I decided to write a collection of novellas about our past life journeys. The first novella about our life in the jungle was published recently. For those who are interested in this subject, visit my web site at
    People like Dr. Ian deserve our respect because they raise awareness about the plurality of existence, which is an important step towards higher levels of spiritual awareness.
    Blessings to all,

  47. Roxann
    May 5, 2009 | 11:52 pm

    I was raised Baptist and we never believed in reincarnation except the reincarnation of Jesus as God into the body of Jesus, but we were taught that we all had one life and then after that the judgement. I have never had any past life memories that I can personally remember, and my children have never exhibited any of these evidences either. I just simply don’t quite believe it personally, but maybe I’m wrong. I usually have an open mind even though I was raised not to believe this, I’m not saying it isn’t real; I have never seen any evidence supporting it.

  48. Helmut Gimbel
    May 6, 2009 | 12:00 am

    Gotama,when he became enlightened mentions all of his thousands of past lives and also knew when he was going to die in his present life. Thats proof enough for me

  49. Tasha Marie
    May 6, 2009 | 1:12 am

    Yes, I do believe in Reincarnation. I remember when I was about 4 months old being held in a woman’s arms thinking to myself, “where am I”. I had a thinking, knowing “brain” as you would say, way back when I was a baby and into my childhood. Alot of it slowly disappeared by the time I was 8 years old.
    Now as an adult, I would love to have a reputable, affordable therapist do a past life regression on me, so that I can put the peices together.

  50. Janice
    May 6, 2009 | 1:33 am

    I actually do believe in reincarnation. I am very anxiously awaiting your next interview.

  51. Lezlie E
    May 6, 2009 | 1:34 am

    Very interesting – I do believe – there is no way we could learn everything 1 time around!

  52. Brian
    May 6, 2009 | 1:38 am

    I think reincarnation is highly likely but have heard of another, problematic explanation for it which I won’t go into here. I do think that people who have near death experiences see what they expect to see when they die; whether it be deceased family members, Jesus, God, angels, etc. I think at least some of us may have a choice about whether we reincarnate or not. I have also heard about these cases of children remembering past lives. We are not “supposed” to do this but somehow children get around the barrier sometimes. The barrier is there so past life experience won’t interfere with the present life. For some pretty creepy opinions visit Phil Goddard’s site. Phil lives in the UK and has definitely attended the school of hard knocks when it comes to spiritual stuff.

  53. Barb
    May 6, 2009 | 1:50 am

    I believe it is a distinct possibility and am looking forward to learning more about it. I have definite ideas about one or two former lives I may have experienced. My sister-in-law tells of how she always would rub her neck for some reason, sort of like a nervous habit she thought. Then through some type of investigating of the possibility of re-incarnation, she said that discovered that she had been a witch in Winston-Salem and was hung – perhaps explaining why she always strocked her neck? Who knows? Only God. I’m looking forward to the interview as is Peggy.

  54. Syl
    May 6, 2009 | 2:57 am

    I am convinced that there is reincarnation. I have a couple of very graphic memories, sadly just snippets, of what I believe are previous lives. I was a Scottish girl during the time of the battle of Collodden – I see myself clearly being chased by English soldiers on horses. I lived once in Tintagel, Cornwall, I don’t know if I was a man or a woman then. I either was mummified alive or died in a very enclosed space, in another life. Again, I don’t know if I was a man or woman, but as a child, I remember wrpping myself tightly in my sheets, trying to overcome my terror. I lived as a woman in India in yet another life. That was probably my most recent life, as I remember telling my mother that one has “long black hair in heaven.” These memories are still strong, though I am almost 60. I have never been to Scotland or India – I was born in Bermuda.

  55. Linda
    May 6, 2009 | 3:01 am

    I have not doubt that we are part of the recycling process… natural laws…. From my own experience, When my daughter was 3 years old, she was sitting at the table having a snack with me, and proceeded to tell me that before she was me… she got to choose what mommy and daddy she wanted from a whole lot of them …. (certainly tells me something more is going on) Now am not quite sure that we always stay with the “same” soul, or that if its possibly to describe as sort of a fog or cloud (which is the only words we have to describe it) and intermingle.. so really each of us was or could have been thousands of other “personages” … anyway just a theory am playing around with … will be fun to see what others are coming up with … sure hope this makes sense …

  56. Joe
    May 6, 2009 | 4:49 am

    I don’t know what to think about it.I am now 70 years of age, but when I was about 2 or 3, there was a thought that kept running through my head: I was in a fighter-type airplane which was in a dive. Oil was splattering over the cockpit window, the red cowl flaps were open, both feet were on the rudder pedals and I was pulling back on the stick for all I was worth. I glanced to my left and saw the wing tip clipping through the treetops and began SWEARING. The very next thing I remember is, as a child, sitting in a large rocking chair and hearing water running in another room. I
    got up to investigate and looked up at a woman who had her back to me. The thought hit me: That is my mother THIS TIME.

    There was no TV those days and my parents belonged to a strict religion where movies were out of the question. With respect to the swearing mentioned above, it was avery rare occassion around our housae to even hear so much as the word “hell”. Yet, at 3 or so, I used swear words in combinmations unheard of in thjose days. Pay a price, I did.

    One day while riding into town with my father, I mentioned to him that I had been a pilot in my last life.He beat me to teh floor of his pick-up and told me never to talk like that again. I would dream of playing outside and when an airplane
    flew over head, my arm would elongate and I would pluck the plane out of the sky and admire every incch of it.

    I joined the USAF and believe it or not, was selected to be an enlisted air crew member. After training, the first time I stepped aboard an aircraft, the words came involuntarily: “It ain’t going to happen this time.” And it didn’t.

    Another thought on reincarnation: Perhaps if one’s life is cut short, they are allowed to come back and finish the course. Just a thought.

  57. julie
    May 6, 2009 | 5:02 am

    Yes, we are reincarnated. We have lived many lives, and yes, we do get to choose who we want to be and who’s birth canal we want to come through into this life on this planet. We choose our experiences, good and bad, to learn whatever it is we want to learn. And when we have learnt as much as we want from this planet, we go elsewhere of our choosing.
    If you study Quantum Physics and meditate long enough, you will know this to be the truth. You tap into a whole new world you didn’t know existed, but you have to do the work to get there.
    This information has been around thousands and thousands of years, it’s NOT new………..everything in life is recycled.

  58. DK
    May 6, 2009 | 6:38 am

    Sure why not.

  59. DK
    May 6, 2009 | 6:50 am

    In linear, horizontal, time lives may be past, present, future depending on point of observation. In actual no-time, vertical, all lives are concurrent; happening simultaneously. Whether in fact, theory, or myth – everything has already happened and we are choosing lives from what is. The stunner is that, again theoretically, every conceivable possibility exists. As one chooses to step right instead of left, in the sake of simplification for instance, one transits another expression of self in another perception of “reality” through infinity and eternity. Thereby one may experience other life experiences of the self; within current consciousness, in time, and therefore create their own experience, not only of self but of other aspects of those sharing that life. So, loving all that is, all others, without judgement, separation or condemnation, actually creates what some might refer to as Heaven on Earth.

  60. Pete
    May 6, 2009 | 8:27 am

    I am not aware of any past life nor recall anything like that from childhood. I can remember falling out of a pram!However, I keep an open mind. The video is interesting and well put together but far from convincing at present. It’s just text with nice music and no ‘witness evidence’.

  61. Shosh
    May 6, 2009 | 8:38 am

    Even though I never experienced it, I know for sure there are past and future lives. The soul is eternal.Only the body dies. It’s like an old clothing. We come here time after time to experience new experiences, to learn more and to become a better person.

  62. James
    May 6, 2009 | 9:52 am

    It could be that these children are just naturally gifted at accessing the collective unconsciousness with regard to something that is happening in another time stream. Many quantum physicists now believe that all time is happening at once and that time is not linear. Vivid access to thes experience could just be taken as a memory of a past life. Either way it is very impressive.

  63. Therese Kutscheid
    May 6, 2009 | 11:53 am

    This is realy interesting, I just ask myself, why is it so important to prove if we or if we not reincarnate. I think, most important life is now. We can’t change what happen in our past life and we can’t change what will happen in our next life. I gess, human nature or our curiosity.
    My philosophy, make the best out of this life, enjoy it to the fulest you may not have another chance and if, make the next life even a better one.

  64. Leanne
    May 6, 2009 | 1:58 pm

    I believe in reincarnation. Like many of the comments above, how could we possible learn all the lessons in one lifetime that we need in order to achieve our highest potential as “one” with God. We have many lives and lifetimes in order to experience and remember that we are spirit beings- we are pure love. When we remember this we will evolve and vibrate at a higher level. When we come here to experience what it is like to be human, we are given the opportunity to think and make choices in our development, spiritually. I think the human experience is one of the fastest modes for spiritual growth because we have the gift of choice. When we make the right choices by listening to that inner voice, we experience ‘heaven’ on Earth. When we make choices that cause suffering and pain we know we veered off the path,yet, these painful choices are what help us to grow, be true to ourselves, and evolve-personally and as a whole planet. Since we are all connected, each experience ripples out to the whole to add to the evolution.That is why choice is so important. All the past lives we experience add to that growth and help us remember that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.

  65. karen
    May 6, 2009 | 3:02 pm

    It’s really difficult for me to believe that our creator has to recycle us. My opinion is that we have an exclusive DNA, a blueprint for us as an “individual”. I sometimes feel that we are limited but the creator is not. We love fantasy and mystery, this subject seems to just feed that. When I look up at the universe to see the stary heavens, it’s many constellations, stars, galaxies, etc. seems to validate my opinion.

  66. Pamela
    May 6, 2009 | 3:44 pm

    I beleive that reincarnation is the Dna passed down from one generation to another. my grandmother passed her Dna to my mother, her feelings about the world and how she fit into it was passed down to my mother. I have the Dna from my mother and father and I can use that stored information to help me fit into life. some generations are given a lot and others have to really work hard. everything is written into your Dna how life treats you the work that was done by you. If you worked hard in a pass life that wear and tear shows up on the body that you have now. the thoughts that you have also comes from a previous life. yes I do believe in reincarnation.

  67. Emma
    May 6, 2009 | 5:09 pm

    Reincarnation is a concept invented in order to explain the occurences happening in these individuals. Imagine the billions of people that have lived and died in the past 40 thousand years or more. Each one being an individual, unique creation. Where do they go after they die? If we are eternal beings, and I know we are, then these beings are in various states of growth and maturity, depending on what type of life they lived and how they died.

    Many may not have realized that they are actually dead and try to continue living in a physical body. Many want their stories told. Children in particular are suseptible to these types of influences. They are sponges to everything that comes their way. All a spirit has to do is find someone who allows their presence and they can pass on their memories, habits and mannerisms to a “living” person.

    I put “living” in quotes because these spirits are also living but no longer have a physical body.

  68. Nancy
    May 6, 2009 | 5:10 pm

    I found this article to be very interesting, i can not say what others would need to find this article conclusive, however. for many many years i have fully believed in reincarnation, i believe that the RV also lends credibility to this, as it involves parallel time which we also live in. I do believe that many likes and dislikes come from our past lives, and personality traits, creative endevors, personal styles and very much so from past lives come some of our early childhood fears!
    If you understand that we came from Spirit to have human experience, and grow, then return to Spirit, then we obviously come back many times until we graduate from this ability, then i believe that after that we become higher spirit being part of the All, we go on to help others in their growth experience. Who knows, we most likely visit or live in other worlds or galaxies as well. Where do young children come up with ‘scary’ dreams with vivid characters that do not exist on this earth at this time or any time we in this realm know of?

  69. Tom
    May 6, 2009 | 5:20 pm

    To a person whom only a small revelation of eternity has come, reincarnation should make perfect sense. I think anyone wishing to remember past lives, properly guided, can remember parts of previous lives. I also believe there are things we need not to remember, due both to the traumatic nature of the events, as well as the possibility of adversely influencing important decisions for this present life time. An entire lifetime can be as a day in the overal experience in this plane of existence. After all, each morning we wake up are we not starting a new life, a new day?


  70. Nancy
    May 6, 2009 | 5:56 pm

    I have always believed in the immortal soul…. And, for a long time, in reincarnation.

    Yet, as Jason says, if we are all One, when not visiting in the space/time continuum, how is it that we are separate?? Can we be One and separate?

    It’s a mystery, as they say in Catholicism.

    For those readers who might be interested in exploring this further, a course if offered at
    or you can get a reading. Andrea Hess is wonderful. I am currently taking her course on intuition, and have learned a tremendous amount!

    Thanks, as always,

  71. penny
    May 6, 2009 | 8:06 pm

    Hi Everyone
    I believe reincarnation is possible because i am here today,
    that is a miracle, so why not indeed.
    Just hope i can choose my experiences next time round,with a bit more wisdom :)
    Video wasn’t particularly informative, I’ve read much
    better from Waterstones. But thanks anyway

  72. paul
    May 6, 2009 | 9:56 pm

    Let’s get some real focus on Ingo Swann and bring his insights massively to the front, whady think?



  73. Bob
    May 6, 2009 | 11:11 pm


    It surprises me that you have not mentioned Carol Bowman who has written extensively about Children’ Past Lives. She is American as is Brian L. Weiss who has come up with many past lives regressions. Both can be found on the web. Carol Bowman is actually collecting further present day information and encouraging others to correspond with her.
    It is fascinating stuff.

  74. Freeda B.
    May 7, 2009 | 2:14 am

    This is more than collective consciousness. That is a different subject entirely. I remember a lot of my past lives. A lot. Unlike most of his cases, I remembered my first one at 8 years old (at least the one that I can still remember). If I remembered one before that, I don’t know. But since then, I have remembered even more. When my son was born, I remembered being with him before, when I first looked at him.

  75. Aaron B.
    May 7, 2009 | 1:36 pm

    I have read all the messages in this thread thus far and as I commented in my first post I have yet to hear an argument for reincarnation that can not be explained either by the cellular memory theory or discarnate entities influencing sensitive subjects. Back in the fifties when I was still in High School I read everything I could find on this fascinating subject. Gina Cerminara’s classic “Many Mansions,” “The Search for Bridey Murphy, all the Edgar Cayce material that had been published, plus many others. I wanted desperately to believe but doubts grew over the years precipitated by Dr. Carl Wickland’s “Thirty Years Among the Dead.” There are a lot of folks who believe that a perfect God in his omnipotent, omniscient, loving wisdom, would not create something imperfect to begin with so that in order to gain eternal life he must continually re-enter the womb to learn lessons missed the first time around. Our learning and growing experiences will continue into the next life although somewhat harder to master without the mortal body to anchor us. Think about it.

  76. Marianne O'Neil
    May 7, 2009 | 3:00 pm

    There is one God, one soul and we all live forever in it.

  77. Nora E. Perez
    May 7, 2009 | 4:47 pm

    Hi, Michael,
    Thank you for nice letter from the emails.

    ne of the many strange things that happened to me was for some years ago.
    I had a pain in my chest and I was in constant flu. I tried anything of the natural therapies I know, but nothing helped.
    I was not getting any worse either, but it was unconfortable.
    Until one day one of my b est friends and collegue told me about a TV program that would release an approuval to past life eventures.
    I was very sceptical and said I would think about it.
    Three weeks later the coufing and the didnt get any better and suddenly one morning I woke up knowing I had to accept the offer.
    I called and already next week the were ready to shoot the program.
    I live in Norway , and in Norway this is against the law.
    So, we went to Sweden.
    At that time I had a man following and kind of “spioning” me.
    He was sending me crazy SMS and making my life a little uncertain.

    When we started the session in Sweden, I went into level very fast, but 5 minutes before we started, the man which was foll see any value in me, called…..
    During the session I saw that I had been victim of loosing my whole family and friends and neighbour on an attack from berberians in a small village in Spain.
    I was saved because the attackers the berberians didnt see any value in me, since my whole left side was paralized and I had a stick supporting me.
    30 minutes after the session I was totally healed. The pain in my chest was gone my flu too.
    And since that day this man stopped “spioning ” on me.
    I saw myself very clear during the session, and I SAW EVERY EVENT LIKE THE CLEAR DAY.
    It is clear to me until now that we have lived before and that our lives are the circle of never-ending stories.


  78. Anna Beveridge
    May 7, 2009 | 5:13 pm

    The subject of reincarnation has fascinated people since the beginning of time it seems. I believe if we as soul can occupy a fetus at birth, then we can do so as many times as required for our evolution and learning. When my grand daughter was between 2 and 4 she often talked about when she was the Momie and my daughter, her mother, was her child. She even spoke of being pregnant with my daughter. This was really amazing as my daughter was not pregnant and no-one in the family was pregnant at the time so she had no one she was being influended by. As time went by, this memory faded and she does not speak of it anymore.
    I do believe, also – that some children are gifted sensitives who can communicate unconsciously, with discarnate beings and may pick up memories from a spirit that may seem like their own memories. The case of wanting to visit some family may be explained in that way (clairvoyantly picking up the message from a spirit who wants to visit his/her family in a physical sense and perhaps impart a message this way). I really do feel that science will never be able to completely explain away all spiritual matters as the existence of the spiritual realm is in another dimension of existence.
    Fascinating subject and there are many good books and researchers now. Thanks for this opportunity.

  79. Eugenia Holt
    May 8, 2009 | 7:11 pm


  80. Andy
    May 9, 2009 | 9:41 pm

    Ok, so could reincarnation give you skills and things of this nature to you. If it is than that woud explain much. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always felt like for all time I have been a warrior, a great fighter and master of the killing arts. How, I don’t know. I’ve always had the memory and the knoledge of how to fight and kill, its wierd. Maybe in my past lives I was a master fighter and death machine, a ninja perhaps, I’ve always felt a connection to the shadow warriors. Plus I have alot of there skill, and I NEVER practiced them like figting and there physical abilities such as balance.

    Its wierd to think about.

  81. Leila
    May 17, 2009 | 8:55 pm

    Isn’t the idea of reincarnation just great! I’ve always felt that I wanted to experience as many different types of life as possible in this lifetime. I used to find it difficult to know who I was because I so enjoyed envisioning other people’s lives. That’s not to say reincarnation isn’t a possibility or even a reality. I have had an unusual (to me) experience that could be explained in a number of ways, but the way that resonates with me is that we met before in another life.

  82. Saleema
    May 21, 2009 | 3:27 am

    When my second daughter was born, my maternal grandmother got very ill and died two weeks later. Meanwhile my baby cried day and night for no apparent reason, until the day grandma died…
    When my grandfather saw her for the first time, after grandma’s death, he stared at her intensively, as if he was recognizing her.
    To this day, my daugher reminds me of grandma and I believe she is her reincarnation.
    You see, grandma was a very conservative and religious woman, shocked by my life choices, such as following an American hippie to Paris or wearing a scarf around my breast as a top… or sleeping in a sleeping bag on the beach!
    I believe she desired to experience the freedom I displayed so much she decided to re-encarnate in my family.

  83. tl
    August 2, 2009 | 9:51 pm

    When I was about 7 I found a book in my house about someone who was tortured by the inquisition, there was a whole chapter describing the torture very graphicly, and I just devoured it(much to my parents disaproval). Ever sinse then I’ve had a very strange intrest in torture. I’ve often wondered why this intrested me so much, sinse by nature I’m very gentle and sensitive. I often read books that write about someone being tortured, I get a strange kind of enjoyment from it, along with a feeling of being sick in the stomach. Recently I read about a person being tortured with electricity, and I got that feeling of being sick in the stomach, but much, much stronger. I was cringing so hard and holding my stomach, feeling very nausious. I felt the need to read it over and over even though I had such an unpleasant reaction. That night the thought suddenly hit me that maybe this happened to me in a past life. I think that’s the only way this makes sense.

  84. tara
    October 23, 2009 | 1:48 am

    you want affordable past-life-regression? go to, they offer a free package to help you, but you do have to pay around $20 shipping. i didn’t try it, but it looks good.

  85. Falconry Days
    February 10, 2011 | 1:54 am

    Very interesting, I’m sure that those of us who spend most of our lives outdoors in the fresh air would agree!