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There is Physical Evidence of Reincarnation

Updated on March 10, 2009

The idea of life after death has captivated human beings from the beginning of their history, when the most primitive forms of spirituality came into existence. Questions of the soul, heaven, a light at the end of the tunnel, God, and our purpose on earth have never lessened in abundance. Thousands of major and minor religions have attempted to answer these questions to provide for an explanation for the world’s mechanics and a meaning of humanity’s placement in the world. Each has produced its own interpretation as to what will occur when our eyes close for the final time. And while none of these beliefs have been universally proven or shared, each has managed to acquire its own following of believers. 

Today, after the Scientific Revolution and the rationality to which it has given birth, many are uncertain as to which “Universal Truth” holds the true set of rules governing the workings of the universe. Several religions have been denounced, especially the major ones (Christianity, Islam, etc.), for being monopolies on people’s minds and guiding them down a narrow, tunnel-vision path. Therefore, with the great variety of voices and the presence of doubt linked to anything spiritual, it is difficult to form any assumption about what lies beyond the borders of life.

An Answer After All?

There are a series of fascinating occurrences which may finally provide an explanation to the most popular question in human history. This phenomenon revolves around the idea that human beings will live or have lived other lives after dying. Reincarnation, or being incarnated into another body, is central to the religions of Hinduism and Buddhism, but is a part of a number of other belief systems as well. Some think that there are references to reincarnation in Christianity, although the majority of Christians do not agree. But the evidence does not come from religious sources; ordinary people and events serve as possible examples.

Verified Personal Accounts

Literally thousands of children across the globe have recalled detailed past lives. While critics claim that the accounts might be influenced by parents and other sources, some have been checked out and proven to be quite accurate recollections of deceased persons’ lives.

  • James Leininger – Obsessed with airplanes from the age of 2, James fascinated his parents by recalling very specific information about aircraft, from the names of different war planes to the names of specific parts on the vehicles. He had frequent nightmares of crashing his plane into a mountain that would wake him up in panics. The Leiningers became very engaged when their son began to tell them about his life as James M. Huston Jr., a fighter pilot who was supposedly killed in air combat. His parents did some research only to find that Huston really did exist and that his plane was shot down at Iwo Jima during the Second World War. The child was taken to Anne Barron, sister of the killed pilot, who verified the boy’s details about her brother.

  • Numerous accounts verified by Dr. Ian Stevenson
  • Born in Delhi, India, Gopal, a three year old boy, spoke about living in a city called Mathura which was 160 miles from where he lived. Among other details, he claimed to have owned a medical company and to have been shot by his brother. It was researched and found that the name Gopal had provided as that of his company, Sukh Shancharak, was in fact the very name of the shot man he had been describing.
  • In Beirut, a young boy described in detail his past life of being a mechanic killed by being thrown from his car. The specific facts he provided, including his age and family members’ and friends’ names, checked out to be true. He was even able to recall the exact location of the accident which took his life. There was no reason to suspect the two families had ever come into contact with one another.

Dr. Stevenson's well known Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation contains such investigations, and is a very convincing source for anyone interested in pursuing further research on the topic.

Matching Scars and Birthmarks

One of the most astounding pieces of physical evidence for reincarnation lies in scars and birthmarks on children that correspond to wounds on a deceased person’s body. They are oftentimes in the same shape as the wound occurring in a child’s past life memory of an injury. The wounds are also verified by medical records, such as photographs and documents created for autopsy reports. According to Dr. Ian Stevenson, the leading authority on reincarnation research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, some of the children have scar tissue too abnormally shaped and closely matching to be labeled purely coincidental. Examples of such marks include:

  • scattered markings on a child’s chest that match with a shotgun blast to the victim’s chest
  • scars on the exact area on the back of the head where the victim was knifed
  • a boy born almost absent of fingers on one hand matching the described person’s amputated fingers

More examples of these findings along with photographs can be found in Dr. Stevenson’s book Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect

Speaking Unlearned Languages

Xenoglossy is the phenomenon in which a person is able to speak a language he or she has never learned. For example, a fluent German speaker who has had no contact with the German language either at home or has never been to Germany displays xenoglossy. Although quite rare, this has been scientifically observed and is another possible piece of evidence supporting reincarnation. Skeptics claim that young children, whose brains are sponges for information, can learn words and phrases of foreign languages through exposure from sources outside the home environment. However, a child’s intonation, the characteristic pitch and tone associated with a language or dialect, when speaking the language, is more difficult to explain. Unlearned Language: New Studies in Xenoglossy is a book entirely dedicated to the scientific study of xenoglossy.

Past-Life Regression

A fourth type of evidence, although less testable and reliable than the other three, is past-life regression. Past-life regression is a hypnotic technique in which the patient is put into a trance and guided by a series of questions into the vivid memory of her past-life or lives. The memory can be and often is as realistic as real life and memories in the current life. People who pursue the method are usually those with a desire for a spiritual experience or those who try it as a form of therapy. Interestingly, the majority of those who are in favor of the technique are slightly inclined to believe in reincarnation, while those who follow a religion in which it is preached do not advocate its undertaking.

The typical session between the patient and therapist takes place in private, and lasts between about one to one and a half hours. First, the two converse about the patient’s situation, expectations, and the procedure. Then, the patient relaxes and falls into a trance, in which she is still conscious to come out at any desired moment. The therapist often speaks of entering a portal, a door for example, through which the patient accesses the memories of another life. Throughout the process, the patient and therapist exchange words, the former speaking of her observations and emotions as the latter questions and guides her. After the regression, the results are analyzed.

Past-life regression is commonly performed as a remedy to one’s personal, often unexplained issues. According to regression psychotherapists such as Brian L. Weiss, M.D., recurring nightmares, anxiety attacks, and irrational phobias may be symptoms of disturbing past life experiences. While criticized for producing false, historically inaccurate, and even harmful memories, it has proven to have a therapeutic effect in many cases. Whether true or false, the experiences have shown to cure a number of problems: depression, anxiety, phobias, and other psychological and behavioral issues.

Examples of past live regression experiences include:

  • An only-Chinese speaking surgeon from China experiencing and describing in fluent English her life in 1850s San Francisco.
  • A woman who drowned in her past life 4,000 years ago, after undergoing the regression, no longer having the phobia of drowning in her current life.
  • A childless woman experiencing her life as a Native American being killed and leaving her children behind.
  • Being overweight in her current life and seeing herself as a starving villager foraging for food and dying of starvation.

Believers, open-minded individuals, and skeptics alike can undergo past life regression to see what results from the session. Therapists claim that it works on approximately 70-80% of patients.

A Conclusion?

Although some pieces of evidence, as past-life regression, can be heavily criticized for their unreliability, others are rather difficult to concretely denounce. It is strange to think how the almost-unbelievable stories of hundreds of children can be matched with real events, how the odd markings on a child can correspond to the wounds on an identified, deceased body. Reincarnation remains a topic thirsty for research. While it will never be accepted by everyone, as no belief has ever been, the phenomena surrounding the concept of life after death allows for hope that something does wait beyond the end.  

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      Air Commodore Dr HSR Arora 23 months ago

      Every living has some thing called ELECTRO MAGNETIC FORCE -RADIATIONS. Why does he emits the EMF ,all the tissues/organs in body will have set design of EMF it keeps on going out of body & stay in environment , presently the measuring technology does not exist but will be available soon. After death this configured EMF stays in environment. The emitted EMF will have prints of his genetic structure means entire information in cloud( presently computers are advanced the info can be stored in cloud & retrieved) . Why reincarnation issues comes up. When a born child get particular EMF from environment to his body he starts remembering about the EMF of ex human based on the code( genetic imprint) & we call it as reincarnation. Why it happen his body structure may be having the receptors to receive the EMF& R.

      Its interesting the child may remember the past information.

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      nakayama 3 years ago

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      nakayama 3 years ago


      1. The present is a special (moving) point in long length (long segment) of time.

      2. "To me", existence of I is a special (peculiar, unique, only one) existence.

      3. "To me", the span of years in which I live (my lifetime) is a special span.

      4. "To me", overlap of 1 and 3 is unthinkable, unimaginable (if life is only once).

      5. Answer to 4, after death, existence of I will revive. Thus, life will be eternal. Also it must be the same for all.

      P.S. Sorry, I cannot receive E – mail. I don’t have PC.


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      Anirudh Kumar Satsangi 3 years ago

      I know about my previous birth. Guru of my past life has revealed this to me about 15 years back. According to this revelation I am Kamta Prasad Sinha (name of my previous birth) and I was the Fourth Spiritual Head of Radhasoami Faith (Dayalbagh Group) and I was known as His Holiness Sarkar Sahab.

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      Anirudh Kumar Satsangi 3 years ago

      In my previous birth I was recognized as a Guru/Saint. In my present birth I am not a recognized Guru/Saint. It makes no difference as is evident from: ” I was also a Spiritual Leader in my previous birth. I was the Fourth Spiritual Leader of Radhasoami Faith from 1907-1913. My name was Kamta Prasad Sinha. In this birth too I am working like an Spiritual Leader. I have discovered mathematical formula for Spiritual Quotient and for Emotional Quotient. I have given a definition of mind for scientific study. I have developed Gravitational Force Theory of God. I have also established an analogy between practice of meditation and psychotherapeutic techniques. All these are necessary for the establishment of Universal Religion for which I am actively working.”

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      Oztinato 3 years ago from Australia

      Reincarnation fits very well into the theory of a perfect God who is Divine Love: reincarnation does not condemn people to endless torment but opens the way for souls to evolve.

      Science does in fact concur with this if we study the theorems of Kurt Godel(a believer and the successor to Einstein).

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      Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

      I think that just like science had to catch up to science fiction, physics has to catch up to metaphysics. I have read a lot about past life regression, and there is a lot of evidence to believe reincarnation is true. My son teaches martial arts, and has one 4 year old student. He once said, "I used to be a Ninja, but now I'm little again and have to start all over." He didn't make that up. An author named Michael Newton writes and interviews many people on this subject.

      I don't consider myself a Christian, although I think Jesus existed and was probably the most psychic person who lived. Much of the time he spent on Earth his whereabouts are not known, but many believe he was studying in India. The type of Christian who has to mock what you wrote probably has never read the Bible, and doesn't realize much of what Jesus said supports reincarnation. He said to get into heaven, you had to "become like a child." After his death, he came back in a different physical form, and even his disciples did not recognize him. From what I read, birthmarks, personality and some of your looks do not change all that much from incarnation to incarnation. Plus reincarnation helps me to understand why bad things happen to good people. The law of Karma is alive and well. And energy cannot be created or destroyed. So where does our life energy go when we die?

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      Jake 4 years ago

      @ ramunematt

      It is your choice to not believe in reincarnation. But discrediting facts like Xenoglossy, PLR etc. shows the superstition you have in illogical thinking. It is no different from religious fanaticism.

      When a child can reconstruct entire events matching with historical records and not "guessworks" or "fairy tales," there is something modern science has not well documented. .

      Ian Stephenson work is probably the beginning of scientifically documenting this.

      Modern science itself is presently manipulated for commercial gain.

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      Emmett McMahon 4 years ago from San Diego, California

      Hi, I am very interested in the subject. I am not a young man but am open minded and I am a Catholic. The Church does not believe in it. I have read their views. My insides told me to check it out and that is what I am doing. I will order the book described earlier. I like the fact of having today's incidents to read about and think about. Thank you. My insides feel better about my paying attention.

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      Luke 4 years ago

      Reincarnation has become reality Its real Shocking Look at the evidence of that Little boy who recalls everything about world war 2 it was Reincarnated

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      Mackenzie Sage Wright 4 years ago

      Excellent article here. For me it's hard to believe life after death could be anything else.

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      Carol Hubbard 4 years ago from Wichita, KS

      Great article! Several years ago, I created a website as a clearinghouse (of sorts) for some of the best resources for information about reincarnation:

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      AJ 5 years ago

      One of the reasons I believe in reincarnation is because Einstein himself stated that energy can never just ... disappear. It will just transfer to something else. And, because as, as a child, I had always had vivid dreams of a life I can't currently remember. But still, to this day, I have vivid dreams about crazy and unrealistic things, and also the amount of talent I have had since I was a child. I have been able to draw realistically with exquisite detail (I drew a replica of the Mona Lisa), I write music (orchestral, and band), I write novels about an alternate universe, I design dresses, I am also hoping to start making weaponry, I am preparing for the the Marines' equivalent of Navy SEAL ... among other things ... my life itself just seems to be an interesting array of a bunch of past lives mashed together ... :/

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      katexcete 5 years ago

      When i employed to obtain at the top of living yet lately I've developed a new level of resistance.

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      Futamarka 5 years ago

      Есть люди, которые по складу своей психики любить не умеют. Некоторые из них эмоционально холодные, равнодушные (это патология, диапазон которой достаточно широк - от психопатии до шизофрении), другие способны любить только себя (и это тоже патология - чаще всего психопатия). Эмоционально холодный человек даже не притворяется, что кого-то любит; влюбленный лишь в себя, он обычно создает видимость необыкновенной, возвышенной любви к человеку противоположного пола.

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      Anadirunika 5 years ago

      Карты Apple на iPad mini Камера Повторяя iPad 2 в аппаратной начинке, iPad mini заметно превосходит его в деле фото- и видеосъёмки. Над экраном у планшета установлена фронтальная HD-камера с матрицей 1,2 Мпикс, а сзади – основная iSight на 5 Мпикс, способная записывать HD-видео. Кстати, человек, фотографирующий на «мини», выглядит не так глупо, как если бы у него в руках был обычный iPad.

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      James Nash 5 years ago

      I have a couple flash backs, the most convincing was when I laid down one night and I wasn't asleep, I was tired, but had just laid down, then suddenly I was at a different time and place, it was very real,it was more then a vision, I could feel all my senses. I was on an old dirt road, there were wagons and soldiers on horseback going past me, one was pulling a wagon, these were union soldiers, I looked down on my arm, I had a uniform on, I had two big yellow stripes, I was a corporal in the Union army, I could smell the horse manure, the wagon splashed water on me, I was so amazed, then I started thinking about what was happening and it went away. This explained why I was so caught up with the Civil war when I was only five years old, and was always for the union. I do believe now in reincarnation. I even have a theory why.

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      Robert 5 years ago

      "Most Christians Disagree" Who cares what the Christians believe? Belief is practically of no value in scientific research. Christians wrongfully "believe" that if they put their faith in a Jesus that never actually existed in history, that the "god" of the bible will give them eternal life. This is the same god responsible for ordering the murder of babies. But yes, the Gospels even though fictitious and mythological writings do demonstrate that the writers believed in Reincarnation. "Who do men say that I am?" Jesus said. To which the disciples responded " You are Elijah come back from the dead". To which Jesus did not disagree. Christianity killed a belief in reincarnation way back in its history and pronounced the teaching anathema. The Catholic church would not have a reason to exist and Christianity would be exposed as a farce if reincarnation were known to be true. There would be no need for a savior and no need for sacraments so no need for Catholicism. Reincarnation proves that humans are already eternal and that we evolve by our own will , work, and merit. Reincarnation explains so much and fills in the unknown gaps in psychology. Child could Mozart compose an entire symphony at 3 years old? And many children as young as 3 have been documented speaking 3-4 languages from birth. Reincarnation in the context of evolution is the only teaching that makes any sense at all and is the key that unlocks all human knowledge.

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      Narottom Kumar 5 years ago

      I strongly believe in reincarnation. In the holy Vagavad Gita, Almighty Krishna says that birth follows death and death follows rebirth. In physics, power is always unrest and change itself into others and it can not be created or destroyed forever. So soul is a kind of power that travels through changing the

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      joyellen 5 years ago

      The article mentioned how some people might know a language without having "learned" it. I'm not positive that reincarnation is real. I haven't seen it happen first hand. But I do know that some people just know how to do something. I worked with a woman when I and the other woman were in our early 20s. One day, we got to talking about strange things that we've encountered that couldn't be explained. She showed me something she couldn't explain. She was right-handed, and I had always seen her do everything with her right hand. She took out a piece of paper, picked up the pen (I don't remember if she picked it up with the right or left hand), and then started writing with her left hand. She had beautiful penmanship. The writing looked very old, like something out of the 1600-1800s. It was very beautiful, while her regular handwriting was normal and not as good looking. The second happening was when I gave birth to my first child. She never had to study how to read. I would read to her, and then ask her to read to me. She knew all the words. The same with art. Her artwork was like a 30-40-year adult when she was in her early teens, and she was (and still is) very fast at her artwork. She knows how to all styles of art using all mediums. But when she creates her own art, it has always from the very beginning had a French style to it, even before she knew French art. And then, even though I'm her mother, for some unknown reason, I feel she is older than me. I also feel we were very close sisters once. I will often have a slip of the tongue and say, "my sister" when I'm talking about her to others.

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      Sarah 5 years ago

      Anyone questioning life after death has to see this video. Scientific experiment that spanned 5 years that was observed by internationally credited independent researchers & scientists. Scientific proof of life after death.

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      Storm Angel 5 years ago

      I love sceince! :)

      I always keep a healthy balance of open-mindedness and skepticism to reach my own conclusions. :)

      Think about this..

      You are chemicals, atoms, energy and various non living elements that are constructed by intrinsic order, a sequence of events that have taken place and come together in just the precise way that forms the evolved living thing that you are today.. Fact!

      In saying this, it would also be logical to state that we are simply non-living things in the first place, we only perceive an illusion that we are actually alive. ;)

      Whether it involves the development of the universe as a whole or evolution on Earth, there is this evident progress from simplicity to complexity taking place, branching out in to new possibilities and outcomes.

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      Ong 5 years ago

      Genetics partially explains Reincarnation. One could expect that if the memories are from the same family tree where there is genetic material being passed down , a trigger could evoke memories captured from the environment, as in Epigenetics.

      One would be hard pressed to explain away genetic material that stretches over distances and years.

      Perhaps Jung's Univeral Subconsciousness or Sheldrake's

      Morphogenesis amy explain these events.

      Reincarnation remains a mystery.

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      totally 5 years ago

      well when your atoms ever combine again you will still be you again.. except it will be like brain surgery

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      totally 5 years ago

      well I think it is real but you don't reincarnate for like a few million or billion years. .or whenever your atoms accidentally turn themselves into a human

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      P Bustamante 5 years ago

      La REENCARNACION siempre ha sido un tema muy discutido, mi firme creencia en ello me hizo con el tiempo juntar informacion de el mundo entero, casi un TERCIO de la poblacion mundial cree en la REENCARNACION, pruebas y testimoniales estan por doquier, la pagina de su servidor se hizo pensadno en toda esa gente que cree en ello, ademas, es quiza la unica en el MUNDO ENTERO que ofrece la oportunidad de crear una CAPSULA DE ITMEPO, para que asi en un futuro quienes creemos en la REENCARNACION tengamos la segurida de quienes fuimos en una vida pasada.

      Saludos a quienes tratan el tema de una forma seria.


      P Bustamante

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      Kd 6 years ago

      I am a Sikh. Infact all eastern religions teach reincarnation, karma. Reincarnation is nothing but your mind materialising what it wants (or what it is attached to the most). When the body dies.. the mind (emotions, thoughts, ideas)..dont die. The mind doesn't die. They still alive and materialise itself taking another body.

      What you will be in your next birth totally depends on what your thoughts were during the moment you died and what your thoughts are going to be totally depends on how you have lived most of your life.

      If most of your life, you spend hurting others..then that is what is going to be in your mind during the time of death and your next life will be the consequence of what you did in this life.


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      Lief 6 years ago

      well, i have a reccuring dream that i am a girl and i get crushed by something, then immediately after that i an ancient egyptian labourer carrying a sarcophagas into a pyramid and i fall down a hole. could this mean that i was an egyptian labourer in a past life?

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      sumisirob 6 years ago

      i know it is hard to say about it,but if we believe in god,even we can not see,what's bad here to believe in reincarnation.after all we have many evidences regarding this topic:)

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      Gopi 6 years ago

      i believe because i have body marks and my last memory of ma last birth. i dnt want to say anything more abt it. because this is very unshared truth that cant be understood by society or any religious ....! this is one of the personal but pure truth that is standing on religious beliefs and scientific formulas..which is the cruel part of this world.

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      aradhana 6 years ago

      I am a true believer of reincarnation. My sister Sadhana died on 21st December 2011. I daily pray to God that she might reincarnate and I shall meet her in her new life. I am posting this with a hope that if anyone ever knows somebody who says that she was having name sadhana in her past life, please let me know.

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      aradhana 6 years ago

      I am a true believer of reincarnation. My sister Sadhana died on 21st December 2011. I daily pray to God that she might reincarnate and I shall meet her in her new life. I am posting this with a hope that if anyone ever knows somebody who says that she was having name sadhana in her past life, please let me know.

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      kip 6 years ago

      I believe in reincarnation because I have vivid memories of my past life and I've tried to convince people to no avail. I know fo sure that souls reincarnate and people make choices before they become bodies. The whole of nature is alive and souls are in all living things. I remember choosing to be a man and not a woman because of menses. I just wonder why so few remember!

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      Aiyu 6 years ago

      Most of these stories have people being reincarnated years and years later from their previous lives... but has there not been one in which the individual was reincarnated from the future? After all, time is not linear.

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      Justin 6 years ago

      Very intresting topic. The cycles of the seasons and stars support this and how can a child remember their death and have a birth mark that matches the death and remember places they haven't been to that exists.

      But people should try to be more open minded and agnostic.

      It wouldn't surprise me if it exists.

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      Rob 6 years ago

      reincarnation is absolutely real. We all carry impressions and memories and characteristics from the past. Reincarnation is the only theory that makes sense. For the first time in history, we can compare photos of modern people and compare them to their past life personalities. See

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      Surya Singh 6 years ago

      This is logical that reincarnation happens. Without reincarnation this life has no mean to live. I would like to die right now if there is no birth after death. We have strong examples that supports the reincarnation.

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      Gordon 6 years ago

      About the change in Earth's population, given that souls are non-material, they could come and go from the Earth and so souls may simply arrive from anywhere in the universe as needed.

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      Peter 6 years ago

      If reincarnation is true, shouldn't there be more evidence? of 7 billion people leaving on earth, there should be more accurence of people remembering their past.

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      Darren 6 years ago

      Because new soals are created all the time.

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      Bill Russo 6 years ago from Cape Cod

      Ultimately the argument will fall based upon numbers. There must be a fixed quantity of souls to be reincarnated. Accepting this, how then can one explain the burgeoning human population?

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      Kasun Ranga Wijeweera 7 years ago

      Reincarnation is an interesting topic. However I am not sure whether afterlife exists or not. I was a Buddhist(Though I have left it now). I believe there are things that can not be explained using existing science. We have not discovered everything yet. For example, Is universe is finite or infinite... no one knows. Can that be explained using mathematics or science ? So looking at everything wearing the glass of science is idiotic. Consider this question..Does life exist after death ? All of you have the answer either YES or NO. Those two answers are from science. Because for a question like that we have only those answers. But what happens if we have another answer. That is neither YES nor NO. That is also possible.

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      Jass 7 years ago

      Lorraine cut the bullshit.

      Science does not have all the answers.

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      Christo 7 years ago

      We live in a cynical age of doubters and coarse mouthed fools. Those of low moral standards are never eligible for higher things that require faith in the eternal truth. They who are determined to remain in ignorance and continue in their sinful activities are like owls. They remain in a hole in a tree and refuse to accept the light of the sun. They go down!

      Those of you who are good and do good to others. Who have not become cynical have faith. They will go up.

      Good luck

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      Lorraine Rose 7 years ago

      I am amazed that it doesn't appear to occur to anyone that while we seek explanations for unusual phenomena through science, we are labouring under the assumption that science, as we know it, already has all the answers. What unaccpetable arrogance it is to assume that science has already discovered all that there is to be learned. It is healthy to be skeptical but who is to say that there is no correlation between science and what we perceive as the metaphysical? I have experienced many unusual phenomena during my life for which I have no rational explanation and I continue to remain open minded about these. However what I do believe, is that at some point in the future scientists will discover the reasons for the existence of such things as reincarnation, telepathy and precognition and that they will become an accepted part of normality. Who, after all, even a hundred years ago, would have believed you would be able to talk to someone the other side of the world on a tiny oblong gadget that has no wires or communicate instantly to anyone anywhere in the world on a small machine you can carry in your pocket? If you went back even further with such beliefs, you might have been burned at the stake!

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      anima 7 years ago

      E=MC squared

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      Tjb 7 years ago

      'The Gods Of Eden' by William Bramley touches on reincarnation and is a very interesting book (although some parts may be false). You can read a PDF for free if you google search for it.

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      sanjay dixit 7 years ago

      Actually I would like to believe that there is

      reincarnation, because qualitiatively, I am interested

      in leading a better life than I live at the moment.

      However, as I understand there appears to be only Circumstantial Evidence for re-incarnation -

      really hard clinching mathematically precision

      really provable evidence is no there.

      Could you comment on this?

      Sanjay Dixit

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      Syreeta Dent  7 years ago

      Fantastic read I believe in this totally nice that others have a similar belief

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      Kyle 7 years ago

      Read, Holographic Universe by michael talbot.

      Perfect description for how reincarnation might be operating.

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      Samantha 7 years ago

      Sure, it's controversial. But I always say this to determined sceptics - explain conscious awareness. They never can. That is the key point in all these things.

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      Rob 7 years ago

      I don't just believe. I know reincarnation to be the Truth. The Christian church distorted and omitted this all important fact, which explains many unexplainable things like suffering and etc.

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      L Hoi 7 years ago

      What do thinking people think about coming back to this world as someone else. The young mother holds her dying baby in her arms, it's just karma someone tells her that her child must die. She looks in to the persons eyes with a cold stare, is this what a loving GOD is about.

      Sorry people but reincarnation is not what the simple answers you think it is.

      In GODS peace and question what might tickle your ears.

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      Indian 7 years ago

      What non sense are u giving regarding the scars on one's body..???Even if the person is the reincarnation of some previous soul,how can the scar which was on the soul's previous body appear on the new body??That old body is gone into the soil already..right???How can the soul carry the scar along with it and place it on it's new body..??????

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      Aliens 7 years ago

      This is an interesting subject, regardless of fact or fiction, everything seems to go through cycles whether it is life here on earth or the birth, death & re-birth of stars in the universe. It is all quite interesting, but it's even more perplexing when you throw in the possibility of extraterrestrials from other planets.

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      ramunematt 7 years ago

      This isn't convincing evidence. A boy is obsessed about planes. A lot of kids are obsessed with planes. When I was little I was obsessed with dinosaurs, especially T-Rex, and I was able to name several behaviors and characteristics that other children and adults didn't know. Does that mean I was a T-Rex in a past life? Of course not, it just meant that I knew a lot about them. These parents took their child's fascination of planes and projected their own imagination onto it. For all they know, they could have subconsciously heard this information on the History Channel when they were younger. In the right circumstances they could even have been taught information and been tricked into thinking it actually happened to them, as does in cases where therapists suspect their patient has repressed memories (such as rape) then later on convince their patients that it actually happened when it didn't.

      The birthmarks aren't convincing either. Children are born with birthmarks on [i]every[/i] part of their body in many different shapes.

      [i]a boy born almost absent of fingers on one hand matching the described person’s amputated fingers[/i]

      I mean wtf? How superstitious are you to believe this is evidence of reincarnation? It's just a simple birth defect, tons of people are born without fingers, arms, eyes, etc.

      Xenoglossy. Really? I wish they would try harder. My first language was Spanish and I'm American, born and raised. I don't speak it anymore, but I can understand it. That's because subconsciously I still retain all the information needed to speak Spanish, I simply don't have full access it consciously anymore. Childrens brains are like sponges, they soak all the information they've come across. There is nothing paranormal about it, it is just child psychology.

      ":Past-Life Regression", ha. This is even lazier than Xenoglossy. Once again, simple psychology and the use of the imagination.

      Anyone who knows how to think critically will see right through this article, especially if they've dabbled in psychology. The people who wrote this article make tons of wide connections, but don't care to explain why. WHY are characteristics of the skin retained after being reincarnated? WHY would memory still be retained after reincarnation? WHY would linguistic skills be retained after being reincarnated? If they want to be taken seriously, they have to come to their own conclusions instead of pointing our their "evidence" and then saying "OOOOOOOOO you can't explain this through science! OOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's so mysterious OOOOOOOOO"

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      Myths & Legends 7 years ago

      Reincarnation is a fascinating subject, even more so when there is possible evidence at hand. I'm always allured to the unknown. Anyway, I enjoyed this and thanks for writing such a nice piece.

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      Harriet 7 years ago

      I am only 14 but I find reincarnation and the unknown extremely interesting. When I am older I think I will go for a past-life regression! This is very interesting.

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      Ru-an 8 years ago from South Afirca

      Great hub, im gonna link to you.

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      Dr. Teen 8 years ago

      @Jaisimha: Are you trying to show your anger or dislike for Nehru or what? I didn't see any proof there.

      Anyways, great hub !! I am beginning to like hubpages more n more.

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      mona 8 years ago

      i have a dog 1 year old behaves like human only eats indian food

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      ninapoet 8 years ago from Pittsburgh

      I believe that we are connected in one way or another so yes, I think it is very possible.

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      Jaisimha's - Proof of Reincarnation 8 years ago

      Visit my Blog to read more about Proof of Reincarnation. Click the link on my name.

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      Treatment For Strawberry 8 years ago

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

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      James Brown 8 years ago from United States of America

      Although I do not believe in reincarnation of the flesh I am however, at a lost - in most cases - for an explaination for the unexplained.  I've heard of similar cases to the ones you described in your excellent hub. I am a believer of the paranormal but from a more logical viewpoint in that I believe everything can be explained either physically, pschologically, or spiritually.  However, explaining it is not an attempt to disregard it or to pretend that the event does not, or did not take place. For an example when we talk about unexplained spiritual forces of the paranormal what we're really discussing are everyday events which, if studied from an objective viewpoint can in fact, be explained but only from the spiritual realm it originated. We attempt to defind spiritual abnormalities from a non spiritual viewpoint and the explanation is always illusive.   To define an explanation for a paranormal activity require an understanding of the paranormal - which goes far beyond a basic understanding of matter, by which we can see, touch, smell, or taste. Paranormal activies or events has no relationship to these properties except through the limitations of conscious mind which unfortunatly only recognizes matter. The subsconcious mind crosses borders of both the real and unreal and it is this mind that mankind has not mastered yet.

      Anyway, I am rambling.  THis is a great hub which strikes to the core of my interests in atttempting to defind an explanation for the unknown.

      Thanks for sharing!

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      Jerilee Wei 9 years ago from United States

      Great examples and lots of food for thought on this topic. Very engaging hub!

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      Kari Poulsen 9 years ago from Ohio

      You give a convincing argument for reincarnation. I have heard of the Past Life Regression technique, but not the stories of the children. This is a very interesting hub!