The Past Life Memories of Children: Scientist can no longer ignore the Evidence

Is Reincarnation Real? The evidence is so compelling that it cannot be ignored by any rational mind. Even noted skeptic Carl Sagan declared that reincarnation, because of the evidence being generated, merits further scientific study.

The following article is about one such Scientist and his studies on reincarnation and past lives. You be the judge.

Psychiatrist Jim B. Tucker studies past-life memories of children

No one knows for sure what happens to us after death. But Dr. Jim Tucker is trying to find out.

ga_fmr_tucker-thumbnailTucker is medical director of the Child and Family Psychiatric Clinic at the University of Virginia. He also works at the university’s Division of Perceptual Studies, which scientifically investigates paranormal phenomena such as near-death experiences, ghosts and reincarnation.

His book “Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives” (St. Martin’s Press, 2005) tries to verify statements from children who claim to have had past-life experiences. The work continues the research of Dr. Ian Stevenson, who began studying children’s apparent past-life recollections 45 years ago at the University of Virginia.

ga_fmr_kumkumverma-thumbnailIt’s controversial terrain for a scientist, but Tucker takes his work quite seriously. The book has been heralded as “a first-rate piece of research” by Harvard biologist Michael Levin, and Booklist described it as “powerful grounds for credulous speculation.” I spoke with him recently by phone from his office in Charlottesville, Va.

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