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Reincarnation, Science and the Children
The Third Testament
Certainly, the children are speaking… about reincarnation, and with it, perplexing the minds of their parents, the ministers of religions and the men of science.
This is something that cannot be disregarded so easily by human science.
Ian Stevenson, from the University of Virginia
Under the lead of Dr. Ian Stevenson, psychiatrist and professor, the Division of Personality Studies initiated, some 50 years ago, the research of the many reports from chldren all over the world that claimed that they had reincarnated, research that took more than 40 years.
With the most rigorous methodology, Dr. Stevenson registered the data, questioned, recorded in tape and analysed closely what the children claimed to be memories of a past life, and after pondering carefully the data, he arrived to the conclusion that there were very defined patterns emerging from most of that cases.
Stevenson later on published the a few of the most significant case studies in his now famous book “Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation” (1966).
The abundant and thorough serious documentation contained in the book sent ripples of astonishment to the scientific world, and attracted the interest and attention of many more researchers whom have taken these studies further, just as happened with the famous Sir Arthur C. Clarke, the visionary discoverer of what is known as Clarke’s orbit, used by the communication satellites to circulate the earth in geostationary trajectories.
Reincarnation as Seen By a True Skeptic
Clarke, a British science anticipation author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for the novel “The Sentinel” from where the Oscar winning movie “2001: A Space Odyssey”, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick was based, has been considered, along with Jules Verne and Isaac Asimov as the “Big Three” of science anticipation.
Clarke, a free thinker, a extremely skeptic and analytic man, after knowing and examining closely the data about children’s claims of reincarnation both of England and Sri Lanka -where he lived most of his adult life-, finally surrendered to the evidence and was one of the first leading scientific writers who asserted that to refuse to accept the possibility of the reincarnation of the spirit was irrational, and along with other scientistds, defied those who denied to accept his conclusions, to offer a better and more sound explanation. Obviously, no one came forward.
Children Reincarnation’s Testimonies, Today.
Today, is such the amount of little children that have started to remember precise events of their previous lives, that there are already several books which deal with the information of these numerous cases, like Carol Bowman’s “Return From Heaven”, Thomas Shroder’s “Old Souls: Compelling Evidence from Children Who Remember Past Lives”, Dr. Brian Weiss’s “Same Soul, Many Bodies”, etc.
And the number of these children keeps growing every day.
Reincarnation: What Christianity Has Ommited
These cases are occurring even within Christian communities, many of which, unknowingly, blindly obey the dictates which Emperor Justinian imposed at the Council of Constantinople, and continue to deny, based only on false assumptions and arguable interpretations of very few passages of the Bible, that reincarnation could exist.
Some of these children’s cases can be found even among the families of the very ministers and pastors of the diverse sects and religions, which as expected, are shocked and puzzled by the evidence coming from the mouths of their own children, and therefore, hide these facts from their communities as much as possible.
So far, some of them have succesfully avoided these cases reaching the mass media, but there are so many of them and so overwhelming, that the information has began to leak, and it is just a matter of time for the general public to get to know the indisputable fact that there are many children that claim and prove that they are spirits who have been born again.
“Ye must be
Jesus of Nazareth