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Article: 7 November 2017
Myth of Reincarnation
Part 2: Scientific Evidence Speak Against Reincarnation

Dr Ong Hean-Tatt Ph.D.

Myth of Reincarnation Part 1: Ancient Scriptures Speak Against Reincarnation

Ancient scriptures went back to 3000 BC. and are against the doctrine of reincarnation which emerged only in the middle of the first millennium, BC..

Here we examine the scientific evidence against reincarnation. The scientific clue is that children not only tend to claim reincarnation much more than adults but they also tend to see ghosts much more than adults. The "reincarnation images" and ghost sightings came from children having better access than adults to some form of global electromagnetic waves "Floating Memory"

Scientific evidence that all religions take the same road to God.
Research from over 1,000 years old texts and traditions.

Figure 1. Dr Ian Stevenson

He investigated thousands of children who claimed to have reincarnation. The significant fact is that adults seldom claim reincarnation. Children also see ghosts better than adults. The scientific truth is that children see "reincarnation images" via the same scientific mechansm as seeing ghosts!

Scientific Evidence Re-Visited

There is no doubt that thousands claimed to experience past lives. Reincarnation is one of those paranormal issues. Reincarnation should be examined with reference to other paranormal events, especially ghost and visionary sightings, and even spirit seances by mediums. Thousands of such claims of experience of past lives have been scientifically analysed and the scientific conclusions will be startling.

People who claim scientific proof for reincarnation would refer to one of the so-called scientific research into reincarnation involving Dr Ian Stevenson, former Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and former chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurology. He dedicated the majority of his career to finding evidence of reincarnation, until his death in 2007. Dr Stevenson claimed to find over 3,000 examples of reincarnation.

We accept his claims that over 3,000 subjects had "reincarnation experience". Only, there is a real very different interpretation of what had occurred. No, we are not going to apply the stupid argument of many Christians that it is all demonic.

  • Instead of relying on hypnosis to verify that an individual has had a previous life, he instead chose to collect thousands of cases of children who spontaneously (without hypnosis) remember a past life. Dr. Ian Stevenson uses this approach because spontaneous past life memories in a child can be investigated using strict scientific protocols. Hypnosis, while useful in researching into past lives, is less reliable from a purely scientific perspective. In order to collect his data, Dr. Stevenson methodically documents the child's statements of a previous life. Then he identifies the deceased person the child remembers being, and verifies the facts of the deceased person's life that match the child's memory. He even matches birthmarks and birth defects to wounds and scars on the deceased, verified by medical records. His strict methods systematically rule out all possible "normal" explanations for the child's memories. (Carol Bowman and Steve Bowman. 1997. Scientific Proof of Reincarnation: Dr. Ian Stevenson.

    Omni: Yet there are some cases that might argue in its favor. You seem persuaded by the evidence for Bridey Murphy. [In 1952 a Colorado housewife claimed that under hypnosis she relived memories of a previous life as an Irish girl, Bridey Murphy, living in 1806.] Stevenson: Yes, I think it is one of the few. We've discussed cases of children and adults who have been able to speak a tongue they could not possibly have learned; the term for this is xenoglossy. Although rare, they do occur. One that I published concerns the wife of a Methodist minister who, after having been hypnotized by her husband, began to speak German--not very well, but German nonetheless--and described the life of a teenage girl who may have lived in Germany in the late nineteenth century. So I'm not saying that hypnosis is never a useful tool, but I do deplore the commercial exploitation and misleading claims that are often made. A large part of what emerges under hypnosis is pure fantasy. Some of these "previous lives" have been traced back to historical novels. (Carol Bowman and Steve Bowman. 1997. Scientific Proof of Reincarnation: Dr. Ian Stevenson.

Adults hardly have reincarnation experience except under hypnosis. These cases are questionable as they are prone to "cuing" effects.

One significant factor is that there is a link between violence in the so-called previous life:

  • Omni: What would predispose someone to remember a previous life? Stevenson: Violent death is a factor in our cases. In more than seven hundred cases in six different cultures, sixty-one percent remembered having died violently. But are these cases actually representative? Those involving accidents, murders, and suicides are bound to get more attention than others in which the child remembers a quiet life. Children also tend to remember the final years or a previous life. Almost seventy five percent of our children appear to recall the way they died, and if death was violent, they remember it in vivid detail. (Carol Bowman and Steve Bowman. 1997. Scientific Proof of Reincarnation: Dr. Ian Stevenson.

It is likely that traumatic events left srong impressions.

Figure 2. Chilsdren see ghosts better than adults.

The mechanism by which children see ghosts is also the same mechanism by which children experienced "reincarnation images".

Why Do Children Have More "Reincarnation Images" Than Adults?t

  • Consider why there is a ratio of 1700:10 for children to adult having reincarnation experience. Similarly, children tend to see ghosts much more often than adults. There is a same scientific mechanism for why children see ghosts as they having "reincarnation" experience.

One glaring but significant ill-understood fact is that while Dr Ian Stevenson could document some 3,000 cases of children having "reincarnation images", such "reincarnation images" were rarely seen in adults:

  • There are about 1700 solved children's cases in the collection at the University of Virginia and several hundred have been published. In contrast, I know of only 10 solved adult cases that like the children's cases occurred spontaneously (that is, unprompted) in waking, dream, or meditative states. (James G. (Jim) Matlock. November 15, 2016. Signs of Reincarnation

You see, children have "reincarnation images" much more common than adults. But it is also known that children see ghosts better. Is there not a scientific link?

  • Ghost experts believe that children are more susceptible to seeing apparitions. Sally Morgan, Psychic Medium, told The Sun: "I do believe that children can be more open to seeing ghosts than adults. "This is because children have a purer energy - they have not been tainted by an adults perspective or opinion. "They have simply more open to the world around them without prejudice or scepticism. (CHARLOTTE BURNS. 28th October 2016, 12:14 pm'My nine-year-old sees murdered people' Mums reveal chilling tales of having kids who claim to see GHOSTS.

    We do not really know why children end up seeing more ghosts than adults but there are different theories about this. The main ones are going to be presented here. (Dzhingarov. April 18, 2016. Why Do Children Tend To See Ghosts More Than Adults?. › Spiritual)

    The visible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum is generally from 380/400nm to about 760nm. UV or IR differs only in that there are some specialized cells in the retinas of our eyes that contain a pigment that gets excited when it encounters these wavelengths. Cats, for example, have a pigment that gets excited at shorter wavelengths, so they see a little bit into the UV-A range. Could this be a possible reason why cats sometimes act strangely in a reported haunted house? ... Here is the important part; very young children can see 380nm (which puts them into the UV range), where elderly people cannot see 400nm; so the 'visible range' changes even for humans....

    • "There is a thin band around the outer edge of the cornea that is sensitive to some degree of infrared light. That outer ring constitutes our peripheral vision, so if ghosts inhabit the infrared range, it would make sense that they would best be seen peripherally, that is, from the corner of our eye." (Gene Lafferty. undated, downloaded November 2017. Can Children See Ghosts Better Than Adults?

Adult reincarnation is far less impressive, and even reincarnation researcher Ian Stevenson is skeptical of these stories. Information about these past lives is often retrieved through regressive hypnosis, which is known for generating false recovered memories. How else do you explain 1,500 women all claiming to be the reincarnated Cleopatra?

  • Years ago I had a GF who went to a psychic with about 10 other girls from her college sorority, to have their past lives read. It turned out 3 of them were Cleopatra, 2 were Empress Josephine, 1 was Katherine the Great, and the other 4 were Vestal Virgins.

    No one ever claims to be an reincarnation of a privy cleaner!

Are you aware that 1,500 claimed to be reincarnations of Cleopatra?

Figure 2c. Cleopatra

Hey, do not look down on me. In my previous life, I was Cleopatra

Figure 2b. Toilet Cleaner .

Why Children also see Ghosts Better than Adults

The same scientific mechanism which allows children to see ghosts better than adults also may explain why children have more "reincarnation images" than adults. The tendency of children to see such images gradually disappeared on transition into the adulthood. This appears to be related to maturity at adolescent age, where skull formation especially matured.

  • It is generally assumed that intracranial volume (ICV) remains constant after peaking in early adulthood.... Head size is strongly influenced by brain growth in childhood and reaches maximum size by early adulthood. (N.A. Royle,a,b,c M.C. Valdés Hernández,a,b,c S. Muñoz Maniega,a,b,c B.S. Arabisala,a,b,c M.E. Bastin,a,b,c I.J. Deary,b,d and J.M. Wardlawa.. 2013. Influence of thickening of the inner skull table on intracranial volume measurement in older people. Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Jul; 31(6): 918–922.)

    There is an acceleration of growth in the facial skeleton at the onset of the adolescent growth spurt without any change in growth of the braincase; the head rapidly attains its adult proportions of 2.5:1 and the facial features become more strongly emphasized... Facial appearance changes less rapidly in adult life. (Pocket Dentistry. January 3, 2015. 33 Development and growth of the skull and age changes.

    Despite the attainment of several adult cranial dimensions relatively early in childhood, skeletal maturity and, by consequence, adult form are typically defined by the eruption of the third molars around 17 years of age. This in turn serves as the division between subadults and adults, which is then applied to population studies of biological variation. Specifically, comparative data sets of adult measurements are not directly applied to individuals who do not have complete skeletal growth, as it is believed that the confounding effects of allometry may skew the results. The present study uses geometric morphometrics techniques to investigate the appropriateness of this division with respect to three-dimensional anatomical landmarks. Twenty-six landmarks were collected from a single population of 24 crania partitioned into 4 age groups spanning late adolescence to midadulthood. Generalized Procrustes and multivariate statistical analyses were performed on the landmark data. Results showed no significant morphological differences between the teen and young adult age groups, whereas significant shape and size differences were found in older adults relative to their younger cohorts. Moreover, no growth-related shape variation (ie, allometry) was detected within the sample. These findings suggest that adult form is attained several years earlier than commonly thought and corroborate other research that suggest that subtle changes in cranial morphology continue throughout adulthood. (Ross AH1, Williams SE. 2010. Craniofacial growth, maturation, and change: teens to midadulthood. J Craniofac Surg. 2010 Mar;21(2):458-61. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0b013e3181cfea34)

    The part of our skull that encases our brain already achieves 63% of its mature size by the time we are born. When a person reaches his/her first birthday, the skull has taken on 88% of its mature size. And by the time you turn 10 years old, the skull has achieved 95% of its full size. From then on, it grows at a very slow rate and it reaches its full size by your mid 20's. So by the age of 17, you ought not expect much more skull growth. (Sarah Verschueren. Thu May 12 16:50:07 2005 Re: Does skull growth slow down rapidly after puberty?

The scientific medical evidence is that the skull especially facial skull features matured around 17 years old, i.e. adolescent age. Before this age, the skull has not reach optimal development, and the brain components like especially the pineal gland and pituitary gland (dubbed as the "Third Eye") are more sensitive to electromagnetic waves from outside. Thus, before this age, sensitive children could better see "ghosts" etc. But once the skull matured, the pineal gland and pituitary gland are shielded from the outside electromagnetic waves. Hence, after adolescent, those children who could see ghosts would lose their ability to see ghosts.

Likewise, children who see "reincarnation images" would also lose their ability to see them. This is why children who reported "reincarnation images" will tell you that they would see less and less until no more when they grew up.

The scientific mechanism composes of the pineal gland and pituitary gland reacting to external electromagnetism.

  • Briefly, medical evidence indicated that the ghosts and "reincarnation images" were created by the brain hormone dimethyltryptamine produced by the pineal gland. In normal conditions, dimethyltryptamine is the "dream hormone". Under abnormal conditions, dimethyltryptamine would lead to abnormal hallucinations and visions.

    Yes, in most cases, these ghosts and "reincarnation images" were created by abnormal interactions between the pineal gland and pituitary gland and external electromagnetism.

There is a "Photon" Floating Memory Out There!

One analyst postulated that "reincarnation images" are due to tapping some form of "Floating Memory". There is the well known case of a child named James, who seems to remember a past life as a WWII pilot. Videos telling James' story are popular on the internet. Culadasa answer these references as follows:

  • Yes, I've seen it before. Other than being on video, its not much different from hundreds of others I've reviewed. And it has not been nearly as thoroughly investigated as the others in order to rule out possible sources of information contamination. But my point is the same. Yes, people can definitely tap into the minds and memories of other people, both living and dead. It happens far more than most people realize. But why assume that it is anything other than that? Especially, why jump to the conclusion that it must be reincarnation? There is absolutely no evidence to support the idea that the boy James is the same "person" as the pilot whose last name was James. Only that he has retrieved some (a very, very small part actually) of the information in the dead pilot's mind. Dharma Treasure. January 16th, 2012. Is Reincarnation Real?



Figure 3. Stone Tape Theory for Haunting

According to the Stone Tape theory, emotions can be stored in materials, such as the trees in this allegedly haunted forest in Brazil

Such memories can also be stored in stone and water and give rise to ghosts sightings.


Past Speculations on Nature of the Floating Memory

There are postulations as to the possible nature of the Floating Memory, which can give rise to ghost sightings as well as "reincarnation images".

Intriguing are those sightings which are repeated again and again.

A possible hypothesis has emerged that may well explain how an environmental recording might work and it is supported by some scientists. The answer could lie in a substance that is a part of just about every location where ghosts are to be found - common water! Water it appears from research being undertaken may even be capable of recording both human thoughts and emotions.

  • The notion that water might be able in some way to the record emotions or impressions of past lives is itself not a new one. In the early 1960's Archaeologist and later psychical researcher T. C. Lethbridge together with his wife had a series of powerful experiences of "depression and fright" whilst walking close to a small stream on the beach at Ladram bay, Devon. He discovered that a suicide had taken place at the site some years before. Further research and experiences at other sites associated with water lead him to develop a theory that the water was able to record strong human emotions and that these may later affect subsequent visitors to the site. Para.Science. 2012. Some Musings on Things Paranormal. Can Water Explain Some Ghost Cases?

    • Water, too, has a crystalline form — ice. Yet research reveals that water also has a liquid crystalline form…
      Liquid crystals are a special phase of matter. Like solid crystals, they can transmit signals; the repeating pattern provides an efficient pathway for the smooth flow of energetic information. Liquid crystals are flexible and many times more responsive than solid crystals. Dr. Gerald Pollack, professor of bioengineering at the University of Washington has provided significant evidence for water's liquid crystalline structure. His research has demonstrated water's capacity to form large zones of structured water. He has shown that this water has measurably different characteristics including: molecular stability, a negative electrical charge, greater viscosity, molecular alignment, and an enhanced ability to absorb certain spectra of light. He and others have provided evidence that the liquid crystalline phase of water is intimately connected with the generation of life. (2015 · Genesis Framework · WordPress. What is Structured Water? )

    In 1996 Dr. David Schweitzer, grandson of Albert Schweitzer succeeded in photographing images of thoughts that had been impregnated in water: " Demonstrating that water was capable of acting as a liquid memory system that could store information" . Subsequently, Schweitzer developed a fluorescent microscope that enabled him to see how minute particles within the water were changed in response to thoughts and other influences...

    Professor Emeritus William Tiller working with co-researcher Walter Dibble Jr . in the USA have had a great deal of success in significantly altering the chemistry of water by getting test subjects to impress their thoughts and intentions into the water. They describe the water as being "A special material, well suited for information / energy transfer from the intention domain into our conventional domain of cognition" . Para.Science. 2012. Some Musings on Things Paranormal. Can Water Explain Some Ghost Cases?

There are also scientific evidence that past memories can also be stored in our genes:

  • New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta,has shown… some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur inDNA… mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. Dr Brian Dias … said:"From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations… " This suggests that experiences are… transferred from the brain into the genome, allowing them to be passed on to later generations. The Mind Unleashed. 6 January, 2014. Scientists have found that memories passed down through generations in our DNA.

Figure 4. Computer "Cloud" Model.

Modern computer technology has been able to create the "Cloud" which stores infinite information in the global electromagnetic field. People can access different parts of this "Cloud". A similar mechanism explains how children obtain "reincarnation images" and ghost sightings by drawing down bits of a "Floating Memory", which is somethng like the computer "Cloud".


Latest Scientific Research about the "Floating Memory"

There have been recent scientific research showing that animals can tap some form of "Floating Memory":

  • Experiment 1: In the 1920s Harvard University psychologist William McDougall did experiments for 15 years in which rats learned to escape from a tank. The first generation of rats averaged 200 mistakes before they learned the right way out; the last generation 20 mistakes.
    Experiment 2: In later efforts to duplicate McDougall's experiments in Australia, similar rats made few mistakes right from the start. Later generations of rats did better even when they were not descendants of the earlier rats... David Wilcox. 2011. The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations. Souvenir Press, London.. January 5, 2011. Thoughts Have Wings. › Articles

    Experiment 3: In the 1920s in Southampton, England, a bird called the blue tit discovered it could tear the tops of milk bottles on doorsteps and drink the cream. Soon this skill showed up in the blue tits over a hundred miles away, which is odd as they seldom fly further than 15 miles... [The habit spread faster and faster until by 1947 it was universal throughout Britain].. Holland, Sweden and Denmark. German occupation cut off milk deliveries in Holland for eight years - five years longer than the life of a blue tit. Then in 1948 the milk started to be delivered. Within months blue tits all over Holland were drinking cream.. David Wilcox. 2011. The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations. Souvenir Press, London.. January 5, 2011. Thoughts Have Wings. › Articles

There were some form of "Floating Memory" which the animals tapped.

The recent computer Internet "Cloud" technology shows that information memory are actually stored in a vast global electromagnetic network. This network is a form of "Floating Memory" which has multiple compartments which can be differentially tapped by using the right codes.

The rats and birds examples above reflect the existence of a kind of "Floating Memory" which the animals can tap. This is what actually happened when certain people claimed to have "reincarnation images". Bits of information about the lives of past people are collectively stored in a "Floating Memory".

Science is coming close to find out what really happen in these ghosts and reincarnation images, as well as spirit seances. They are all due to interactions between the pineal gland and pituitary gland and external electromagnetism

Figure 5. Carl Jung.

One person who envisaged this "Floating Memory" was Carl Jung in 1917. He postulated that human consciousness is all connected through a massive "Collective unconscious", which store the memories of every one.

This "Collective unconscious" is the reason why humans in all cultures tend to have similar psychological images which often manifested as similar cultural images. The similarities and psychological and cultural images appear due to the mind being able to tap the "Collective unconscious".


Carl Jung "Collective UnConscious" Model of the Floating Memory

One person who envisaged this "Floating Memory" was Carl Jung in 1917.

He postulated the concept of the "Collective unconscious" (German: kollektives Unbewusstes), a term coined by Carl Jung, to refer to structures of the unconscious mind which are shared among beings of the same species. According to Jung, the human collective unconscious is populated by instincts and by archetypes: universal symbols such as The Great Mother, the Wise Old Man, the Shadow, the Tower, Water, the Tree of Life, and many more.

In "The Significance of Constitution and Heredity in Psychology" (November 1929), Jung wrote:

  • And the essential thing, psychologically, is that in dreams, fantasies, and other exceptional states of mind the most far-fetched mythological motifs and symbols can appear autochthonously at any time, often, apparently, as the result of particular influences, traditions, and excitations working on the individual, but more often without any sign of them. These "primordial images" or "archetypes," as I have called them, belong to the basic stock of the unconscious psyche and cannot be explained as personal acquisitions. Together they make up that psychic stratum which has been called the collective unconscious.
    The existence of the collective unconscious means that individual consciousness is anything but a tabula rasa and is not immune to predetermining influences. On the contrary, it is in the highest degree influenced by inherited presuppositions, quite apart from the unavoidable influences exerted upon it by the environment. The collective unconscious comprises in itself the psychic life of our ancestors right back to the earliest beginnings. It is the matrix of all conscious psychic occurrences, and hence it exerts an influence that compromises the freedom of consciousness in the highest degree, since it is continually striving to lead all conscious processes back into the old paths....
    On October 19, 1936, Jung delivered a lecture "The Concept of the Collective Unconscious" to the Abernethian Society at St. Bartholomew's Hospital in London. He said: My thesis then, is as follows: in addition to our immediate consciousness, which is of a thoroughly personal nature and which we believe to be the only empirical psyche (even if we tack on the personal unconscious as an appendix), there exists a second psychic system of a collective, universal, and impersonal nature which is identical in all individuals. This collective unconscious does not develop individually but is inherited. It consists of pre-existent forms, the archetypes, which can only become conscious secondarily and which give definite form to certain psychic contents (Wikipedia. 2017. Collective unconscious.

What Carl Jung realised is a form of "Floating Memory", which he termed "Collective unconscious". It is important to note that Carl Jung regarded this "Collective unconscious" as the linked summation of ourselves and all our ancestors. Is this not what the Hindu Vedas state?:

  • Rigveda 10.14. 1. Yama … gathers men together… who searches out and shows the path to many. 2 Yama first found for us a place to dwell in: this pasture never can be taken from Us. Men born on earth tread their own paths that lead them whither our ancient Fathers have departed.
    Rigveda 10.14. 8 Meet Yama, meet the Fathers, meet the merit of free or ordered acts, in highest heaven. Leave sin and evil, seek anew thy dwelling, and bright with glory wear another body.

    Atharva Veda Book XVIII.
    Hymn 3. 58 Meet Yama, meet the Fathers, meet the merit of virtuous action in the loftiest heaven.
    Leave sin and evil, seek anew thy dwelling : so bright with glory let him join his body.
    59 Our Father's Fathers and their sires before them, they who have entered into air's wide region. For them shall self-resplendent Asuniti form bodies now according to her pleasure.

The "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious" accumulates the experience, thoughts and emotions of our ancestors.

  • Shamans seek to access this "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious" for information and guidance. Rituals would be performed and certain hallucinogenic herbs taken

    Mediums in trance would call down components to this "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious" and manifest "messages" from deities and past ancestors.

    Dance and music rhythms can cause the mind to access this "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious"

    Children would access this "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious" and see ghosts, fairies and like. Or, they may see "reincarnation images".

    Adults undergoing trauma or hypnosis would access this "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious" to hallucinate.

There is no reincarnation. It is all due to the interactions between the pineal gland and pituitary gland with external electromagnetism to access the "Floating Memory" or "Collective unconscious". This is why the ancient scriptures all speak against reincarnation but state that, upon death, the person's Soul or Photon Matrix goes straight to heaven.

See Part 1:
Myth of Reincarnation Part 1: Ancient Scriptures Speak Against Reincarnation


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