October 31, 1918 – February 8, 2007
Dr. Ian Stevenson was founder of The Division of Perceptual Studies (DOPS), formerly the Division of Personality Studies, a unit of the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at the University of Virginia. Utilizing scientific methods, it investigates apparent paranormal phenomena, especially:
*Children Who Claim to Remember Previous Lives (reincarnation)
*Out of Body Experiences
*Apparitions and After-Death Communications
“In many parts of the world, some young children, usually between the ages of 2 and 5, speak about a previous life they claim to have lived. At the same time they often show behavior, such as a phobia, that is unusual in their family and/or not explained by any current life events but that seems concordant with the child’s statements about a previous life.
In many cases of this type the child’s statements have been shown to correspond accurately to facts in the life and death of a deceased person; in many of these cases the families concerned have had no contact before the case developed. Some of the children have birthmarks and birth defects that correspond to wounds or other marks on the deceased person whose life a child remembers.
In numerous cases postmortem reports have confirmed these correspondences. Older children may retain these apparent memories, but generally they seem to fade around the age of 7…” More fascinating information…
Posted by Kurma on 8/3/07; 6:47:59 AM