THE EXPERIMENT'S PURPOSE IS: To Determine if Science Can Prove Reincarnation
Reincarnation in Historical Context
This experimental project looks at traditional perspectives of reincarnation from a 21st-century view of consciousness studies, neuroscience, behavioral psychology, and quantum physics. Its research also attempts to shed light on concepts like life-after-death, soul transcendence, memory and archetypes, and shared/entangled consciousness. This link provides a quick review of reincarnation in history.
Introduction of an Illustrative Reincarnation Case
Reincarnation of a Poetic Soul with Artistic, Spiritual, and Activist Traits??
Our evaluation of the case that the soul-genome of the 19th-century poet Elizabeth Barrett-Browning reincarnated a century later. Click for a summary here ..........
P. Rich-Greenwood & E. Barrett-Browning
Life-After-Death Research Supports Reincarnation and Vice Versa The consciousness that survives death is a soul genome filled with the experience of an individual's lifetime, which in time returns into a new physical body. For examples of life-after-death evidence see Paul Davids' DVDs of The Life After Death Project, including Paul Von Ward's comments on this thesis here.
IF REINCARNATION IS
REAL, IT CAN EVENTUALLY BE PROVEN.
Belief in the phenomenon we call
reincarnation — a process where the core substance of an individual is
reborn in a future lifetime — has existed in all major historical
cultures. It has largely been rooted in dreams, hypnosis and psychic
clues. Recently, more objective evidence has included memories of events
or knowledge apparently based in the lives of deceased individuals. New
research suggests that physical and personality traits may be inherited
from the past.
REXP seeks to evaluate areas of empirical evidence suggesting
reincarnation and determine its reliability for identifying past-life
connections in individual cases. Truth in this area is an illusion, but it can be approached through use of 21st-century science's concepts and tools.
TYPICAL POTENTIAL CASES ANALIZED BY THE EXPERIMENT
I. Many clues may suggest possible past-lives: Dreams with historical images or information. Recognizing people or places never seen before. Unexplained emotions related to new places or people. Knowing an untaught foreign language or fact. Precocious abilities in any field. Parallel physical features. Drawn to strange people and places.
II. Several types of possible past lives submitted to us: WW-II service in Germany, UK, Italy, and Japan or Civil Wars as in America or Spain. Past-lives ended by violent accidents, ship wrecks, murders, or drugs. Well-known musicians or other artists and writers. Past lives from other races or cultures. Famous figures or ordinary citizens. Previous incarnations from early or ancient times.
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Hear introduction to the Reincarnation Experiment on Coast to Coast AM Radio Host George Noory Interviews Paul Von Ward on The Soul Genome Listen to hour interview and following call-ins by clicking icons below. Hear Weekend Host George Knapp with Paul on another occasion.
New Article: Reincarnation Experiment and Science
This experiment attempts to link mainstream science with the more illusive aspects of the reincarnation theory. It tests the hypothesis that knowledge, talents, and experiences in one life-time can be found in individuals who have no direct biological link with the deceased person. Adding to the comparisons between two individuals separated overtime, we use independent research relevant to the soul genome concept. If memories from a specific life can survive through the epigenetic field that transcends physical death, they may also be available to people outside the DNA tree of that life. Read about the Spanish memories of a Sephardic Jew expressed by a distant Catholic descendant.
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Paul will present important Reincarnation Experiment cases at the Edinburgh, Scotland 2014 Symposium. Click below.
More than half of
the world's people believe in reincarnation, and polls suggest at least
a quarter of U.S. citizens do. What is the basis of this belief? Is it rooted in delusions or wishful thinking? Or, is there a tangible basis for such ideas?
It is beyond the current tools of science to definitively prove the
general theory of reincarnation to a skeptical public.
Likewise, it is also beyond the tools of modern science to disprove it.
However, this project is designed to test whether empirical
evidence exists that can plausibly account for the apparent non-parental link involved in robust reincarnation cases. In other words, it challenges the assertion that all of the newborn's psychophysical inheritance can be completely accounted for by its immediate parental genomes. Read More....
Click on the newborn's picture to the right for a excellent video of Paul Von Ward's clear and concise responses to a TV journalist's questions about the concept of reincarnation and the Reincarnation Experiment.
Do Newborns Have A Past-Life Legacy? Hear Paul Von Ward's TV Response.
SCIENCE CAN VALIDATE BELIEF BASED IN OBSERVATIONS OF NATURE.
Early human and later aboriginal societies based their beliefs in reincarnation on observations of their contemporaries that revealed similarities with known people who had lived and died before those being observed were born. Over several generations, people collected many persuasive correspondences between the present personalities and various ancestors that they posited some carry-forward of legacies from the past. As an example, an African tribe used the terms "babatunde" and "yetunde" to indicate the possible reincarnations of boys and girls, respectively, from earlier individuals two generations removed. The cases described on this website and in the book The Soul Genome provide credible examples of such observable data which cannot be more plausibly explained than by a reincarnation hypothesis. We attempt to be as careful as the team who ultimately concluded two-year-old Lhamo Dhondup is the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama. From a comparable secular approach, The Soul Genome's author's perspective places the experiment in the context of emerging research findings in physics, biology, neuroscience, and evolutionary studies.
The Eastern metaphysics of Hinduism and
Buddhism, their religious derivations, and early Judaism and
Christianity describe reincarnation in terms that cannot be
easily, if at all, tested by the nonbeliever. Such supernatural beliefs require unquestioning credulity. A historical overview of some of these religious and spiritual beliefs can be
seen by clicking here — which also links to a good introduction to Jewish and Christian beliefs. Science cannot prove any aspects of these spiritual beliefs without measurable evidence of their veracity.
Fortunately, several areas of the physical and behavioral evidence that led to such ancient beliefs can be found linking the lives of people living today with people who died leaving documented information about themselves and their behaviors. The Reincarnation Experiment is the first-ever effort to treat reincarnation as a natural process that can and should be subjected to
scientific analysis. For that reason alone, it provides a
credible data base for interdisciplinary discussions and evaluations of the psychoplasm (or soul-genome) hypothesis.
A MOVE FROM SUBJECTIVE TO OBJECTIVE RESEARCH:
The objective evidence that led
nature-oriented societies to postulate a process like reincarnation
includes physical features and psychological factors. Facial
architecture, body types, hair patterns, ear forms, hand-finger
proportions, voice, and odor have been noted to correspond in two
separate lifetimes. Some physical similarities also include special
markings, birthmarks and deformities. Matching psychological traits
include levels of mental development, emotional patterns, styles of
interacting with others, and areas of creative interest. (See analysis of reincarnation-case facial comparisons with random matches.)
All these factors seem to make up a psychoplasm (an information-rich,
energetic field) that enfolds and animates the genomic material
synthesized at conception. When we have a better understanding of the interaction between the genome and the epigenome, this project will test the psychoplasm concept by comparing a subject's relevant DNA sequences with the genome from his or her alleged previous incarnation. Could some of the 21,000 human, protein-producing genes play a role in reincarnation as well as in culture? Read more....
Much empirical date now suggests that what a person
accomplishes in terms of self-development and learning becomes a legacy the soul genome/psychoplasm transmits to the next generation. The question is whether it is passed individually or some collective consciousness.
Click here to see the forms that can be used to develop a scientific
data base for a particular case. They can be used for one's own case or
for someone else's.
INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION IN REINCARNATION EXPERIMENT
If your reincarnation research efforts are compatible with the experiment's methodology, there are several options for your participation:
1. Submit a Self-Developed Case. 2. Propose A New Tentative Case for Evaluation. 3. Use Our Methodology for Self-Discovery.
Regardless of your location and professional background, if one of the three interests you, click here more details.
CLUES LEADING TO POSSIBLE PAST-LIVES
Many people receive hints of possible past lives that cannot be considered as definitive proof of reincarnation or of a specific past-life connection. Some come through extrasensory channels such as dreams, visions, intuitive feelings, or hypnosis. Some may come from other-dimensional sources such as psychic readings or through channeled messages from apparent disincarnate beings. Since neither such sources nor the information from them can be accessed by independent observers, they provide only potential clues that require validation by third parties. Nevertheless, they should not be dismissed out-of-hand as they may lead to verifiable evidence to support the posited past-life connection. Skillful use of regression hypnotherapy can assist in recovering details that can be later verified.
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Professionals involved in this project do so on a pro bono basis. Certain expenses for measurement equipment, data processing software, and technical analysis is paid for by participants and supporters like you. If you appreciate the project's approach, facilitate the DNA and biometric comparisons necessary for credible research with a donation made below.