"The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease."Thomas A. Eddison(1847 - 1931)

Researchers Dr. Vladimir Poponin and Dr. Peter P. Gariaev were looking to test the effect of DNA on light particles (photons) in an attempt to determine what effect that we have on the "nothingness" which surrounds us. They created a vacuum in a specially designed tube which nothing inside of it, however, as scientists, they knew that it was full of photons. Using special detection equipment they measured the particles location within the tube. The photons were distributed in a completely unordered manner in the tube, this was no surprise to the researchers. For mere mortals as ourselves the photons could have been clustered, clinging to the sides or piled at the bottom but no, they were randomly everywhere. A sample of human DNA was then placed inside the closed tube with the photons. The particles then did something that no one anticipated: they arranged themselves differently in the presence of the living material. It shaped the photons into regular patterns through an invisible force. Our DNA, in a controlled environment, had a direct effect on the quantum stuff that makes up our world! As an added bonus (as if they needed more!) when the DNA was removed from the tube the photons remained ordered. They did not return to their original random state. This was not expected. Instruments were checked. Results determined. What was affecting the particles of light? Was the DNA leaving behind a residual force? What was this mysterious phenomenon?

 

Were the DNA and light particles still connected in some way and on some level that we don’t recognize even thought they were physically separated? Poponin concluded that they were “forced to accept the working hypothesis that some new field structure is being excited.” They called this new phenomenon the “DNA phantom effect”. (Similar to Max Plank and his “matrix”.) There is a verifiable underlying force at work, surrounding us, reacting to us, the researchers just do not know yet what make of it.

The DNA phantom effect shows us that: a type of energy, a force, exists that has previously gone unrecognized by the wider society and cells/DNA influences matter through this form of energy. A real and verifiable connection exists between life and matter.

The DNA phantom effect reminds me of similar effects which form the basis of homeopathy. Water is miraculous. Scientists do not understand how these 2 gases (oxygen and hydrogen) can be a liquid at room temperature. (I will discuss the marvelousness of water in a separate article as it deserves effect with homeopathy I shall mention it briefly here.)

Water changes its appearance and has memory just like photos had around DNA. The magical memory which water has is utilized in laboratories to dilute white blood cells to identify allergens. Water takes on the structure of DNA (animal or plant) and duplicates / mirrors it. You starts with an active substance and you dilute it to the point where virtually none of the original substance is left, only minor traceable quantities will remain. Water will hold the same structure as the original active substance and will act consistently as if it were that substance. This is the basis of homeopathy.

In the 1980s an allergy specialist, Jacques Beneviste did extensive research with Elizabeth Davenas creating many thousands of high dilutions of the anti-IgE (the type of white blood cell which contains the antibodies of immunoglobulin) as IgE easily responds to allergens such as pollen or dust mites – i.e. the reaction can be measured. Beneviste and Davenas research spread over 4 years and was extremely extensive. They were diluting the IgE parts down to one part in 1060 with success. They progressed to one part in 10120 where there is virtually no possibility that a single molecule of the IgE was left yet they were still seeing the effects as if the water was IgE. They proved what homeopathy has always claimed ie that the weaker the solution, the more powerful its effect. As they were diluting in concentrations of one to 1000 from the third dilution they found that the reaction started to decrease. However, from the 9th dilution on the experiments took a U-turn and from then on the effect of the IgE began to increase, and increase the more it was diluted.

In 1988 Benveniste joined force with five different laboratories in four countries (France, Israel, Italy and Canada) to replicate the results. The 13 scientists published jointly in Nature magazine showing that if solutions of antibodies were diluted repeatedly until they no longer contained a single molecule of the anti-body, they still produced a response from immune cells. The authors concluded that none of the molecules they’d started with were present in certain dilutions and that “specific information must have been transmitted during the dilution / shaking process. Water could act as a template for the molecule, for example, by an infinite hydrogen-bonded network, or electric and magnetic fields …. The precise nature of this phenomenon remains unexplained.”

Unexplained phenomenon forces surround us.

 

An excellent documentary if you remain intrigued :  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJhogR7YLps

 

 

Click here for this article in PDF format with lots of example images to assist with the conceptualisation of the experiments. 

 
What they taught us in school is not how it really is.  What is this reality that we find ourselves in?  Modern physics says it is just waves of information.  Everything is just light and information.
 
The grand-daddy of all quantum weirdness-ness is the two-slit experiment which was first put together in the 1920’s in an attempt to find out if light is a particle or a wave.  
 
To understand this experiment we first have to understand how particles, little balls of matter, act.  If we randomly shoot a particle at a screen with a slit, we will see a pattern on the back wall where they went thru the slit and hit.
       
So if you So if you add in a second slit you would expect to see a second band of to the side of the original band. That is how particles would react.
 
Now, let’s look at waves.  The waves hit the slit and radiates out striking the back wall with the most intensity directly in line with the slit.  The line of brightness on the back wall shows that intensity.  This is similar to the line the particles make.
           
But, when you add a second slit something different happens.  If the top of one wave meets the bottom of another wave they cancel each other out.  Now there is an interference pattern on the back wall.  The places where the 2 tops meet are the highest intensity, the bright lines.  The places where the bottoms meet, they cancel each other out so there is nothing.  
              
When we throw things that are matter through 2 slits we get 2 bands of light which indicate particles while with waves we get an interference pattern of many bands.
      
Now, let’s look at what happened with our famous two slit experiment which has flummoxed physicists for nearly a hundred years.....
 
An electron is a tiny tiny bit of matter.  The scientists in 1920’s fired a stream of electrons through a single slit and they behaved like a particle would be expected to.  They then fired the stream of electrons through two slits and they got two lines.  Great, just what they expected, until they left the room…..  When they left the room the electrons acted like a wave and a particle, they got an interference pattern and bands.  But again, when they were in the room, the electrons acted like particles and produced two strips.
  
The electrons, the tiny bits of matter, produced a pattern like waves.  How?  How could pieces of matter create an interference pattern like a wave?   It didn't make sense.  The physicists thought that perhaps the little balls of electrons are bouncing off each other and creating that pattern so they decide to shoot electrons through one at a time.   
 
There is no way they could interfere with each other but after an hour of this the same interference pattern shows up.
 
The conclusion was inescapable!  Or so they believed!!  The single electron leaves as a particle, becomes a wave of potentials, goes through both slits, and interferes with itself to hit the wall as a particle.  Eureka !!   
       
But mathematically it’s even stranger…. Mathematically it goes through both slits; and it goes thru neither; and it goes through just one; and it goes through just the other.  All of these possibilities are in super position with each other.  
  
But physicists were still completely baffled by this and wanted to refine the test even further.  So, they decided to peak and actually see which slit it went through.  They put a measuring device by one slit to see which one it went through and, then, once again let the particles fly. One by one. 
       
But the quantum world is far more complex than this.  When they observed the electron it went back to behaving like a particle and produced two bands, not an interference pattern of many.  The very act of measuring or observing which slit it would go through meant it only went through one and not both. The electron decided to act differently as though it was aware it was being watched.  
     
It was from here that the physicists stepped forever into the strange world of quantum events. 
 
What is matter?  Particles or waves?  Waves of what?  What does an observer have to do with of this?  The observer collapses the wave function simply be its observation.
 
Our most revered physicists are still trying to figure out whether matter is a particle or a wave.
 
In the following experiment conducted as recently as 2005, Jean-Francois Roch et al at the Ecole Normale Superieure de Cachan set up the experiment in a contained environment.  They released a single particle and had 2 different end parts.  The first was intended to observe particle behavior.  If it was a particle it would go down either D1 or D2 or it would be a wave and be found in both D1 and D2.  The second end section had a CCD camera which would observe wave like behavior.  
 
The result was as frustrating as ever.  When the end was to observe particle behavior there was only ever a single particle observable in either D1 or D2.  When the end was the CCD camera the matter proved that it was a wave.
 
Nils Bohr’s answer to how the results were determined was that one must first choose which answer you wish, the two experiments are incompatible.  Both experiments are correct.  The two questions cannot be asked simultaneously.  
 
Confused?  So are they.  
 
Wheeler decided to go further.  In Wheeler’s delayed experiment a contained unit was purpose built at 50 meters in length.  A single particle is released and only after it was released the choice for the end section was determined by a random noise generator.  What do you think happened? 
 
The particle was milling along (as they do), catapulted into a container (all on its own), floated down the 50 meter tube, observed the end put in place all of a sudden, got really rather excited at the challenge placed before it and became either a particle or wave with due considering (and respect) for what was expected of it.   
 
The particle has never been out done.  It is always a particle when given the environment to act as a particle and always a wave for a wave.  When given neither it acts as both a particle and a wave.  
 
Ultimately it is the observer who decides what it shall become.
 
 
The Electron
 
At school we are all told the story of how electrons float around the nucleus in various ring formations.  The electron is a teeny tiny dot like something floating around the nucleus.  Today, we have achieved the magnification sufficient to actually see the electron.  When the electron is photographed under the supervision of a scientist it conducts itself in strict accordance with the perception: it is a tiny spec like something floating around the nucleus.  Now, when the scientists are not there and photographs are taken the picture is quite different.  A cloud is observed around the nucleus, no specs of possible electrons are apparent.  Just a cloud.  Huh!  
 
Our revered scientist have deduced that the cloud represents every possible location for the electron to sit and only when the observer comes along does it collapse the wave function into the one possibility.  The observer changes the very make-up, positioning and action of the "electron" just by observing it.  
 
The means to observe the nucleus is not with us yet so we really do not know if there is a proton and neutron inside it.  The scientist just believe that it must be held together by positive and negatively charged particles.  I’m looking forward to seeing what images can be retrieved when we do have the ability to delve into the depths of the nucleus.  I’m certain they will prove to have equally excitingly confusing and conflicting results.
 
 
In Conclusion (or rather lack of conclusion)
 
As we delve deeper to the core of everything in our universe we find that even the photons and electrons change and react to our observation and belief of them.  The particles will change as we command them.  When left to themselves they play and are everything.  When observed our perception of what they should be changes them into just that.  For over 100 years the most extraordinary minds of our world remain without answers to the very foundation of quantum weirdness:
- Is every individual part that makes our universe self-intelligent?  Whatever challenge the scientists set up the universe is always eager to reply “Yes please, I’ll play too”.  
- Is it a single intelligence?
- Is it simply a force that acts out what we command?
- What does that mean for every pharmacological experiment ever made?  After all the placebo compared to even aspirin is being found to be as effective as the aspirin itself – I’ll take the placebo.

As our observation affects everything to its core how you see your desk, computer or plants has impact.  Let’s not forget the people, animals and every living thing whether in our immediate vicinity or in the next universe.  The most important observer effect we must selfishly conclude must be that of the observation of ourselves.  Defining and refining a negative conclusion about ourselves or anything can only have catastrophic consequences as we collapse the wave function of all possibilities into one. 

 
 

Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose (1858 – 1937) was India’s great physicist, botanist, inventor of the crescograph and author of science fiction books.  As a physicist he was a pioneer being the first to use semi-conductors to detect radio signals and was the official inventor of wireless telecommunications in 1895 however did not patent his inventions.  Bose was the first one to invent a wireless coherer and an instrument for indicating the refraction of electric waves.  His Eastern education did not allow him to understand his fellow European physicists’ fascination with patents and protection of knowledge.  At heart he was in biophysics, a botanist, and his crescograph, and later with his resonant cardiograph, he was able to detect and measure life in plants and metals and how they reacted to various stimuli.

Here are some excerpts from Sir Bose’s inaugural speech at the opening of the Bose Institute in Kolkota, in 1917.

“….. In the pursuit of my investigations I was unconsciously led into the border region of physics and physiology.  To my amazement, I found boundary lines vanishing, and points of contact emerging, between the realms of the living and the non-living.  Inorganic matter was perceived as anything but inert; it was athrill under the action of multitudinous forces.

“A universal reaction seemed to bring metal, plant and animal under a common law.  They all exhibited essentially the same phenomena of fatigue and depression, with possibilities of recovery and of exaltation, as well as the permanent irresponsiveness associated with death.

“The work already carried out at the Bose laboratory on the response of matter, and the unexpected revelations in plant life, have opened out very extended regions of inquiry in physics, in physiology, in medicine, in agriculture, and even in psychology.  Problems hitherto regarded as insoluble have now been brought within the sphere of experimental investigation.”

When attaching the crescograph to a fern, for example, the magnification is tremendous - ten million magnifications. If a snail’s crawl were enlarged in the same proportion, the creature would appear to be traveling like an express train.  Through the crescograph the growth and minute movement of the fern is witnessed clearly.  If a small metal tool is placed to touch the tip of the fern all the movement in the plant is clearly seen to halt, only resuming the eloquent rhythms as soon as the rod is withdrawn.  Any slight interference is detrimental and observable to the sensitive tissues. 

Bose then would add chloroform and the effect discontinued all growth in the plants.  Only after an antidote was administered would the fern be revived.  The crescograph measured all electrical changes in the plant.  When a sharp instrument is thrust through a plant; pain was indicated by spasmodic flutters both visually and electrically.  When a razor is pressed partially through the stem, the plant can be seen to be violently agitated, stilling itself as the razor completes the cut for death.

Bose was using chloroform on huge trees to transplant them into new ground.  Many large forest trees die very quickly after being moved however Bose proved that with chloroform and an antidote the trees would survive the move.  Boses apparatus proved that trees possess a circulatory system; their sap movements correspond to the blood pressure of animal bodies.  Peristaltic waves issue from a cylindrical tube which extends down a tree and serves as an actual heart!  The more deeply we perceive, the more striking becomes the evidence that a uniform plan links every form in nature.

Bose’s experiments extended to metal.  Tin was attached to the apparatus from which a graph would record the characteristic waves of atomic structure.  When chloroform was administered to tin, the vibratory writings stop.  They do recommence slowly as the metal regains its normal state.  If a poisonous chemical is dispensed to the living tin, simultaneously the quivering readouts dropped completely in time with the tin being brought to death - the charts ceased showing any electrical life.

The Bose instruments have demonstrated that metals, such as the steel used in scissors and machinery, are subject to fatigue, and regain efficiency by periodic rest.  Bose’s experiments showed that the life-pulse in metals is seriously harmed or even extinguished through the application of electric currents or heavy pressure.

With his resonant cardiograph Bose was able to delve deeper into the infinitesimal pulsations in plant, animal and human structure.  The cardiograph had an unerring accuracy of one-hundredth part of a second being indicated on the graph. The great physicist and botanist predicted that the use of his cardiograph would lead to the vivisection on plants instead of animals.

“Side by side recordings of the effects of a medicine given simultaneously to a plant and an animal have shown astounding unanimity in results.  Everything in man has been foreshadowed in the plant.  Experimentation on vegetation will contribute to lessening of human suffering.” 

In 1938 Columbia University reported in the New York Times the following:

“….It has been reported within the past few years that when the nerves transmit messages between the brain and other parts of the body, tiny electrical impulses are being generated….…..Drs K.S.Cole and H.J.Curtis reported having discovered that the long single cells of the fresh-water plant nitella, used frequently in goldfish bowls, are virtually identical with those of single nerve fibers.  Furthermore, they found that nitella fibers, on being excited, propagate electrical waves that are similar in every way, except velocity, to those of the nerve fibers in animals and man…..”

Bose believed that his Cambridge education together with the introspection of his Eastern heritage had enabled him to “sunder the silences of natural realms long uncommunicative.  The telltale charts of my crescograph are evidence for the most skeptical that plants have a sensitive nervous system and a varied emotional life.  Love, hate, joy, fear, pleasure, pain, excitability, stupor, and countless appropriate responses to stimuli are as universal in plants as in animals.  The unique throb of life in all creation could seem only poetic imagery ……. A saint I once knew would never pluck flowers. “Shall I rob the rosebush of its pride in beauty? Shall I cruelly affront its dignity by my rude divestment?” “

In more recent years equipment similar to the crescograph have been used in plants to measure their reactions in some of the following ways, for example:

-          Responses are recorded when a plant has one of its leafs burnt.  A second plant is placed next to the original plant, the second plant has one of its leafs burnt.  The recordings taken from the original plant, while the second plant leaf is burnt, are identical to those taken when the first plant was burnt.  Essentially the original plant is sympathizing with the second plant as it is burnt.  There is an awareness.  Plants do not have eyes which is generally perceived as the core to perception yet they perceive the pain from other life forms.

-          Another researcher had a pot of water boiling on a stove and some live shrimps in one room.  In the next room a plant was hooked up to an instrument to record his electrical reactions.  At the exact time as a live shrimp was placed into the boiling water and died the plant in the next rooms recordings showed distress in the plant.  Again, compassion is felt and measured by the plant from the death of another life form.

The results of these and other similar experiments which prove that compassion and emotions are detectable and measurable in plants and even metals overload our mind with the wonders of our beautiful complicated full and magnificent world.  This is not new information; these experiments were conducted in the 1890’s and published in a 1902 book.  The “green finger” phenomenon is well known to us, but it doesn’t stop there….. these hundred year old findings reflect what our ancestors and ancient societies have always told us.  We must live in harmony with our nature. Nature speaks to us.  All the love which we give it will return to us in a bounty of beauty and plentiful crops, this is just the tip of the iceberg………..

The film Avatar is less sci-fi and more real than you may have originally thought…..

 

Dr Joel Whitton, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto Medical School is an expert in clinical hypnosis with a degree also in neurobiology.  For several decades Whitton quietly began gathering evidence suggestive of reincarnation.  Unfortunately there is so much silliness presented about reincarnation that many people dismiss it.  Many ancient civilizations accepted reincarnation as fact.  In Plato’s time it was accepted and Plato himself comments that if a person in their current life time commits the act of deliberate homicide on another life then should be sentenced to death as soon as possible.  Plato believed that the soul (which lives for eternity) should not be infected be an incarnation which has lost connection to it’s source, the soul. 

The findings here are not intended to prove reincarnation but they are offered only as intriguing possibilities – they deserve open-minded consideration.

Whitton’s hypnosis research is based on a simple and startling fact: when individuals are hypnotized, they often remember what appear to be memories of previous existences.  Studies have shown that over 90 percent of all hypnotizable individuals are able to recall these apparent memories.  For example, the psychiatry textbook “Trauma, Trance and Transformation” the author warns fledgling hypnotherapists not to be surprised if such memories surface spontaneously.  However, the author rejects the idea of rebirth but does note that such memories can have remarkable healing potential nonetheless!

Whitton gathered together a core group of roughly 30 people.  Individuals from all walks of life, from truck drivers to computer scientists, some of whom believed in reincarnation and some of whom did not.  He hypnotized them individually and spent literally thousands of hours recording everything they had to say about their alleged previous existences.

Here are some of his discoveries which were reported by ALL participants:

-          numerous past lives, some as many as 20 to 25, although a practical limit was reached when Whitton regressed them to what he calls their “caveman existences”;

-          gender was not specific to the soul, many had lived at least one life as the opposite sex;

-          the purpose of life was to evolve and learn and that multiple existences facilitated this process;

-          one unusual feature was the ability that memories had to explain a wide range of seemingly unrelated events and experiences in the subjects’ current lives, for example:  a man, a psychologist born and raised in Canada, had possessed an inexplicable British accent as a child.  He also had an irrational fear of breaking his leg, a phobia of air travel, a terrible nail-biting problem, an obsessive fascination with torture and as a teenager had had a brief and enigmatic vision of being in a room with a Nazi officers, shortly after operating the pedals of a car during a driving test.  Under hypnosis the man recalled being a British pilot during World War II. While on a mission over Germany his plane was hit by a shower of bullets, one of which penetrated the fuselage and broke his leg.  This in turn caused him to lose control of the plane’s foot pedals, forcing him to crash-land.  He was subsequently captured by the Nazis, tortured for information by having his nails pulled out, and died a short time later.

Here are some interesting finds about the subjects who also experienced profound psychological and physical healings as a result of the traumatic past-life memories they unearthed – and gave uncannily accurate historical details about the times they lived in:

-          While reliving an apparent past life as a Viking, one man, a 37 year old scientist, shouted out words that linguistic authorities later identified as Old Norse.

-          After being regressed to an ancient Persian lifetime, (the same Viking man) began to write in a spidery, Arabic-style script that an expert in Near Eastern languages identified as an authentic representation of Sassanid Pahlavi, a long extinct Mesopotamian tongue from AD 226 to 651.

A most startling discovery  was made when Whitton regressed subjects to the interim between lives – a dazzling, light-filled realm in which there was “no such thing as time or space as we know it”.  According to the subjects, part of the purpose of this realm was to allow them to plan their next life, to literally sketch out the important events and circumstances that would befall them in the future.  This was not a fairy-tale exercise of wish fulfillment.  Whitton found that individuals entered an unusual state of consciousness in which they were acutely self-aware and had a heightened moral and ethical sense.  In addition, they no longer possessed the ability to rationalize away any of their faults and misdeeds, and saw themselves with total honesty.  To distinguish this consciousness from our normal everyday consciousness Whitton calls this intensely conscientious state of mind “metaconsciousness”.

When a subject planned their next life, they did so with a sense of moral obligation.  They would choose to be reborn with people whom they had wronged in a previous life so they would have the opportunity to make amends for their actions.  They planned pleasant encounters with “soul mates”, individuals with whom they had built a loving and mutually beneficial relationship over many lifetimes; and they scheduled “accidental” events to fulfill still other lessons and purposes. 

One man said that as he planned his next life he visualized “a sort of clockwork instrument into which you could insert certain parts in order for specific consequences to follow”.  The consequences were not always pleasant.  After being regressed to a metaconscious state, a woman who had been raped when she was 37 revealed that she had actually planned the event before she had come into this incarnation.  She explained, it had been necessary for her to experience a tragedy at that age in order to force her to change her “entire soul complexion” and thus break through to a deeper and more positive understanding of the meaning of life.  Another subject, a man afflicted with a serious and life threatening kidney disease, disclosed that he had chosen the illness to punish himself for a past-life transgression.  However he also revealed that dying from the kidney disease was not part of his script, and before he had come into this life he had also arranged to encounter someone or something that would help him remember this fact and hence enable him to heal both his guilt and his body.  True to his word, after he started his sessions with Whitton he experienced a near-miraculous complete recover.

In a separate statistical study William Cox studied 28 serious U.S. railroad accidents and found that significantly fewer people took trains on accident days than on the same day in the previous week.  Cox’s findings suggest that all may be constantly unconsciously precognizing the future and making decisions based on that information.

Whitton says that “carefully or haphazardly, we choose our earthly circumstances. The message of metaconsciousness is that the life situation of every human being is neither random nor inappropriate.  Seen objectively from their interlife, every human experience is simply another lesson in the cosmic classroom.”

It is important to note that the existence of such unconscious agendas does not mean that our lives are rigidly predestined and all fates are unavoidable.  The lessons in our lives may be chosen by us and we will find ourselves continually being faced with events which teach us the lesson.  If we note the lesson and learn it we will no longer be presented with situations for those lessons.  If the woman who anticipated the rape at 37 had evolved into a deeper understanding of life before 37 the encounter of rape would never have occurred. 

Another researcher who has uncovered past lives is Dr Ian Stevenson, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Virginia Medical School.  Although instead of using hypnosis, Stevenson interviews young children who have spontaneously remembered apparent previous existences.  He has spent more than 30 years in this pursuit and has collected and analyzed thousands of cases from all over the globe.

According to Stevenson, spontaneous past-life recall is relatively common among children, so common that the number of cases that seem worth considering far exceeds his staff’s ability to investigate them.  Generally children are between 2 and 4 years when they start talking about their “other life” and frequently they remember dozens of particulars, including their name, the names of family members and friends, where they lives, what their house looked like, what they did for a living, how they dies and even obscure information such as where they hid money before they died and, in cases involving murder, sometimes even who killed them.

Frequently their memories are so detailed that Stevenson is able to track down their identity of their previous personality and verify virtually everything they have said.  He has even taken children to the area in which their past incarnation lived, and watched as they navigated effortlessly through strange neighborhoods and correctly identified their former house, belongings and past-life relatives and friends.

Stevenson has published 6 volumes on this findings.  Like Whitton he also has found evidence that the unconscioius plays a far greater role in our makeup and destiny than we have hitherto suspected.  Stevenson corroborated Whitton’s finding that we are frequently reborn with individuals we have known in previous existences, and that the guiding force behind our choices is often affection or a sense of guilt or indebtedness.  He agrees that personal responsibility, not chance, is the arbiter of our fate.  He has found that although a person’s material conditions can vary greatly from one life to the next their moral conduct, interests, aptitudes and attitudes remain the same. 

Most significant of all, Stevenson found no compelling evidence of “retributive karma” or any indication that we are consmically punished for our sins.  “There is then – if we judge by the evidence of the cases – no external judge of our conduct and no being who shifts us from life to life according to our deserts. If this world is (in Keats0s phrase) ‘a vale of soul-making’, we are the makers of our own souls,” states Steveson.

Stevenson also uncovered a phenomenon that did not turn up in Whitton’s study, a discovery that provides even more dramatic evidence of the power of unconscious mind that to sculpt and influence our life circumstances.  He found that a person’s previous incarnation can apparently affect the very shape and structure of their current physical body.  He has discovered, for example, that Burmese children who remember lives as British or American Air Force pilots shot down over Burma during World War II all have fairer hair and complexions that their siblings.  He also found instances in which distinctive facial features, food deformities, and other characteristics have carried over from one life to the next. Most numerous among these are physical injuries carrying over as scars or birthmarks.  In one case, a boy who remembered being murdered in his former life by having his throat slit still had a long reddish mark resembling a scar across his neck.  In another, a boy who remembered committing suicide by shooting himself in the head in his past incarnation still had two scarlike birthmarks that lined up perfectly along the bullet’s trajectory, one where the bulled had entered and one where it had exited.  In another, a boy had a birthmark resembling a surgical scar complete with a line of red marks resembling stitch wounds, in the exact location where his previous personality had a surgery.

Stevenson has gathered hundreds of such cases and published several books compiling a fabulous study of the phenomenon.  In some cases he has even been able to obtain hospital and / or autopsy reports of the deceased personality and show that such injuries not only occurred, but were in the exact location of the present birthmark or deformity.  He feels that such marks not only provide some of the strongest evidence in favour of reincarnation, but also suggest the existence of some kind of intermediate non physical body that functions as a carrier of these attributes between one life and the next.  He states “It seems to me that the imprint of wounds on the previous personality must be carried between lives on some kind of an extended body which in turn acts as a template for the production on a new physical body of birthmarks and deformities that correspond to the wounds on the body of the previous personality.”

Stevenson also noted that although his research suggests that we are the creators of our own lives and, to a certain extent, our own bodies, our participation in this process is so passive as to be almost involuntary.  His findings have been published in such distinguished scientific periodicals as the “American Journal of Psychiatry”, the “Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease” and the “International Journal of Comparative Sociology”.  In a review of one of his works the prestigious “Journal of the American Medical Association” stated that he has “painstakingly and unemotionally collected a detailed series of cases in which the evidence for reincarnation is difficult to understand on any other grounds…. He has placed on record a large amount of data that cannot be ignored.”

This also confirms the necessity and importance of our own individual path through our life and how crucial it is to not compare ourselves to each other.  We are all important.  We are each the best person we know.  We have our own lessons to learn and our own stories to write - each unique to our souls development.  What someone else does is not our concern.  What someone else thinks of us is not of our concern.  We do not know what their lessons are or path is.