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Children's past life memories

Discussion in 'Resources' started by sun rise, Sep 14, 2021 at 1:17 PM.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    Today on Bored Panda there was a list of 30 past life memories from different children. The link calls them "creepy" but to me there's the kind of things I've repeatedly read about. Here's the first three. A bunch like the first two have verifiable facts

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    Dr. Ian Stevenson did his research in reincarnation with children. He traveled all over the world. Basically to cultures that believed in it and didn't suppress the memories.


    University of Virginia still does research in such cases.


    Division of Perceptual Studies | University of Virginia School of Medicine.
     
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  3. George-ananda

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    Count me as a believer in childhood reincarnation memories. The strongest cases include verifiable minute details such as in the classic work 'Twenty Cases suggestive of Reincarnation' by Dr. Ian Stevenson.
     
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    I remember being very young, around Kindergarten or Pre-School, and trying to remember back to before I was born. I was also obsessed with being a Paleontologist at that age (pre-school, mind you) and knew exactly what a Paleontologist was.
     
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    I'm still a skeptic. If it was the case, I would think those 'memories' would be commonplace, and not just a select few cases that stand out that could be attributed to coincidence, or association of general things that happen to fit.
     
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    Reminds me of a girl who claimed to have a past life in Egypt. It took an Egyptologist to debunk her, as her details of how Egyptians used horses wasn't historically accurate. Others simply didn't catch that because they didn't know.
    Or a boy who's fighter pilot father was killed, they say the boy couldn't know all the airplane details and such but he grew up with it all around him.
     
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    It's called imagination.. we tend to lose it as we get older.
    Except for fiction writers, we get to indulge in our childish imaginations even as adults.
     
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    I'm impressed by the strong cases of remembering a specific set of multiple details about some regular person that couldn't reasonably have been guessed. Those cases that just don't fit the 'imagination' theory really intrigue me. Something more interesting than even 'imagination' seems to be going on in the cases studied by Dr. Ian Stevenson for example.
     
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    I was talking once about skunks spraying people with another child. My nephew, who was about 5 at the time, overheard me. He stood right up, leaned back, put his arms on his hip and let out a guffaw. His persona entirely changed. "Boy, that's a mess! You'll have to take a bath in tomato juice to get that smell off!" He shook his head and went back to playing.

    I called my sister and asked "When the heck did he get sprayed by a skunk?" She told me he never did. Phone still in hand, I asked him "How did you know to take a bath in tomato juice?" He said "Because I got sprayed before!" he told me firmly. I asked him when. "Oh, before I was a baby" he said, real casually before running off to play.
     
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    I wonder if any were skunks in a past life? ;0]

    Just having human lives only makes things sound more made up or fanciful. There's a lot of life out there and not limited to earth I think as well.
     
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    I agree.

    Just think. The devil is always going to be in the details.

    If there were any truth to it all , that is, a past memory being intact in detail, it would stand to reason that the person would already know how to speak an entire language first without any need to learn it and relate as soon as vocalization becomes doable.

    Givin a person has to go through the trouble to learn a language first, indicates the alleged subsequent memories are also learned as well.
     
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    As someone who has always had a vivid imagination, and would create entire stories in my head as a child, I can't see it as evidence for past lives.
    I would not discount the possibility of the child being given some details through spiritual means.
    Sometimes creating other worlds is a means of escape from this one, and prayers may be part of that escape also.
     
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    Maybe him and the skunk take turns being skunk and man and spray each other every so many lives.
     
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    In Eastern thought, souls had animal lives.
     
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    Fakes do happen. That's why careful investigation of incidents like these are needed before accepting them.
     
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    I'm more inclined to think of such as being from a child's imagination, given that most children learn to lie from the age of about two and this persists for a number of years - even for life for so many. :oops:
     
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    Is it supported by the Science after the drill of the Scientific Method or by the Religious Method, please?
    Right?

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    Wouldn't that be a kicker? Lol.
     
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