Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation

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University of Virginia Press, 1980 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 396 pages
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Can anyone speak a language he or she has not learned normally, in childhood or later? Claims to have accomplished this are made from time to time, but only rarely do they receive support when carefully examines. In this volume Dr. Stevenson presents detailed reports of two cases taht seem authentic.

Authentic instances of speaking a language that has not been learned normally (responsive xenoglossy) suggest that another personality (perhaps one of a previous life) had learned the langauge. Cases of responsive xenoglossy thus add to the evidence concerning the survival of human personality after death.


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While this gentleman is the father of reincarnation studies the book is presented in journal form. Too many foot notes some take up most of the page to concentrate on the information itself and hard ... Read full review

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Excellent book. It is one of the most relevant scientific research about reincarnation.
Certainly, the biased criticism of the so-called "skeptics" will try to discredit it, but fortunately the
materialist paradigm has been shifted to a more realistic understanding of life's complexity.
If Stevenson had been alive today, he would be interested in the recent case "suggestive" of reincarnation, of the American boy, James Leininger, who can remember his previous life as a World War II fighter American pilot.


Introduction i
Seven Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in India
Three Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in Ceylon
Two Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation in Brazil
A Case Suggestive of Reincarnation in Lebanon
Discussion of Results Obtained in Followup Interviews
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Dr. Ian Stevenson is Carlson Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Division of Parapsychology, Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry, at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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