The Scientific Evidence for Reincarnation
By Stephen McCrory



Scientific evidence for reincarnation has taken on a new meaning. In-depth evidential research by a group of respected medical physicians has been welcomed and their case studies will be presented later this year at the first conference of its kind anywhere in the world. The extraordinary findings they have uncovered will be shared October 3-5, 2008 at the IISIS Conference at The Marina Del Rey Hotel in Los Angeles.

The proposed reincarnations of some of the most significant people in human history, such as Anne Frank, Paul Gauguin, Michelangelo and Nostradamus, will present their own stories. The reincarnation of Hans Christian Anderson will treat people to an evening of storytelling, reborn composer Edvard Greig will give a musical performance, and the reincarnations of Laurel & Hardy will put on a comedic show. Conference attendees will be able to assess these reincarnated individuals directly, in person.

The challenge is to prove reincarnation using scientific methods, such as DNA analysis, which may show that certain portions of DNA sequencing are unique to an incarnating soul.  Reincarnation cases demonstrate that facial features remain consistent from one lifetime to another.  This observation suggests that the soul provides an energy template, like a hologram around which the body forms. 

Just as an orthopedic doctor utilizes a bone stimulator to shape bone, it appears that the soul projects an energy template that shapes the body and in particular, facial features. This template may also prove to program certain portions of our DNA.

In addition, reincarnation research demonstrates that personality traits, passions and talents appear to remain consistent from one incarnation to another, which may also be reflected in DNA.

Independently-researched cases which demonstrate these principles of reincarnation were studied by the late Ian Stevenson, MD, of the University of Virginia. For the past forty years, Dr. Stevenson, a former Chief of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has studied children who spontaneously remember past lives. 

The Stevenson cases of Suzanne Ghanem and Daniel Jurdi not only demonstrate that facial features remain consistent, but that people can reincarnate very quickly, even a year or less following death. 

A formal linguistic analysis was recently carried out in the case of Jeff Keene. This analysis, performed by a University of California professor, affirmed that Jeff’s writing structure is the same as that of his past-life persona, Civil War Confederate officer John B. Gordon. 

This analysis has been published in books written by Keene and Walter Semkiw, MD, and will also be showcased at the event. Keene’s case has recently been featured on television’s Proof Positive.  

Another case involves Barbro Karlen, who has had memories since childhood of being Holocaust victim, Anne Frank. Like Anne, Karlen was a childhood writing prodigy and has the same facial features as Anne. The Anne Frank Foundation gave permission to use her photos for the Frank/Karlen case, featured in the book Born Again. All powerful stuff! These images, along with Karlen’s own personal story, will be presented at the October conference. (

The Anne Frank/Barbro Karlen case demonstrates that religion, nationality and ethnic affiliation can change from lifetime to lifetime. Anne was persecuted as a Jew, while Barbro was born into a Christian family in Sweden. The observation that souls can change religion, race, ethnic affiliation and gender from lifetime to lifetime, as revealed by objective evidence of reincarnation, has great societal implications.

For example, if it was broadly understood that we can change religion from one incarnation to another, does this mean the Holocaust and events of 9/11 could have been prevented!?! The transformative effect that evidence of reincarnation will have on society has made IISIS investigators passionate about reincarnation research.

Another case that demonstrates how religion can change from one incarnation to another is featured in Life Before Life, written by Jim Tucker, MD, who is Dr. Stevenson’s successor at the University of Virginia.

Indeed, this work is increasingly being supported by influential individuals and has received attention by mainstream media, including CNN, Newsweek, and The OC Register. As an example, Wayne Peterson, a retired U.S. Diplomat and former Director of the Fulbright Scholarship Program, has had memories since childhood of two past lifetimes that have been historically validated. Mr. Peterson and his colleagues have discussed reincarnation cases,  (including a past lifetime for George W. Bush), with Condoleezza Rice at a by-invitation-only event in Washington, DC. Dr. Peterson will also be speaking at the IISIS event.

Norm Shealy, MD, PhD, a world-famous neurosurgeon and inventor of the TENS Unit, is another independently-researched reincarnation case. In fact, over the weekend of July 4, 2005, Dr. Shealy hosted a gathering of 33 individuals at his farm in Missouri in support of the reincarnation research. 

Dr. Shealy, commenting on a work that summarizes objective evidence of reincarnation, wrote “For the survival of humanity, this is the most significant book written in the last 2000 years.”

Of note, Nobel Laureate Kary Mullis, who invented PCR, the chemical reaction that underlies DNA fingerprinting, and his wife Nancy Mullis, both agreed to be reincarnation cases in a well-documented book entitled Return of the Revolutionaries, written by Dr. Semkiw. At the conference, ways in which DNA may be used in reincarnation research will be presented, based on a paper by Claire Francomano, MD, former Clinical Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute.

In addition to presenting objective evidence of reincarnation, the conference will also feature world-renowned clairvoyants and psychics who will describe the landscape of the spiritual world, as they perceive it. These include Kevin Ryerson, an internationally-known trance channel who has been featured on Oprah and Shirley MacLaine’s Out on a Limb, as well as Hans Christian King, named one of the top five psychics in the U.S. by the Miami Herald. Other respected and well-known participants include Philip Burley, Judy Goodman Felix Lee Lerma and Michael & Raphaelle Tamura.

Adrian Finkelstein, MD, a pioneer in past-life regression therapy, and Linda Backman, PhD., a leader in the field of Life Between Life regressions, will also speak at the conference. The comedy of Swami Beyondananda will be featured on Friday evening

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