Past life therapist and researcher Carol Bowman shared children's reports of reincarnation including the James Leininger case in which a toddler had memories of being a WWII fighter pilot. It can be therapeutic for children to talk about past life memories, as it may help them overcome phobias or illnesses tied to the former lives, she detailed. Her own son, Chase, had memories at a young age of being a wounded soldier in the Civil War, and declared "I miss my wife and children."
In the Leininger case, a 2 ½ year-old boy had specific recall of incidents in WWII. He pointed to a map of Iwo Jima, saying 'that's where my plane went down' (for more on this, see an ABC News report). Another case Bowman recounted dealt with a family who lost a son, and came to believe one of the later children was his reincarnation. The boy knew specific information about the deceased child, had similar markings on his body, and said "I was sick before I died, but came back."
The late Dr. Ian Stevenson documented some 1,000 cases where children recalled past lives, and specific information they gave was able to be verified, said Bowman. Shared interests and aptitudes between the children and their previous lives, suggest that somehow energy/information is being transmitted from one life to another.
Appearing in the first half-hour, consultant Charles R. Smith commented on the recent protests in various cities in relation to China and the Olympics. He also discussed China's maneuvers with Tibet and Taiwan.
First hour guest, Dr. Rollin McCraty talked about cellular memory and transplants. A recent case involving suicide linked a heart donor and recipient. Heart transplants more than any other organ, may involve the passing of memory or traits from the donor to the recipient, he said. This is because the heart responds before the brain, and in a way has its own brain, he continued.
In related news, Cheryl Johnson reports having a personality change after receiving a kidney transplant, and believes her new tastes in literature came from her donor. A theory called 'cellular memory phenomenon' suggests that human body cells contain clues to our personality that can bypass brain cells. More on Johnson's case here.
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