How to recall a previous lifetime

Mr. Stork:  “Here is a baby with eyes of blue, straight from heaven, right to you. Or – straight from heaven up above, here is a baby for you to love.” Dumbo (1941)

According to Wikipedia, reincarnation is the religious or philosophical concept that the soul or spirit, after biological death, begins a new life in a new body that may be human, animal or spiritual depending on the moral quality of the previous life’s actions. This doctrine is a central tenet of the Indian religions and is a belief that was held by such historic figures as Pythagoras, Plato and Socrates. It is also a common belief of pagan religions such as Druidism, Spiritism, Theosophy, and Eckankar and is found in many tribal societies around the world, in places such as Siberia, West Africa, North America, and Australia.

How do you recall a previous lifetime?

Children up to the ages of about 3 or 5  may recall their previous lifetimes.  In 1988, when I first experimented with meditation, I recalled a lifetime as an Aboriginal woman, perhaps thousands of years ago.  The experience was so real, I felt I was physically the are.  However, afterwards, I wondered if I’d been hallucinating.  Eighteen years later, when I experimented with past-life regression via hypnosis, I found myself back in time as the same Aboriginal woman and realized that the earlier experience had been an ancient memory that was relevant to my present day circumstances.

Why recall a previous lifetime?

Recalling a past lifetime through meditation, hypnosis, or by simply remembering is an opportunity to heal an ancient wound, gain insight into your life, and see things with a clearer perspective.  It is a chance to collect valuable, often detailed, information to better define your life’s purpose.  Past life regression can answer questions such as, ‘why am I here?’ and ‘what am I supposed to be doing?’ and ‘who are the people around me, what roles do they have to play in my life, and what role do I play in their lives?’  I’m working with the Ontario Hypnosis Centre to use past life regression as a historical research tool.

Is there any scientific evidence of reincarnation?

Wikipedia goes on to say that, some university researchers, such as Ian Stevenson and Jim B. Tucker, have explored the issue of reincarnation and published reports of children’s memories of earlier lives in peer-reviewed journals and books

Dr. Ian Stevenson, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia, recorded more than 2,500 substantiated cases of reincarnation worldwide which he published in a series of technical books. Among them are “Cases of the Reincarnation Type” (University Press of Virginia, 1975-1983); “Children Who Remember Previous Lives: A Question of Reincarnation” (University Press of Virginia, 1987); and his major work, “Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects” (Praeger, 1997).  Dr. Stevenson was the subject of a nonfiction book, “Old Souls: The Scientific Evidence for Past Lives” (Simon & Schuster, 1999), by Tom Shroder, a journalist at The Washington Post.

Philosophy professor Dr. Robert Almeder of Georgia State University’s thesis is that human beings are more than their bodies.  He points to substantial scientific evidence of reincarnation resulting from good, scientific, and empirical research.  He argues that, in the face of overwhelming evidence, he considers it irrational not to accept reincarnation.

Elizabeth Rose, Diamond Lantern: Waking-Up to Who You Really Are


  1. Anirudh Kumar Satsangi says:

    Yes I agree. In my previous birth I was a recognized Guru/Saint. In my present birth I am not a recognized Guru/Saint. It makes no difference as is evident from: ” I was also a Spiritual Leader in my previous birth. I was the Fourth Spiritual Leader of Radhasoami Faith from 1907-1913. My name was Kamta Prasad Sinha. In this birth too I am working like an Spiritual Leader. I have discovered mathematical formula for Spiritual Quotient and for Emotional Quotient. I have given a definition of mind for scientific study. I have developed Gravitational Force Theory of God. All these are necessary for the establishment of Universal Religion for which I am actively working.”