There is already a wealth of evidence that past lives and hence, reincarnation is more fact than fiction. But since a lot of these stories come from past life regression or quantum healing hypnosis sessions, many people remain sceptical.
Surely, it’s all in the mind?
Those who undergo the trance experience are often met with curious intrigue rather unconditional acceptance from those they share their journey with.
But there are many other stories of reincarnation from around the world, involving spontaneous recall about previous lives in great detail.
These accounts are too accurate for even the most hardened non-believer to dis-credit.
Added to that, many of those reporting these experiences are children with no built-in bias, way of researching this information or motive. How could they, and why would they be making it up?
The following cases are unique while sharing similar tropes.
There are likenesses that carry over from one lifetime to the next, birthmarks mimicking scars and even foretellings of who a soul will reincarnate as and where it will be.
Reincarnation Story #1: The Civil War General
The case of Jeffrey Keene is an unusual incident in that it occurred much later in life by way of synchronicity.
In 1991, while visiting Sharpsburg with his wife, Keene felt guided to visit a nearby site where the battle of Antietam took place during the Civil War.
He wandered around the field, and remembers feeling overcome with emotion.
He also found it hard to breathe, making him wonder if he was about to experience a heart attack. But he thought nothing of it and returned to the car without further incident.
Months later, Keene had a ‘chance’ meeting with a psychic at a friend’s party. He told her about the experience and when asked if he believed in reincarnation, the word’s, “Not yet,” flashed in his mind.
This synchronicity was later paid off when he found a Civil War magazine in his house he hadn’t read. Curious because of his recent trip he picked it up.
As Jeffrey flicked through the pages, he stopped at the story of General Gordon with the words “Not yet,” emblazoned across the page. He died at the battle of Antietam and bore a striking resemblance to Jeffrey Keene.
He was shot in the mouth at age thirty.
Reincarnation Story #2: The Boy from Barra
Since he was five years old, Cameron talked ceaselessly about his life in the Outer Hebrides, roughly 200 miles from his home in Glasgow, Scotland.
He describes that time in vivid detail. Far more than could be put down to an over-active imagination at such a young age.
Cameron recounts the white house he used to live, his seven siblings and his father, Shane Roberson who was killed in a car accident.
Every time he retells his story, he always insists, ‘I’m a Barra boy! I’m a Barra boy!’
But what is unusual in Cameron’s case is the information he’s providing is becoming more detailed as he’s maturing.
Many children who recount past lives are only ae to do so for a short time while they still maintain a link to the astral plane. Because of that link, their past incarnations are still fresh in their developing minds.
Reincarnation Story #3: The Case of the Boy Monk
This case is not so unusual, as there is a strong tradition of people being conscious of their reincarnations in Tibetan Buddhist culture.
Still, the case of Sonam Wangdu in no less remarkable.
Born in Seattle, 1991, Sonam was only two years old when he first talked of a previous life. He claimed to be the fourth reincarnation of the original Tibetan Lama Dezhung Rinpoche I.
During his young life, experienced many visions that led him to this realisation, chief of which were the words of his third incarnation as Dehzung, declaring he will be reborn in Seattle before his death in 1987.
By the time of 1996, Sonham had completely integrated his persona of Dehzung Rinpoche and would only answer to the name Trulku-lu, translating literally to reincarnation.
He bid his family farewell and ventured to Tibet.
He gave himself to the monastic life once more, studying Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal under the tutelage of the monks there and eventually rose to become the head of the monastery once more.
As of 2019, the once boy monk is now 26 years of age and completely integrated into his new – old – life in Nepal.
Reincarnation Story #4: The Case of Corliss Chotikin Jr
It isn’t just the reincarnation of Tibet monks who can foretell their own rebirth.
Although it’s relatively uncommon, regular souls can also receive insight and communicate to others ahead of time when, where and in what body they’ll incarnate into for their next life.
This is exactly what Victor Vincent told his niece Irene Chotkin in Alaska not long before his death in 1946.
In one of his final interactions, he made her aware of two scars. One on the bridge of his nose and the other on his back, indicating that she would recognise his in his next life through birthmarks in these areas.
Roughly eighteen months after his death, on December 15, 1947, Irene Chotkin gave birth to a son with two birthmarks in the exact places where Victor had told her about.
When Corliss was still only thirteen months old, his mother had started encouraging him to say his name. But all young Chotkin would repeat back to her, was, ‘I’m Kahkody.”
This was the tribal name that Victor had gone by during his previous life.
Later, when Irene mentioned the incidence to her aunt, she was told of a dream in which Victor was reincarnated as Corliss.
As Corliss matured, he began recognising people from Victor’s life and even displayed some of his mannerisms. But eventually, he settled into within his new family, and from around the age of seven onwards, there was little reference of his time as Victor.
Reincarnation Story #5: Sofia Alva
Sofia’s case is another rare one in that the details of her previous incarnation also surfaced much later in life.
However, she does tell of a childhood phobia, which served as the catalyst for remembering her previous incarnation in adulthood.
She recalls from a young age hating anything to do with the water. She had an intense fear of drowning and would cry anytime she was made to have a bath or go to the swimming pool.
Sofia also talks of a recurring dream. In it, she has a hole in her chest – where she also has a birthmark, which she’s bleeding from. The dream ends with her slowly falling into the ocean, drowning as she sinks to the bottom.
Later in her adult life, she met a male who went on to become her best friend. A short time after their coming together, Sofia had the same dream again.
Only this time, she was on board a sinking ship engulfed in flames.
This time, she’d sabotaged all of the lifeboats so no one could escape.
She derived immense satisfaction from her actions, but was eventually accosted by the other sailors on board. As retribution, they shot Sofia in the chest, allowing her body to fall overboard to drown in the ocean.
When she told her friend this story, he recalled an almost identical dream, but from the point of view of the sailors. This coming together of souls is not unusual and is a clear case of past life karma being resolved in a later life.
Reincarnation Story #6: Ma Tin Aung Myo
Ma Tin Aung Myo was born in Nathul in Upper Burma – now Myanmar – on December 26, 1953.
When her mother, When Daw Aye Tin was pregnant, she recalled having a recurring dream, which involved a Japanese soldier appearing before her, claiming he would be coming to stay with her and her husband, U Aye Maung.
By the age of around four years old, Ma Tin Aung Myo, was making claims of missing her real home of Japan. She also had an intense phobia of planes and distaste of English and American people.
It later surfaced in her previous life, Ma Tin Aung Myo met her end as her plane was shot down by the Allied forces in the last days of World War II in 1945.
As she matured, Ma Tin Aung Myo provided increasing amounts of detail about her past life as Japanese soldier.
She’d been stationed in Nathul during the war, but was originally from Northern Japan.
There, she had a family of her own and ran a small shop to support herself and her children. However, she mentioned no specific locality or the names of those she knew. So no further enquiries could be made to corroborate her story.
Although, the timeline of events and circumstances she describes do match up, seamlessly. During her childhood, Ma Tin Aung Myo was still very rooted in her masculine persona. She dressed in male clothes and expressed no desire to marry a man when she entered adulthood.
Despite the conservative culture she was raised in Ma Tin Aung Myo’s family was supportive of her decisions, and she went on to live a contented life.
Are These Stories of Reincarnation Definitive Proof of Past Lives?
The answer to this will depend on your perspective and how much evidence you believe is needed to prove reincarnation beyond doubt.
Are the stories of kids remembering past lives enough for you?
Or does there need to be a more tangible meeting between reincarnation and science before you’ll accept the validity these of past life connections?
When taken alone, I think they provide ample proof of the theory of reincarnation.
The accounts we’ve explored here are so uncanny and yet strangely familiar to one another.
And they’re also helped by the fact all of these stories of reincarnation took place in completely separate parts of the globe.
So there can be no calls of there being cultural bias if for example all of the cases reincarnation were in India. A place that’s well known for its view on the cyclical nature of life and death.
And yet, these stories of reincarnation barely scratch the surface.
The work of Dr Ian Stevenson, who was responsible for investigating the cases of Corliss Chotkin and Ma Tin Aung Myo dedicated his life to this area of study, documenting thousands of cases.
All with similar narratives.
But there are others just like him, such as Dolores Cannon, Brian Weiss and Raymond Moody.
All of these people specialise in past life regression to make the same discoveries. And I’ve also witnessed incredible retellings of past lives in my own practice as Beyond Quantum Healing practitioner, as well.
For me, the weight of evidence – if it wasn’t already – leans heavily in favour of the reincarnation process being very real. And it’s something that with the right approach can bring us great insight about where we’re heading in the future based on who we were in the past.
**By Sam Boomer