Join us for a fascinating look at the scientific research of children who seemingly remember previous lives. Initiated by Prof. Ian Stevenson at the University of Virginia in the 1960s and continuing to the present, this research project reveals riveting findings which have profound implications for our understanding of memory and the nature of human existence.
Do Children Recall Past Lives? An Exploration of the Evidence
Friday, October 16, 2020
11:00am – 12:30pm Pacific
In investigating more than 2,500 individuals from around the world, researchers have uncovered many cases which identified a deceased person whose life story matches the details given by the child. Common features of these cases include: a child speaking of a past life at a very early age; behaviors that appear connected to a past life, such as phobias related to the mode of death; and birthmarks or birth defects that correspond to wounds of the deceased person.
The presentation will include a review of the decades of research as well as the details of recent American cases.
David Lorimer is a writer, lecturer, poet and editor who is a Founder of Character Education Scotland, Programme Director of the Scientific and Medical and former President of Wrekin Trust and the Swedenborg Society. He has also been editor of Paradigm Explorer since 1986 and completed his 100th issue in 2019. He is the author and editor of over a dozen books, including Survival? Death as Transition, Resonant Mind (originally Whole in One), The Spirit of Science, Thinking Beyond the Brain, and Radical Prince about the ideas and work of the Prince of Wales. He is the originator of the Inspiring Purpose Values Poster Programmes, which has reached over 350,000 young people. He is also Chair of the Galileo Commission which seeks to widen science beyond a materialistic world view.
Jim B. Tucker, MD is a child psychiatrist and the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson on children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of two books that together have been translated into twenty languages, Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives (2005) and Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives (2013), a New York Times bestseller. He has published numerous papers in scientific journals and given talks to both scientific and general audiences.