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Dear All,

very interesting series of posts.

My apologies if you're already aware of all the research done by the University of Virginia Medical school on reincarnation - and indeed whether or not such recollections could be ascribed to hearing information from others.

Here's a link:

Whilst reincarnation per se, given some of your points, there's some interesting work on epigentics showing the effects of traumas (and other research on lifestyle factors) on future generation(s).

As I write in the book:

Let’s take a look at the burgeoning research on epigenetics first. Still in its early stages in terms of human biology, such investigations are nonetheless revealing that epigenetic traits not only have long-term effects in a living person but are able to be inherited by their children. Furthermore, if the studies of epigenetic factors in mice are replicated in people, such features may even persist through future generations.
In 2013 medical doctor Kerry Ressler and neurobiologist Brian Dias at Emory University caused male mice to fear the sweet smell of acetophenome, commonly found in fruit-tree blossoms, by making them associate it with electrical shocks. Not only did the shocked mice tremble when exposed to its scent, but their offspring did so too—even though they’d never previously encountered it nor suffered the shock treatment of their fathers. The fear even persisted to a third generation its memory informationally imprinted within their genetic expression (4).
In two studies, psychiatrist Rachel Yehuda and her team at Mount Sinai hospital in New York have revealed their findings of such epigenetically transferred stress in human beings. Their first analysis, reported in 2005 (5), investigated the instances of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in pregnant women following the 9/11 attacks and whether such trauma epigenetically affected their children. Using their levels of the stress hormone cortisol as a measure, the researchers took samples from thirty-eight women who at the time of the attacks had been either at or near the World Trade Center. Those of the group who went on to suffer PTSD exhibited much lower cortisol levels than others who were similarly exposed but didn’t develop PTSD. A year later when researchers took samples from their babies, the cortisol levels of the infants correlated with those of their mothers.
The second study, reported in 2015 (6), looked at the stress-related disorders of children of thirty-two Holocaust survivors and compared them to the children of Jewish families who had lived safely beyond Europe during World War II. The team investigated an epigenetic “tag” (a chemical attachment to DNA that switches genes on and off) specifically associated with the regulation of stress hormones. They discovered such a tag in both the Holocaust survivors and their children. Finding no such link with the children of the comparative group and carefully excluding the possibility that the survivors’ children had undergone trauma themselves, they were able to show that such effects are indeed inherited and not just transferred by social influences or stressful events.

4.B. G. Dias and K. J. Ressler, “Parental Olfactory Experience Influences Behavior and Neural Structure in Subsequent Generations,” Nature Neuroscience 17 (2014): 89–96. [].
5.R. Yehuda, “Neuroendocrine Aspects of PTSD,” Handbook of Experimental Pharmacology 169 (2005): 371–403. /pubmed/16594265.
6.R. Yehuda, N. P. Daskalais, H. N. Bierer, T. Klengel, F. Holsboer, and E. B. Binder, “Holocaust Exposure Induced Intergenerational

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gathering information from previous lives 1793 michael seabrook 12-Nov-17 22:58
Re: gathering information from previous lives 388 Itatw70s 14-Nov-17 00:41
Re: gathering information from previous lives 379 greengirl5 14-Nov-17 01:53
Re: gathering information from previous lives 355 Susan Doris 14-Nov-17 06:02
susan, not everyone was cleopatra or abe lincoln 353 michael seabrook 14-Nov-17 18:13
Re: susan, not everyone was cleopatra or abe lincoln 372 Susan Doris 14-Nov-17 18:38
We’re not clones! 367 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-17 19:29
Re: We’re not clones! 331 greengirl5 14-Nov-17 21:42
Re: We’re not clones! 333 Eddie Larry 14-Nov-17 21:50
Re: We’re not clones! 351 greengirl5 15-Nov-17 06:40
Re: We’re not clones! 316 Eddie Larry 16-Nov-17 18:38
Re: We’re not clones! 331 drrayeye 16-Nov-17 19:28
Re: We’re not clones! 317 Eddie Larry 16-Nov-17 21:59
Reinsoulation! 316 greengirl5 16-Nov-17 22:26
Re: Reinsoulation! 327 Eddie Larry 16-Nov-17 23:06
Re: Reinsoulation! 318 greengirl5 17-Nov-17 00:04
Re: susan, not everyone was cleopatra or abe lincoln 353 greengirl5 14-Nov-17 21:40
Re: susan, not everyone was cleopatra or abe lincoln 366 Susan Doris 14-Nov-17 22:45
You always do this 360 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 00:02
Do the past life meditation.... 373 Itatw70s 15-Nov-17 00:42
Re: Do the past life meditation.... 328 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 17:26
Re: Do the past life meditation.... 346 Itatw70s 16-Nov-17 13:45
Re: Do the past life meditation.... 350 PB Bytes 16-Nov-17 16:11
Re: Do the past life meditation.... 342 Itatw70s 16-Nov-17 17:02
Re: You always do this 328 Susan Doris 15-Nov-17 05:53
Re: You always do this 326 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 06:25
Re: You always do this 334 Susan Doris 15-Nov-17 07:57
Re: You always do this 408 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 15:59
Wide open door 321 greengirl5 15-Nov-17 12:02
Re: Widen open door 364 Susan Doris 15-Nov-17 14:39
the crutch and the excuse 317 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 16:57
Re: Widen open door 352 greengirl5 15-Nov-17 22:19
So what. 317 greengirl5 15-Nov-17 06:32
Re: gathering information from previous lives 347 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 00:33
Re: gathering information from previous lives 328 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 00:32
Re: gathering information from previous lives 346 Itatw70s 15-Nov-17 00:47
Re: gathering information from previous lives 345 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 02:31
Some Jews also believe in it 421 greengirl5 15-Nov-17 12:22
Vivid? 314 Itatw70s 15-Nov-17 13:53
Re: Some Jews also believe in it 316 Susan Doris 15-Nov-17 14:45
debunking 389 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 17:14
Re: debunking 392 Susan Doris 15-Nov-17 17:45
decision making 328 drrayeye 15-Nov-17 20:06
Re: Some Jews also believe in it 347 michael seabrook 15-Nov-17 19:23
That buzzing thing 316 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 18:11
Re: That buzzing thing 326 Itatw70s 15-Nov-17 19:22
Re: That buzzing thing 355 PB Bytes 15-Nov-17 19:53
Re: That buzzing thing 391 judecurrivan 17-Nov-17 01:52
Re: That buzzing thing 318 Susan Doris 17-Nov-17 06:38
Trembling mice 352 greengirl5 17-Nov-17 06:50
Re: Trembling mice 362 judecurrivan 17-Nov-17 08:57
Re: Trembling mice 320 greengirl5 17-Nov-17 21:33
controversial issue 350 drrayeye 17-Nov-17 12:01
Re: controversial issue 346 greengirl5 17-Nov-17 21:49
Re: controversial issue 812 Itatw70s 18-Nov-17 00:58

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