Birthmarks and Physical Signs of Reincarnation with James G. Matlock

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James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children’s Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas.

Here he discusses the role of birthmarks, birth defects, facial resemblance, and the propensity for particular illnesses as they appear in cases suggestive of reincarnation. Most of this analysis is of a post-hoc nature. However, of particular interest, are cases in which a prediction is made concerning factors to look for in identifying a reincarnated person. These cases are sometimes hard for people to assimilate, as they seem to involve macro-psychokinesis.

New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980).

(Recorded on November 13, 2017)

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