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Reactions from Leslie Lytle Cumberland Center for Peace and Justice
Your presentation tonight at the Community Center was stunning. I, like you, am cautious, always skeptical, and always given to weigh theory, however enticing, against what the scientific means [currently] available tell us. I found your methodology and theories very compelling and down-to-earth—logical in terms of what my sensory (and intuitive!) perception tells me. I plan to keep an eye on your work in this field. I am quite intrigued!
Paul Von Ward takes the concept of reincarnation and further explores its commonly-held boundaries. Can a soul be reincarnated in two people? What “genotype entanglements” come into play? Von Ward uses scientific methods to uncover the reincarnation mysteries surrounding cases where people have concrete information about their past lives. Does one’s current life circumstances mimic a past life? Can you see traces of your former life in your physical features? Can you be matched up with a former life through photographs?
If you want to read where the science of reincarnation is going, and the new theories that are being proposed, Von Ward’s The Soul Genome is the place to start.
You've certainly done what you set out to do, which is to put a scientific slant on work that on its surface seems to have no scientific basis at all. The idea of a "psychoplasm" is about as good as anyone can come up with, I'm sure, to use as a bridge between the physical and the metaphysical. I mean, there has to be SOMETHING being used as a bridge between the two, so giving it a terminology of its own seems a right way to begin making it comprehensible to ordinary people, and even scientists who bother to examine it.
You've certainly made James and Dolley Madison into fascinating characters, as well as James II and others like Teekamp and Gauguin. It makes for intriguing reading with the steady dips back and forth into the lives of these and other fascinating people.
So far, I'm as convinced as I was in the beginning that this is a subject that deserves much more scientific exposure, and indeed cultural exposure on television, etc., so that more people are made aware of the distinct possibilities that it is a real phenomenon. I don't know where to begin to expand that cultural exposure, but your book will certainly play a role in that if it ever comes to pass. You've done a great job with it.
Comments by Madlyn Fafard
It is great that you are making these inroads, and I am encouraging people of like mind to read the book. This book is an interesting and very plausible beginning on the road to lifting the veil of mystery.
Reaction by Reader in Scotland
It is still a book I hold very dear in my collection. I shall perhaps say for the first time, I got more than I expected reading between the lines if you like....I wasn't sure if this was intentional in the book or not ... [But] I am highly honored and I respect the sensitivity of this.
I also went for a past life regression myself .... [and] the experience blew me away and I have not discussed this very openly. I am still coming to terms with this myself at the moment. I do feel there is an awakening of consciousness going on .... there is still a lot of catching up people need to do to really get the foundations of our spiritual nature down.
Comments by Bonnie Setliffe Jacobs
Paul Von Ward...show(s) that reincarnation can and should be studied scientifically and not as an offshoot of New Age spirituality or religion. Right off the bat I tried to categorize this book. Amazon.com offers these category strings: 1. Religion and Spirituality > New Age > Reincarnation, and 2. Science > History and Philosophy. Interesting! How many books are categorized as both Religion and Science?
Comments by Alexander Rai of Norway
Knowing Thyself in context to our recurrence [reincarnation], for if a human person truly realized that this is not his first or last life, he will develop a completely new way of looking at each moment of "This Life" without attempting to " blame God."Read more...
Comments on The Soul Genome by Psychiatrist Adrian Finkelstein, M.D and Response by Paul Von Ward
On Mar 22, 2008, at 3:30 PM, Adrian Finkelstein wrote:
I happened to have read your book The Soul Genome and I am very impressed by the scientific thrust you introduce to the whole area of research on reincarnation. Once, Michael called me a “scientific shaman.” So kind of him! I think you are even more so, especially when it comes to the facial grid proof, which duplicated so beautifully, with only 1% margin of error, my scientific work, over a span of eight years, in proving that Sherrie Lea Laird is the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.
However, my main objective was therapeutic in Marilyn Monroe’s case of reincarnation, like in thousands of others, in my healing capacity and mission, covering over three decades. I believe, as I understood you do too, that past-life regression therapy has its rightful place in therapy, by any of the helping professions; it can also prove the truth of reincarnation and its healing and unifying power, when conducted by a very experienced, generally unblocked-by-personal-problems and skilfull professional. That considerably and practically reduces and even eliminates contamination of data.
I highly recommend to everyone to read The Soul Genome. It is a very important landmark in reincarnation research.
You don't know how much your response means to me, coming from a physician and psychiatrist of your experience.
Yes, I believe, even more than I emphasized in the book, that the very fact that recovery of apparent past-life memories make it possible for the carthartic process to relieve psychological and physical symptoms is validation that we are actually tapping into previous lives that are linked to the specific individual's psyche/soul/psychoplasm.
In my view, if those memories were not an integral part of the energetic, subconscious field of the patient/subject, they could not have that significant and constructive effect. At least that's my take on the dynamics that are involved.
I very much want to work with psychiatrists like yourself and other psychologically-oriented researchers to test the five-factor, psycho-physical model of the "soul legacy" that seems suggested by the evidence. Perhaps we will give each other new tools to work with.