This section provides examples of reincarnation cases in process. They illustrate application of the five-factor, psychoplasm model.
SAMPLE REINCARNATION CASES
Why do authors just write about the famous cases? People often ask this question. The answer is simple. Most cases dealt with by researchers are people who are not historically known figures. However, as we attempt to identify all the aspects of the human personality that are possibly involved in reincarnation, we need to know as much about the alleged previous life-time as possible. Famous dead people usually leave behind more biographical information than the rest of us. With more comprehensive data we can be more confident that the correspondences between the two lives cannot be attributed to chance. However, on this site we will illustrate the research process with both famous and ordinary folks.
Cases will be posted here from time-to-time. They will be up-dated as research progresses or as we select cases to illustrate our hypothesis and research methods.
The first example below is a completed case for the possible reincarnation of Marie Antoinette. Read the summary of evidence below and a preview of the book written about it by a Reincarnation Experiment associate: Marie-Alix Ravel.
Case of Marie Antoinette and Kiera Hermine
21st-Century Kiera H. & 18th-Century Marie A.
BIOMETRIC RESEMBLANCES BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT
We use biometric ratios to compare the person living today with the alleged past life is facial geometry. The very small variance (about 1%) between the two images above is extremely significant statistically (with a probability of p = .000022) suggesting that the match is not a random connection. The odds are about 20 in 100,000 (or 2 out of 10,000) that such a small difference is due to chance.
With a high degree of matches in their personality factors, the odds of the two people having the same soul genome becomes much higher. As the overall level of validated correspondences increases, the level of confidence in the case becomes stronger. In this case, if reincarnation is real, the likelihood that Kiera is the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette is very high.
EXAMPLES OF EVIDENCE IN THIS CASE
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was born in Austria, married the future king of France Louis XVI, gave birth to four children, and was executed -- like her husband -- during the French Revolution. Kiera H. (1967-present) was born in France, married and divorced, and now lives with her daughter in California. The lives of these two women have more correspondences than space will permit us to describe. We hypothesize the reason for such similarities between these two women is that Kiera H. in the 1960s inherited the psychoplasm that also animated the life of Marie Antoinette in the 1700s. Large amounts of data for all the five factors, as well as verifiable memory and meaningful coincidence, are being evaluated and will be shared as the experiment continues. Further Details.
(NOTE: Conscious clues of connections between Kiera H.'s life and that of Marie Antoinette began at age 26 when a psychic spoke of a previous life. This caused Kiera H. to recall her nightmares as a small child that involved seeing a wheel on stones, several wooden steps, and a horrible taste of metal or rocks in the mouth and then nothing. She would awaken horrified, anxious and afraid of dying. The psychic suggested the dream was a memory of being guillotined. The subsequent 15 years of gathering corroborating evidence of this possible past-life connection has made it possible for her to consciously develop in new directions. She participates in this project to increase her understanding of the implications that she may have been born with Marie Antoinette's soul legacy.)
PUBLISHED BOOK ON THIS CASE
Reincarnation Experiment associate Marie-Alix Ravel is the author of the forthcoming book Marie Antoinette's Present (Le Present de Marie Antoinette en francais). She tells the story of Kiera's confrontation of her possible past life and how she and others came to terms with the evidence. Read a preview on the book here. (Lisez en francais ici.)
Possible Landmark Case in Thomas Jefferson Cohort
One type of "near-miss" in past-life identifications is known by various researchers as a "landmark case." This means that some aspects of the person's physical appearance or personality and life appear to reflect those of a "key" previous personality. This may lead the present individual to feel an affinity for the "key" person. Also, a psychic or channel may tap into the general energy field of intimates around the "key" person in history and mistakenly label his or her client as the reincarnation of the "key" person.
This appears to happen quite often when a well-known, historical individual is the "key" person. This onging case involves an anonymous person (TW) who had suggestions from different psychics (and a personal sense) that he is the reincarnation of the soul genome of Thomas Jefferson. At TW's request, we evaluated the empirical evidence linking him to the Thomas Jefferson psychoplasm.
The core of the evaluation report provided to TW can be seen by clicking here.
DID A YOUNG MUSICIAN REINCARNATE AFTER SUDDEN DEATH?
A 21-year old, aspiring trombonist died suddenly in 1929. A boy was born 60 miles away 15 months later into a musical family. He was a precocious musician who became a nationally recognized trombonist in the second-half of the 20th century. When the case is fully evaluated and if the relevant parties agree the results will be published here.
Genotype features (face, body type and hair) are a close match, but requires further corroboration for high rating of match. Apparent inherited musical talent, and interest in the same instrument, suggests connection between the two lives. Personality-factor comparisons are being developed. Personal memories and specific carry-forward of knowledge or habits are being sought.
An Anonymous Case of Twin Boys
This case involves two, very-young twin boys whose parents and grandmother have become intrigued by the obvious similarity of a unique behavior pattern in each one. In this aspect one twin resembles his great-grandfather (who died long before he was born). The other twin exhibits a habit that no one in the family has seen since the death of this boy's great-father's brother (who also died long before this generation was born).
Generic Photograph of Twin Boys
One of the twins, from the time he began to walk, would sit with his left ankle resting on top of his right knee. While this did not seem abnormal in his family, the fact that he rubbed his foot just like his great-grandfather, whom he'd never seen, reminded them of their deceased ancestor. As the other twin began to actively engage with his parents, they noticed he turned his body at a peculiar angle and slanted his face pointedly toward them. The young boys' grand-mother (the daughter of their great-grandfather) saw this behavior one day and exclaimed "That's just like Uncle Joe used to act. He'd look at you that way to get your attention when he was really serious."
Following these incidents, several members of the family began to notice other behaviors that were reminescent of their now deceased elders. This case is under active investigation for the collection of evidence that may fall into the five-factor model.