“The topic of reincarnation is not fashionable in Western science, even though this belief -- in one form or another -- is held by the majority of the world's population. Paul Von Ward's provocative book is an attempt to bring this topic into scientific discourse by proposing a mechanism that embodies a person's experiences in a manner that transcends space and time, and suggests experiments that could put it to the test.
Some readers will be infuriated by Von Ward's hypothesis, others will find the case histories intriguing, and still others will find that this book resolves long-standing puzzles about their own lives. The Soul Genome will be applauded and it will be reviled, but -- in the meantime -- it will never be found boring.”
“For decades, case studies of the reincarnation type have appeared both in the scientific and the popular literature. Now, finally, Paul Von Ward asks the important question: What are the theoretical implications for science if we take these cases seriously?
The tentative answers that he provides are supported by an impressive array of detail. This book makes an important contribution toward furthering the embryonic field of reincarnation research.”
“Paul Von Ward offers us a profound hypothesis to understand reincarnation, based on a new definition of ‘soul’. As in all his works, he combines scientific method with brilliant intuition to open our minds to our own potential as the holders of the code of life-ever-evolving. This book is a vital contribution to this great quest to understand conscious evolution.”
“I am humbled and honored to have had the opportunity to read your book. It has more depth of theory and research than other books on reincarnation, and offers an integral, holistic approach. It is a great addition to the methodology for scientific exploration of the phenomenon.”
“The Soul's Genome is by far the most coherent, scientifically grounded yet mind-expanding book on our possible past lives to date. Paul Von Ward skillfully broadens the seminal work of the late Prof. Ian Stevenson in providing the best scientific evidence for reincarnation. He uses numerous case studies in which an alleged former life could be verified from historical data, while also considering alternative hypotheses that he convincingly argues do not satisfy the data nearly as well.
This highly readable and engaging book then explores the implications of the existence of a soul that survives many embodiments. Von Ward offers methods of tapping into our own possible former lives and what we could learn from them. Just as importantly, he is significantly expanding the data base of credible cases by creating an interactive website for his readers.
I stongly recommend this wonderful synthesis of science, philosophy, and common sense. This extraordinary book provides each of us hope that we can transcend the mundane and profane belief of our seeming mortality and that our essences really do survive physical death. The moral lessons we can learn from the likelihood of the law of karma, or cause and effect, carried over from prior lives, are profound. They suggest that living a life of integrity and fairness to others will create more joy and freedom in our own futures.”
“An enjoyable, fascinating and very impressive book. Inspires the reader with new revelations and an ability to pull together all aspects of this compelling subject and raises awareness of the reality that life is eternal and that we as spiritual beings are truly immortal.”