Do organ transplants or transfusions involve the psychoplasm?
An area of evidence that supports the hypothesis that the psychoplasm integrates personality patterns with our physical DNA patterns (also comprised of energy and information) may be the recipients' experiences of organ or stem-cell transplants and transfusions of blood. Anecdotal reports suggest that people who have undergone such medical interventions may have taken on some of the donors' personality traits or behavioral habits.
(Read the notes below and then click here for a separate page with links to various videos demonstrating the transfer of personality patterns or traits from one person to another through organ transplants.)
A Liver Transplant Appears to Carry Psychological Traits with It.
The recipient of a new kidney says "(it) changed my whole personality."
The following was reported in a March 16, 2008 article in The Telegraph (One of the U.K.'s leading newspapers). http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1581752/New-kidney-'changed-my-whole-personality'.html
A woman claims to have undergone a complete "personality transplant" after receiving a new kidney. Cheryl Johnson, 37, says she has changed completely since receiving the organ in May. She believes that she must have picked up her new characteristics from the donor, a 59-year-old man who died from an aneurysm. Now, not only has her personality changed, the single mother also claims that her tastes in literature have taken a dramatic turn. Whereas she only used to read low-brow novels, Dostoevsky has become her author of choice since the transplant. [Ms] Johnson, from Penwortham, in Preston, Lancs, said: "You pick up your characteristics from your donor. My son said when I first had the transplant, I went stroppy and snappy - that wasn't me. I have always loved books but I've started to read classics like Jane Austen and Dostoevsky. I found myself reading Persuasion."
How About Heart Transplants?
Madlyn Fafard, a reviewer of The Soul Genome, made such a connection and recommended the book The Heart's Code, by Paul Pearsall, a psychologist who wrote about how people change as a result of heart transplants (and his own life-saving, immune-system transplant). She went on to speculate on the interesting possibility that the existence of a soul genome (psychoplasm), with energetic traits that transcend the matter in which they are incarnated, may transfer behavioral patterns that co-exist with the organs that are transplanted. The concept of such "entanglement" used in this Reincarnation Experiment and its scientific basis are more thoroughly discussed in Chapter 10 of The Soul Genome and Dean Radin's book Entangled Minds. The associated concept of celluar memory is gaining scientific adherents. (See Bruce Lipton's book Biology of Belief.)
A Stem-Cell Transplant for Lukemia Sufferer
An ongoing (anonymous) case in this project involves a person who received a stem-cell transplant as treatment for lukemia. Family members and other observers noted significant physical, personality and behavioral changes in the months following the transplant. Using the five-factor, psychophysical rating system used in this project's reincarnation research, we are making an assessment of the scope and nature of changes observed in this individual. Such research efforts may help corroborate the evidence of life-to-life transfers of psychoplasm legacies in past-life cases. They will be reported on this site when significant findings become available. The obvious physical changes noted by the observers are: (1) the transformation from a heavy endomorph body type to a thin ectomorph, (2) a new hair color and texture, (3) a change of blood types (due to generation of new blood from stem-cell replacement), and (4) a shift in eye color. Equally noteworthy are changes in the individual's posture, gait, and manner of carrying his body (beyond a result of the previously mentioned weight loss). "Slumped shoulders" have been replaced with "squared shoulders." On the personality rating scales, the subject moved significantly from being highly independent to a much more passive style, shifting from agressive behavior to submissiveness. The subject also shifted from a pre-transplant "happy-go-lucky" style to one of frequent "episodes of anger." A change from being "party-oriented" to "shyness" is reported. The changes are such that some family members label the composite as a "change in personality." Since the identity of the stem-cell donor is kept confidential, it is not possible compare the recipient's new personality and physical traits with those of the donor. However, this case and others in the public domaine suggest some mechanism like the psychoplasm provides a plausible explanation of the apparent transfer of psychophysical patterns from one person to another via living tissue. Since the medical intervention itself and/or family circumstances may have also been variables that effected the changes, more controlled research should further test this hypothesis. Anyone aware of individuals interested in participating in such evaluations (as either donor or recipient, or their representatives) may contact us.
* * * * * * * READER POSES QUESTION OF ALTERNATIVE MECHANISM
Comment from David Anderson: If the change were due to DNA in the transplanted organ, it doesn't make much sense, given that all the rest of the patient remained the same as before... the ratio of new DNA to old DNA is very small. So it would seem to me that something else is going on... like channeling. The new DNA (could facilitate) such channeling of the donor self, but not mandate it (as) apparently many transplant patients do not experience this. Thus the questions are: What is the determining factor? Is it a matter of "receptivity" or "suggestability"?
Madlyn raised the additional questions: "When you are cremated, do you thus remove all portions of the soul, that are still in the organs that have not given up with brain death? Is this why Buddhists desire cremation, as my daughter did, after embracing Buddhism?" The likely answer to her questions, in the psychoplasm-reincarnation context, is that the soul genome survives intact at the moment of phsyical death. Thus, regardless of how the physical body is separated from its life force, the soul-genome's psychoplasmic legacy can be passed on in relation to a new physical birth. This postulate has been supported by hundreds of cases developed over decades by the late Ian Stevenson, M.D.
Body Integrity Identity Disorder (BIID): Past-Life Based??
The recently-developed medical term applies to someone who has an inexplicable and compulsive desire to amputate one of his or her limbs. Several dramatic cases have involved individuals who sought, and succeeded, in attempts to sever hands, arms, or legs. Newsweek (June 9, 2008) and the film "Quid Pro Quo" calls attention to this phenomenon. Researchers posed the question of whether it is a "mental illness or an ironclad aspect of one's identity?" A BIID website says neither psychiatry or medication works. Professional surgery has given relief to some who suffered from this impulse. Perhaps we should consider past-life connections!