12 Burst results for "Ian Stevenson"
"ian stevenson" Discussed on Based On a True Story
"That moment. When I got these two tones out, one said, oh, that's Mary, and that's Susan. And it was exactly the same name as my other daughters had named them. And that was the sort of really turning point in my way of thinking. After this, with the girls fully verbal, the evidence that they were their sisters reincarnated started piling up. In 1963, when the girls were four years old, the family went to visit friends in hexham. They had moved away when the twins were still infants. As they walked through town, Gillian and Jennifer insisted they wanted to go to the park and play on the swings. They didn't know there was a park near by, but that's not the remarkable bit for year olds always ask to go to the playground. The remarkable part was that in spite of never having been there, they led their family to the park, their late sisters used to play at, as though they knew their way around town. On another occasion, Gillian pointed to Jennifer's birthmark on her forehead, the one in the same spot where Jacqueline had a scar. Jillian said, that's from where she fell on the bucket, and a bucket was the exact thing that had left the gash on Jacqueline's head. Another time John was wearing a smock that Florence used to wear when she delivered milk before the twins were born. Jennifer asked him why he was wearing it when it belonged to Florence. Jennifer never would have seen Florence wearing that smock before, but her late sister would have. The story of the Pollock twins spread and paranormal researcher Ian Stevenson traveled to the family home in 1963 when the girls were four. He first interviewed John and Florence in an attempt to assess the situation. After speaking with them and then the girls, he believed that their account was credible. But as the girls approached the age of 5, their past life memories began to fade. By the time Stevenson visited them when they were 8, the memories were gone. By the time he last checked in with them when they were 20, even the memories of the memories had a left. He had to depend almost entirely on John and Florence's reports. At the age of 22, Gillian did experience a flashback of sorts. She remembered playing in a sand pit with her older brothers, but it wasn't a place she recognized. She described the house in the yard and John said it perfectly matched a property they lived at when Joanna was a toddler, and Gillian had never been to. Those who believed that the Pollock twins are the reincarnations of their older sisters, are generally the people who already believe in the principle, even before they heard of the girls. And of those who think John and Florence projected their own beliefs onto the twins, are generally people who already don't believe in reincarnation. Our own biases color how we see all cases. Whether they are of this world, out of this world, or simply otherworldly. Are you a believer in reincarnation? I know some folks hope to be reincarnated because they fear death. But I argue there is a fate worse than death. Peter laws is the host of our curious past and frightful, so take a deep breath and follow Peter now. As the two of you wander through the cemetery to explore this thought, what could be worse than death? Opening one's eyes into the damp cold blackness of a buried coffin.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on The Astral Hustle with Cory Allen
"Supernal glow, I just don't know what to make of it. There are many accounts and there may be phenomena like this that actually occur. I don't have personal experience of it. And so I sort of reserve judgment on the possibility of the likelihood of that. And what it all means for our broader sense of what this strange cosmos we live in is really like. Totally totally. I feel the same way. I mean, I generally, I have a real natural inclination towards functionality. Like, well, okay, nice story, but what am I doing with that? And how is it going to improve or change my daily walk? Right. Yeah, exactly. I mean, it's an example at the very least. It's an inspiring tale. And that's what hi geographies or lives of saints are typically intending to do is to is to give us inspiration and some kind of an example of for our own lives and our own practice. Presumably. Yeah, totally. And also the hair and nails being left over. But it's just so clearly made. So humans, it's like a, it's the spookiest thing that could be left over. I mean, more plausible to me, like, and it was just one leg. I don't know why. Just a leg, like that makes more sense to me. Yeah. Well, I mean, in Indian thought and the Tibetans pick up on this, hair and nails are considered to be sort of dead parts of a living being. So that's probably why they are singled out there. Everything else about the body, again, discorporated, turned into a rainbow, but because those were never living strangely enough, I mean, of course, a biologist would probably see a different way. But from the traditional sandpoint, these were never living to begin with. But of course we could say they had to leave some kind of a hint. Behind anyway, right otherwise well they sneak out the back window and you're not supposed to think that. No one wrestles an alligator without an audience, you know? That's right. Good, yeah. So think about that with my fingernails all the time. That's a great interesting highlight. I've never heard it put the reason why they would note the hair and nails because whenever I cut my fingernails sometimes I think it's so weird that I'm alive and here's my body and now I'm just throwing a part of my body in the trash. Okay, so if you have I have one more question which it's a sizable one, so if you have just a few minutes, I'm really curious about your so maybe it's controversial. I think it might be. But what is your view on secular Buddhism? If you don't want to go into it. No, no, no. It's fine. Cool. So in the book, I make the point that, although these are rough and ready categories, it seems to me that modern Buddhists have responded to the whole issue of rebirth in one of four ways. One of these I describe as literalist and in this view, which I suppose is propounded most often by people like Tibetan llamas of conservative bent who come from their own cultures, let's say, to the west or teach westerners over in Asia. Who present the tradition as it has been handed down to them in traditional texts and simply take it that way and take it, take it that that is the way the universe really works. So that's what I call literalist. That's what I ran into at the very beginning of my studies of Buddhism and it really made me gulp because I my own sensibility as you're doing and as I tend to do is to translate all this onto a sort of a mythological symbolic psychological, existential level, call it what you will. Anyway, but there are people in not just teachers from Asia, but disciples of theirs who do take this quite literally and accept that those texts really do tell us the way things are. Then there's a sort of if we're going to consider this a conservative view that if we move from right towards the left, there's a view I call neo traditionalism. And this view and I see somebody like Alan Wallace or Robert Thurman is perhaps being in this camp. As the view that in its fundamentals, the Buddhist worldview is correct, that is there is rebirth, karma does work more or less as the Buddhists say it does. There really is an enlightenment waiting for us at the end of the end of the rainbow if you are the expression. But that we can't accept all the details, all the stories necessarily. We have to try to in effect reinterpret it along modern lines. But again, not explaining it away, not making it just existential psychological or symbolic. It really is the case that when we die, we go to another life, but we have to we have to understand this. Again, perhaps through the new ways of conceiving subatomic physics or things like that. Maybe quantum gets us somewhere with this. And also with, for instance, as Alan Wallace has argued taking people's religious experience more seriously as counting toward some kind of evidence of the way things are in the world or perhaps looking to empirical evidence like studies of reincarnation that Ian Stevenson undertook or studies of Tibetan masters who have passed into this post mortem state called a kind of post mortem meditation where there's no bodily decay and so forth or. Instances of near death experiences or out of body experiences, all of which seem to point in an empirical kind of experimental way towards the kind of general metaphysic of the survival of death that Buddhists want to maintain. Anyway, that's the neo traditionalist view. Don't worry, I'm getting towards the secular. Moving to slightly to the left of center, you find what I call a Buddhist modernism. Again, this is not a term that's unique or original to me. But the modernist interpretation doesn't find traditional arguments like darm mccarty's persuasive. It doesn't find any of the empirical or experiential or other sorts of proofs that you could adduce particularly persuasive on their own or even put together. And so it says, well, we don't. It's kind of an agnostic sense. We don't really know. But the best we can do anyway is to make it meaningful for us in the absence of any certainty. And therefore, to..
"ian stevenson" Discussed on Mysterious Universe
"Like I said, a subset of cases it could explain. Yeah, exactly. But this is why I refer to it as the phantoms of the electronic smog or the electric smog, because this electromagnetic radiation, which might be affecting people. As I said towards the side of the show, one thing that was found in one of these particular cases is that this couple that we're experiencing strange politicized activity, it followed this very distinct pattern. So the activity ramped up in their home. And as the activity ramped up in the home, they became even more fearful and terrified. It would sit up all night and wouldn't go into their bedroom and have all the lights on and were terrified with the slightest noise the slightest movement. But eventually because they were exposed to it repeatedly it rendered it mundane. They weren't concerned about anymore. As soon as they rendered mundane, the activity died off, like just going completely died off. Now, you can remember, this is back in the 80s where this case took place. It was early on. This is where some of the new technology started coming through with home entertainment. And it's where televisions and home theater systems first started to pop become popular with their standby power, right? So their activity died off. Until they got a new TV and home theater system, which was in standby power mode. What brand? Ah, let's just go with JVC. I don't know. The thing is, as soon as I bought these devices into the home, guess what happened? The poltergeist activity. Straight through the roof again. All the activity was back. It was all crazy. It was all wild, but it was kind of like crypto. Kind of went up this massive peak and then dropped straight back down, right? Because I get a LaserDisc player. Yeah, maybe that's exactly right. But because when the researchers came and they said, look, unplugged these things, but don't play them in standby mode, actually unplug them. And I did. And as soon as they unplug them, the activity ceased. So it was like it had moved on. But what was crazy about it is that when they've been calling Friends, activity started in their homes. So was back to the virus theory. Yeah, wasn't moving through the walls. So I wasn't moving through the electrical currents of the telephone. It's such a strange thing to consider because it seems like, well, no, it's spiritual, but no, maybe it's not spiritual at all. Maybe it is some type of entity that can utilize all phenomenon that can utilize electromagnetic. If you're talking to someone on the phone, you're making a connection that is beyond the physical mechanism of the wires as well. You make an actual energy connection with that person, even though you separate it with distance. Maybe there's another conjugate that they're using another form of connection that they're using that we don't understand. Yeah, right. That's a good point. So as I dug through this today, going into the poltergeist stuff, I actually crossed I came across something that tied in with story of the prostitute from cambrai. She was able to somehow control this thing. She was able to engage with it in control. Suggesting that it's not something that is directly connected with the person, like it may not be generated by them. It may be something out there. And I came across a case from India. And of course, you know, Ian Stevenson is well known for his research into reincarnation. It's just one of the best researchers out there in regards to it. But in his earlier days, back in the 1960s and 1970s, early 1970s, he looked a lot into poltergeist cases in a lot of cases that he covered..
"ian stevenson" Discussed on The Best of Coast to Coast AM
"In psychology from ohio university and in addition to study psychology and the paranormal. He's also studied a number of different ritual. Magic and sorcery traditions from around the world. Keith it's great to have you with us. Welcome short thanks for having me on. Thanks for the introduction. There that's wonderful. I'm looking forward to this. How did this start for you. So you know when. I was a kid I i usually say i was just kinda too dumb to realize that you know that something was going on that Other people didn't have going on and you know a lot of kids when they when they're young they see spirits or they talked to go or whatever like that and they kind of grow out of it. You know two parents gonna tell them. Hey look under the bed. you don't see anything there. there's nothing there In kids learn to to go. Like that and i i like to say like i said i was just a little bit to donald. Too slow to figure out that i should be paying attention to my physical senses more So that kinda started with me. And i had all these kind of weird like experiences that it took me a while to figure out. Were were something that other people weren't having right and along the way people would ask me. Okay well can you teach them to do this. You know they figure out can tell. Somebody's lie or something like to say well. Can you teach them to do this. And when i was a kid you know again you know in our hubris. We'll say something like well. Yeah let me let me tell you. And they'll say well. Can you teach me how to read a mind. Okay well yeah just listen to what's going on in the other person's mind well okay. That doesn't help anybody so Basically that stuck with me for for a long time. I was involved in the late nineties. Early two thousands. I would teach online. And things like this but i wasn't very effective at it because there hasn't been a lot of research and how people learn these skills and so that's what i went to atlantic to study was to look at how how people can develop psychic skills particularly because we know how to teach people and we know generally about like ability but up until very recently. There hasn't been a lot of work done on. How do we actually teach skills specifically and we've all got the ability don't we that's right yes I have yet to meet. And i've met a lot of people who say that you know i'm not like i don't have any any ability or anything like that. I've yet to meet somebody for whom that's actually true. I'm not gonna say definitively you know. Oh absolutely everybody. Has you know the ability. But i'm not gonna say you know the the vast majority of people. Nobody i've ever met hasn't been able to do something right and there's a lot of research that's gone into this. That shows most people have had some kind of experience. Right ian stevenson the seventy down at uva did a lot of research and showed the vast majority of people have had the experience for example where they go to pick up the phone to call somebody and at that moment. You know that person's calling them and that's fundamentally this is you know it's like ability and it's just a matter of whether or not we practiced that so what i like to tell people you know. It's a lot like super tasting right. You have these guys that can taste incredible small details like fine fine things in foods or in wines for example that i can't taste for example and if they practice right they can become like asami they can become really good like tasting wine and identifying what regions they come from and things like that but if they don't practice it then they just have this they can taste something but they don't. They can't do anything with it and at the same time somebody. Who's not a super taster. Right somebody who's just a normal guy with a mouse right could taste If they practice and they train and they you know taste all these different regions of wine and so on they can get very good and they'd actually be better than the person who's a super taster without If who doesn't have any training right so a an average person was just an average amount. It's like ability who doesn't even consider themselves. it's like who practices. Trains will often get much better results when we actually look at the their performance on on generally s. p tasks and things like that they can get much better results after they've done some kind of practice after some kind of training then somebody who is naturally very very psychic but hasn't actually practice it or developed it anyway. I was gonna say keith. What gives the the natural people with this incredible ability. What gives them that. Upper hand over someone who's got the ability but can't use it so there's a couple of different factors that can go into the ability to perform psychically and and you know i know there's been there's been considerable research looking into genetic links or family links. There's been a lot of looking into spiritual links. There was a researcher Named beverly napper stick wrote a book called your six sense and she talks about the basically five different ways that people will become active psychically and in some portion of the population of people who are just born with it. It's people like myself. Who were just not Savvy enough to put it away. When like i said most children you know children talk to spirits. Children talk to things. That aren't there so to say All the time and that you know oftentimes those things actually are there right So it can be childhood experiences. They just kind of lead to that perpetuating or lead to that Sense being a little bit more developed. It can be things like trauma where it's become a survival mechanism for somebody. You people who have been raised. In unfortunate circumstances have undergone Traumatic experiences will sometimes kind of their their traditional senses. You know their normal five senses aren't cutting it so they flip over and they start using this extrasensory perception to filling gaps in order to keep themselves safe. That's a very common one. Unfortunately there are people who have experiences with what real light would call it an exceptional human experience right. And this is any of these experiences like alien abductions Angelic visitations Or you know just just any kind of strange exceptional experience krypton sightings things like this Ufo sliding things like this can all for whatever reason can activate likability a little bit and people with you know who are in close proximity to spiritual teachers gurus. Things like that often report. That their their ability heightened as for the mechanism. You know we don't have the technology right now where we can study this subtle energy or psychic energy in a way that is objective right. So it's very difficult for me to say something definitive. I'm reluctant to say definitive things. Because we still have a lot to learn about what's going on. But those are kind of trends that can lead towards people having a heightened ability versus you know an average person. Have you met anybody keith. At just doesn't get it psychically and then somebody else who just picks up on it like that people could pick up on it like that are.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on Newsradio 970 WFLA
"Has been involved in esoteric and occult communities. Since his youth from a young age he has been involved in teaching people to develop their own psychic abilities. He holds a master's degree in transformational psychology from Atlantic University. A bachelor's in psychology from Ohio University. And in addition to studying parapsychology, the paranormal. He's also studied a number of different ritual magic and sorcery traditions from around the world. Keith It's great to have you with us Welcome. George. Thanks for having me on and thanks for the introduction there. It's wonderful. I'm looking forward to this. How did this all start for you? So You know, when I was a kid, Um, I usually say I was just kind of too dumb to realize, uh, you know that. The something was going on that other people didn't have going on and You know a lot of kids from the when they're young. They see spirits or they talk to ghosts or whatever, like that, and they kind of grow out of it. You know, the parents going to tell them? Hey, look under the bed. You don't see anything there. There's nothing there, right? Um And kids learn to go like that, and I like to say, Like I said, I was just a little bit too dominant to flow to figure out that I should be paying attention to my physical senses More So that kind of started with me and I had All these kind of weird like experiences that it took me a while to figure out Were were something that other people weren't having right. And Along the way people would ask me. Okay, Well, can you teach me to do this? You know, they figure out it somebody's lying or something. We'll give me teach me to do this. And when I was a kid, you know Again, you know, in our hubris will say something like well. Yeah, let me let me tell you and they'll say, Well, can you teach me how to, like, Read the mind? Okay, well, yeah, just listen to what's going on in the other person's mind. Well, look at it doesn't help anybody. Oh, So, um Basically that stuck with me for a long time. I was involved in the late late nineties. Early two thousands. I would teach online and things like this. But I wasn't very effective at it because there hasn't been a lot of research and how people learn these skills. And so that's what I went to Atlantic to study was to look at. How How people Can develop psychic skills, particularly because we know how to teach people and we know generally about psychic ability. But up until very recently, there hasn't been a lot of work done on. How do we actually teach Psychic skills specifically, and we've all got the ability, don't we? That's right. Yes. Um, I have yet to me and I've met a lot of people who say that you know, I'm not like I don't have any any ability or anything like that. I've yet to meet somebody. For whom? That actually true. I'm not going to say definitively, you know? Absolutely everybody has. You know the ability but I'm not going to say, you know, the last majority of people nobody I've ever met hasn't been able to do something right? And there's a lot of Research that's gone into this. It shows Most people have had some kind of like experience, right? Ian Stevenson in the seventies down at you via Did a lot of research and showed the vast majority of people have had the experience, for example, where they go to pick up the phone to call somebody And at that moment, you know that person is calling them. And that's fundamentally this is, you know, it's like ability, and it's just a matter of whether or not we've practiced that. So what I like to tell people you know, it's a lot like super tasting, right? You have these guys that can like taste. An incredible small details like fine fine things and foods or in wine, for example, that I can't taste for example. And If they practice right, they can become like a family. A They.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on GSMC Book Review Podcast
"Welcome back to the gmc booker view. Podcast and the conclusion of my interview with author d. Eric microns again. The book is the resurrection est papers. Yeah i would imagine that Being as immersed as you would have to be in order to write a novel you can sometimes you. You spent so much time with it that you don't see things that outside readers would see and and that could be very helpful to have. Those other is yeah. It's just you know it's the readers are the most important people in the equation. Right people think that agents are the publishers are but you know. Readers are the ultimate bosses through the ultimate consumers of this and they will vote whether work is good or not good and the earlier that you engage those those arbiters of success. He's pappas it'll seem harder 'cause you'd be like man. I thought this was good and then everybody hated was telling me that they hate it because of something that you know needs work right right when you take the time to read for yourself. What Authors and genres do you tend to turn towards so I tend to like Tend to like just a handful of authors Because i have especially when. I'm writing a very narrow range of things that i can put into my head And have my riding still stay on course of my own voice I i like to read classic things so one of the things that i read in the past year. Maybe a little too right on the nose. Sarah was we rent the play by albert camus And then they'll come. Sorry go ahead. Oh wow interesting choice. Yeah yeah like. I said maybe a little too right on the right but I really i really love reading. Caboose stuff They really gets me into sort of the right mood and to right Voice my head. raymond carver does the same thing from me. Reading short stories his really give me locked in the best space For pleasure I'm sort of all over the map. I really like reading Colson whitehead I just read nickel boys and Enjoy them a lot I really enjoy reading cormac mccarthy I really enjoy reading politic In that mesa me seem like a wide range but pollinate is something about that guy's imagination really things to me. actually. I have You're not the first person that hasn't mentioned Cormac mccarthy and check politic in the same in the same question to answering the same question so there's something about those two that seemed to draw certain type of reader. Well they're both. They're both excellent american authors. Yeah yeah unquote mccarthy might be the best american alter the live all right Where can people find you. On the internet Website social media cetera. Yeah so Best place to reach me and it's the best place because i will give you some super secret. Free stuff is at my website eric. My cramps dot com e ear. I see last name is m. a. i k. r. a. n. z. And on the on my homepage. You'll have the opportunity to sign up for my reader newsletter and for people who sign up for my reader newsletter. I will give you some exclusive bonus content and the buzz content includes some of the research that i did around reincarnation. We talked about earlier specifically some of dr ian stevenson up. Your jim chuckers use cases. That are really fascinating I include some third party. Academic research in their into reincarnation as well as As of today. I am one hidden chapter that you can get there. And it is chapter. Seven point five to the reincarnations papers and it slips right in between chapter seven eight. But it's only available to people who sign up for my my reader newsletter. And eric my current dot com and i will also be giving out short snippets and samples of the next book in the series. The ka-katrina kodak's over the next couple of months okay. I'm also. I'm on twitter and facebook. Okay when you said. Seven point five. I had to grab the book and go to chapter eight and see how chapter seven ended and how chapter eight began. And that's a good place to Insert some extra information. Yeah there's like you know there's like a page and a half historical flash back there where you know. One of the characters is talking to evan about how she learned her glass craft. And i basic- we My basically expand that into a full chapter. Thank you will eric. We have talked about a variety of different things during our time together Is there anything that we haven't covered though that you were hoping to mention during the interview I just you know. I hope that You know your listeners will pick up a copy of the reincarnation. His papers Unites available everywhere where books are sold including online. But i'm a big fan of your local indie bookstore. Mine happens to be. The tattered cover here in denver. I think any bookstore serve a very unique and valuable service in our community usa especially from the individual booksellers themselves and the recommendation. They have So i would encourage everybody to pick up a copy of the reincarnation papers If they're not sure they wanna get started. They can also picked up a free. Prequel to the reincarnations papers. It's called the reincarnations papers. Origins prequel and that is available exclusively on amazon dot com or kindle and that is a free nobel introduces them to the cognitive. Meena and regarnish papers got started. All right wonderful. Thank you so much and thank you for taking the time to talk to me about Not only the reincarnation is papers but the story behind it and a little bit of what's to come. I really appreciate it. Thanks sir it's been my pleasure to join you and the guest book that you thank you once again to eric for taking the time to talk to me about this book it was a fat. Well yeah i. I hesitate not because i can't think of a good word. I was thinking of too many words it fascinating. I mean really interesting to.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on The Past Lives Podcast
"A session on that price will be going up soon. The links my show notes and you can find the show notes for this and every other episode on my website. My instagram is the past lives podcast with an underscore between each word and on twitter. I am at simon g. Bound so this. We come talking to dr jim tucker about his book before. This book is a combination of his previously published. Books life before life and return to life. Jim b tucker. Md is bona lowry professor of psychiatry anura behavioral sciences at the university of virginia. He's director of the uva division of actual studies moore continuing the work of dr ian stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. Hi jim thanks a lot. For coming onto to the podcast. It's really kind of you to give you time great to be here. I've read both of your books and the so good in this so fascinating. It's great to see the research. You're doing which is kinda fair leading on from dr stevenson and you doing research into children with pass lives in the. Us where he hit a lot of his work was in the east india and burma and these sorts of countries at. Your new book is called before but it's a combination of the first two books that right while this right so yeah. I approach life before life and they return to life. This is just a new edition that puts those two together along with a new introduction but otherwise put those two together and so the children that you talk about the couple of famous cases which was amati martin's case and james leonida. Also you talk about. Somebody could ground. Who had a previous life was slaven. Yes yes and that's a new one. Put that in the introduction said yeah this is a little boy who at age five he hit said before how he had a different mother had been sent up for some time but within a spivey started talking about how he had been in the army and talk about being on the edge and then in the jungles and instead of has happened in nineteen sixty nine so his parents asked him if those be anonymous talking about he's the was and he said how he hit been a.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on Brothers of the Serpent Podcast
"Experience can bring and so a long time ago. I felt it was my mission to crack the nutshell of sculptor. Bary this why. I've been stuck every episode. I have produced a my show or my podcast feature a scientist like dean raden or a published author like tom schroeder who traveled with dr ian stevenson. Re reincarnation research and then once my interview was over i feature a reading between the client and myself and it got boring after about three episodes and i felt uninspired to continue the thing i've enjoyed so much about your show is that you have such a wide variety of topics and the dynamic between youtube has loving brothers creates a character driven dynamic. People actually tune in to hang out with you guys. The fascinating topics are just a bonus. Your broadcast work is like the best elements of art bell with his open. Mind lure two high strangeness in howard stern his in-studio family in hilarious personality. And of course you guys have your own unique formula being that you have a well adjusted family and you don't fall back on shock. Jock is being negative. You are kind hearted and thoughtful and you avoid politics. The show is very very good. Wow thank you man. He's as my family was a big mess. My sisters don't respond or talk to me. And after my mother died at twenty five. My dad ran off with his instant girlfriend. And i haven't had a phone call or on my or my birthday or christmas for years man. My closest family are my two. Siamese cats and my youngest just developed aggressive breast cancer. And she's only nine months left. And i'm having a very difficult time but your podcast is one of the few things that takes my mind off the pain. My work as a sought after medium also helps. I have a book coming out next month. Comprised of five years worth of channeling experiments with my best friend. John john is not a psychic popey. Call him a psychic technician because he has a gift with mvp and it with some really cool clips and entity spoke with us for a half a decade. And john recorded the sessions and then transcribe them resulted in our first book which explores the metaphysical nature of the universe relationships. The purpose of spirit guides and much more. But it's also a story about friendship and growth. What led me to write this long letter to you. Is that maybe three or four times in my life. I can recall having some profound change of perspective that would later prove life altering i think your episode about script cards has led to just such a pivot in my mental focus. Wow this episode helped me see high been banging my head against a wall of script arts for far too long if it's as if i've been a ghost or arguing with the ghost anyway stuck in some loop in my creative life. I'm going to read this letter up. But thank you i am going to readjust my focus and rather than always trying to prove something. I'm just going to start focusing on having more fun and following my interests. I hope you're both well. And i also hope to try some of the wine. When it's ready your psychic friend be did that's awesome. You already know what. I'm going to say. But i'm gonna say it anyway. Yeah dude that's great. Just what were we saying the other day. It was trolls right. Yeah.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on The Best of Coast to Coast AM
"They identify and feel so close to the life of that person that they're remembering and also I believe it's folks who studied this for a living Especially this guy named jim. Tucker at the university of virginia who continues research started by his predecessor ian stevenson over many decades they Collected thousands of of of of case studies of Again kids at an early age Who remember being someone else It's not necessarily Proof of reincarnation but it's it's something's going on there and like prodigies Kids feel at an early age Almost driven to determine who this other person was And there are some amazing accounts of of children who remembered someone else so keenly that they just had to to seek out that other family of origin or that other circumstances that they felt connected with The other thing is that Tucker and his associates Did a study where i believe seventy percent of The people whose lives were being remembered. died in some violent way. They were confronted by something that At least according to the memories of the kids just overwhelmed them and again emotionally overwhelming and so it seems that the reverberations of of what people feel. Especially if it's a life or death situation can somehow be preserved again. The question is whether this reincarnation whether it's you know one person's Life that some helping transmitted and and that person Lives again or could it be that the Situations that that were so violent and so Sudden Overtook people with such force. That somehow there's an imprinting away Of those circumstances and that a young child somewhere else you know four years later can somehow i have access to them That seems to connect with Stories about ghosts apparitions Being kind of emotional impressions where you hear of these situations haunted house or some place Where there is a repeat of of you know some some event that allegedly took place that was typically violent and of course violence involves You know huge emotions that That overtake people It seems that these may have a life of their own. And that's something that. I'm interested in as well. Tell me about the relationship with the famous poltergeists investigator. The late william rural. Yeah bill Is probably the foremost was. Unfortunately the the foremost Most poltergeist investigator. Try saying that..
"ian stevenson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Perspective? So if you've been made to somebody you feel the fancy on or if you've done a good thing to somebody, you feel the good feelings you brought about. So life is the two phase process right? First week lead it forward is the actor Then time stands still, then we we see the same thing from the perspective of the other characters. And who could have figured that out? But God, because you know, we can only really come to understand. Bad things that we've done through other people If we see it through their eyes, right? I mean, it's an amazing educational plan. And you know and generally, God or Christ or whoever is there with people through this review sort of pointing things out to them are asking probing questions. So it's you know, one thing I've come to see you about God is You know, just so wonderful Educator. What do you think of reincarnation? Women? Well, I tell you the truth. I have known some of the experts like Ian Stevenson and I loved in dear dearly, and that talked doing you know about frankly about this, but I don't think he had much of a critically judgment where I have come to it. Onboard with reincarnation is from my own kids like my mom, my little native American daughter, George Back in 1981 82. I was sitting on my porch swing and Charlottesville, Virginia. I had two wonderful sons at that time. Who were you know, 14 and 11. And I had always wanted a daughter. But my then wife that had trouble with the last pregnancy for when you don't wasn't it good advisable for her to get, um, pregnant again, So I had it so I had this day drink. I mean, it was literally daydream. I didn't send it up. It's a prayer, but it was very heartfelt and deep. And I saw that I thought, would it? Wouldn't it be great. To adopt and native American tar. I don't know where that came from, but it was really, really a very deep feeling, and so Flash forward 19 years later, Cheryl and I were living in Las Vegas. I was a professor there, and we had adopted the baby and This is in 1996 4. Years before we had met this Blackfeet woman and New Mexico at a lecture and that she was kind of uncomfortable and standing up and going to.
"ian stevenson" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"Mainstream scientists, no one gets out of here alive. When our bodies were out, we die and that's it. Just the dust. The idea of a soul or a consciousness or some part of us living on after physical death has mostly been left two religions, philosophers, ghost hunters and the like mediums. There are scattered pockets of academics who've been interested in this have been quietly working on it. Back in 2017 journalist Leslie Kean took a deep dive into the subject in search of evidence and experts and compelling narratives. Her book Surviving Death inspired a six part docuseries. Now on Netflix. Leslie is an independent investigative journalist. One whose work should be well known to coast listeners, a 2010 book, UFO's generals, pilots and government officials is considered a landmark in the field. She is also one of three journalists responsible or the blockbuster New York Times report Back in December, 2017 about the Pentagon's then secret UFO study that initial piece along with some follow ups change the UFO subject forever. Working with Leslie on the Netflix series, is a veteran producer and director Ricki Stern, who's a co founder of Breakthrough films. She's directed. Three other highly regarded documentary projects, including The Devil Came on Horseback. Welcome to Coast, Ricky and Welcome Back, Leslie. Thank you. Thanks, George. Great to be here. Ricky, I want to start with you. What is the reaction so far to the Netflix series from critics from the public and you know from from Netflix, I guess. Well, we've had amazing response. We were in the top 10 trending on Netflix for I think about 10 days, which is some pretty stiff competition so that Incredibly rewarding. And, um, I think Leslie will tell you she's received. Maybe hundreds or more or emails to her sharing. Glorious people have been inspired and and just a great overall response. So it's been graces, you know, to know that people are watching. You know, I told you we had our earlier conversation. And I told you that I was trying to figure out how are they going to visualize this? You know, it's a Preed. You don't have stock footage of, you know consciousness going up to heaven or whatever, but it's a beautiful film. You did a great job with making us feel that we, You know, the visual elements go with the storytelling and the narratives you got. These people are just so powerful. I wanted to know if you Ricky had any strong feelings about this topic before you started working on the Syriza. Well, First of all, thank you for saying that because it is quite beautiful theories, and I think that that was really important to us that it was it was elevated and that we know Sometimes this topic can be a little sort of silly and people don't take it seriously in the production value was kind of Laughable and I think that was very important that this felt a zoo grounded and reflective of people's real experiences because they're very emotional in the you know, people have some confound experiences that are shared in the series. Um, going into it. I really was not someone who thought much about it. This notion of Consciousness continuing on our living outside the body, and I read Lizzie's book. I know Leslie and you know, but she's Which is thorough reporter and investigator and, um, researcher and so she makes her book of quite compelling and and I think, you know, I was very interested in Serious nature of it, and that there is a department the division of Perceptual Studies at Easy A in the medical school, where There are doctors who have been looking into this idea of consciousness. For decades. You know, a persistent aiming for the past 50 years, some of them and you know they studies reincarnation. This study am study near death experiences and side. And I think that that to me was very compelling. And then we traveled around. To Europe and around the United States on there are people who are looking into this and that's sort of the ground in Cardiff theories. Leslie, When you wrote the book surviving Death. Did you think of it then as a possible movie, or syriza and tell me how that happened. How you how you made the leap from the book to the Syriza? I really wasn't thinking about it as I wrote it, George. I mean, I was just focused on, you know, writing this book not know the answer is no, I never did. But once it was done, and there was like, a year, you know, when you want to turn it in at Random House, you have to wait. Maybe it's nine months before it comes out. I started to think about it then, and I had People. I knew that were connected to the field, and I actually knew breakthrough films. And I knew Ricky because we had worked on projects before, So it just turned out that you know they were interested. I mean, I went to. I went to breakthrough films like supposed to Ricky and she had other a team members there and Ricky was the one that took it to Netflix. I had nothing to do with that. But I am Least got them interested, and I have to say I'm so Leaves with the way they work, and we work so well together that I can't really imagine wanting to have turned my book over to anybody else. So I feel really fortunate that they were interested in it. You know your interest as as well learn in the Serie XYZ, not only professional but personal. Many of our listeners here will certainly remember the name of Bud Hopkins, a Talented, successful artist who later became a hugely influential investigator of alleged alien abduction experiences. He coined the term missing time you You two were close. You were with him when he passed away. Can you describe that experience and tell us is that when you really started thinking about this subject for yourself? Yeah, I mean, I had thought about it before. I was very interested in the cases of young Children with memories of past lives, and I studied a lot of both cases. The work of Ian Stevenson. And But you know, yes, but that that experience of actually being with someone at the moment of death when they take their last breath. Was something I've never experienced before, and it really did ever profound effect on me. It just seemed so sort of cereal. It hard to believe that this could happen. And you just can't. I don't know. I felt the space is just not being able to comprehend it. How somebody can just be there one moment and then be gone, and it just seemed to me like You know, it's just what is going on here. It just was. It is a feeling of being in a surreal kind of incomprehensible states and I don't know. I think other people have experienced that will probably understand. I'm talking about it's hard to communicate it. But it's just it's been touched me very deeply and and sort of a very provocative for me putting the tragedy of it aside, but really the element of wanting to understand. More about what was going on, You know, because I've experienced that and Ricky also new buds for many years. So I think maybe that connect to that little nugget of this connected to her as well. Right, Ricky? I mean, where he had done a lot of filming of, but Hopkins actually prior to his death, so Right? I think the Syriza's is not heavy on. You're not beating people over the head. You tell the stories you let people tell their stories. And you, for example, you point out where there are other possible explanations for this or that. Mediums, For example, we could cover mediums and episodes two and three and and you will introduce critical ideas that well, Maybe people learn this stuff on On Facebook of You know, you're doing a session with somebody and connecting with their dead relatives on the other side. Maybe these mediums or Charlotte because there certainly have been people like that, did you? Ricky? Did you set out to not be too heavy handed and allow people to Sort of wade through this on their own and make up their own minds. Yes, very much. So, I mean, this to me is about asking questions. Not about trying to convert anybody or trying to prove anything. Um, you know the questions themselves. They're fascinating and the way people Experience. Either death or questions about it. You know whether it's a lost loved one, um, trying to communicate or reincarnation case. These are all provocative questions and I think the theories approaches them in an intellectually curious kind of way and allows people to, you know, have these very authentic experiences in the series..
"ian stevenson" Discussed on THE EXPLODING HUMAN with Bob Nickman
"Davis a pisces in macos yet pisces crises. Go we've had those. If there's some karma in their some past lives and which means you're gonna return he needs to take care of the world we live in because you're going to return to the same way so if we're destroying our planet and polluting our planet and doing those things. This is the most direct karmic. Because you're going to return in the next like and you're gonna come back to this world that you left i. It's kind of ironic. Isn't it for the people that don't see that yes clam on a pollute the water. I'm gonna come back and drink it and get sick. Have why would they be happier to think that they're just going to die in. That would be it. No reason nothing you just get up there and hope. Oh i hope. I did good. Yeah and i. I always wonder about people that do things that are destructive in that way. D- do they not like about their own children and grandchildren. Do they not have them. It's like you know this. This selfish type of short sighted behavior. It doesn't take into any account of loving your your your children and grandchildren. It doesn't make sense. It's completely does not make sense to me well. The ego has a lot of traits that fall under ego. I mean conceit selfishness. it's all ego. If people can get past they added in. I don't understand why people need to be right. How do you learn if you don't learn from somebody else. Why do you need to be right about everything you know. Maybe it feels like I think most the most of those types of actions. I think people feel. If they're not right they'll be destroyed in some way. It's like if i'm not right. Then i'll be weakened and if weakened i'll be killed i'll be destroyed but destroyed is the best thing ever because we grow through adversity dal etiquette. Bob you've your past life regression so you realize to be destroyed or to die actually returns you to a place. That's more comfortable than here. Yeah exactly yeah. I'm looking forward to the next time but not yet graduate their hands some purpose that we're here so if we don't think we've quite finished our purpose. We are ready to go yet. Yes i feel like that that this is part of my purpose. Doing this getting this kind of information to people is really feels. Feels right to me. That's why we do it. It's those five simple rules for living. That are in book one if you don't live without conceit selfishness jealousy and you're if you're not always forgiving and not always loving you're going to repeat you won't overcome your karma. Where can people go to do this work and what it. What are the ultimately wonderful benefits. That people can get from it. You can actually with today's technology. Google past life regression therapists. You'll find more than two. But there's two main groups in the united states There's enough crossing between the two because a lot of people are trained boats. There's the quantum healing therapist which all talk about incredibly deep Hypnosis and dr. Brian weiss who says hypnosis really doesn't have to be near as deep as you think from your own experiences you realize that you're actually in control. Oh absolutely yeah. You're very aware during the whole process of what's what's going on absolutely totally and that's dr. Brian weiss's approach. He was a psychiatrist to. I started doing regression therapy looking to see if somebody had a childhood trauma that was causing their current life problems and he took a few people back to their childhood and then they went farther back and as he as they went further back he found. Sometimes if you approach something in a life before this one you can actually heal some of the problems in this life. Other people have expounded on that the dolores cannon quantum healing They try to go to a level of almost somnolence so that the person is very very. They think they can reach a deeper level. But the reality is i. Think they're they're still reaching the same subconscious level they. They've they find past life. Traumas there are people who have had neck injuries in the past two who stayed their past life trauma and some of their neck injuries neck. Pain seems to go away There are certainly pass light. Traumas that bal you to this life. Even some of the research bind scars or birthmarks in the same place that people had a past life trauma. So if they were shot they might find a birthmark. Where the bullet wound was That's a lot of the research again with ian stevenson jack matlock so we know that there's some sort of soul memory that pulls forward if you address some of the soul problem in the past. It heals current present. Moment if you didn't quite understand in the last life and you haven't quite addressed it you may be addressing it still in this life so if if you were extremely conceited and controlling of others in the past like you may be in a situation in this life for you feel like you're you don't have any control all of those things if you start to address that you don't feel like you have any control in this life and you saw that you were controlling the last life you might even see. Not only were. You made decisions. That were incorrect. Trying to control people you start to learn in this light that you're making the same decisions allowing people to control you again it heels that situation because you realize in all reality the only one responsible for as you you know. What's interesting about what you're saying. It's i guess it's a karmic type of thing that the self healing idea over long long periods of Incarnations but i remember somebody saying to me you know you choose your parents and i thought what does that even you. What do you mean you know. What if you had parents that were just you know really awful people and you're like why would why would somebody choose that. It's almost like victim blaming in a sense but then it isn't if you look at it in a karmic way. It's the did you choose these people on this other level to to learn s reckoned and i think you will catch accepting the reality is so many people think we choose everything You can't possibly.