Before the World Was Made
Principles of Reincarnation or How Reincarnation Works IISIS
Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD, from Born Again and Return of the Revolutionaries
From independently researched reincarnation cases, which in aggregate provide proof of life after death, the following principles are observed:
Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases
Facial architecture, the shape and proportions of the face, can be consistent from lifetime to lifetime. For men, facial hair, such as beards and mustaches, can be maintained from one incarnation to another. Physical habits, such as postures and hand gestures, can also be consistent from lifetime to lifetime. Even poses struck in portraits and photographs are often uncannily similar from one lifetime to another.
Ian Stevenson, M.D., who died in 2007, was a psychiatrist at the University of Virginia. Over his career, Stevenson compiled and studied approximately 3000 cases involving children who spontaneously remembered past lives in detail. Dr. Stevenson traveled to the scenes of the contemporary and past lifetimes to interview witnesses to assess details provided in these past-life accounts. In about 1000 of these cases, the past lives of these children could be factually validated.
Two key Ian Stevenson cases with image comparisons, which show that facial features can remain the same from one lifetime to another, are those of Suzanne Ghanem and Daniel Jurdi.
Consistent facial features across lifetimes are also observed in many other Ian Stevenson cases, as well as in other independently researched reincarnation cases
For example, the powerful reincarnation case of James Huston, Jr. | James Leininger, as well as the John B. Gordon | Jeff Keene reincarnation case, also dramatically demonstrate how facial features can remain the same across incarnations.
Body types can be consistent from lifetime to lifetime, though the size of the body can vary. An individual can have a slight physique in one lifetime and a powerful one in the next. One can be short in one incarnation and tall in another, though facial features, postures and gestures, appear to remain the same.
The Soul's Energy Template or Hologram
How can physical appearance remain the same from one lifetime to another? The answer to this question is unknown, but I hypothesize that the soul projects an energy template or hologram into the developing fetus, which tissue is shape around.
The principle is similar to how orthopedic surgeons use electrical current to shape bone in severe fractures. This energy structure not only helps create physical appearance, but it also can be used to download information and talent into the developing body and mind, which can explain child prodigies.
Of course genetics does play a part and it is the interaction of the soul's energy template with one's genetic inheritance which results in appearance. An individual who incarnates into a different race will have physical features that are consistent with that race, though proportions of the face, the bone structure, will still be consistent from one incarnation to another. Family resemblances also occur due to genetics. The soul's energy template interacts with racial and genetic factors to produce one's appearance.