Walter Semkiw, MD, is founder and president of the Institute for the Integration of Science, Intuition, and Spirit. He is author of Born Again, Return of the Revolutionaries: The Case for Reincarnation and Soul Groups Reunited, and Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation.
Here he points out that some of the strongest evidence supporting the concept of reincarnation comes from rare, but well-documented, cases of xenoglossy – the ability of an individual to speak a language that they did not learn in their present lifetime. He describes some of these cases in detail. He also discusses some of the possible alternative explanations to reincarnation, such as possession, mediumship, or super-ESP. He explains why he feels that reincarnation offers the best explanation. He notes that “announcement dreams” often precede cases that are identified as reincarnation. He also discusses the notion that many people believe themselves to have been famous personalities in a past lifetime.
New Thinking Allowed host, Jeffrey Mishlove, PhD, is author of The Roots of Consciousness, Psi Development Systems, and The PK Man. Between 1986 and 2002 he hosted and co-produced the original Thinking Allowed public television series. He is the recipient of the only doctoral diploma in “parapsychology” ever awarded by an accredited university (University of California, Berkeley, 1980). He serves as dean of transformational psychology at the University of Philosophical Research. He teaches parapsychology for ministers in training with the Centers for Spiritual Living through the Holmes Institute. He has served as vice-president of the Association for Humanistic Psychology, and is the recipient of its Pathfinder Award for outstanding contributions to the field of human consciousness. He is also past-president of the non-profit Intuition Network, an organization dedicated to creating a world in which all people are encouraged to cultivate and apply their inner, intuitive abilities.
(Recorded on November 22, 2015)