For those of you who have followed my blog for sometime, you know that I’m a firm knower of reincarnation. I do not believe in it, I know it as a fact from my own experiences and the research I have done in “this life.”
A hidden past we all have, yet many of us go through life never knowing we have lived many times before. Some of us are awake to this fact, but the vast majority of people sleep while they live.
Many ancient and current cultures around the world believe in reincarnation. Plato had once said that all learning is remembering. The 1st century Roman- Jewish historian, Josephus who was also a Pharisee, had written about the Jewish Pharisees being firm believers in reincarnation. Josephus had said they believed that the souls of evil men are punished after death and the souls of good men are “removed into other bodies” and they will have “power to revive and live again.” Saint Paul was also a Pharisee who belonged to their sect before his conversion to Christianity.
In Corinthians 15:51 it speaks of the mystery of reincarnation; “Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed.”
The facts are, that for many of us humans living in this Age, our pasts are mostly filled with war, enslavement, religion, commerce, magic, and things that we sometimes would be best to soon forget. Hence, the necessary veil that has been placed over humanities eyes for the sake of their own good.
However, some of us are able to pull back the veil, and tap into our past lives in order to look into the truth of our pasts, no matter how dark they may have been. As in this recent reincarnation case of a young 3-year-old Druze boy from Golan Heights in Syria. What makes his story so significant is the fact that when he was first able to speak, the first thing he did was candidly reveal that he was murdered with an ax in his previous life, and he has the scars in the form of a birthmark to prove it.
The young boy was born with a large red birthmark on his head, matching where he would have been struck with the ax. I had written about the Druzes before and their belief in reincarnation in which birthmarks are related to past-life deaths. In the ancient tradition of the Druze, when a child is born, they are carefully examined for any peculiar marks or birthmarks. This boy not only had a birthmark, but he also made verbal claims to reveal his past life.
In order to investigate these reincarnation claims further, the elder tribe members had taken the boy to the village and home where this murder was said to take place. Upon visiting these locations, the boy easily remembered not only these exact same locations, he also revealed to them the place where his bones were buried, the murder weapon and also the name of his killer.
A man who was still alive in the same village. Village elders are said to have confronted this man about the killing, and the man’s face had turned white, but he denied that he had murdered the boy. However, faced with overwhelming evidence and possibly a deep sense of guilt, the man then admitted to the murder of a man who went missing approximately 4 years earlier.
The late Dr. Ian Stevenson was a famous psychiatrist and expert on reincarnation and had written a book on reincarnation and birthmarks. In his study he found that an incredible 35% of the subjects who claimed they were reincarnated, had also either birthmarks or birth defects on their skin.
Stevenson reported that in the majority of these cases, “the subject’s marks or defects correspond to injuries or illness experienced by the deceased person who the subject remembers; medical documents have confirmed this correspondence in more than forty cases”.
Many of the birthmarks are not just small discolourations. They are “often unusual in shape or size and are often puckered or raised rather than simply being flat. Some can be quite dramatic and unusual in appearance.”Stevenson believed that the existence of birth marks and deformities on children, when they occurred at the location of fatal wounds in the deceased, provided the best evidence for reincarnation. His major work in the area of birthmarks is Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects (Praeger, 1997), at 2,268 pages.
I have found in my research, that reincarnation plays a major role in the life of the Druze tribe, more than any other tribes that I have come across in my research. In fact, as soon as a child is born, it’s body will be examined for any birthmarks; there have been several Druze children who claim to remember past lives that have been studied. (Stevenson, 1966/l974, 1980).
Scholars say the Druze absorbed ideas from Sufism, Greek philosophy, and from Gnosticism. They call themselves Ahl al-Tawhid: “the People of Monotheism”who are the “mountain dwellers, and monotheists.” The Druze believe in the transmigration and eternity of the soul, that at death, one’s soul is instantaneously reincarnated to be reborn into the life of another.
They are also said to believe that there are two groups of people: the enlightened and the un-enlightened, and that all human souls are reborn as humans again; good as well as bad, where a person who acts in ill will or bad during their lifetime cannot reach perfection or unite with God.
Hence, good people who live right and moral will be more fortunate in rebirth than bad people.
Let me please state in order to add to this evidence, that I also have a large white birthmark on my thigh and skin defects. My daughter Kiana remembers being in Egypt and pyramids. She often draws them on paper and likes to dress like a temple priestess. My son Micah, I believe was a warrior and high-ranking military official. His demeanor is that of a serious military man and his wish when he gets older is to serve in the military.
Could this story of the young boy, the beliefs of the Druze, my own experiences and that of my children all be delusional fantasy, or could we all be those souls who are enlightened to the truth of our pasts?
I do not know what “you believe,” but “I know” for a fact it is the latter.
Moe is the founder of GnosticWarrior.com. He is a father, husband, author, martial arts black belt, and an expert in Gnosticism, the occult, and esotericism.