Belief of a deceased soul being reborn into that of a new body is nothing new. The concept of reincarnation has been around since before the Middle Ages. Many religions believe the next step after death is to be begin again, to be reborn. It’s a carousel. Although the details of reincarnation vary, the basic idea remains intact.
The 1977 film “Audrey Rose” revolves around an 11 year old adolescent named Ivy Templeton. Ivy’s parents start to notice a strange man hanging around more frequently than considered normal. Ivy’s parents, Janice and Bill, come to discover that the man, Elliot Hoover, believes that Ivy is the reincarnation of his daughter Audrey Rose, who was killed in a fatal car accident along with his wife. Elliot has acquired the information of the reborn soul of his daughter from 2 clairvoyants; he also picked up Hinduism, which holds high religious regard pertaining to reincarnation, after her death. Ivy starts to have vivid nightmares which begin to torment her. Elliot, being present during one of the nightmares, is able to calm Ivy by referring to her has “Audrey Rose”. Elliot is then arrested and during the trial tells his story, trying to convince everyone of his reincarnation theory. Janice, Ivy’s mother, begins to believe Elliot and agrees her daughter is the reincarnated Audrey Rose. Bill, Ivy’s father, completely disagrees and has their lawyer request Ivy be hypnotized to disprove the reincarnation claims. Ivy subsequently dies during her hypnotic state after revisiting/reliving the car crash of Audrey Rose/herself.
Inspired By a Novel of Supposed True Events
The film is supposedly inspired by true events. Yes, the movie was based off of a book and Yes it does have discrepancies. The novel was written by Frank De Felitta after he reportedly walked in on his 6 year old son playing the piano perfectly, an instrument he never learned. He attributed his son’s new found musical ability to reincarnation…
At a very young age James Leininger loved airplanes. Not just loved airplanes, but LOVED airplanes; was fascinated by them. Not only did James LOVE airplanes, his knowledge of planes could have been considered at an expert level. Soon James began recalling memories of his days as a fighter pilot from World War II, which took place approximately 60 years before his birth. James began to have frequent nightmares of being trapped in a plane after it crashed. His frequent nightmares concerned his parents to the point of having him seen by a child psychologist, who believes reincarnation is a possibility. James’ doctor believed the boy’s recollections were real and encouraged him to share them. James was able to give immense details pertaining to himself and his prior life up to the conclusion of it after being shot down at Iwo Jima.
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Children Have An Easier Time Remembering Past Lives
Psychiatrist Ian Stevenson conducted many studies about reincarnation; he also published 12 books supporting his findings. In “Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation,” the subjects’ recollection of past lives are pretty astounding and detailed. Being able to name family members and the driver of the car that ended one of your lives is impressive, but what does it answer? Nothing. It doesn’t give a definite answer as to whether or not reincarnation has taken place or if another paranormal event is at play. Almost everyone who recalls events of a past life are children. According to Ian Stevenson children who are at the beginning stages of talking, between the ages of 2 and 4, recall the most of their past lives. As these children get older their memories of past lives fade.
So how do we detect reincarnation? By recalling a memory from a previous life? It’s a relatively good start, but how do we know it’s not attributed to another cause? It could very possibly be something else. Recalling previous events which should be unknown to an individual is also a sign of possession. So how do we differentiate between the two? I mean, with all the unexplainable in the world, is it really that absurd to think a considerably good lost soul could enter a physical body and begin to relive? Children are rather susceptible to ghosts, right?