Again, i will submit Dr. Michael Newton's work into Past Life Regression as evidence that reincarnation deserves investigation. He's documented 6,000 cases over 50 years (i believe). I'm sure someone has thoroughly debunked his work, right?
Whicj did you find was the most compelling case that he documented? You must have examined a large number of them, from what you're saying, so which one did you feel was the most useful? Which one stands up best to analysis?
Is it your job to convince me of anything? No. However, if you're smart enough, you might be able to post information in such a way that will win me over to invest my time to investigate it further.
Quite right. Do you apply the same standards to yourself? At the moment, you have effectively said "go off and read through 6,000 cases of this guy, because it convinced me". Frankly, what makes that claim any different to someone saying "Dr.Bob has 6,000 studies that show the moon is made of cheese"?
I wouldn't be inclined to go and investigate further, no matter HOW many times you told me you really, really believed in a green cheese moon. However, if you took the time to tell me about one really really good piece of cheese evidence, in detail, that might influence me to go off and look for some more.
So I'll look forward to you following your own advice to "post information in such a way that will win (us) over to invest (our) time to investigate it further". And the best thing you could do there is to actually present a piece of evidence, as opposed to saying "the evidence is all our there, go look at it."
Final point - from the forum rules that you agreed to follow.
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So let's hear some actual evidence, please.
I watched his initial interview video and that's what i recommend people watch. I never said to "go off and read 6,000 cases". I merely stated that was his body of work which lends credibility to his findings. I read both his books Destiny of Souls and Journey of Souls after watching that 1 hour interview on Youtube. I found both books to be very interesting. I can say that if you find the concept of reincarnation to be stupid, then don't bother. I'm sharing this for people that would like to research this topic, as a pretty interesting place to start. That's about it.
As for evidence, the sessions he listed in the books are interesting. Let me explain that the gist of his work is about documenting the sessions with his patients. His hypnosis sessions are ~4 hours long, during this time he puts his patients into hypnosis, and asks a series of questions that help the patient remember who they were in their past life and identifies various details and events about it.. He then zeros in on how they died in their past life and documents what happened during their death, and follows their experience into the post-death world, which he calls "life between lives". That's where it gets interesting. His patients paint the same general picture of existing as "balls of light" (that's the best explanation of it), reuniting with other familiar spirits, the light spectrum of each "spirit" indicates the maturity level of soul (e.g. white is a young soul, yellow maturing, red is more mature, blue very mature, purple even more mature). He finds that most of his patients are not perfectly young, but starting to mature (yellowish). He encountered only a few patients that have described themselves as blue or dark blue (i.e. very mature). Also, his cases are not famous people, the vast majority are regular, boring people.
The case studies vary in demographics, but once under hypnosis, according to his findings, the recollections are similar. So much so, that he was able to assemble a fairly detailed layout and description of this "life between lives" place/dimension. Also, one interesting thing was the rebirth process. That is, he explains that we are active participants in selecting the next body and experiences we are to have before reincarnating. A simple example, if the spirit has not conquered the lessons jealousy, they will come back to a body/set of experiences that will provide more opportunity to work on it. I know, there will be people rolling their eyes at this post --- that's fine. I'm just posting a blunt summary of his work. I would watch his interview to decide if you want to investigate this on your own.