CHAPTER NO:-10 》PART:- 1》Physical Resemblance from One Lifetime to Another.

▪ 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 1200 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 Consciousness (soul) Template or Hologram
▪ How can physical appearance remain the same from one lifetime to another? The answer to this question is unknown, but we hypothesize that the consciousness projects an energy template or hologram into the developing fetus, which tissue is shaped 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 Consciousness (soul) 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.

Spirit Being Photos
▪ A piece of evidence that supports the existence of an energy body which appears similar to the physical body involves photographs of an apparent spirit body caught above an automobile involved in a fatal accident.  
▪ In this photograph the face of the spirit body is identical to the face of the deceased teenager inside the car. Further, the face of the spirit body is caught in a very dynamic pose with the mouth wide open, which would be impossible for the physical body to maintain, as the boy inside the car is slumped forward on the front passenger seat. In addition, it appears that there is side to side movement of the face caught in the photograph.  
▪ The dynamic facial pose and side to side motion argues against the photograph being the result of a double exposure or other malfunction of the camera.
▪ The existence of an energy or spirit body that reflects our physical appearance is also supported by observations made in the field of Instrumental Trans-Communication, in which spirit beings communicate to human beings through electronic devices, such a televisions, telephones, etc..  When spirit beings have transmitted images of themselves from the spirit world, they are observed to have spirit bodies that resemble their physical bodies when they were alive.
On Beauty
▪ On the subject of beauty, it appears that any particular facial architecture can be perceived as beautiful or handsome. The perception of beauty largely depends on factors such as complexion and physique.
▪ For example, a woman in one incarnation may be tall, thin, have wonderful skin, a perfect smile and a toned body. Due to these factors and their effect on her appearance, this woman may become a celebrated fashion model or beauty queen. In another incarnation, this same woman, with identical facial architecture, may be born with a coarse complexion, a stout body and crooked teeth.
▪ This woman would now be considered ordinary appearing, by observers.The point is that any facial architecture may be perceived as beautiful or unattractive, based on these variables. I believe that we can alternate being attractive and ordinary, from lifetime to lifetime, based on the lessons we are to learn in a particular incarnation.


OTHER EVIDENCES TO SUPPORT ABOVE CLAIMS

▪ Perhaps the greatest Circumstantial evidence supporting the reality of reincarnation without using hypnotic regression, is the account of Jeffrey Keene, an Assistant Fire Chief in Westport, Connecticut.  After a series of synchronistic   events   and   subsequent   research,   Keene   discovered   many uncanny parallels between his life and the life of a Civil War general named John  B.  Gordon.  The  photos  below  shows  a  comparison  between  the facial appearance of Jeffrey Keene and General John Gordon. The similarities between the two go far beyond mere coincidence.
▪ What makes Keene’s story unique from most accounts of reincarnation is that Keene’s story contains evidence that did not involve hypnotic regression. Instead, Keene’s evidence of a past-life came from his own life experience involving  a  series  of  unusual  synchronistic  events.  The account of Jeffrey Keene is documented in his book, Someone Else’s Yesterday. This book details Keene’s amazing journey of accepting the fact that he was being guided to discover his past life as General Gordon.
▪ Long before Keene became convinced of his past life, unusual events kept reinforcing its reality. Through subsequent years of research and travel, Keene has amassed compelling evidence of his former life. Keene and his past life evidence were profiled in the A&E documentary entitled, Beyond Death. An independent film documentary entitled, In Another Life, also profiles Keene’s story.
▪ His story and photos can also be found on Keene’s website and the website of Dr. Walter Semkiw. Dr. Semkiw is the author of the book, Return of the Revolutionaries which contains observations of Keene’s case. Keene had never  given  reincarnation  much  thought  until  the  extraordinary  become ordinary and strange occurrences throughout his life started to make sense. Read an interesting interview of Jeffrey Keene on the Spirit Keep website.
▪ Keene’s story began on May, 1991, while on vacation with his wife looking for antiques. They stopped in Sharpsburg, Maryland, where the Civil War battle of Antietam was fought. Though Keene had never read a book on the Civil War before or had any affinity for that era, he felt compelled to visit the battlefield. While walking through a field called “Sunken Road,” Keene had the following strange reaction:
▪ A wave of grief, sadness and anger washed over me. Without warning, I was suddenly being consumed by sensations. Burning tears ran down my cheeks. It became difficult to breathe. I gasped for air, as I stood transfixed in the old roadbed. To this day I could not tell you how much time transpired, but as these feelings, this emotional overload passed, I found myself exhausted as if I had run a marathon. Crawling up the steep embankment to get out of the road, I turned and looked back. I was a bit shaken to say the least and wondered at what had just taken place. It was difficult getting back to the car because I felt so weak. I did not have any answers, just questions. I would one day receive my answers, but not until more than a year later and then from a most unusual source”.
▪ Before leaving Sharpsburg, Keene and his wife visited a gift shop where a Civil War magazine on the Battle of Antietam caught his eye and which he purchased. When they returned home, Keene filed the magazine away and did not look at it until a year and a half later. At that time, when he finally decided to look at the magazine, he once again experienced a strong wave of emotions. When he turned to a page that featured a picture of General John Gordon, Keene was shocked to see himself in General Gordon’s visage. Keene learned that General Gordon nearly died after incurring multiple gunshot wounds at Sunken Road during the battle of Antietam. Keene recalled that it was at Sunken Road that he had the profound experience of grief, anger and  sadness a year before.
▪ After his Sunken Road experience, Keene had no idea of the series of events that was about to be put into motion. In a few short steps on an old Civil War road, the line between past and present began to become blurred. As information on General Gordon’s life was uncovered, Keene discovered many parallels to himself and General Gordon. Besides the past life memories, Keene and General Gordon shared a similar physical appearance (looks, height, eye color, birthmarks, and more), personality traits, common lifetime events, writing styles, habits and traits. Both men preferred to stand with their arms crossed. Both had similar tastes in clothing.
▪ Fifteen years before Keene became aware of his connection with General Gordon, an interesting event happened. Keene began having a severe pain in his jaw which grew steadily worse; so much so that he had to be driven to the emergency room where they ran some tests but could not find a cause. Eventually,  the  pain  slowly  subsided  and  then  vanished  altogether.  This painful event occurred on September 9, 1977, his 30th birthday. Fifteen years later, Keene discovered that General Gordon was wounded in the face at the Sunken Road on September 17, 1862 during the Battle of Antietam. General Gordon was 30 years old at the time.
▪ Keene has three markings on his face in the same locations where General Gordon was wounded: under the left eye, on the forehead, and across the right cheek.
▪ As you can see in the photos above, both men also have a star-shaped mark  on  their  foreheads  above  the  left  eye.  This  can  be  borne  out  by photographs in the collections of the United States Library of Congress and the National Archives.
▪ Keene was not only receiving confirmation of a past life; he was being beaten  over  the  head  with  it.  Keene’s  facial  birthmarks  support Dr.  Ian Stevenson's research on the apparent correspondence between birth marks and past-life physical traumas.
▪ Another synchronistic event involves a written order by General Robert E. Lee on September 9, 1862, which led to the Battle of Antietam where General Gordon was severely wounded. This event occurred on the same day as Jeff Keen's birthday, September 9, 1947. Such synchronistic events have been reported in other cases of reincarnation where a major event in a person’s life corresponds to a major event in a past-life.
▪ There also exist similarities between Keene’s writing style and General Gordon’s.  In  his  later  years,  General  Gordon  wrote  a  book  entitled Reminiscences of the Civil War which provided material for such analysis. Comparing a passage of Keene’s writing with a passage from Gordon’s book reveals very similar linguistic styles. For example, Keene once wrote a letter to the Fire Chief regarding his fire department’s response to an emergency incident:  “With my radio restored, manpower and apparatus were brought in and put under the guidance of Acting Lieutenant Christopher Ackley.
▪  While setting up a plan of action, Lieutenant Ackley displayed good common sense, knowledge, training and a deep concern for the safety of firefighters under his command. A large amount of gas entered the structure by way of an open window. Though we tried to remove all possible sources of ignition, we were able to remove all but two. The owner informed us that the house contained an oil-fired furnace and a hot water heater. There was no way to shut them off from the inside or outside. Using metering devices, a positive pressure fan and opening and closing windows, the hazard was removed.”
▪ In General Gordon’s book, he describes the efforts of his men to put out a fire in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania : “With great energy my men labored to save the bridge. I called on the citizens of Wrightsville for buckets and pails, but none were to be found. There was no lack of buckets and pails a little while later, when the town was on fire...My men labored as earnestly and bravely to save the town as they did to save the bridge. In the absence of fire-engines or other appliances, the only chance to arrest the progress of the flames was to form my men around the burning district, with the flank resting on the river’s edge, and pass rapidly from hand to hand the pails of water. Thus, and thus only, was the advancing, raging fire met, and at a late hour of the night checked and conquered.”
▪ The comparison between Keene’s and Gordon’s writing style suggests they  come  from  the  same “voice”.  Keene  has  demonstrated  spontaneous awareness of details of General Gordon’s life without having learned them. As an example, Keene toured a visitor center where artifacts of a Confederate surrender ceremony were housed which General Gordon had participated in. A print in the visitor center depicted the event complete with the flag used to surrender. Keene knew innately that this was not the flag actually used. He recognized the correct flag from an assortment displayed at the visitor’s center. Upon questioning the center staff, it was verified that the flag in the print was indeed from a later era and that Keene had identified the authentic flag used in the ceremony.
▪ Group cases have emerged that demonstrates a common pattern in how reincarnation occurs. These cases show that facial architecture, personality traits,  aptitudes, interests  and  writing  style,  stay  consistent from  lifetime to lifetime. Synchronistic events related to past-lives have been observed. Reincarnation  research  suggests  that  people reincarnate  in  groups  based on shared karma, emotional attachments and joint missions. Keene’s case is one which demonstrates all of these principles of reincarnation.
▪ Though Keene has not found pictures of General Gordon’s troops, one can only imagine that the same men who served under Gordon as troops now serve under Keene as firefighters. These firefighters have confirmed that Keene certainly displays the personality of a general.
▪ Besides  being  an  Assistant  Fire  Chief,  Jeffrey  Keene  is  now  an accomplished Civil War researcher and speaker (having visited most of the major battle sites in the North and South). He is also now a lecturer on Civil War topics.
▪ Daniel's Phobia of Fast Cars:Daniel has a phobia of racing cars, which apparently reflects the psychological trauma incurred by Rashid in the crash at Military Beach.
▪ In the image provided, Daniel Jurdi is holding a photograph of his own past life person, of Rashid Khaddage. Like in the case of Suzanne Ghanem, which  was  also  researched  by  Ian  Stevenson,  MD,  a  strong  physical resemblance is evident. These Stevenson cases support the premise that facial features remain consistent from one incarnation to another.
▪ The Swedish Poet Who Claims to be the Reincarnation of Anne Frank
▪ From a very early age, Swedish poet and author Barbro Karlen had recurring nightmares with Holocaust themes. Many years passed until she became convinced that she was the reincarnation of Anne Frank, so she publicly announced it during a television interview that was broadcast from Amsterdam in 1995. This startling news, coming out of the very city where the Franks had once lived, left Dutch viewers both amazed and shocked. She later published a book, And the Wolves Howled, which caused angry protests, as well as attempts to stop its publication, from a small section of the Jewish population
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