Friday, December 22, 2006

The boy who lived before

The boy who lived before is a story about a young boy in Glasgow who vividly remembered his former life, and kept badgering his family retelling stories from his life on the island of Barra, one of the Scottish Isles. He had an amazingly detailed recollection of that former life, of the house he lived in, the name of the family, and on and on. Eventually his current family brought him to Barra and was able to confirm everything.

This is not an unknown phenomenon. The article discusses a researcher named Jim Tucker who is investigating this phenomenon. Ian Stevenson also studies this same phenomenon.

Ian Stevenson: Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation, Children Who Remember Previous Lives

Jim Tucker: Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children's Memories of Previous Lives