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Life After Death: 3 Stories of Reincarnation and What Happens After You Die

Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:50
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by Katherine Marko; The Alternative Daily


Can our spirits survive death and be born again? Many people, including experts, believe they can. The following three case studies are only a few of thousands of stories documented by experts like Dr. Brian Weiss, Dr. Jim Tucker and Dr. Raymond Moody.

The reincarnation of Jenny Cockwell

For as long as she remembered Jenny Cockwell knew she had lived before as Mary Sutton. Mary Sutton, an Irish woman, had died over 20 years before Cockwell was born. Her continual dream/memory left her worrying about the eight children that were left behind. Finally, after the birth of her own children, she knew it was time to search out her previous life. In her book, “Across Time and Death,” Cockwell tells the story of her reincarnation. Born in North London in 1953, Cockwell believes she had died in Malahide, Dublin in 1932 when her previous life as Mary Sutton came to an end.


Her story began when she was a child in the 1950s, haunted by images and memories of a town where she once lived. Cockwell drew pictures and used regression therapy to remember precise memories of her previous life. As a child, she was handed a world atlas and pointed straight to a map of Ireland. In fact, she even pinpointed the seaside town of Malahide in North County Dublin. The most vivid of all the memories was her death in 1932, at the age of 35.
Apparently, she had died in the Rotunda Hospital, soon after giving birth to her eighth child. “I remembered feeling so upset and guilty at leaving the children,” says Cockwell. “There was this sense of wanting to see what had happened to them and make sure they were alright.”

Cockwell’s memories were further vindicated when she tracked down a death certificate for Mary Sutton. She then made contact with Sutton’s surviving children Sonny, Phyllis, Betty, Frank and Mary. After convincing Sonny that she knew things about the family that only a relative could know, she compiled a profile of her former life. In 1990, she met Sonny — the man she believes she gave birth to in the previous life.

“He was amazed. After our first phone call he turned to his wife and said, ‘I think I have just been talking to my mother,’” recalls Cockwell.

The boy who remembers ‘Old Hollywood’

Dr. Jim Tucker, associate professor of psychiatry and neurobehavioral sciences at the University of Virginia, has studied children between the ages of two and six years old who say they remember a past life. In his book, “Return to Life,” Tucker details some of the 2,500-plus cases he has studied through the years. Ryan, a boy from the Midwest who claims he is the reincarnation of a man who died more than 50 years ago, is one of those cases.

At four-years-old, Ryan woke up screaming in the middle of the night, pleading with his mother, Cyndi, to take him to the house where he’d “lived before.” Crying, he’d beg her to return him to his life in Hollywood, where he once owned a big house, pool and a custom-made Rolls Royce. Ryan believes he once lived as Marty Martyn, a former movie extra who later became a powerful Hollywood agent. “I can’t live in these conditions,” he told his mother. “My last home was much better.”

Tucker’s book, and the chapter “He Came From Hollywood,” details Marty’s life through Ryan’s memories. Marty was born in Philadelphia in 1903. Marty had two sisters, which Ryan mentioned often. Interestingly, Marty’s mother even had curly brown hair, as Ryan had said. Ryan was right about many things, including dancing in New York. Turns out, Marty and one of his sisters went to New York to be dancers. He danced in various reviews on Broadway and his sister had even become a well-known dancer there.

Marty then moved to Los Angeles, where he enjoyed a Hollywood life — just as Ryan had described. He then became a Hollywood talent agent where he had notable clients such as Glenn Ford. Ryan had also talked about people changing their names with the agency. And he spoke of Marty’s several connections to Rita Hayworth and Marilyn Monroe.

Marty was married four times and he was quite wealthy. Ryan remembers he (Marty) had driven around Hollywood in a green car and that his wife drove a nice black car. He remembered an African American maid, and that his wife had many helpers around the house. Ryan even remembers that his address had Rock or Mount in it. And, Marty Martyn’s last house — that fine home with the big swimming pool — was located at 825 North Roxbury.

Boy remembers past life as WWll pilot

When James Leininger was two years old, he began having terrible nightmares of crashing in a plane. James said he was shot down by the Japanese and that his plane took off from the Natoma ship. He also identified the site where he crashed —Iwo Jima — from a photograph. He also remembers his best friend Jack Larson.

The book “Soul Survivor: The Reincarnation of a World War II Fighter Pilot” written by Bruce Leininger and Andrea Leininger, chronicles the apparent reincarnation of their son, James. Iwo Jima, an island that the United States fought to capture in 1945, was indeed involved in the Battle for Iwo Jima. One pilot died in the battle, James Huston Jr. In addition, a pilot named Jack Larson was also on the Natoma.

What happens when we die?

Only through near-death experiences can we understand the transition of life after death. In 1975, Dr. Raymond Moody released his best-selling book “Life After Life.” His book turned the public’s attention towards near-death experiences. In fact, it was Moody who coined the term “near-death experience.”

Moody’s research has resonated with those searching for answers about the afterlife. His research has uncovered the modern expectations of what we will experience, such as the white light and the presence of long-dead loved ones who wait for us on the other side. When Moody wrote about this from his scientific understanding, these imageries were not common with the experience of dying. However, now through further research and testimonials, many believe he was on the right track. While some scientists dismiss the notion of reincarnation as a fantasy, there are other credible experts who believe that it is a genuine phenomenon.

What experts think of reincarnation

Dr. Eben Alexander, a highly trained neurosurgeon, has operated on thousands of brains in the course of his career. He believed that what people of faith call the “soul” was actually a product of brain chemistry. In fact, prior to his own near-death experience (NDE), he often explained that while NDEs were simply fantasies produced by brains under extreme stress.

Then came the day when Eben’s own brain was attacked by an extremely rare illness. The part of the brain that controls thought and emotion shut down completely. For seven days, Eben lay in a hospital bed in a deep coma. And just when his doctors contemplated the possibility of stopping treatment, his eyes popped open. He had come back to life and it was a medical miracle.

In his book, “Proof of Heaven”, Eben recants the real miracle of his story. Apparently, while he lay in a coma, he journeyed beyond this world and encountered others who guided him into the deepest realms of super-physical existence.

No one lives forever… or do they?

There is one commonalty that all humans share: dying. This one commonality should bring us closer as a human race, but it doesn’t. Instead, some are frightened of death and feel utterly alone at just the mention of dying. Reincarnation is generally a religious concept. It implies that upon death, the soul, mind or conscious is transferred to a new born. While it may sound like a myth, some scientists do believe it’s possible. And through my varied experiences, I believe it’s possible as well.


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  • Pgh.Oldtimer

    Hebrews 9:27  And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment:

    Most claiming reincarnation, if not obvious frauds, have been possessed by evil spirits. :shock:

  • Deputy Dawg

    Reincarnation is a Luciferian promise. This type of cunning lie is how gullible people are sucked into the occult. They are falsely assured that they will live again. That just isn’t ever happening. Thing is, you cannot believe in the one true God and support this nonsense. God tells us that there are two resurrections of the dead, one when Jesus comes for the second time and then at the end of his millennial reign. God says that the wicked who are resurrected that continue to reject Him and refuse to repent will be destroyed permanently suffering the eternal nature of the second death. That is where people in the second resurrection will return to their former state of death, returning to the grave, to the ground, to the dust they came from, for death is the wage of sin. Once the second death has occurred there is no hope for a future resurrection, the party is over, this time for good! The entire idea of reincarnation is ungodly.

    Wishing everyone a super rewarding Sabbath,

    A Student of the Word

  • truthseeker4809

    I can trust a three year old boy talking about his past life. But I can not trust a fancy dressed pedophile priest talking about the hell and heaven, and asking 10 percent of my income for the devious salvation he promises.

    • Williams

      The priests are all frauds, according to Christ. :arrow:

    • Deputy Dawg

      Demonic possession is certainly possible. It is therefore also possible that the kid rambled off some pretty amazing gibberish. As far as trusting pedophile priests, I agree I wouldn’t suggest placing your trust in them either. By throwing in that well calculated false association you have done yourself no favor. You’ve identified yourself as being uninformed or perhaps even a liar.

      In God’s Church there are no pedophiles, none, not a single one! You made the false accusation much like the progressive retards accuse President Trump of banning Muslims instead of the truth. That Trump is banning ALL TRAVELER coming from hostile nations. Nations where terrorism is currently uncontrolled and the ISIS threat to bring destruction to America can easily be plotted.

      I’m sorry bro that you don’t know the one true God Yahweh and have such dim view of spiritual matters. Let me assure you, not all religions share the same doctrine as the harlot, nor should they they share in the sins of perverts who acted so egregiously against innocent children. That was a good try, but this time there will be no cigar. God’s Church is not part of the corrupt organization you attempted to attach it to. Two different species.

      A Student of the Word

      PS salvation is really a choice. You are free to reject it, however if I were you I would give that a little more thought.

  • Vein Arde

    Here’s a bit of info people usually don’t know. Did you know that when a person dies the brain is still active for 2 minutes? And, within that 2 minutes the brain can live a whole lifetime if not more lifetimes? Scary ain’t it!!

    We were dead before we were born… Perhaps we never were born at all.

    Makes ya wonder tho. Within that 2 minutes you live a life, die in that life and then have another 2 minutes and start all over again. Could this be going on indefinitely? Hmm!

    Since the true brain really has no conception of time, could it be said that we live 2 minute lives over and over again? In the dream state, man made time does no exist. It resorts to universe time. So in a sense of reality, one could say, life never ends or begins!

  • Williams

    Jesus Christ taught the disciples about Reincarnation. It’s right there, in the NT plain as day!


    Its the stupid story that you only live once, that was made up by the church, that is the lie.

    • Williams

      11:40 Another way in which religions and priests have been used, by Satan, to fool you all, is with
      their stupid story, that, if you are good, in your present human-life, then you will go to heaven; and,
      if you are bad, in your present human-life, then you will go to Hell. YOU ARE ALREADY IN
      HELL, and you have been here for thousands of human years. Hell is not a place with flames, and a
      man with a fork, and a pointed tail and horns. THIS IS IT! The flames are only on the Last-Day,
      HERE, to destroy the evil souls (Matthew 13:36-42, 49-50).

  • Anon-e-mouse

    God created a domain of which He only allows us some evidence to understand. We each get allotted a portion of knowledge, wisdom, faith, and understanding to prepare us for the circumstances of each new day, whether created by divine design or chaos. In the physical timeline and scheme of things (creation, life, death, resurrection) events only happen once. The Irish woman lived and died. According to the only reasonable spiritual source I know of she died, went to her rest (sleep – some children do have a problem with bedtime) and will be resurrected. The phenomenon Jenny Cockwell experienced was a familiar spirit.
    The Mary Sutton narrative is too limited to make a great number of conclusions from, but she like many other people both then and now may have been in a family where generational curses and spiritual familiars were common. Then and now there are spiritual ministries dedicated to dealing with such things. Some are successful, some, not so much, but they do exist for a reason. If according to Job Satan is walking about on the earth looking for whom he may devour, spirits do live in a free state in our world. The upshot is that familiar spirits are very well versed in the habits and histories of those they attach themselves to and when those people and their spirit dies/rests the familiar is left without a host/home.
    Scripture is clear on the matter. From God’s creation of life to its return to its rest the human spirit is unique. Satan wants to take that life. He is not the only spiritual being out there and they all have to eat. I encourage you to take refuge in a God who cherishes and protects His creation. Mary Sutton is asleep somewhere.

  • truthseeker4809

    The Roman Catholic Church used to sell the “Certificate of Salvation” to people for money before the reformation.

    Corruption to its core in humanity!!!!

    Imagine they are still in business!!!!!! :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

  • Jango

    “For God so loved the world that he gave his only son that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 Here is what most people who read this don’t understand. The unbelievers in Jesus will PERISH. What does perish mean? It means to be destroyed, to exist no more. There are many other scriptures that say the same thing. So there is only two choices, and reincarnation is not one of them. Those that believe in Jesus will have eternal life, those that don’t will be destroyed. Don’t be deceived by lying spirits, God does not lie, but the devil does. You can get right with God…..Here.

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