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The Reincarnation Case of Nasir Alev | Nasir Toksoz
which will be held in, Kusadasi, Turkey, October 20-22, 2011
Article by Walter Semkiw, MD
The Life of Nasir Alev and his Death from Tetanus
Nasir Alev lived in the village of Yukari Ekinci, which is 10 kilometers or miles from Antakya. Nasir was known as a very pious and religious man. With his wife, Esma, he had 5 children, four sons named Salih, Hasan, Zahir and Necim, and a daughter named Elmas. Nasir was a farmer who owned olive orchards, which were located a few kilometers outside of the village.
When he was about 70 years old, he fell down stone steps at the front of his house. The steps were under a balcony. When he fell, Nasir hit his head on a stone, injuring his forehead and nose. Blood was observed flowing from his nose.
After a few days, his condition worsened and he was unable to speak. Nasir was taken to the Government Hospital in Antakya, where it was found that he could not open his jaws, which made his unable to eat. He died on August 21, 1960 at 10:30 in the morning. The cause of death was determined to be tetanus.
An Announcing Dream
Mehmet Toksoz was also a farmer who lived in the village of Yukari Ekinci. On the night of August 20, 1960, he had a dream in which Nasir Alev came to him. Mehmet knew Nasir as an acquaintance, as they had adjoining olive groves that were located a few kilometers from the village. Their homes in Yukari Ekinci were about 300 meters apart. Though they knew of each other, they were not close friends.
In the dream Nasir told Mehmet, “I am coming to stay with you.” (1)
Mehmet interpreted the dream meant to mean that Nasir would be reincarnated as his son. Medina, his wife, happened to be nine months pregnant at the time. In the dream, Mehmet swore that he would give the expected child the same first name, Nasir.
At the time that Mehmet had this dream, Nasir Alev was still alive in the Government Hospital in Antakya. He would die the following morning of August 21, 1960 at 10:30. Mehmet did not know that Nasir was ill or dying.
Little Nasir Toksoz Remembers Dying from Head Trauma and that He Had a Son in Belgium
In the morning of August 21, 1960, the morning after Mehmet had his dream, a son was born to Mehmet and Medina. As he promised, Mehmet called the boy Nasir.
When Nasir Toksoz was between two and three years old, his mother went from their house to the village fountain to get water. When she returned, she observed Nasir sitting in their garden talking to himself. She stood quietly, in a way that Nasir could not see her, so she could listen to what he was saying.
Over and over again, Nasir said, “My son has gone to Belgium.” (2)
Medina then came up to Nasir and asked him, “Why are you speaking like that? Do you have sons?” (3)
Nasir said that he did and he named the four sons and one daughter that he remembered having in a past lifetime.
Nasir continued to give detailed information about his past lifetime to is parents. He said that in this prior incarnation, his name was also Nasir and that his wife was named Esma. Nasir said that his son’s names were Salih, Hasan, Zahir and Necim, and that he had a daughter named Elmas. Nasir said that his son Hasan was in Belgium. All these statements were correct for the family of Nasir Alev.
Nasir reported that he died after he fell down and he hit his head on a stone, which was correct. He also said that he had fallen from a balcony, though he may have been trying to communicate that that he had fallen under a balcony, which would have been an accurate statement.
Later on, little Nasir was able to point out the steps at the Alev home where he remembered falling down and hitting his head. His identification of the steps was accurate.
Nasir said that after he died and before he reincarnated, he appeared before God and gave an account of his life and conduct to God.
Nasir Toksoz Meets his Past Life Daughter and Leads her to his Past Life Home
When Nasir was between three and four years old, his mother took him to see her husband, Mehmet, who was working a few kilometers away in their olive orchard. The adjacent olive orchard was owned by the Aliv family. Once there, Nasir spontaneously recognized Elmas Alev, the daughter of Nasir Alev.
Little Nasir ran up to Elmas and said, “You are my daughter.” (4)
Elmas then asked Nasir, “Who are you?” (5)
Nasir replied, “I am your father.” (6)
Elmas then said that if Nasir was her father, he should be able to find her home in the village. Nasir then did this, leading Elmas back to the village along the main road, then turning and walking up small, hidden lanes directly to the Aliv home. On the way to the Alev house, little Nasir recognized people and places related to Nasir Alev.
Once at the Alev house, Nasir said, “This house is mine.” (7)
Near the Alev house, Esma, Nasir Alev’s widow, was standing with a group of other people. Without any assistance in making the recognition, little Nasir went up to Esma and said:
“You are my wife.” (8)
Nasir then went into the house and pointed out the location where he, as Nasir Alev, slept, which was an accurate identification.
Ian Stevenson retraced the path to the Alev home and noted that the house is not visible from the road and that Nasir’s ability to find it via the small lanes was an impressive feat.
This is reminiscent of the case of Anne Frank | Barbro Karlen, as Barbro, at ten years of age, was able to lead her parents from their hotel in Amsterdam directly to the Anne Frank House, even though Barbro had never been to Amsterdam before. The Anne Frank | Barbro Karlen case is very important as it shows that facial features and talents can remain the consistent from one lifetime to another, though religion and nationality can change from one incarnation to another.
Nasir Recognizes his Past Life Son, Zahir
Nasir Alev’s son, Zahir, was not present when Nasir found the Alev home. Later on, when Nasir and his mother, Medina, were on a village street, Medina noticed Zahir. She pointed to Zahir and asked Nasir, “Do you know your son.” (9) 332
Nasir replied, “There is my son Zahir.” (10)
Nasir Frequently Visits his Past Life Home
Once Nasir found the Alev family home, he would visit frequently. His past life family members would give him gifts, demonstrating their affection for Nasir and their apparent belief that he was indeed the reincarnation of their father.
It was noted that little Nasir would often run away from the Toksoz home to go the Aliv house without telling anyone. His father said that at times, he would stay for days at his past life residence. Nasir continued to visit the Alev home until he was at least 12 years of age.
In the Rashid Khaddege | Daniel Jurdi case, in adulthood, Daniel would visit his past life family once a month, where they kept a cot for him so that he could stay with them. Attachment to members of one’s past life family is frequently observed in reincarnation cases. The Rashid Kaddege | Daniel Jurdi case is also important as it shows that facial features can remain consistent from one incarnation to another.
A Phobia of Falling
Medina Toksoz, Nasir’s mother, observed that Nasir had a fear of high places, apparently related to having died from a fall in his prior incarnation.
This compelling reincarnation case, if accepted, demonstrates the following features:
Geographic Memory: Little Nasir was able to lead Elmas, his past life daughter, from the olive grove owned by Nasir Alev to the home of Nasir Toksoz, which was several kilometers away. Ian Stevenson noted that the Alev house was not visible from the main road and that getting there involved traveling along small, obscure lanes. Stevenson found Nasir’s ability to find his past life residence impressive.
Relationships Renewed through Reincarnation: Nasir Alev was reincarnated in the Toksoz family, who lived 300 meters from the Alev home, which allowed Nasir Toksoz to find his past life family. As such, this is a proximity reincarnation case, where a soul reincarnates nearby the past life family to allow a reunion to take place.
Phobia from a Past Incarnation: Nasir’s mother noted that Nasir had a fear of high places, which may have stemmed from the fall that ended the life of Nasir Alev.
Split Incarnation: Nasir Toksoz was born on the same morning that Nasir Alev died. As such, if it is assumed that the soul is involved in the development of the fetus, then the soul of Nasir Alev was animating the fetus of Nasir Toksoz for the entire nine months of gestation, while Nasir Alev was still alive.
Please note that the image provided at the top of this page is not of Nasir Alev, but of another individual suffering from tetanus.
Note to Readers Regarding Reincarnation Cases researched by Ian Stevenson, MD, at the University of Virginia, on the IISIS web site:
Ian Stevenson cases are presented on the IISIS web site in story form for clarity. For those interested in the multiple witnesses interviewed for each case and their corresponding testimony, please refer to the original reports written by Dr. Ian Stevenson.
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