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Muslim Change of Religion Reincarnation Case

of Karakas | Kemal Atosoy








Child Reincarnation Story of Karakas | Kemal Atosoy


Change in Religion: Christian to Muslim

How Case Derived: Past Life Memories in Childhood
Researcher: Ian Stevenson, MD

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Jim Tucker, MD is featured in the Reincarnation Reseach Video: Evidence of Reincarnation

Jim Tucker, MD of the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Division of Perceptual Studies

Continuing the Reincarnation Research of Ian Stevenson, MD

In a book written by Jim Tucker, MD of the University of Virginia, entitled Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker summaries the work of Ian Stevenson, MD, which was performed over the span of 40 years.  In Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker addresses and refutes every argument that a skeptic may raise to try to dismiss Dr. Stevenson’s work.

Muslim Reincarnation; Kemal Atasoy, Jim Tucker, Life Before LifePast Life Story of Kemal Atasoy

The very first case that Dr. Tucker describes in his book involves Kemal Atasoy, a six-year-old Muslim boy in Turkey who in great detail recalled a lifetime in which he was a wealthy Christian merchant named Karakas, who lived in Istanbul, 500 miles from where Kemal was born and raised.

Kemal's memories were later validated through meticulous research.

In Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker asks, “How did this little boy, living in a town 500 miles away, know so many things about a man who had died in Istanbul fifty years before he was born?...What possible explanation could there be?

Kemal had a very simple answer; he said that he had been the man in a previous life." (1)

Reincarnation & Change in Religion: A Christian is Reborn Muslim

Jim Tucker, Muslim Reincarnation, Kemal Atasoy, Life Before Life In this reincarnation case, a Muslim boy had spontaeous memories of being a Christian in a past lifetime.  This case, like the case of Anne Frank | Barbro Karlen, demonstrates that religion, nationality & ethnic affiliation can change from one incarnation to another.  This observation has the potential to create greater peace in the world.

When people realize they can be born Jewish in one lifetime and Islamic another, Christian in one lifetime and Muslim in another, Israeli in one era and Palestinian in another; conflict based on these cultural markers of identity will end.

Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives

Jim Tucker, MD has a new book, released in December 2013, entitiled, Return to Life: Extraordinary cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives.

Note to Readers: Ian Stevenson. MD was a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Virginia who wrote in a very academic style, as his target audience was fellow scientists.  On the IISIS web site, his past life cases are presented as children's reincarnation stories to make his academic work easier to understand. For those interested in appreciating the scientific rigor of his research, such as his use of multiple witnesses to establish corroborated testimony, please refer to the original reports written by Dr. Ian Stevenson.

Go to: Reincarnation Cases with Change of Religion, Nationality, Race, Gender or Ethnic Affiliation

Go to: Independently Derived Reincarnation Cases, featuring the Children's Past Life Research of Ian Stevenson, MD

Go to: Ryerson-Semkiw Celebrity & Historic Figure Reincarnation Cases

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1. Jim Tucker, Life Before Life, St. Martin Press, New York, 2005, p. xi-xiv

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