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Introduction to Split Incarnation, Parallel Lives, Twin Flames or Twin Souls


Reincarnation Cases in which Lifetimes Overlap


by Walter Semkiw, MD

Split Incarnation or Parallel Lives Defined

Parallel lives, twin souls, twin flames or split incarnation in past life stories Independently researched reincarnation cases, including many studied by Ian Stevenson, MD, demonstrate that a soul may animate more than one physical body at a time. Ian Stevenson called reincarnation cases in whIch lifetimes overlap as "cases with anomolous dates."

I term this phenomenon as "split incarnation."  I refer to two people who derive from the same soul, who are incarnate at the same time, as "splits".  "Parallel lives" is an older term that has been used to describe the phenomenon of splits incarnated at the same time.  A dramatic and compelling set of cases that illustrate split incarnation involve Penney Peirce.

How does split incarnation work? Though we don't know for sure, we can imagine split incarnation as similar to how a mirror can split a beam of light into two or more beams of light.  Similarly, the soul can project more than one beam of light or energy template into physical incarnation at a time.

We can imagine two splits as two arms of a human being.  Each arm has its separate existence, yet both arms are controlled by one brain or mind.  In split incarnation, we can see two splits as two appendages of the soul.  How many splits can a soul project onto the physical world at a time?  As is discussed in the section, Soul Evolution, it is believed that the maximum number is about seven, though having this number of splits at the same time is rare.

Preservation of Past Life Personalities Within the Soul & Split Incarnation

In the IISIS web site section entitled Xenoglossy, it is described how the soul appears to be able to retain past life personalities intact.  

Xenoglossy is the ability to understand a foreign language that has not been learned in the contemporary lifetime.  In addition to the recovery of a language from a past lifetime, in some xenoglossy cases, the entire past life personality emerges and essentially takes over the body of the contemporary personality.  The Ian Stevenson xenoglossy case of Sharada | Uttara Huddar dramatically demonstrates this phenomenon.

One way to image how the personality can be preserved within the soul is to see ourselves as a bubble that is a miniature version of our soul.  When we incarnate, our bubble is expressed from our soul.  Our bubble contains our soul's energies, qualities and experience.  After our incarnation is completed, the soul resorbs the bubble that is us and retains our bubble within itself forever.  In the case of Sharada | Uttara Huddar, the Sharada bubble, which has resided in the soul since its incarnation ended, emerged from within the soul to express itself through Uttara, a soul bubble that has incarnated.

This bubble analogy can also be used to better comprehend split incarnation.  We can imagine split incarnation as the ability of the soul to express more than one bubble at a time into physical incarnation.

Go to: Split Incarnation Cases

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

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

Go to: Reincarnation Cases: Alphabetical