(Clearwisdom.net) Note: In Eastern culture, the idea of reincarnation is familiar, and it is generally accepted through stories and anecdotes being passed down from generation to generation. In many classic works from Chinese culture such as Journey to the West, the idea of reincarnation is taken for granted and does not need any explanation. In the West, the idea is not as widely accepted culturally, but a number of scientific studies have been performed on the subject and the results published. For the reader's interest and reference only, and not as an endorsement of any particular book, we would like to introduce the results of some of these scholars' research.

Bryan Jameison's, The Search for Past Lives: exploring reincarnation's mysteries & the amazing healing power of past-life therapy. Driftwood Publications. March 2002.

As early as the end of 1960's, Dr. Bryan Jameison began to study reincarnation. In his newly published book The Search for Past Lives: exploring reincarnation's mysteries & the amazing healing power of past-life therapy, he has devoted some 300 pages to recording these cases. The book is written with ease and grace, full of humor and fascinating insights.

One of the cases includes an experience with birds: Barbara had a fear of birds that she coul not trace to this lifetime. Her fear of birds began when she was 27 years old. In searching her past lives, she remembered that in one life she was a white man. At the age of 27, he lived in the southwest of America towards the end of the 19th century. One day he raped an Indian girl. Her family members tied him up and stripped the clothes off his chest. He was left in the desert, waiting for death. Many buzzards came upon him and one began to peck his eyes. In fact, he died in this terrifying manner. When Barbara finished this search into her past lives, she was eager to know why she had such a painful experience. So, Dr. Bryan Jameison again had her enter into a search of her past lives. She returned to the Protestant Reformation in France. In this life, she was a prison guard, responsible for torturing alleged enemies of the church with excruciating means. The guard's most favorite means of torturing people was to dig out prisoners' eyes.

China's police who work for labor camps and prisons should think about the lesson that this anecdote illustrates. The things they do now will be reflected in their own lives in the future.