Sometime in the early ‘80s I was watching a PBS special on the history of genetics research. The program went through several centuries of founding fathers in this field and showed a drawing of one of the early masters. I remember the program asserted that his work was essentially forgotton for generations, only to be taken up by someone else something like 400 years later. This time they showed a statue of the researcher who picked up the thread and ran with it. I was struck by the facial resemblance between the two men. And being a portrait artist, I’m quick to recognize such things.
It dawned on me that this may have been a later incarnation of the same soul and that we may indeed take our physiognomy with us in successive lifetimes. After that, I simply accepted it as a given in my own world view.
Thirty years later, this same idea is being expressed by various people including Dr. Jim Tucker, who includes forensic face matching technology in his research. He has a couple of books which discuss children’s memories of past lives:
There are also internet sites, such as http://www.iisis.net/ which offers some compelling reincarnation stories with image comparisons. Another interesting site is http://personalityspirituality.net/tag/john-lennon/. I linked to the John Lennon page because that’s what first drew me in.
If you’re a David Wilcock fan, he has a fascinating look at this idea in his book The Synchronicity Key (check out the Hannibal/ Hitler connection!)