Reincarnation Cases and KarmawithJames G. Matlock

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James G. Matlock, PhD, an anthropologist, is coauthor (with Erlendur Haraldsson) of I Saw a Light and Came Here: Children’s Experiences of Reincarnation. He is a regular contributor to the online Psi Encyclopedia sponsored by the Society for Psychical Research in London. He has authored dozens of academic papers concerning reincarnation and related areas.

Here he suggests that the available case history data on reincarnation does not support the popular notion of “karma”. The case history data does, however, support the sanskrit notion of “samskaras” or the continuation of psychological tendencies. Matlock suggests that this is “dispositional karma”. He provides a number of interesting examples.

(Recorded on November 14, 2017)

Published on May 21, 2018


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