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Monday, May 19, 2014

Daily 2 Cents: 3-Year-Old's Remarkable Past Life Memories -- New Tick-Borne Disease -- Disembodied Voices

3-Year-Old Remembers Past Life, Identifies Murderer and Location of Body

A 3-year-old boy in the Golan Heights region near the border of Syria and Israel said he was murdered with an axe in his previous life. He showed village elders where the murderer buried his body, and sure enough they found a man’s skeleton there. He also showed the elders where the murder weapon was found, and upon digging, they did indeed find an axe there.

In his book, Children Who Have Lived Before: Reincarnation Today German therapist Trutz Hardo tells this boy’s story, along with other stories of children who seem to remember their past lives with verified accuracy. The boy’s story was witnessed by Dr. Eli Lasch, who is best known for developing the medical system in Gaza as part of an Israeli government operation in the 1960s. Dr. Lasch, who died in 2009, had recounted these astounding events to Hardo.

The boy was of the Druze ethnic group, and in his culture the existence of reincarnation is accepted as fact. His story nonetheless had the power to surprise his community.

He was born with a long, red birthmark on his head. The Druse believe, as some other cultures do, that birthmarks are related to past-life deaths. When the boy was old enough to talk, he told his family he had been killed by a blow to the head with an axe.

It is customary for elders to take a child at the age of 3 to the home of his previous life if he remembers it. The boy knew the village he was from, so they went there. When they arrived in the village, the boy remembered the name he had in his past life.

A village local said the man the boy claimed to be the reincarnation of had gone missing four years earlier. His friends and family thought he may have strayed into hostile territory nearby as sometimes happens.

The boy also remembered the full name of his killer. When he confronted this man, the alleged killer’s face turned white, Lasch told Hardo, but he did not admit to murder. The boy then said he could take the elders to where the body was buried. In that very spot, they found a man’s skeleton with a wound to the head that corresponded to the boy’s birth mark. They also found the axe, the murder weapon.

Faced with this evidence, the murderer admitted to the crime. Dr. Lasch, the only non-Druse, was present through this whole process. - The Epoch Times

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New Tick-Borne Disease

A rare viral infection has emerged in the central U.S. The virus causes fever, a drop in the blood’s infection-fighting white cells and a reduction in the blood’s clot-making platelets.

The virus is called Heartland disease — its name honors the Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Mo., where the first men infected with the virus were treated. The disease was first noticed in June 2009, when two Missouri farmers came to the hospital with severe flu-like symptoms.

Some early cases were reported by Digital Journal earlier in the year. New reports indicated that cases have risen, and there have now been eight confirmed cases.

The virus causes headaches, nausea, high fevers, diarrhea and gut-distress. Blood tests indicate low white-blood-cell counts. The disease appears to be spread by ticks. Through field studies conducted in 2012, researchers identified Lone Star ticks as the way by which the virus was spread, with evidence pointing to their larval blood meal as the time of infection. - DigitalJournal


I recently received the following email from a reader in reference to prevention of Deer Ticks (Lyme Disease):

I thought that I'd pass this along, as the wooded areas that we frequent contain Deer Ticks. I personally like to treat my clothes with Sawyers Permethrin. Seems to work very well. This is not to be used on your skin however. Just clothing. I've been told that this 'homemade' treatment (below) works effectively on skin and hair, although I've not tried it yet.

"In a spray bottle, mix 2 cups of distilled white vinegar and 1 cup of water. To make a scented solution so you do not smell like bitter vinegar all day, add 20 drops of your favorite essential oil or bath oil. Eucalyptus oil is a calm, soothing scent that also works as a tick repellent, while peppermint and citrus oils give off a strong crisp scent that also repel ticks. After mixing the solution, spray onto clothing, skin, and hair before going outdoors. Reapply every four hours to keep ticks at bay."

Be safe.



Disembodied Voices

Mr. Strickler, you recently noted in the blog about the high number of stories / accounts you receive from the state of Ohio, so I thought I'd add my own to the list.

My aunt owns and lives in a house along Main Street in Lebanon, OH. The house is probably early 20th century and in reasonably good shape. My aunt and uncle purchased it in the late '90s. In 2009 I was living with them temporarily. One night while they were out running errands, I sat in a front room that faced the street. I was browsing the web when I became conscious of a low level conversation coming from outside. I thought that my aunt and uncle had returned and were unloading groceries. I went outside to help them only to find nothing whatsoever - no people, no traffic, just a still, dark October night. I went back inside and in a few minutes, more low level conversation from outside. I sat and listened for a few minutes, to make certain what I was hearing was definitely voices. While I couldn't make out any distinct words, phrases, etc., I was certain it was human conversation I was hearing. I went back outside quickly and quietly, thinking that maybe kids were outside and up to something. Again, only a still night with just the street lamps providing light. I made a quick circuit of the house and found no one.

A few months later I was home alone again and in the basement doing laundry. I was off work and it was early afternoon. I heard the back door open and close and footsteps distinctly walk across the kitchen floor and into the living room. I thought either my aunt or uncle had come home from work early and went upstairs to see them- to again find nothing. The house was empty except for the two small dogs we kept, neither of whom could open the doors or were heavy enough to make the distinctly human footsteps I had heard. My uncle has since passed away but I asked my aunt recently if she'd heard these sort of noises. She just laughed, waved her hand and said "Oh, all the time!" Apparently the noises are as far as the anomaly goes. Not a real thrilling ghost story, I know, but one to add to your archives. JP



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