609. Jim Tucker

Dr. Jim Tucker is the Bonner-Lowry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. He is Director of the UVA Division of Perceptual Studies, where he is continuing the work of Ian Stevenson with children who report memories of previous lives. He is the author of Before: Children’s Memories of Previous Lives, a new 2-in-1 edition of his books Life Before Life: A Scientific Investigation of Children’s Memories of Previous Lives and Return to Life: Extraordinary Cases of Children Who Remember Past Lives, which together have been translated into twenty languages.

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Interview recorded July 31, 2021.

YouTube Video Chapters:

  • 00:00:00 – Introduction to Buddha at the Gas Pump
  • 00:02:48 – Motivation for Research
  • 00:05:44 – Challenging the Physical Understanding of Reality
  • 00:10:10 – The Evolution of Spiritual Beings
  • 00:14:57 – The Middle Ages and Beliefs
  • 00:22:17 – The Fascinating Case of James Houston
  • 00:25:50 – Paradigm Shift and Understanding the Deeper Nature of Reality
  • 00:29:37 – The Value of Consciousness and Past Life Memories
  • 00:34:09 – Hypnotic Regression and Past Lives Experiences
  • 00:38:17 – Reincarnation stories and choosing parents
  • 00:43:14 – Children’s Memories of Past and Future Lives
  • 00:47:06 – Indicators of Past Life Skills
  • 00:50:24 – Birthmarks and Reincarnation
  • 00:53:56 – The Five Sheaths in Sanskrit Tradition
  • 00:57:10 – Hypnotic Regression and Dr. Brian Weiss’s Work
  • 01:00:11 – The Potential for Harm and Benefit in Past Life Research
  • 01:03:21 – Disincarnate Entities and Incarnation
  • 01:06:35 – Recent Lives and Intact Memories
  • 01:09:22 – Unfinished Business and Emotional Ties
  • 01:11:59 – Skepticism and Debating Past Life Cases
  • 01:15:08 – Unusual Behaviors in Children with Past Life Memories
  • 01:18:13 – Impact of Past Lives on Gender Development
  • 01:21:25 – Reincarnation and Transmigration across Species
  • 01:24:13 – The Possibility of Consciousness on Other Planets
  • 01:27:51 – The Hollywood Case and Past Life Memories
  • 01:31:21 – Verifying Ryan’s Statements and the Impacts of Past Life Memories
  • 01:34:54 – Possibilities of Past Lives and Sequential Reincarnation
  • 01:38:16 – The Malleability of Time
  • 01:41:39 – The Pursuit of Inner Happiness
  • 01:45:56 – A Potential Shift Ahead
  • 01:48:11 – Next episode preview and introduction