Child Reincarnation Story of Karakas | Kemal Atosoy: Change in Religion-Christian to Muslim
How Case Derived: Past Life Memories in Childhood
Researcher: Ian Stevenson, MD
Article by Walter Semkiw, MD, from Born Again and Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation
In a book written by Jim Tucker, MD of the University of Virginia, entitled Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker summaries the work of Ian Stevenson, MD, which was performed over the span of 40 years. In Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker addresses and refutes every argument that a skeptic may raise to try to dismiss Dr. Stevenson’s work.
Muslim to Christian Reincarnation
The very first case that Dr. Tucker describes in his book involves Kemal Atasoy, a six-year-old Muslim boy in Turkey who in great detail recalled a lifetime in which he was a wealthy Christian merchant named Karakas, who lived in Istanbul, 500 miles from where Kemal was born and raised.
Kemal’s memories were later validated through meticulous research.
In Life Before Life, Dr. Tucker asks, “How did this little boy, living in a town 500 miles away, know so many things about a man who had died in Istanbul fifty years before he was born?…What possible explanation could there be?
Kemal had a very simple answer; he said that he had been the man in a previous life.” (1)
Reincarnation & Change in Religion: A Christian is Reborn Muslim
In this reincarnation case, a Muslim boy had spontaneous memories of being a Christian in a past lifetime. This case, like the case of Anne Frank | Barbro Karlen, demonstrates that religion, nationality & ethnic affiliation can change from one incarnation to another. This observation has the potential to create greater peace in the world.
When people realize they can be born Jewish in one lifetime and Islamic another, Christian in one lifetime and Muslim in another, Israeli in one era and Palestinian in another; conflict based on these cultural markers of identity will end.
1. Jim Tucker, Life Before Life, St. Martin Press, New York, 2005, p. xi-xiv