Split Incarnation: The Soul of Daw Soe, a Burmese Woman, Begins a New Life as a Man, While Daw is Still Alive: Reincarnation Case of Daw Soe | Maung Tun
How Derived: Past Life Memories in Childhood
Researcher: Ian Stevenson, MD
From: Reincarnation and Biology: A Contribution to the Etiology of Birthmarks and Birth Defects, by Ian Stevenson, MD, pages 1906-1911
Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD
Friendship of Daw’s Mother with Tint, Who Will Become Daw’s Mother When She Reincarnates
Daw Soe, a girl, was born in Burmese city of Mandalay in about the year 1887. Burma is now known as Myanmar. The Buddhist temples of Mandalay are featured in the image to the right. Click on it to enlarge.
Daw grew up in Mandalay and as a young woman, she married and then had five children. Daw and her husband earned their living through a trading company that they had founded. Daw also enjoyed doing meditation.
Daw had a younger female friend whose name was Khin San Tint, who we will refer to as Tint. Though Tint was not a relative, there was a close connection between her and Daw. In fact, Daw kept a photograph of Tint at her home and conversely, Tint kept a photo of Daw at her home.
When she was in her early 60’s, Daw developed cataracts or opacties of the lenses of both eyes, which led to her becoming blind. When she was 64 years old, she had an operation on one of her eyes to remove the cataract. Surgery was successful, though Daw had to wear eyeglasses with thick lenses for the rest of her life to see well through the eye that was operated on.
Daw’s friend, Tint, married and became pregnant at the end of 1964. Daw died shortly afterwards, on February 22, 1965 at the age of 78.
Daw Reincarnates as a Boy, Tun, with Tint as his Mother
About 6 months later, on August 28, 1965, Tint gave birth to a baby boy, who she named Maung Soe Tun. For simplicity, we will refer to him as Tun.
Tun was born in the Burmese city of Magwe, which is about 60 kilometers or 37 miles west of Mandalay, where Daw Soe had lived.
Tint worked as a schoolteacher. As she was absent from the family’s home during the day, Tun was raised by Tint’s aunt.
Tun Recognizes His Past Life Photo
As noted, Tint kept a photo of Daw Soe at her home. When Tint’s son, Tun, was 7 months old he would point to the photograph of Daw Soe. While looking at this photo, he would pat himself on the chest.
This behavior stimulated his family to ask him: “Are you mother Soe?” In response, Tun seemed to be pleased by this identification.
When Tun started to speak at 18 months of age, he made more direct references to his previous life as Daw Soe. For example, Tun talked about the relatives of Daw Soe who lived in Nga-Zun, Burma, though Tun had never been there.
Tun Makes Past Life Identifications at Daw’s Home
When Tun was 4 years old, he was taken to Daw Soe’s home and he recognized people that Daw Soe had known, who Tun had never met in his lifetime. For example, Tun recognized Daw’s brother, U Shwe Gaing, who Tun correctly called by a nick-name that Daw had used for her brother.
Also at Daw’s home, Tun pointed to a room, which, it turned out, was where Daw Soe had always slept.
Daw Soe’s family, as a past life test, mixed up clothing and jewelry that had belonged to Daw with apparel and jewelry that belonged to other family members. Tun then correctly identified clothing and jewelry that had belonged to Daw and rejected items that did not belong to Daw.
At 7 years of age, Tun pointed to a photo of Daw Soe and stated that she was him. Tun also reported that as Daw, his right eye had been operated on. Like Daw, Tun developed an interest in meditation.
Ian Stevenson, MD noted that Tun’s mother, Tint, was 3 months pregnant when Daw had died. As such, Tun was conceived three months before Daw had died.
If the soul is involved in conception, which I do believe it is, then the lives of Daw and Tun overlapped by 3 months. Ian Stevenson, MD documented a number of cases in which lifetimes overlapped. Stevenson termed these: “Cases with Anomalous Dates”
I call these types of cases “Split Incarnation,” as the soul inhabits or animates more than one human body at a time. An older term for this phenomenon is “Parallel Lives.”
A split incarnation case that Stevenson documented involved Ruprecht Schultz. Ruprecht was born 6 weeks before his past life personality. Helmut Kohler, had died. Stevenson considered this reincarnation case as one of strongest he had ever researched. The setting of this story is World War II in Germany. To learn more, please go to:
Planning Lifetimes and Past Life Relationships: Daw Soe had a close relationship with a younger female friend named Tint. Daw reincarnated as Tint’s son, Tun.
Reincarnation and Gender Change: Daw Soe was a woman, but reincarnated as Tun, a male.
Split Incarnation or Parallel Lives: Tun was conceived three months before Daw died. If the soul is involved in the process of conception, then the soul of Daw | Tun was animating two human bodies at a time. Ian Stevenson, MD of the University of Virginia called these “Cases with Anomalous Dates,” as lifetimes overlapped.