Out-of-Body and Reincarnation Phenomena from the Point of View of Physics.

Wlodzislaw Duch,
Institute of Physics, Nicolaus Copernicus University,
Grudziadzka 5, 87-100 Torun, Poland &

New Humanity, No.23-27, 34 pp, 1978.

Over 40 years ago, as a student of physics, I have been fascinated by parapsychology, known at that time under a new name "psychotronics". I read a lot of occult literature and in 1975 wrote the paper attached here. The editor of a British journal "New Humanity" asked me for a permission to publish it, and have made some stylistic correction, but unfortunately I do not have a copy, so this is a scan of my old manuscript. Later I became critical about the validity of sources quoted in this paper, so please do not blame me for the errors of a young student who had only local library at his disposal. Surprisingly, the simple minimal assumption explanation of the Out-of-Body and reincarnation phenomena - if they are real - has not appeared in the literature, therefore I decided to scan the paper and put it into the public space.
This paper has a long history ... In 1993 I have discussed it with Brian Josephson, the Nobel prize winner. I had an idea how to make a soliton model of a ball lightning and thought that it could also be used to create a weak energy version of a soliton passing information between dying and newborn people. Although Brian became quite interested he was not inclined to go back to mathematical physics.
Without theoretical model we do not know what to observe. Without empirical observations we do not feel the need for theoretical models. Meanwhile a number of papers in PubMed appeared, suggesting that past life recall is real. Just search Pubmed for "reincarnation". Perhaps it is all a mistake, but there is a small chance that a physical model I have invented many years ago may provide an interesting view on how to approach such observations.

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