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May 28, 2013


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"Fearing he was about to die she said to him: ‘Don’t be afraid. Go into the light and accept the facts as they are."

That is not something the average person would tell someone who was dying right before their eyes. It's something I might say, but then, I have a lot of exposure to near-death experience, after death communication and reincarnation literature. It sounds like Mrs. Rolf was familiar with the literature as well.
"Go to the Light" is definitely - dare I say - a New Agey concept. Okay, New Age lite.

Having someone, even a complete stranger die in ones arms is traumatic, so this makes me wonder if Mrs Wolf didn't subconsciously put herself in a position to get pregnant (awful pun intended), and groom little Rolf to have Mario "come back to life" as a way of coping with the trauma.

That being said, I view the weaknesses of this case as strengths. As an investigator, Dieter Hassler was respected enough to be mentioned by the SPR, and he does appear to be making an effort to be objective. He had data to work with, but he also had the experience of being in the presence of Mrs. Wolf and Rolf. His instincts jibed with his mind, and even after factoring in the minuses against the pluses, he sounds mostly convinced that this is an evidential case for reincarnation.

Add this to the endless list of testimonies/anecdotes for believers to believe, sceptics to scoff at, and the rest of us to marvel about.

Not sure how she could groom his looks :)

"To me, this is one of those many instances which . . . potentially deepen our understanding of [reincarnation]..

Robert, I've mentioned her name here before, but have you read Carol Bowman's "Return from Heaven"? I'm surprised it's not better known. As I see it, the book offers a unique combination of credible, evidential, accounts, with fascinating insight into the motivations of all those involved.

"Not sure how she could groom his looks" :)
- Paul


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