When my eldest daughter, Jennifer, was just a toddler,
around two years of age, we had a most remarkable experience
concerning reincarnation. Jennifer at that time could
only say a few words that we had taught her -- "pussycat,"
day, I had a book about ancient Egypt open on the table,
the death mask in gold of Tutankhamun, the Boy King.
Jennifer crawled up onto a chair and, seeing the picture,
put her finger on it and said "King!" This
was a word we had never taught her. But the best was
yet to come.
had read where very young children sometimes have memories
of past lives. So I asked her, "What do you remember
about Egypt?" She looked at me and said, "I
knows it." Then she said what sounded like "Kim."
she said "bees," "honey" and "flowers."
These were words we had not yet taught her. Then I asked
her, "What was your name in that life?" Jennifer
suddenly looked at me with an indignant expression upon
her face and, honestly, for a moment it was like looking
at an adult. She retorted without any hesitation (as
if I should know) a word that sounded like "Tentooke."
next thing that happened was amazing. As I have always
held an interest in Ancient Egypt, I said to her, "Who
was your father in that
life?" Then, this little two year old girl looked
at me again, and said
without hesitation, "Captain of the Guard...Keeper
of the Grain."
It was said perfectly, just as an adult would say it.
Then, within seconds, those special moments were gone,
and she was back to being "Little Jen" who
only knew a few garbled "bubby" words. I discovered
much later on that the ancient name for the land of
Egypt was "Kem."
is now 40 years of age, and I have never told her about
this experience of hers as a toddler. Why? Because every
time I have a birthday (without any prompting from us)
she always brings me a gift that has something to do
with ancient Egypt! Once she gave me a perfect replica
of a scarab beetle (which was sacred to the ancient
Egyptians) and said to me, "Leave it in your car,
Dad. It will protect you."
Posted Feb. 8, 2010