Transplant Phenomena Suggests Cellular Memory
Ever since doctors in Boston successfully transplanted a living human kidney in 1954, and Dr. Christian Bernard replaced a human heart in South Africa in 1967, there has been a boom in the business of organ transplants.
While it is not the perfect solution to solving worn out body parts, the business of transplanting
hearts, livers, kidneys, lungs, eyes and even fingers has become big business, with over 500,000 successful cases worldwide.
And as more and more patients recover from these surgical procedures, a strange thing has been happening. Some
report having foreign memories, eerie new personal preferences and even unexplained emerging talents.
The Discovery Health Channel recently explored this occurrence in a program titled "Transplanting
Memories." In the show various experts explained why they believe cellular memories are transplanted with organs.
Dr. Candace Pert, a professor at Georgetown University, said she believes the mind is not just in
the brain, but also exists throughout the body. This school of thought could explain such strange transplant experiences.
"The mind and body communicate with each other through chemicals known as peptides," she said. "These
peptides are found in the brain as well as in the stomach, muscles and all of our major organs. I believe that memory can
be accessed anywhere in the peptide/receptor network. For instance, a memory associated with food may be linked to the pancreas
or liver, and such associations can be transplanted from one person to another."
Indeed, a German neurologist, Leopold Auerbach, discovered over 100 years ago that a complex network
of nerve cells, very like those of the human brain, exists in the intestine.
Professor Wolfgang Prinz, of the Max Planck Institute for Psychological Research, Munich, recently wrote about this "second brain" in Geo, a German
Prinz said the digestive track is made up of a knot of about 100 billion brain nerve cells, more
than found in the spinal cord. The article suggested the cells may save information on physical reactions to mental processes
and give out signals to influence later decisions. It may also be involved in emotional reactions to events.
Prinz joked that the discovery gives a new twist to the old phrase "gut reaction."
"People often follow their gut reactions without even knowing why, its only later that they come
up with the logical reason for acting the way they did. But we now believe that there is a lot more to gut feelings than was
previously believed," Prinz wrote. He said he thinks the stomach network may be the source for unconscious, or possibly even
The television show, Transplanting Memories, recorded a variety of stories in which cellular memory
In one amazing story, an eight-year-old girl who received the heart of a murdered 10-year-old, began
having nightmares in which she relived the crime. Her dreams helped police solve the murder.
In another story, a shy, reserved woman has vivid dreams about the donor, even though she never
met this person. She also develops a more assertive personality. A third heart recipient strangely picks up his donor's musical
Research with the human cell has taken science on molecular adventures and beyond into the DNA,
which is, in effect, the Cabalistic Tree of Life. The discovery is that each individual holds within every cell a memory of
ancestral history that reaches back to his or her origins.
From all indications, the cells communicate with one another, passing new memories on throughout
the body when foreign cells are adhered to the body. This might explain why some humans have vivid memories of past lives,
especially when under hypnosis, that were never lived. They are reacting to cellular memory, not reincarnation.