- Besides what is perceptible to the senses (our physical-chemical body), Steiner thus teaches that our LIVING bodies have a body of ETHERIC forces that 'remember' our shape during life. He gave some scientific techniques to make these forces visible (capillary dynamolysis and sensitive crystallization)--- but without knowing of them, science, which only deals with what can be seen and touched, comes up all the time with mysteries which show these etheric memory-forces in the body.... see below.
By Roger Dobson
Daily Mail (UK)
Sunday, 20th January '02
[so said the list I got it from anyway, but shouldn't that be the
Mail on Sunday? RFC]
"New study shows how organ swap patients can take on traits of donors."
It has frequently been dismissed as an urban myth, but ground breaking new
research has revealed that people who have organ transplants can inherit
the habits of their donors.
In one case, doctors in America found that a man who received a woman's
heart underwent a number of stark personality changes, including a new
passion for the colour pink.
The patient could not explain his sudden love for the colour - previously a
shade he hated - nor his newly acquired taste for womens perfume.
And in another case, doctors discovered that a woman who received a heart
and lung transplant developed cravings for food she had previously
disliked. 'On leaving the hospital she had an uncontrollable urge to go to
a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant and order chicken nuggets, a food she
never ate,' said the research
'Interestingly, uneaten chicken nuggets were found in the jacket of the
young male donor when he was killed.'
They also found a 29yearold woman who changed from being gay to
heterosexual after she was given the heart of a teenage girl, and a
47yearold woman who developed an unusual childish giggle after receiving
the heart of a 14yearold gymnast.
When the team of researchers quizzed the girl's parents, they found that
she had the same kind of giggle when she was alive.
The research, published last week in the Journal Of NearDeath Studies, was
conducted by Professor Gary Schwartz, Professor Paul Pearsall and Dr Linda
Russek, of the universities of Arizona and Hawaii.
They interviewed a number of recipients of transplants, as well as the
families of those who had donated the organs.
The doctors say that one explanation is that memory and learning is not
restricted to the brain, and that other cells in the body also have the
ability to store information - so-called cellular memory.
As a result, they claim, some people, who receive organs can inherit some
of the history of the donor that is stored in the cells of the transplanted
The scientists, who are now embarking on a second, bigger study involving
more than 300 transplant patients, dispute claims that the changes can be
explained by the drugs used in the surgery or through the stress of the
"Historically, transplant recipients have been reluctant to share such
experiences with their physicians, and in many cases, even their families
and friends," said the report, which also concludes that some recipients
may be more susceptible than others.
Most likely to suffer changes of personality were patients who had
undergone heart transplants, the study found - as in the case of a 47yearold
man who suddenly developed a passion for classical music after his operation.
Unknown to him, the music was also the favourite of the teenager whose
heart he acquired.
However, recipients of kidney, liver and other organs also reported
alterations in their sense of smell, food preferences and emotions, the
Schwartz is professor of psychology, medicine, neurology and psychiatry at
the University of Arizona. Pearsall is clinical professor in the nursing
department at the University of Hawaii, and Russek is assistant clinical
professor of medicine at the University of Arizona.
"True science teaches, above all, to doubt and to be ignorant."
Miguel de Unamano