Inherited Memory, Behavior, feelings and emotions in Organ Transplant Recipients…………….does it happen and how?
Over the years I have heard and read much about people who got organ transplants or even bone marrow transplants and taken on traits, tastes, habits or even personalities of their donors. This is a bit hard to believe but there seems to be too much smoke for there to be no small fire behind this phenomenon. So many questions come into play with this bizarre phenomenon. I am citing my sources throughout this article for those who want to read more.
Where exactly does memory live? Is it just in the brain or does it also live in other organs in the body. I am sure that some of you may have heard of “body memory”, which is what allows us to perform certain tasks automatically once we have mastered them for a long time. As a former dancer and gymnast I can assure you that there is such a thing as body memory indeed. But what if it goes beyond just muscle or kinetic memory? What if other parts of our selves are stored and contained in our bodies in ways that we do not yet know or understand. The cell memory phenomenon, while still not considered 100 percent scientifically-validated, is still supported by several scientists and physicians. The behaviors and emotions acquired by the recipient from the original donor are due to the combinatorial memories stored in the neurons of the organ donated. Even more interesting is this discovery by these same scientists: The heart ultimately stores memories through combinatorial coding by nerve cells, which allows the sensory system to recognize smells, according to cellular memory theory. Learn more about this here: http://theophanes.hubpages.com/hub/Cellular-Memories-in-Organ-Transplant-Recipients
Where does DNA come into play? It has been observed that bone marrow transplants often alter DNA and even the traits of the recipients. People have changed in ways after bone marrow transplants, and DNA is mixed. These people are called chimeras and this is still studied as science tries to discern how far these changes can go. Learn more here: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3084955/
Where is the seat of the soul? Is it the brain? The heart? Does it live somewhere outside the physical body altogether and merely stand beside us, separate yet attached in a way that is incomprehensible to us? Does the soul or spirit quit the body upon physical death of the body when it is released from whatever energy cord connects the two? Does the body have to die for the soul to leave it completely? I can offer an interesting experience that I had when I recorded evps from a person on live support demanding that they turn off the machines so they could move on. She did not make it clear if her body being allowed to die was what would make it possible for her to move on or if her parents needed to move on and realize that she was indeed dead and never coming back. Her insistence that they turn off the machines did seem desperate though. Since our energy inhabits every part of our body does the “tether” whatever it may be remain between the body and the spirit if the body is kept alive? Does this extend to individual parts of the body as well? Do these parts retain a portion of the spirit of the original donor? Crazy as it sounds there have been too many cases where strange things have indeed occurred after transplants that might support a theory such as this.
If we keep a part of the body alive does a tether remain between that living organ and its donor spirit? What are the consequences for both the donor and the recipient if this is true? This concept has been the subject of many a horror movie plot. I remember one where a pianist gets the hands of a murderer and starts to strangle people. Another features a blind woman who receives the eyes of another girl and sees her murder and other life events through her eyes. This is all good fodder for the movies but are there real cases of spirit transference through organ transplant? Let’s look at some of these examples: The most famous is probably the man that received the heart of another man whom committed suicide, then left his own wife, married the donor’s widow and then committed suicide himself in the same fashion. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-557864/Man-given-heart-suicide-victim-marries-donors-widow-kills-exactly-way.html
Here are some more examples:
Cellular Memory In Organ Transplants – The Evidence
While proposing the presence of a cellular memory, Gary Schwartz, has documented the cases of 74 patients, 23 of whom were heart transplant recipients. These patients are reported to have acquired some traits of their donors. For Schwartz, the concept of a cellular memory applies to any organ, which has interconnected cells, including hearts, kidneys, liver and even muscles. These cases indicate transfers from donors to recipients of clear recollections of people, events and places, their likes and dislikes and behavioral tendencies:
An eight-year-old girl, who received the heart of a murdered ten-year-old girl, began having vivid and recurring nightmares about the murder. The detailed descriptions of the murderer given by the recipient to the police were used to find and convict the man, who had murdered the donor. “The time, the weapon, the place, the clothes he wore, what the little girl he killed had said to him... everything the little heart transplant recipient reported was completely accurate.” While such claims may appear to be outlandish, there may be a reasonable explanation for them.
In her book, A Change of Heart, Claire Sylvia writes of identifying a man named Tim, whose heart she had received. She reportedly acquired his love for chicken nuggets, green peppers and beer. Sylvia found herself drawn toward cool colors and no longer dressed in the bright reds and oranges she used to prefer. She became more aggressive and impetuous, in a manner resembling the personality of her donor.
Another young man came out of his transplant surgery and said to his mother, "everything is copasetic." It was later discovered that the word had been a signal, used by the donor and his wife, whenever they made up, following an argument. The last argument just before the donor's fatal accident and had not been settled.
A forty seven-year-old Caucasian male, who received a heart from an African-American teenager, was reported to have acquired a taste for classical music. The donor had been an avid violin player. In another case, William Sheridan, a retired catering manager with poor drawing skills, suddenly developed artistic talents after a heart transplant operation. He discovered that the man who donated his new heart had been a keen artist.
Donna B. Doey, a liver transplant patient, reports changes in food preferences and greater love for children & music. She became more talkative and quicker to express her opinions, which she would have kept private before surgery. Another liver transplant patient dreamed of happy childhood experiences of a young girl on a farm playing on a swing with her father. She discovered that those were the actual experiences of the donor. In another case, a kidney transplant patient reported an interest in new hobbies and a craving for new foods – changes linked to the preferences of the donor.
This is something that we do not yet understand. In reality right now we have no clue just how the body and the spirit may be connected and how medical procedures can affect that connection.