University of Minas Gerais to Study Accounts of Past Lives

Juiz de Fora's research institution aims to trace the profile of Brazilians who believe in past lives. The research is conducted in collaboration with the University of Virginia and funded by the Portuguese Bial Foundation.

By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Do we only live once? A considerable part of the religious world would disagree with this statement, and this is nothing new. But now it is science atypically bringing up the subject.

The Nupes (Research Center on Spirituality and Health) of the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, released the invitation in March: "We are interested in people who believe they have memories of presumably past lives."

Over 350 people responded to this invitation: they completed an online form detailing their experience as well as their biography.

The research is conducted in collaboration . . .

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