“Listen to the voices, feelings, sights and experiences of our ancestors. Their lives, joys and fears are within us.” —Judith Land, author & adoptee
Theories that suggest that we can tap into the deep nature of DNA to uncover ancient memories are not new. Does our DNA helix hold important memories of our ancestors, past lives and reincarnation? In the 1960s, psychological researchers claimed that there are keys that unlock our DNA, revealing experiences of generations of our relatives who lived long before our present time. William Hurt in the 1988 movie Altered States dives deep into his consciousness and genetic roots to relive ancient experiences of his ancestors.
Our physical appearance is determined by the combination of DNA from our mother and father and researchers are now confirming that certain diseases and disorders have direct links to our DNA. Our IQ and aptitudes, musical skills, athletic ability, even our psychological and emotional traits are significantly programed by the DNA within us. Experiences necessary for survival of our species are passed on to subsequent generations through DNA and the unconscious instinct that results. As scientists learn to better understand the information contained in our human genomes, they will get better at predicting how genes influence the development of physical and mental traits and even behaviors. By looking at the genome of a human—or a close human relative—they will be able to roughly deduce what she looked like and how she acted. For these reasons, individuals who are orphaned, fostered, and adopted may want to enthusiastically pursue a more comprehensive self-identity through ancestral research.