Charles, I am Coke Smith, 38 years old, living in the north west USA. No kids. Working as a teacher. Recently separated I agree that Tia's reading does not prove or disprove anything, and who knows why it came out the way it did...I would have no basis for any conclusions either way... I find it interesting that you feel that I am trying so hard to disprove reincarnation and things along those lines. It must me the way I present my arguments, and after rereading a few of them, I can see why you would think that. Actually, the opposite is the truth. I am trying to prove the exitence of it all! If only you could know how hard I have tried. Like I mentioned earlier, I lost my second wife to a very rare and fast acting disease. It left me wanting more than anything to re-evaluate my atheistic way of looking at things. Having my beautiful wife simply be "gone" was impossible to bare. To make a very long story short, I started a massive crusade. I read just about everything I could get my hands on that was about past lives, regression, psychic phenomena, NDE's - the works. It all sounded great! But it was all anecdotal, so the scientist in me needed more. I then started to seek out evidence for myself - I went to the sources - Wiess, Edwards, Van Praage, and their protoges...I attempted first hand regressions, readings from the big boys and girls, and all sorts of other things that I am actually too embarrassed to mention. I came to the conclusion that they were all frauds and out for the $$$$. Most of their information was further off than what Tia read. I was about 0 for 1000, so I became very jaded indeed. Don't get me wrong, there have been some incidents that make me continue the pursuit, but everything I have experienced could have logical alternative explanations. So I am looking for more - much more. So, as you can see, I am searching very hard for evidence in support of reincarnation. The inner peace that knowledge would give me to know that it is true would be priceless. But I am too much of a scientist to accept anything less that rock-solid proof. And you and many of the other participants in this debate are probably right - I might never find what I am looking for. But I am not going to stop - what else do I have??? But, Charles, I would never intentionally do anything to sabotage your faith - I hope you and the others realize that is the furthest from my wishes.