Modern Science Explores the Possibility of Ancestral Memory Transmission

Science is finally catching up!

New studies conducted at Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta show how memories can be passed down biologically through our ancestors and are stored in our DNA. The Telegraph reports how recent research proves that mice are able to pass along memories of fearful or traumatic experiences to their offspring.

A group of mice were trained, through electroshock conditioning, to fear the smell of cherry blossoms. They were trained to fear this smell by receiving electro shocks prior to breeding. In two generations after this focus group, mice showed a phobia of the smell of cherry blossoms, regardless of the fact that they had never been exposed to this scent.

The article quotes Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, who said:

“From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations…Such a phenomenon may contribute to the etiology and potential intergenerational transmission of risk for neuropsychiatric disorders such as phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.”

It is more important than ever for us to truly commit to freeing ourselves from past programming, trauma and limitations that no longer serve us. Many times, when a root of a negative behavior or emotional trauma cannot be found from this life, it can be traced back to before we physically entered in to this earth from our mother’s womb or a prior time or place. Tools like past-life regression, hypnosis and energy healing are just a few of the amazing options available to delve into healing these past karmic and ancestral wounds.

Professor Marcus Pembrey, from the University College London commended these research findings by saying:

“’It addresses constitutional fearfulness that is highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorders, plus the controversial subject of transmission of the ‘memory’ of ancestral experience down the generations. ‘“

It is my hope that as this research progresses, modern science will hold an open-armed approach to “new-age” or non-conventional forms of healing emotional and physical trauma. The integration of all fields of medicine within our society today will significantly improve the quality of healing currently given to the human mind, body and spirit.


Source: “Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors.” Richard Gray. The Telegraph.


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