Can Memory Be Inherited?


I just came across this article from Science Gymnasium which says that new research “… has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA.  During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations.”

He said: “These types of results are encouraging as they suggest that transgenerational inheritance exists and is mediated by epigenetics…”

Researchers want to explore whether similar effects can be seen in humans.  If the experience of a parent “… before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.”  “Maybe our DNA carrying spiritual and cosmic memories also be passed down in genes from our ancestors?”

Professor Marcus Pembrey, a paediatric geneticist at University College London, said the work provided “compelling evidence” for the biological transmission of memory.

How does this correlate with Carol’s blog about “energetic imprints” on Spiritual Genetics and Soul Memory?

Is this part of the new science of epigenetics, “…the bridge between science and spirituality, a marriage of neuro science, cellular biology and energy medicine.” (See Carol Lamb’s blog: EPIGENETICS – The power of belief)

Thank you. Diane


Hello Diane, thank you for your question.

The research into transgenerational memory is cutting edge quantum science and very relevant to our work. Mainstream science still does not accept that memory can be inherited.  Transgenerational inheritance is the demonstration of the link between the physical body and the memory of each individual, their parents/grandparents etc.  We are pre programmed at conception through genetic coding which determines physical characteristics but also psychological traits, tendencies, preferences etc. this is how we recognise familial traits.

This is however only one level of the genetic interface between body and mind.  Spiritual or cosmic memories are held within the subtle energy field within an energetic sheath beyond the body and the mind.  These are the cumulative past experiences of other lives which encode the DNA, our genes and therefore our daily lives.

Epigenetics is the new science which states that DNA or genetic codes are not fixed as previously believed but change in accordance with the belief system.  This is the basis of spiritual progression; we change our perception and our beliefs and this is reflected in the DNA.  Our genetic coding changes and instructs the cells –we bring more light into the body, we become spiritually enlightened.  This is the evolutionary soul journey.  Professor Marcus Pembrey and others are opening the doors to the new paradigm.

I hope you will continue to join us on the forum and listen to Paranormal Matters.

Carol Lamb