One of the first sources mention this gift is the Bible. This describes an event when the 12 Apostles found the ability to preach Christ to the previously unknown to foreign languages. Despite this, in the Middle Ages such an anomaly is not considered a gift from God, and prefer to deal with as soon as possible xenoglossy.
Despite the prejudices minded clergy, scholars continued interest in this issue. Much success in the study of this phenomenon has reached Dr. Ian Stevenson, a specialist in psychiatry at the University of Virginia, who published his research papers in the book. In his practice he has seen and studied many examples of this enigmatic phenomenon. One of them described the cases relates to a resident of Pennsylvania, which suddenly spoke in Swedish and claimed that she man named Jensen Jacoby, who lived in the XVII century. While her voice changed to a dull "male."
There are cases where people are enabled to communicate in many languages at once. In the 1850s in America became very popular event with Laura Edmons, which suddenly began to speak in Italian, Greek, Indian, Polish, Latin and other languages, some of them have not been identified. Obtaining these abilities preceded the poltergeist in the house of Laura, and later she became a medium speaker at seances, and she was talking on the acquired languages quite fluently.
At the beginning of the last century, one scholar linguist came to his friend, Dr. Marshall McDuff, who lived in New York with his family. Visiting with McDuff, his friend noticed his twin children who sputter something together. Their father believed that they pronounce a set of meaningless words, but the linguist was very surprised when I realized that the kids speak in ancient dialect, which they had not been able to teach.
Dr Stevenson mentioned earlier in my practice seen similar phenomena in young children, and if the adults could speak in foreign languages under the influence of hypnosis, the children freely exchange and the details of their previous lives.
In 1953, Professor of East Bengal P.Palom studied the phenomenon of 4-year Swarnlata Misra, who spoke in Bengali and argued that once lived in this country. Native girl struck amazing dances and songs, which she could not learn at home. According to the child in a past life that taught her former friend.
Unusual ability to detect the prisoner Mulligan from Ohio. He observed a strange split personality, and one of them calls himself a man named Abdul, and spoke in fluent Arabic. The second, called Rugen, communicated with the Serbo — Croatian. Watching criminal doctors argued that Mulligan life will not traveled outside the United States.
However, the special interests of specialists produce the cases in which xenoglossy speak "dead" (extinct languages), or even in the languages of extraterrestrial civilizations. A similar situation occurred with a woman named Helen, who in addition to French and Hindi spoken in the language in which people communicate with the world, which has a red color. Phonetic study of her speech shows that it really is a language in which to comply with their grammatical laws.
Experts have different interpretations of these paranormal abilities. Some people believe that the cause of all human genetic memory, which contains information about his ancestors. Most are inclined to believe that Dr. Stevenson, who believed that due process xenoglossy reincarnation — the reincarnation of the last person in the newly born human. And if children are memories come easily, the adults, they can occur under the influence of traumatic factors: an illness, head injury, electric shock, or under the influence of hypnosis.
There is also speculation about telepathic contact person with the "native language", which somehow remain in space and time, as well as experts and not rejected the possibility of contact with energy beings from another world. Therefore xenoglossy phenomenon often seen in the mediums in a state of altered consciousness, but at the same time, the ability to communicate in a foreign language can occur in humans and in good condition.
"The Earth Chronicles," Tuesday, 01/22/2013