The Reincarnation Case of Ray Charles | Matthew Whitaker: Blind Musical Geniuses in Two Lifetimes


Revealed by: Spirit Being Ahtun Re in a Ryerson-Semkiw Reincarnation Research Session

Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD

Click on images to enlarge

Reincarnation Explains Child Prodigies

I learned of Matthew Whitaker, a music prodigy, through a national television program. Whenever I learn of a child prodigy, I am curious who that person was in a previous lifetime, as reincarnation accounts for child prodigies.

Reincarnation research reveals that we are pretty much the same person from one lifetime to another, only circumstances change. Hopefully we evolve, grow and become more compassionate across our incarnations, which is the purpose of reincarnation.

I read that scientists are planning to study Matthew’s brain functions, to see if they can understand where his musical abilities stem from. They will not find the source in the brain, though certain areas of the brain may be found to be centers of musical activity, as the source of Matthew’s genius is within his soul and his past incarnation as Ray Charles, who likely developed his talent over many lifetimes.

The Life and Death of Ray Charles

Ray Charles Robinson, known as Ray Charles, was born in 1930 in Florida to his father Bailey Robinson, a laborer, and his mother, Aretha, who made money gathering crops. Later, a younger brother, George, was born. Tragically, George drowned in this mother’s washtub when he was 4.

At the age of 3, Ray’s love of music was sparked when he heard Boogie Woogie played by Wylie Pitman on an upright piano at his Red Wing Café. Pitman subsequently taught Ray how to play the piano.

Ray started to lose his sight by the age of 5 and was completely blind by the age of 6, apparently from glaucoma. Another loss was his father, Wiley, who left the family. One of the greatest traumas of Ray’s life was the death of his mother, Aretha, who he as very devoted to, when he was 14 years old.

Ray went on to become one of the greatest musical artists of all time and was called “The Genius” by his peers. He died at the age of 73 in 2004.

Matthew Whitaker: The Reincarnation of Ray Charles-A Split Incarnation Case

Matthew Whitaker was born in 2001, 3 years BEFORE Ray Charles died. As such, this represents a case of Split Incarnation, in which there is an overlap of lifetimes. This phenomenon can be visualized as the soul projecting its energy into 2 bodies, much as a light source can be split into multiple rays by a mirror ball.

Though a soul inhabiting two human bodies at the same time is a difficult concept to accept, Ian Stevenson, MD of the University of Virginia also documented cases of split incarnation. Stevenson termed these “cases with anomalous dates,” referring to the overlap of lifetimes. One of Stevenson’s strongest cases involves split incarnation. To learn more, please go to:

The Reincarnation, Suicide and Split Incarnation Case of Helmut Kohler | Ruprecht Schultz

Past Life Talent: Matthew Replicates the Musical Genius of Ray Charles

Matthew Whitaker was born 3 months prematurely, weighing less than 2 pounds, and was given a 50 percent chance of survival. He was blind at birth due to retinopathy of prematurity.

When he was 3, Matthew played the song Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star on a toy piano, though no one taught him how to play piano. Little Matthew had heard the song and then reproduced it on his toy piano by ear, which is truly an astonishing feat. One can imagine that the soul of Ray Charles was announcing that he has returned.

Since then, Matthew has become a celebrity musician, having performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC and Carnegie Hall in New York City, as well as touring Europe, the Middle East and Asia.

In 2017, at the age of 16, he performed on the Ellen Degeneres Show, and he competed on the televised competition, Showtime at the Apollo, in which he took first place.

Reincarnation: Why Blindness in Two Lifetimes?

Matthew’s past life identity as Ray Charles was revealed by Ahtun Re, a spirit guide or spirit being channeled through trance medium Kevin Ryerson.  Kevin is the medium or psychic that actress and author Shirley MacLaine featured in four of her books.

I have worked with Kevin and Ahtun Re since 2001 and I have found that Ahtun Re can make past life matches with a high degree of accuracy.  My dialogues with Ahtun Re regarding mysteries of life are found in my book:

Origin of the Soul and the Purpose of Reincarnation

Spirit Guide Ahtun Re Explains the Origin of Blindness in the Lives of Ray Charles and Matthew Whitaker

Ahtun Re last was incarnate in Egypt about 3500 years ago. Since then, he has observed humanity evolve from the vantage point of the spirit world.

Regarding the Ray Charles | Matthew Whitaker reincarnation case, I asked Ahtun Re why a soul would be blind in two consecutive lifetimes? I myself am very visual, as you can tell by this website, so being blind seems like a very terrible thing.

Ahtun Re explained that some souls, like the soul of Ray | Matthew, prefer to live in a world of sound and will engineer lifetimes in which they are blind. In these lifetimes, they advance musical abilities.

Keep in mind that to the soul, which is eternal, an incarnation on Earth occurs in the blink of an eye.

Designing a blind lifetime implies that the soul can manipulate biologic systems, which Ahtun Re says is true. Actually, we observe the soul influencing biology in the fact that facial features can be the same from one lifetime to another.

Reincarnation Cases Involving Musicians

To learn more, please go to:

Past Life Cases involving Composers, Musicians and Singers

Evidence and Principles of Reincarnation-Understanding Past Lives

Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases: There is a similarity in the facial features of Ray Charles and Matthew Whitaker.

Past Life Passions, Talent and Abilities: Matthew is continuing the musical journey of Ray Charles.

In an interesting correspondence, note how the home web pages of Ray Charles and Matthew Whitaker mirror one another:

Ray Charles

Matthew Whitaker