**In your own genealogy and family history research, these phenomena could be used to increase your understanding of the relations between certain family members across several generations even better !**

The experimental research done concerns the study of long term life cycles (such as the 7 years cycles). In this research over some 250 birthdays of children together with their parents-grandparents birthdays was shown that family members with a multitude of 3.2 years between their respectively birthdays had striking resemblance’s on a deeper level.

Some kind of ‘soul quality’ became observable, guiding at the same time to a sort of ‘Karma traces’ and emotional traumas. It clarified also such simple things as deep sympathy, bond and recognition and it was better understood why certain family members in different generations had a positive or conflicting attitude towards each other. Not with everybody but only with particular members. And this was seen in a significantly higher rate than could be expected by scientific statistics alone.

More detailed research about the so called ‘7 years life cycles’ of Rudolf Steiner, (u.o. used in biographic work), has shown that this 7 y. cycle consists in reality of two smaller ones of 3.2 years to be precise, and if you multiply it with 2, you become 6.4 years or about 7 years (the 3.2 years cycle corresponds on average with 3 years, 2 month’s and 11 days or 1168 days).

Now, to proceed further in understanding the basics of these phenomena, it is really necessary to get first some ‘technical’ explanations, afterwards followed with some striking real life examples. So, please take your time to read through this mind provoking new research.

## What is a 3.2 years life cycle?

For the proper investigation of all this new ground we need a special tool under the form of a combination of calendars. Suppose we make a calendar made on measure with all the years from 1885 till 2013, simply in a long column. In so doing we get a very long ribbon of 128 years.

Let’s further suppose that we roll this ribbon on a cylinder so that we keep every time 3.2 years between the adjacent parts (see Fig. 1 where the year ’01 is just at the point of getting ‘rolled up’).

Now, suppose that we than cut this cylinder neatly through from point A to point B, so we get a sheet of paper with adjacent rows of 3.2 years (see Fig.2 as an example with a reduced number of years).

In so doing, we have created a Life Cycles Matrix ® Diagram (more technical explanation about this later) and we see on the example in Fig. 2 that Jul. ‘86 (C) is adjacent to Sept. ’89 (D), Nov.’92 (E), Feb. ’96 (F), May ’99 (G) and July ’02 (H) and form a straight line or a so called ‘life line’.