Dr Clare Z is a pseudonym used by Clare Puskarczyk PhD for her writing and artwork. She graduated with a PhD in Philosophy from the California Institute of Integral Studies with her focus primarily on Consciousness Studies and on children. Dr Clare researched the phenomenon of children referencing other lifetimes, especially interesting when the stories a child tells are able to be verified. The significance of considering reincarnation may help release inhibiting and sometimes fearful memories allowing a person to become more fully present in this lifetime. Such information and research is included in her academic publication, The Child as Transformer of Consciousness.