Possession & Past Lives

British woman who as a small child exhibited an obssession with ancient Egypt suggestive of a past life influence, and who became a respected Egyptologist. A possible case of replacement reincarnation.  

Prominent behavioral characteristics feature strongly in some cases of past-life memories, as in the Sri Lanka case of Duminda Ratnayke. Duminda remembered having been chief monk in a famous...

Experimental birthmarks and birth defects resemble marks or mutilations made on the bodies of deceased or dying persons with the hope that they will reappear on the body of the next life, thus...

Claims by people remembering the past lives of famous people are treated with caution by reincarnation researchers, but verification of details has been possible in a few cases. 

The first reincarnation case to be investigated in Sri Lanka, also notable for the child’s statements about a previous life having been written down before attempts were made to trace it.

Case of responsive xenoglossy, in which an American woman was regressed under hypnosis to a past life as a ninteenth-century German woman, and spoke German, a language which she had never learned. 

This  Lebanese case of a child's past life memories was one of the earliest investigated by Ian Stevenson, and also one of the most complex, arousing controversy.

Some children who recall a previous life also recall events from the intermission period between death and rebirth. These memories show clear signs of cultural influence, but there are also important cross-cultural consistencies. 

In this 1960s case two Turkish children remembered past lives as a married couple who had been murdered on the same night along with two of their children.

Case study of an Indian boy who remembered a previous life as the pampered son of a corrupt Brahmin official in a distant city.