Possession & Past Lives

Englishman (1972–1995) who as a child expressed detailed memories of having been a German pilot shot down during World War II, together with matching behaviours and physical features. 

Overview of articles on reincarnation in the Psi Encyclopedia along with a partial list of cases of very young children who spoke of having lived a previous life, with brief summaries, some of which link to more detailed accounts. 

Noted case of dissociative identity (multiple personality) disorder reported by American psychologist Morton Prince in 1906.

English author whose books describe her memories of previous lives, some of which she eventually traced to real individuals and events.

Analysis of the celebrated Thompson-Gifford case of ostensible possession, examining its value as evidence of survival.

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.  

Apparent past-life memories may surface in the dreams of both children and adults, although only occasionally are they detailed enough to enable the previous life to be identified. 

Prominent behavioural characteristics feature strongly in some cases of past-life memory, as in the Sri Lankan case of Duminda Ratnayake. Duminda remembered having been chief monk in a famous...

List of thirty-one cases of young children in the Netherlands who spoke of having lived a previous life, mostly collected by Titus Rivas and Anny Dirven.

Accounts of past-life memories of European children, a phenomenon widely believed to be less common than in Asia but in fact less rare than is generally realized.