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