Possession & Past Lives

American child reincarnation case, in which an infant's statements about a past life as World War II pilot were found to match closely with the life and circumstances of a pilot killed at Iwo Jima in March 1945.

This is a well-verified case of the relatively uncommon ‘replacement reincarnation’ type, in which a child appears to die, then revives with a totally different personality and starts to speak of a previous life.

Indian case of the young daughter of educated parents who remembered a previous life as the wife of a Muslim blacksmith.

Case study of a Burmese girl whose statements and behaviours suggested she was remembering the life of a Japanese soldier stationed in her country during World War II. 

Brazilian reincarnation case in which a child recalled the life of a person who committed suicide, having pledged to return as the daughter of a close friend, who was in fact the child’s mother.

Reincarnation case in which an English woman, Jenny Cockell, recalled memories of the life of a working class Irish woman named Mary Sutton in the early twentieth century. 

Describes how 'spirit mediumship' and 'spirit possession' overlap, especially as experienced in non-Western contexts.

Lebanese case of a child's past life memories notable for the large volume of detail later verified as accurate.  

Some eleven million people were killed in the Nazi death camps during World War II, so it is not surprising that camp experiences are sometimes recalled by people who remember a past life.  ...

The investigation of cases of infant children who recount, spontaneously and in detail, the intimate circumstances of a deceased individual they could not be expected to know anything about.