Possession & Past Lives

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.

Collection of cases of the reincarnation type among Tlingit and other native North American cultures. 

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. 

Detailed and historically accurate 'memories of previous lives' are routinely elicited during  past life regression hypnotherapy. They are attributed by some to reincarnation and by others to unconscious recall (cryptomnesia).  

Children who have memories of past lives sometimes make drawings of their recollections, to express them or as therapy for past-life traumas.

Though reincarnation researchers have not found evidence to support New Age notions of permanent ‘soul groups’ or ‘soul mates,’ they have discovered cases in which people verifiably knew each other in previous lives.