Possession & Past Lives

As a two-year-old in Sri Lanka, Pretiba Gunawardana started to talk of a previous life in which he had been a businessman and died of burns when his car caught fire. Investigation by Erlendur...

Psychological study indicating that children who remember a past life differ in important respects from other children

Sri Lankan girl who remembered a life as a male incense maker, with exact details that enabled inevestigators to identify the previous personality. 

In this Indian reincarnation case, twin boys recalled the lives of two men, also twins, who were savagely murdered.  The boys not only retained memories of their previous lives but were born with birthmarks that reflected the nature of their brutal deaths.

Case from Thailand of a young girl who, from the age of one, made detailed statements about a previous life as a Buddhist devotee.

Reincarnation may be defined as the return of a nonmaterial essence (soul, mind, consciousness) to another physical body after death. Reincarnation beliefs are widespread in the world today and...

Early accounts of past life memories show similar features to more recent investigated cases, suggesting that this is a natural phenomenon, not one based on religious or cultural beliefs. 

Spontaneous ‘past life’ memories in children are often accompanied by phobias that correspond with remembered traumas, especially those that resulted in death.  

In some cases of spontaneous past-life memory, children recall having hidden money or other valuables in their previous lives and show where these may be found.

Memories of a life as a member of the opposite sex are often accompanied by behaviours and preferences appropriate to that sex, suggesting that past-life influence may underlie some cases of gender identity conflict.