Possession & Past Lives

In certain documented cases of the reincarnation type it appears that the individual was reborn in a different country to the one in which he or she had lived in the previous life.

Since China occupied Tibet in 1959 there have been several reports of prominent Tibetan lamas reincarnating as Westerners, with the intention of spreading Buddhist teachings to other countries.

Universal, near-universal and culture-linked patterns can be discerned in the dataset of reincarnation cases.

Corresponding birthmarks are commonly observed in the case of people who remember a previous life, but also other physical signs, such as  facial structure, eye form, skin colour, physique, and other features. 

In replacement reincarnation, a person remembers the life of someone who died after he or she was born. In psychical research, these cases have been called anomalous-date cases, possession, and...

Highly unusual Indian case of a woman who appeared to die and then revived, but having lost all awareness of her former personality, and instead showing the knowledge, behaviours and personality traits of a recently-deceased woman.

Spirit Release Therapy (SRT) is a clinical treatment sometimes used with patients who appear to be ‘possessed’ by a harmful spirit entity, and who have not responded to conventional psychotherapy or psychiatric methods. 

Examines verified reincarnation cases collected by Ian Stevenson and other investigators that provide a scientific basis for understanding the implications of self-killing,

Lebanese reincarnation case from the 1960s in which the child experienced most of his memories of the previous life between the ages of eleven and thirteen, not as an infant, as is more typical.

Indian case of a boy who remembered details of a previous life as a wealthy businessman in Budaun, in the north of India.