Possession & Past Lives

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. 

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.

Nineteenth century case of a New York jeweller who found himself spontaneously driven to produce high quality paintings in the style of a recently deceased landscape painter, despite a lack of artistic skill.

Thusita Silva recalled a life in a town far from where she lived in Sri Lanka, that ended by drowning when she fell off a footbridge. Thusita’s statements about her previous life were recorded by Professor Erlendur Haraldsson and his associates before they attempted to verify the details.

Case study of an Indian boy who remembered a brief past life as a violent criminal, a possible example of the 'replacement’ type, in which the previous person’s death follows the start of the new pregnancy or the birth. 

Recent cases in which recipients of heart transplants have appeared to take on dominant personality traits of the deceased organ donor are viewed by some as evidence of survival of death.

Some documented cases of the reincarnation type involve twins who recall having been closely associated, often as marriage partners, siblings or friends. Such cases hold implications for...

1970s Indian 'xenoglossy' case of an educated woman, Uttara Huddar, whose personality and memories abruptly changed at the age of 32 to those of a rural villager, Sharada, who had lived and died a century and a half earlier, and who spoke a different language.