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