Possession & Past Lives

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 in writing by 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 replacement reincarnation, 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.  

Nineteenth-century American case (also known as the Watseka Wonder) of a 13-year old girl appearing for some months to be possessed by the spirit of a girl of the same town who had died twelve years earlier. 

This is one of several documented past-life memory cases occurring among the Druze community in Lebanon. Wael Kiwan made specific statements about a previous life in Beirut, seventy ...

Examines the phenomenon of reincarnation xenoglossy, where an individual is heard to speak in a language used by the person he or she remembers having been, without having learned it in the present life.