posted on Apr, 3 2008 @ 07:11 AM
There have been no studies that show past life regression works. I'm not saying everyone who thinks they've lived before are lying - there are
plenty of psychological conditions that would explain someone honestly believing it.
The thing that answers the question for me is when you have two folks who think they were Napoleon in the same room at the same time. Surely, if
it's real, that's impossible.
On a somewhat similar note, I watched a TV documentary about the Druze people in Israel, who apparently believe that they get reborn back into the
Druze people. They go so far as to get their kids to meet their "old" families. The TV crew found out that the particular case they were following
was fraudulent, when they could trace a rather obvious connection between the "new" and "old" families. Psychologists suspected that this
behaviour was very useful to the Druze, as it would tie families together, and allow the Druze to fight fearlessly, safe in the knowledge that they'd
be reborn back into their own society when they die.
So, in a nut shell, I doubt there's anything to it, apart from wishful thinking, or some sort of emotional crutch - a way for someone to be more than
just themselves. If you suffer from low self-esteem or insecurity, the thought that you were once Julius Caesar would probably be quite comforting,
and I couldn't blame anyone for doing so.