Parapsychology researcher from Iceland explores the past life memories of children.
Join Skeptiko guest host and paranormal dream expert Andy Paquette for an interview with parapsychology researcher and author of, The Departed Among the Living: An Investigative Study of Afterlife Encounters, Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson. During the interview Haraldsson discusses whether or not these memories are evidence for reincarnation:
Andy Paquette: How are these past life memories of these children typically received by their families?
Dr. Erlendur Haraldsson: Generally they are inturpreted as though the child is talking about memories from a past life — so there is a reincarnationistic inturprestation thay they give to the cases. Sometimes it is so that the child says, “this happened in my previous life”, but quite often the child is talking about something that the parent knows never happened to them, hence they assume that the child is talking about something that happened to them in a previous life.