When I was talking with my sister about my wikipedia past life (oh God lol), and I put forth this issue of "when it is about a past life, everyone is a famous queen, or king, or public figure etc.", she argued that that must be the memories of hardnesses, traumas, exceptional things that one may have had to go through, or participate, that may stick to the mind... It could be an explanation, I think. I have had one dream long ago, I was in my early 20s, and I was sit on a sofa near a bookcase, and I was digging gingerly into my pipe with a small stick . I didn't know what it meant then. Now I know that is the way people clean their pipes -- yes? My mom told me about that, being almost sure it was a cleaning procedure, and lsome years later I checked on Google. I really don't know where that came from, but I like to think that it was a past memory coming through a dream --- and that would explain many things about my own stuff. And also there was one dream, a more frightening one, with beard/hair-soaked, mud grey-faced standing men holding spears or long tools (cant place which), and they were murmuring to me: nesteia / no food. But dreams are always dreams, and Freud may explain them... or not!