Hi there, I am new to this Forum. It is not the first reicarnation forum I have visited in these 16 years since I have come first with a supposed 'past life recognition'. And, as people agree in some of the threads I have been reading here, it is very very unconfortable to talk about those 'famous lives' which bios and studies are inside beautifully bound books on bookshelves of academicists and scholars. For me it was like that for a time, yes, but now I am older and I take no great account of it. As some of you said -- and very well said --, people who remember these prior experiences can learn from them. I was identified, actually. I mean -- someone seen my picture (with my mom and sister and aunt -- family pic), and asked me what did I know about a particular historical figure. Up till now, ok -- anyone can say whatever one wants provided there is a special interest in saying it. The person who asked me that didn't seem (nor seems now --- we are e-friends since then) to have any special interest but to 'find' this person (a very very good partner and personal friend of this other very very very absurdly bloody worldwide-ish famous character who this e-friend of mine claims to have been in one past life). Also, I was the one to sort of recognize that face before I actually emailed the picture to this friend (we were exchanging pics by that time, because it was our 4th e-mail since we have met on a forum about that very very very absurdly bloody worldwide-ish famous character....). When the paper photograph came to my hands at my aunt's house (it belongs to my aunt's albums) it was the first time I had seen it, and when I looked at it I thought to myself: "OMG, I am looking like those Before Christ people in this pic! Wow, I am looking like A.... No, not like him, I look like H, because sources say he was taller than A": in this picture I am actually surpassing my own sister in stature, that's why I thought that about heights. SO that was how I first 'recognized' that past life face. By the way, when I got my friend's pic, I didnt recognize her. But the little stories she'd tell me about our lives together back then, those did dangerously grab at my guts and embarrass me to such an extent -- like hiting the head of the nail on my very own hidden stuff -- the stuff that plays in the realms of the mind alone. I actually never ever told her about my deep understanding (you know, I didn't want to encourage her): she is an Hindu, and therefore is used to the reincarnation subject, I guess. So, if you cared to read my story, I would like to have some experienced thoughts on the subject of recognitions by ourselves and by someone else on looking at the same face. Would that be a 'proof positive'? (not that it matters any longer, but then...).