This case involves Laura an 18-month-old girl. This is her mother's account: "Laura was instantly attracted to one of my friends. She didn't like many people, but she liked my friend Carrie. She often called her mommy and cried when Carrie would leave.

She also liked Carrie's two daughters, Rene and Susan. I was always puzzled about her attraction. Carrie felt Laura might have been meant to be her daughter; right before she knew I was pregnant she had this desire to mother a baby again. I remember her telling me she wanted to get pregnant. She knew it would never happen, she had had her tubes tied. I'd wanted children for years, but it never happened. I'd resigned myself to being childless, then there she was.

One afternoon while laura was lying on the settee she seemed relaxed and in a moment of clarity, I asked her about Carrie, Rene and Susan. I asked her why she loved them so much. She said to me clear as day, "Mama, less Mess 'aims." This was when she was about one-and-a-half, when she was first learning to speak between gibberish, and clear English diction. I'm not sure whether I spelled it correctly or not. But it was French..."Mama, they are my friends."

Speaking in a language unknown by normal means to the speaker, is called "xenoglossy" and, especially in children, forms one of the strongest evidences for reincarnation. Even telepathy, which is an alternate explanation for most proofs of reincarnation, doesn't seem to fit here. Who would this child have telepathically received the exactly appropriate words in French from?

Two children with the same parents can have totally different mental tendencies, which they can display at a very early age. One child, for example, may have a cruel and angry disposition and take delight in torturing animals and bullying other children, whereas the other child has a good heart and a gentle nature. This can be the case even if the children have been brought up in a very similar way, and even, sometimes, apply in the case of identical twins, who have exactly the same genetic make-up.

How can we explain these differences? A mental tendency is a habit of mind, and habits are created by repeated actions over a long period of time. The fact that children are born with varying mental tendencies indicates that at some time prior to their birth, in a previous life, they performed different actions, creating different mental habits. One child is naturally positive because in a previous life he or she repeatedly performed positive actions of body, speech, and mind, and thus created strong positive pathways in his mind; and the other child is naturally negative because through his repeated negative actions in a previous life he created negative pathways in his mind.

Some people are able to learn a particular foreign language very easily, even though they are no more intelligent than someone else who has far greater difficulty in learning that language. The reason for this may well be that the first person used to speak that language in a previous life.