It seems that every book I read or podcast I listen to mentions past lives or the "R" word. An affirmation of Nietzsche's idea that "If you stare at the abyss, the abyss stares back." This from Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda. I get a daily quote via email from the book, which I re-read last year. I was amazed at how woo-woo his life was in his own words. It seemed a night didn't go by without a light being showing up in his sleep quarters. Here is Yogananda-ji's recollection of his past life:
“Lahiri, surely this cave seems familiar to you?”
As I maintained a bewildered silence, the saint approached and struck me gently on the forehead. At his magnetic touch, a wondrous current swept through my brain, releasing the sweet seed-memories of my previous life.
“I remember!” My voice was half-choked with joyous sobs. “You are my guru Babaji, who has belonged to me always! Scenes of the past arise vividly in my mind; here in this cave I spent many years of my last incarnation!”
My 'magnetic touch' is a work in progress....I welcome those "sweet seed memories of my previous life."