I have been wondering about this as of late, whether genetic memory plays a role in some "memories" that we think are memories from a past life...? Does anyone have any thoughts on this, or have you come across any research,have any opinions about the subject? I wonder because while researching my family tree, I have found most of my ancestors come from Germany & England, & I have many "memories" of both, from early childhood. Could this be a DNA "thing", or actual past life memories? I have had many strong "Nazi" memories that I remember having sine I was a very little girl, & much later, in early adulthood, found out my paternal grandfather ( my dad has no memory of him, as his mother divorced him during the war & remarried an American soldier) WAS a Nazi. How could one know whether this sort of thing is a true past life memory, or memories somehow passed through DNA? Makes me think of butterfly migration, how do they KNOW where to migrate? Certainly the momma & papa butterflies don't teach the larvae. They just "know", & similar situations in nature, things passed on generation to generation. Could it be the same w/ humans?