• The Spirits' Book

    • Book Two - The Spirit World

      • Chapter VI - Spirit Life

        • Memory of Physical Life

307. How does a spirit recall its past life? Is it through an effort of imagination, or is it like a picture right before its eyes?

“Both. Everything that it is interested in remembering appears to it as if it were present. Others life events appear more or less vaguely in its thoughts, or are forgotten entirely. The more dematerialized the spirit is, the less importance it attaches to material things. When we communicate with an errant spirit who has just left this world, it often forgets the names of people it liked or other details that may seem important to you. They are inconsequential to the spirit and it erases them from its memory. However, it remembers perfectly the main events of its life that have contributed to its improvement.”

Source: Kardecpedia