Pregnant mothers sometimes dream about their baby’s past lives. An American woman, Martha, told me that when she was pregnant she dreamed that in a previous life her baby was a Mafia mobster. He was coming to her because she was his best hope of returning to a happier way of life that he’d known with her in a much earlier time.

The dreams showed her that in this life he needed to do team activities with strong and positive role models that he could emulate. After some trial and error – he soon became bored with sports that weren’t dangerous – he got into whitewater rafting and rodeo riding.

Martha said her son has now settled in a happy career leading groups on eco-conscious safari trips. She feels sure that this is thanks to the dreams she had about him just before he was born.