Okay, I'll stick my neck out on this one:
>To stretch the thought process out even more, what of the possibility of
>reincarnation? Could it be that those "experiences" that we are "reviving"
>are those of past lives?
My current opinion, based on personal explorations as well as working with
a few others, is that an individual can learn to recognise in his or her
stream of consciousness both traces of past lives and ancestral traces.
The past life traces seem to be easier to detect and manifest when you
are young. Later on in life, ancestral patternings come up and present us
with imperatives and directives.
These opinions are modeled on Jung and Mahayana Buddhist psychology.
Certified Sane, which helps :)