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What Year Is Your Soul From?
by Steven Miller

If you've always felt like your soul was connected to a time in the past, there might be a very good reason why you have that sensation. Perhaps you have memories that don't seem to be from your current lifetime. Maybe you can recall people and places that have long ago faded into history. We're not talking about something you might learn from reading a book; we're referring to a feeling that you were actually there.

If you watch every show or movie that has anything at all to do with Ancient Egypt, that might be a sign that you are an old soul. If your connections and interests go back long before the shift from BC to AD, it seems likely that your soul has been around on this planet for thousands of years and a great many lifetimes.

If you're more drawn to people and places in more recent times, you might just be a new arrival onto this plane of existence. This would show up in a deep affinity for the scientific method and a deep interest in everything to do with the Industrial Revolution and beyond.

Step into our time machine, and let's find out the specific year that was your soul's time to shine.

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How much do you know about how car engines work? And how much do you know about how the English language works? And what about how guns work? How much do you know? Lucky for you, HowStuffWorks is about more than providing great answers about how the world works. We are also here to bring joy to your day with fun quizzes, compelling photography and fascinating listicles. Some of our content is about how stuff works. Some is about how much you know about how stuff works. And some is just for fun! Because, well, did you know that having fun is an important part of how your brain works? Well, it is! So keep reading!