These regressions can include any combination of memory, imagination, and psychic experience. The "memory" component can blend accurate recall of a specific past life with other images -- for example, personal present-lifetime memories, as well as memories of scenes from movies.
"Pure" recollection of past lives is not necessary for healing and personal growth. Recent research reveals that even present-lifetime memories are, to various degrees, frequently mixed up with each other and distorted by emotions and attitudes. Discovering the essence of the story which surfaces during a regression, and at least a few important details which help bring the story into focus, is most valuable.