Dorothy Eady was born in 1904 in London. She fell down a flight of stairs when she was only three; the fall was so bad, her parents thought she had died. But she woke up, and started begging to be “brought home.” She began to become obsessed with Ancient Egypt, which caused a lot of strife in her Christian upbringing. When her parents took her to the British Museum, she fell in love with Egyptian exhibits and proclaimed it was “her home.” She eventually married an Egyptian man and moved to Egypt, where she began to become aware of what she believed to be her past life. She felt she was a reincarnation of a woman called Bentreshyt, a priestess who committed suicide. She herself had a son, named Sety, and began to call herself Omm Sety (mother of Sety). She devoted her life to the study of Ancient Egypt, and is well known for her research contributions.