For what its worth, Bashar mentioned in one of the channeling sessions, the ideas that where in Michael Newtons books /he named these books/, Journey of Souls, is accurate. The books are about how Earth is a school, what the afterlife is like. No mentions there of death traps.
There is an intresting phenomenon called pre birth rememberance.
Some people have memories naturally of what happened before they were born. There is a collection of these accounts on this website: https://www.oberf.org/prebirth.htm
Many of these people remembered a process of nontraumatic memory erasure, and often they put in an effort, and made a decision that they will not forget. It seemed to work for them. According many of these people they planned their life, it wasnt forced on them.