by Garrett Oppenheim (1911-1995)*
When I started doing regressions with my own patients, I read all the literature I could find on the subject. By now I’ve read a considerable body of it. I’m impressed by the quantity of evidence that these books contain, particularly the evidence so painstakingly accumulated by Dr. Ian Stevenson.
I am also impressed by the enormous difficulty of seeing through our biases when it comes to interpreting all this evidence. In reading a wide range of views on reincarnation, one can’t help but realize how individual belief systems can color interpretations and influence the way we gather evidence.
Then where do I stand? While I know that we don’t have a final answer to the question of reincarnation—and that the final answers might make all our present beliefs look simplistic and childish—I do firmly believe that I’ve been around for a long time before slipping into this particular body, and that I’m going to be around for a long time after I slip out of it again.
Biased? I most certainly am!
* Bios are listed here as they last appeared in the latest publication of the Journal of Regression Therapy.