This is a report about the experiences of twenty-six past-life therapists and their 18,463 subjects, tabulated from the results of a questionnaire I distributed at the October, 1982, annual convention of the Association for Past Life Research and Therapy (APRT), held in Los Angeles. The topics investigated via this questionnaire include the general level of past-life regression experience among APRT’s therapists, their degree of success in regressing subjects to past lives, the extent of verified cases of xenoglossy (subconscious knowledge of a foreign language never consciously learned) among their clientele, indications of physical and/or psychological improvements resulting from therapy, and a description of what past-life therapy patients perceive when they recall the death experience during regressions.
When I decided to do this study I had several ideas in mind. At the time (October, 1982) APRT was just two years old and I was interested in knowing the current status and extent of past-life regressions by its therapist members. Although most of the APRT therapists worked individually and not with large groups, as I had done for the research leading to my two books, I was curious to see if a combined tabulation of their cases might not come close to some of my own findings, as well as suggesting new avenues for further research. Since I knew that the best chance to interview my colleagues would be at our annual fall convention, I prepared an eight-part questionnaire covering as many topics as I could think of that seemed applicable.
The following are the results I obtained from the 26 responses which I received from APRT therapists following the meeting.