Louise Ireland-Frey, M.D.
Louise Ireland-Frey has been a true pioneer in Past-Life Therapy and Spirit Releasement Therapy (SRT), and here she gives us her personal view of her own ventures into “controversial” fields, in this case SRT. She considers some reasons others may have for considering new ideas controversial, but warns us at the end to keep an open mind but not an empty one.
When my recent book, Freeing the Captives, was described as “controversial” ‑ in fact, as “very controversial” ‑ I was astonished. I had not thought of it as being so at all. A therapist friend commented, “I don’t feel that it is controversial, but then I know you and I am acquainted with releasement work. So it is not controversial to me.” We decided that probably the definition of the word “controversial” includes the reaction of persons to subjects that are unfamiliar and beyond the usual parameters of the person’s thinking.
The background for my activities in releasement work is the solid foundation of four indispensible books. In chronological order they are: Wickland’s (1974) Thirty Years Among the Dead, Chaplin’s (1977) The Bright Light of Death, Fiore’s (1987) The Unquiet Dead, and Baldwin’s (1992) Spirit Releasement Therapy. All of these were breakthrough books at the time of their publication. Mine is less so, being built upon theirs and others.