by Stanley Richardson, D.D.S.
Research is the cornerstone of science. The rigors of professionalism demand objectivity and substantiation/validation. If PLT is to gain broad acceptance, then it must keep itself open to an ongoing process of objective and rigorous examination. It must be subjected to the cold, impartial scrutiny of research and controlled experimentation. Where no satisfactory method exists, new ones need to be developed. Results of research need to be carefully studied and discussed. With this in mind, Richardson has focused his attention on the validity of hypnosis as a tool for past-life research.
The object of this project was to investigate the validity of being able to bring back past lives through the use of hypnosis, and at the same time possibly establishing the validity of past lives based on whatever positive findings might be made. It is important to understand that even if the results of the research were negative, it would not disprove the existence of past lives, but only indicate my inability to validate past lives through hypnosis.
I am familiar with much of the more “popular” works such as The Search for Bridey Murphy (Bernstein 1956), and McGill and Mordes, (1988) book about their subject named Lee, but I felt I wanted to have my personal confirmation of past lives.