In the course of past-life regressions the question of authenticity often arises. The question “Was this a real lifetime?” often overshadows the client’s experience even when that experience was very profound. Presented here are three cases in which one person’s experience in a past-life regression is validated by another person’s past-life regression experience; a person with no knowledge of the experience of the other.
There is a tendency for the majority of professionals in regression therapy to overlook the importance of the association between revealed and relived experiences and real events. There are two major reasons for this.
First, pioneers of our profession argue that what is essential and vital for our clients is to achieve emotional relief and catharsis and to alleviate the presenting problem. If this goal is accomplished it should be of no interest to the therapist whether the client is imagining things or truly reliving a past life experience.
Second, there are difficulties associated with the verification of the reviewed experiences compared to those of historical reality. How can one trace down events if the story is rooted far in the past when no proper records were kept? We all know that most of our clients reveal emotional material, not names, dates, or historical details. This argument is sound and reasonable and, by leaving verification aside, the therapist is thus dispensed from credibility concerns and this makes his work easier.