Death Preview: A New Direction in Psychography
by Franklin Loehr, D.D.
Psychography is that branch of psychology which attempts to map out the forces in the human personality and trace their sources. Since heredity and environment as sources of human personality forces have been comparatively well examined by conventional psychological research, psychography concentrates on the less explored areas of past lives, the push from the past, and, to a lesser extent on cosmic purpose, the pull from the future. It pays attention always to the crucial significance of the individual’s own decisions.
The usefulness of past-life recall has already been strikingly demonstrated in the results of those counselors who have used it in their psychotherapy with clients. It is a technique that is growing rapidly, as the recognition spreads that this is a method for attaining vastly deeper and more life-transforming results in strikingly less time. On the other hand, the element of cosmic purpose, that is, looking into the future to understand the present, has so far been less conceptualized and explored. In general, in all these areas there is a common denominator in the recognition that the client’s own decisions are decisive in his life.