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Soul Exploration: The Next Frontier in Self Understanding – V. Ray Long (Is.22)

by V. Ray Long  “Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” Albert Einstein Spiritual Exploration is an expression of the soul’s journey. It can provide a clear path toward personal growth, understanding, and insight. When a client can personally visit their own spirit world, the purpose and reason of why they are the way they are – are revealed. As with many therapeutic modalities, Spiritual Exploration has its share of disbelievers. Some people just don’t believe “the spirit world,” or think it is blasphemy to discuss “going there;” others have gone to great lengths to prove that it is possible. The important thing is not whether it is real but whether it can help you understand your life from another perspective. Regardless of beliefs, there is profound benefit from the experience. The process begins the same as a regression therapy session. It quickly moves

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The Bloxham Tapes Revisited: Why Cryptomnesia is Not The Complete Explanation – Ian Lawton (Is.22)

by Ian Lawton Abstract One of the most celebrated cases of supposedly verifiable, past-life recall involved the Welsh hypnotherapist Arnall Bloxham, about whose work Jeffrey Iverson produced a BBC documentary and book in the seventies. His most responsive subject was given the pseudonym Jane Evans, and three of her supposed past lives are of particular interest. The one most commonly referred to is that of Rebecca, a persecuted Jewess in twelfth-century York, but in fact it has important weaknesses that are usually overlooked. Worse, it is rarely reported that her regression to the life of a Roman woman called Livonia in third-century Britain has been conclusively proved to stem from a historical novel. That would be the end of the matter were it not for a third life, that of Alison, a servant to the medieval French entrepreneur Jacques Coeur. Similar attempts to suggest a fictional source for this life

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Could an Altered Vision Exist in an Altered State? – Athanasios N. Komianos (Is.22)

by Athanasios N. Komianos Abstract The intent of this paper is to debrief some research done on alter personalities of Dissociation Identity Disorder, who display significant and measurable physiological differences, specifically, in the domain of vision. If such research has been done on MPD patients, then why would it not take place with our regressed clients who impersonate their former incarnations? Would it not be a challenge to do so and bring about visible results? “With sight concealed our psyche views our body’s torments” Hippocrates Introduction  One day during my early days of experimentation my guinea pig (my wife) told me: “Do you know why I enjoy regressions?” Why I asked, “because it is the only time I see better and clearly.” I was astounded! She is near sighted, astigmatic, with hypermetropia from a very young age and always had to wear glasses. But while regressed, and a short while

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Family/Systems Therapy in the Fourth Dimension: A Theoretical Model for Past-Life Therapy – Paul W. Schenk (Is.22)

by Paul W. Schenk, Psy.D. Abstract The author presents a layered genogram model for conceptualizing and utilizing hypnotic phenomena of the “past-life” type. An earlier article (Schenk, 1999) discussed a different model which bypasses the question of reincarnation by interpreting the client’s “waking dream” as a purely metaphorical projection from the unconscious. The model presented here incorporates reincarnation concepts by adding a fourth dimension to family/systems models of psychotherapy. The article then applies the model to several case studies to demonstrate some of its clinical applications. Whether the hypnotic imagery is understood as factual or symbolic, a growing body of literature indicates that treatment strategies associated with past-life therapy are often effective in treating Axis I symptoms which have not responded to other treatment approaches. These techniques can also bring about, albeit more slowly, durable Axis II personality changes similar to those seen as sequella of near-death experiences. Psychotherapists risk

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Research in a Strange New Field: The Potluck Principle – Thelma B. Freedman (Is.21)

by Thelma B. Freedman, Ph.D. Shortly before closing this issue of the Journal, I asked Thelma to share with our readership her thoughts and wisdom on this vital topic. The need to encourage research looms so importantly in my own thinking, that it also became the topic of the Editor’s Page. (Did you take the time to read it?) In a manner so typical of her, Thelma drew from her knowledge and experience, and penned the following. I am not sure whether it is most appropriately called an article, an encouraging lesson, a set of instructions, or an admonishment. Perhaps all four. First and foremost, it presents the reader with thoughtfully prepared and practical advice. Her style is simple and direct, the true sign of a teacher-mentor. The message is clear for those who read it – and, after all, is not the mark of a wise person the ability

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Spiritual “Splinter” Removal – Gayla Reiter (Is.21)

by Gayla Reiter Abstract Severe phobias led a young man to several emergency room visits, taking powerful medication and eventually changing jobs. He finally was led through a series of synchronistic events to Past Life Regression Therapy. This article describes his intense regression journey as well as the resultant healing…a healing that resulted in relief of his intense anxiety/phobias as well as lifelong asthma and allergies. Synchronistically, I recently ran into a man I had worked with over 12 years ago…he recognized me and started recalling the impact the past life regression we had done had upon his life. Indeed, the e-mail he sent me after that encounter noted: “It was an amazing experience and helped me more than any medications could, this simple session made a huge impact on my life…it changed my health, my career path, the direction of my life and my spiritual search.” Sharing such stories

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The Fallacies of Freud: Thoughts about effective regression therapy – Jan Erik Sigdell (Is.21)

by Jan Erik Sigdell Abstract There has been some criticism of Sigmund Freud’s work. A recently published “black book” shows that many of the cases he declared as cured were not cured at all. In the beginning he worked with hypnotic regression, not to past lives, but to traumatic situations earlier in the current life. The results were disappointing to him, wherefore he developed another approach, that of free association. Even then he failed to cure several of his patients. Why did that happen?  In the author’s view this may well be because he avoided having the patients relive the emotions in the past trauma. However, reliving the emotions and dissolving them is an essential step to catharsis. This is just as important in regression therapy of any kind, including past-life therapy. A procedure for doing this is described, after which the released negative emotional energies are replaced with positive

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Dealing With Attaching Souls and Entities – Jan Erik Sigdell (Is.21)

by Jan Erik Sigdell A workshop at the first European Summer School of the European Association of Regression Therapists in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, August 22-24, 2006 Abstract This article discusses cases in which it is found that the client has an attaching foreign soul or entity, how this can be discovered and what we can then do about it. It also discusses a theological background relating to the world view of the Gnostic Christians, which fits very well to not only cases of this kind but also to regression experiences in general. The question is dealt with why souls and entities sometimes attach to persons, and the role of the aura in this respect. A possibility to free another person, other than the client, who is not present, is described. What is the difference between a soul and an entity? I use the following definitions in order to state

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Following DNA – Diba Ayten Yilmaz (Is.21)

by Diba Ayten Yilmaz Abstract As we speculate about much of the mechanics of the reincarnation process we often wonder and actively search out clues as to the how, when, where, and why we incarnate. It seems that an important aspect of this search and research is the acceptance of the scientifically inclined. Yilmaz presents one recently discovered method of tracing and linking an incarnate client with her past lives using her DNA. She gets help with this from two world renowned organizations that do not yet know they are providing this help: National Geographic and IBM. Introduction From the National Geographic Society (NGS) website: The National Geographic Society, IBM, geneticist Spencer Wells, and the Waitt Family Foundation have launched the Genographic Project, a five-year effort to understand the human journey—where we came from and how we got to where we live today. This unprecedented effort will map humanity’s genetic

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Choosing Your Next Incarnation – Mary Lee LaBay (Is.21)

by Mary Lee LaBay, M.S., C.I. Abstract There is an assumption that we all choose our next incarnation. Another assumption is that we always choose, or have assistance in choosing, the best possible family and environment for the positive forward progression of our soul. In working with clients over the past 18 or so years both in past life regression and in life between life sessions, I have found that the methods used in choosing an incarnation as well as the suitability of that choice varies between individuals. Our state of being in the physical is closely reflective of the state of being in the astral. While we may gain some breadth of awareness and perspective, we do not become omniscient upon death. The way that a person makes decisions during their lifetime will be similar to how they make decisions between lifetimes. If choices are turned over to another

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Treating ADD/ADHD With Past Life Regression Therapy – Saundra C. Blum (Is.21)

by Saundra C. Blum M.S., C.Ht., P.L.R.T. Abstract This article exemplifies two case studies that were originally misdiagnosed as ADD/ADHD in both children. Both showed improvement with PLRT. One had a complete healing and the other a more subtle healing. It gives us an opportunity to rethink how many children have been treated with medication when diagnosed with ADD/ADHD. How many really have the over diagnosed syndrome or could they too have been acting out old patterns from past lifetimes? We need to have more scrutiny with these diagnoses to make sure these behaviors are not coming from something else. Case Study I: Nightmares and Acting Out at School In October of 2002 I received a call from a frantic mother. Her son (we will call Joe), six years old, had been having nightmares every night for the past few months. She said it was the same nightmare, about the

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The Truth of My Soul – Linda R. Backman (Is.21)

by Dr. Linda R. Backman, Psychologist Abstract You are a Soul. You do have Purpose. You are experiencing Soul Progression lifetime to lifetime and between. Through Past Life and Between Lives Soul Regression Hypnotherapy we gain recognition of our Truth and of The Truth. Presently, our Earth-based Truth is how this life is being lived. Knowledge we are a Soul affords each of us the opportunity to KNOW our Purity as Love residing at this time in body. If we live each moment and each day holding the understanding that we stem from the Divine, we will live in alignment with the Higher Order. Our Soul will travel along the path of attachment to the higher realm mirroring and transmitting Divine Wisdom. When in Ascension with our Higher Self we are constantly on the path of life and Soul, where every person and every experience is a pure vibrational match.

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Alleviating Voices using Releasement Therapy – Eric Christopher (Is.21)

by Eric Christopher, M.S. Abstract Eric Christopher, M.S., has applied the techniques of entity Releasement Therapy, as taught by numerous professionals, to patients on a psychiatric unit who are hearing unwanted voices. He has observed that the disturbing voices are immediately eliminated in certain circumstances, offering great relief to the patient. Here is an account of his experiences employing this modality. He encourages any person or professional who works with people who hear unwanted voices to consider research with this efficient process. Exactly twenty years ago, Louise Ireland-Frey wrote an insightful 17 page article for the fall edition of the first volume of The Journal of Regression Therapy called “Clinical Depossession: Releasement of Attached Entities From Unsuspecting Hosts.” Twenty years later, I find myself writing an article to share my experiences in applying the techniques and insights of this healing modality while I’ve been working on an adult locked psychiatric

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Honoring Pythagoras: Reincarnation Ideas in Classical Greece – Hans TenDam (Is.20)

by Hans TenDam  A doctoral thesis at Princeton University Press in 1948, documents carefully and scholarly that Greek reincarnation ideas came from no other than Pythagoras; not from his teacher Pherecydes, the Orphics, Egypt, the Celts, or the Thracians. And as two of the most important doctrines associated with metempsychosis appear first in Greece, and only then in India, any transmission would have rather been from Greece to India than the reverse. It is also likely that the Celts acquired the doctrine from the Greeks.  In the Pythagorean view, metempsychosis is an ethical development and memories of past lifetimes are possible. We can still live with that. Reincarnation or rather metempsychosis ideas were already known in classical Greece. Orphic and Pythagorean sources have been known. Originally, those ideas probably would have come from Egypt or India or both, and some have suggested that these ideas came from the Celts in

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Regression Therapy Data and the Notion of Karma – Pavel S. Gyngazov (Is.20)

by Pavel S. Gyngazov, M.D. This article describes a manifestation of the law of Karma that the author encountered during one of his RT sessions. The manifestation described in the article was not a solitary occurrence of the kind. This particular case and other cases of like kind makes the author believe that a person is free in his choice and bears full responsibility; in both the present incarnation and in future incarnations. Regression therapy method, which is based upon the study of human past-life experience, has a wide variety of applications: psychotherapeutic correction of behavior, psychosomatic disease (inherited from previous lives) treatment, and harmonization of personality within its environment. The multivariate potential of patient treatment is in many ways determined by one extremely important principle, which is obviously manifesting itself at almost every Regression Therapy (RT) session—the patient’s unconscious brings to the surface incarnations in which problems correlate with

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Past-Life Therapy, Astrology, and Quantum Physics: Case Studies – Dianne Seaman (Is.20)

by Dianne Seaman Astrology is a tool closely related to physics, for it is a language of energy and cyclical time. This symbolic and mathematical tool–linking both left and right brain functions–explores the mind in a space/time configuration and provides a window into different states and phases of consciousness. Astrology can assist us in exploring various dimensions of the soul by revealing threads of energy/of consciousness linking aspects of an individual’s multiple layers of identity across many incarnations, which intertwine to form the so called present life. Astrology can show the resonance between certain lifetimes–why the particular themes and issues come to the forefront of consciousness at a particular time in a person’s developmental cycle. As such, it is both an invaluable diagnostic tool as well as providing insights into our understanding of the multi-dimensional nature of the psyche and its existence across time and space. “They [children] had a

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Bad Stomach or Karmic Pains? – Joseph Costa (Is.20)

by Joseph Costa PH.D. In this article Dr. Costa presents us with a case of current life events triggering karmic pains seeking relief. The client’s pains had been unrelenting for over a year before this healing work. After the regression presented here the pains were no longer present. Therapy was done over ten years ago and there has been no more pain since the therapy described here. A powerful business man was sent to me as he had symptoms of stomach area problems that medicine had failed to heal or affect in any way. The pains were so intense that his ability to function in work was stopped. He was suffering sleep deprivation as well. For months he had been observed by specialists in hospitals. In desperation he went through exploratory surgery, which disclosed nothing out of the ordinary. Convinced there was something stuck or left in his stomach area

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Core Beliefs: Uncovering the Archaic and Past Lives Behind Them – Elaine Childs-Gowell (Is.20)

by Elaine Childs-Gowell, M.N., M.P.H., A.R.N.P., Ph.D., C.T.A. This paper describes the “Healing Rituals” known as the Self Care Contracts. These contracts serve to close the escape hatches (Holloway, 1973, Boyd and Boyd, 1980) which people use to further their core beliefs and script behaviors. The article defines Escape Hatches, and Self Care Contracts and describes how the process of “Accountability Work”, “The Think Chair”, or “Time Out” help therapy clients think through their core beliefs and how to challenge them therapeutically. For people whose socialization was inadequate or meager, the process assists clients to think about feelings, feel about thoughts, and order their thought processes around their limiting belief systems. It is an empowering intervention for thought disordered, and other clients, and much appreciated by those who engage in it. Introduction An article by Brook (1996) with regard to permission, reminded the present author that the use of Self

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Reincarnation, Quantum Physics, and Spirituality – Todd Hayen (Is.20)

by Todd Hayen Reincarnation has never been taken very seriously by the scientific community due to the insistence of our current scientific model that all events in the natural world take place within the confines of the Newtonian paradigm. Quantum physics has changed all of that, as we are just beginning to see the physical world in an entirely different light. Several eminent scientists of today suggest that it is just possible we have been looking at the problem from the wrong perspective. From the world-view of quantum theory, a new model of reincarnation has been developing. Combining these theories with the idea that time and space may simply be a human construct, reincarnation becomes not only plausible, but a naturally occurring phenomenon. The concept of reincarnation has never fit well within the framework of classical Newtonian physics. From the materialist’s perspective of reducing matter to infinitesimal particles, limitations of

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Unchained Memories – Constance S. Rodriguez (Is.19)

by Constance S. Rodriguez, Ph.D. This article reviews the possibility that the psyche travels through time and space landing in the exact “past life” to rework problems, issues or emotional blocks that may be hindering one’s soul growth. Dr. Rodriguez reviews the notion that state bound matrixes of energy live in an archetypal field made accessible in the paradigm of past lives, which she terms Holographic Journeying. This conveys a sense of one part (one life) affecting the whole rather than seeing lives as a linear string of embedded memories. In this informative excerpt, Dr. Rodriguez gives examples from her work with clients emphasizing the therapeutic value of this work. The universe is a dance of energies which vibrate at many frequencies. They ebb and flow, merge and part, form ripples, tides, currents, eddies, and whirlpools. They become units of all sizes, from atoms to stars, individual souls to cosmic

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