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The Passionate Pilgrim & The Soul’s Journey – Elaine Childs Gowell (Is.19)

 Elaine Childs Gowell, Ph.D. How many of us have ever thought to compare a journey, such as a long air trip, to a shamanic journey or other rite of passage? In this article, Elaine Childs Gowell, Ph.D. relates her personal experiences during vacation journeys she has taken and points out the similarities of both journey types.    Introduction Welcome Pilgrim. So, you are passionately engaged in planning a pilgrimage. You are planning a trip; you are going on a tour, a Tourist. You are looking forward to “seeing” more of your past, to “seeing” at a higher level of consciousness. You have been saving up your money. You are going back to the old homestead, where you may be able to interview some of the old folks. You are on your way back to the country of your ethnic roots, or off to see some strange and exotic land which

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Spirit Releasement Therapy – Jan Erik Sigdell (Is.19)

by Jan Erik Sigdell Sometimes, in the course of regression therapy, we discover that the client has an excarnate soul or even an entity attached to him (occasionally even more). It is important for a therapist to recognize such cases and have methods to deal with them. Here I will describe approaches that I have found helpful. Possession and “circumsession” In medieval literature about exorcism a discrimination is made between possession (Latin: possessio) and “circumsession” (Latin: circumsessio). In the case of possession, a soul—or rather an entity—wants to take over the body of the person and gain complete control over it. In the case of “circumsession” it influences the person who does not loose his sense of self. Cases of true possession are rare but “circumsession” seems to occur more often than many of us think. Soul entities  In this context, I refer to a “soul” as a being with

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Past Life Exploration – Henry Leo Bolduc and Marjorie V. Reynolds (Is.19)

by Henry Leo Bolduc, C.Ht. and Marjorie V. Reynolds, M.Ed., C.Ht. The following script for working with regression is a combination of earlier scripts written by Henry and Marjorie individually. As with any script, it is meant to be adapted to individual clients. The first part, before formal trance work begins, could be the basis for a discussion to provide background information and some understanding of the work of regression.   Basic Script Introduction and Background Thank you for completing the Intake Form regarding your background information. You say here that…(refer to items listed). What else is important? (Have the client add any additional information). Thank you for signing permission. You state here that you would like to have this session in regression work to get background information related to the issue of…(To gain clarification of the issue discuss it in detail; sometimes there is an underlying issue). When we

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Past Life Memories: Reality or Fantasy? – Esther Iseman (Is.19)

by Esther Iseman, Ph.D. Often, past life therapists confront the following situation: The client emerges from the altered state and says, “Was that real or a made up a story?” In response to this question, the author created an instrument, the purpose of which is to address the needs of these clients who express doubts about the reality of their memories. This instrument has the potential to provide a subtle suggestion, or “convincer,” that the client’s past life memories are, in fact, credible.  Introduction It is generally recognized that there is great potential for healing via past life therapy (Gerber, p. 399, Shealy, p. 35, Weiss, p. 23, and Woolger, p. 82). Regardless of the perception of reality of the memories, many clients appear to be troubled and/or perplexed as they return to the here-and-now. They are uncertain as to whether their past life memories are genuine. While we presume

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My Journey through IARRT’s Training – Eric Christopher (Is.19)

by Eric Christopher, C.P.L.T. In this article, our first on IARRT training experiences, Eric Christopher shares some of his personal journey and how it has affected the course of his professional practice and private life. This is the first of, what we hope will be, many articles from our members relating their journey through IARRT training. My journey through IARRT’s training began only three years ago. I had just graduated from a Marriage and Family Therapy program. I did not have to be highly intuitive to notice how interested and enthusiastic I became while reading about the effectiveness of therapies that utilized the deeper levels of consciousness within a client. The first levels of IARRT’s training were indeed fascinating, yet challenging. It took practice both as a client and therapist before I began to feel comfortable with the Past Life Therapy process. Initially, it was not quite like all of

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Regression Therapy: Harmonizing Effect – Pavel S. Gyngazov (Is.19)

by Pavel S. Gyngazov, M.D. The article describes a session of a particular kind of regression therapy. Its purpose is deduction of the patient from the state of depression caused by the loss of the close person. Living through the life in the last embodiment, through subsequent death and metamorphosis of the Soul after death expands the boundaries of experience of current life. This reliving also changes a system of values, produces a harmonizing effect for the soul and provides conditions for social rehabilitation of the person. I want to offer you an example of regression therapy, which visually illustrates the depth and force of the effect of the realized reincarnation on a person’s mentality. A woman morally and psychologically depressed after the tragic death of her husband with whom she had lived in a happy marriage for more than 20 years addressed me. Her complaints were a loss of

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Flowers to the Rescue – Djuna Wojton (Is.19)

by Djuna Wojton Here we have Wojton illustrate how the energy of flower essences, the “plant signature”, can aid in Past Life Regression work. A brief background on flower essences and two examples of their use are included here. As a trained hypnotherapist, herbalist and shaman, I have incorporated the therapeutic qualities of plants in my past life therapy practice. I have been using flower essences as healing helpers since the mid-eighties with outstanding results. Flower essences can enhance the regression process. People who are very resistant or apprehensive find it easier to relax and be open to inner guidance, when they take a remedy before the regression. In group sessions, the essences act as an all-purpose helper to aid individuals access wisdom from past lives. People who were new to hypnosis or any form of relaxation technique found it easy to quiet their minds to experience a deeper reality

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Astrology and Past Life Therapy – Bert Esser (Is.19)

by Bert Esser  I intend this article to be an example of the way in which we can combine the two disciplines: “past life therapy and astrology.” 1) On the one side, as we know, past life therapy makes use of an energy that is stored in our so-called cell memory system. Karma determines the direction of our successive reincarnations and the content of every new incarnation. 2) On the other side, we have astrology, which expresses our cosmic interdependence through the birth chart. The horoscope is the blue print of our capacities, abilities and the pattern of our psychic power. This builds up during previous lives, so we can consider the present horoscope as the last link of a bigger development through many lifetimes. I always compare one life, and its corresponding horoscope, with one shot in a long film of the individual’s whole existence. In this way, the

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A Changing Perspective on Emotions in Regression Therapy – Hans TenDam (Is.19)

by Hans TenDam, C.P.L.T. Here, TenDam relates how his views of the roles of emotions in regression therapy have evolved over time. He proposes that negative emotions have a proper and working place in our human experience and uses parts of sessions as illustrations of this point. He defines emotions in many different ways, such as communication, information, and states of being. In my first years as a regression therapist, the role of emotions seemed clear-cut. Emotions were used to induce regression, to focus the session and to anchor the evolving train of events relived. Finally, emotions were the most noticeable part of catharsis. A client may have recurrent bouts of deep loneliness. Focusing on the loneliness, we find that it connected with a sense of coldness throughout the body. If the session results in a shallow catharsis, no part of the body is cold anymore. In a deep catharsis,

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A Call for Researchers – Marion Boon (Is.19)

Marion Boon, C.P.L.T. Background International Practice for Regression Therapy and Research, IPARRT, has started a series of research projects concerning 11 selected types of ailments and diseases. Often a diagnosis does not exactly cover the complaint, or the therapist/doctor classifies many forms of a disease under the same label. Your client knows about the complaints, pains, obstructions that (s)he suffers from. You make them explicit and start the healing investigations. Past Life Regression Therapy (PLRT) is THE most promising therapy of this century, our clients need it, and our fellow humans including our doctors and the ones who teach them, should know about it. The client is the one who is the expert of his or her own life (they just do not always realize that). Their opinion and well being is the most important reference, their health is at stake. Incurable diseases are a challenge for PLRT since we

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Regression as a Process Precludes “Failure”: Therapeutic Reason and Purpose in the Client Not Regressing – Sydney S. Heflin (Is.18)

Sydney S. Heflin, Ed.D. My clients, who wish to experience past-life regression for the first time, often express the concern that they will not regress or will not access a past life. It has been my experience with clients that, technically, there is no such phenomenon as “failure” to regress; that there is, indeed, therapeutic reason and purpose in the client’s not regressing in what is often considered the traditional manner. Certainly, there are those individuals who do not access a past life in the first, and sometimes subsequent, sessions. However, I do not regard these experiences as “failures.” Rather, I view them as progressive steps on the path of the client to uncovering information that is valuable to the client, as well as to me as the therapist. In my experience, if the therapist and client make the commitment, before beginning the initial regression session, to work through whatever

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When is a Failure to Regress a Real Failure? Traditional NLP may help. – Robert T. James (Is.18)

Robert T. James, J.D. I feel certain that most therapists who use Past-Life Therapy in helping clients have had the experience, probably numerous times, of a client in hypnosis, who can’t or won’t regress. They all have probably developed methodologies for dealing with the problem, but I suggest using Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) principles for short-term results shouldn’t be overlooked. I am a researcher in the past-life phenomena, not a therapist. Participants with whom I have worked were volunteers, knowing that they would be placed in hypnosis, and that an effort would be made to regress them back before their birth in their present lives. They not only volunteered to participate, but as a condition to participating in my research, they were required to complete a 32 question long Questionnaire. I tried to eliminate those who now, or in the recent past, were in therapy, including those who had gone

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Some May Be Failure, Some May Be Wisdom – Janet Cunningham (Is.18)

Janet Cunningham, Ph.D. How refreshing – to write an article, as part of a cluster, on the subject of “regressions that didn’t work.” Most of us would have loved to have read something on this topic when we began our work in regression therapy. Our success stories are outstanding and often quite amazing. They are motivating and prove the effectiveness of our work. Nevertheless, there are some clients who are not able to reach a past-life memory. When I think back to a few clients who were not able to reach a past life, it seems that at times it was a “failure,” and at other times a “wisdom” from their deeper mind. In order to increase the possibility of success, during the intake session I always explain the process carefully, answering any questions or concerns that the client might have. Even if she[1] has had a regression previously, sometimes

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Cosmogenesis And Past-Life Phenomena – David P. Armentrout (Is.18)

by David P. Armentrout Abstract Phenomena associated with past-life and spirit world reports have often met criticism of lacking a logical basis, of lack of congruence with known scientific observations, and absence of a coherent theory by which the wide range of reports can be assembled into a single coherent whole. This very brief philosophical overview uses the methods of astronomical cosmology and combinatory logic to provide a single highly generalized background model. Selected astronomical and physical supporting evidence is cited. Past-life phenomena have been known for millennia. Various references to the inter-life and yogic experiences of the Light can be found in the Vedas, originating 5000 years ago. Efforts to make philosophical sense out of these experiences have followed. Although many yogis have been successful in communicating this information to their more advanced followers the details in terms of everyday experience have waited until the advent of quantum mechanics

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Results Achieved With Two Groups of Subjects Who Underwent Treatment by Regression Therapy: 1998 – Herminia Prado Godoy, N. S. Carmalho, Lucia T. Maeda (Is.18)

by Herminia Prado Godoy, N. S. Carmalho, Lucia T. Maeda Abstract This work presents the results achieved by Regression Therapy treatment on two groups of subjects. The same procedures were applied on the two groups. Treatment consisted in performing eight psychotherapeutic sessions. Anamnesis was conducted during the first session, with a listing of problems; the second session was set aside for the establishment of the therapy’s contract and listing of grievances: emotional, physical, mental and thoughts, related to the problem chosen for therapy. From session three to seven, sessions were held using those regressive techniques adequate to the problem accessed. The closing of the case was made in the eighth session. Most of the subjects were female, holders of a university degree, considered themselves spiritualists, and stated that those problems presented for this work had not improved through other therapeutic approaches. Most complaints presented were emotional problems, phobias, physical problems,

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Evidence for the Thesis that Souls Repeatedly Incarnate and that Individuals Have Composite Souls from Multiple Past-Lives – Esther M. Iseman and Roger E. Spitzer (Is.18).

by Esther M. Iseman, M.S., D.C.H. and Roger E. Spitzer, M.D. Abstract Past-life regression of a single individual has revealed 500 sequential years of repeated soul incarnation between two lineages of soul mates. In addition, the existence and function of “helper souls” has been delineated. In each lifetime, including Columbus’ voyage, the Civil War, Post Reconstruction, The Indian Wars, World War I and World War II, soul mates have bonded only to be separated and required to return to a subsequent life in order to restore their love. Verification of these stories was obtained by war records and independent regression of both soul mates in the present to the same past lifetimes leading to identical stories. Introduction It has been amply demonstrated (Weiss, Brian L., Many Lives, Many Masters and Woolger) that each of us has lived multiple past lives. The past lives recorded in this study were the result

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Double Exit: Evidence of Soul-Division in Past-Life Regression Reports – Peter Novak (Is.18)

by Peter Novak  The word of God is living and active, and sharper than any two-edged sword and cuts so deeply it divides the soul from the spirit. Hebrews 4:12  Thanks to modern research into Near-Death Experiences, Past-Life Regression, and other afterlife phenomena, one of humankind’s most ancient afterlife traditions—the Binary Soul Doctrine—seems to be making a triumphant comeback. Although few realize it today, cultures all around the globe once believed virtually the same thing about death and the afterlife—that human beings possess not one, but two souls, which tend to divide apart from one another after death. Surprisingly, the data patterns emerging from modern paranormal research seem to be pointing in this same direction, causing many to take a fresh look at some of mankind’s oldest teachings. Many cultures thought that one of their souls reincarnated after death (mirroring our Eastern religious traditions), while the other soul would become

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On the Timelessness of Time: A Personal Past-Life Exploration – Melissa Bowersock (Is.17)

Melissa Bowersock, C.Ht. Melissa Bowersock, an author new to the Journal but not to PLT, takes us into the mysterious realms of time through her own experiences. She finds that past, present, and future are interlocked and continuously interactive. A thoughtful article that raises questions about the nature of time itself. I have been fascinated by the enigma of time as much as the next person, maybe more. As a teenager I devoured every book on time travel and/or alternate pasts and futures that I could find. By the time I started experiencing past-life regressions as an adult, however, understanding the concept of time was not high on my agenda. But maybe that’s the nature of true discoveries ‑ finding what you’re not looking for. Once I began doing regressions, I was eager to review as many lives as possible. They were all fascinating in their own way. One particular

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Rescripting in Past-Life Therapy: Its Use with Clients as Thinking Beings – Maggie van Staveren (Is.17)

Maggie van Staveren, L.C.S.W., C.Ht. It is important that we take a second look at our work as past-life therapists. We have learned a lot over the past few years. We are more aware of who we are, who our clients are, and more aware of the nature of our work as past-life therapists. Perhaps there is more than one technique to use with our clients. Now that we know more, let’s take a look at rescripting. We and our clients are spiritual thinking beings in human form. The very word “man” means “thinker” in its Sanskrit origins. We think and by our thinking we create. Our greatest power is to choose our thinking. There is that part of us, soul, that can instantly communicate and create by thought. As spiritual beings we live many lives in human form for a purpose. The purpose is to experience everything in this

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Reframing or Rescripting – Hans TenDam (Is.17)

Hans TenDam Rewriting history is a crime. Rewriting somebody’s personal history is a crime against the individual ‑ even on request. Rewriting is done by people who don’t understand what therapy is, probably because they don’t understand what life is about, what people are. There are two types of rescripting, that done by the client himself, without awareness of the therapist, and that induced by the therapist as a conscious intervention. Why clients rescript, is simple: they resist facing the truth because of shame, guilt, humiliation, or sheer terror. The real memory is overwhelming, or ‑ as often ‑ resisted because it threatens a cherished self-image. The worst kind of rescripting as an intervention I have come across was a colleague who advised a client to simply erase a previous life that was bothering her. Erasing a part of our own experience is in the deepest sense probably impossible. But

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