In article <337a889c.294297115@news>, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: >Hi all... I'm planning on seeing a hypnotherapist to recall my past lives. Is >there anything I should know before hand to prepare for this? What should I >expect? Would it be better to see a psychologist instead of just a certified >hypnotherapist? Does it work?? And lastly, would anyone like to share their >regression experiences?? > > >Tim >(By the way, my e-mail adress is fake) Tim, I doubt that you will find someone who knows whether or not past life regression (PLR) hypnosis or therapy truly reveals past lives. What is known is that many people who do recall "past lives" under hypnosis find the experience very helpful, whether or not the "past lives" were happy or sad, ended peacefully or violently. This may be because they get a chance to view themselves from another perspective (often this helps them to resolve a dilemma in their current life), and/or they often experience death as a transition and not an end in itself; they then no longer fear death. The "past life" experiences themselves are usually said to have the quality of current life memories, and are thus often, though not always, convincing to those that have them. In a few cases it is reported that information is obtained, that is later verified through other means, that would have been difficult if not impossible to come by through "normal" activity. The cases that I have read about have mostly been with a qualified psychologist or psychiatrist, and I have not read of any overall negative experience. It may be useful to be able to discuss the "past life" experience with a psychologist or psychiatrist afterwards and thereby immediately address any concerns. From my limited experience under hypnosis I can say that I was very calm, aware and free to choose. However as with any consultation that deals with very personal information it is common sense and important to seek someone who you can trust. Dr. Raymond Moody has at least one interesting book describing PLR results ("Coming Back : A Psychiatrist Explores Past-Life Journeys"), and other books on related topics, that you may find interesting. Regards, Declan Hughes email@example.com [14 lines left ... full text available at <url:http://www.reference.com/cgi-bin/pn/go?choice=message&table=05_1997&mid=3080177&hilit=HYPNOSIS> ] -------------------------------- Article-ID: 05_1997&3052927 Score: 82 Subject: Any books on stage hypnosis?