Inter- life regressions Most people have heard of
past life regression, where a hypnotist asks a patient to
go back to the source of a problem and the patient
begins to describe a past life.
But not so many people are aware that some hypnotists claim
to have been able to take people back to the time between
lives- "the interlife period". Therapists seem
to agree that regressing subjects into the time between
lives requires the deeper levels of the theta state.
The interesting thing is that all of the patients, working
with different therapists who had no contact with each other
came up with a consistent description what happened to them
in the afterlife- or as they called it "the between
Dr Brian Weiss was a traditional
psychotherapist and at the age of 35 was a professor at
the University of Miami's medical school. He was publishing
papers and becoming a nationally recognised expert on psychopharmacology.
He wsa not interested in anything mystical, philosophical
One patient changed all that. Weiss calls
her Catherine in his first best-selling book, Many Lives,
Many Masters (1988), eight years after he began treating
the young woman.
He had been using routine psychotherapy
to treat her and after 18 months with little improvement,
Weiss finally put it very simply to her one day while she
was under hypnosis: "Go back to the time from which
your symptoms arise." She did. Back
to the year 1863 BC when she was a 25-year-old named Aronda.
But Catherine also
went to the space between lives and was able to give Dr
Weiss detailed information about his own family and his
dead son- information that she could not have know by any
Dr Michael Newton When Dr. Michael Newton,
began regressing his clients back in time to access their
memories of former lives, he became interested in seeing
into the spirit world through the eyes of clients who are
in a hypnotized or superconscious state; these clients in
this altered state claimed to be able to tell him what their
soul was doing between lives on Earth.
His book, Journey of Souls, presents ten
years of his research and insights to help people understand
the purpose behind their life choices. His follow-up book,
Destiny of Souls, continues this work.