Past life regression simply involves hypnotizing
a person and asking them to go back through their childhood
to a time before they were born. In many cases the person
begins talking about his or her life or lives before the
present lifetime, about their previous death and about the
time between lives including the planning of the present
The main reason why at least some of these
claims must be considered as evidence are:
• the regression frequently leads
to a cure of a physical illness
• in some cases the person regressed begins to speak
an unlearned foreign language
• in some cases the person being regressed remembers
details of astonishing accuracy which when checked out are
verified by the top historians
• the emotional intensity of the experience is such
that it convinces many formerly skeptical psychiatrists
who are used to dealing with fantasy and imagined regressions
• in some cases the alleged cause of death in an immediate
past life is reflected by a birthmark in the present life.
By 1950 past life regression was being accepted
by doctors who had previously been total skeptics because
As Dr Alexander Cannon wrote:
" For years the theory of reincarnation
was a nightmare to me and I did my best to disprove it...
Yet as the years went by one subject after another told
me the same story in spite of different and varied conscious
beliefs. Now well over a thousand cases have been investigated
and I have to admit that there is such a thing as reincarnation
"(cited Fisher 1986: 65).
Psychiatrists all over the world have found
that regression works.
Dr Gerald Edelstein, psychologist:
" These experiences (past life regressions),
for reasons I cannot explain, almost always lead to rapid
improvements in the patient."
The very well known clinical psychologist,
Dr Edith Fiore of the United States, says:
" If someone's phobia is eliminated
instantly and permanently by his remembrance of an event
from the past (life), it makes logical sense that the event
must have happened."
Dr Morris Netherton, who was raised as a
fundamentalist Methodist, has successfully used the method
on 8,000 patients. He was initially skeptical but as a result
of his experience is now convinced of the effectiveness
of past life regression. His patients, who included both
priests and physicists, are almost always skeptical at first
but this had no effect on the effectiveness of the treatment.
"Many people go away believing in reincarnation
as a result of their experience ...What is the logical answer?
That it actually is happened."
Dr Arthur Guirdham, English psychiatrist,
maintains that he has been a skeptic ever since he was nicknamed
'Doubting Thomas' as a boy. But after his experience of
44 years doing hypnotic regressions he claims:
" If I didn't believe in reincarnation
on the evidence I'd received I'd be mentally defective".
Dr Helen Wambach was a skeptic who in 1975
undertook a major study of past life regressions in order
to find out once and for all if there was any truth to reincarnation.
By doing a scientific analysis on the past lives reported
by her 10,000 plus volunteers she came up with some startling
evidence in favor of reincarnation:
• 50.6 % of the past lives reported
were male and 49.4 % were female—this is exactly in
accordance with biological fact
• the number of people reporting upper class or comfortable
lives was in exactly the same proportion to the estimates
of historians of the class distribution of the period
• the recall by subjects of clothing, footwear, type
of food and utensils used was better than that in popular
history books. She found over and over again that her subjects
knew better than most historians—when she went to
obscure experts her subjects were invariably correct.
Her conclusion was: ‘I don't believe
in reincarnation—I know it! ’(Wambach 1978).
It may surprise the reader that Russian
psychiatrists are also using past life regression. Dr Varvara
Ivanova, held in high esteem by Russian scientists and writers,
is only one of a number of psychiatrists who are successfully
using past life regression for therapy (Whitton and Fisher
Of the research I have done over the years,
the most impressive hypnotherapist I have come across in
showing how past life regression is linked with reincarnation
is psychologist and former skeptic Peter Ramster from Sydney,
The following information is taken from
Peter Ramster's very important book, In Search of Lives
Past (1990) and from a speech he gave to the Australian
Hypnotherapists ninth National Convention at the Sydney
Sheraton Wentworth Hotel on the 27th March, 1994 and from
the films he made on reincarnation.
In 1983 he produced a stunning television
documentary in which four women from Sydney, who had never
been out of Australia, gave details under hypnosis of their
past lives. Then, accompanied by television cameras and
independent witnesses, they were taken to the other side
of the world.
In this fascinating video we meet the 4 women and see what
happened when they died.
One of the subjects involved was Gwen MacDonald
who did not believe in reincarnation. She remembered a life
in Somerset between 1765-82. Many facts about her life in
Somerset which would be impossible to get out of a book
were confirmed in front of witnesses when she was taken
• when taken blindfolded to the area
in Somerset she knew her way around perfectly although she
had never been out of Australia
• she was able to correctly point out in three directions
the location of villages she had known
• she was able to direct the film crew as to the best
ways to go far better than the maps
• she knew the location of a waterfall and the place
where stepping stones had been. The locals confirmed that
the stepping stones had been removed about 40 years before
• she pointed out an intersection where she claimed
that there had been five houses. Enquiries proved that this
was correct and that the houses had been torn down 30 years
before and that one of the houses had been a 'cider house'
as she claimed
• she knew correctly names of villages as they were
200 years ago even though on modern maps they do not exist
or their names have been changed
• the people she claimed that she knew were found
to have existed?one was listed in the records of the regiment
she claimed he belonged to
• she knew in detail of local legends which were confirmed
by Somerset historians
• she used correctly obscure obsolete west country
words no longer in use, no longer even in dictionaries,
words like 'tallet' meaning a loft
• she knew that the local people called Glastonbury
Abbey 'St Michaels'—a fact that was only proved by
reading an obscure 200 year old history book not available
• she was able to correctly describe the way a group
of Druids filed up Glastonbury Hill in a spiral for their
spring ritual, a fact unknown to most university historians
• she knew that there were two pyramids in the grounds
of Glastonbury Abbey which have long since disappeared
• she correctly described in Sydney carvings that
were found in an obscure old house 20 feet from a stream,
in the middle of five houses about one and a half miles
from Glastonbury Abbey
• she had been able to draw in detail in Sydney the
interior of her Glastonbury house which was found to be
• she described an inn that was on the way to the
house. It was found to be there
• she was able to lead the team direct to the house
which is now a chicken shed. No-one knew what was on the
floor until it was cleaned. However on the floor they found
the stone that she had drawn in Sydney
• the locals would come in every night to quiz her
on local history?she knew the answers to all the questions
they were asking such as the local problem which was a big
bog—cattle were being lost there.
Cynthia Henderson, another subject of Peter
Ramster, remembered a life during the French Revolution.
When under trance she:
• spoke in French without any trace
of an accent
• understood and answered questions put to her in
• used dialect of the time
• knew the names of streets which had changed and
were only discoverable on old maps.
Peter Ramster has many other documented
cases of past life regression which in very clear terms
constitute technical evidence for the existence of the afterlife.
English cases- English
civil war and Jenny Cockell
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. Since treating Catherine, he has
researched reincarnation, Eastern religions, mysticism,
quantum physics, intuition and everything in between. She
also went to the space between lives and was able to give
Dr Weiss detailed information about his own family and his
Dr Michael Newton When Dr. Michael Newton,
a certified Master Hypnotherapist, 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. Read
a summary of his findings...