Originally posted by skeptic_al
reply to post by woodwytch
I also have a theory about Past-life Regression Therapists....
They just enfoce in people what they want to Hear.
In other words it's just the Power of Suggestion.
I would have to agree in quite a few cases ... and I personally have a real problem with the fact that these kind of practices have become so popular because of the New-Age movement. I don't have a problem with the New-Age movement per se ... just the fact that it seems to act like a magnet to every weirdo and weekend-hippy ... but most of all the charlatans (and I'm not talking about the band) within wind-chime jingling distance ... before you can say tie-dye t.shirt.
And that is why I developed a technique that does not involve hypnosis ... which therefore eliminates the potential for subliminal suggestion from the therapist (intentional or otherwise) ... because the client is aware of what they are saying throughout.
What you should probably know about me as an individual, is that in spite of the subjects that I am interested in and/or work with ... I am also extemely logical ... which makes it quite difficult to try and pigeon-hole me
After my own personal (spontaneous) experience of past-life recall ... and before becoming a PLRT, I actually studied Applied Psychology in an effort to understand the workings of the human mind more thoroughly and in turn help myself to understand what had happened to me on a personal level.
Further to this I did a mass of research for the purpose of authenticating my own memories to prove to 'me' that it was not my imagination playing tricks.
When I had my second experience of spontaneous past-life recall, I went back to school and studied for a BSc. Natural Earth Sciences with The Open University and The Heriot Watt University ... for the sole purpose of discovering whether the things I had recalled were even possible ... and if so could my theories actually hold water or were they just so much BS.
Turns out most of them did (a few still wait to be proven) ... and prior to my memories there is no possible way I could have known about such technical and scientific things.
Now I'm well aware that a good sceptic will want to believe that I did all my research before I wrote about my experiences and the subsequent authentication ... but I know I didn't.
Can I prove that ?
Of course not.
But at least 'I' know the reality of the matter ... which at the end of the day is really the most important thing.
Recalling memories from past-lives is a great way to learn about yourself and understand what makes you who you are (character traits / phobias / reactions / responses etc).
And when necessary it allows us to stop repetitive cycles that have been holding back our present life progress.