‘Belief in the soul is just wishful thinking’ – regressions to past lives under hypnosis By Daniel John White And Ricky Raj Sharma
What do we mean by this? • This relies on the belief that people have had past lives. • There is a belief that there may be memories of these past lives in a persons subconscious.
Has this ever happened? • Yes. • Some people have regressed (been taken back to) previous life through hypnosis • Some people have not required any hypnosis – they have just had memories.
Example Of hypnosis • A woman had migraines for 4-5 years • This was because she was a manin the Spanish Inquisition • He was tortured for his beliefs • She was told that his thoughts at the time of his deathwere carried forth and thus caused the migraines • A few days later they disappeared and none since
confabulation? • Berlyne defined confabulation as ‘a falsification of memory occurring in clear consciousness in association with an organically derived amnesia’ • This basically translates as a confusion of imagination with (true) memories • Remembering something that didn’t actually happen.