Past Life Regression
July 7, 2008 Past Life Weblog

What is a past life regression?

First we need to establish some kind of definition for the term: “regression“. A reputable medical dictionary
says this:

Regress: To return or go back, particularly to return to a pattern of behavior or level of skill characteristic of a younger age. For example, if a three-year-old child begins to regress by losing the ability to control his bowels or speak, that is a cause for medical concern. In reference to a disease, to “regress,” means tending to worsen.

Again, what is past life regression?
My answer:
A past life regression is “typically” a guided meditation session, sometimes called “hypnosis” during which the patient (if the practitioner is a medial professional with a graduate degree) or client (if the practitioner is self schooled or has been instructed) is relaxed and “guided” through recalling events or feelings. Some regressions are little more than music. Others guide you to the answers the author or producer wants you to find, hoping you’ll feel peaceful and relaxed thus “validating” it’s effectiveness. The bottom line is that recall of past lives takes honesty and work. Two things in notably short supply in the realm of “Past Life Regression”. It can’t be done my simply listening to the same tape over and over again. Life is all about change.

Do I need to “regress” to remember my past lives?

My Answer:
The short answer is NO. To “regress” is to compare a previous state of being or event to a current state or event. Does that describe memory? Is recall simply a “regression”? Have I “regressed” in order to recall the events written here?

Do you think the term “regression” accurately applies to the recall of past lives?
If so, how?
Please leave a comment.

"7" Comments
  1. YES, we can accurately apply regression to past lives. However, we can regress for other experiences not connected to our past lives.

    Based on the definition of regression, I personally feel that memory could be a substitute word. However, popular culture has connected “regression” to past lives. One could say “past life memory.”

    It’s all semantics and by the way I have successfully used Past Life Regression to help many of my clients to deal with present day issues.

    Is past life regression real? What is reality?
    For my past life regression clients – it is real and that is reality.

  2. hypnosis is great also for removing stress and post traumatic stress disorders`-~

  3. Using the term “regression” does seem to take away from the experience of delving into the past, which can be a progression backwards.

  4. To try and answer your question, I would suggest that yes – the term “regression” can accurately apply to the recall of past lives. The technique is used commonly to treat addictions (smoking and alcoholism, for example).

  5. Thank you for your comments. The post was really intended to spark a discussion rather than define a term. If it helps generate discussion than it’s successful.

  6. I am very intrigued by learning about past lives through regression, but I admit it makes me a little nervous. I’ve never been under hypnosis, but that vulnerable place makes me feel like I could unlock emotions that I wouldn’t be able to handle…

  7. @Jess – I don’t you’d have anything to be nervous about – hypnosis is a very controlled process and when done ‘correctly’ it can be a powerful tool.

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