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1 Jan 2002
On the following pages I will be discussing case histories, including my own experiences and those of people I personally know. Meanwhile - here is a quote from Benjamin Franklins epitaph, written by himself.
The Body of B.Franklin,
Like the Cover of an Old Book,
Its Contents Torn Out
Stripped of its Lettering and Gilding
Food for Worms
But the Work shall not be Lost
For it will, as He Believed,
Appear Once More
In a New and More Elegant Edition
Revised and Corrected
By the Author.
WHAT ITS ABOUT
It is important to understand that the phenomenon we call reincarnation, the acceptance that we all return to this world-life many many times, is not a religious enthusiasm neither is it a mysterious New Age invention - no - it is a reality to be used as a remarkable healing tool, capable of lifting us out of deadly or crippling confusions which can make our lives hell.
REINCARNATION AS A HEALING TOOL
Western cultures have been conditioned to treat Reincarnation as a mystery which must not be explored because the doctrine forbids it, as a belief which is based on irrational superstition, or as an oriental abberation born of centuries of misled paganism.
But reincarnation should not be a belief. Belief is something second-hand that is learned, taken on board from someone elses opinions. Far memory, on the other hand, is something that can be accessed by anybody who has the desire to explore, to suck it and see, to open doors that have been closed by Western religious belief systems.
Increasingly today, those psychologists who are not a-feared to unlock rusty doors and peer into the forbidden darknesses beyond, those scientists are using the past memories of patients as tools for healing. Today's mental imbalance may very well be caused by some trauma experienced not necessarily in the childhood of this life, but rooted in an incident that occured several centuries ago.It may be a trauma of guilt, or terror, or rage or other powerful negative emotion.
The act of bringing the patient face to face with some dark and rejected shadow of the past may very well clear damage that has been bugging that patient all his/her life. It may be a fear of flying, dislike of one's own children, nightmares, one of many other obsessions or phobias, or even a physical disability.
Until recently the method used to access past memories was hypnotism but now practitioners like Dr Roger Woolger and many other psychiatrists of the Jungian school use a much more relaxed form of altered consciousness which allows the subject to remain totally conscious of the Self throughout the proceedings.
Some people are put off by the apparent violence of the memories that flood back in from those far off days. " Why is it," they ask," that these memories have to be so unpleasant ?" The answer is that these are the memories that cause the trouble, and the unconscious Self requires the conscious self to clear these ones from the record, so to speak. Those who experience such memories never regret the experience. The ultimate reaction, after returning to the reality of this life, is one of wonder, relief, even gratitude