24. September 2014 · Comments Off on Healing Through Past Life Regression · Categories: Afterlife, Healing, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Regression, reincarnation, spiritual healing · Tags:

What makes Past Life Regression Therapy so powerful and effective? By now I have probably read a dozen or more books on Past Life Regression Therapy. Some of the books were written by Ph.D. therapists and they cite case after case of how they used hypnosis to access deep levels of memory to heal difficult issues that could not be healed through traditional Freudian or Jungian style “talk therapy.”

Brian-Weiss-MD Past Life Regression Therapy in its modern form was famously accidentally re-discovered and then reluctantly promoted by hypnotherapist Dr. Brian Weiss when while working with a difficult case he, out of frustration asked his subject to ‘go back to a time related to the cause’ of her current issue. Before trying this idea, he had been fishing around in session after session trying to find the cause in the woman’s childhood. So he was shocked when her sub-conscious mind literally obeyed the command and took her back to a past-life situation centuries earlier.

At first Dr. Weiss could not fathom what had happened, and he was in deep denial, but the ‘proof was in the pudding’ as they say, and after some time Dr. Weiss realized that his patient no longer suffered from the same issue. This made a deep impression upon him.

Dr. Weiss was not the first to discover the benefits of Past Life Therapy. Back in the late 1920s there was a man named A. R. (Asa Roy) Martin who lived in Sharon, Pennsylvania who accidentally discovered and then developed his own method of past life regression therapy while trying to develop a better method of memory recall for use by students in taking tests. Little by little, Martin and his family and friends – working on each other – became successful in these experiments.

A.R. MARTINSince Mr. Martin had been studying metaphysics and hypnosis, the death of his mother prompted him to try use what he had learned to tap into the subconscious mind for answers to the questions about death and the afterlife, “since the subconscious theoretically remembers everything it has encountered and learned.”

Mr. Martin then tried relaxing some of his subjects (family members and friends) using what he had learned in hypnosis. One such session related by Mrs. Woods, one of Martin’s daughters went like this: “Then… quite suddenly, the reviewer (the subject) would be recalling a past life, speaking in a different voice or language – a high pitched voice or a child’s voice, for example – or many times reviewing what she was doing between lives, how she was planning to return to a physical body and was choosing her parents. For example, a woman who desired to be an opera singer was selecting parents who genetically could give her the vocal cords which would be required to accomplish her goal in her next life.”

A.R. Martin came to know Edgar Cayce and visited Cayce in Virginia about five times, the first time probably in 1935. ThroughEdgar Cayce those visits, Mrs. Woods says, Martin and Cayce became friends, and some correspondence passed between them. Martin never had a reading from Cayce, however. Cayce died in 1945.

It is estimated that A. R. Martin conducted over 500 past-life regressions before he gave it up for other spiritual work, so “it is really not possible to gauge the impact of Martin’s regression work or its continuity through time after Martin’s death. However, considering the large number of people Martin came in contact with after 1928, it would be surprising to find that no one had continued his work with past-life regression.

Martin self-published Researches in Reincarnation and Beyond – a hardcover book of 211 pages – in 1942. However, since it is such a rare book, much of the details for this article came from a small Kindle book titled, A. R. MARTIN: Pioneer In Past-Life Regression by George Schwimmer, PhD. As one book reviewer stated, “A.R. Martin did so much with past life regression… so long ago. The book he wrote was produced in an edition of 1,000 copies so obviously not something we would come across very easily. George Schwimmer not only describes Martin’s unusual regression method but also how his wife and daughters assisted him in this work. The booklet [also] contains amazing stories of past lives that the people he worked with had experienced. A.R. Martin was a true pioneer in this [work]. If you are interested in reincarnation and/or past life regression, this booklet contains some really amazing information.

The most distinctive characteristic of the book is its focus on the spiritual values of past-life recall. In his introduction, Hamid Bey noted the purpose of Earth life and of reincarnation: “Reincarnation (is) the only logical acceptance of justice, power, law, and love…. It is not only the evolution of the spirit, but also the liberation of the spirit from the confinement of substance. This cannot be accomplished in one life…. Man must be able to accept the responsibility of life and know that even though he is a unit of this universe, he is also the center of his universe, and this center is so complete within itself that he has become the expression of the divine power which we call God.”

And A. R. Martin wrote that: “The superconscious mind or self is the highest portion of man, for it is the eternal spark of the Divine…. The purpose of life is to bring ourselves into perfect alignment with this Higher Self. When man in sincere simplicity attunes himself through silence to this great God within, all power, all strength, and all knowledge is perceived by him, and he becomes I AM THAT I AM…. When all error and misbelief has been erased from the subconscious mind and the conscious mind operates in perfect unison with the superconscious, then is man the master of himself. Those things which the soul desires are the things to which he polarizes and wishes to express, and as every unfulfilled wish of the soul must be expressed, man must come back again and again into earthly flesh to fulfill those desires. There is a lesson to be learned in every unfulfilled desire, and all these lessons must be learned before man is master of himself.”

And one of Martin’s entranced subjects stated, “To what goal? Eventually to their main goal, the right of Christhood. Mankind will then know all there is to know, all he can gain upon the planet earth. …Each will become a Christ….”

Past Life Regression Therapy is not only a method for healing difficult issues, but when used intelligently can become a fast track to liberation! Martin’s conclusions about man’s mental experiences were identical to those given by Edgar Cayce: “Man lives not in the world of conditions and events around him, but rather lives in the world of his reactions to such conditions and events…. The individual himself, through thought and emotional reaction, creates the world in which he lives, and he alone has the power and choice to change in any and every way, through his inner thought reactions, his inner and outer world of conditions and affairs. The life energy… flows in and through all space and matter [and] is unlimited, fluidic and impersonal. As this emotional energy flows in and through man, it is he – as a free-choosing moral agent – who conditions and qualifies it.”

My desire for anyone who resonates with this work is to seek out a qualified Past Life Regressionist for yourself! Today there are many options including therapists trained by Dolores Cannon and others.

Book Credit: George Schwimmer, Ph.D. / A. R. MARTIN: Pioneer In Past-Life Regression