Five Things You Didn’t Know About Regression Hypnosis

By Rhonda Armbrust

Practitioners use various techniques to regress a client into their past, whether that is earlier in their current life, their soul life, or a previous life. The concept of witnessing a past life or a soul life between physical lives is hard for many people to grasp. Those who believe in reincarnation, as an estimated 1.4 billion people do, find it easier to comprehend. Below are five things you may not know about regression hypnosis and reincarnation:

  1. The Bridey Murphy story was one of the first widely publicized cases. While under hypnosis, a woman named Virginia Tighe relayed details about her past life in Ireland, stating she was born in Cork in 1798, and her name was Bridey Murphy. She mentioned two grocers whose names and the dates when they operated a store were validated, and while under hypnosis, she spoke in colloquial terms common in that era. Although few records exist about Cork at that time, a historian confirmed the layout of the town and her house as she described it.

  1. A commander of an Indianapolis police department named Robert L. Snow, while under hypnosis, said he was an artist named Carroll Beckwith in a previous life. The commander set out to disprove his memories. However, he found that 26 out of 28 details he described about a life one hundred years earlier were authentic.

  1. Many people believe Jesus spoke about the reincarnation of John as Elijah in Matthew 11:13-15. “For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John and if you are willing to accept it, he is Elijah who is to come. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.”

  1. The University of Virginia has investigated children who remember past lives. They have registered over 2,500 of these cases and verified a lot of information the children relayed. Some remembered their names, family members’ names, and where they lived in a previous life.