Renaître en temps réel, techniques de régression de mémoire et expériences de vies antérieures
URL / DOI: Read the article on the website of the journal Terrain
Publisher: Maison archéologie et ethnologie, René-Ginouvès
Pages: p. 24-45
keywordsréincarnation, régression, past life, hypnosis, expérience
Past life regression is a form of therapy that uses hypnosis to make the patient re-experience “previous lives” in order to free him/her from traumas, phobias, or more simply, for self-exploration purposes. Can one experience reincarnation in real time? What is the subject actually given access to under hypnosis? What status should be given to the visions and body states that are experienced as being so strange by the subject him/herself? These controversial issues are discussed with reference to Colonel de Rochas experiments with past life regression in the late 19th century, and they are placed in the wider historical context of experimental research in reincarnation.