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What on earth is ‘reincarnation therapy’?

Here is a website that explains it quite well:

The concept of reincarnation is that our souls can experience many lifetimes directly thru centuries, perhaps even thousands of years. Life gives more meaning when you have a deeper understanding of the bigger picture. Earlier life regression has been recognized as a legal form of spiritual healing. No matter what religion you follow or not, you get the feeling that you are more than a physical body. You meet the essence of your soul, connected to a greater universal energy, perhaps for the first time in your life. For those who experience this, they get inner peace…

Reincarnation therapy is a technique that has been and has been used successfully for many years, and is a comprehensive therapy for body, mind and soul based on cause and effect (karma). Reincarnation can help people cure emotional trauma or an injury that you have transferred from a past life or in this life. The technique has not only been used by monks and theologians for many years, but has been more embraced by today’s psychologists, psychiatrists and science. If reincarnation is not a true phenomenon, but just an indefinite theory, how is it that the technique is so successful in healing?

The concept of reincarnation has been present in almost any culture since ancient times. Egyptians, Greeks and Romans, and all believed in the “transfer of souls” from one body to another after death. Although reincarnation is not part of official Christianity, many Christians believe in it or at least accept the opportunity. No matter what we know about this awareness, there is still so much we do not know. The most important thing we can say about previous reincarnation therapy is that it is a method that provides deep and permanent healing in a short time. You do not have to believe in reincarnation to receive healing from this amazing technique.

Reincarnation therapy can change your life! It will help you find your potential, create more compassion and love, gain access to wisdom, peace and guidance for you and others. It can reveal the purpose of life and the reason for incarnation, strengthen the clarity of the spiritual nature of the spirit and help you overcome fear of death. After several regression sessions, many clients report after the regression, about a greater sense of inner peace and love when they understand their choice of living conditions and what they need to learn.

Another website offers more concrete explanations:

Everyone can do reincarnation therapy, but it is especially important for people who experience recurring experiences in current life. Such as, for example, health problems or recurring relationship problems, fears, phobias, family problems, mental disorders, etc. Through the therapy, the problems can suddenly disappear by gaining insight into the cause. It is also interesting for people who are just curious what they have been in the past life. A person can experience the most special experiences. You may remember people or places where you have never been before in current life. There are cases that people suddenly spoke a language they could never speak before. The main purpose for experiencing of Reincarnation Therapy is to confirm for yourself and to know that there is always life even after death. This will change your way of thinking and give you more insight about life.

… Reincarnation therapy takes +/- 3 hours. You wil get into a trance, through which you feel, see, smell, taste everything, etc. We do not work with Hypnosis. Hypnosis is not good for the subconscious mind and many people don’t remember anything after that either. We want you to really experience everything and to experience this as a development.

So, reincarnation therapy is similar to or even identical with past life regression therapy, a so-called alternative medicine (SCAM) that we have recently discussed.

What conditions does it treat or cure? Yet another website provides the answer to this question:

  • all kinds of phobias;
  • relationship problems;
  • depression;
  • addictions;
  • chronic pain;
  • panic attacks;
  • insomnia;
  • headache,
  • etc.

The ‘etcetera’ presumably means that reincarnation therapy is a panacea. That sounds most encouraging! There is just one tiny little problem: there is not a jot of evidence. Yet, I am sure that reincarnation therapy can change your life: in case you are gullible enough to believe all the BS, pay through your nose for an endless series of sessions and thus end up poor.

9 Responses to Reincarnation therapy “can change your life”

  • I wonder if it is claimed to work anyway, for Anglicans, Catholics, Presbyterians, Atheists, and others who do not believe in reincarnation/transmigration of souls?

  • And what exactly do we gain from learning that we were once Alexander the Great’s chief eunuch? A brand new set of phobias, perhaps? Just another tiresome grift for relieving needy neurotics of their overburdened wallets, courtesy of eastern mystic nonsense. Nothing to see here, move along.

    (Oh, and a bonus: they’ve got “quantum” in their title. Honestly, if these idiots were any more up themselves they would form a singularity. Perhaps we could lock them in a room with @Ocean and a set of kitchen knifes, and let them sort it out between themselves…)

    • The observation has been made by others that those discovering “past lives” prefer to have been Babylonian monarchs in past lives, rather than anonymous kitchen maids or toilet attendants. THis is only tangentially relatted, but it reminded me of an Armstrong & Miller sketch based on the popular ancestry research show Who Do You Think You Are? https://youtu.be/c65QRaR16io

  • I wonder if you can remember going through reincarnation therapy in subsequent sessions and how darn much it cost you before.

    • Well obviously if that worked then you’d never require a second session… and where is the profit in that?

      “Only treating the symptoms instead of curing the disease” indeed!

      • Well, it might depend on how many past lives get uncovered per session….. I mean, if you remembered a life of prison sentences for petty crimes, you might want to keep going until you get to the one where you were a prince or princess…..

  • Past life regression experiences are “believed-in-imaginings” (fantasies) that are mediated by cultural expectations and the suggestions of the therapist.
    Psychologist Nicolas Spanos did several studies in this area.
    https://hypnosisandsuggestion.org/blast-from-the-past-hypnotic-past-life-regression.html

    However I like the work of Pyun et al.
    In the same vein as Spanos they noted that Korean’s tended to have past life experiences as animals whereas Canadian’s had past life experiences as humans.

    Experimental production of past-life memories in hypnosis
    https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19459088/

    Also worth noting that this is a Western alt therapy appropriating a cultural belief in reincarnation from India.
    The idea of therapeutically working through past lives is not part of the yogic or Buddhist tradition (and to remember your past lives would seen as an obstacle that leads to great identification with the limited soul) – therefore in those traditions the ability to remember your past lives only occurs at a point prior to full enlightenment.

    Although this could be used as an additional selling point!
    “You remembered your past life so you are very close to enlightenment”
    (despite your phobias, depression, addiction etc)

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