Dr. Raymond Moody became world famous after the publication in 1975 of his book "Life After Life", in which he analyzed the stories of people who have visited almost on the light and come to life when the doctors had already found their death. The book became an instant international bestseller, and Moody began to explore other interesting phenomenon, the so-called traveling in past lives. What was the result? Judge for yourself.
With hypnosis a person can return during childhood or adolescence and determine which event in the past hurt his psyche, had a significant impact on the mental and physical state and beyond. "Replay" with a patient traumatized this situation, the therapist often achieves a significant improvement in the patient, and sometimes it is completely cured. This practice is called hypnotic regression. In this therapy, the patient is immersed in time is not on your birth date. However, during the journey to the past it sometimes happened that a patient would have jumped his life and suddenly moved through time and space, feeling like a merchant in ancient Egypt or a witch on Inquisition.
This unusual phenomenon was seen as some evidence of reincarnation, the belief that since ancient times, is the central idea of the basic beliefs and religious practices of the East. Reincarnation provides immortality of the soul, which is reborn again and again in new bodies. Each new life is a kind of a lesson in which the soul of man is becoming more and more harmonious. It should be noted that he believed in reincarnation and the sage Plato, and the great mathematician Pythagoras even claimed that he had spent a lot of lives, including the life of the Trojan warrior, a shopkeeper, and even … a prostitute. According to some researchers, using hypnotic regression people just got in their past lives.
Many researchers are skeptical of travel in past lives through hypnotic regression, considering them simply daydreaming or hidden fantasies patients. At about the same relation to this phenomenon, and Raymond Moody, but after the publication of his famous book "Life After Life" began to come to him hundreds of letters in which people shared with him their memories of past lives. These letters and force scientists to take seriously the problem, and the personal experience of the researcher gave a powerful impetus to the beginning of a thrilling two-year study.
It's one thing to hear about the journey to the past life, ironically claiming that every certainly in this case is Napoleon or Cleopatra, another thing to experience a similar regression on itself. When a friend of Dr. Moody psychologist Diana Denholm invited him to visit their past lives, the scientist could not even imagine how exciting it will be bright and impressions from this trip.
So Moody's is conveniently located in the chair, and Diana Denholm plunged him into a deep trance. In its first incarnation was a kind protogumanoidom Moody, a kind of a bridge between ape and man … He lived in the trees with their neighbors, building them huge nest. "I moved in bent position, with hands dangling at the feet. I could hardly stand up straight, but if the required speed and agility, walked on four legs "- Moody writes in his book. Talk these protolyudi did not know how and had a fear of life at the bottom, out of trees. The feel of this incarnation was so bright that Moody literally felt his chin on the juice flowing bite them in the distant past of the fruit …
In his next life scientists were black teenagers in one of the African tribes, historical period it was difficult to define, it could be like before Christ, and in the more intimate times. In a third embodiment Moody found himself old-shipbuilder. He was busy in the studio with his little granddaughter, telling her about the meaning of the various instruments. Then he took her to a ride on a boat. And then something unexpected: a sudden a huge wave struck the boat and turned it over. Leaving the bottom, Moody experienced a painful sense of guilt for what was responsible for the death of her granddaughter.
Immediately after the disaster, scientists have been in the force of primitive hunters, fiercely attacking the mammoth. Animal skin covered only the chest and shoulders, it was cold and scary, especially when caught mammoth trunk of one of the hunters and crushed his skull … Do not dwell on the incarnation, in which Moody was a simple worker at the dawn of civilization and literally starving to death along with his wife , proceed directly to the sixth embodiment, which is perhaps most impressed by the traveler past lives. This time he was in the civilization that was finally able to learn, it was ancient Rome, Moody found himself in a hole, which was about to be run lion … In this life, the scientist was a prisoner of the Romans, from the pit, he looked at the audience , who look forward to the bloody spectacle. That's a heck of clicked, and the lion jumped …
When the terrible beast has gripped the jaw to the skull of his victim, Moody transported to his seventh life. It also took place in ancient Rome, but this time he was not a prisoner, a nobleman, this was indicated by the magnificent apartments. However, even in this life, the end was obviously sad when Moody in a white toga, enjoying lying on the couch, ran his excited son and told the crowd of commoners breaks the gate. He became calm him down, but when looked out the window, he was seized by a genuine fear: a huge angry mob could not hold back a handful of bewildered guards, to terrible ends obviously had not much …
In another embodiment, the scientist found himself dealer somewhere in the Middle East, he had a small jewelry shop. Trade was good, and he was especially proud of his red-brick home, which adjoined a wall directly to the mountain. One day when he returned home, he felt a strange oppressive silence heart sank sense of foreboding. Upon entering the room, he saw his dead wife and three small children, they stabbed by robbers. The feeling of grief was so shrill that became clear that his life ended just after the tragedy.
The latest incarnation of Moody presented another surprise, this time it was … a woman, a Chinese artist. The creative joy, delight the magnificence of nature, close relationships with friends and family — it was in this life, but in the end it was also terrible — an impoverished old artist strangled a young rascal. He did not take her home, killed for the sake of the process of murder …
When Denholm Moody withdrew from the hypnotic trance, it appears that the journey in nine of their past life, he spent just one hour. Impressions from the experience was so vivid that some time scientists simply stunned silence, and in his head emphatically sounded issues raised by such an unusual experience for him. "Regress like no dreams, no matter dreams. They carry a sense of familiarity with them. I seem to recall them, but did not invent, "- this is the most puzzling Moody. Struck a scientist and that in some incarnations sometimes as though he watched all of the only times in the body feeling like the next incarnation. Curiously, although the scientist is survived incredible journey into the past, he did not consider it strong evidence of reincarnation, but decided only to conduct their own research on this phenomenon.
"Fifty psychology students who were engaged in Moody, enthusiastically agreed to participate in experiments. As a result, the 2-year study, the researchers succeeded in isolating 12 signs that somehow characterize hypnotic regression into past lives, are just a few of them: images of past lives, usually visual
Would you believe Raymond Moody after his studies in reincarnation? As scientists, we still know very little about his brain may past life regression — is a fantasy of the brain with which he fills the rest phase, when the hypnotist as it disables it from the problems associated with the current life.
Yet the title of the book "Life for life," which is ultimately reflected all Moody conducted research on the topic says it all. And the attitude of the author to the reality of the past lives most characterize his following lines: "I was asked recently," If the judicial session, which had to be solved — there is reincarnation or not, which would have decided the jury? "I think he issued a decision in favor of reincarnation. Most people are too numb their past lives, so they can explain them differently. "
Category: Life after death, reincarnation