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« Topic Start: August 04, 2010, 05:02:50 pm »

Is this possible?

Has anyone ever tried/done it?

Sorry, wasn't too sure where to post this question.
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« Reply #1: August 04, 2010, 07:54:12 pm »

Is this possible?

Has anyone ever tried/done it?

Sorry, wasn't too sure where to post this question.

I've heard of people doing this successfully - my friend claims to have gone back through several past lives. Personally I don't believe in past lives, so it's a moot point to me. Seems like it would take an awful lot of mental discipline to garner any sort of useful information, though. Not something you could just buy a book on and study for half an hour. Wink
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« Reply #2: August 04, 2010, 10:58:49 pm »

Is this possible?

Has anyone ever tried/done it?

Sorry, wasn't too sure where to post this question.
My (pitifully small) understanding of this phenomena is that we are talking about soul memories, here, not conscious or sub-conscious current memories. I suspect it takes a specific kind of trance situation to tap into this well at all, and I would be very skeptical about being able to do this in any kind of conscious or semi-conscious state; which meditation is.

Personally I am very skeptical about any kind of past life regression... mostly because many of the instances I have heard about tend to be of the imaginatively romantic variety...... and most peoples past lives probably were neither romantic nor imaginative.
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« Reply #3: August 05, 2010, 12:49:39 am »

Is this possible?

Has anyone ever tried/done it?

Sorry, wasn't too sure where to post this question.

I think it can be done, and I have tried it.  However, I did not have the greatest success, and what I learned from this is that there is a very good reason we forget things in-between lives (the last thing I needed was new nightmares).  I would not worry about this when you are new to magic and meditation, there are more important things to learn about and grasp first.  Once you have practiced for awhile, explore this all you wish, but I would wait a bit.
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« Reply #4: August 05, 2010, 07:55:50 am »

Is this possible?

Has anyone ever tried/done it?

Sorry, wasn't too sure where to post this question.

Certainly it is possible but as the replies have shown, it is up to the individual's beliefs.

As a Witch, I Serve as a past life healer. I believe accessing information about our past lives is a natural and normal ability that everyone possesses. In cultures (such as in the West) where reincarnation is not culturally accepted, this ability often remains as a potential, below our awareness level. While Western Pagans have a higher chance of becoming aware of this potential, the framework of beliefs that filter this awareness also tend to be Westernized. (not a bad thing, just an observation as Eastern reincarnation filters are very different). Potential state on rebirth is required, I believe, due to the intense focus required within an infant's body and integrating into a new incarnation. Plus most of the info from anyone's past lives is just trivia or so contextual that it doesn't translate or mean anything now.

Mediation I am sure can serve as a means to access this information though one needs...a framework with which to interpret this ability. Like any info, if you can't put what you learn into context, in itself this info then tends to be rather useless. My ability interprets clues for example in a linear set of incarnations, as being about habits and patterns of relationships we bring with us from those other incarnations AND that if chosen, can be healed/broken-remade in this incarnation. All the stuff about karmic debt, soul mates and fate, I tend to see as ego-driven interpretations or belonging to say an Eastern context.

For my healing work, I use a light trance for the most part that I have learned to trigger by becoming relaxed and working with and through my own system of astrology designed for interpreting past life flashes (clues).  I will also do a deeper trance with the initial trigger being a Tarot reading, though this requires someone else to take notes as I rarely remember details once I come out of this state. It is also physically draining for me at the deeper level and must be done in person with the one being read for. For the lighter trance I just need the birth data for a client. I have also learned (once my ability was active) to relax and look at someone. Past life flashes (a bit like old black and white movie film) will flicker across the person.

All of which started with a spontaneous deep trance years ago doing a Tarot spread for a friend. The progress I have made since has been due to practice, practice, practice and finding divination tools that worked for me.

Other methods or starting points might include keeping a journal of any lucid night-dreams that seem to be in another historical period, inexplicable likes/dislikes ranging from places to things to habits to people. Any of these can act as clues that can be further investigate, perhaps by meditating on them.

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