Past Life Regression is good fun - whether you believe in
past lives or not.
Do you want to bring some past
life concerns into Sanctuary but not sure how? Do you have a sense
of Past Lives but can't quite get to the details? Always wanted to
do Past Life Regression but don't like the idea of hypnosis, or it
you tried it with less than entirely amazing results?
the answer - past life regression without the hypnosis!
Instant Past Life
No Trance Required
by Silvia Hartmann
I was in the employ of a UK adult education
college at one time and was asked to do a course on Hypnosis – BUT I
was not to do any hypnosis with anyone, nor hypnotise anyone because
that was too dangerous and they didn’t want to take the risk. It was
also something to do with the very strange regulations that exist in
the UK for the use of public buildings for hypnotist performances
and group hypnosis; either way, I was faced with the bizarre
challenge how to conduct a hypnosis training but without hypnosis.
So what I did was to teach all the hypnotic
inductions, from relaxation to guided meditation and then also rapid
inductions as “self hypnosis” – I taught the class how to do it for
themselves whilst I stood and watched them do it.
They got very good at it and we would then play
with the trance phenomena and had a great time, until one stormy
night, with Past Life Regression on the menu, the door opened and a
number of principals from the college walked in and told me they had
come to observe the class to make sure that absolutely no hypnosis
was taking place, even by accident.
Oh dear. What was I going to do? I was in no
doubt that the principals would have a fit if I instructed my class
to put themselves into a near coma with the use of a set of beads
each or a pendulum they were holding themselves and it was then that
my unconscious mind, ever helpful and nicely riding in to the rescue
with some very unusual suggestions when those are needed, invented
for me “Instant Past Life Regression – No Trance Required.”
Instant Past Life Regression
This is a great little game and a wonderful party
trick. You can play it with anyone at all who can answer these
questions even just with a nod or shake of head; it is very quick
and very effective.
The only rules are:
Don’t think about it;
Answer as quickly as you can;
If you don’t know, just guess or make it up.
Are you ready to elicit an Instant Past Life
without any form of hypnosis?
Were you male of female?
Your job or work?
Your house or home?
Where in the world?
When in time?
How old when you died?
What did you die of?
For the purposes of this exercise, I just did
this and these were my answers on this particular occasion:
Male, soldier, don’t know my father, mother died
when I was young, might have children but don’t know any, no
sisters, two brothers I remember, live with my regiment in a tent or
barracks, Southern India, 1820, died age 32 of a lance wound to the
chest that pierced a lung.
This set of answers, like your set of answers, is
only the beginning. You can now take any part of this and refine it
with further questions. As you do so, please note that more and more
detail comes to light, and the rough sketch above is beginning to be
filled in and fleshed out as you give more attention to detail.
There comes a point in this process when there is a shift and the
whole mental construct that is being created becomes very real,
Refining The Construct
Here are some questions about our unfolding
Anything striking about appearance?
Any other identifying features?
Anything else that's important to know about?
My own soldier was close to 6 feet tall, had
brown hair that was a little curly and worn in a pig tail, his
eyes were brown and he had fair skin with a slightly yellowish
cast. He had had chickenpox badly as a child and the skin on his
face was rough and full of little scars. A previous injury had
left him with a “frozen shoulder” on the left side and he would
wear a small package made of wool under his clothes around that
area at all times. He was wearing dark brown trousers, boots and a
black/charcoal grey (probably faded) jacket at the time of his
death and an off white plain linen shirt. His only important
possession was a small knife thing you use to get stones out of a
horse’s hoof he was wearing around his neck on a leather band that
had been given to him by a good friend when he was much younger.
As you can see, even at this second level of
questioning we find some very intriguing detail, such as the knife
thing – I do believe there is a name for it but I can’t remember
what it might be and only “saw” the object during the exercise. We
also have entry points into some other story lines here – what
happened to the friend? Where did the old injury occur? – and that’s
after perhaps five minutes and the most basic of questions one could
ask to get to know any individual across time or space.
The Levels Of Reality
As we get more and more information, the person
is taking on more and more and life. Here in brief are the levels
through which the person becomes manifest and real, as it were:
The first level of reality is generic information
to provide the base structure to a construct – who, what, where,
when. At this point, your creation is still fairly nebulous and
lacks personality which comes with:
The second level of reality which is specific
information about that individual construct (person, countryside,
event, creature etc) – what is unique about this, what catches your
attention, what makes it stand out.
General (Overall) Time Line
The third level of reality is added with the
temporal aspects – how did this come to be? What happened? What will
happen in the future? This brings the creation to life and makes it
very real indeed – it now has a future, a present and a past.
Specific Incidents Remembered
The more you focus in on any aspect of the time
of the life of your person the more detail will be provided until
you have actual associated first person memories of the events,
entirely detailed and entirely real.
Past Life Regression Has
101 Uses For Personal Development!
This basic pattern has innumerable uses.
The first is of course in the context of personal development and
past life regression. Regardless of whether one might view past life
regression as real memories of past lives or metaphorical re-inactments
of problems in this one, either way the challenges offered need to
be resolved and this is a particularly exciting and fascinating way
of making real, true and lasting changes in ones life.
Even people who don't usually respond to "guided meditations" can
work this pattern through to get extremely specific and associated
memories, events and unfoldments to work with and to use for problem
Another major use for this pattern is of course in the context of
creativity - fiction, character development, finding materials and
inspiration for all forms of works of art. It is basically a
foolproof generator for events, stories, situations that can provide
much more material than anyone could work up or out in a single life
It is particularly interesting to consider this past life regression pattern in terms of
Project Sanctuary events and can also be employed for developing
other things besides characters, such as habitats, alien societies,
objects that have never been or have been forgotten, and all manner
of other uses.
Whether you are going to play Past Life Regression as a game at a party, use it to
amuse yourself and your children on a long car journey or for
serious personal development and making changes to the very
structure of your personality, it is a fascinating pattern that is
always interesting and begins to soften and expand the channels and
pathways of your mind.
Instant Past Life Regression - No Trance Required
© By Silvia Hartmann, PhD
First published in
"The Story Teller" 2001
All Rights Reserved.