Reincarnation is the idea that we have a permanent, eternal soul that can experience multiple cycles of being born, living, and dying. It is an essential part of the Hindu religion, while Buddhists reject the idea of a permanent soul and believe in rebirth and karmic merit. Other traditions also hold a belief of reincarnation, with a common theme of your experiences and decisions in past lives influencing the circumstances of your current life. Past life regression therapy is used as a way to try to tap into the memories of these past lives.
Psychiatrist Brian Weiss tells Oprah about the patient he had, named “Catherine, who changed his life during a therapy session when she unexpectedly gave him the proof he needed to believe in reincarnation and past lives.
As a traditional psychotherapist, Dr. Brian Weiss was astonished and skeptical when one of his patients began recalling past-life traumas that seemed to hold the key to her recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks.
This popular examination of research into children's reports of past-life memories describes a collection of 2,500 cases at the University of Virginia that investigators have carefully studied since Dr. Ian Stevenson began the work more than forty years ago.