- PAST LIVES
- by Morris
Netherton, Ph.D and Nancy Shiffrin
renowned psychologist shows how your present problems and
anxieties are the result of what has happened to you in your past
incarnations, stretching back centuries.
- Netherton writes:
evidence for reincarnation is certainly strong enough so that it
can no longer be dismissed as a joke or a lunatic notion of some
occult fringe. I have used it as a therapeutic tool for over a
decade. Almost invariably my patients have found that their mental
anguish in this life could be pinpointed to a physical situation
in a past life. To put it in the simplest terms, a patient who
suffers from an acute fear of heights, for example, will discover
recurring past-life situations where he died by falling long
distances. The past-life falls could easily be called "creative
daydreams," and if a patient wishes to regard them that way I make
no objection; the therapy will still work for him. As he detaches
himself from the commands of past incarnations he loses the fear
he has been suffering in the here and now. The notion that what he
has been describing is, in fact, real is supported by the evidence
he himself supplies concerning the time, place, conditions and
language surrounding "past-life" incidents. We accumulate these
details because it is essential for the patient to relive the
trauma of each past-life incident moment by moment, fully and
completely, in order to detach himself from it."
- From the book
- Past Lives
Therapy has had a following in the United States and Europe for
over fifteen years. Through it, more and more Americans,
disillusioned with conventional therapies, are facing the source
of their current problems in past incarnations. Dr. Morris
Netherton, the renowned Los Angeles therapist and founder of the
Institute for Past Life Awareness, claims, "When you behave
inappropriately - that is, when what you are doing is not handling
your life to your own satisfactions - you are reliving an
unresolved past life incident."
- Almost every
therapy assumes that traumas from the past are influential in the
present. This book reveals that Past Lives Therapy differs from
traditional therapies because of how far back it goes. Without the
use of hypnosis, and without requiring the patient's belief in
reincarnation, Dr. Netherton probes the unconscious mind and
unleashes a flood of traumatic events that go back beyond
childhood, beyond the prenatal and birth periods, and into a past
- Past Lives
Therapy presents a full discussion of Dr. Netherton's unique
technique, including numerous case histories of patients whose
problems have been fully revealed and cured through the use of
Past Lives Therapy. They range from sexual inadequa-cies and
serious phobias to problems that may seem trivial to some, such as
common colds, migraines, and stuttering. In Past Lives Therapy,
Dr. Netherton also deals with problems outside the range of normal
psychological cases, such as cancer and epilepsy.
and groundbreaking in what it reveals, Past Lives Therapy
introduces the existence of an entirely new dimension in
understanding and dealing with our behavior.
Netherton has a master's degree in Correctional Counseling and a
doctorate in Psychology. He is licensed to do Child, Marriage, and
Family Counseling. He has specialized in Past Lives Therapy for
nine years and has had a private practice in Past Life Awareness
for eight years.
Shiffrin has been Counseling Director at Hollywood-Sunset Free
Clinic, therapy facilitator at Calabassas Neuropsychiatric
Hospital and at U.C.L.A., and has worked with disturbed children
at high schools in Los Angeles. Her previous published work
includes books on encounter techniques, anger, acupressure, and
- Some of the
questions Dr. Netherton is most frequently asked, and which he
answers in the book:
you have patients who can't recall any past lives?
does the "shift" into a past life actually feel like to the
patient going through it?
you work with traumatic incidents in this life?
many people experience past lives as members of the opposite
is the likelihood of my actually knowing someone from a past
people described animal lives?
are relationships with others affected by Past Lives