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Written interview conducted
by Angela Artemis:
The interview below was for the Swedish
Publisher of my book ‘Magic Past Lives’, LivsEnergi. It was published (in Swedish) in
their book club magazine in July 2014.
everyone live more than once? How many times? Does it ever end?
A: Yes, I’m
sure everyone has more than one life. The number of lives one soul has may vary
quite a lot. Buddha said he could recall 500 of his past lives.
It’s as if the
earth is like a school for souls to go through in order to grow, learn and
mature. When souls have gained all they need from earth lives, they can then
graduate to lives in higher dimensional worlds.
Q: Does the
amount of souls in the world remain constant? If not, how are new souls
number of souls incarnate on the earth fluctuates quite a lot. When earth
population is low, many souls may take lives on other planets, or wait in the between-lives
worlds until they get a chance to have an earth life.
While many are graduating to higher
dimensional worlds, new souls are also coming in all the time. I don’t know exactly
how they are created.
Perhaps souls begin their incarnational journey as tiny life
forms, and then, as they grow, go through the plant and animal kingdom until
they’re ready to take on human form.
I’ve also read that everyone has a huge
oversoul who sends out aspects of itself to experience life, and these are our
lives and ourselves.
Q: How much
time passes between lives – “normally”?
vary quite a lot in how long they spend between lives. In our concept of time,
it can be anything from a few hours to hundreds of years. The ones most likely
to return quickly are:
- Younger souls
- Those who are strongly attracted to
- Those who have strong emotional ties
to earth life
- Those who have suffered violent or
As souls mature, they learn the
wisdom of taking more time out between lives to assess the path they’ve been on
and what to do next.
Q: Is there
any epoch that’s the earliest possible to remember from, or may people remember
things from say, the Stone Age?
A: While it
may be possible to go back to very early times, most people don’t because it’s
not especially important or helpful for them to know about now.
one of my clients went back to the time of the dinosaurs. She was a large flying
creature guarding her two eggs. So I think there are no limits to how far back we
Q: Is it
possible to remember the life just lived, like twenty to thirty years ago?
A: Yes, very
much so. People often remember their most recent lives, especially if it’s
still affecting them in some way.
Q: Is it
possible to choose what time to “travel” to, or in any way on purpose influence
which time period will be experienced?
A: It may be
possible. In the between-life worlds, we may be able to choose which time
period to be born into next. We may also go to whatever time period attracts us
the most, because there is something good for us there, or something we need to
do or resolve while there.
Q: Is there
any way to reach this stage spontaneously, where you remember lots of things
from an earlier life, or do you always have to meditate, take part in an
organised regression or do something else special for the memories to come?
A: The more
you practise getting past-life memories, the easier it gets. At first, it
usually takes one or two past-life regressions to open those inner doors. But
after that, you can start to get past-life memories for yourself during
Past-life memories can also come up
spontaneously, without any preparation at all. This usually happens when
something subconsciously reminds us of a past-life. Common memory triggers are
films, pictures, books, tastes and smells.
For example, a woman went to visit
Sissinghurst Gardens and the scent of the herbs there called up some vivid memories
of a past-life she’d spent working in a similar garden.
There are many different ways to
become aware of your past lives. I go into that more fully in my next book, coming out early in 2015, called ‘Past Lives: Discover and Connect with Your Past Lives
to Create Positive Change’.
important is the location, where you are when you remember?
A: I used to
think that conditions had to be just right, but I’ve learned that they don’t
need to be at all. For a few years, I gave regressions at a Mind Body Spirit
Fair. They put me in the back kitchen of the town hall, as that would be
quieter than the main hall.
It was a cold, clinical place and the client and I
had only plain, upright chairs to sit on. But that made no difference at all to
the quality of their past-life memories. I was always amazed at how well they
did under those circumstances.
Q: Does it
happen that people remember speaking another language?
there are records of that happening now and then. For example, an eleven-year
old American boy was taped while talking in Chinese, which was a language he’d
The only person who could
finally explain it was the elderly Chinese professor of the Department of
Oriental Studies at the University of California. He said the boy was reciting
a text from from a forbidden religion of Ancient China.
During regression, people also
sometimes talk in their past-life accent. Welsh hypnotherapist Arnall Bloxham
regressed a mild-mannered man back to a lifetime in the 16th century,
when he was press-ganged into the navy. In those days, they forced young men to
join the navy by kidnapping them. He went on to describe his subsequent life on
a battle ship.
Throughout the regression he talked
in a strange, rough accent and used the naval slang terms of the time. The only
way those words could be researched was through special access to the naval
library at Greenwich College. This verified that the slang terms he’d used had
been current in the British Navy at that time. The shipboard working conditions
and way of life he described were also accurate.
Lord Mountbatten was so
impressed with this tape that he kept it ‘on permanent loan’.
Q: Is it
possible to have lived an earlier life as an animal? And to remember it?
A: Yes, I
think it may be possible. But in my experience,
very few people remember those lives.
of the examples in the book are extraordinarily long and detailed. How common
are such detailed memories?
regression is completely individual. Sometimes people recall a lot of detail;
sometimes they get a general overview; and sometimes they just get an inner
knowing or strong feelings that tell them what they need to know.
People may also recall one incident in great detail,
and be hazy about the rest of that life. It’s hard to generalise, but I’d say
that detailed memories are more common than one would expect.
Q: It seems
to me that stories of memories from earlier lives are always about interesting
lives, when the person had an important position in society.
Or about an
interesting, important time period.
Or that the occasion remembered is of great
importance. May one remember being a bored housewife in the 1950’s, doing the
A: We’ve all
had many very ordinary past lives, and they certainly come up in regression.
The research that Dr.Helen Wambach
did proved that. In the 1970s, she went around America regressing hundreds of
people, roomfuls at a time, to go to past lives in specific times in history.
Afterwards they all answered detailed questionnaires about the memories they’d
Dr.Wambach collated and analysed all
the information. The details people got turned out to be historically accurate
– for example, the kind of clothes they wore, food they ate and the tools they
When the statistics were extrapolated of the types of lives they’d
recalled, they turned out to be a direct reflection of realistic demographics.
In other words, the majority of them recalled lives that were simple and poor; some
were better off than that; and a tiny minority were wealthy.
My clients often recall ordinary
past lives if they will be helpful to know about.
For example: One of them went back to a life as a
farmhand in the 19th century. That life had been simple but content. He’d taken
that life to learn that even the most ordinary life can be seen as happy and
During that life he’d gained a sense of confidence and stability.
Recalling it brought back those feelings, which helped him to handle his
current, more complex, situation.
Another recalled a life as a woman
just before the Second World War. At the time, she believed strongly in
appeasement, and thought it was a mistake to go to war.
When war did come, she
hated having to go to work because of it. As a woman, she felt that she shouldn’t
have to work at all. She also greatly resented having a woman as her boss.
After the regression, she told me
that she was studying modern history. She said that in her essays she always argued
strongly against the case made by the pre-war appeasers.
When she discovered
that she’d once been one of them, she realised why they now annoyed her so much.
She’s also a much more liberated woman these days, and runs her own business.
A third client recalled a life as an
ordinary Roman soldier. He was a strong, confident, generous man. He enjoyed
life, and loved his food - especially chicken. That life gave her the lasting
inner strength to be able to laugh off worries and not be cowed by life’s
Q: This is
such a calm book, with mostly beautiful stories. Do regressions ever get really
dramatic, or even scary or unpleasant?
A: Very much
so! And the memories in ‘Magic Past Lives’ certainly have their challenges,
dramas and adventures. But they are also positive, uplifting or beneficial in
some way. I wrote this book to show another, different way to look at past
The cause of so many problems is often
a traumatic or unpleasant past-life experience. When we become aware of it, and
the effect it’s been having on us, we can then resolve and release the issue
from our lives. And this is, of course, hugely valuable and an important part
of past-life therapy.
But, as I say in the book, seeing
past lives as a purely negative influence is like trying to be healthy by
taking nothing but medicine. We also need good food.
So I began to collect
positive past-life memories: the kind that help people in their lives now by
reminding them of something good, happy or positive in their past lives.
To go back to the analogy of earth
lives being like a school – when you look back to your schooldays, what do you
remember? Only the bad bits? Of course not. It’s also important to remember the
good things that happened – the triumphs, the fun and the friendships.
Recalling nothing but unpleasant
past-life experiences gives us an unbalanced, lopsided view of ourselves. Those
lives are certainly important to be aware of in order to heal their effects.
But it’s important for our well-being and psychological
health to remember that there were also many good things about our past lives –
things can directly benefit us in our lives now.
Q: I’ve had
the experience of feeling extremely at home in a place where I’ve never been
before, whether it be a random building or a certain city I visited. Is this
feeling something I can interpret as maybe having to do with an earlier life?
A: Yes, I’m
sure that could be the case. Many people say that they’ve had strong feelings
of déjà vu when visiting a place for a first time. Even if particular memories
don’t come up, they just know that they were in that place in an earlier lifetime.
Sometimes they may start having dreams about it, which provide more
A famous case was that of the
American General Patton, in the Second World War. He wasn’t in the slightest
bit ‘fluffy’ – his nickname was ‘blood and guts’. But when he was sent to a
small town in France he immediately recognised it as a place he’d been when he
was a Roman soldier.
He went around pointing out exactly where all the old
Roman sites had been. Old maps of the area later confirmed everything he said.
Q: The book
contains some stories about small children remembering things from earlier
lives, or suddenly acting like someone else, speaking in a different way or
saying that they are called something else.
Reading this made me remember that
when I was little, I was totally convinced I had lived before, but now I can’t
remember any details. But now, as a mother, these stories freak me out a bit.
How do you recommend that I should react if this happened to me and my child?
academic research has pretty much proven that children between the ages of two
and eight are often in touch with their past-life memories.
If your child comes
out with something that sounds like a past-life memory, I’d say the best way is
to stay calm, and treat it gently.
For example, if a child says
something like ‘my wife always wears hats’ you might ask what colour they are,
or which one is her favourite. Continue this type of mild discussion only for
as long as the child feels like it.
For your own interest (and theirs, in
later life!) it might be a good idea to write down everything they say that
sounds like a past-life memory. The added advantage of doing that is you’ll be
able to put together the details and start to get a fairly clear picture. This
could also help you to understand how a past-life may still be affecting your
Q: The book contains
many practical exercises to try out at home. They always end with the thanking of
whoever helped during the exercise. Often it’s your guide. Why is it important
to remember to be thankful?
A: In one
way it’s simple good manners. It’s also a nice way to ritually close the
session, and return to your everyday life.
And appreciating anything is like watering a plant – it helps it to grow
and flourish in your life.
Q: Do you
always know or notice the guide?
A: No, not
always. Sometimes people don’t see a guide, but feel that they are nevertheless
receiving guidance and advice in some way.
People who are used to working with
their spirit guides will often recognise them. The more people are open to this
possibility, the easier it is for them to sense their guides in some way.
Some questions about the actual regressions
Q: How long
have you worked in this field?
A: About 20
Q: Can you
describe a regression? What kind of preparations do you make, what do you do
during the regression, what does the client do, how long does it take, etc.
A: We begin
with discussing why they’ve come for a regression, and going into any questions
they may have about it.
I explain that I set the regression
so that they’ll get a helpful and beneficial memory.
I tell them that may mean
something unpleasant that needs to come up for releasing. But if they can’t
handle it, all they have to do is say so, and I’ll move them on immediately –
either to another past-life memory, or out of the session altogether, whichever
I reassure them that they’ll be able
to talk to me as lucidly as at any other time. They won’t hallucinate or forget
where they are.
I then prepare them for the
regression by explaining that I’m simply going to relax them with some relaxation
suggestions. But I can’t force them to relax. They have to decide for
themselves whether they will allow the suggestions to relax them. If they do, their
brainwaves will slow down, and they’ll be able to access past-life memories.
In the early stages of getting a
memory, I find it helps them to focus on it if I ask for a few details. So I
might ask things like what they’re wearing; if they’re male or female; their
approximate age; where they are; and how they’re feeling.
Both during and after the regression
there are different methods I can use to help them deal with difficult memories
that may come up. Sometimes it’s a bit
like soul retrieval. A portion of our spirit can get stuck in a traumatic
memory, and need to be freed from it.
When they’re ready to come out, I
count them gently back to everyday reality. I include suggestions that they’ll
feel wide-awake and refreshed when they get back.
Q: How much
can YOU effect what happens during the regression?
they’re getting a memory, I can’t affect it at all. It’s like a movie – it will
follow its own course. My role is to help them feel safe while they’re immersed
in it; and then to understand and integrate it in a positive, healing way.
Q: Do you
and the client always talk through the experiences afterwards?
A: Yes, they
always like to talk it through. It’s an important part of the experience.
Q: How do
you feel afterwards? How does the client normally feel? Is it tiring, or does
it give you energy for example?
clients usually feel amazed at what came up. Getting a past-life memory can be
quite a big experience – especially for the first time.
After a session I don’t feel either
tired or energised – my energy levels stay normal. I usually feel pleased that
they got a helpful past-life memory, and happy to have met another lovely
Q: Do you,
or the client, often check for historical facts later?
Occasionally, when it seems like a good idea. It’s interesting to find how much
can be validated in this way. But I’m not focused on getting historical
verifications. For me, the important thing is what the memory means to the
regressions ever fail?
seldom. I’ve found that 99% of my clients get a past-life memory in some form.
I don’t think I’ve ever had more than one or two who ever got absolutely
When that happens, it’s usually because:
- They’re afraid of what may
- They may distrust the whole process
- It may not be the right
time for them to get a past-life memory.
This is why I always advise people
only to come for a regression if it feels like a good thing to do.
Q: What is
the best part about leading past-life regressions?
that I’m helping people to discover the great riches that we all have within
us; and that this is contributing to the general expansion of consciousness and
awareness of our greater potential.
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