There is little doubt that some
people possess the ability to connect with a higher form of
'intelligence' - thus gaining knowledge about things they
couldn't consciously know about. Although hypnosis doesn't
produce this gift, it can assist it greatly in those people who
are sensitive to such influences , which is why many mediums,
seers, clairvoyants, etc. enter into a trance to obtain the
required state of mind.
I'm going to list a few examples
that you might find interesting if you wish to learn more about
what it is possible to achieve in trance, but firstly I've had a
few very unusual experiences myself whilst conducting past life
regression sessions that you might like to hear about.
One young lady came to see me with
her friend who was interested in discovering who she might be in
a past life. Nothing unusually remarkable happened to the
friend (although she did experience a 'past life memory'.
The young lady in question wasn't particularly interested in
regression (she even admitted that she didn't really believe in
it) but had agreed with her friend that she would also be
After a short while she fell into
a very deep trance and began speaking in a very strong Welsh
accent, describing events in detail. She told me that she
was a young girl who had never been known by anything but 'girl'
and worked for a wealthy couple as their laundry maid. Her
voice was childlike and when she remembered the laundry room she
started sniffing and smiling as she recalled the smell. She
loved her job and was very attached to her employers, knowing
very little else.
In reality she had no connections
with Wales or laundries and reported that she felt in every way
that she was experiencing the memory as though it were real.
The session left her very impressed and convinced that this had
been an actual past life memory.
During a different session a
middle aged man was describing his past life under hypnosis
where he had lived in the times of the Gladiators. Towards
the end of the session I asked him to 'go to the light' - which
was a spirit cleansing routine to remove any negative traces
that he might be carrying forward.
He told me that he could not see
the light so I said 'the light is there - just go to the light'.
He repeated that he could see no light - at which point a white
light bulb flew off the wall and landed at his feet. The light
bulb had never done anything like that before in the 40 years
that I'd lived in that house, the bulb was totally
secure and his wife looked on in astonishment as I told him 'you
couldn't go to the light so the light came to you'.
Now, this could have been
coincidence I suppose, however he told me afterwards that as an
adolescent he experienced poltergeist activity in the house
where he grew up. So, I for one will keep an open mind.
The following accounts were found
in Hypnotism and the Supernormal by Simeon Edmunds. It's
quite an old book, hence the age of the examples, however I will
just list a few of them.
In March 1914 an old man named
Lerasle went for a walk in Cours-les-Barres. After two
weeks he had not returned and there was no trace of him although
a neckerchief belonging to the old man had been found. A
certain Dr Osty gave it to one of his subjects who was known to
possess a gift of clairvoyance and without giving her any
information about the neckerchief he hypnotized Madame Morel,
who described the appearance of the old man, how he was dressed,
his home and where his body was to be found.
With this information a final
search was arranged and his body recovered in exactly the same
place and in the position that she had described.
This girl became famous throughout
Europe for her ability to sight read and play any piece of music
whilst hypnotized and completely blindfolded. Her performances
were witnessed by several doctors who verified the facts recorded
in several journals of that era, Two doctors who
examined her under hypnosis stated that she was thoroughly
insensible to the exterior world and a final experiment took
place where a lady wrote a piece of music on a scrap of paper
enclosed in a sealed envelope. Mlle Nydia was again
blindfolded, hypnotized and the envelope held to her forehead as
she played with much beauty of expression, the Moonlight Sonata
The Lapp Girl
This girl was hypnotized and and
described a scene in her home which was several hundred miles
away She described her parent's actions and mentioned an
article in a newspaper that her father was reading.
Shortly afterwards her parents
telephoned the girl to enquire if she was alright. Her
apparition had appeared before them and they thought something
might be wrong.
Hypnotism and the Supernormal
If you find these accounts
interesting then the book is well worth reading (if you can
still get hold of it). It is crammed with other
fascinating cases of hypnosis and the paranormal.