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Past Life Therapy - The New Psychiatry

Unarius Academy of Science

When Jonathan Hall (not his real name) first attended classes at the Unarius Academy of Science in El Cajon, California, he had been diagnosed by doctors as a schizophrenic. Jonathan seemed able to hold on to his sense of reality for only a short period of months; then his behavior became very strange. He spoke in loud outbursts, reciting religious-sounding phrases. He paced and talked, or moved objects around the room, placing them in one position, then returning again in a few moments to move them.

To some, his erratic behavior was a little frightening. His own parents had him incarcerated more than once in mental institutions because they knew of no other way to handle his loud and unpredictable outbursts. But doctors could do little more than prescribe psychotropic drugs and keep Jonathan under observation until the episode passed. As a teacher pioneering the application of Past Life Therapy to treat a multitude of physical and emotional disorders, I recognized that Jonathan would need to reach deep beneath the surface of his present life into his past to resolve his problem. He would need love, understanding, encouragement, and a glimpse into his past life history. That initial glimpse came in the form of a past life Reading given by me, as professor of psychic therapeutic science at the nonprofit Unarius Academy of Science. Jonathan, the Reading explained, had been arrested by the Inquisition in the late 1500s, imprisoned, tortured, and eventually burned at the stake. Now, every fall, Jonathan automatically began to "replay" the sequence of events leading to his death centuries previously. The religious babble that came pouring forth from his mouth in a torrent of words was like an echo of the old priests and inquisitors enforcing their beliefs into their prisoner's mind -- as Jonathan himself struggled to maintain his sanity and regain his true self. Then, in early February, the problem would always vanish and Jonathan would be sent home from whichever institution his family had taken him to. From the past life Reading, Jonathan discovered the reason for this sudden change: in the 16th century, he was arrested in the fall and executed, after years of imprisonment, in February.

When this valuable and vital information was relayed, Jonathan's life changed dramatically. He felt immediate relief from the tremendous fear of periodically "losing his mind." His work with the self-healing practice of Past Life Therapy was just beginning, but he knew he'd found what the doctors couldn't give him: an answer to his problem, and hope for a permanent cure! Today, he holds a regular job as a printer, and in his spare time he teaches classes, composes music, paints, sculpts, and volunteers as a video editor.

Stories like Jonathan's are almost routine at the Unarius Academy of Science in El Cajon. They have poured in by the thousands from astonished, amazed, and happy individuals all around the globe who have been suddenly liberated from life-long problems. It may have been an unhappy marriage, a drug or alcohol addiction, a physical disorder, or any number of large or small difficulties encountered in the passage through life, but the results are almost identical. The individual experiences extreme joy and happiness when the original cause of their problem is finally revealed -- in a previous lifetime-sometimes to the point of breaking down into hard, sobbing cries of remorse, sorrow, and relie Immediately thereafter, the weight of a thousand lifetimes seems to lift from their shoulders; then they forget all about it. Both the problem and the seemingly miraculous healing fade quickly from memory!

During my twenty years as a professor of psychology, specializing in the science of reincarnation physics, I have not only witnessed countless examples of students helping themselves by learning of their previous existence, I have tasted the benefits of this unique therapy in my own life -- and I would never return to my previous state of ignorance. Occasionally, an individual unfamiliar with the science of reincarnation physics taught at the Academy will ask, "Isn't it frightening to know? I mean, what if there are things I don't want to know about myself?"

Past Life Therapy is not for the weakminded or frail-hearted. It leads a person into the depths of his own psychological makeup, but the return trip is well worth the cost of the journey, and that cost is almost always a deflation to the person's ego! After all, who wants to believe they have committed acts that were harmful to others? Or wants to remember terrible crimes in which they were a participant, or tortures (as in Jonathan's case) in which they have been a victim in one lifetime and perhaps returned to gain revenge in subsequent lives? But these are the realities of which our present lifetimes are constructed, and like it or not, they live within us, beneath the surface of our awareness, like tormenting insects that constantly buzz into view. They swirl around us in a dark cloud at times, completely obscuring our vision, and our enjoyment, of the present lifetime. That's when the study of Past Life Therapy becomes the most vital tool of any individual for "healing" themselves!

The conception of reincarnation physics does stretch the mind beyond the third dimension. However, consider the positive results! It is very likely that most individuals are skeptical at first -- until they have an experience that startles them into questioning their belief system, which they had taken for granted.

Mary Kontoulas grew up in a somewhat harsh environment as the daughter of Greek immigrants. She became as tough as her neighborhood, but her humanitarian nature eventually drove her to seek some meaningful existence and she sought refuge in a Catholic convent, taking her vows and serving her fellow man by traveling around the world as a physical therapist aboard the hospital ship, "Hope." Mary saw plenty of suffering and hardship, and inwardly she knew that what the Catholic Church offered these people was not enough to end the cycle of misery. Her personal search led her to examine alternatives, including the teachings of the Rosicrucians. Then she came across books from the Unarius curriculum authored by Dr. Ernest L. and Ruth E. Norman, who founded Unarius in 1954.

Like so many others, Mary delved in with a mixture of curiosity, skepticism, and total, fascinated absorption. Months later, she emerged from her study with a new perception. What if I've lived before? she wondered. Who was I? What did I do? Eventually, she began to question why she'd become a Catholic nun, when all around her in the convent she saw pain and cruelty, just as she'd seen in the poorest countries in the world.

The answers began to slowly filter into Mary's awareness -- and it should be kept in mind that she had not yet attended any Unarius classes. She had merely read some books and started thinking about the possibility that her consciousness did not die when her body did, and that she may have spent time "in school" between lifetimes preparing for her return, when her spiritual knowledge would be tested by the tribulations of life on Earth. Because of her open-mindedness, the logic and reason of reincarnation became a reality to her. With realizations came change. She soon left the convent, as her religious practices became less and less meaningful to her. She realized that she'd been drawn to the Church because of past-life associations with it, and now she was discovering the reasons for her problems, which she had been unable to accept previously. This would be the key to helping other people to free themselves from the psychic amnesia that crippled their ability to "see" clearly and enjoy life.

Today, Mary works long hours as a physical therapist, even though she is near retirement age. She has learned to use her studies of reincarnation physics, a science of life, energy principles which are basic to the evolution of all life forms. When Mary experienced a serious knee problem that required surgery, doctors warned that she would soon be confined to a wheelchair. But by applying the principles of this healing science, Past Life Therapy, Mary quickly flashed back to previous lives when she had been a fierce fighting man (yes, we incarnate as both men and women). She saw herself piercing and severing the limbs of her enemies. Her current pain and disability was the result or "feedback" from her negative acts toward others, she realized. But Mary did not stop with the mere recognition of her past. She experienced tremendous remorse for the violent acts committed against others in the past. In future lives to be lived, her knees would no longer cause her pain, due to her recognition of the cause. But what has this self-honesty earned her in the present? Mary is not in a wheelchair. Her knees healed quickly from the surgery. Although she still experiences some pain, she is fully mobile, strong, and capable of caring for herself and others. Most importantly, her work has taken on a new vitality. She's less motivated by a dull, nagging, unrecognized guilt and is now able to function with complete awareness of her past-life association with her patients. They, too, are helped by her understanding of what had drawn them together. Now, with this knowledge, that former adversarial relationship is not reexpressed or inadvertently strengthened.

Mary felt deflated by the recognition that she had not been the humanitarian she so desired to be. But she also experienced the emancipation of facing the truth about herself. Change comes about when we recognize what it is-that needs to change. The mental pain resulting from flashbacks and realizations of oneself in a past lifetime is followed by the healing, soothing balm of inner peace of mind. Mary's flashbacks answered many questions -- why she was born into a violent family, and why she sought refuge under the guise of a nun's habit to hide that old warrior from herself, and why she sought to help her former "victims" by working in the healing profession. Hate does not dissipate simply through the passage of tirne; if two individuals once fought to a bloody death, they will inevitably return to face one another again -- but circumstances do change.

Through our contacts with individuals all over the world, I have witnessed circumstances in which former enemies have become husband and wife, parent and child, work associates. Each time the principles of Past Life Therapy are applied to the situation by one or the other individual, the atmosphere between these two undergoes an astonishing and rapid change. Animosity evaporates. Hostility vanishes. Parents and children become friends!

One couple studying Past Life Therapy discovered that their asthmatic daughter was suffering from a lifetime in which she was ostracized by the fundamentalist community in which they were living. She had died in a fire set by her own mother centuries ago! The mother had become irrationally convinced that her daughter was possessed by the devil, and she struck out against her in an insane act of violence that was still haunting these two souls in the present lifetime.

This past-life recognition was a terrible shock to the mother. Her criticisms toward her daughter ended immediately, and the girl's asthma attacks were suddenly understandable. They were clear episodes of the girl's previous death throes as she suffocated and burned in the small shed where she had been confined by her raving parent. Interestingly, the girl's father and mother had switched sexes in their present incarnation; that is, her mother now had been her domineering father in the past. Her present father is now trying to overcome the weak personality that caused him, as the girl's mother in the past, to be so ineffectual at stopping this tragedy. This family is actually quite typical, when the facts of former lives are known. The reversal of sex roles is also common, as each individual reincarnates in a pattern of lives designed to create an integration of body, mind, and spirit -- a physics of evolution that explains the principles of the dual polarities of life. Without going into the esoteric or more precisely scientific factors which are fully explained by the Unarius curriculum, all experiences we live become encoded within our "psychic," electronic anatomy as an inscription of energy, very much like the computer's floppy disk, which is removed and inserted into a new piece of "hardware" as we reincarnate. The information thus inscribed is permanent, and replays itself, projected as a picture containing circumstances of personal associations, emotions, illnesses, likes and dislikes, and so on, as a continuity of each day and lifetime! Through the practice of Past Life Therapy, one begins to question themselves in their daily activities: "Why am I attracted so overwhelmingly to this person, place, or thing?" "Why am I so angry?" "Why am I unable to complete this work assignment?" etc. With knowledge of the principles of the continuity of consciousness, one becomes cognizant of new information, including information about one's past lives. Using this information constructively, we can "reformat" our hard disk, so to speak.

In Past Life Therapy classes, the students compare notes of their healing experiences, which helps other individuals learn to apply the science of reincarnation to ordinary experiences. However, the Past Life Therapy curriculum of the Unarius Academy of Science does not foster a dependency on others for the solutions to one's problems. And it is not necessary for one to attend classes to receive this help. The information needed to unlock a problem is disclosed to the individual by himself, emerging out of the subconscious and enabling that person to recognize, in an objective manner, the cause of the problem. For example, a 38-year-old woman was 'stuck' in a childlike personality which had been affecting her adult life in negative ways. Her tendency to revert to a childish voice, or to dress in clothes more suited to a teenager, was undermining her ability to succeed in her personal and professional tasks. She was dating a man many years her junior, and her effectiveness as a public speaker-something she hoped to do -- was seriously affected by her fear to face others, her fear of exposure! A reading was given for Louisa who, although she had been studying Past Life Therapy for many years, had been unable to recognize certain aspects of herself. Louisa was shocked to learn that she had been raped by an uncle in her present lifetime, some time before her 1 6th birthday. That event, blocked from her consciousness, had shattered the pampered, spoiled, and secure existence she had enjoyed as a child. Her present, childish personality was her subconscious attempt to recapture those "happy days" of youth, before the pressures of adulthood were so violently thrust upon her. Subsequent events, at age 16, 18, 20, further compounded the problem, which was spelled out in her Reading.

With inkospection, Louisa realized that one of her two uncles was a blank slate in her memory; she couldn't recall his face at all (as with the other uncle), but she remembered how much she still hates the smell of a certain soap (which he used) and the sight of white socks with sandals (which he wore). Other clues pressed into her mind, which prompted a phone call to her older sister, who told Louisa that she remembered being molested by this uncle at the age of 3 -- but she didn't recall that event until she, too, was in her late 30s.

Reeling with this sudden revelation, Louisa thought back through every relationship she'd formed with men throughout her life. Now her own powers of introspection were alerted, and one by one, she re-examined the longsuppressed traumas: the molestation at 7 years by her older brother's friend, and again at 14 by another of her brother's friends; a "normal" relationship with a boy when she was a teenager which was cut short by his tragic slip into mental illness after his tour of duty in Vietnam; the seduction and loss of her virginity to her sister's husband (with her sister's encouragement) at 18; her marriage to a man 13 years her senior at age 19, and to a man from another country at age 26; etc., etc. Each instance, she realized, further destroyed her self-esteem and deepened her fear of men, pressing it so far down beneath the surface that she wasn't even aware it existed. With her new perspective as a student of Past Life Therapy, Louisa was able to remove the guilt and shame and recognize these relationships as a continuity of previous lifetimes. As the days passed, she was able to retrace the past-life connections that drew her to each man, and to explain to herself, from these past-life experiences, why she attracted molesters even though she consciously avoided provocative dress or actions. Now Louisa realized that her promiscuity in previous lifetimes, as a prostitute and even as a stage performer of lewd acts, was still following her. These men, her former associates, "remembered her," despite her outward conservatism and frequent retreat into the "child" that did not want to grow up for fear of facing these realities.

With each awareness as she allowed herself to reconsider these painful memories, Louisa drenched herself in tears -- but they were liberating tears. Her guilt lifted, and the fear that had always undermined her interactions with men -- now fully exposed and defined and categorized -- quickly subsided. Literally overnight, she regained her self-esteem and began to feel more comfortable expressing herself as an adult. Through a dream, Louisa saw a past lifetime in which she had previously turned in her rapist -- her uncle in the present -- for molesting her. In the dream, she reexperienced the trauma of watching him have his hand cut off as punishment. The shock of this incident, and the guilt she carried, was what kept her from revealing him in the present lifetime, what kept her from even remembering the event! Because she now understands the energy principles that drew them back together, she holds no resentment nor animosity toward this individual. Louisa learned a valuable lesson: although the society around her, as she grew up in the 60s and 70s, was deteriorating in spiritual values, the real self knows its own moral standards, and when she'd violated them through ignorance of the past-life continuity exerting its influence upon her emotions, she had suffered a continual loss of self-respect.

Only through re-engaging her full intelligence, with inner insight provided through the help of spiritual teachings, was Louisa able to reclaim herself from the dark nature of her past! If you ask her now, she'll tell you that she's been given an opportunity to live without selfrecrimination, and with a greater insight into the psychological makeup of her consciousness.

Problems are not resolved until the original cause is discovered, rectified or resolved; then the problem disappears from consciousness. We must simply dig a little deeper to reach the roots than traditional psychiatry and psychology have considered in helping individuals heal themselves!

I highly recommend, from personal experience, that the individual who desires to learn more about his or her past acquire first some basic knowledge of a psychology of consciousness, psychodynamic principles of energy explaining the nature and function of the mind. A solid foundation of knowledge will ensure that any traumas uncovered are dealt with quickly, thoroughly, and constructively, leaving a happy and contented human being to enjoy a new and revitalized life!