Interview with Brian Weiss for the magazine Athanor in French language.
We have available to all French-speaking Internet users the interview with Dr. Brian Weiss in the journal «Athanor», which was published in issue 35, September-October 2002, between pages 15 and 18.
We are grateful to the translator Loto Perrella as well as to the rest of the team of this publication for collaborating and providing us with all the facilities to recover and reproduce the original text and its images.
The interview translated into Rousseau’s language, reviews Dr. Weiss’s unique journey in Past Life Therapy through his first five books on the subject, beginning with his encounter with Katherine, the first of his patients to be treated with this technique.
Website’s team «In Body and Soul». Sunday, 22nd of December of 2020. Translation: Núria Comas Viladrich.
Link to the interview translated to French:
Le retour à la paix. Une interview à Brian Weiss (Return to peace. An interview with Brian Weiss). Magazine Athanor. No. 35, septembre-octobre 2002. Pages 15-18. Interviewer: Josep Agustín. Interprète: Loto Perrella. Photographe: Natalia Campoy. Comment être en paix avec soi même, et, de ce fait, avec tout, est peut-être la formule magique la plus cherchée depuis toujours par l’être humain. Le Dr. Brian Weiss nous recevait dans son hôtel, et pendant toute l’interview nous nous sentîmes dans une atmosphère tranquille, accompagnés par la bonne humeur et la qualité gentille de cette personne (…). Traduction : Loto Perrella.
On these days of the Diwaly’s lights festival celebration, I would like to share with you what could be a new breakthrough after thorough examination by honest professionals with scientific vocation and conscious spirituality.
After asking different physicians about the possible origin of Alzheimer, the answers suggested that in some cases it could be due to a separation conflict, a loss, or a painful family secret. We must point out that separation does not necessarily cause illness, neither are all these illness cases the result of separation. Considering the longer life expectancy of women, we are all aware of the case of an elder widowed woman attending the funeral of her husband. The suffering resulting from this separation can be so acute that, in order to face it, her body develops a biological programme of progressive oblivion. Additionally, the progressive physical disability of the woman results in an extra burden for the family members and for society.
I once attended a specialbroadcast of the documentary Morir de dia (Dying during the day), a film by Laia Manresa and Sergi Díes, based on an original idea of Joaquin Jordà, which exposes how heroin spread in Barcelona in the decade of the 70’s of the 20th century and the havoc this drug produced among society. One of the characters, with the alias Pau Malvido, was one of the victims of this addiction. Among the attending public, therewas a brother of his, a well known politician, ill with Alzheimer, who witnessed the first minutes of the film. The film served as a tribute for the loss of a person that could have been the cause of the emotional distress suffered by the politician brother.
What is it that makes a person feel such unbearable pain upon experiencing the loss of a beloved one? Probably, it is the belief that death is a final and eternal separation. That the loss has no solution.
Reading the works of those practicingPast Lives Therapy (PLT), as well as the description of some cases of people who have been on the threshold between life and death, we know that the soul is eternal and that the body is just what we leave behind. Some patients can recall the deaths in some of their previous lives and what takes place in the period between lives. When the soul of the deceased moves towards the light, it is often welcomed into the spiritual dimension by the souls of those who have been relatives or acquaintances before its death. And not only that, disembodied souls can meet again and put in common their respective experiences and prepare for a new possible incarnation.
If that widow had known that the soul of her deceased partner could be waiting for her in the afterlife, she would regard the separation as only physical and temporary. This approach would encourage her to overcome the situation avoiding to become at the same time a burden for her social environment. A higher spiritual consciousness could be a good preventive measure on these separation cases that could eventually lead to an Alzheimer disease.
Brauli Tamarit Tamarit. First version: Saturday, 14th November 2020. Last modification: Wednesday, 25th November 2020. Translation: Núria Comas Viladrich. Correction: Loto Perrella Estellés.
The page allocated to calling out to collaborate with the website «In Body and Soul» is now available in Goethe’s language thanks to the translation provided by Professor Nina Piulats Finger. We thank her and her father, the philosophy teacher Octavi Piulats Riu, for their help.
This page invites internet users to collaborate by translating to the most accurate and faithfully possible extent the already existing pages into languages which are not yet available. Some of the pages contain references to excerpts from books that may have already been translated, so it would also be helpful to have these citations available in digital format. We also welcome support to improve the project from technical and aesthetic aspects.
«In body and soul» website team. Saturday, 14th of November of 2020. Translation: Núria Comas Viladrich.
The access link to the website in German language is:
Aufruf der Internetseite “In Körper und Seele” (A call from the «In body and soul» web). Webteam “In Körper und Seele”. Dienstag, 21 Januar 2020. „Die Praktizierende im Bereich der Vergangene Leben/Reinkarnationstherapie (VLT) und der Therapie für spirituellen Besitz (TSB) jeweils aus unterschiedlichen Behandlungsstylen und -formen stammend, informieren uns über die in del letzten Jahren erhöhte Anzahl an Fallstudien durch welche deutlich wird, dass wir Seelen sind die von einem Körper zum anderen wandern. Anhand dieser Fallstudien gehen wir davon aus, dass die Reinkarnation/Mempsychose, der natürlicher Weg des Lern- und Verfeinerungsprozesses aller Seelen ist (…)“. Übersetzung: Nina Piulats Finger.
History of the International Journal of Regression Therapy (JRT).
Thanks to Doctor José Luís Cabouli we have known the website of the International Journal of Regression Therapy, with which we establish a link from the website «In body and soul». This entity has published, along its trajectory, an extensive variety of articles and cases related to this subject, all published in English language. Below we offer you Rich Stammler’s text describing the history of this publication until 2014.
Team of the website «In body and soul». Saturday, October 24th, 2020.
History of the International Journal of Regression Therapy (JRT).
The concept of using past-life regression for physical, psychological and spiritual healing contained many threads of insight from many schools of thought from across the globe. In the United States, during the ‘60s and ‘70s a counterculture emerged which contrasted with the stark materialism evident at that time in the Western culture, science and in psychology, as a part of behaviorism.
Aspects of that counterculture movement included a revival and interest in the wisdom traditions including those of India. A parallel development in physics slowly took hold, the popularization of quantum mechanics. The principles of quantum mechanics led to the startling conclusion that, at a minimum, we live in a «participatory universe», we are co-creators, of our reality, and consciousness/mind collapses the quantum wave of all possibilities at each moment. Particle physicists revealed that at its base all is energy, in Einstein’s words «…the field is the only reality».
The ‘60s ushered in psychedelic experiences that for many, opened up vistas to normally unseen realities and further eroded the underpinnings of materialism. Meanwhile, in theories of health and disease, the focus on healing became not an external agent but the self. This new focus ushered in new thinking expressed in several publications, such as, Shealy and Myss’s Creation of Health (Shealy & Myss,1988), Deepak Chopra’s, Quantum Healing (Chopra,1989), and, finally for the regression field, Dethlefsen and Dahlke’s, powerful, The Healing Power of Illness (Dethlefsen & Dahlke, 1983). All of this represented a large paradigm shift in Western thinking, which is on-going today and, in fact, accelerating1.
Association for Research and Past Life Therapies (APRT).
However, the regression therapy movement began in earnest as organizers conducted the first conference in May of 1980 at the University of California at Irvine with the stipulation by the university that only those professionally credentialed could be presenters. At the conference, a committee was formed to create a past-life therapy association. Its purpose was, «…the organization should be a clearing house for information, set standards and determine ethics, help to articulate the concept of past lives to the professional community, publish a journal, and be involved in a training program. It was also to serve as a support group for its members and as a referral source for the public» (Lucas, 1993, p 15). In October 1981, a formal organization was founded with the title of The Association for Past-Life Research and Therapies (APRT). The movement correlated with the emergence of a new school of psychology, transpersonal psychology. The new organization was composed of credentialed professionals from traditional fields, non-credentialed hypnotherapists who adapted easily to this new form of regression therapy, and a group of psychics who, «did readings rather than practice therapy» (Lucas, 1993, p.15).
The association published its first newsletter, which was soon followed by the first and only journal for regression therapy, The Journal of Regression Therapy, in 1986. The APRT board’s guidance was «…to include reactions from members, new research, innovative treatment techniques, and personal experiences, as well as articles and book reviews» (Lucas, 1993, p.17).
The association grew rapidly and the passion of the membership produced semi-annual conferences and semi-annual editions of the Journal in the early years. In 1999, the APRT assumed a new name, the International Association of Research and Regression Therapies (IARRT) to reflect a growing international character of this movement.
For various reasons, from its height in membership near the turn of the century, membership steadily declined until on January 2014 IARRT dissolved.
APRT began publishing the first Journal of Regression Therapy in the Spring of 1986. The current 2014 issue will make it 28 years of publishing topics of interest to regression professionals and related disciplines. To date, the Journal includes 25 issues containing over 330 articles spanning every facet of the regression discipline. In spite of the demise of IARRT, there are a great number of professionals who want to see this important legacy of APRT/IARRT continued. Meanwhile, other fast-growing regression organizations overseas also expressed interest in creating/continuing some type of regression journal.
The International Journal of Regression Therapy.
The opportunity was seized to make the Journal a truly international journal and vehicle for new ideas, new research and a forum that enhances and furthers the best goals of the regression community. To that end, collaboration occurred between the existing editor of the Journal, Rich Stammler, the president of the Earth Association for Regression Therapy (EARTh), Athanasios Komianos, and the past president, Hans ten Dam, to make the Journal truly international. Based on the World Regression Congress (WCRT4) in 2011 (in Turkey), and the most recent World Regression Congress (WCRT5) in 2014 (in Portugal), the mix of different cultural perspectives and less tether to a traditional worldview, brings some very interesting new ideas into the mix. It appears there is a great deal more academic research happening overseas. It looks very promising for the prospect of a truly global journal in the near future.
During the WCRT5, the new Journal was formally born with the title, The International Journal of Regression Therapy. The title is largely the same and reflects the legacy of the original, but highlights the increased emphasis on the global nature of its contributors and subscribers. The logo is the mythical Phoenix to show the rebirth of the Journal superimposed on a globe to also mirror its international character. The consulting editorial board has expanded to include a group for the non-English speaking contributors and readers. The goals of the Journal are the following:
The mission of the Journal is to further the professional and academic development of regression therapy around the world.
It publishes articles on the empirical effects and theoretical implications of regression therapy.
It provides a platform for the exchange of ideas and practices.
It supports the development of a theoretical framework for regression.
It pays attention to related developments in the fields of transpersonal psychology and the study of consciousness.
It translates interesting articles in other languages into English.
It stimulates research.
The structure of the Journal has been updated to the following:
A Table of Contents, –with links to articles–.
Articles, –composed of research ideas, techniques, interesting cases and other topics of interest to the regression professional–.
A Blog Section –a new section with the 2014 issue and will have the same general topic as the main articles but much shorter– one to two pages.
New Community Media –will be a new section in the next issue and is composed of new books, electronic media and other published material created by the professional community to appraise readers of new media in the regression field–.
Authors –a section presenting a short bio of contributing authors–.
The goal of the new Journal Policy Board is to publish the next issue in March of 2015.
Rich Stammler. November 2014.
Chopra, D. (1989). Quantum healing. New York: Bantam Books.
Dethlefsen, T. & Dahlke, R. (1983). The Healing power of illness: the meaning of symptoms & how to interpret them. (tr. 1990) Brisbane, Australia: Element Books Limited.
Lucas, W. B. (1993). The History of Regression Therapy. in W. B. Lucas, (Ed.), Regression therapy: a handbook for professionals,Vol. I: Past-Life Therapy. Crest Park, CA: Deep Forest Press.
Shealy, C. N. & Myss, C. (1988). The Creation of health: the emotional, psychological, and spiritual responses that promote health and healing. New York: Three Rivers Press.