Monday, January 12, 2009

Paranormal - More About Past Lives


By Stephen Ellis


Nobody asked me, but…

A very interesting e-mail was received from a lady called “Silk”. It concerned her daughter who, when her daughter was far too young to understand what she was saying, her daughter talked about her “before” mommy”: a woman who had been her mommy many years before she was born to Silk. The very young child described where she was living, what life was like, etc…all before she was born. If you have any interest in “past lives” I strongly recommend you read the blog at

I have had some brief correspondence with “Silk” in the past. She impressed me as a completely honest person and an excellent writer. I do not believe anyone can read this blog without seriously questioning whether or not we have lived before…and will live again.

The concept of past lives is not a new one to my blog nor to my paranormal research.
A few months ago I wrote about a girl I hypnotized (she was about 17 years old at the time) at a party. Having been a recent reader of “The Search for Bridey Murphy” (detailed in another of my blogs), I thought I would try to regress her to a previous life. Hypnotists often regress their subjects back to their second or third birthday party and almost always get the names of the other children who attended, the presents they received, etc. Occasionally I would regress an older person back to their first grade in school and get them to talk about and describe their teacher and classmates. .As a hypnotist, I have always felt that these events are stored in our computer-like brains and that hypnosis helps to bring these memories forward. One of the amazing characteristics of doing this is how the subject’s voice raises in pitch and tries to emulate a child’s voice often having difficulty pronouncing words as a young child may do.

Prior to this party, however, I had never tried to regress someone’s memory to a time before they were born. I was a little apprehensive and a little excited to see what would happen. As I regressed her back into her mother’s womb, the girl immediately assumed a fetal position with her arms wrapped around her legs. Then, as I regressed her further, she changed her position to that of an adult and smiled. In a voice quite unlike the one she had been speaking in earlier, she started speaking French!

She not only started speaking French (which I recognize from the few French phrases I know and that unmistakable French accent), but spoke it with such rapidity and fluency as to be quite proficient in the language. Fortunately, there was a woman at the party who said she spoke French fluently, but when I asked her to translate what the girl was saying, the woman told me there were too many words she did not understand because they were in an archaic form. Words that may have been used hundreds of years ago, but were no longer in common usage.

I carefully brought the girl forward to the present day and awakened her. She did not know what I was talking about when I asked where she learned to speak French. She was still in high school and the language she had been studying in school was Spanish!. Neither of her parents were French, nor had she, or her parents, ever been to France or any French-speaking countries…and she had no French-speaking friends or relatives. The young man that had brought her to the party became very nervous and upset and took her home. Unfortunately, I was never able to contact her to repeat the experiment or delve further into the situation. I did try the same experiment on a couple of other people, but got absolutely nowhere.

Of course, there was the classical case of Bridey Murphy where, under hypnosis a 100%American young woman from Madison, Wisconsin suddenly became an old Irish woman describing, in detail, where she lived near Cork, Ireland; what her house was like in Ireland, who her husband was…and even of witnessing her own funeral. Of course, the woman had never been to Ireland. If you haven’t read my blog about Bridey Murphy, I suggest you do. I believe you will find it fascinating.

Past lives being revealed are not a new thing. There have been thousands of cases that appear to be strongly documented. I don’t mean to be repetitious, but there will never be…can never be…the kind of scientific proof concerning past lives that I would like to see. How does someone prove what a life was like a hundred or two hundred years ago? How does one prove what the furnishings in a home were like when the home was destroyed hundreds of years ago? How does one prove that the language a person is speaking is the correct version of a language that became obsolete hundreds of years ago?

Of course it is difficult to know how a child of three or four could know about having to go outside to the yard to pump water to bring back into the house…or how people spoke and dressed hundreds of years ago…or how it is that she had to go to the “waiting place” before she was selected to be re-born. I’ll grant you that some children are precocious, but I believe memories of this kind go far beyond just being precocious and are “cracks” in the walls between different dimensions that allow some things to slip through. As my own research has shown, these “cracks” usually close quickly.

If we read the original writings of Thomas Paine or Benjamin Franklin, we would have an extremely difficult time understanding it…language changes, meanings of words change. Situations and circumstances that may be referred to and gave certain words particular meanings have changed. It is not surprising when someone, in describing a past life, uses words and phrases we no longer understand.

As I have often said. If you do not believe something, no amount of proof will convince you. If you do believe something, no proof is necessary.

Explaining the “how” and “why” of past lives is one of the things I will go over many times in my blog. If any of my readers have had similar experiences, I will really appreciate you writing to me directly at

As I said…nobody asked me.

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