Hypno-Death-Experiences: Death Experiences During Hypnotic Life Regressions

14 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2019 Last revised: 4 May 2019

Date Written: May 1, 2019


Aim: In this work we analyze 44 death experiences between incarnations, as reported by 36 participants during hypnotic regression sessions with the same hypnotist.

Method: The descriptions of the experiences were evaluated using the Italian version of the Near-Death Experience Scale.

Results: A large part of the reported experiences can be categorized as “Affective”, with a majority reported as: “Feeling a sense of joy” and “Seeing and being enveloped by a bright light”, as well as in the ’Transcendental’ category, with all experiences showing a similar frequency. Regarding the ‘Paranormal’ category, the most often reported experience is that of: “The feeling of being separated from one’s physical body”.

With respect to the total score, 18% fall inside the range commonly used to identify true NDEs.

Conclusions: The death experiences undergone during the hypnotic regressions contain very similar characteristics to those reported in classic NDEs. Whether these experiences were actually lived or were, instead, accounts of events previously learned through conventional means remains unknown.

Keywords: hypnosis, hypnotic age regressions, death, near-death-experiences

Suggested Citation

Pederzoli, Luciano and De Stefano, Eugenia and Tressoldi, Patrizio E., Hypno-Death-Experiences: Death Experiences During Hypnotic Life Regressions (May 1, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3303333 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3303333

Eugenia De Stefano

University of Padova

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Padova, 2-35122

Patrizio E. Tressoldi

Università di Padova ( email )

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Padova, 35131

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