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
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