Hypno-death-experiences: Death experiences during hypnotic life regressions

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Date Written: March 13, 2020


In this study we analyzed retrospectively a database of 44 alleged death experiences
between incarnations, as reported by 36 participants during hypnotic life regression sessions
with the same hypnotist. The descriptions of these experiences were evaluated using the
Italian version of the Near-Death Experience Scale. A large part of the reported experiences
were 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
With respect to the total score, 18% fell within the range commonly used to identify true
near-death-experiences. The death experiences undergone during the hypnotic life regressions
contain very similar characteristics to those reported in classic near-death-experiences.
Whether these experiences were actually lived or were, instead, accounts of events previously
learned through conventional means, remains an open question.

Keywords: Hypnosis, Past life regressions, Death, Death Study

Suggested Citation

Pederzoli, Luciano and De Stefano, Eugenia and Tressoldi, Patrizio E., Hypno-death-experiences: Death experiences during hypnotic life regressions (March 13, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=

Luciano Pederzoli

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Eugenia De Stefano

University of Padova

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Patrizio E. Tressoldi (Contact Author)

Università di Padova ( email )

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Padova, 35131

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