"The Clairvision approach is very deep and yields results. Samskaric influences are best understood through direct experience, rather than through extended abstract discussion."
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Regression: Past-life Therapy for Here and Now Freedom
18 of 32 people found the following review helpful
What a waste of money!
ByA customeron August 11, 2001
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This book earned one star for having made a couple interesting points. However, there is no progression or continuity in thought development, and the writing style demonstrates a fragmented, sporadic thinking process. This makes it extremely frustrating to try to follow along and make sense of what the author is trying to say. Like listening to a person who recognizes an interesting idea he doesn't fully understand, when he tries to explain it, the idea is rendered indefensible because he not capable of explaining it. The author introduces a topic, meanders away from it, and then draws conclusions! Because he jumps from one idea to another, he doesn't present cohesive ideas or clearly convey meanings. I'm amazed to see how many books he has to his credit. This one is superficial, if not artificial. It is a complete turn-off to anyone eager to learn more about regression therapy.
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R. J. The4 years ago
The Clairvision approach is very deep and yields results. Samskaric influences are best understood through direct experience, rather than through extended abstract discussion. Understanding these influences is a bit like trying to convey what an apple tastes like. Unless you've bitten one yourself, you will never fully understand it. I'll concede that - as with every book and the passage of time, there is always room for improvement, but the essence of what he says and the results the approach delivers speak for themselves. Find someone who has trained extensively with the school and validate the concepts for yourself. Until I did that the book was interesting but abstract. Once I got to grips with applying the techniques to myself, I discovered just how deeply those imprints ran within my lifepath.
Kevin Leonard6 years ago
You are sadly mistaken if you believe Samuel Sagan doesn't know what he is talking about.
But you are correct that this is a superficial book. It is so by necessity. Did you expect to have a regression experience? Did you expect to be able to learn how to conduct a regression session from reading a book? The work is experiential. It is effective.
Ramondo said "The information in this book is not consistant with my background, approach or experience. "
That does not surprise me since Sagan developed this particular technique himself with close colleagues.
Third reply Raimondo
I am a hypnotherapist and spiritual councelor who has done a significant amount of successful work with past life regression and spirit releasement therapy. My backgound includes some of the classic authors in this work such as William J. Baldwin, Dr. Irene Hickman, D.O. and Dr. Edith Fiore. The information in this book is not consistant with my background, approach or experience.
of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Needlessly complex approach . . ., July 30, 200
This review is from: Regression: Past-life Therapy for Here and Now Freedom (Paperback)
First, Dr. Sagan's approach to past life problems is doubtless very effective. He places a metaphysical twist on it by using names from Hindu teaching and mysticism, some of which I see as potentially useful in clarifying concepts. He spends an inordinate time digressing into the effect of "samskaras" upon meditation, helpful if your suffering client is involved with extensive hours of meditation, but otherwise simply a time-consuming digression.
One of my concerns is that Dr. Sagan seems to believe that (1) most people experiencing regression (other than with him or his students) come away believing they are some king or princess; and (2)exploration of past lives is a useless parlor game if undertaken for other than healing of "samskaras". With Dr. Sagan, I abhor charletans who would inform people they were Cleopatra or Napoleon. However, in my practice, I have found no one who believed they were royalty/persons of note, and most of the lives encountered were very plebian--farmers, slaves, and the like. While healing of past life wounds is, of course, the primary goal of past life regression therapy, the self-knowledge which comes from simple exploration of past lives is not to be distained.
There are many compassionate and competent regression therapists doing invaluable work in healing the wounds and carryovers (yes, samskaras, if you will) from past lives, and there are many people living richer, healthier lives as a result. There are a number of excellent, in depth books dealing with regression therapy and related issues that he doesn't touch on. I am saddened that Dr. Sagan seems to believe that only through his system can anyone achieve release. This is simply not true.
For the person wishing to study or do past life therapy, I recommend first IBRT (International Board for Regression Therapy) certified courses in past life therapy, plus extensive study and reading. There are a number of excellent resources. However, I cannot recommend this book as a starting point, or even a mid-point. Frankly, I have found that this book did not significantly contribute to my knowledge or practice. Regardless, if you are suffering from a problem which may have a past life root, I would urge you to seek out a competent past life regression therapist. If that is in Sydney, it may well be Dr. Sagan or his group.
Initial post: Sep 24, 2014 11:10:21 PM PDT
M. Fiorello says:
The points that (1) some people who experience regression come away believing they are royalty or famous and that (2) the author discourages past-life regression for recreation rather than liberation, were very minor in this book. Your review's focus on these points misses the positive thrust of the book, which is that untying samskaras through regression therapy can lead to greater freedom and can alleviate suffering in one's life (without requiring many hours of meditation). I do not think Dr. Sagan's brief comments about mainstream regression therapy -- even if they are inaccurate -- would warrant a 2 out of 5 star rating
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