Thursday, 4 October 2012

Hypnosis and past lives: fact or fantasy?

This book, 'Many Lives, Many Masters' by Dr Brian Weiss,  claims to 'prove' past lives by hypnotic regression of a patient.  Is it fact or fantasy? Jon Danzig investigates

Dr Brian Weiss is an American psychiatrist and ‘scientist’ whose best-selling book, “Many Lives, Many Masters”, claims to provide evidence for reincarnation by hypnotising one of his patients to past lives.  His book has sold over 1.5 million copies with Amazon reviewers mostly giving ratings of 4 or 5 stars out of 5.

I give the book zero stars.  I believe it’s complete quackery, pretending to be a work of scientific discovery when it’s nothing of the sort.  The book gives doctors, and science, a bad name.  I've now published my critical reviews (click the links).  

  • Faith means the belief in something that cannot be proved, writes Jon Danzig in his Hubpages review of 'Many Lives, Many Masters'
  • Dr Weiss conducted his research without scientific protocols or peer review, writes Jon Danzig about 'Many Lives, Many Masters' in his 'forensic review' on Goodreads 
  • 'Many Lives, Many Masters' is a sham, pretending to be a work of scientific discovery when it is nothing of the sort, writes Jon Danzig in the December 2012 edition of The Hypnotherapist Journal

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