Life in the Spiritual State
Dr Brian Weiss is a psychiatrist who lives and practices in Miami,Florida.He is the author of “Through Time Into Healing” , “Only Love Is Real”,” Messages From The Masters” and” Many Lives Many Masters”. Years of disciplined study had trained his mind to think as a scientist and physician He distrusted anything that that could not be proved by traditional scientific methods. Then he meets Catherine who has come to her seeking help for her anxiety, panic attacks and phobias. For eighteen months he used conventional methods of therapy to help her overcome her symptoms. When nothing seemed to work he tried hypnosis. In a series of trance states, Catherine recalled “past-life” memories that proved to be the causative factors of her symptoms. She also was able to act as a conduit for information from highly evolved “spirit entities”, and through them she revealed many of the secrets of life and death. In just a few short months, her symptoms disappeared, and she resumed her life, happier and more at peace than ever before. Nothing in his background had prepared him for this. He was absolutely amazed when these events unfolded. He does not have a scientific explanation for what happened. There is far too much about the human mind that is beyond our comprehension. Perhaps, under hypnosis, Catherine was able to focus in on the part of the subconscious mind that scored actual past life memories, or perhaps she had tapped into what the psychoanalyst Carl Jung termed the collective unconscious, the energy source that surrounds us and contains the memories of the entire human race.
The book is about parapsychology, especially the branch dealing with the experiences before death and after death. We as a society , have much to gain from research into the mysteries of the mind, the soul , the continuation of life after death, and the influence of our past life after death, and the influence of our past life experiences on our present behaviour.
Dr Brian Weiss has a message for other psychiatrists. He says, “In the rush towards the lexicalization of psychiatry, it is important that we do not abandon the traditional, albeit some times vague, teachings of our profession .We are the ones who still talk to our patients, patiently and with compassion. We still take the time to do this. We use hope to heal.”
In this day and age, other branches of medicine are finding the traditional approaches to healing much too time consuming and unsubstantiated. They prefer technology to talk computer generated blood chemistries to the
personal physician –patient chemistry which heals the patient and provides satisfaction to the doctor .As a result patients feel rushed and empty and uncared for. Doctors should demonstrate how patience understanding and compassion help both patent and physician. High technology can never replace those inherently personal chacteristics and methods of the true physician.