We are convinced that the collective knowledge of the dynamics of both the human mind and the eternal spirit that we call the soul is still in a premature level of existence, and we assume that:
1. All beings on earth are here for a purpose. Life on earth is part of the universe. The universe is in a continuing process of transformation and our purpose as earthlings has to do with this transformation.
2. Why the creative force of this universe meant this to be both a personal and common odyssey is a question only the creative force can answer. Trusting that we are a part of the creative force, we asked our subconscious that question and got a simple answer: it’s a universal law. We have volunteered, are chosen, or have been forced to be a part of the process of transformation.
3. From our first incarnation on earth we have all been confronted with polarity, which is intrinsic in a transforming universe, manifesting itself most clearly in “I and others.” As long as we participate in the process of transformation we are at least subconsciously aware of this polarity.
4. The number of times we have to return on earth to be able to understand and accept the transformation of and polarity within ourselves and the world around us is strictly individual. The roles we play and the challenges we meet during our many lives on earth are a common experience, but the way we deal with them dictates the number of times we return. It is as though we come together to play with a deck of Tarot cards. When we pass the deck from hand to hand we are all in touch with all the archetypal roles we have to play and all the archetypal challenges we have to meet. Each time we draw a number of cards out of the deck, certain roles and challenges are emphasized. If we keep on playing with the cards and act out what they tell us, eventually all roles and challenges will come up, although it can take many draws to face all cards, largely because we find it difficult to accept what the cards tell us and to act accordingly.
5. Not being able to understand and accept polarity, especially our darker side, our shadow, creates self-judgments. These judgments of our mistakes and failures work as postulate: predicting what we should experience to balance what we think we did wrong. We project the polarity within ourselves into the environment, which reflects it back to us.
6. Facing our individual and the collective polarity and accepting it in its true sense ends the judging of ourselves and others and helps with our transformation, both individually and collectively. Awareness of this principle heals body, mind and soul and can end our individual cycle of rebirth on earth.
7. The subconscious mind has stored all that we have ever experienced. By proper methods all this can be recovered to benefit us.
1. Reincarnation therapy is not to be considered an alternative, complementary, or “New Age” therapy. In the holographic model it is a logical exploration of the subconscious mind, much in the tradition of Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, and all other analysts who were and are dedicated to making the subconscious conscious.
2. Techniques used in therapy should obviate any control by the therapist over the client and the client giving his control away. It should always be the client doing the work, assisted by the therapist. The client has to know consciously what comes up from the subconscious mind, so the subconscious should be researched without shutting off the conscious mind— a state of the mind we call “elliptic consciousness.” Awareness helps to avoid transference and counter-transference. Letting the client take responsibility in therapy for his or her problems is in accord with the principles of the process of reincarnation. A reincarnation therapist can be effective only when client and therapist feel safe and trustful with each other.
3. Problems show themselves as symptoms. These symptoms are evidence of past traumas in the patient. Clients with specific symptoms need only a short bridging induction to recall these traumas. Reincarnation therapy should not be called past-life therapy because it does not deal with traumas in past lives only.
4. All problems are merely symptoms of core issues. Each core issue or theme has its own character-postulate or basic belief structure. In its essence such a character-postulate is a self-judgment, usually formed in a prior existence which actualized connecting traumas in all four main areas of recall: transpersonal, prenatal, perinatal, and biographical. Diagnosing the core issue and its character-postulate during the initial interview, or at least during the first few sessions, is essential for a clear therapeutic process and helps to limit the number of sessions needed for the healing.
5. A reincarnation therapist is effective when he/she trusts that the cycle of reincarnation is a universal law, but the client does not have to believe this. The client needs only to trust that the therapeutic model of reincarnation work promises beneficial results. The therapist does not need to trust that all past-life material is individually authentic.
6. Reincarnation therapy becomes most effective when therapist and client understand how polarity and causality work together to create specific individual reincarnation patterns. When in a certain lifetime, before, during, or after death, one evaluates his deeds and non-deeds in such a sense that he cannot accept what he did or did not do, he triggers the law of polarity. There may be a perfect causal reason for being in a position to make mistakes but one will not be consciously aware of that. By postulating, “I never want to be in a position again where I can do all this wrong,” one keeps focused on what he thinks and what he did wrong. Because he cannot accept his wrongdoings, he starts projecting. Therefore in his next incarnation he will be dealing with the same aspects, but because of the projection will find himself in the opposite role, that of a victim. Having lost conscious contact with the polarity and feeling he is a victim of circumstances, he finds it hard to stop projecting.
7. Projection creates new postulates, which can keep one in the victim position for many lifetimes, causing a chain of traumatic victim events. Another pattern is called the “pendulum,” a constant change of roles among perpetrator, enabler, and victim. In any of these patterns, although the source is a specific situation, new traumas will occur in a more and more non-specific way, accumulating postulates and connected emotions and somatics.
8. With the mental-emotional-somatic bridge (MES) one enters a present life looking on a subconscious level for circumstances and events that will confirm an established pattern. These circumstances and events become actualized in the pre- and perinatal periods. Without awareness of such a pattern the possibility of making conscious choices is severely restricted. After the client becomes aware of the programming he can perceive the core issues involved. He can process all the related traumas of the core issue, find the source of the character postulate, and by accepting it, can finally bring freedom of choice back into his life, and with that, transformation.
9. Traumas differ greatly as to the beliefs or postulates created or reaffirmed, the emotions and somatics involved, the intensity manifested and time involved, the kind of roles the client played, and many other aspects. By differentiating traumas and using a different model of processing and integration for each of the categories, reincarnation therapy becomes more effective. Various cognitive and creative integration techniques are essential instruments of the reincarnation therapist because not all clients have the same ability to use insight for cognitive and creative integration of core issues.
10. People differ in the way they store information. Some use mainly a visual system, others an auditory system, a third group, a kinesthetic system, while there are also people who use two or all three systems to store and reproduce information. Shutting offcommands (both internal and external) during or after traumatic incidents is responsible for shutting off these representational systems. For that reason, blocks during therapy provide vital information about which systems have been shut off. Different systems can be shut off in different lives. The profession of reincarnation therapy requires proper training. Education or training in psychotherapy or counseling is an advantage when integrated with the above approach.