Woolger, Dr Roger - Other lives, Past Selves – The Death of a Peasant
Type of spiritual experience
A description of the experience
Other lives, past selves [A Jungian Psychotherapist discovers Past Lives] – Dr Roger Woolger
Here, then, is how this piece of active imagination might turn out as a past life memory guided by a therapist
(TH). The client (CL) is lying down with his eyes closed:
TH: What are you doing?
CL: I'm walking through the woods.
TH: How are you dressed?
CL: Seems to be ragged clothes, a leather belt and pouch, a floppy hat, sort of medieval.
TH: What kind of physique?
CL: I'm thick-set, coarse, muscular. A peasant, about thirty.
TH: What happens in the woods?
CL: There are three soldiers coming out of the trees. Their swords are drawn,
TH: What are they doing to you?
CL: They're cutting my throat. Oh, I'm choking on my blood (coughs). I'm dying (convulses). I'm gone (body relaxes).
TH: What are you aware of now?
CL: I'm floating above my body. There’s blood all over it. I'm quite detached now. It's all over. I'm leaving.
TH: Where do you go?
CL: I'm in a peaceful place above the earth. There are these beings with me. Very warm and comforting,
TH: Are they human?
CL: No not at all. They seem to be helpers. We communicate Without talking. I don’t seem to have a body now.
The source of the experience
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Observation contributed by: Henry Ibberson