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Whitton, Dr Joel - Case history Jenny Saunders 06

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026364

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

Life between Life – Dr Joel Whitton and Joe Fisher

Angela is five years old when her parents abandon her on the steps of a Chicago orphanage in 1846. At the age of sixteen, she steals some money and runs away from the harshness of the institution. Living by her wits, she travels deep into the Midwest, winding up in a frontier town called Colona in Colorado Territory. Being a pretty girl, Angela is readily hired as a bar maid in a local saloon, where she soon avails herself of extra money by working part-time as a prostitute. Her allure does not go unnoticed by the town physician, a married man who becomes so captivated that he pays the saloon keeper a hefty retainer in order to have her all to himself. In time, Angela falls in love with this man.

She becomes pregnant, wants desperately to have the child, and the doctor delivers a healthy baby boy in a room above the bar. Despite the sordid backdrop to their relationship, Angela is deeply in love with the doctor and feels happy about the way her life has progressed. But her contentment cannot withstand interference from the local parson, a preacher of fundamentalist persuasion who becomes incensed that a 'scarlet woman' has given birth to the doctor's child. Vowing to have the baby placed in an institution where its moral sanctity can be preserved, he blackmails the physician into supporting this plan.

As, Angela is convalescing in bed with her newborn baby, the parson strides into the room with the doctor and two town officials. Noting the crestfallen look on the doctor's face, she senses the purpose of the visit and quickly becomes hysterical. When Angela fails to prevent one of the officials from seizing her baby, she flings herself to one side to reach for a shotgun she keeps under the bed. The other official lunges forward at the sight of the gun and, as he grapples with her, the weapon discharges, killing both the infant and the man who cradles him in his arms. The close-range blast splatters man and baby across the wall behind them. Mute, devastated, Angela slumps to the floor in a state of shock.

The doctor flees the room and the parson is about to walk downstairs to the bar when he is met by six drunken cowboys excited by the sound of gunfire The parson wastes no time in delivering a prejudicial account of ,Angela's actions and incites the men to mete out punishment appropriate to a murderous whore. The cowboys drag Angela from her room and carry her to a nearby warehouse where cattle are routinely slaughtered. To the sound of jeers and raucous laughter she is stripped of her nightgown and gang-raped. Then she is strung up from a broad wooden beam and bull whipped until the flesh hangs in fronds from her body. When she is close to death, Angela is cut down and skinned with hunting knives.

The horrendous suffering of Angela's final hours left Jenny racking with convulsions which gradually receded as the death experience took over. Reassured that she would remain in trance, she left her flayed body lying in a pool of blood to enter meta-consciousness: her first, cautious entry into the life between lives. Hovering over the heads of her assailant, she watched her corpse being picked up and trailed through the warehouse to be dumped, finally, on a heap of rotting animal carcasses. Having departed from her body, Angela ceased to suffer physically. But there was no reprieve from the psychological pain. This was the pain of guilt, the remorse of having reached for the shotgun, the anguish of having killed her own child.

In re-experiencing Angela's guilt, Jenny wept noisily for the first and only time in front of Dr Whitton. When upset as a child she had learned not to make a sound as any form of complaint invited more brutal treatment from her mother. So deeply inculcated was this pattern of behaviour that, even under hypnosis, Jenny neither cried nor groaned nor even whimpered . . . until being faced with the pain of Angela's tragedy. In the weeks that followed, Jenny came to feel brighter about her life. Her phobia of sharp knives, which originated with her skinning by the cowboys, became a thing of the past.

The painful 'crotch-knot', which had its source in the gang rape, shrank into insignificance. And Jenny's mystifying fear of her father was explained and banished simultaneously with the realization that he was one of the ruffians who had raped and skinned her on that day of infamy in nineteenth-century Colorado. Today Jenny still finds difficulty in loving and trusting her father. But she is, at least, able to cope with this problem intellectually. After re-experiencing her incarnation as Angela, she was able to give him a hug for the first time. As a result of the greater self-understanding gained through past-life therapy, Jenny's psychokinetic talents have failed to recur unbidden.

In search of the origins of this remarkable ability, Dr Whitton carried her once more into trance. There she encountered Elee, a white-robed priestess in a mystical order based in Rome during the second century AD. Elee spoke of being able to move and alter objects with her mind. She said the powers were used ritualistically and that she was responsible for training girls to exercise similar abilities. Following this trance revelation, Jenny has attempted, with some success, to resurrect these long-lost abilities. No longer at the mercy of her neglected powers, the PK lady is striving to draw this psychic heritage into conscious awareness.

The source of the experience

Whitton, Dr Joel

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