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Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:14:07 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 22:29:55 -0400
Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 13:49:52 -0400
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
>Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: Should Ufology Take A Stand?

Jenny Randles had written:

>>There are many sound reasons for having doubts about the value
>>of hypnosis as a tool for uncovering the facts.

>Agreed. I'm arguing for its value strictly as a therapeutic tool.

Hello John,

Of course it's quite OK to have doubts, but the doubts go both
ways. As I understand it, a significant fraction of the
anecdotal evidence that has most impressed those who have
hypno-regressed large numbers of apparent UFO abductees,
concerning the apparent reality of the experiences, comes from
what was reported while under hypnosis. Here I'm referring to
certain particular details of the experience which agree with
those told by other abductees, when the abductee in question was
unaware that any others had ever reported the same. Two examples
of this that come immediately to my mind have been disclosed
often enough that by now they are certainly no longer generally
unknown: the rounded walls of the room and its general
illumination without any light source being apparent. Various
other details, I believe, remain purposely undisclosed so that
they can still be utilized for corroboration.

Since Budd Hopkins isn't on this list, you, John, can perhaps
best represent his findings here. Roughly what fraction of the
corroborating details he's found, which support the reality of
the event, would you estimate come from the hypnosis sessions as
opposed to the directly remembered data?

Dave Jacobs might still be on this list, in which case I hope he
will let us know what fraction he finds for the corrobrating
details obtained under hypnosis vs. those from direct memory
before hypnosis. From what I gather from his book, _Secret
Life_, it is a substantial fraction.

Jim Deardorff

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