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Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 00:47:19 -0400
Fwd Date: Fri, 16 Apr 1999 08:03:46 -0400
Subject: Re: Regression Hypnosis: ...?

>Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 18:14:07 -0700 (PDT)
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>,
>From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@proaxis.com>
>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?

Howdy Jim,

>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.

Jim writes:

>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.


>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?

I honestly don't know Jim, I'll have to ask Budd. It will of
course be an estimate as I don't think any formal 'scorekeeping'
has been kept.

I can only speak for myself. In my own case, I rely solely on
that which I can recall (and have recalled all of my life)
consciously. I have never fully trusted or put too much stock in
the info that was acquired via hypnosis. I won't completely
discard it either. I just hold it all in abeyance until some
fact or other comes along and either corroborates or negates
different portions of it.

>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.

David reads the posts from this list. I hope he responds to your
question as it is a valid one that has come up before.


John Velez
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

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