The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas on December 2, 1982 · Page 24
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The Baytown Sun from Baytown, Texas · Page 24

Baytown, Texas
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Thursday, December 2, 1982
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THE BAYTOWN SUN Thursday, December 2, 1982 Past Lives Called Up To Aid Present Lives PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Thirty years after the "reincarnation" of Bridey Murphy relived life in 19th-century Ireland, hypnotists are taking clients to controversial "former lives" in hopes of solving mental problems. But other therapists are discounting the practice as being nothing more than confabulation — the creation of convenient fantasies. In November 1952, amateur hypnotist Morey Bernstein began a series of experiments with Ruth Tighe in Pueblo, Colo., in which she related the life and death of a barrister's wife. When the experiments became publicized and his book, "The Search for Bridey Murphy," was published, a storm of controversy erupted over the implications of reincarnation. With deceptive ease, most people can be hypnotized and relate a past life, say authorities on the subject. For about $50 an hour, many of the growing number of hypnotherapists will attempt to take a client back in time for curiosity or therapy. Eugene Paquet, who runs a Portland hypnosis clinic called "Journey Inward," says sometimes it takes two or three sessions, but most people say they have been around before. ' 'Some people relive it. Some people just remember it. It depends on the individual," he said. "Almost everybody will claim a past life — but you can also progress someone to the year 2000," said Portland clinical psychiatrist Stanley Abrams. "It's a nice gimmick, I suppose, but there's no way I'd believe it." Dr. Ken Paltrow, a Portland psychiatrist, says he's not ready to espouse the reincarnation theory. "But I've used it (past-life regression) and it's helped out many people in many ways." Paltrow says he has had a dozen patients who, under hypnosis, saw themselves as Jewish victims of Nazi concentration camps, although only two were Jewish. "After they experienced their own deaths, they all felt better, "he says. Edith Fiore, a clinical psychologist in Saratoga, Calif., says she uses past- life regression for all therapy. "It doesn't really matter one whit. This really works," says Dr. Fiore, whose book, "You Have Been Here Before," details the treatment of several clients whose in-trance experiences helped clear up such problems as fear of heights, smoking, migraine headaches and sexual problems. She says about 500 psychiatrists or psychologists worldwide use past- life regressions for treatment and have formed the Association of Past-Life Researchers and Therapists. In addition, members of the g r o w i n'g h y p- notherapy industry offer to take clients back in time for treatment or just for fun. FAMOUS BRAND 52' BRASS REVERSIBLE CEILING FAN! THIS IS IT! 1981 5 S BEST SELLER. THOUSANDS SOLD AT 159.95! Wo Can'l Print Tno Nome Bui You'll Know It When You See It. These Are Perfect, Not Blemishes. Choose From Polished Or Antique Brass All The Most Wanted Features Such As Oulel Variable Speed Ball tearing Molar, Hardwood Blades. Dteca»l Housing. Also available at 2325 Palmer in Texas City Old Galveston Fan Co. 1208 N. Main (Next to Ted's Supply) 422-5547 Enjoy Buffet Today! Pizza Salad Spagh ett you Luncheon Buffet Monday- Friday Tuesday Night Buffet I II P ENQF NO 40495, 40496, 40497, 40498, I LIUbNbfc NU. 40549; 5667. 6996. 40551 I LARGEST LIQUIDATION IN THE HISTORY OF RETAILING 336 WOOLCO STORES WITH A BILLION DOLLAR INVENTORY TO BE LIQUIDATED FAMOUS NAME BRANDS IN EVERY DEPT. MANUFACTURERS WARRANTIES ARE VALID Va Price Sandwich Buy one sandwich and get the second sandwich of equal or lesser value, for \'i price. Present Ihis coupon with guest check. No 1 valid with any other offer. Expiration: 3-31-83B5 ^**~ For pizza out k»Plzu Inn. 3j@ B 77fl inn 1 ••0W^W •••••••• t <^B* 99< PIZZA Buy any pizza and get the next smaller same style pizza with equal number of loppings for 99C. Present this coupon with guest check. Mot valid with any other offer. Experitioi):3-31-rV)BS ^*" Ftor pUz* oufckk Piua Inn. 9® » • Look fo/r the RED TAGS for extra SAVINGS in department VISA-MASTERCARD OR CASH ONLY RESTAURANT. TOBACCO. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND BEAUTY SALON NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SALE

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