Correlation and Regression

No, this is not going to be a post on Maths. For those ignorant, it is unit in Class XII Mathematics. A section I am eternally grateful for. It made me pass my Class XII Math.
So far so blah. On to our subject matter.
Today morning I was watching CNN-IBN (which has incidentally become my favourite news channel replacing Headlines Today (too many ads HT, boo!))There was this piece on their Morning Show, about regression therapy.

Its about solving your current problems by looking at your previous life or from your childhood. Many people don't believe in afterlife and reincarnation but this one seems to be proven by the therapists. A doctor has released a book in which the previous lives of many celebrities are given. I forgot the details but if my memory serves right Amithabh Bacchan was an actor in the Shakespeare's Theatre, Sharukh Khan was a female bengali dancer, Benazir Bhutto was Jawaharlal Nehru who was Bahadur Shah Zafar and so on. Here is the link to the article on IBN live.

This is not the first time I am hearing about this. Some 8 years back my Father fell very ill. He was taken to a holistic treatment centre where the Doctor was a semi crack pot. He is dead so God bless his soul. He did so many treatments which did not help my Father much. One of it was regression therapy.
The doctor discovered that my Father used to be a bandit in Punjab! My mother and me would have had a field day teasing him if he was'nt that ill. Anyway, the cynical self of him made him move out of the treatment. (The treatment worked on 90% of the people, my Father was unfortunately in the 10% who wants instant gratification. He jumps into so many things enthusiastically and then loses interest and sometimes money.)

I liked the attitude of the doctors on the TV show. They said many of their clients did'nt believe in previous life but it certainly helped them recover. They just think of it as an illusion. But as long as it helps them the doctors would have no qualms about it.

How do they find the previous life? By hypnotising the person and getting clues from it. But the celebrity lives were found in a different manner. By using a clairvoyant medium. I know it sounds far fetched but sometimes somethings seem farfetched. The people through their lives are said to have the same facial structure. Only the structure and features not the face as such. Also the mental beliefs and the qualities. The characteristics of a personality like his field of choice remains the same.

Do I believe in it? I am a spiritual person and I do believe in rebirth. Just thought I would research into some of the people I believe may be me! :P
I have no field set as of yet so I can field as many as I want! :-D

Correlate my regressions in the next post!

5 comments:

Sreenath said...

Thatz was good......
I too do believe in rebirth
I wonder what i was in last life...

Divakar said...

gud post i missed the program though but u hav presented it in true naruistic style

danya said...

interesting post!!!even i was interested in stories abt rebirth and ve read som of them wehn i was in high school...and one of them was lik...one day a gal in a village(somwhere in northern india)she behaved unnaturally seeing an old man...she was taken to the psycahrtist and on testing it was reveiled tht she falls to her befbirth memories when she sees this man...tis man was actly her husband in teh earlier birth who married her at a very young age and made her suffer alot and finally to death...the strange fact here is tht this man is som 500 kms frm the gals village....

anyway i cldnt read this topic further as my mom was afraid i may b inversly affected by tis on studies n all ...as naru said abt the doctor one may go semi crack if he ponders deep into tis topic...so dropeed the topic...and now again im getting interested...

Rockus said...

There is a book by Satyajit Ray ( a movie later) called Sonar Kila. Its about and incident similar to what dhanya told. It was a detective novel starring the character Feluda.

I have'nt read the book or the movie. But my mother used to tell me this story when I was small...

soorya said...

very fascinating post!! surprising how much similar they are to their claimed pastbirths...just last week i had happened to watch a programme on Discovery channel late night...they had a true story of a little 4 or 5 year old girl who had died as a teenager in a bus accident at a place which is quite far from her present place...the child remembers the name of her mother in her previous birth and also shivered with fright when the family once happened to travel through the place where the accident had happened years ago , saying this is where we had the accident...

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