After receiving my master’s degree in behavioral psychology I took a year to travel those areas in the world that I felt drawn toward, much like a moth to flame if I think about it, though the passion was muted somewhat by my rigid demeanor. It’s not easy being a scientist’s daughter, growing up with your father seeing you as only a formulaic cell-operator whose brain will turn off someday. My robotic nature needed throwing in the deep end, this I knew, so I stuffed my Lowepro backpack with thermal everything, kissed Papa’s gravestone on the way to JFK, and left for the Himalaya.
If I had any expectations they were obliterated on arrival. No one could have prepared me for the intensity of the lifestyle that was so different to mine. I was impressed mainly by the outright belief in and factual basis for the reincarnation concept. Ancestors were revered above all and I couldn’t help but notice the peace that people embodied, even in the worst conditions. They knew on an intimate level that this “incarnation” as a legless beggar thief, for example, was necessary for their soul’s evolution. Seeing that the soul was yet another concept I had to grapple with, I found myself surrounded by beauty on all levels, which began to thaw my heart and lead me toward my future studies. As a forensic scientist, I decided there was much to be learned from crimes committed from an anthropological point of view. What makes a thief or a killer or a con artist? Could the same theory of one’s soul evolution apply?
On the third week of my visit there, sitting next to a lama chanting about the power of the Earth and sipping piping hot yak butter tea, I chose to pursue my PhD in criminology, specializing in past life regression theory. Surely a 5000 year-old belief system had something more to it than yak butter.
It was through my studies that I came upon the work of my now colleague, Wallace McTavish. The fact that my thesis was shunned by the scientific community meant I was on to something. The entire sequence of events that has led me to my research here could be summed up in one word: correct. There’s something about collaborating on the edge of science that lets the mind truly expand, and our work here provides consistent and noticeable results.
It is my great wish to continue working with McTavish, a brilliant regressionist, an artist even, so that I might begin to invite the more severe criminals into a regression environment and possibly discover the origin of their deviant minds. If we couldn’t stop them in this life, perhaps we could heal them for future lives, so they would no longer resort to recidivistic activities! There is much to be done before that, and I’m thrilled with the case studies we present today.
McTavish is kind and clever in his teaching others about regression. I’m a changed woman because of my sessions with him. My past lives have clarified so many unanswered questions and give me the springboard to forge on in my work and current life with a greater understanding of how my behavior was built. What a relief to be a well-oiled human, ha… I have Wallace to thank for that.
We hope you enjoy our literary series and do feel free to write in with your thoughts and responsive suggestions; this type of open-forum research could only further our work in a positive direction. Reading nourishes the mind and it is our goal to feed you well with the McTavish Regressions!