DUDA, Viktoria (Hungary)

Title of contribution:

The “Past Life” Paradox


The “Past Life” Paradox


Where & when:

Toscana I.
Friday, 25th 11:30-13:30


Toscana II.
Sunday, 27th 11:30-13:30


The “Past Life” Paradox – Epistemological and Therapeutic Problems Arising from Past Life Regression Cases

Therapeutic past life regression cases bring up great epistemological challenges for practitioners and consciousness researchers alike. They are hard, if not impossible to verify or put into a proper theoretical framework. Thus, it is tempting to simply dismiss them. However, there are reasons for studying these cases further: 1) suggestive evidence found through investigations into children’s past life memories and 2) the therapeutic relevance of these cases. This paper analyses the usefulness of past life regressions within Ken Wilber’s AQAL model, presenting original research conducted through the author’s own therapeutic practice. It concludes that the impact of past life work in all quadrants is highly level-sensitive: On lower levels of consciousness dealing with past lives quickly becomes a vehicle for “death denial,” but on certain higher levels it can become a catalyst for conscious evolution, and even a tool to overcome the idea of a Self which incarnates (hence a “paradox”).


About Viktoria Duda

Viktória G Duda has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from the University of Vienna, Austria. She is a practicing hypnotherapist and consciousness researcher. Her main areas of interest are the use of altered states of consciousness, including past life therapy in order to help people find their unique purpose in life. She is the author of several books, including her own personal development course “Metanoia” and four novels.

She is a member of the British Society for Clinical Hypnosis.