Oprah and Dr. Brian Weiss


It is a topic that is definitely out of my comfort zone.

So, I was surprised to find myself following Dr. Brian Weiss’ conversation with Oprah on yesterday’s Super Soul Sunday.

Skeptical but curious, I suspended judgment as I listened to the traditionally educated psychiatrist describe how he came to practice past life regression therapy.

In 1980, Dr. Weiss took on Catherine, a new patient who was suffering from recurring nightmares and anxiety attacks. While under hypnosis, Catherine “crossed the invisible boundary of her current life and entered the realm of other lifetimes.” She regressed back to 1863 B.C. where she had lived as Aronda, an 18-year-old girl. Later, Catherine began to channel messages from master spirits which contained revelations about Dr. Weiss’ family and his dead son.

As Head of Psychiatry at a major hospital, he was afraid of sharing his new-found insights. But realizing that his life would never be the same again, he became a leader in the field of past-life therapy.

The best-selling author of Many Lives, Many Masters has now released another book, Miracles Happen, which he co-authored with his daughter, Amy.

Amy’s story is also a fascinating one.

When she was diagnosed with cataracts at age 25, she asked: “Why do I have the eyes of an old man?” While searching for answers, she decided to try regression therapy and went all the way back to the Middle Ages. She learned that she had inhabited the body of an old man whose eyes were blinded by fire. After her cataracts disappeared, she finally understood her father’s work intellectually and emotionally.

Quotable Quotes

Reincarnation doesn’t have to be scary. There’s more than one chance to get it right.

Sadness clouds the eyes.

All of nature is resurrection.

Energy does not have boundaries.

This, the end, is only the beginning.


4 responses to “Oprah and Dr. Brian Weiss

  1. Thanks for this, Joanne. I watched the episode tonight and I’ve read Brian Weiss’ Many Lives, Many Masters.

    I share Dr. Weiss’ dilemma. How can I with a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Michigan who worked at IBM for twenty-nine years believe in intuitive healing? Only because one day in 2007 this crazy gift came, I could feel shifts occurring in peoples’ bodies, and people were telling me about their healing. Then a few months into intuitive healing I was intuitively instructed to heal someone’s past life. I was aghast – I didn’t believe in such things – and yet it was compelling and I yielded. Time and time again I’ve had to shelve my disbelief. Before all this I did not believe in God, didn’t even know about intuitive healing, didn’t believe in past lives, and had never heard of the Akashic Records. “Coming out” as a healer has been one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done and yet it’s also been clear not coming out wasn’t an option.

    Wow, I didn’t realize I needed to say all this. Thanks for post and for your kind listening!

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