Once upon a time, the notion of regression meant defensive mechanism or statistical process, and at least the way it is understood today - recalling past lives. The popularity of returning to past lives, or recalling them, grew suddenly when the famous - nonhypnotic regression emerged. As mushrooms after rain, experts (mostly self-reported) appeared. Experts for nonhypnotic regression. The main argument for the advantages of nonhypnotic regression was that people might be aware and have control over themselves. Thus, they also increased the fallacy about hypnosis, in addition to the fact that people in hypnotic regression also have control over everything.

       Well, what's the difference between a hypnotic and nonhypnotic regression? The answer is simple – there is no difference. All that is just a product of imposed ideas that had the motive behind quick and easy earnings. Probably that is why primarily self-reliant experts have been involved.

       And so the nonhypnotic regression dominated the world of past lives until Oprah hosted Michael Newton. At the same moment, the nonhypnotic regression was forgotten along with the creators of that idea, and people turned to psychologists.

       For those who do not know, Michael Newton is a psychologist who has popularized the subject of past lives in a psychotherapeutic context, and his books have achieved extraordinary popularity. He also founded a research institute for past lives.

       But the inevitable question when we talk about regression is – are the past lives real?

       Scientists on this issue offer a simple answer - they are not real and do not exist, while those across the edge of science offer the same simple answer - they are real and exist. Personally, I think that's OK because everyone has right to choose beliefs.