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Students and the Reality of Past-Life Therapy

Diana G. Tumminia

in When Prophecy Never Fails

Published in print July 2005 | ISBN: 9780195176759
Published online July 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835720 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195176758.003.0007
Students and the Reality of Past-Life Therapy

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The chapter examines the Unarian practice of past-life therapy as folk healing. Unarius claims it can heal any illness or life problem, including mental illness. Unarius defines mental illness as obsession (unrecognized disabling karma from a past life). The author documents the narrative accounts of successful healing within the group and the perceived reasons why some people were not healed. Members precipitate healing by recognizing their roles in the transgressions of past lives; some roles are defined by myth.

Keywords: past-life therapy; illness; mental illness; karma; myth; folk healing; obsession; narrative accounts

Chapter.  9123 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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