Young Couple in Love: Haven’t We Done This Before?

November 4, 2013
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Deanna Lewis and Josh Haber are each deep into their careers, which leave little time to cultivate meaningful relationships.

But they each also sense a powerful connection at their first meeting, in the D.J. Starling novel “Deja Vu.”

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Deanna, meanwhile, is haunted by recurring – and increasingly intense – nightmares that threaten her very well-being.

When she finally accepts the help of her best friend, Faith – who believes she can supply an antidote to the horrifying dreams through past-life regression therapy – an incredible scenario unfolds. The therapy unlocks more than anyone imagined.

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“Deja Vu” is a modern day love story in which past life connections are discovered, becoming one uplifting tale of everlasting love enduring beyond one lifetime.

D.J. Starling is the pen name adopted by writers Donna Joyce and Marsha Fischer.

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Could you find your soulmate via past life regression therapy?

According to wikipedia,

A 1976 study found that 40% of hypnotizable subjects described new identities and used different names when given a suggestion to regress past their birth. In the 1990s a series of experiments undertaken by Nicholas Spanos examined the nature of past life memories. Descriptions of alleged past lives were found to be extremely elaborate, with vivid, detailed descriptions.

Subjects who reported memories of past lives exhibited high hypnotizability, and patients demonstrated that the expectations conveyed by the experimenter were most important in determining the characteristics of the reported memories.

The degree to which the memories were considered credible by the experimental subjects was correlated most significantly to the subjects’ beliefs about reincarnation and their expectation to remember a past life rather than hypnotizability.

Spanos’s research leads him to the conclusion that past lives are not memories, but actually social constructions based on patients acting “as if” they were someone else, but with significant flaws that would not be expected of actual memories. To create these memories, Spanos’ subjects drew upon the expectations established by authority figures and information outside of the experiment such as television, novels, life experiences and their own desires.

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