Tuesday, 8 May 2012
How is it possible to remember future lives? I wrote yesterday about Jenny Cockell’s well remembered past life as Mary Sutton in Malahide. Now I’d like to share with you Jenny’s vision of a future life.
When she first experienced such a vision she felt she had two selves – herself and a two-year-old Asian girl, Nadia, who will live in Eastern Nepal around 2040. Jenny said (in an interview with Seth Linder of the DAILY MAIL back in 1996): “I remembered Mary, but this felt like Nadia was remembering me. It felt alive, as if I were being touched by a future existence.”
Gradually, through visions and with the help of hypnosis, Jenny fleshed out details of Nadia’s life in a village set on a mountainous hillside. Under progression (rather than regression), as she was taken slowly forward in time, Jenny was able to describe her marriage to good-looking Ghunta and the wedding cart they travelled in.
She also experienced the emotion Nadia felt on the death of her three-year-old daughter – “a sense of resignation similar to that felt with Mary’s stillborn child” (whose brief existence Mary’s eldest child had confirmed).
Jenny then drew a temple with a pointed roof and described two groups of priests dressed in dark and light robes. These details proved promising as she later discovered that the temple she had drawn was typical, while the two differently dressed priests also exist in an area where both Hinduism and Buddhism are practised.
When her hypnotherapist, Jim Alexander, took her forward to the age of 40 she had the shock of discovering nothing there, as Nadia had died.
However, as the hypnosis sessions progressed, Jenny encountered two further lives – one as Janice Thorpe, ‘a plump technician in her 30s’ on a field trip to South America in 2228 working for Unichem, collecting rain forest samples with a ‘syringe-like tool’ for medical uses.
The major problem, according to Janice, was infertility caused by the chemical pollution that had been at its worst during our present era – leading to a dramatic reduction in the world’s population. On land, where there were tight controls, the situation was all right but the sea remained toxic.
Air quality was good, however. There was minimal conflict and the third world war had clearly never materialised. Life expectancy remained in the 80s. When asked for the major scientific breakthrough of the last century, Janice described a laser used on living tissue to show cell abnormalities. She also mentioned a solar treatment for breaking down blood clots and said that fuel was from some kind of fermented spirit.
There were social changes too. Maybe due to infertility, couples did not marry or even stay together for long.
Janice, living in Jersey, described herself as a shopaholic and said there was no need to enter the shops in her local mall as the goods were demonstrated on screens outside.
Jenny’s last ‘life’ was as Sheryl, a ‘bright, happy’ 15-year-old Californian in the year 2285’. Her parents weren’t married or living together and she herself had no wish for a lasting relationship.
At twenty-three she worked from home, using a computer console linked to independent agencies. Her one-storey home was open plan, with surfaces that were plasticized, pleasant to touch and easy to clean.
She wore comfortable, loose clothes in a cotton-like fabric - practical but flattering – and was aware of something (perhaps a watch or communicator of some sort) on her wrist. Energy was from solar and other renewable sources and, again, the diminished population was evident. However, this seemed ‘a confident and cohesive society and a time of hope and enthusiasm’ said Jenny ...
So – was she describing actual future lives? Given that physicists are now questioning our linear concept of time, I leave it to you to decide!