Anorexia and bulimia could be symptomatic of current emotional problems such as lack of self worth. Past-experience origination could come from rejection from a parent, partner or lover. The emotional impact of abandonment may manifest a desire to “waste away” so that you are not a burden to anyone.
Obesity may originate from a traumatic experience of affection/ love deprivation, malnutrition or starvation in past experience of earlier former life. A person will obsess over food so that they never have to feel the pain of neglect, hunger or starve to death again.
Gratification by using drugs, alcohol, sex, shopping, money, food, gambling, fast cars and people may come from deprivation or fear of loss. An individual may have an all-consuming urge to make sure they “have enough” this time around. Addictions may also stem from a need to escape from reality in this moment of life because in “times before” the suffering was more than they could endure.
Some people feel “out of sorts” without any identifiable cause for their condition. If in a younger age-earlier age, past-experience you suffered a traumatic loss or an extremely unpleasant experience, you many have a sense of helplessness and despondency manifesting in The here and now.
S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) is thought to be a chemical imbalance in the brain due to a change of season. Is possible that a sensitizing event occurred at a relevant time of year in the recent past or even in a earlier age or perhaps in a former life. This early even loops into the present causing the seasonal affective disorder.
INSECURITY / ANXIETY:
Insecurity takes many forms with the most common being the “fear of commitment.” If in the past, or in a past life you were abandoned, you may now need a lot of affection. This often leads to a series of short-term relationships or staying with abusive partners so that you never have to be alone again.
Anxiety is often a deeply ingrained belief that there will never be enough food, water, shelter, air or medicine (etc).
FEARS / PHOBIAS:
Fears are a “logical response” to danger and a natural instinct for survival. A Phobia involves an “irrational fear” of something that does not present an immediate or logical danger. In most cases, fear is symbolic of a general insecurity and anxiety concerning the future or mortality.
Regression therapy or Past-life regression therapy may show that a connection to fears/phobias could be in the form of “drowning, burning, suffocating, falling, physical or mental torture.
Copyright Giulio Bianco
After familiarizing myself with the operation of the Chevreul Pendulum I began to ask my subconscious mind questions of a very personal nature. It did not always give me the answers I wanted or even expected, lending an air of credibility to the process. When I was totally convinced of the validity of the technique, I asked the ultimate question: "Do you remember past lives?"
The answer was strong and unmistakable. "Yes!" it told me. (From the authors Magical Record of 1969).
Hypnosis was known and used in ancient Egypt, where magician-priests officiated at “sleep temples” in which sufferers of various afflictions were cured by visitations of the Gods – most probably while the patients were in a somnambulistic trance. Egyptian magicians hypnotized animals such as lions and cobras. In India the occult hypnotist first hypnotizes himself before operating on his subject. This is a most magical approach and very effective. It seems unknown outside of esoteric circles.
From ancient times up into the 1840’s the phenomenon was thought to be the result of the manipulation and transmission of life force: a subtle substance called “spirit”, or in the East, “kundalini.” This concept is not as objective, or as simplistic, as it first appears. The great Renaissance magus Marsilio Ficino, theorized that the flow of spirit, by the rites of astrological magick, to improve the health and intellectual capabilities of the operator.
Ficino did not extend his method to include the influencing of spirit in others – which would have been a dangerous in his time – but such a capability is implicit in his theory
Many medieval and Renaissance magi solicited the intercession of angels and demons in what Daniel Walker calls “transitive operations” (for or against others), but before we assume that this practice was entirely dualistic and objectified, we should remember that these operators derived their philosophy from the Hermetic Holy Book known as The Asclepius, which plainly taught that angels, demons and gods of the earth sphere were originally creations of man himself!
The magicians of the Renaissance knew very well that such entities were subjective. We might even call their magical pantheism a proto-Jungian archetype theory in its own right. They were also well aware of the powers of “fascination”, which they attributed to rays of “spirit directed from the eyes of the enchanter.” These magicians were monistic in their philosophy; subjective visions were as important as objective phenomenon. They can perhaps be criticized for not caring to differentiate between the two.