Seeing the Unseen

A past life revealed through hypnotic regression

By: Ormond McGill


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Size: 234mm x 154mm
Pages : 272
ISBN : 9781899836055
Format: Paperback
Published: July 1996

A comprehensive, straightforward and easy-to-read case study of past-life regression therapy, with full explanatory clinical notes.

“This is the fascinating story of two women a century apart. One, a client, regressed into the past by Ormond and the other, her past-life alter ego, a 19th century psychic investigator. It is one of those rare books which successfully appeal on many levels, first as a textbook by a world-renowned authority, and second as an introduction for those wishing to know more about spiritualism, life after death, seances, mediums, clairvoyance, and other psychic phenomena. And last but not least as an enthralling story that deserves to be made into a film!” – Charles Barr, PhD.

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Ormond McGill

Ormond McGill was known as The Dean of American Hypnotists. He was a magician and hypnotist of international renown, and toured many parts of the world with his exciting stage shows: East Indian Miracles, The Seance of Wonders, Real Mental Magic, South Sea Island Magic and The Concert of Hypnotism, to name but a few. Ormond McGill was also a naturalist of prominence, his contributions to entomology and conchology being well known in those fields.


  1. My interest in how hypnotic techniques are employed in presentation skills and what makes great orators was the reason for seeking out Ormond McGill's works. However, having been a participant in research on past life regressions this book was no stranger to my experiences.

    It is a fascinating account of how life continues and how people when released from the limitations of their “conscious' mind, can tap into something that is greater. For the person who is a serious spiritual seeker, this type of book is one of encouragement, support and nourishment. It helps a person to gain insights into oneself through the life/birth/death cycle and to appreciate that even though one may not have conscious recall that many of our decisions and choices are based on who we truly are as “greater beings' on a journey towards enlightenment.

    The writing style is easy to follow, the story is verified through checking things out, which I believe is important. It was one of the things I valued most when I was partaking of regression work. By getting verification both the participant and the observer partaking in the work are able to alleviate any inner fears about the imagination and its impact upon recall. For someone who is afraid of death and the process of dying reading books such as this I believe will go a great way to alleviating the fear. The interesting thing is that those of us who have participated in regressions discover that most of our lives have been fairly mundane and ordinary and that our tasks have been to grow as beings of love. This love is tempered with each cycle and our ability to learn to open our hearts more to love is allowed with each cycle. Regression work offers the reader to glimpse beyond the veil and into their own past and why they make choices the way they do and ultimately how they are in control of their destiny.

    A delightful easy read that I am going to page through again and also share with the people whose research programme I took part in. After all, comfort in knowing that we are truly connected to Source, is something that lies deep within us and stories such as these offer just that ” comfort through knowing we are divine and on a glorious adventure called LIFE.

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