Welcome to the Past Lives Project. My name is Bobby Baranowski, and I've been doing past life work since the late 1970's. Here's the background on it-
This work was introduced by a man named William Swygard. He published a series of pamphlets in 1971, the first of which was titled Awareness Techniques- Book 1. In the introduction, he describes how the technique "has been tested in all of its aspects upon persons of various races, religious backgrounds and ages for over eighteen years in the Miami, Florida area. Ten thousand printed instruction sheets have been distributed throughout the world." In the pre-internet age, the way Swygard got his information out to the world was by placing ads in the back of magazines, and when people responded, they were mailed a two-sided sheet of paper with the instructions for what he called "running" past lives. By his account, he printed and mailed 10,000 of these, some of them outside the US. I learned this technique from friends in Dallas Texas who did just that; they mailed $2 to an address and then, with the help of another person, followed the instructions. My 2 friends from Dallas, Texas were Paul Newell and Miguel Paredes. Miguel had family in the Miami area and met Swygard at one of his meetings of the Miami group. Both became adept at "running" people and introduced me to it when I was visiting. When I eventually moved to Dallas in 1984, Paul Newell and I pursued it more intensely.
There were 3 techniques that were published in pamphlet form, Awareness Techniques - Books 1, 2 ,and 3, plus one in a question and answer format, Waldara Answers in 1975. The books were re-published by Theatre University Press in 1975, and again in 1978 by William Reilly of Dover, Massachusetts. They are all out of print.
William Swygard, who later referred to himself by his spirit name Waldara, passed away in 1981. His wife and co-author of some of the pamphlets. Diane Swygard, carried on for a few years, but by the late 80's, the technique had disappeared. Until now...
I have been using the techniques for years, and consider them to be the best tools for expanding consciousness. Last year I founded the Asheville Past Lives Project as a MeetUp group to promote and innovate this work, with great results. I assume you are interested in or have had some experience with past lives, maybe through the hypnotic regression technique that almost everyone else uses. Hopefully, reading this will inspire you to contact me for a session that is not hypnosis, but a guided meditation where you are fully aware and awake as you enter into the past life experience.
If you got this far, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and introduce yourself. Tell me how you came to this work and let me know if I can answer any questions.