Brianstalin is a Reiki Master Teacher, who has spent many years in the Far East. Healers who have daily access to the Akashic Records have taught him that accurate past life data retrieval requires simple and focused psychic techniques very similar to dowsing. Subjective psychic impressions tend to be heavily tainted, resulting in distorted and inaccurate data. This is mostly evident in deep trance states experienced by those under hypnosis and those mediums who channel disembodied "enlightened" entities, allowing these entities to inhabit their bodies, temporarily, and to speak through them. Dowsing, contrary to popular belief, is very objective and the information obtained by such means can be very unexpected and intriguing. A number of psychic techniques and investigations can then be used to test the data later. Pendulums are a good start, but sensitive dowsers can rely on increasingly subtle mental, physical and psychic vibrations and sensations. The conclusions reached by ego can never be a good substitute for lots of meditation and healing/energy work.