Alberto Villoldo Ph.D wrote a book titled Mending the Past and Healing the Future -- Soul Retrieval. It is a very interesting read -he is an anthropologist and psychologist and studied in the Amazon with a very famous healer. I am finding his research and work with the Light body to be fascinating. It is so nice to read another point of view regarding past lives and healing from a culture we do not read much about. In Villoldo's book, he references the Laika, and it isn't a matter always of going to the past. Instead he says they see evolution as a journeying into the future to "see who we're becoming" so that we may bring that knowledge back to the present. He then says that the Lakia believe that it is memories stored in our "luminous energy field (the karma from our former lives)" that determines our current situation. He talks about the fifth world - which is found within the higher chakras, and it is in these higher chakras that we meet our perfect and original self - in order to heal. In the book he talks about the 9th Chakra- and changing your DNA. He talks about our genes and how to alter our genes now to speed up the evolutionary process and break the chains of disharmony; grief, anger, fear, shame, guilt .....etc. It isn't often I have come across a book that speaks of the chakras above the crown chakra. Let alone one that helps you work at that level. It is an interesting read. He does talk about journeying into past lives and into a lifetime in which you suffered the most - but he gets specific; What I find so interesting is that he says you only need these three life times to be set free of the karma within you and that there is a domino effect - backward, that will occur clearing ALL your former lifetimes. I find this interesting - the idea of a domino effect. I will think on this one for a while. Since I remember my last three consecutive life times (in my signature link). I am curious to see if his premise fits my experience. What are your thoughts? We talk so much about the past - and who we may have been. What about work on the future? Clearing bad karma and creating consciously for what is to come.