What exactly is a past life reading? How does it differ from past life regression work?
A past life reading is when a person gifted with the ability to see the past looks into your past lives for you and relates that information to you. Past life regression is unmediated revelation through hypnosis usually assisted by a regression therapist. However, past life regression is not always accessible to those who cannot be hypnotized because the interpretive reality of the ego is too strong. Past life readings may be attractive to those that prefer a less subjective experience, or for those that mistrust their abiltity to see.
The revelation of past life readings depends only on the reader's gifts. The amount of details seen vary among readers. When I see a past life, I see it rather like a video. I am able to fast forward through the years and decades, pausing at certain time frames and focusing on important events. The key, however, is my ability to perceive the emotional content of the people involved. This is important because unresolved emotional issues that are carried from one life to another can be either impediments or guideposts on our individual paths. Whether an issue is a guidepost or an impediment depends only on the level of awareness and open-mindedness with which it is approached.
If you prefer to try past life regression with a past life regression therapist, it's best to have the session in person. Some people have powerful results, however, using past life regression audios to guide them to past life experiences. The more relaxed one is, the better the results. If you choose to try regressing yourself with an audio guide, I suggest Dr. Brian Weiss, one of the world's leading experts in the field of past life regression.