Goldberg, Bruce (1948– )
Bruce Edward Goldberg, a dentist who developed a practice
in hypnotherapy, was born on November 18, 1948, in New
York City. He attended Southern Connecticut State College,
where he graduated magna cum laude in 1970 with a B.A. in
chemistry and biology. He completed his dentistry degree in
1974 at the University of Maryland. Before opening a practice
he did a year of work in hypnotherapy with the American Society
of Clinical Hypnosis. In 1976 he opened both a dentistry
and hypnotherapy practice in Baltimore which he continued
through the 1980s. As he concentrated more and more on his
hypnosis work, he attended Loyola College and earned his
master’s degree in counseling and psychology. After moving to
Los Angeles, California, in 1989, he abandoned his dentistry
career and has since been a full-time hypnotherapist.
His work with hypnotherapy had two aspects, the assisting
of his patients with their personal problems, and the exploration
of some of the phenomena of hypnosis that emerge in the
reports of previous incarnations. Such reports have been quite
common in the past generation. However, from his training in
psychology, he made a systematic study of the material he
evoked from his clients. Along with regressing patients into the
past, he also progressed them into the future. Though the subject
of progressive hypnosis had been broached in previous
publications, his 1982 book, Past Lives, Future Lives, was the first
book-length study of the phenomena. The book was a popular
success, was translated into a number of languages, and established
Goldberg as one of the leading psychologists studying
reincarnation.
In 1990 Goldberg became the president of the Los Angeles
Academy of Clinical Hypnosis. He is also a life member of the
Association for Past Life Research and Therapy. Through the
1990s, he has authored a string of books exploring a variety of
issues in hypnosis therapy and reincarnation, including a set of
small books issued by Llewellyn Publications in 1998 and 1999.
Sources
Goldberg, Bruce. Astral Voyages. St. Paul, Minn. Llewellyn
Publications, 1998.
———. New Age Hypnosis. St. Paul, Minn. Llewellyn Publications,
1998.
——— Past Lives, Future Lives Accounts of Regression and Progression
through Hypnosis. North Hollywood, Calif. Newcastle,
1982. Reprint, New York Ballantine, 1988.
———. Peaceful Transition. St. Paul, Minn. Llewellyn Publications,
1997.
———. The Search for Grace A Documented Case of Murder and
Reincarnation. Sedona, Ariz. The Author, 1994. Reprint, St.
Paul, Minn. Llewellyn Publications, 1997.