Brian Leslie Weiss (born in the year 1944), M.D., is an American psychiatrist. His research includes reincarnation, past life regression, future-life progression and survival of the human soul after death.
Weiss studied at Columbia University and later graduated from the Yale University School of Medicine in 1970, completing an internship in internal medicine at the New York University Medical Center then returning to Yale for a two-year residency in psychiatry. He went on to become Head of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai Medical Center, Miami.
Weiss currently lives with his wife Carole in Miami, Florida, where he writes and conducts public seminars and workshops on the subject of reincarnation.
Past life regression and Future life progression
According to Weiss, in 1980 one of his patients, "Catherine", began discussing past-life experiences under hypnosis. Weiss did not believe in reincarnation at the time but, after confirming elements of Catherine's stories through public records, came to be convinced of the survival of an element of the human personality after death. Weissclaims he has regressed more than 4,000 patients since 1980.
Weiss advocates hypnotic regression as therapy, claiming that many phobias and ailments are rooted in past-life experiences whose acknowledgment by the patient can have a curative effect. Weiss also writes about messages received from the Ascended masters he claims to have communicated with through his subjects.
Weiss is a frequent guest on national television and radio talk shows, including: Oprah, Coast to Coast AM, Larry King Live and 20/20. He is the author of eight books on the subject of reincarnation, including Only Love is Real, a USA Today bestseller. In May 2008, he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show on a show about reincarnation, and five years later in June 2013, he was interviewed again by Oprah in the talk show Super Soul Sunday episode, on the OWN Network. Weiss was mentioned in the song "No Creo" by Colombian singer Shakira.