Now that Dr. Oz has had a past-life regression experience, he understands there will be skeptics. "You know, Oprah, there will be a lot of folks who very understandably say these are the wishful desires of desperate people," he says.
So does Dr. Oz believe in past-life regression? "I've got to say I don't know if it's past lives. We can get into a long debate whether these are spiritual beings touching us," he says. "A hundred years ago in this country, we were more comfortable with these discussions than we are today. I think part of that is we have gotten addicted to the same serum that I'm taking, which is the belief that the answers are always going to be there in front of us. And sometimes we've got to take that leap, just to believe to test it out. We don't have to advocate it, but we do have to evaluate it."
Dr. Oz says he does feel like there is a collective unconsciousness out there. "I actually in my heart think that all of our minds are connected and all of these minds in history are then reflected, and we're feeding into this energy system that we can tap into. It's like karma. You can bounce into it. It bounces you back," he says. "So what I really think we want to do is challenge people to the belief and understanding that life is not as real as it seems. There's other stuff out there."