The Dutch paranormal, who describes himself as the “happy Buddha” told De Tijd magazine that he is not the only psychic healer employed by the Dutch justice ministry.
He has claimed that by talking to both the prisoner and the prisoner’s dead parents he can discover key psychological insights to help the prison authorities rehabilitate criminals.
A spokesman for the Dutch justice ministry said:
“This is not something which fits in our treatment field.”
The Dutch employment service has also looked beyond the normal to use “regression therapy” and tarot cards to help the jobless.
Uncooperative welfare claimants have been told they will lose benefits unless they accept the guidance of a regression therapist to help them get in touch with their past lives.
In 2007, 42,500 Dutch people signed up to state funded spiritually-based “personal development programmes”.