Famous People who Believed in Reincarnation and Past Lives

“I don’t know about other people, but for myself there has never been any question. I don’t just think it; I know there are places I’ve been before, and not in this life.” George S. Patton

The fact that the human spirit is on a constant evolutionary trajectory is a belief that is held not just by adherents of Hinduism, it is a belief that has been and is currently being held by people who are outside that or any other faith. In fact, many famous people have felt themselves certain beyond any doubt that they lived a past life. This is what makes past life healing such a useful tool for exploring the psyche of patients. Believing in a particular faith or in reincarnation is not a necessity. But those who do seek a regression therapist should try to keep an open mind, as have many others before them, about the possibility that life is indeed cyclical and that they may be a link in a chain that began many centuries ago. Here are some famous historical figures who believed in past lives.

George S. Patton: America’s no-nonsense, quintessential military leader was a firm believer in past lives. In fact, historians say that the topic of reincarnation was a favorite topic of the general, who himself, was a devote Episcopalian. In one instance, Patton recalled himself dying in battle as a Viking and being escorted to Valhalla. Late in life he was quoted as saying “So as through a glass and darkly, the age long strife I see, where I fought in many guises, many names, but always me.

Napoleon Bonaparte: This legendary French emperor believed that he lived many times and often discussed this fact with his generals. Moreover, some people believe that Napoleon was the actual reincarnation of Charlemagne (also known as Charles the Great or Charles I).

Salvador Dali: Surrealist painter and creator of such iconic pieces as The Persistence of Memory claimed that he had memories that went back to the 16th century. Moreover, he believed himself to have been a monk at that time that had been beaten and imprisoned.

Benjamin Franklin: A Founding Father of the nation with too many titles to list here, believed that the soul was not extinguished by physical death. He once wrote, “When I see nothing annihilated (in the works of God) and not a drop of water wasted, I cannot suspect the annihilation of souls…”

Goethe: The great German writer and statesman once wrote, “I am certain I have been here as I am now a thousand times before, and I hope to return a thousand times.”

Yes, many people – living and dead, famous and obscure – have reached the inescapable conclusion that past lives can and do reside in all of us. Past life regression therapy helps people with current day problems trace these conflicts back to lives to which they may not have been aware.right-brain-left-brain-fnl-598x441

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