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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
I remember not too long ago, there was a thread about past lives - I guess it disappeared in the big crash.

I am trying to remember who had the interest in past lives - was it you sashacat?

Does having a certain feeling towards a place mean that you had a past life there? For some reason, all my life, I have always thought about New Orleans - I have never been there, and I don't know why but I am drawn to the place.

I am finally going there Feb 4,5 and 6 with some friends, something I am really really really excited about. I don't know much about the town, then why the fascination with it?
post #2 of 23
Kiwideus, I am a Christian, so I do not believe in past lives, but there might be something drawing you there. It'll be fun to see what happens.
post #3 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus
I remember not too long ago, there was a thread about past lives - I guess it disappeared in the big crash.

I am trying to remember who had the interest in past lives - was it you sashacat?

Does having a certain feeling towards a place mean that you had a past life there? ?

Wow, Kellye, great memory. Yes, that thread was mine. We had such intruiging and fascinating stories and responses. I did it last summer, so I think it is gone. It was July. I said I have this 5-6 second "glimpse" of something in my brain I cannot shake. I've had it as far back as I can remember. It's nothing that fits with my life in any way, shape, or form: I am walking on a city street back east, New York. I am certain in my bones it is 1912. I am holding somebody's hand on my left and we are passing a streetlight on my right. I know it is 1912. The person on my left is not a gentleman caller or beau, as he would be on my right, protecting me from the street in those days. I have a calm, happy feeling. Then, it is gone. No other clues.

I have been haunted by this my entire life. A couple of years ago I went to the Univeristy of Washington and sat in their huge library all afternoon in the textile secion, looking at clothing through the ages. When I turned the page to 1912, the hair on the back of my neck stood up. The clothing was identical in style to that I had on for a woman. I was unsure of my age, but I was there. I just know it. I do not have any other things in my life that do not fit, just this.

Yes. Yes. Yes. And MyRage had some stuff and maybe others can help recall, as well as new thoughts from people who have a "glimpse" or feel so strongly drawn to a different time or just a place that does not match their current life in any way. Why????????
post #4 of 23
That's really interesting... I've never had that experience, I don't think.

But I'd be interested to hear how your trip goes, Kellye! Hope you have a blast!
post #5 of 23
iI believe in past lives, and I even have some past lives memories that make it even easier for me to believe.
post #6 of 23
Like your new siggy, Hope!

I have had Deja Vu before. I take M22 Hwy in Michigan. There are parts of the road with houses that I swear I've dreamt about or been to before I first traveled there. It freaked me out when we first drove by. Also there was a house I had a dream about in that same area. In my dream something evil was there- it was haunted. I remember the house in great detail because the nightmare really scared me. In my dream this house looked out over a river. We stayed in this small town and walked out to the lighthouse. When we were walking back from our little jaunt. There was the house - it was not on the river but on Lake Michigan. That freaked me out a bit.
Can't explain why I seem to have known an area that I hadn't even been to as a child.
post #7 of 23
Wow. Quite an interesting thread. I must have missed it the first time around. My dad used to do a lot of reading on various subjects, reincarnation being one of them. He used to tell me that he was an 'old soul', meaning that each soul returned to earth a given number of times, each time to learn or experience something specific. He also had flashes of 'memory' from other experiences. I find it fascinating.
post #8 of 23
i believe in past lives and nearly went for hypnosis to discover if i'd had any but chickened out.

i've dreamt many times about a funfair in a big field. in my dream i have a twin sister who works there with me.

maybe its just my over active imagination but i'm gonna keep an open mind!
post #9 of 23
This is interesting - I dont remember the original thread-must have missed it! I believe in past lives/reincarnation. My own experiences are pretty awful I guess. I know I was in a concentration camp during the last War and I know which one. I cannot explain it or the feelings I go through when seeing pictures/film of that particular camp. Other camps elicit feelings of sorrow and horror which I guess is normal but nothing like the feelings I get when seeing a specific place. I have no idea if I was male or female, young or old. I know I died there. My sister cannot go anywhere near Salisbury Plain as she insists she was shot and killed by aircraft fire. this is possible as aircraft did reach that far and many were killed. She also becomes hysterical at Warwick Castle!
I have heard it said that you only 'remember' a violent death.
My father was a great believer is this kind of stuff. He would not speak about it much but I do know that at one time he practised astral meditation. He was an interesting bloke when you got him talking.
Just after he died he visited my nephew who he was close to and also my sister. He stood in her doorway, smiled and said everything would be okay.
I miss him.
post #10 of 23
Thread Starter 
Tulip - I am always having dreams that I am being shot, which would make sense that you would only remember a violent death. I have never been near a gun and don't plan to.
post #11 of 23
i had the deja vu when i was in rome, some places looked so familiar and so did QLD australia.
I do believe in reincarnation even though im supposed to be catholic.
But for some reason i believe i was a cat in my past life and before that i was a human being back in the 1800's
post #12 of 23
I have beleived in reincarnation for as long as I can remember - could never understand why, as a child, everyone else didn't realize it as clearly as I did. I have a variety of past life memories, a number of which have been verified to some degree.

As a matter of interest, reincarnation was also considered a part of the early christian teachings and it wasn't until the Council of Nicea in 434 AD or somewhere thereabouts that the ruling religious faction of the time made a debated-upon and calculated/legislated decision to remove any references to re-incarnation from Christian doctrine. The purpose was solely for political reasons and not religious ones as it would allow for greater control of the masses by those currently in power, and it has never been reversed.

Reincarnation makes some of those unexplained mysteries and imbalances of our world so much easier to understand. It allows you to find the some reason for the way things happen in your current life and even our world at large. It allows an overall perspective so you can address some of the issues of injustice and unfairness with a greater understanding of all of the relevent aspects. It encourages you to be tolerant, compassionate and much less judgemental about others because you know that you don't have all of the information, that there are factors that are not readily apparent but are still 'in play'.

Kathryn
post #13 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kathryn41
Reincarnation makes some of those unexplained mysteries and imbalances of our world so much easier to understand. It allows you to find the some reason for the way things happen in your current life and even our world at large. It allows an overall perspective so you can address some of the issues of injustice and unfairness with a greater understanding of all of the relevent aspects. It encourages you to be tolerant, compassionate and much less judgemental about others because you know that you don't have all of the information, that there are factors that are not readily apparent but are still 'in play'.

Kathryn
Kathryn, so well said. I have been asked from time to time about my religious beliefs and it is difficult to put into words the "comprehensive holistic and spiritual reverie" that guides me. I depend on many facets of my Christian faith, my eastern faith, as well as my years of working with the American Indians and even my observation of the animal world, to form the center of my own belief which -at the highest level that does not discriminate - incorporates ALL that the heavens and earth have to offer without shame. Thank you so very much for your contribution to this thread.

Waste Tokada (Oglalla Sioux: Good Futures to You)

Elizabeth
post #14 of 23
Here's something I think is kind of interesting. When I was a teenager I was chatting with my mother about some childhood things I did, when I asked her if she remembered the time we rode the street car home. She looked at me kind of puzzled and said, "We never rode a streetcar." At which point I said, I remember it clear as day. I told her I was about 5 years old, and we had gone shopping in "the city", and I remember my mother telling me we were going to ride the Street Car home. I was SO excited, because I'd never been on one.

So we raced to a median waiting area in the middle of the street, and boarded the next street car that came by. I remember the conductor took the time to talk with me, and he asked me if it was my first time riding a street car. I excitedly told him "Yes" it was, and then he told me I could ring the street car bell. That's about all I could and can remember about that experience, except that this street car did not look like the cable cars in San Francisco. The closest thing I've seen to the way it looked was in the movie RagTime, where they were riding a Street car, and that was during the turn of the Century, early 1900's.

After I described the street car ride, my mother STILL told me that I had NEVER been on a street car. She told me that they didn't exist when I was a child, for one thing, and in fact had gone out of existance before SHE herself was a child. Yet it still seems like such a vivid memory to me. I can even remember that it was sort of cloudy that day.

However, I do know that as a child, I had never been on public transportation, because my parents always had cars, and I even remember being jealous of people who got to ride the city bus. So, I'm sure my mother would know if she had ever taken me on a street car, especially several years after they were no longer in existance.

I also have a strong feeling of being alive in the 1920's, which could really fit the same lifetime of my Street Car experience, because if that did happen, than I would have been somewhere in my 20's by the 1920's.
post #15 of 23
Hope!! Thank you! I was waiting for this one because it was what you wrote last summer and it was amazing.
-E.
post #16 of 23
ALl of you have such great stories, and I am rethinking this. I have had deja vu as well. I would have loved to have undergone hypnosis!
I have had dreams in which my deceased sister came to me and told me not to worry about her, that she was in a beautiful place and was very happy.
post #17 of 23
I read a book a couple of years ago about reincarnation called Many Lives, Many Masters by Brian Weiss. You should read it as it is very interesting. At the end of the book it even explains how to make a tape to meditate and see if you can remember any past lives. I'd like to do that. It'd be interesting to see if I have had any.
post #18 of 23
Interesting read :thup:
My dad is really into this kind of stuff.

Peace,
Brandon
post #19 of 23
I believe in past lives. Christianity has nothing to do with believing or disbelieving. Right now I'm wondering if my son is reincarnated because he gets so frustrated when he can't do things he thinks he should be able to. I often tell him that I understand how frustrating it is and that when he's able to talk we can discuss this.
post #20 of 23
Once.. i went to my friends bf's house.. and i walked in there.. and i knew where EVERYTHING was.. and, it was my 1st time there.. and her 1st time there too.. so it was really crazy!
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by Kiwideus
I am finally going there Feb 4,5 and 6 with some friends, something I am really really really excited about. I don't know much about the town, then why the fascination with it?
Not trying to hijack the thread, but PLEASE be careful in New Orleans for Mardi Gras! It is a wild, lifetime experience that I will never regret, but it can be very dangerous. Make sure to have a designated babysitter every night. That person doesn't drink and its their job to make sure the others stay out of trouble. They will arrest you faster during Mardi Gras than any other time.

ps...do some research on New Orleans before you go. There are a lot of off the beaten track sites that are amazing!
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
I also have a strong feeling of being alive in the 1920's, which could really fit the same lifetime of my Street Car experience, because if that did happen, than I would have been somewhere in my 20's by the 1920's.
That's so fascinating! How neat!
post #23 of 23
i believe in past lives, i find the subject fascinating(sp?), it would bve great to find out if you really did have a past life
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