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Title: re: past lives?
Post by: otma_gal3 on September 05, 2004, 06:39:29 PM
Okay, I was wondering.......
I don't know if this has anything to deal with claimants, but do any of you believe in past lifes (reincarnation) or believe they had a past life as any of the Romanovs?

By the way, I'm so sorry if this isn't the right place to put this, I just had to ask. If anyone is offended, I'm deeply sorry. It's just pure curiosity. Well, goodbye! ;)

Once again, so sorry! :-[
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Michelle on September 05, 2004, 10:41:28 PM
No need to apologize, otmagal! :)  I'm often curious as well.  I usually don't quite believe that reincarnation is something that happens, but in the case of Anna Anderson (sorry to open up the whole can of worms, everyone!  :-X) I do have to wonder.  She had basically everything going for her, except the DNA.  I know it's being somewhat tossed to the side as being obselete now, but the results are still there.  This idea is even more preposterous sounding because of the fact that Franziska Shanzkowska was born before the Grand Duchess.  But maybe miraculously, a reincarnation somehow happened.  Perhaps Anastasia did die in the cellar (although no one's found her body), but her soul was put into the body of Franziska when she was possibly killed (it's been speculated) in an explosion.  It's fascinating to contemplate.  AA was so real, but DNA has said otherwise.  Maybe it is possible.........
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Lanie on September 05, 2004, 10:57:35 PM
I've gotten some crazies signing my guestbooks and emailing me about how they think they were X Romanov (mostly one of OTMA) in a past life.  It's hysterical...
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Michelle on September 05, 2004, 11:26:54 PM
Oh, yeah, I've seen those.  I've gone on one of their site just for kicks and giggles.  I think the girl's name was--oh, never mind.  I probably shouldn't say.  But she was from England and believed herself to be Tatiana reincarnated. ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: IlyaBorisovich on September 08, 2004, 03:06:59 PM
Oh, yes, I remember her.  One of her claims was that Tatiana played the piano, and she had long, piano-player like fingrers.  Notice that she didn't mention that she herself played!  I sometimes think people like that exist to keep the Internet entertaining.

Ilya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: JM on September 08, 2004, 04:42:14 PM
Those people obviously aren't satisfied with their own lives if they have to convince themselves that they're someone else. I feel bad for them.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Ming on September 21, 2004, 02:19:55 AM
Don't want to get too bogged down about reincarnation but just thought I'd put in my 3 cents' worth.  This is what I believe about reincarnation:

1.  We, as people, are more spirit than we are flesh and blood.  It's the spirit that lives on.

2.  There's still so much we don't know about what happens during and after death.

3.  Reincarnated "claiments" seem to have information or memories.  That doesn't mean they WERE other people...just that they have information.  Now, where that information comes from is another question....
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on September 21, 2004, 03:06:14 PM
I happen to believe in reincarnation.I believe it's possible to have memories and other information surface from a past life.I find the subject fascinating.

However seeing others websites and things of that sort claiming that they are X Romanov is a bit ridiculous to me.saying you resemble this grand duchess or have the hands of that grand duchess just seems corny to me.
I agree with JM.Some people are so unhappy with their lives that they have to pretend to be someone else,and that is very sad.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rjt on September 21, 2004, 04:56:42 PM
I never even entertained the concept of reincarnation until i was in junior high school. As a major history freak, I have read nonfiction all my life. I didn't read fiction by choice until high school. At any rate, I was reading a biography of Josef Tito and this particular book included a photograph (of whom I cannot remember) of a person who I knew--deep in my soul, I just felt I knew this person.  :o It was the most bizarre thing. I went to everyone I could think of, showing them the picture, asking if he looked like someone I could possibly know. Not one single person had ever seen anyone who looked like this man. It kinda freaked me out at the time, but now I'm desperately trying to find that book so I can figure out who that picture was!

That experience has caused me to desire a past-life-regression-hypnosis session, but I'm a little bit wary. I would insist on having a witness present and having the whole thing videotaped. Just for my own security and the knowledge beyond a shadow of a doubt that the hypnotist didn't "suggest" I remember things. Has anyone done this?

Great thread otmagal!!  ;D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on September 21, 2004, 07:58:12 PM
A very good friend of mine had a past life regression done on herself.She said it was very interesting and informative.The next time I see her I'll have to ask her about it.I'll post my findings if anyone is interested.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: anna on September 22, 2004, 06:16:04 PM
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I happen to believe in reincarnation.I believe it's possible to have memories and other information surface from a past life.I find the subject fascinating.

However seeing others websites and things of that sort claiming that they are X Romanov is a bit ridiculous to me.saying you resemble this grand duchess or have the hands of that grand duchess just seems corny to me.
I agree with JM.Some people are so unhappy with their lives that they have to pretend to be someone else,and that is very sad.


I agree with Merrique, there's more between heaven and earth. What fascinates me is that some people saying they have memories from a past life, have always been famous historical figures. Pharao's, Nefretiti, Cleopatra, Napoleon, Romanovs etc etc.These people are highly fascinated by a particular historical figure and identify themselves with that person, in mine opion it has nothing to do with reincarnation. Even here in Holland there's a woman who proclaims to have healing powers because in a former life she was an Egyptian princess. I would rather call it.....The so romantic, I always wanted to be... section.

Anna
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: JM on September 23, 2004, 05:16:34 PM
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A very good friend of mine had a past life regression done on herself.She said it was very interesting and informative.The next time I see her I'll have to ask her about it.I'll post my findings if anyone is interested.


Sorry about my ignorance, but what is a "past life regression?"
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on September 23, 2004, 07:56:54 PM
Past life regression is the re-experiencing of a previous lifetime.There are many ways you can do this.Some people will go to a psychic,some to a spiritually-oriented clinical psychologist who use many different methods.
Some of the methods they use are Gestalt Therapy, Dreamwork, Visionary Journeys (including Past-Life Therapy), and Hypnosis.

If you've ever heard a song,seen a picture or experienced something that for some unknown reason jogs some kind of memory in you that is just off the wall and isn't something you remember doing/experienced in your past(as in this lifetime),but it's a memory that is so strong and familiar to you anyway that could very well be a memory of a past life.Every once in awhile I'll have a memory pop into my head like this.It's a bit suprising at first,at least to me it is.But I've kinda gotten used to it as I learn more about myself.

I hope I'm making sense here.This is one of those times I wish I could just send my thoughts to the computer screen so they would come out right lol. ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: JM on September 24, 2004, 04:46:31 PM
Hmm, I don't think I've had any past life experiences. Although some people say I seem like an "old man." Haha.

I do have deja vu once in a while. :D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on September 25, 2004, 09:53:45 PM
   Perhaps some of the people at this site were once servants in one of the palaces, or perhaps were indirectly associated with Rasputin?
  I'm not saying that I was there (I actually hope I wasn't !) or that I am sure than anyone else was-- I'm just bringing up the topic. Any ideas ?
  Personally, I am undecided about the reincarnation issue however it certainly would explain a lot of coincidences!

R
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on September 26, 2004, 03:56:02 PM
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People may have an interest in a topic for all kinds of reasons, but I don't rule out the possibility that some people on this forum may have lived in Russian at the time of the revolution. And that's something one will never be able to proof, of course. ;)


I agree with Helen.I was thinking the same thing.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: stepan on September 28, 2004, 03:38:48 PM
Some years ago a book was published where a man claimed to have been tsar Nicholas. it´s called  "To save Russia, the reincarnation of tsar Nicholas" by Donald Norsic. I read it  and thought it was really interesting. He went through some regression sessions where he rememebered a life as Nicholas. From what he wrote I think he had a deep insight in the life of the imperial  and what Nicholas could have felt. I found it specially interesting what he wrote about the death of the <a href="http://www.ntsearch.com/search.php?q=family&v=56">family</a> which was quite different than the official version and what we now believe happened. I don´t know what to believe about all this and I take it with a grain of salt. It´s impossible to prove such a thing one way or the other. But I really enjoyed the book and thought it well written whether you believe in reincarnation or not.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Dashkova on October 01, 2004, 02:55:03 PM
Ok, I'm not a believer in reincarnation, but I happened to stumble onto a website that had the following passage, and I thought some of you here would be interested.  Certainly the part about reincarnation *to the past* is something I've never encountered before, but apparently there are some who take this theory very seriously.  Here's the snip:

"Reincarnation does seem to explain the concept of birth defects and other tragedies, if the intent is to have us grow through repeated experiences over many lifetimes. However, that possibility has no place in xtian mythology. I note in passing that the subject is being studied seriously by scientists. There's even a Journal of Past Life Regression Therapy staffed by well-degreed PhD's and MD's that explores lots of interesting ideas, such as the possibility that reincarnation might go backward in time as well as forward!"

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 17, 2004, 04:45:52 PM
I am one of the people who was a Romanov in my past life. I understand you doubt it, as many people do, however, that is your choice. And if your wondering, I was Alexandra.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on October 22, 2004, 06:47:48 AM
For anyone interested in a book that is quite informative on the subject of Regression (or Progression)Therapy, "Many Lives, Many Masters:Discover the Healing Power of Future Lives through Progression Therapy", is imo, a good choice.

From Amazon:

"Psychiatry and metaphysics blend together in this fascinating book based on a true case history. Dr. Weiss, who was once firmly entrenched in a clinical approach to psychiatry, finds himself reluctantly drawn into past-life therapy when a hypnotized client suddenly reveals details of her previous lives. During one hypnosis session his client introduces the spirit guides who have been her soul therapists in between lives. This is when the story really takes off for Weiss, who discovers that these guides have specific messages about his dead son as well as Weiss's mission in life. No, we cannot verify the truth of this story using the limited scientific tools we have available. However, it is hard to dispute that this well-respected graduate of Columbia University and Yale Medical School has discovered a personal truth that has led him to be an enormously popular speaker, author, and leader in the field of past-life therapy. --Gail Hudson"

Having done Regression Therapy, I experienced it as a wholly positive thing, and agree with Kay,  that "kindness" is the key. I also believe that all of our life experiences are running concurrently, and we are focused in our present awareness...not unlike a reel of film that contains all of a movie, but only shows the frame passing over the light fixture in any given moment.

Sunny


Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on October 22, 2004, 06:50:12 AM
...Don't know why the smiley face is where a "D" should be... ???

Sunny
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: CuriousOne on October 22, 2004, 01:56:07 PM
"D" makes a smiley face in code.

Three questions marks make face with the three questions above it.

Sometimes the code mixes with what you've written.

You can go back to your post, click on modify and change it.

Curious One
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: ISteinke on October 23, 2004, 04:15:34 PM
Now, understand that I absolutely DO NOT believe in reincarnation. However, there is a very important piece of historical information [related to the topic] that must appear on this thread. I'm surprised it hasn't come up already.

Grand Duke Alexander Michaelovich (Sandro) was one of the most vociferous opponents of Anna Anderson. However, keeping that in mind, he once made a fascinating statement in regard to her.

Sandro was a "spiritist" He believed in "table rapping" and "reincarnation." He was also fascinated by the "memories" of Anna Anderson.

What he said was that either Frau Tschaikovsky was Grand Duchess Anastasia, or that her [Anastasia's] spirit had returned to Earth to possess Frau Tschaikovsky. Presumably Sandro believed the latter.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on October 23, 2004, 04:25:56 PM
That sounds like a very interesting book Sunny,I'll have to check it out.

I'm very interested in hearing why Alexandra_Romanova believes she is the reincarnation of Alix.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Valmont on October 23, 2004, 06:22:39 PM
Oh.. I would love to hear that story too...
Let me get the Pop corn...
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 11:38:22 AM
Of course I expected this. And, in the matters of proof, the proof is my memories.
I never use the memory of the night we were killed as "proof" because so much is known about it.

One of my friends said this:
"Only mathematics requires proof. Sciences requires evidence, but not proof. In the case of past lives, your memory is your evidence.
"


Which I find true. Do you not think I made sure that I was not dreaming before I said anything? Of course I did.

And if you want to know one thing, as much as I valued Father Grigory's advice, I wish right now, that I had never met the man. He might have been able to cure Alexei, but it only numbed the pain. It never got rid of it.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Guinastasia on October 26, 2004, 01:42:45 PM
Ever notice that most people who claim to be the reincarnationed soul of such and such are usually famous people?  No one ever claims to be some pig farmer in Podunk, Tennesee, or something!

I have jokingly said, "Hmmm, maybe I was Olga N. in a past life!"  But while I think that reincarnation is a possibility, I don't think I can pin point WHO I was.

(Although I will say, in one life, I must perished on a sinking ship, since I sometimes have nightmares about shipwrecks-and I'm fascinated by them as well.  That and something with snakes.  A friend of mine theorized that I was a snake charmer in the early 1900s and killed by a snake-and that's why I hate them so much!)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 01:46:44 PM
I was a farmer at one point. And I know that most people say they have famous lives because they want attention. I don't agree with it, and I don't think people should do it.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on October 26, 2004, 03:35:05 PM
There are plenty of people who claim to remember past lives,and the lives they remember aren't the lives of famous people.Just regular everyday people.
I can remember living in Rome during the Roman Empire.

I can remember it like it was yesterday,being a female child,running through a marble palace that I lived in,playing with another little girl.Just laughing and chasing each other.And the light of the day,the green of the grass and trees and the way the light reflected off of the marble,it was wonderful.I can remember being truely happy,just like any other child at play would be.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 03:39:14 PM
Everyone's memories are different. I see no reason in lying about what you were just to get attention as I have already stated. When you do that, you have to keep making up more lies just to back up the first.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Michelle on October 26, 2004, 03:47:20 PM
Well Alexandra, since you have so many memories, could you share them with us?  I really truly would be interested to hear what you have to say.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 03:59:03 PM
Of course!

This is one from when Alexei was ill.Do not ever mention this to me other then here, because it makes me feel very ill.

I am sitting with Alexei, and I am holding him. He is moaning in pain. It is easy to tell that he is sick. I am hugging him, and every little while he says "mama". There are tears streaming down his face and mine. As well as the tears, he is sweating.
This dream is brief, yet long enough to let me know who it is.

Then there is this one:
People are bringing in dresses. There are many colors. White. Blue. Purple. My daughters are stand beside me, and I am picking out dresses for them to wear. They are all alike. I pick out the white one, and Anastasia makes a face. But I stay with my choice.

Is that enough? You must understand that there are public memories, and then there are the things that only family should know.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: anna on October 26, 2004, 04:11:30 PM
Are you sure you're on the right thread?

Anna
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 04:16:23 PM
Me? I am positive. I was asked about my memories.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 26, 2004, 04:52:52 PM
Abby and Zwilling? You know, someone could live an entire life time with out knowing eveything about the past. I have never remembered that.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: anna on October 26, 2004, 05:19:32 PM
I agree with Helen, I could've had such dreams too, so does anyone.
You don't convince me either. Your dreams..memories ..maybe wishful thinking?  I'm sorry but the way you answer the questions gives me the feeling you're making fools out of us.

Anna
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Janet_W. on October 26, 2004, 06:42:17 PM
Among my dreams, about twenty years ago I dreamed I had just been seated on a chair in a basement, my family around me. Suddenly . . . chaos, bloodshed, and the release of spirits.

I dreamed that dream a number of nights. But I'm not Alexandra, nor anyone else from that room . . . I'm me, for better and for worse! And the connection I have to the IF is one born of reading, research, imagining, and theorizing. Plus drawings I have made, essays I have written, conversations with a number of people, and travels to various locations.

There's nothing wrong in feeling connected to those who no longer walk the earth. But appropriating previous lives does, I think, show either a lack of respect for the dead, or an inability to come to grips with one's own life.

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Michelle on October 27, 2004, 04:54:04 PM
Alexandra, do you have any memories specific to OTMA?  Can you see them clearly in your mind?  I'm sure that's a really dumb question considering we've all seen tons of pictures of them and can probably picture them in our minds, but can you actually see them as living breathing beings right next to you?

For those of you on this forum who are reading this and rolling your eyes saying to yourselves, "Oh what naivete!  I can't believe how ridiculously gullible that Michelle is," I am NOT in any way convinced.  But I am intrigued.  I love this kind of stuff.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: IlyaBorisovich on October 27, 2004, 05:16:42 PM
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(Although I will say, in one life, I must perished on a sinking ship, since I sometimes have nightmares about shipwrecks-and I'm fascinated by them as well.


Might it have been the Titanic, or just a common run of the mill shipwreck?  I once postulated whether or not I was Ernie Kovacs, as we share the same birthday and warped sense of humor.  He also died ten days before I was born.  I don't put much credence in it now, but it was intriguing all the same.

Ilya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alexandra_Romanova on October 31, 2004, 04:47:51 PM
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Alexandra, do you have any memories specific to OTMA?  Can you see them clearly in your mind?  I'm sure that's a really dumb question considering we've all seen tons of pictures of them and can probably picture them in our minds, but can you actually see them as living breathing beings right next to you?

For those of you on this forum who are reading this and rolling your eyes saying to yourselves, "Oh what naivete!  I can't believe how ridiculously gullible that Michelle is," I am NOT in any way convinced.  But I am intrigued.  I love this kind of stuff.


I do have memories specific to OTMA.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Robert_Hall on October 31, 2004, 05:28:28 PM
Ilya, Ernie Kovacs ? Cool !!

Cheers,
Robert
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alice on November 01, 2004, 06:17:34 AM
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I am one of the people who was a Romanov in my past life. I understand you doubt it, as many people do, however, that is your choice. And if your wondering, I was Alexandra.


Drat! I was going to post this! I'll be um . . . Marie Feodorovna then. And yes, I do have memories specific to the Romanovs, but I'm not going to specify them.

:D



Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alice on November 02, 2004, 09:48:45 PM
Of course, Helen! But first I need a count of how many reincarnates we have for each member of the family. Last I remember, it was:

Alexandra (5 people)
Nicholas (3 people)
Olga (6 people)
Tatiana (9 people)
Marie (7 people)
Anastasia (16,082 people)

Cheers.  ;D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: AGRBear on November 04, 2004, 05:19:08 PM
With the sudden interest by the younger generations of such phenomenon due to Henry Potter,  I've noticed this subject has risen  more in more in conversations.

It's good to talk about the "unkowns" in a serious way, however, don't ever forget who and what you are in the present.

AGRBear


PS  Here is a most interesting Russian lady, Helena Blavatsky, who believed in reincarnation:  Helena HEIHN  [Hein] - HAHN b. 1831 Etakernoslav, dau. of Peter Hein [Heihn] von Rotterstern-Hahn and Helena Fadeyev, grandau. of  Pr. Dolgorouki m.7 July 1849 Odessa to  Nikifor Blavatsky. Family org. migr. fr. from Mecklenberg. For addition information  plus a photograph see the following web site: http://www.GermanHeritage.com/biographies/atol/blavatski.html
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Olga on November 04, 2004, 07:29:14 PM
Helena Blatvatsky was a fraud.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: AGRBear on November 05, 2004, 10:02:24 AM
She was a granddaughter of a Russian prince.   She came from a time when most believed in ghosts and witches.  Despite what people may think about her beliefs,  her life story is very interesting.

There is a book about her.  I've forgotten who the author was.  

It's been far too long since I read the book to make farther comments at this time.

AGRBear
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 05, 2004, 10:11:02 AM
agrbear

   While Madame Blavatskaya was an interesting person -- I dont believe that the Ninteenth century was rife with people who "believed in witches" although Spiritualism was very popular.

    I do think that she awas more "con" than "medium" but thats all a matter of opinion.

rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Michelle on November 05, 2004, 11:58:08 AM
I still wanna hear all the memories specific to OTMA.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 05, 2004, 12:11:58 PM
Yes Helen I did read her works some years ago  -- perhaps it was just the translation-- but it did nothing for me.
Once again spiritual matters are highly subjective and often very difficult to quantify or explain -- why one thing will "work" for one person, but not for another is a hard query indeed !

rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 05, 2004, 03:31:47 PM
There is already a forum with loads of people claiming to be reincarnated Romanovs.I joined there just to check it out.it was a total load of crap.People claiming to have simulatious lives,alien past lives,several people claiming they were the reincarnation of this or that Romanov all at the same time and they were all "true" cause one soul could live in several different people at the same time.Just a bunch of off the wall s@#%.I do believe in reincarnation but that forum was just ridiculous.It did give me a good laugh though.

Oh wait,I'm a reincarnated Romanov,I'm one of OTMA,wait I think I'm all four of them at the same time.I do have memories,I do I do.I can remember what it felt like to wear the clothes they wore.I can remember walking down the steps that night to the room where they were murdered.OOOh and I can remember smoking cigarettes just like them(wait a sec I'm smoking one right now,I guess that memory won't fly).But as soon as I think of more I'll let ya all know cause I just know everyone is dying to hear my memories.

*side note...those memories are me being sarcastic in case ya didn't know  ;D :P ;D ;) *
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: anna on November 05, 2004, 03:52:55 PM
I always wondered were my smoking habit came from, now I know.....uche uche uche.

Merrigue than maybe we're sisters. ;)

Anna
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Olga on November 06, 2004, 01:48:00 AM
Is this the Helena Blavatsky who used to run shows where she would 'communicate' with dead people?
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on November 06, 2004, 04:20:17 AM
Whatever Helena Blavatsky might have been, she wasn't a fraud. Ultimately, out of what she started
Jiddu Krishnamurti came to be known.  His lectures and writings had, imo, a message that transcends:
"Understanding of the self is the basis of all understanding."

Warm regards,

Sunny
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: anna on November 06, 2004, 07:37:36 AM
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Oh dear, am I a reincarnated royal too?


The more you post on this thread, the more memories will come up, the more royal you become ;)

Anna
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 06, 2004, 08:22:51 AM
Olya

Yes its that Blavatskaya...
   She may have had some good ideas about self knowledge, but she, like many spiritualist mediums, did tend to try to prove themselves with embarassing "parlour tricks"... These "stage illusions" came back to tarnish her reputation and make her life and her views somewhat more shadey to a lot of people.

rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on November 06, 2004, 10:02:45 AM
Blavatsky had many detractors in her lifetime. A review by Connie Hargrave of, "HPB: The Extraordinary Life and Influence of Helena Blavatsky, Founder of the Modern Theosophical Movement" by Sylvia Cranston includes this quote: "HPB's knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism was greater than was then available to the public or to Western scholars, and she was also familiar with esoteric Buddhist practices. This knowledge was corroborated by Dr. D.T. Suzuki, who brought Zen Buddhism to the West in the next century and who stated that "undoubtedly, Madame Blavatsky had in some way been initiated into the deeper side of Mahayana teaching."

Also from the same review:
"Cranston documents the effect of The Secret Doctrine over the last century in the fields of science, literature and art. HPB was the first person aggressively to argue the case against a rising Darwinian consensus, because Darwin's work omitted the mental, creative, and visionary life of the human race. Cranston demonstrates how HPB's work shows foreknowledge of 20th century science, from radiant matter to the infinite divisibility and perpetual motion of the atom, to the concept that matter and energy are convertible. It is reported that Einstein had a copy of The Secret Doctrine on his desk.

Among those influenced by HPB's work in the arts are W.B. Yeats, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, Thornton Wilder, L. Frank Baum, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Paul Klee, Paul Gauguin, Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, and Alexander Scriabin
. "

Her maxim was: "Compassion is the law of laws."

Warm regards,

Sunny
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 06, 2004, 02:46:10 PM
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Oh dear, am I a reincarnated royal too?


Didntcha know Helen,we are all turning into reincarnated royals.The more we post the more we will remember.The cigarettes seem to be helping too. ;)

Besides even if Uncle Ernie smoked it wasn't near as much as Papa.(ooops did I say that?it must a been another memory coming out. ;) )
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 06, 2004, 05:20:03 PM
 LOL
 But I don't want to be a reincarnated Romanov! Could I be a reincarnated revolutionary? Please? :D LOL :D
  On a slightly removed topic I just saw a facinating film about reincarnation called Birth and I would reccomend it for all adults here (it is restricted to "R")--a very interesting spin on love being "forever"...

rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 06, 2004, 05:39:11 PM
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LOL
  But I don't want to be a reincarnated Romanov! Could I be a reincarnated revolutionary? Please? :D LOL :D
   On a slightly removed topic I just saw a facinating film about reincarnation called Birth and I would reccomend it for all adults here (it is restricted to "R")--a very interesting spin on love being "forever"...

rskkiya


o0o0o0o0o a reincarnated revolutionary.You aint coming to kill us again are you?We'll share the cigarette we swear. ;D

Speaking of reincarnation movies,anyone seen the movie Audrey Rose?It's a really interesting twist on reincarnation.I thought it was interesting anywho even if it was fiction,and it had Anthony Hopkins in it.

Reincarnated Romanov and revolutionaries,hmmmm what we gonna think of next. :D ;D :P ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 06, 2004, 05:43:47 PM
Oh and here's another thought.Since some of us are claiming to be reincarnated Romanovs,can we stake a claim on that nonexistant fortune of Papa Nikolas' being discussed on the Anastasia thread?I just know there is nonexistant money to be had! ;D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 06, 2004, 05:52:50 PM
Dear Merrique
Spasibah
Nyet --sorry I don't smoke!

lol rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on November 06, 2004, 05:58:05 PM
Merrique, the thing I remember the most about Audrey Rose, was Anthony Hopkin's impassioned plea to Marsha Mason about there being millions of people on this earth who believe in reincarnation.

Am looking forward to "Birth". Have read about the film, and the questionable bathtub scene. Is that what caused the "R" rating ?

Sunny

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 06, 2004, 06:06:53 PM
Just think Rskkiya,you could sell them cigarettes to other revolutionaries for loads of roubles,you could make a killing I tell you.  ;) ;D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 06, 2004, 06:08:35 PM
Sunny hello!
   Well nothing can be "seen" in any of the tub scenes (there are two) so I would guess that that its the topic of an adult woman and a 11 year old boy that might have made some feel that an R was a better rating...No violence/one sex scene with two adults where again nothing could be "seen", and no profanities that I can remember.

Its a thoughtful work with a paradoxical ending--I liked it
(but I have odd tastes in films)  :D
rskkiya

Merrique
No! Comrades don't smoke! LOL  ;D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: AGRBear on November 08, 2004, 12:55:51 PM
How many times in the Old or New Testament of the Bible is the subject of "reincarnation" mentioned?

AGRBear
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: rskkiya on November 10, 2004, 06:45:57 PM
Agrbear

Which version of the Bible are you asking about? What translation?

rskkiya
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: AGRBear on November 11, 2004, 05:11:13 PM
How about just  one example which someone  remembers having read?

I don't care which bible you use.

No counting by me but I'm sure someone has.

AGRBear
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Moth on November 26, 2004, 12:27:55 AM
Hi there; new here, so bear with me.  On the topic of reincarnation, I would never be one of the "crazies" who would claim to be a reincarnated Romanov.  I do, however, remember having dreams and bits of memory (had mostly when I was a child) that actually got me interested in the topic of the Romanovs, instead of the other way around.  However, I think maybe I was just there at the time, because I don't have any person-specific memories, only a recongnition of the faces as "familiar".  

I wish now that I could remember where I found the website (I think on About.com?),  but someone conjectured that reincarnation might not be the passage of the soul into another body, that we are indeed "ourselves", but that it might be the memories or dreams of person that become transferred.  It reminds me of a photographic kind of effect; so instead of being reincarnated, the memories or dreams we experience that are not our own are the energy left over from the deceased (even though the soul has passed on).  

I just kind of thought it was a nifty theory.  I don't really know whether or not I believe in reincarnation; I'm pretty open to whatever.  I just know how some things seem familiar and vaguely frightening; then again, I get that reaction when I look in the mirror.   Forgive my long-windedness.  Shoot me if you must.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alice on November 26, 2004, 07:44:03 AM
Well, I've discovered that I write a capital A the same as Anastasia. So, I must be Anastasia re-incarnated. There's no other possible conclusion!  :D
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Lisa on November 26, 2004, 08:19:25 AM
Well, I do my  "A" like Alix and her mother, but my name is Elisabeth!
No, In fact here is my full name: Elisabeth Marie Olga!
So, who am I ? I'm lost !
??? ;D 8)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Alice on November 27, 2004, 06:29:03 AM
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If you think you're Anastasia, then why do you use your grandmother's name?


I'll get back to you on this when I've thought of something convincing.  ;D

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Dashkova on November 28, 2004, 07:30:15 PM
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How many times in the Old or New Testament of the Bible is the subject of "reincarnation" mentioned?

AGRBear


Hummm...this thread definitely caught my eye, especially with regard to bringing the "Bible" into it.

I've got an undergrad minor (almost a major) in Religion and to my knowledge there is no mention of reincarnation, in fact, quite the opposite. However, I believe it is in...hmm...I think it's in Jeremiah where he states that God knew him before he was born. But that's not reincarnation.

Not being especially Christian or Jew (or anything else), the probability that reincarnation does not come up in the canon of either the OT or NT doesn't mean I am saying either collection of books are correct, or incorrect.

I would also point out that the question regarding "what translation" reminded me that translations, in many ways, are different "takes" on the original Greek (NT) or Hebrew (OT) and even *those* are extremely suspect as for so-called "accuracy" let alone "inspired" by any particular "God.'

Therefore, one *may* very well *read* into any translation pretty much whatever one wishes.  Christians are famous for reading into the Hebrew prophecies, in rather shocking and actually inappropriate ways.

Still, I never turn down the chance to hear Handel's great oratorio in person, even though it's rife with Isaiah compared with Luke and Matthew!
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: BattleAngel on November 29, 2004, 12:58:14 AM
I am so glad that someone had the guts to bring up this topic!

For the record...I DO believe that reincarnation is possible, and it actually makes as much sense (if not more) than any other theory that is floating around out there.

While I don't think that I personally was a member of the Romanov family I can tell you this: IF reincarnation IS a reality SOMEONE has to be.

I have a friend who feels that they were a member of the crew of Titanic and died in the sinking.

Is this glamorous? Not really...he kinda hates it and doesn't tell any but his closest friends...but there it is, like it or NOT.
So in HIS case, he is hardly looking for "status" by being some poor chap who froze to death on a sinking ship.

It would not be surprising that people who have some sort of past life link to the Imperial Family would find their way to this site.
Affinities, automatic likes, dislikes, and interests could very well be linked to the natural human desire to seek out what we know and are comfortable with.

So if any former Romanovs are here...I am not a BIT surprised.
And actually not everyone who has odd memories of a "past life" DOES claim to have been someone famous.

Many of them join the SCA...and don't know why.

They join Civil War reinactment groups...and don't know why.

They buy and feel best in vintage clothes...and they don't know why.

And since the vast majority of us don't end up in history books...they will NEVER know why and never be able to compare their present life to a past one in order to find the answers.

And may God help you if you even admit to suspecting that you were someone who DID make it into history books.
I guess it's better to be snide and sarcastic than it is to feel that you were...say...Napoleon.
At least it makes you LOOK superior, to those who mistake snide sarcasm for wit and depth.

Soooo, the more astute people, you know, the ones who COULD convince us (at least a little) wisely keep silent and the only voices we hear are the looneys who don't know enough to keep under the radar...or the snide sarcastic ones who bully everyone into keeping quiet.

That's too bad, cause I'd be interested in knowing how people cope with having memories of a life of such priviledge and such pain.

And I pray that all goes better for you this time.

Mary
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: AGRBear on November 29, 2004, 10:49:45 AM
It is not required to believe reincarnation in order to reason about it.

He/she who will not reason, is unreasonable.

He/she who cannot reason is a like a slave caught in a closed box  and may never venture beyong and learn there is more to life than life in the box.

AGRBear
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Dashkova on November 29, 2004, 12:30:17 PM
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I am not sure about the exact year, but it was only about five hundred years after Christ that the Church decided that there wouldn't be room for believe in reincarnation within the Christian religion. This decision was probably partly inspired by a wish to consolidate its power over the people. Reincarnation was a moe or less accepted concept in the first centuries of Christianity.


Helen, I have never heard of this, but would like to read more about it.  Can you recommend books or articles, or at least tell me how you learned of this?
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Adele on November 29, 2004, 01:31:51 PM
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I am not sure about the exact year, but it was only about five hundred years after Christ that the Church decided that there wouldn't be room for believe in reincarnation within the Christian religion. This decision was probably partly inspired by a wish to consolidate its power over the people. Reincarnation was a moe or less accepted concept in the first centuries of Christianity.



There's a quote in Sogyal Rinpoche's TIBETAN BOOK OF THE LIVING AND DYING  that has an excerpt from a Medieval European text ; there was an assumption that there was such a thing as Reincarnation.  It was simply an accepted belief by a whole lot of people.  

I'll look up the exact citation.

--Adele

I'm sure there are other
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Dashkova on November 29, 2004, 03:56:39 PM
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There's a quote in Sogyal Rinpoche's TIBETAN BOOK OF THE LIVING AND DYING  that has an excerpt from a Medieval European text ; there was an assumption that there was such a thing as Reincarnation.  It was simply an accepted belief by a whole lot of people.  

I'll look up the exact citation.

--Adele

I'm sure there are other


Yes, an assumption that was drawn more out of traditional religions (pre-Christian) I can definitely believe.  But as a part of early Christian dogma, this is what I have never heard about.  I don't doubt it, I have just never come across it.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on November 29, 2004, 05:04:00 PM
I think it is very possible that there are people that post/visit here who very well might have been a member of the IF in a past life.I can imagine they would be reluctant to speak about it because they wouldn't be believed or they would be laughed at.It could be they are hiding this behind their sarcastic remarks.

I'd imagine you wouldn't remember everything,but bits and pieces of memories would come to you.Some may say what would be the point of remembering a past life,you couldn't do anything about it.But I think it is a good thing to remember a past life.To address actions,fears etc that happened in a past life can help you understand/overcome those very same things in this life.If that makes any sense.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Grand_Duke_Alexei on November 29, 2004, 08:28:46 PM
I would not be surprised either if people on this forum had past lives involving the Romanovs.  Heck, since I like Alexei so much, maybe I am the newly risen tsarevich! (I am being sarcastic in case you didn't know. ;D)  But seriously, it is a possibility that one of us, any of us, could have been somehow involved with the Romanovs.  From time to time, I too have memories of other people's lives, some I don't know who yet.  Once, I could have sworn that I had memories coming to me of the life of Bridget Bishop. I used to have dreams all the time, (and sometimes still do), about Alexei, but I do not think that I was once him, (Although, it would be so cool if I was!!!!!!! Lol) Maybe this whole reincarnation thing is just the result of overactive imaginations.  But I do encourage that if you think you are a reincarnated Romanov to come forward.

P.S. Just call me Alexei from now on.  Lol
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Maria_Romanov_fan on November 29, 2004, 08:33:38 PM
I would have definitly have been OTMA, most likely Maria. Whenever I stare at pictures of all the beautiful palaces, I can almost remember being there. Also, I might have been Anastasia. My friends always say I acted just like her when I was younger! But, if anyone, I would be Maria.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Olga on November 29, 2004, 09:51:42 PM
Well, I'm just going to burst everyone's bubble and state my own views. I don't believe in reincarnation at all. Period.

Atyeicticheskaya i Krasnaya Olga.


Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Adele on November 30, 2004, 07:13:43 AM
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Well, I'm just going to burst everyone's bubble and state my own views. I don't believe in reincarnation at all. Period.

Atyeicticheskaya i Krasnaya Olga.





I think there are several definitions of 'reincarnation'.  The one definition I was referring to that is mentioned in Sogyal's book, has nothing to do with someone dying and then becoming someone else who once existed.

Reincarnation (the one definition I am referring to) is:  Since energy cannot be destroyed, but can only be changed, when one dies that energy eventually produces another life form.  But there is no carry-over of a specific individual personality.

That's the definition that Medieval people in Europe (apparently) believed in.  

That way, one can still believe in Reincarnation without believing in the possibility that Alexandra lives in someone else's body, today.  That's hard for me to swallow, too.

Adele






Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Adele on November 30, 2004, 09:55:59 AM
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But when energy cannot be destroyed, thoughts and emotions and  basically one's personality cannot be destroyed either, as they are forms of energy too. When someone dies and his or her energy "consolidates" in another life form after some time, then why wouldn't his or her personality, thoughts and emotions related to that prior life consolidate too?

If one reincarnates with the same personality and memories, only a little bit wiser, I wouldn't consider this new body as some else's body. It's more like his or her own body, a new body, with slightly different genetical characteristics, which he or she shapes himself/herself while growing up.

Personally, I think that a reincarnated Alix would show some physical resemblance to Alexandra and would most probably have a personality, tastes, attitudes, and yes faults, very similar to Alexandra's. But she would also have grown up in, say, a Western country in the sixities or seventies. She would dress like you or me, would listen to pop songs or classical music like you or me, woud go to the cinema or theatre, would live in an ordinary house and would probably have a job. So you would probably not even recognize her if you met her. ;D



Hi Helen,
  GREAT points!  I think we need a definition, now of PERSONALITY/INDIVIDUALITY.   HA!  And is 'personality' something that's permanent?  If so, where is it?   And if you can't see/hear/taste/touch it, is it Real?  And can one have thought without necessarily wrapping that thought up in a personality?  In other words, are there 'neutral thoughts'?
    AND (to make the definition of Personality even more complicated) one can be COMPLETELY different at age 50 than one was at age 20, so is it the same Personality/Individual?  What makes up an individual?  Can wet birds fly at night??????????Hmmmm?????Ooops, sorry.  Wrong topic.....
   

     So, if we can't recognize Alexandra, is it Alexandra?  or just a composite of her energies along with some other energies from someone else?  Maybe lots of peoples?

        I'm just throwing it out there.  You have a great mind and I love discussing with you because you really make me think.

         Even tho I don't believe in the transmigration of the soul (from one entity to another after death), I will tell you this little true story:
        When I was about 25 years old (I'm now 58)I saw a blueprint of the Titanic.  There was not any listing or writing on it which might indicate which 'room' was which room.  A friend of mine showed it to me.
        I was able to go through the entire plans of the ship and state correctly where everything was  :  The 2nd Class Library, the state rooms, etc.  How did I know that?  I never was interested in the Titanic before, never saw a picture of the ship in architectural form.
        Maybe in a past life, I was on it?  In that case, you would be absolutely correct in your statements.

Warm regards,
Adele
                 
     
 
     
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Adele on December 01, 2004, 11:23:16 AM
Hi Helen,
     You've almost convinced me; I'll have to re-read your post and then mull it all over in my mind.Great points.

      I have been told by a religious studies scholar, here,that the Second Council of Constantinople, 553 AD was ordered by the Emperor Justinian and not by the Christian church.  Pope Vigilius refused to attend the council.  It did not condemn reincarnation.  It did however condemn Origenism, but it was condemned by imperial authority not by the church.
     
      For those of you who are interested in the topic of Reincarnation in Christianity, there's a book that was recommended to me by a Reference Librarian, here :

Reincarnation in Christianity, by Gedded MacGregor (Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Southern California).  Haven't had a chance to look up the publisher.  Presentation is in a scholarly manner.

All kinds of issues arise in my brain having to do with Alexandra & Nicholas (as mentioned in your previous note):  Would events (since events are also energy)  be carried over?  Do we as personanlities create the events around us?  We aren't exactly passive onlookers in many cases:  Certainly we could say so in the case of Alexandra; many people on this List have mentioned how she could have changed her personality some  in order to make the events around her easier .

If her 'core' personality/soul is reincarnated, will be be eternally doomed to relive her tragedy? or at least some of it (since you did say that other 'energies' would be in her as well (in her new form).

Helen, thanks for all your thoughts.  

Warm regards,
Adele

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: clwhisperer on January 14, 2005, 06:36:01 PM
I don't think this has anything to do with whether someone is satisfied with their own life at all.  It's just what is - and some people have better memory functionality than most.

www.infinitesouls.com
www.johnadams.net
www.confederatyankee.net

Peace.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Helen_Azar on February 11, 2005, 08:45:26 PM
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I felt instantly at home in England and in St. Petersburg...


Me too, but I think it is because I had read a lot about both and saw lots of pictures before I got there  ;)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Leslie_Romanov on February 26, 2005, 06:10:25 PM
I believe in past lives, my whole family does. I know my way around England, can tell you were almost anything is in London but have never ever been there. I know I was a Princess in one of my past lives but couldn't tell you who. I also know that at one time I was very abused and thrown off a clif into an ocean. I have nightmares about that at night. I also know that at one time I was an Irish immigrant coming to the colonies, and on the way I got small pox and was thrown overboard with my two young sons.  :( I have never really told anybody about this and nobody ever told me anything that could have caused theres memories, I just always knew them, I dont know why or how, but I have...

My sister was on the Titanic when it went down...

(Sorry about any spelling errors, I'm not awake yet) :-[
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Sunny on February 27, 2005, 06:18:36 PM
NAAOTMA, one of my favorite books is Jesus Lived In India, by the German theologian Holger Kersten.
I highly recommend it to anyone who might have an interest in the subject.

Sunny
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: pinklady on February 28, 2005, 05:43:52 AM
I must say I am not a beleiver in past lives either.
I reckon we are all here only once!

Sometimes I think some people get so interested in a topic they develop fantastic imaginations and have wonderful dreams.
That is my opinion anyway.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: RussiaSunbeam1918 on May 14, 2005, 05:50:47 PM
Well, IF past lives exist, I guess it would be cool, and if you have a regression done, it could be informative, but why does everyone have to be someone famous?  ;) The Romanov past life that sticks out in my mind was that girl who was "Tatiana"...you know, the one who had long piano fingers, and who "always felt she didn't belong in this generation" and such?......i dunno.......I'm sort of half-and-half on the past life thing, but I AM a pliable teenager so.... :)

-Dana
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: sunnyluv on May 18, 2005, 02:33:42 PM
Just want to put my 2 cents in:  there is a wonderful site on reincarnation: http://childpastlives.org/ and there is a great forum there: http://childpastlives.org/vBulletin/

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Prince_Xander on August 07, 2005, 02:14:24 AM
Ye, yes i do believe so, i have in someway always believed that, whenever i saw pictures of the tsarevich i felt oddly connected, like those are my eyes looking back at me, thats my dog, and thats my family. my house. like it is all a strange dream i reach for but can never seem to fully touch..  
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: RealAnastasia on August 08, 2005, 08:52:29 PM
I'm very Catholic and in principe, I don't believe in reincarnation, but there is some odd things I can't explain. When I like an historical subject, I feel a personal connection with it. In the case of the IF, it's like I knew them somewhere in some far time. I saw they photos and I feel they are my relatives or something like this. And the must odd thing it's that I was speaking about OTMA with an old uncle in a family party reunion, and he said to me: "You know? I always felt we are related with those people in some way. I can't explain this".

Of course, this is crazy.  ;D

I feel very close to Olga, but it is just for I'm a little like her: a big reader, I'm sometimes moody and harsh, don't like to dress properly when I must go to a party, and I argued with my mother when I was a teen. I'm also very sensitive, and feel religion very deeply in my soul. I'm not a bit like Anastasia!  ;)

RealAnastasia.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on October 18, 2005, 01:31:30 PM
hello, i wrote the PAST LIFE? OR COINCEDENCE? topic. I do believe in reincarnation &am planning a regression.
first things first:
I have odd characteristics that are unexplainable for my generation. If youve ever felt you were born in the wrong time, ditto. I resembla Mashka quite alot, but that does NOT in any way lead me to believe that I was her in a past life. Yet, my statement stands that I WAS a Romanov-life's journeys will lead me to discover whom.
love,
  sofi
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on October 20, 2005, 12:40:05 PM
I don't believe in reincarnation. I believe you go to heaven to be with God.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: etonexile on October 20, 2005, 07:34:25 PM
I think I might have been Joy the spaniel... ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on October 20, 2005, 07:46:51 PM
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I think I might have been Joy the spaniel... ::)


Awwww come here little puppy and let me scratch your ears ;D ;)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on October 25, 2005, 09:27:38 PM
Hmm. Maybe I was a chair or something.  ;)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Georgiy on October 25, 2005, 09:42:46 PM
If I wasn't at work (looks furtively from side to side to make sure no one's watching) I'd be ROTFLMAO.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Margarita Markovna on October 26, 2005, 08:15:45 AM
*takes a bow*
Title: ;DRe:  past lives?
Post by: stacey on November 30, 2005, 07:59:29 AM
Come on now, comrades!! Didn't anyone here ever go to Sunday School? Of course there is a famous reference to reincarnation in the Bible--the New Testament no less! (I guess somebody in the Early Church overlooked this one when they were doing all the weeding-out of heretical ideas ;D). Okay, here goes: Chapter and Verse(s)--literally: Luke 9, verses 18 & 19: "One day when Jesus was praying in seclusion and his disciples were with him, he put the question to them, "Who do the crowds say that I am?" "John the Baptizer," they replied, "and some say Elijah, while others claim that one of the prophets of old has returned from the dead." I'm quoting here from the New American Bible, which is a Catholic Bible, but check it out in ANY Christian Bible, Catholic or Protestant, I promise it's in all of them! (With slightly different wording, of course) Oh, and hey, another reference in the same Book (I'm quoting this time from the classic King James Version--just to be fair and balanced ;D) Once again, Book of Luke, Chapter 9, this time verses 7-10: "Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him." So there you have it--straight from the Good Book itself!! ;)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Azarias on December 06, 2005, 09:41:16 PM
You are quite right Stacey with the quotes. I would like to add another... there is the story of the man born blind. They came to Jesus and asked Him "Whose sin is it that he was born blind? His own or his parents?" (how could the man have sinned IF he WAS born blind?)
The answer given had nothing to do with reincarnation. One would think the idea should at that point been dismissed as false - nothing was said pro OR con.

So it seems that there was a notion of people coming back at times. It is also interesting that the church councils did not codemn the idea until the time of Justinian & Theodora.  Some have said that Theodora, who lived a somewhat less than savory life prior to becoming Empress, wanted that idea shut up. Feminine persuasion?

It's also interesting to me that everyone always imagines themselves to be "stars" in their "prior lives." Whatever became of all the nobodies? And what does it matter who you were as compared to who you are? Perhaps if their is a basis for reincarnation then I would think that we should be concentrating on the here and now - the reason for returning.

I believe we all need and deserve a fantasy life, it can be healthy. It only gets to be unhealthy when we can't discern the difference between fantasy and reality.

OK OK so I'll lighten up...

I'd like to tell you who I was in my most illustrious lifetime but you'd never believe me anyway.  ;D
I guess I'll just hold onto that to make myself feel better about the present.

Maybe the Imperial Family is running around somewhere today in new bodies, maybe not. Does it really matter?
Title: "aprlor games" Re:  past lives?
Post by: Azarias on December 07, 2005, 01:50:41 AM
No offense to those members who are SERIOUS about regressions. I too can say I have had uncanny experiences....

However this is all starting to look exactly like the same parlor games that very rich and very bored Victorian "society ladies" played!  

This is about the right time for a Rasputin.
Is there a Rasputin in the house?
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Georgiy on December 14, 2005, 02:16:19 PM
As it happens, Elijah did not die, but bodily went to Heaven. Christ's reference is not to a reincarnated Elijah, but that St John the Forerunner is in the same spirit as Elijah (and no I don't mean he has the soul/spirit of Elijah here.) This is what the Church Fathers and Mothers have to say about that passage. Christianity has never accepted reincarnation of one person into a different person (or worse an animal).
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Georgiy on December 14, 2005, 02:19:54 PM
As for the old prophets etc risen from the dead, what it is referring to is their reanimation - quite different from reincarnation. Lazarus was reanimated or resurected. Wherever there are cases of a corpse coming to life again in the Bible, it is always as the person who they were before death.
Title: Re:  past lives? , i
Post by: Mander on December 31, 2005, 12:07:25 AM
Now wait a second! My kitty just told me HE was Joy! One of you are fibbing to me!!
>:(

I have no reall passionate feelings about reincarnation one way or the other. I do believe that the world is full of things that we can't explain and I try to be open minded to it. I don't believe in little green men but I do think that in this vast universe it's very hard to believe we're the only living creatures in it. However, that's for another topic. My point is that there are some things science can't explain away.

I tend to shy away from people who claim to be Titanic Reincarnates, Romanov Reincarnates or anyone else famous. I've seen many show's in which small children know and talk about things they couldn't possibly know about. One in particular comes to mind that I believe the child was in England. He was about 3 or so and knew all about WW2 airplanes, bombing missions and said he'd died in a plane crash. Somehow they traced it to a particular persion but it escapes me of how. These are more the things that make me wonder. Unless coached extensivly by an adult it's very difficult for a child of that age to make up such stories.

By the same coin; however, we also know very little in regards to the mind and how the brain works. I think it's just one of those things that we probably aren't meant to understand yet will always intrigue us:)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Cecilia on December 31, 2005, 06:15:06 PM
Oh I certainly believe in reincarnation. As far as the reincarnations of the Romanovs, you should all consult Donald Norsic's book "To save Russia: The reincarnation of Czar Nicholas." He is very believable, from what I've heard. Even if he isn't the reincarnation of Nicholas II, He's still got some amazing memories and past life trangression stories. One way or the other, I know for a fact that our soul survives death.

I believe we all come into life(this world, or any other in this infinite universe), choosing what we look like, our parents, our children, our friends, and major and minor events that will speed us to self peace, which is the ultimate goal.

You all might think I'm a little weird or sick in the head; believe what you want, one way or the other, you'll all find out the truth, the real truth, soon enough.

Much love,

Cecilia~
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Mander on December 31, 2005, 06:25:41 PM
I've often wondered if reincarnation may work on the same grounds as ghosts. (Now don't you laugh;) ) If one's life is cut tragically short and you didn't get your chance to live. You weren't ready to pass on.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Cecilia on December 31, 2005, 06:59:23 PM
Maybe...I don't know~ I always thought, though, that ghosts were spirits that didn't know they were dead, or refused to acknowledge it. Spirits are the one's that have already crossed over the "barrier" so to speak, and are actually the one's that exist in the spirit realm. But who knows? Really interesting though!

Cecilia~
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on December 31, 2005, 09:19:17 PM
Cecilia and Mander, your last comments that you posted on this thread have been very insightful and full of knowledge.
Cecilia, I don't understand how someone as old as me can know so much about what comes after we (well, our bodies) die?!
All I have to say to both of you is, my thoughts exactly.  :)
A little touch-up on the theories of ghosts:
If you do believe in ghosts, well thats your decision, I personally don't know. I have experienced ghost-like encounters, but all that stuff about actually "haunting" for no reason other than to scare people out of their wits, is, in my opinion, very wrong.
I know, that this is the ghost theory that was see in movies only, but still, since we were getting into the subject of ghosts....
If when the spirits (of the ghosts) were alive, and lets say they died a tragic and early death (which is usually what brings them to "haunt"), do you think that they would not like to rest in peace after that horrible death that they were just succumbed to?! Of course they would want to RIP!!
Also, when people (sorry if there is not another name for these things, but I am not so familiar with the Bible and it's stories) have encountered Jesus Christ, after he is no longer alive, but resurrected, for lack of a better word, weren't those ghostly encounters?
So, thats why I don't think that there are "ghosts". Who would be one?
I think that the encounters which people like me have experienced are more of something else than the whole "haunting" sequences.

Sofia
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Cecilia on January 01, 2006, 03:41:06 PM
Thank you Russian Duchess, and I will answer your PM in a little while I'm just really tired right now but still need to get my point across...you know how it goes! lol

Anyways, Ghost are spirits that either don't know and/or refuse to acknowledge they are dead (like I have already said ::) ) and have not already passed through the tunnel that leads across from each body to carry their soul Home the moment they take their last breaths. They can not reincarnate again, and are miserable, lost souls. From what I know, and the many obsessive readings I've done on this subject this is you can tell a typical ghosts apart from a spirit.

~If the presence seems even slightly unhappy, angry, meanspirited or disontent, it's a ghost.

~Because the other side (where spirits are, and ghosts aren't) is about 3-4 feet above and parallel to our ground, when you see a spirit, you'll notice that it seems to be floating above the ground. The truth is, it's simply moving along level of the Other Side. Ghosts, on the other hand, are likely to shuffle along right down here with us, not floating a few feet above it.

~And because they are closer to earth's vibrational frequency than the higher, vibrant frequency of Home, ghosts are easier to perceive than spirits are, so most of the time when you see an unknown entity, it's a ghost.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Georgiy on January 11, 2006, 02:20:59 PM
Hi Russian Duchess 5. The encounters with CHrist after His resurrection were not ghostly encounters, as He was resurrected and not just a spirit. He ate and drank after His resurrection. St Thomas the Apostle touched and felt His wounds. The Orthodox Christian Faith does not accept reincarnation. It professes that all the dead will be resurrected and transfigured however at the end of the ages - the flesh reuniting with the soul dwelling eternally with God. For some dwelling eternally with God will be paradise, for others it will be Hell as we procure for ourselves our future state by how we live here. If we have lived our lives turning away from God, then to be eternally 'stuck' with Him would indeed be unbearable.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Merrique on January 11, 2006, 08:15:57 PM
Being pagan there is something about reincarnation that has always boggled my mind.I do belive in reincarnation by the way.

Anywho what I was wondering is this....The common belief in reincarnation is that you come back already having picking out your parents,children,friends and what not,and the experiences you want to live through to advance your soul in it's continuing quest to gain more knowledge to eventually evolve enough to be with the creator/god/goddess or whoever you choose to call it.
Now here's the thing that gets me.They say we all have certain lessons to learn in each life.But the question is this....if you are a murder victim,especially an innocent person/child,like the Romanov children,who's learning the lesson here.The murdered victim or the person that took their life?

Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: MichaelB on January 17, 2006, 03:53:37 PM
I have had a past life regression done via hypnosis. It proved to be an interesting event. It was witnessed and documented. I spoke perfect french (am a native English speaker and can't normally hold a conversation in French) at one point and with a strange accent and total different quality of voice at another. According to the transcription at one time I appeared to be "in between lives". At this juncture I spoke with what was described as an "Ethereal tone to the voice" that I had the "appearance of complete peace" and that I described this as the "Place that we know all". I'm not sure how true any of it was, possibly genetic memory or something like that. From the transcription it does not appear that the therapist was asking leading questions or trying to influence my answers. Kind of fun. I wonder if I did it again if I would say the same things or be the "same" people.

Merrique - maybe "society" was who learned a lesson from that.

Mikey
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Cecilia on January 18, 2006, 04:04:34 PM
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Being pagan there is something about reincarnation that has always boggled my mind.I do belive in reincarnation by the way.
 
Anywho what I was wondering is this....The common belief in reincarnation is that you come back already having picking out your parents,children,friends and what not,and the experiences you want to live through to advance your soul in it's continuing quest to gain more knowledge to eventually evolve enough to be with the creator/god/goddess or whoever you choose to call it.
Now here's the thing that gets me.They say we all have certain lessons to learn in each life.But the question is this....if you are a murder victim,especially an innocent person/child,like the Romanov children,who's learning the lesson here.The murdered victim or the person that took their life?


I always thought that we choose everything about our lives before we reincarnate. As in, we choose our birth and death, and every moment in between. "It's all for the experience." Sometimes, though, there can be accidents, yet, in the Romanov case, I think they all choose it. But, that's just me.  ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on January 18, 2006, 04:18:06 PM
I never mentioned this, but when I was small, every night, I had dreams of being shot in the head, at always the exact location of the skull.
The firey, searing pain of the bullet would not only exist in my dream-state, but also when I was awake and walking.
I believe that cells have memories. Such as phantom limb pain when one has an amputated limb.
I also always had an uncontrollable rage toward certain people, even if I hadn't known them before. Always the same kind of people though; especially certain babies.
It all depended on the way they looked, it brought back uncomfortable memories that I could not decipher.
Slowly, since I have become older and older, the same dream of being shot in the head without notice began to fade away, slowly....instead of experiencing it each night, it would be every other day, then 3 times a week, and so on.
I still have the pain of the "bullet" through my skull, though.
I remember having dreams of being Abraham Lincoln and being shot (also in the head), though I don't believe I was him.
Everyitme I see disembodied hair, just the texture of it, and the way it looks, reminds me of something I can't quite tell, but it is an uncomfortable feeling, when I see dead hair.
I must have a regression!

Sofia
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: xX_Mashka_Xx on January 21, 2006, 12:49:49 PM
It's so ridiculous, all these people who claim to be Romanovs, especially when there's 10 people all claiming to be the same person. As for these Romanov claimants who publish books and websites with all their "memories", that's all these people are, claimants. Many of them, it's obvious from the start that they're not the real thing.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Russian_Duchess_#5 on January 22, 2006, 10:09:06 PM
But, this is the past lives thread....??? why did you post that here? We are not Imperial Claimants.  ::) It's just a discussion, jeez.

Sofia
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: imperial angel on January 22, 2006, 10:19:35 PM
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It's so ridiculous, all these people who claim to be Romanovs, especially when there's 10 people all claiming to be the same person. As for these Romanov claimants who publish books and websites with all their "memories", that's all these people are, claimants. Many of them, it's obvious from the start that they're not the real thing.



That is very true! My words exactly! But this is more of a ''was I a Romanov in a past life thread?'' But yes, claimants are exactly what you say. ::)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Nanastasia on May 15, 2006, 08:54:40 PM
The reincarnation that you are talking about is the ''new age'' theory. I studied asian religions at school. The new age was strongly influenced by asian religions. In the new age, the reincarnation is a [highlight]positive[/highlight] thing. It help you become a PERFECT person. Through your lives, you become more and more complete. BUT, in buddhism and Hindouism, it is a [highlight]negative[/highlight] thing. You reincarnate when you are attached to material things and to sensations.You have to detached yourself to everything to live an illumination and reunite yourself with Brahman(in hindhouism it is the ultimate reality. Brahman is everything.) You have to belive that things are not diffent from each other. It is a little bit complicated to explain and understand!
Jst taught I would tell you the difference! The ''new age'' changed the signification of reincarnation.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Darkness_tillXx on May 16, 2006, 03:22:03 AM
That's cool, Nanastasia. Interesting how one can always second-guess things.  ::) I thought it was a good thing..and that Buddhists saw it as that..oh well. My mom is very Buddhist-inclined, so, interesting.
So I suppose Brahman is like Buddha's Palace or something?  :P

Anyway, I think I had a sort of..re-connection with a past life the other day. I was lying in bed, not in a dream-state yet, but just resting my eyes and listening to music (not calming music btw..heavy metal  ;D). Then I felt like..I dont know, it was so wierd. I felt as if I were being tugged (I know..it sounds impossible) to another place, like, physically. I had a tingling sensation all over me and then I was in a sort of clearing in a forest, with fires all around me and I could feel people dancing around me. I was sitting on some dirt ground. It was so surreal. I'll never forget it. But Im inclined to think it was a dream since it sounds like its a dream...doesnt it? But it was so real..I mean I was awake!
My mom, who used to meditate and all that jazz with this group (which my grandparents are against..long story..im undecided at the moment with religion) who were sorta Hindus/Buddhists, and she told me of these sort of 'trips' she'd have outside her body. Don't get the wrong idea, though.  ::) It wasnt those sort of trips. lol But that she was so in tune with herself that she was able to actually (her soul) come out of her own body and meet with another persons soul at a certain place at night while sleeping. And she told me how she'd be able to stare at her body lying in bed while she was in her soul-state. I don't know, its quite complicated.
But I thought it might have something to do with this conversation, so, there.
I've also noticed that if I try to blank out my mind (thats the only way to really be at peace with urself..try it. Just picture light or dark blankess in ur mind, as a mental picture is how it works for me) I can feel myself in the past if I hint at it somehow. Maybe by blanking out my mind while staring at an antique..something liek that.
If anyone has ever seen the (wonderful) movie Somewhere In Time, its sort of like what Rochard Collier did in order to travel through time.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Nanastasia on May 16, 2006, 11:14:06 AM
My first message wasn't really clear! Brahman (it is the word in french but I don't know if it is the same in english...) is not Buddha's palace!  ;) Brahman is in Hindhouism. It is eveything. I am Brahman and the chair and the pencil are brahman. I will keep on reincarnate if I believe those things are different frome one another. When I realise that it is all the same, after I die, I will join the ultimate reality. I will blend myself with brahman. It's called illumination. In Buddhism, you will stop reincanation when you won't be attached to objects and sensations. Then, you will join the Nirvana. It is an empty fullness (le vide plein...I don't really know how to translate that...). But, some pepole, in buddhism decide that they won't go to the Nirvana. They decide to keep on reincarnate to help other people live the illumination. They are bodhisattva. Buddha is a bodhisattva. He has not disapeared from the earth. That's what they believe! Voilà! I hope you understand me... :)
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Darkness_tillXx on May 16, 2006, 11:18:47 PM
Oooh, now I understand. I thought it was more like a heaven.
So..Brahman is like..the universe and everything in it? If Im not right..dont worry, I understand what it means.
I really admire the Buddhist religion and their culture. Arent Hindus associated with past lives as well?
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Holly on May 17, 2006, 05:10:21 PM
Hello everyone! This has been a very interesting thread.

I'm not going to say who I'm talking about in particular since I'm sure everyone would go completely crazy on me, but I have always felt a strange connection to someone. When I first heard about them and saw their picture... I knew the face even though I never saw it in my life. The whole day I was hypnotized and I couldn't think about anything else. I am just like them. My birthday is exactly 7 days after theirs and not to mention the year is the same just taking out a zero. Also their body was found exactly 1 month after my birth. I am just like them and everyone says so. My father thought he was reading the things I liked until I told him it was theirs! I have had only 3 or 4 dreams of them that I can think of. 1 where I pointed and touched their name on a wall. Also I can never picture them alive and moving..only their family. I can see them very well. Anyways I just thought I would share something. It is the strangest feeling I have about them but I'm not saying that I was them in a past life. I'm just sharing this with you.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Darkness_tillXx on May 18, 2006, 01:45:57 AM
I feel the same way. But with someone else.  You were smart to not say whom..even though I can guess who it is..(ppssst..hey holly..its sofia..lol..i changed my name..), but I always thought that since I couldnt picture that person that I had a connection with alive, that it meant I wasnt..that person in a past life..but then again Im not suggesting I was. But I just cant picture the person alive..or in color..or moving..except in dreams where I cant really see the person, but more of an image reflection of them..and not really moving but more as a slideshow. The thing is that I started having the dreams before I knew who the person was..I was about 8. Past life memories are supposed to be more common throughout young children, since they have had little esperiences in this life to blott out the experiences of the past life. Sounds logical to me.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Nanastasia on May 19, 2006, 12:07:35 AM
I also feel a connection to the Romanov. We all do here in this furum. We all share the same passion! I have my own theory about the people who believe they were a Romanov in a past life. I am NOT saying it is your case. It is juste what I believe. When I was 9 or 10 (I'm 19 now) I became very passionate about the Romanove. My best friend was also very intereted in them. We bought books and collected pictures. We had dolls that represented each member of the Imperial Family. It was so much fun. An, yes, we believed we were th reincarnation of members of the family. My friend really looked like Olga but tought she was Maria and I believed I was Anastasia. We would have never told each other, but it was more a game than sonething we believed. We had a lot of imagination and we loved to think that we were grand duchesses in our past lives. It was so romanesque! I made dreams about the Romanov and everything.
My theory is that people often feel a connection with the Romanov because their story is so interesting and full of emotions. Just like a good book. People might really believe they were Anastasia or Tatiana, but I think that, very often, it is more because they wish that they were a part of this incredible history.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Darkness_tillXx on May 19, 2006, 02:31:22 AM
I totally agree with you, Nanastasia..I mean, no one will ever know for sure who was/is a Romanov or who wasn't/isn't..or even if they were reincarnated. But, anyway, if it's any comsellation..I don't believe I was a Romanov, but somehow had a relationship with them in a past life.
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Holly on May 19, 2006, 01:17:40 PM
HEY SOFI!!!  :D Yeah, must have taken you forever to guess who I was talking about.  ::)
I agree with you too Nanastasia. I wasn't saying I was them in a past life just telling you how I felt. We will never know if any of us was one of them for sure.

But some feelings and dreams cannot be explained by just a passion you have for a story.
                                          Holechka
Title: Re:  past lives?
Post by: Darkness_tillXx on May 21, 2006, 04:27:44 AM
^Wise words. I'll post-it-note that. lol
I was speaking to my old phsycholigist the other day, and she was retelling me some of my old meeting with her (I have no idea why) and she kept mentioning how amazed she was at my memory and I didint understand..what she meant, cos, frankly, I have been a bit..brainwashed lately..lol so I asked her, after absorbing her ranting for hours, what she meant by my having a memory. She said she didint mean that kind of memory..but a memory that went deeper that others'.  And Im thinking 'Oh no..its another hippie..phsycholigist..type..' and then she went on to make it clear that she believed in reincarnation and that she meant I had memories of past lifes what go deeper than others' who are lucky enough to even have an ounce of a memory from a past life..and then she went on to tell me how I always would have these dreams that I would speak to her about (I was about 7 or 8 when I would go to her. Now I go to one that specialises in my needs. So we would talk about not very important things liek dreams, in this lady's office). Just chit-chat, but anyways she tells me now ( ::) ) how important they really were and what they meant. She says that I would always have dreams underwater. And sure I have this really huge memory of one dream I had in a ballroom that was underwater, swimming with a blonde toddler in a sailor suit (I diidnt know about the Romanovs at the time) but I didint think that I had had other dreams that even had to do with that one dream in the underwater ballroom. She told me that underwater means the mothers womb and that she realises that that dream I had of beling in an underwater ballroom with a boy in a sailor suit means that when I was urm, I guess ,'seat\rching' for my mother in this life (I dont knowin what other way to put it), wanted to go back and be born into something that had to do with, well we think, the Romanovs, and..well its really hard to explain.  Im not quite sure what she meant, but it was that me, as in my soul, I guess, wanted to be born into something Romanov-related, and of course when I was 'searching' for my mother (before I was born..ugh this is complicated), I didint know what the Romanovs were unless I had something to do with them in my previous life..so I'm thinking..how do we even know that that one dream of the sailor suitted boy in the underwater ballroom was Romanov-related (meaning..I guess, if the boy was a Romanov)?
But anyways I just thought I'd share that.
Title: Re: re: past lives?
Post by: Clemence on May 10, 2012, 02:43:29 PM
Very interesting thread, I just wanted to ask anyone who feels like been someone else in a past life, do you think it would make you happy know more about it? Or maybe it would make you feel sad - or even afraid? I remember something like Anna Anderson always refused to speak in russian, and that was somehow explained by her possible trauma - do you think it's possible to be afraid of some things as a sign of a past life (and death)?

Just curious.
Title: Re: re: past lives?
Post by: Vanya Ivanova on May 10, 2012, 04:13:30 PM
Its well documented the last Tsar was very interested in Buddhism and had quite a collection of antique Buddhist statues and was involved with the Buddhist monk Ivolginsky Datsan. Therefore he would undoubtedly have read about past lives etc.  As Nicholas II was a very devout christian its unlikely his interest went as far as believing in reincarnation etc. Its a fascinating subject though. I also have enormous respect for the Dalai Lama who is of course supposedly the 14th incarnation of the same spiritual leader of Tibet.

However I think its funny how most people in the 'west' always profess to be someone important , like a princess, never a poor old washerwoman etc!
Title: Re: re: past lives?
Post by: blessOTMA on May 11, 2012, 12:56:50 AM
However I think its funny how most people in the 'west' always profess to be someone important , like a princess, never a poor old washerwoman etc!
lol ...true! . I think one can have a real connection to the family( certainly many feel it, ) ....but it doesn't have to be based on being them or even knowing them from a past life...I  think there is more to us and our identities that we can possibly imagine....one can be part of a collective consciousness  ( for want of a better  term) . I'll just never forget how something inside me stood up in recognition when I first saw thier photos....  how  or when such a connection  started ....I can hardly say .  Clemence  you make a great point. I believe generally we purposely "forget" past lives in order to live the current  one fully .... It would get confusing lol!  But also each one needs its own integrity. I think of it like reading a book. One reads a book one page at a time....not every page at once .
Title: Re: re: past lives?
Post by: TrulyTatianochka on March 14, 2018, 05:16:10 PM
I would love to talk to others interested In the general talk of reincarnation i have had some strange life experiences as well
Title: Re: re: past lives?
Post by: SisterRomanovaTheSecond on August 11, 2018, 02:07:08 PM
Okay, I was wondering.......
I don't know if this has anything to deal with claimants, but do any of you believe in past lifes (reincarnation) or believe they had a past life as any of the Romanovs?

By the way, I'm so sorry if this isn't the right place to put this, I just had to ask. If anyone is offended, I'm deeply sorry. It's just pure curiosity. Well, goodbye! ;)

Once again, so sorry! :-[

I personally believe in reincarnation and feel I have had lives. It’s a foundation in many religions and I don’t think it should be made fun of. I do believe it’s possible and even famous people can reincarnate. I believe you will always look similar to before too in some way. I’ve been told my face resembles my past one
(http://i346.photobucket.com/albums/p424/thesecondsister/1DCE9B2B-E996-4727-A420-94578F57D058_zpssueywiy6.jpeg)

I have many Buddhist friends who believe in reincarnation and find it hurtful many people bash that aspect of their religion. I think all religions that only want to give love and light should be treated equal  :)