History and Reincarnation

“Master said Winston Churchill was Napoleon.” I couldn’t believe my ears when I heard the first time Swami Kriyananda declared while we gathered around for community satsang when I lived at the Ananda Spiritual Communities more than a decade ago.

Swami Kriyanada, (1926-2013) aka, J. Donald Walters was a genius. He found several spiritual communities across the world, authored over 70 books, wrote scores of more than 200 pieces of music and gave lyrics to many. He spoke seven languages, including fluent Bengali and broken Hindi. We would meet him every week just to be in his presence. Often he would entertain us by reading stories from P.G. Wodehouse or speak about the times he lived with the great Master, his guru, Paramhansa Yogananda, at Mt. Washington in Los Angeles, back in the late 1940s and 50s.

Swamiji continued, “Napoleon wanted to conquer England. Churchill, as Prime Minister, fulfilled that ambition. Napoleon ‘wanted to destroy’ England. As Churchill he had to ‘preside over the disintegration’ of the British Empire.” As a young man, it seems, Churchill was keenly interested in the military exploits of Napoleon.

I always wanted to know these reincarnation details from authentic and reliable sources. Just curious- what did the soul want to learn or experience from the recurring incarnations?

My jaw dropped when he said, “Hitler was Alexander the Great!” In warfare both, Hitler and Alexander, used the strategy of lightening attack, which Hitler named, blitzkrieg. Alexander’s label “the Great” was that of sarcasm, he explained.

In the year 1935, Yogananda requested for an interview with Hitler to prevent the war, it was denied.

“Mussolini was Mark Anthony. Kaiser Wilhelm II was Julius Caesar. Stalin was Genghis Khan.”

Nothing thrilled me more than these revelations! You can read more from “The New Path”, by Swami Kriyananda, Chapter-38, “Reincarnation”.

Lahiri Mahasay was King Janak. Abraham Lincoln came back as the aviator, Charles Lindberg in the 20th century. Richard Salva, an Ananda resident has written a book, “Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln”.

Yogananda said that in an earlier incarnation he was William the Conqueror, from Normandy, who conquered England and became the king. Swami Kriyananda always felt that he was Henry I, William’s third son, who finally became the king and consolidated England in the 12th century. A long time resident at Ananda, Catherine Kairavi has written a book, “Two Souls- Four Lives” based on the above. Catherine gave many insights about her research while writing the manuscript and I was very fortunate to be a part of those discussions at Ananda Village, California.

While Yogananda played the role of William the Conqueror, his guru Swami Sri Yukteswar who was eloquent and crystal clear in his elucidation of the scriptures, was Lanfranc, the archbishop of Canterbury, during the time of William. Lanfranc gave up his job as a jurist and became a monk. As per Catherine, William was afraid of no one, except Lanfranc.

Stories of reincarnation were commonly our topic of discussion at Ananda. We often wondered and joked about our own past lives connected with these great characters from history. It was interesting to reflect and introspect. It gave us a perspective about where we were headed and what’s next!

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Elf, Gaia and Messages from Ascended Masters

“I’m an elf, and I’m very young, less than 10 years maybe. I have a long cap; big ears…” whispered my client, Sony, 57, runs an export business- her voice becoming that of a 10 year old!

This young elf lived with his father in the forest. There was no one else in the family. They lived in a small stone house that had a tiled roof. They had cows tied in the barn, and a stone well inside the house. They lived near a library. His father was a woodcutter. He would sell the timber in the market to support his family. He taught the young elf how to cut wood.

One day the young elf ventured into the forest on his own. It was deep and quiet. He saw some brightly colored fairies around the trees. “They look like humans, but they are all in different colours and they have white wings. Each one has a sound to it. It’s their vibration. I chase them. They are my friends!” Delightfully declared my client-turned elf entity!

The fairies didn’t want his father to cut the trees. He said, “The fairies are the protecting the woods. Gaia, I have something to do with Gaia.”

Lipa- Who’s Gaia?

Elf- She’s in charge of the Earth, especially the living organisms on this planet that grow with the help of sunlight.

L- How do you see Gaia?

Elf- She looks like a mother to the fairies. But she’s sliver white and sprinkles her gold dust with her wand.

L- Is she also in charge of inside of the earth? The Inner Earth?

Elf- Yes, she is. The fairies live inside the earth too. They travel through the roots of the trees. There are other ways of going into the inside of the earth. Many lost things (plants, animals and other beings) from the surface are found inside of the earth. Gaia is all about nurturing protecting the earth and its elements. And I must protect it.

Lipa- Who’s in charge of the human beings? Its governments and the laws?

Elf- The Source

Lipa- Is there a hierarchy?

Elf suggested that we should now go to the library and find out more details from there. He took a while to looking through a book and continued:

There’s twelve ministers, no they are Masters. All are in charge of different things. I can see them. I think they all work together with the “Source”. They get guidance from the “Source”. They are like scientists. Well, not really, but they do experiments and work in different universes. They are looking at the globe and pointing out something. They are the Ascended Masters. They are like masters in whatever they do.

Mahachohan Rogoczy , Serapis Bey, Koot Humi, Asthar, El Morya, Maitreya, Dwal Khul, and few other masters are here.

Lipa- Ask them if they govern our politics?

Elf- Yes. I can see them. They are the politicians.

Lipa- Are they guiding us?

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Lipa- hmmm… can you ask them if we have a role to play in bringing order, justice, and wisdom?

Elf- they are saying increase the vibrations of the politicians. That is why the politicians are the way they are- not all of them, but most of them. They vibrate at a lower frequency. Raise the vibrations of the earth. Consciously draw from the light, the source or the Masters. You will raise their vibrational frequency. You will all be less fearful on earth. You will experience a major transition. It’s already happening.