"If the people raise a great howl against my barbarity and cruelty, I will answer that war is war, and not popularity seeking."
When partisans attacked his army during the infamous "March to the Sea", Sherman would tell his men to burn down the nearest town and kill a bunch of men, women and children in retribution. The Nazis used the same tactic.
Sherman, like Grant, also was critical of Jews:
"I found so many Jews and speculators here trading in cotton, and secessionists had become so open in refusing anything but gold, that I have felt myself bound to stop it. The gold can have but one use - the purchase of arms and ammunition... Of course, I have respected all permits by yourself or the Secretary of the Treasury, but in these new cases (swarms of Jews), I have stopped it."
After the Civil War, he was in charge of fighting Indians, of whom he said they should all be exterminated, including men, women and children:
“We must act with vindictive earnestness against the Sioux, even to their extermination, men, women, and children. We must declare Total War.”
"Eternally he operates under the Satanic name and remains always the same, fervently believing in his "mission" and yet forever a barren and condemned parasite."
Sherman and Rosenberg did look similar.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE REINCARNATED AS BENITO MUSSOLINI?
Napoleon and Mussolini were famous as emperor of France and dictator of Italy respectively. But Napoleon was born on the island of Corsica which was originally part of the Kingdom of Genoa, Italy, until ceded to France in 1768. Napoleon, born there a year later in 1769, was a native speaker of Italian and spoke French with an accent. Mussolini was a great admirer of Napoleon. They did look similar.
LISA LOPES AS THE REINCARNATION OF TAMMI TERRELL?
Terrell, born in Philadelphia, achieved fame primarily by singing duets with Marvin Gaye, who was like a brother-figure to her. Terrell she did have a solo career as well, but when it died out, she enrolled in college, doing two years of pre-med. Her career was resurrected by Motown Records. She had abusive relations with men, the most famous of which was with the Temptations singer, David Ruffin. Their relationship was tempestuous, with many public fights, and it ended when Ruffin struck her in the face with his motorcycle helmet. Terrell died of a brain tumor in 1970 at the age of 24.
Lopes, also born in Philadelphia about a year after Terrell died, was a member of the TLC hip-hop group before going solo. Her stage name was "Left Eye", which is how she was usually known. She had issues with alcohol and wound up in rehab. After that, she started a charity and adopted kids. She told MTV regarding a song dedicated to her deceased father, "That track is dedicated to all those that have loved ones that have passed away. It's saying that there is no such thing as death... We can call it transforming for a lack of better words I don't care what happens or what people think about death, it doesn't matter. We all share the same space." Lopes had a tempestuous relationship with NFL star Andre Rison. After she said Rison beat her, she set fire to his athletic shoes and the fire spread, burning down Rison's mansion and all his belongings. Lopes died in 2002 at the age of 31 when a car she was in overturned during a charity mission in Honduras.
Interestingly, Andre Rison (born 1967) has the same general looks as Marvin Gaye (murdered by his own father in 1984), especially in the eyes.
IS MEGAN FOX THE REINCARNATION OF EVE MEYER?
Megan Fox was born in Tennessee in 1986. She's been a model and actress. But aside from playing in the first two Transformer movies, she has not yet had a very successful career. She's known for being blunt and outspoken, with an aggressive personality. Fox also likes boyish activities such as fishing. She's also known for her tattoos, one of which is of Marilyn Monroe's face. She said that her earliest memories were of seeing Monroe on television and she always had a lot of sympathy for the dead actress. Fox has always been a beauty and started training in acting at age five, and modeling at age 13. Since becoming famous, however, she has had a lot of plastic surgery that has changed her looks. Among Fox's quirks is a morbid fear of flying.
Eve Meyer was born Eve Turner in 1928 Georgia. She was noticed by a modeling agency while working as a secretary and was eventually introduced to Russ Meyer, the sexploitation movie maker, whom she married. While initially resistant to being a sex symbol, she eventually relented under her husband's pressure and became a pin-up girl as well as appearing in her husband's soft-porn pictures. She even appeared as one of the earliest Playboy centerfolds. Known for her no nonsense, blunt personality, she dominated even her husband's business associates. She also had "boyish" interests (poker, fishing and aggressive sex) and considerable smarts, helping produce Meyer's pictures even after they were divorced. Eve Meyer died in a 1977 plane crash.
If Fox was Meyer, it may explain her resistance to being a sex symbol, her boyish ways and blunt personality, as well as her fear of flying. Fox didn't like director Michael Bay's dictatorial style on the set of "Transformers" and accused him of being a Hitler. Fox's sympathy for Monroe may stem from their both being sex symbols during the 50's and early 60's, and neither was appreciated for their considerable intelligence. Fox was noted to say that it wasn't bad to be type cast as a beautiful woman. Eve Meyer made a lot of money that way and became famous. Meanwhile, Fox has undergone considerable plastic surgery to change her already beautiful natural attributes. Is she subconsciously trying to avoid looking like Meyer?
Megan Fox Eve Meyer
IS ACTOR MIKE VOGEL THE REINCARNATION OF JOACHIM PEIPER?
Joachim Peiper was born in Berlin, Germany, and had two siblings. During World War II, he is alleged to have refused to join the Nazi party and was said to lack the usual Nazi arrogance or hatred. Nevertheless, he went from being a scout to joining the Hitler Youth and eventually enlisted in the notorious SS where he became SS commander Heinrich Himmler's personal adjutant and friend. He then volunteered for combat duty in the Waffen SS where he led the 1st SS Panzer, a division noted for war crimes on the Russian front, and distinguished himself with his skill, charisma and courage. Still in his 20's, he was the youngest colonel in the SS.
However, his division conducted the Malmedy massacre of US prisoners of war during the Battle of the Bulge. There was no evidence that Peiper ordered or condoned the massacre, but as the commander he was tried, convicted and sentenced to hang. However, in one incident, in Italy he found a group of Jews who had been rounded up for extermination and insisted on releasing them. A rabbi later testified to his kindness during his trial. Peiper actually wound up serving about 11 years in prison before he was released. He then went to work for Porsche automobile company, representing them in trade shows, training salesmen, and exporting Porches to the United States. A francophile who spoke French fluently, Peiper spent his last years living obscurely in a small French village. Not obscurely enough, he was murdered by a mob that burned down his house on July 14, 1976.
Considering Peiper's "movie star looks", I wondered if he reincarnated to actually become a movie star. A search resulted in a possible match, that of actor Mike Vogel. (Vogel is German for Bird.) Vogel was born almost three years to the day after Peiper's death, on July 17, 1979. He is originally from Pennsylvania. As an actor, he has appeared in such movies as "Cloverfield", "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and "The Help." As of 2011, he's in the cast of the TV show "Pan Am." Like Peiper, he has two siblings and possibly in a throwback to Peiper's working for Porsche, says he "loves all things cars." Perhaps tellingly, Vogel mentioned to reporters that one of his grandfathers fought in the Battle of the Bulge. It would be ironic if that grandfather had been killed in the Malmedy massacre.
Vogel and Peiper look remarkably alike, down to the cleft chin.
Mike Vogel Joachim Peiper
Though difficult to tell, Peiper's wife, Sigurd, may be similar in looks to Vogel's wife, Courtney.
JESSE JAMES AS THE REINCARNATION OF KURT MEYER?
At age 33, Major General Kurt Meyer was the youngest division commander in the German Army. A fanatical Nazi, he led the 12th SS Panzer Division. He was noted as being tall, athletic, with "penetrating" steely blue eyes and a passion for soldiering. He always led from the front and was noted for his reckless courage, having won the Iron Cross.
Meyer and Hitler
Interestingly, Meyer had a passion for motorcycles. He initially led a motorcycle reconnaissance battalion and even later as a panzer division commander led his tanks into battle while riding one. In fact, he preferred to go everywhere on a motorcycle and was such a daring rider that he suffered 18 broken bones and four concussions.
After the war, he was tried for war crimes, including the shooting of Canadian prisoners, and spent 11 years in a Canadian prison. Upon release, he got a job with a beer distributor but spent most of his time visiting a Canadian army mess hall. He died in 1961.
Jesse James, born April 19, 1969 (oddly, almost 80 years to the day from when Hitler was born on April 20, 1889), is famous as a motorcycle customizer who had his own television show, "Monster Garage." Perhaps also as a throwback to Meyer's hanging out in a mess hall, he owns a restaurant. Meyer is also famous for having married and then been divorced from actress Sandra Bullock.
Jesse James seems to have a keen interest in Nazis. He was photographed giving a Nazi salute (he said it was a joke) and his "West Coast Choppers" customizing business (which went out of business) used an "Iron Cross" for a logo, as well as a Nazi eagle.
According to his step-mother, James, who was fascinated by the Nazis growing up and was obsessed with Hitler and the SS, collected Nazi memorabilia. She said he emulated Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's medical experiments by injecting baby rats with alcohol to kill them. She also mentioned that he has no empathy for other human beings, a charge that may be reflected in the anger his former employees express towards the way he allegedly treated them.
One of James' mistresses, Michelle McGee, is famous for dressing up as a Nazi:
Perhaps it's just a coincidence that Sandra Bullock's mother was named Helga Meyer and she emigrated from Nuremberg, Germany. Helga's father is reported to have been a German rocket scientist. Bullock spent her first 12 years in Nuremberg and accompanied her mother, an Opera singer, to Salzburg, Austria. She's still a German citizen and speaks the language fluently. In fact, she gave part of her Screen Actors Guild award acceptance speech in German.
James does look similar to Meyer.
Jessie James Kurt Meyer
Bullock could not have been Kurt Meyer's wife, Kaethe, in a previous life since Kaethe was still alive as of 2005.
Sandra Bullock Kaethe Meyer
IS RICHARD STANLEY THE REINCARNATION OF OTTO RAHN?
Richard Stanley is a film director who in 1966 was born in South Africa. His mother was an anthropologist, so Richard grew up helping her film and document tribal traditions and witchcraft. Following his mother's path, Stanley studied anthropology at the University of Cape Town. He was a resistor during the Angolan Bush War and was forced to relocated to London, England where he joined anti-apartheid groups. There, he became involved in directing or writing music videos, documentaries and feature horror films. One of those documentaries, "The Secret Glory", concerned Otto Rahn and his search for the Holy Grail. He followed that with a book on the subject called "Shadow of the Grail - Magic and Mystery at Montsegur." Montsegur, France, was the stronghold of the Cathars and was thought to be where the Grail was hidden. The subject fascinated him so much he moved to Montsegur where he now lives.
Otto Rahn was a German medievalist and a lieutenant in the SS. Rahn was fascinated by the legend of the Grail from an early age and while in college became fascinated with the Cathars, a group of gnostic Christians in southern France who were exterminated by the Catholic Church. He said the subject captivated him, so he spent a lot of time in the Pyrenees where Montsegur is located. Rahn wrote a couple of books on the subject of his theory that the Cathars held the Holy Grail, and those books came to the attention of Heinrich Himmler, head of the SS. Himmler put Rahn to work searching for evidence of Aryans and their artifacts at various places around the world. It's thought that Rahn was the inspiration for Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones" pictures. Rahn was openly homosexual and was eventually made a guard at Dachau concentration camp in 1937 as punishment for a drunken escapade. He resigned from the SS in 1939 and was found soon thereafter frozen to death on a mountain in Austria. Suicide was listed as the cause.
There's also a Russian man who says he remembers being Rahn, but his story diverges from the historical account. He claims Rahn did not die in 1939 but was killed by American soldiers in 1945.
Richard Stanley Otto Rahn
IS ANDERS BEHRING BREIVIK THE REINCARNATION OF VIDKUN QUISLING?
Breivik is the Norwegian who massacred at least 93 people by blowing up a building in Oslo and shooting up a Labor Party youth camp on an island in July 2011. He was described by police as a Christian fundamentalist who despised Muslims, multi-culturalism and European Marxism. Breivik hung out on a Swedish neo-Nazi web forum and said he would become the greatest Nazi monster since World War II. He also authored a 1500 page manifesto outlining his views and plans of action. Considered a bright student, he protected other students from bullies in school.
Quisling's name is synonymous with traitor. Called the Norwegian Benedict Arnold, he was a Nazi sympathizer in the Norwegian government whose actions as Defense Minister enabled the Nazi invasion of his country. The grateful Nazis put him in charge of the country. Quisling was also a bright student who was bullied because he spoke with a Telemark dialect. As an adult, he wrote a 2,000 page manifesto outlining a new religion based on quantum physics and metaphysics. There aren't too many people who have the urge to write 2,000 page papers on their personal ideas, so that both Quisling and Breivik did so seems to me to be an interesting link suggesting reincarnation.
Quisling was shot by the Norwegians after the war, which suggests that if he did reincarnate as Breivik, he may have acted out of subconscious revenge. Interestingly, the Labor Pary was Communist during Quisling's time and pacifist during the war. It went Democratic Socialist in the 1970's. Breivik set out to punish the modern Labor party for allowing the immigration of Muslims which he saw as helping to create a "Eurarabia."
Anders Breivik Vidkun Quisling
DID REBECCA SCHAEFFER REINCARNATE AS KRISTEN STEWART?
Schaeffer was a rising young star in Hollywood who is best known for her role in the TV series "My Sister Sam." Born in Eugene, Oregon to a child psychologist and a writer, she was murdered by a deranged stalker in 1989 at age 21. The killer had a copy of "Catcher in the Rye" by J.D. Salinger on him when he shot Schaeffer. I figured that if she had not completed her goal to be a famous movie star, she might reincarnate quickly into a Hollywood family.
In 1990, Kristen Stewart was born in Los Angeles to parents who are in the movie business. Her career as an actress took off with her role as "Bella" in the "Twilight" movie franchise. As her fame has increased, she has become more and more averse to appearing in public, which may be a reflection of her experience as Schaeffer, if that was her previous incarnation. She told a British magazine that being on a red carpet surrounded by fans makes her want to cry and that she's afraid of being assassinated. Interestingly, she lists J.D. Salinger as one of her favorite authors.
Schaeffer was drawn to Japan (where she modeled) and loved cats. Stewart is drawn to Australia (where her mother is from) and also loves cats. Stewart also has three dogs, including two wolf hybrids. Perhaps that reflects a need for security (or her preference for werewolves over vampires).
Kristen Stewart Rebecca Schaeffer
WAS REBECCA SCHAEFFER THE REINCARNATION OF EVELYN NESBIT?
It seems that there's a karmic pattern associated with Kristen Stewart in that Rebecca Schaeffer may have been the model, showgirl and actress Evelyn Nesbit who died in January 1967, about 11 months before Schaeffer was born.
Nesbit was born near Philadelphia, but she and her mother moved to New York City so that teenaged Evelyn could earn more money modeling. In New York, she met and was seduced by the famed architect and middle aged man, Stanford White, a notorious predator of young teenaged girls. Sometime later, she met Harry Kendall Thaw, a young, very wealthy psychopath who charmed her into marrying him. Thaw was intensely jealous of anyone around Evelyn and so when the two of them encountered Stanford White at a rooftop theater in New York, Thaw produced a gun and shot White three times in the face. Thaw was tried and declared insane. During the trial, Evelyn Nesbit testified that White had a swing in his bedroom, so she became ever after "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing." Her story was made in 1955 as the movie, "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing", starring Joan Collins. Nesbit tried various ways of making a living as she faded into obscurity and was finally teaching ceremic sculpturing before her death.
Could Schaeffer have been Nesbit? Schaeffer was drawn to Japan. Nesbit posed for the "Geisha Pictures" in which she wore a Japanese Kimono. But Schaeffer didn't live long enough to establish much of a karmic pattern. Still, they looked quite similar:
Evelyn Nesbit Rebecca Schaeffer
So is it possible that the man who killed Rebecca Schaeffer, a psychopath named Robert John Bardo who stalked her for three years, was Schaeffer's husband in her life as Evelyn Nesbit Thaw? (Interestingly, Bardo's mother was a Japanese national.)
Harry Kendall Thaw Robert John Bardo
DID ELIZABETH SHORT REINCARNATE AS MARGOT KIDDER?
Short, dubbed the "Black Dahlia" by the press, was the victim of a sensational murder in 1947. Her body was found in Los Angeles cut in half at the torso and mutilated. The crime was never solved. Short was born in Massachusetts but spent the winters in Florida because of pulmonary problems. Eventually, she moved to California where her father, who went missing in 1930, turned up in Vallejo. She almost married a decorated Air Force officer but he was killed in a plane crash overseas during the war. Eventually, she wound up in Los Angeles working as a waitress until her murder.
The Canadian turned American actress Kidder, born in 1948, is chiefly famous for playing Lois Lane in the original Superman movies opposite Christopher Reeves. From an early age, she had symptoms of severe bi-polar disorder and later paranoia. In 1996, she fantasized that her first husband was going to kill her so she left home, faked her death, and changed her appearance. Living as a homeless person, Police finally found her naked in a Los Angeles garden claiming she had been stalked and attacked. Eventually, she found a nutritional cure and has been symptom-free ever since. In 2002, she was in an auto accident that resulted in a broken pelvis. Kidder is vehemently anti-war and became an American citizen so that she could vote against George W. Bush, which may be a result of losing the man she was going to marry in World War II.
Margot Kidder Elizabeth Short
ARE PATTON AND CUSTER INCARNATIONS OF THE SAME SOUL?
George S. Patton Jr. believed in reincarnation and wrote a poem about his past-lives (it appears in the My Case section). Patton was an American general during World War II famous for his use of armored forces to outmaneuver and smash the enemy. He was considered by the Germans to be the best general they faced. Custer is, of course, famous for the debacle at the battle of Little Big Horn, where his cavalry were wiped out by the Sioux indians. Most people don't know that he was also a very successful cavalry commander in the Civil War and became the youngest general in that war at age 23.
The two of them had common traits. They were vain personalities who acted and dressed flamboyantly. Custer was a womanizer and fond of practical jokes. He was almost kicked out of West Point for spending more time carousing than studying. His academic skill was wanting and he graduated last in his class. But he was also considered by some to be the best cavalry commander in the Union Army. Patton, too, went through a womanizing phase and because of dyslexia, barely made it through his academic studies. Mostly, though, both were famous for audacity, courage, quickness in decision and action, and for lightning thrusts. They led from the front and were famous for quick appraisals of the battlefield and acting appropriately. And they both died violently. Custer died at the battle of Little Big Horn and Patton was killed in a car accident.
George Custer George Patton
1839 - 1876 1885 - 1945
DID SHARON TATE REINCARNATE AS ANGELINA JOLIE?
Sharon Tate, considered by some to be the most beautiful woman in the world at the time, is most famous for having been brutally stabbed to death in 1969 by Charles Manson and his "family." She was two weeks away from giving birth at the time. Tate's father was in the army, so she moved around quite a bit and lacked social skills. She was shy and aloof. Her ambition as a child was to study psychiatry. She almost married a former sailor turned hairdresser, but decided to pursue her acting career instead. Considered to be a promising newcomer, she married director Roman Polanski.
Also considered one of the world's most beautiful women, Angelina Jolie, born in 1975, is an actress known for her lips, tattoos, third world adoptions, charity work, and having Brad Pitt for a husband. She seems to have been born with issues related to death and violence. At age 14 she quit acting school because she wanted to become a funeral director. During her teens, she suffered from suicidal depression and frequently played with knives. Sometimes she cut herself because the pain, she said, made her feel alive. She was also aloof and didn't connect to other people. At her first wedding, Jolie wore black rubber pants and a white tee shirt on which she had written the groom's name in her own blood. She divorced him because she said they married too young. After marrying Billy Bob Thornton, they both carried a vial of each other's blood on necklaces.
If Tate considered her career cut short, she might have reincarnated quickly as Jolie and into a Hollywood family. Jolie's father is actor Jon Voight. She might have carried over the emotional trauma into her next life causing mental disturbances, as apparently did Margot Kidder after being brutally murdered as Elizabeth Short. Rebecca Schaeffer was shot unexpectedly and probably died without the emotional baggage that Tate and Short experienced from being essentially hacked to death. Perhaps that's why Kristen Stewart's emotional residue is limited to fear of fame and being assassinated.
Angelina Jolie Sharon Tate
Since writing this, I've been contacted by a woman who believes she is the reincarnation of Sharon Tate. She makes a good case and is writing a book on it.
JOHN LAURENS - ROBERT GOULD SHAW - W.E.B. DU BOIS - VAN JONES?
Laurens was the eldest son of Henry Laurens, a very wealthy planter and reluctant slave dealer in the Charleston area of South Carolina. Henry served president of the Continental Congress during the Revolutionary War. John was initially attracted to natural sciences and wanted to be a doctor, but his father prevailed upon him to study law in London after his initial studies in Geneva, Switzerland. When the Revolutionary War broke out, John left London and signed on with the Continental Army, determined to win military fame. Instead, he wound up as an aide-de-camp and close friend to General George Washington, as well as best friends with Alexander Hamilton. John was an abolitionist and devised a scheme to enlist slaves into the Continental Army as a way of freeing them. He tried to press his initiative on to the South Carolina legislature several times to no avail, getting the reputation of being a pest about the idea. He was even willing to put his father's slaves into his own battalion. He also was a proponent of ending income inequality by preventing people from accumulating luxuries and too much wealth, an idea he gained in Geneva. John did participate in several battles, such as Monmouth and Newport, earning a reputation as reckless beyond courageous. He reluctantly became Minister to France and while there badgered the French into giving America a huge loan that helped finish the war. He also served as a liaison to the foreign officers under Washington due to his fluency in French. After the Battle of Yorktown, in which he helped in the assault on Redoubt No. 10, he was given command of the American light infantry and cavalry, replacing "Light Horse Harry" Lee, the father of Robert E. Lee. In 1782, itching for action, Laurens, outnumbered three to one, led an attack against a British foraging party outside of Charleston, even though the Red Coats were dug in. Laurens was shot and killed at age 38. He was greatly admired for his character and bravery, and was universally mourned, even by the British.
John Laurens Robert Gould Shaw
Shaw is famous as the commander of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (Colored) during the Civil War. In the movie "Glory", he's played by Matthew Broderick. The son of abolitionists, he was born in Boston, lived in West Roxbury, and attended Harvard University, although he dropped out before graduating. His wealthy family sent him on a tour of Europe to further his education and when he returned the family had moved to Staten Island, New York. He and his family were surrounded by prominent intellectuals, including some of the transcendentalists, such as Emerson. When the Civil War erupted, Shaw fought with the 2nd Massachusetts Infantry Regiment in several battles, including Antietam. When the 54th was created, he was asked to command it and became a full colonel. Initially doubtful about the fighting qualities of colored troops, he grew to greatly respect them and fought for their equality with white troops. His unit was sent to the South Carolina Sea Islands where he became a close personal friend of Charlotte Forten, a black teacher from prominent Philadelphia abolitionists and who was educated in Massachusetts. Forten (who Shaw never mentioned to his wife) was on hand when the 54th attacked Fort Wagner near Charleston and Shaw was killed leading the assault in 1864 when he was 26 years old.
Du Bois was born in 1868 Massachusetts to a mixed-race family. His white ancestors were wealthy and distinguished and his father was the product of a union between owner and slave. Du Bois was educated at Harvard and became the first black man to earn a PhD at that institution. He then went on a post-graduate studies in Berlin, Germany, and toured Europe while there. Du Bois was an intellectual who went on to a distinguished career as an educator, sociologist, author, historian, and civil rights agitator. (He also became a communist who idolized Joseph Stalin.)
Shaw W.E.B. Du Bois
Van Jones, born in 1968, is most famous as President Obama's "green jobs czar" who resigned after conservatives objected to his radical Marxism. From Jackson, Tennessee, Jones was a child who spent most of his time reading, describing himself as "bookish and bizarre." He obtained a degree in journalism before going to Yale Law School for his Juris Doctor. He then moved to California where he was involved in various far left organizations and supported Democratic Party candidates for political office. Jones then went on to found numerous left-wing organizations, including one to counter the "Tea Party" movement by promoting the "Occupy Wall Street" movement.
Du Bois Jones
COULD JOHN WILKES BOOTH HAVE REINCARNATED AS BASIL RATHBONE?
Booth is famous as the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. His father was a famous Shakespearean actor in Great Britain who emigrated to America and settled in Maryland. As a child, he was an indifferent student. His favorite activities were riding horses and especially fencing. He was considered an expert fencer as an adult. Booth, considered "the handsomest man in America" developed into an acting "genius" and was quite popular, especially with women, earning the equivalent of half a million dollars per year. He was very pro-Confederacy during the Civil War and assassinating Lincoln was his demonstration of courage (he promised his mother he wouldn't join the army) and revenge for the South's defeat.
Basil Rathbone was born in South Africa in 1892, but his family moved to England where he was raised. Like Booth, he didn't care about his school studies, preferring sports and his favorite activity, fencing. During World War I, he was an intelligence officer who snuck into enemy lines under camouflage to collect information. Later, he was famous in England as a Shakespearean actor on the stage and then parlayed that into a Hollywood movie and Broadway stage acting career. He was typecast as a villain in Hollywood swashbucklers and is considered the best fencer in the history of Hollywood. Later, he became most famous for playing Sherlock Holmes in several movies. Margaret Mitchell wanted him to play the part of Rhett Butler in the movie "Gone With the Wind", but despite his interest, he lost out to Clark Gable.
Interestingly, Rathbone had a relative who was a Confederate cavalryman (Basil had his sword), but another relative, Major Henry Rathbone, was in the theater box sitting next to Abraham Lincoln when Booth shot the president. Rathbone struggled with Booth, who stabbed him. (Henry Rathbone later murdered his wife and wound up in an insane asylum.)
VIVIAN AYERS AS THE REINCARNATION OF WILLIAM BLAKE?
Dr. Ayers, a black woman who must have been born in the 1920's, is a Pulitzer prize nominated poet and academic whose children include the actress Phylicia Rashad and the TV producer/director Debbie Allen. She was born in Chester, South Carolina, where she is now working on renovating the Brainerd Institute, a school that was opened after the Civil War to educate former slaves. I met Dr. Ayers at the Brainerd Institute where she was giving a talk on the 18th century English mystic, poet and artist, William Blake, a man who was never appreciated during his life and was generally considered insane. He's now considered one of England's best poets and artists. Blake believed in racial equality and even wrote a poem in 1789 when slavery was still legal called, "The Little Black Boy." In it he implied that black people are closer to God than white people because of their suffering.
Dr. Ayers said that when in college, a professor told her that her poetry was exactly like that of William Blake. She said she refused to read anything about Blake until one day she was walking through the library when a book was lying on its side on the shelf and she found herself involuntarily reaching for it. Turned out to be a book on Blake. Since then she has become a Blake devotee, who she says transcends being an old white man. I asked her if she was an artist like Blake and she said she did try art for a while but gave it up to concentrate on her poetry. I also asked if she had had a transcendent state of consciousness like Blake apparently had experienced and she said she "never had that problem." Blake taught himself ancient Greek and some other ancient languages. Ayers spent 15 years studying ancient Greek and is now studying ancient Mayan. Blake was a devout Christian as is Ayers. She has even written a poem, "The Wedding" that incorporates Blakes poetry with her own. So, is her devotion to Blake an indication she was that man in a past life? Here's how they look:
William Blake Dr. Ayers
DID LOUISE BROOKS REINCARNATE AS LINDSAY LOHAN?
Brooks, probably most famous for her bobbed hairdo, was born in Kansas to a neglectful father who was a lawyer and an artistic and musical mother. Brooks was quite intelligent, and her mother instilled in her a love for books and music. Perhaps because of that, in later life she started a new career as a witty and insightful writer. During her youth she studied dancing and made it to New York where she was noticed as a member of the Ziegfield Follies. That led to a contract to appear in silent movies. She eventually became a rich celebrity. However, she decided Hollywood was disgusting, saying she hated to make movies because she hated Hollywood, so she turned down a lucrative offer and went to Europe where she appeared in her most famous role as Lulu in the movie Pandora's Box. Returning to Hollywood, she refused to dub in her dialogue for a silent movie that was being remade for sound. That led to her being blacklisted in the industry. Despite her challenging the studio system and being difficult to work with (her Pandora's Box co-star hated her), she was offered a role in an important movie but passed it up because she had fallen for George Preston Marshall, founder of what would become the Washington Redskins, and wanted to be with him instead. Brooks was a heavy drinker and party girl who had affairs with lesbian and bisexual women despite being married twice and having had numerous male lovers. She was a spendthrift who was also very kind and generous. Some consider Brooks to be the greatest American actress of all time, but she died alone and obscure, possibly from emphysema brought on by smoking, in 1985.
Lohan was born in 1986, about 16 months after Brooks died. Similar to Brooks, her father was a Wall Street trader and her mother a singer/dancer. She is quite intelligent and was a straight-A student who did especially well in math and science. Among her interests is writing. Lohan started out as a child model which led to roles on television and then in the movies where she displayed considerable acting talent. Aside from acting, she also dances and is a very successful singer with a platinum album. Like Brooks, Lohan is an alcoholic and drug using party girl who has alienated the Hollywood movie industry by her antics. And like Brooks, she has had numerous lovers, including a lesbian affair. She's also a spendthrift who loves to shop. Despite having asthma since she was a child, Lohan's a smoker.The two have similar facial structure and eyes. The main difference is the eyebrows.