Occasionally, someone adds a comment to a post from months ago and, while it gets recorded, it’s not likely to be widely read. So when Sansego added a comment about the Lincoln/Obama connection, we thought we’d bring it forward as a post with our own comment attached.
“Walter Semkiw wrote a great book about reincarnation and his theories about certain famous people being reincarnated souls of other famous people. For example, he theorizes that actress Halle Berry is the reincarnation of actress Dorothy Dandridge. Google search him to get his website. According to Semkiw, Obama is not the reincarnation of Lincoln because their “facial architecture” does not match, but is the reincarnation of another Illinois Senator that was a friend of Lincoln. Very intriguing!
Semkiw’s theory about finding reincarnation matches between two people includes the number of coincidences between the two lives, carry-over talents, and similar “facial architecture.” Very worth reading more in depth!”
Semkiw’s book is very interesting and certainly has expanded the reincarnation literature. But some of Semkiw’s conclusions strike us as too facile. The bottom line, though, is that none of us know for sure.
Possibly more intriguing than similarities in ‘facial architecture’ are birthmarks that directly relate to wounds of a past-life personality. Ian Stephenson, MD, wrote about such cases in Where Reincarnation and Biology Intersect. Stephenson’s writing is somewhat dry and academic. A more accessible tome that includes material on such birthmarks is Carol Bowman’s Return from Heaven. In spite of the title, it’s not religious or theoretical, and delves into cases of reincarnation within the same family.
In searching for photos, we came across two people named Lincoln Kennedy, one an actor, the other #72 on the Oakland Raiders.