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RETURN OF THE
REVOLUTIONARIES
The Case for Reincarnation & Soul Groups Reunited

RetofRev

by Walter Semkiw, MD
(Hampton Roads Publishing, 2003)

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Return of the Revolutionaries puts forth a couple interesting concepts: 1) that reincarnation is indeed real and that when we can find record of our past lives, and find photographs or images of the previous personalities, we tend to resemble them in many ways today. In the case studies Dr. Semkiw has collected, there are repeatedly many uncanny physical resemblances, as well as parallels in thought, mannerisms, and geographical travels; 2) that a soul group seems to be reassembling in the United States, and that these are the people who played important roles in the founding of our country and in the writing of the Declaration of Independence and Constitution. Many are now to be found as figures in the spiritual movement.

Penney Peirce had been given profiles (in great detail) of her two previous incarnations in a life reading around 1980. She was able to find both personalities in American biographical references, and upon doing further research, found stunning parallels between both previous lives and her current life. The interweaving of Penney's lives is featured in Chapter 6, "The Three Lives of Penney Peirce and the Intuitive Way," in Return of the Revolutionaries.

This is exciting, thought-provoking material, made especially so by the many graphic illustrations of the parallels between the personalities represented in the book. Images below depict facial comparisons between Penney Peirce and Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst (1842-1933) and poet Alice Cary (1820-1871). Below these are the facial comparisons of Penney's sister Paula Peirce and Alice Cary's sister Phoebe Cary (1824-1871).

Interesting parallels: the first two pictures, of Parkhurst at around 90 and Penney at 5, were taken only 23 years apart! Note the bowtie in both photos. In the third set of pictures, note the glasses are identical.Penney's two previous lives overlap each other by 28 years. Metaphysically, we know that souls can have a number of lives running concurrently, but when they share a time period, they do not intersect in space. See the account in Chapter 6 (above) for the description of Parkhurst and Cary's near misses.

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Laugh, you who never had
Your dead come back; but do not take from me
The harmless comfort of my foolish dream:
That these our mortal eyes,
Which outwardly reflect the earth and skies,
Do introvert upon eternity;
And that the shapes you deem
Imaginations just as clearly fall,
Each from its own divine original,
And through some subtle element of light,
Upon the inward spiritual eye,
As do the things which round about them lie,
Gross and material, on the external sight.
—Alice Cary

We need men and women, prophets and prophetesses of the latter day, that shall look upon all the worthy enterprises of life as threads that are woven into the tissue of God's conduct of the world and purpose for it — men and women who shall appreciate, with a deep and tender feeling, that all of this is God's world, that we are even now His angels — that is, His messengers — commissioned by Him on errands of holy service, none of the world's work that we enter into so common as not to be sacred, nor our own powers of effect so abundant as not to require replenishment from divine sources; that thus our efforts may be lifted into range with the works of those who have wrought mightily and who have been able to work thus, not because of any unusual native endowment, but because they felt the sanctity of the material in which they laboured, and so have been baptized with that spirit of love, wisdom and power which always attends those whose hearts have been reached by God's touch.
—Rev. Charles H. Parkhurst

 

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