Byline: Richard Salva is a 30-year expert on all things related to reincarnation, yoga, and meditation. He is a veteran stage actor, with many starring roles under his belt. He has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, on television, and on NPR, Clear Channel, and CBS Radio. Richard recently addressed the annual convention of the International Association for [Past Life] Regression Research & Therapies. He currently lives in Northern California.
Broadcast Bio: Forty percent of Americans believe in reincarnation or consider it a possibility. Can evidence for reincarnation be found in history books? With us today is Richard Salva. Richard is a 30-year expert on reincarnation. Years ago, Richard read a statement by a great world teacher
— that Abraham Lincoln had been an advanced Himalayan yogi in a past life, and that he was reborn as Charles Lindbergh — and decided to investigate. His research uncovered nearly 500 fascinating connections between the Great Emancipator and the Great Aviator. He published his findings in The Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln. Welcome, Richard. What can the Lincoln-Lindbergh connections teach us about how past-life experiences may affect our own lives?
Full Bio: Richard Salva became interested in reincarnation and yoga philosophy in his teens when he moved to Ananda, a yoga community in the Sierra Nevada foothills. For the next thirty-plus years he has continued his studies under the guidance of Swami Kriyananda, a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda (author of the bestselling spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi). An author and minister, Richard has given hundreds of lectures on reincarnation, yoga philosophy, and history in the United States and in Europe.
In 1997, Richard received the inspiration to write a book based on Yogananda’s statement that Abraham Lincoln was reborn as Charles Lindbergh. For eight years, Richard pored over scores of books, studied old newspapers and magazines, visited sites where Lincoln and Lindbergh had lived, and interviewed historians and experts—and discovered nearly 500 significant and startling ties between the two men!
Mr. Salva founded Crystar Press in 2005 and published Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh in 2006. A revised edition of his book, titled The Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln: Historical Evidence of Past Lives, will be published by Crystal Clarity Publishers in January, 2009. Richard's writings have received kudos from the critics.