from The Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln
Is it possible to find evidence for reincarnation in history books? Does proof of past lives lie hidden in dusty texts, waiting to be discovered?
Are metaphysical laws working themselves out through the great events of history? Did karmic imperatives manifest through the Civil War, or Lindbergh’s historic flight over the Atlantic?
To bring light to these questions and others, I offer this comparative study of two of the most celebrated men in history. (The basis for this study is given in Chapter One.)
When I began this comparison, I thought I might find a few interesting connections between these two men. What I discovered was simply stunning—nearly 500 similarities between Lincoln and Lindbergh, including hundreds of fascinating ties between both men and the ancient spiritual science of yoga.
The more I worked on this book, the more I realized that this was a story waiting to be told: a secret metaphysical story about two famous individuals.
But this book is not only about Lincoln and Lindbergh; it is about what happens to you and me when we reincarnate. What do we bring with us from life to life? What do we leave behind? How do our past-life memories affect us? This unique account of Lincoln reincarnating as Lindbergh, along with a past life as a Himalayan yogi, gives us unexpected and thought-provoking answers.
By reading the past-life ties between famous people, we can learn more about the connections in our own lives, for the principles of reincarnation, if they exist, must function just the same for famous people as they do for you and me. This particular study is especially informative, given the wealth of information about both men. . . .
Chapter One: Soul Journey
Abraham Lincoln [in a past life] had been a yogi in the Himalayas who died with a desire to help bring about racial equality. His birth as Lincoln was for the purpose of fulfilling that desire. He has come back again in [the twentieth] century as Charles Lindbergh.
This statement was made by Paramhansa Yogananda, a master of yoga and one of the pioneer teachers of meditation in the West (best known for his spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi).
I first read these words in 1977 when they were published in Swami Kriyanandas autobiography, The Path. Twenty years later they returned to my mind, and I wondered, considering the wealth of historical detail recorded from the lives of Lincoln and Lindbergh, what hard evidence existed to support Yoganandas words. I felt that my own, extensive study and practice of the teachings of Himalayan yogis would aid my search.
The results of that search are in your hands. In this book I draw hundreds of connections that span every aspect of human individuality, connections that link Abraham Lincoln with Charles Lindbergh and the lifestyle of Himalayan yogis. Not only that, but the connections demonstrate how past lives affect you and me in countless ways on a daily basis, and how we evolve in wisdom as our souls make the journey from lifetime to lifetime.
Was Yogananda right? Was Abraham Lincoln a Himalayan yogi in a past life? And did he return to his beloved America as Charles Lindbergh?
I dont ask you to accept what Yogananda said at face value. Read this book, weigh the facts, and make your own judgment.