Quiz—Famous people who believe in reincarnation
“When I discovered reincarnation, it was as if I had found a universal plan. I realized that there was a chance to work out my ideas. Time was no longer limited. I was no longer a slave to the hands of the clock.
Genius is experience. Some seem to think that it is a gift or talent, but it is the fruit of long experience, in many lives. Some are older souls than others, and so they know more….”
Question: Which famous person said this about reincarnation?
General George S. Patton
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Jack London, author, “Call of the Wild”
Henry Ford, founder of the Ford Motor Company
Abner Doubleday, the disputed “inventor of baseball”
The answer: Henry Ford (pictured), the American industrialist who pioneered the assembly line form of motor vehicle production, creating Detroit’s auto industry in the process. The quote above came from an interview Ford did that was published in the San Francisco Examiner on August 26, 1928. As for reincarnation, Ford claimed to have adopted this worldview at 26, saying that “the discovery of reincarnation put [his] mind at ease”…since it allowed him to take the “long view of life.” And although Ford remains a controversial figure in American history (he also made many anti-Semitic comments during his lifetime), what struck me the most about learning of his views on past lives is that he dared to express them publicly, from America’s heartland, at a time when the country was deeply conservative—and largely Christian. This gives another meaning entirely to the slogan, “Built Ford Tough.”
Bonus question: What do the people in the above list have in common?
The answer: At one time in their lives, all claimed to personally believe in the theory of reincarnation.
Paul Amirault is a Hollywood TV producer who wrote a book about his own past life memories of a life that ended tragically with the sinking of the RMS Titanic. His book, The Man Who Sent the SOS: A Memoir of Reincarnation and the Titanic, is now on sale.