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It was staring me right in the face--a message from my past-life self, 160 years ago. I got the message itself easily enough. In the late 1840's and early 1850's, Mathew Franklin Whittier published a popular travelogue in a Boston paper, which was claimed by someone else. He played along for reasons of his own (which I have ferreted out in my book). But some four years later, he resumed it in another paper, and under a new pseudonym. Apparently, he wanted to make it clear that he was the real author of both, so in the very first installment of the resurrected travelogue, he used a subheading which was (arguably) a direct reference to the earlier pseudonym. I don't know whether anybody else made the connection, but I got it, immediately.

Message delivered. But then it dawned on me--he deliberately wrote it to his future self, i.e., to me. I know, because he dropped a strong hint in the very first paragraph of that first installment. I know his style of code--it's in evidence throughout his writings, and I have collected over 600 of his published works, now. So I'm not merely guessing that this is consistent with his typical modus operandi.

I'm tired--this is the end of a 16-hour day, starting at 4:00 a.m. I'm not going to tell you what the hints were. If you are skeptical, I could tell you he wrote "This is a hint for my future incarnation," and you still wouldn't believe me. Or I could tell you the more obscure hint he actually did leave, and you'd say, "that's just a coincidence." So you will have to read my book to see whether I'm just blowing smoke with this, or not.

But if I'm not, this may be the first instance in which a person has successfully passed an intentional message forward to his future incarnation. I've been studying reincarnation for something like 18 years (not counting my Eastern studies), and I've never heard of it being done. There are certainly people who talk about initiating it, now--but I don't recall reading about anyone who successfully passed a secret, coded message to themselves, from a former lifetime.

That's all. I think I'll wind down and turn in. That's certainly enough of an accomplishment for one day.

Best regards,

Stephen Sakellarios, M.S.

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