765 years to close the circle

 

Reincarntion Story

Frank at the Dome

Here is a mind blowing reincarnation story that took 765 years to come full circle for one soul.  It all started in the 13th century in Cologne Germany.  The then ruler and Bishop of the Cologne region, Arch Bishop Konrad Von Hochstaden, perceived the need to create a bigger, more magnificent Cathedral to house the bones of the Three Magi that were brought to the City by his predecessor decades prior.  An increasing number of pilgrims were streaming to Cologne to venerate the relics and Konrad saw the opportunity to increase the prestige of the city and to draw even more pilgrims.  Konrad set in motion the process of planning and financing the new Cathedral.  In 1248, he laid the foundation stone for the choir of the cathedral. In 1261, Konrad was assassinated, but the building of the Cathedral continued.  Medieval cathedrals take centuries to complete and this was certainly the case for the Cologne Cathedral.  Building was halted in 1473, leaving it unfinished for 400 years.

In the 1500’s, the soul of Konrad returned to life as Thaddeus, the abbot of the Cistercian monastery of nearby Kamp-Linfort. Coincidently, Abbot Thaddeus did visit the unfinished Cologne Cathedral on more than one occasion, but never realized his intimate spiritual link to the Cathedral.

300 years later, the German government restarted the construction of the Cathedral and it was finally completed to the original plan, in 1880. It was not until August 1st, 2013, that the soul of Konrad once again returned to his cathedral in the body of Frank Mares.

I described my spiritual enlightment and discovery that I had once lived a life as the Arch Bishop Konrad Von Hochstaden in my book My Journey down the Reincarnation Highway.   It was only natural that I would want to visit the Cathedral and took the opportunity during our family vacation to Europe. Our vacation started in London and then we moved on to a few days in Paris.  Finally we took a train to Cologne.  The Cologne train station is situated literally right next to the Cathedral.  When I stepped out of the train station and beheld the sight of the huge and beautiful Cathedral, my face broke out in a big grin. I definitely felt a connection to the place.  Dragging my wheeled suitcase behind me, I rushed to the front of the Dome to get a better look.  I felt entranced and my wife had to drag me away so that we could find our hotel.

During our day and a half visit to Cologne, I visited the Cathedral three times. The first time I went alone when my family was settling into the hotel room. I walked through the massive front doors and came across the holy water fonts.  In my life as Frank, I was always very uncomfortable with Catholic rites of worship, however, in this Cathedral, I took the holy water and made the sign of the cross.  This was the first time I ever did this rite in my current life.  I then went to the pews and knelt to pray (another first for me).  My prayer was simple; I thanked God for my enlightenment in this life. Then got up and took in the magnificent ceiling and stained-glass windows. I then went to the back of the Cathedral in the choir section, the volunteers of the Cathedral were shooing visitors out of the area as the floors were being cleaned.  I only caught a glimpse of Konrad’s tomb, before I had to turn back.

The next morning, Karol and I visited the Cathedral while the kids slept in.  I brought a white rose with me so that I could leave it at Konrad’s tomb.  Together we made our way back to the choir area and stood by St. John’s Chapel where Konrad’s effigy and tomb lays facing a beautiful stained-glass window.  I paid homage to my old self by placing the rose in the iron fence grid that encloses the chapel.  Karol snapped pictures of my little ceremony. I took some time to gaze upon my old face, it was hard to break away and leave that particular experience.

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Laying a rose at my tomb

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Coming full circle

Right next to the tomb of Konrad, is a large mosaic of Konrad holding the building layout of this Cathedral flanked by his clergy and also flanked by a knight holding Konrad’s sword and shield.  Karen put a picture of me holding my book over this mosaic. This mosaic lies between Konrad’s tomb and a magnificent jeweled golden box that contains the relics of the three Magi.  Karol and I admired the beauty of the Golden box. When you step back and think about, those relics were the very reason my soul started this unique spiritual journey.  I now closed the circle.

Later that day, I visited the cathedral again with my daughter Jani, where visited the cathedral’s treasury museum.  We were cautioned by the ticket clerk not to take photos in the museum.  In one of the rooms, I found the Bishop’s staff (also known as the Crosier or Bishop’s crook) that Konrad once used.  Made of gold it was a stunning piece of art. It was mind boggling to think that I once held that staff in a different body.  I had my Iphone with me.  Although it was verboten, I took a picture of my old staff.  I gave myself permission.  Why not?  This was my cathedral and that was my staff!

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My staff in the 1200s

 

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The relics of the three Magi, the inspiration and start of the 765 year journey

 

Frank Mares

Wikipedia on Cologne Cathedral

I am going to visit my Tomb!

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Konrad’s tomb at the Cologne Cathedral

Here is a reincarnation story that might be a classic!  I am actually going to visit my tomb in Cologne’s Cathedral on August 1st during my family vacation to Europe.  I don’t think there are many people who can say such a thing.

It all started last winter when my wife was reviewing ideas for our annual summer vacation.  She had her heart set on going to Europe and I saw an immediate opportunity to visit some of my past lives’ landmarks.  With only a limited 12 days to spend, she wanted to concentrate on London, Paris and Salzburg.  I wanted to visit the tomb of Konrad Von Hochstaden in Cologne and Nicholas Des Fours’ castle in Czechoslovakia. For those of you who are married, you know that marriage is always a matter of negotiation, so I had to settle for one day in Cologne.  Konrad von Hochstaden or Nicholas never would have settled, so I like to think that I am making progress as a soul.

I really do not know what to expect when I visit a body that I used to reside in.  Will there be some kind of spontaneous memory? Or some kind of physical reaction?  Or will there be no reaction, because it is said that after souls leave their bodies upon death, they have no real interest in their now useless body.  The body that I will be visiting has not been used since 1261, so I am really not expecting a paranormal event, but you never know.  I am not quite sure what I will do at the tomb; perhaps leave a flower and a copy of my book there.  I definitely will have Karol take a picture of my beside it.

Speaking of past life memories, last week I spoke at a Hypno regression demonstration hosted by Jeremiah Wolfe of Columbus Ohio.  Jeremiah is a hypno-therapist who specializes in past life regression.  In my book, Brenda Posani hypno-regressed me to the time of my WW2 life as Otto.  I had really hoped to see images of that past life during that session, but that did not happen.  During Jeremiah’s event, he had a segment where he hypno-regressed everyone attending the seminar at the same time.  Before going under, I asked Spirit if he/she would reveal some scenes from my Konrad life as I was going to Cologne shortly.  During the exercise, I was so happy to actually see images!  First was a cartoonish image of an Arch Bishop decked out in “all of his” splendor.  When I mentally asked who that was, the word Konrad was written out in cursive.  I then was rewarded with a vision of the dark inside of a large wooden building.  Outside was a log palisade wall that was there for defensive purposes.  I then saw a medieval soldier in chain mail and armor working on the wall.  I later learned that I was viewing the scene through Konrad’s eyes as he was visiting the barracks of his troops.  I thought the experience was beyond cool!  I was really appreciative of finally seeing my past.  When I get back, I will be sure to describe the adventure of visiting “my” Cathedral.

Frank Mares

Wikipedia on Cologne Cathedral

Can you meet your past life personalities? I did!

Reincarnated past lives

 

Here is a reincarnation story where my past lives intersect with my current one.

The first line of my book repeated the famous quote by J. Haldane who said “Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.” This post covers a topic that is a great example of what Haldane could be talking about.  To appreciate this, you must be open to the idea that you lived other lives than the one you are living currently. The idea of reincarnation is a stretch for most people, but if you can go along with that concept, I can show you something that I have actually experienced which has to be considered “mind blowing”. To demonstrate this, we must build upon the reincarnation concept.  If one experiences many lives as you go through time, it’s your spirit or consciousness which transitions between bodies.  There must be a time and place that your spirit or consciousness exist in when it transitions from a dead body to a new one.  We can call that in between place “heaven” or the “spirit world”.  It’s a place that you can actually interact with mentally, if you are a psychic or have the ability to achieve astral projection.

 

The famous Robert A. Monroe was one of the pioneers of out of body travelling or astral projection.  He wrote three classic books about the topic and of his travels in the non-physical world.  All of his books are full of wonder, but one quirky situation always captured my attention.  There were at least three times that he appeared to encounter himself face to face when traveling in a past time.  Once he witnessed his spirit leaving his body after his death in an ancient battle.  Another time, a future version of himself rescued his astral projected self from a scary situation after he left his body during his current life.  Another time, he had conversations with the personalities he used to be all in one encounter.  When I read these accounts, I was incredulous which is saying a lot after the supernatural events I experienced. (At that point of my life, I had received psychic abilities and was in regular communication with the spirits on the other side. )How can one possible encounter yourself?  That sounds impossible!  However, chapter 16 of “My Journey down the Reincarnation Highway” explains how time does not exist in the spirit world, that place where our consciousness exists between incarnations.  I realize that this is a concept that few people would be able to wrap their heads around, but quantum physics is already verifying this amazing concept.

 

So if there is no time in the spirit world, then everything exists at one, past, present and future.  If that is the case, then it is quite possible to encounter a prior version of your consciousness on the “other side”. And that is exactly what happened to Robert Monroe.  However, I myself have experienced meeting prior versions of myself. It happened in a psychic reading with my psychic trainer Brenda Posani.  Brenda is a gifted psychic who can see, hear and feel messages from the other side.  Brenda was one of the three psychics who helped me learn about nine of my prior lives or “personalities”. In two of those lives, I followed a pattern of being brutal German noblemen (I was actually able to find their existence and stories in German history).  Both of these prior lives were of medieval warriors of an extremely aggressive nature. Surprisingly, both of them showed up at one of my psychic readings with Brenda.  The first, Nicholas Des Fours, appeared to Brenda as he would be just coming off the battlefield.  His black beard was soaked the blood of those he had just slain.  For the first time ever, I saw that Brenda was freaked out encountering a spirit. I was not troubled by his spirit and actually asked him some questions. I was particularly interested in him as his actions put a big karmic debt on his successor incarnations (me included).I found that he treated me fraternally (if you will) and complimented me that “I was doing pretty well in this life”.  The other personality was of the military arch bishop Konrad Von Hochstaden.  I did not get an opportunity to question him, but Konrad was known for some creepy vices and Brenda was picking up those vibes.  At the end of this session, a more peaceful part of my soul also showed up, the Abbot Thaddeus who lived in the 1500s.  It was an amazing experience to be visited by three different versions of myself! Brenda told me that I would be able to speak with all nine of personalities that I discovered at a future date.  All I can say is that the Twilight Zone is real for me and I just shared another episode of it with you.

Frank Mares

Adopting your soul’s past as your own

Reincarnation of konrad von Hochstaden in the psychic light

 

Originally posted on 11/10/2012

Today I want to discuss incorporating reincarnation into your personal history.

Take a moment and look back at your life. Recount the things that you did and accomplished. You probably will say that you went to such and such school and married so and so. You will also remember a laundry list of accomplishments and failures. This history defines you as a person. Because of my discovery of what I did during my past lives, I am a little different. I have mentally added those past life accomplishments and dirty laundry to who I am today. I really have adopted these experiences as my own. For example, if you have read my book, you already know that my prior personalities:

  1. Laid the cornerstone of the Cologne Cathedral.
  2. Ordained St Thomas Aquinas as a priest.
  3. Bought a castle
  4. Was the right hand man to the Holy Roman Emperor in the 1600s
  5. Murdered seven people in the 1600’s.
  6. Was involved in a land embezzlement that eventually got me killed.
  7. Saved six soldiers (and myself) during a tough retreat in the snow in Russia in WW2.

Good and bad, I have accepted and added these experiences to my current life experiences:

  1. I went to Cleveland State University and earned two degrees.
  2. I married Karol and had 3 children.
  3. I managed to create one successful business.
  4. I really was not that good as a salesman.

What does it all mean? I guess you can say that I think at a soul level rather than a human level, I think in the psychic light. Does this thinking help me in my human life? Not really, as I think most people think that I am nuts. But I do believe that my acceptance of my prior life past helps me out on a soul level. If it cuts down on the number of remaining lives I have to live, I will live with people thinking that I am nuts.

Frank Mares
Wikipedia on Reincarnation

Is Theresa Caputo for real?

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Originally posted on 10/29/2012

Today we will discuss an individual who really has great access to the psychic source and is bathed in the psychic light. Is the psychic medium Theresa Caputo for real? My one word answer: ABSOLUTELY! The TLC channel has a Sunday night reality show called Long Island Medium where Long Island psychic Theresa Caputo is captured in her daily life giving psychic readings. When I first saw the show, I knew that Theresa was the real deal because she is so similar to my psychic trainer (Brenda Posani) in technique and abilities. What really grabs the viewer and what really makes the show authentic are the validations that the spirit world gives in her readings. Examples would be: I know that that locket is your grandmother’s and she’s thanking you for wearing it. OR I know you keep your grandfather’s pocket watch in your nightstand drawer. The looks on Theresa’s client’s faces are priceless when she passes on those validations because no one else knows these intimate facts. (Just a note, if you do not get some kind of validation in a psychic reading, it’s not legitimate.) Receiving validations can be addicting and that’s why I like to visit Brenda every three months to experience new ones. I use these spirit validations throughout my book to add credibility to the past lives stories that the spirit world gave me. Examples would be:

  1. My deceased father identifying the green vitamin bottle with pink flowers that is in my closet.
  2. My wife’s deceased uncle complaining about her taking down the drapes that he liked in our great room.
  3. When I found the name “Puttlinz” on the old regimental roster that linked the roster page to my real prior life name of Des Fours. The name Puttlinz was given to me in a psychic reading two months prior.
  4. Finding out that Konrad Von Hochstaden really died by stabbing three months after Laurie gave me a reading that I was once stabbed to death as a Catholic Bishop.

I am sure that Theresa would agree that validations from the spirits are the number one thing that gives the psychic community the occasionally grudging legitimacy that we receive.

Frank Mares
Theresa Caputo