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

A real reincarnation oddity

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New sons

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Old son

 

Today we go into the psychic light  and we will work on reincarnation proof. Psychic medium Brenda Posani was crucial in the effort to find my past lives.  It was kind of
like the DaVinci Code movie where we kept following clues until we found the bad
boy character in my cast of prior lives.  His name was Count Nicholas Des Fours
and you can actually see his portrait in my photo album on my face book page.
The deal about Nicholas was that he took seven innocent lives.  His actions
encumbered my soul with a big karmic debt that had to be paid back.  When I was
just about to send my book to publishing, I realized that there was a hole in
the story because I had no details about who the victims were and why Nicholas
killed them. I had to fix this shortcoming.   I went back to Brenda for another
hour psychic reading to get the details. To help her in the process, I was able to show
her picture of Nicholas and his son that I printed from the Web.  I wanted
Brenda to verify that he was the man that she saw in her visions and that I was
once him.  When Brenda saw the portrait, she said that’s him!  After that, the
details of the victims’ deaths were revealed. When I got back home, I did not
want to file away the pictures that I presented to Brenda, so I pinned them to
my desk unit wall next to a picture of my two boys when they were three years
old.  I then realized what I just did.  A picture of my son Albrecht from the
1600’s was now hanging right next to my other two son’s pictures from the
2000’s.  I wonder if any other father in history was able to accomplish this
strange coincidence?
Frank Mares

Wikipedia on reincarnation

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

God does come in different flavors.

reincarnation and psychic mediums come in diffeent flavors

 

Originally posted on 10/26/2012

Today’s topic is about the local impact of one of my reincarnation stories without getting into past life regression or past life regression therapy (my apologies to Dr Brian Weiss). In my book, I write about a life-long obsession with World War 2 despite the fact that I never served in the military in this life. My knowledge (through reading)of infantry subjects is so extensive that anytime I talk to a serviceman or a veteran, they automatically think that I once served and inevitably they ask me what my unit was. A few doors down from me, one of the moms on my street served in the Gulf War when she was younger. She is very friendly, extremely funny and vivacious. She is also a very serious Christian. When we got into a conversation about her service time, she fell in the same trap as the other vets and she actually refused to believe that I never served. After trying to convince her of this, I took the risk of telling her the truth that I was a reincarnated German soldier. She of course thought I was really pulling her leg, especially when I told her that I was writing a book about my prior lives. She did not believe me until I showed her the e-mail from my publisher that awarded my book “Editor’s choice”. The neighbor, “Suzy”, now knew that I was serious. She told me she would read my book if I would then read one of her bible study books. I knew that she was doing her Christian duty, which I respect. But she had no idea that I had stepped into a supernatural twilight zone for 3 years and the mere thought that reading one bible study book was going to reverse the impact of my 3 year experience was incredible. I told her that I appreciated the gesture, but for me, it was a matter of been there, done that. After all, as I served lives as an Abbot of a monastery and as a Arch Bishop Konrad Von Hochstaden, I had already “punched” my ticket as a high level Christian; it was my time for other ways. Suzy wasn’t the only one to offer me the “book” exchange. My sister-in-law Joyce is a lovely person who is a committed born again Christian. She was initially delighted that I found God, but she really can’t get her head wrapped around the God that I found. Despite assuring her that it’s actually the same one she prays to, she made the same offer Suzy did. Sorry Joyce, thank you for your offer, but been there, done that. The whole situation gives me an understanding of what gay men must go through with well meaning relatives. “If only we can fix Todd up one time with that beautiful Rachael, that would change the path he is on!” But it’s not going to work with Todd because Rachael is not his path in life. It’s the same with me; organized religion is not the path I am taking now. But no harm, because in the end, all of our paths will eventually meet up at the same destination. In some future life, Suzy and Joyce will travel on another path just to see what it is like. .

RELATED LINKS:

Correcting a weakness in my soul

Adopting your souls’s past

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Frank Mares

The value of good deeds in the reincarnation system

The steps to reincarnation

Originally posted on 10/31/2012

Having been bathed in the psychic light, I look at things much differently.  I believe that most people’s values would change if they also knew about the reincarnation system. For example, I once had a great grandfather who had a reputation for cruelty. He was an Italian man who participated in the First World War. His claim to fame was that after he was captured on the battlefield, he later leapt from a prisoner of war train and returned to his home village. There he hid until the war’s end when he later immigrated to America. I heard stories that late in his life he would buy expensive ceremonial robes for his parish priest to wear during mass. In retelling that story, my grandmother (his daughter) would mutter that he was trying to buy his way into heaven to make up for his cruelties. For some reason today I remembered this story. But I looked at it in a new light. I mused about what my great grandfather would have done if he knew that no matter what he did, he was guaranteed passage to that higher vibrational experience called “Heaven” after he died. Would he still have bought those expensive robes? I don’t think so. Is it only the fear of Hell or the loss of Heaven that compels most people to do good deeds for others? If this fear of Hell or the loss of Heaven belief was eliminated, would the amount of good deeds in the world plummet? I know it would go down, at what percentage I have no clue. I guess that the point I am making is that if you adopt the reincarnation system as reality, any good deed that you do comes only from your heart. There is no short term payoff for you other than satisfaction knowing that you helped. In the very long term there is a benefit in that if you make good deeds a habit in your lives, you will have to live less of them and then you would spend more time in that higher vibrational experience called “Heaven”.

Frank Mares
Wikipedia on Heaven

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Working on a long time weakness in my soul.

reincarnation of sword fighter

Originally posted on 10/15/2012

In my first book, I wrote about a reading I had with the very talented, national psychic medium Staci Wells. Staci specializes in determining what lessons you are working on learning during your current life. She gave me the below surprising insight: “You needed to learn that what others thought of you should not concern you. This all goes back to your prior lives. In your past lives, you had a very strong reactive streak to what others would say about you. You would always adopt the dictates of the church or the royal court to fight for. You would respond strongly whenever someone plucked your heartstrings by physically attacking them. You firmly believed that right had the might and that might will always win out. Your belief system often backfired and then you would lose your life.” She was obviously referring to my bad boy lives as Konrad and Nicholas. Brenda Posani further elaborated on this issue when I was working with her to uncover who Nicholas’ seven innocent victims were. (I am doing this research for the sequel to the Reincarnation highway book.) We determined that in the year 1630, Nicholas and his Calvary regiment were wintering in Nuremburg Germany during the 30 years war. Nicholas took a fancy to a pretty married women he saw walking down the street and he followed her home. He then was confronted by her husband when he barged into their home. Nicholas killed the husband in the encounter. The murdered man had a brother-in-law who was a newspaper publisher in the Nuremburg. The newspaper publisher righteously complained about Nicholas’ outrageous behavior in his newspaper. Nicholas obviously did not like the press he was receiving because he then sent his goons over to the publisher’s house and had the publisher killed. Brenda’s reading directly supported Staci’s reading. In conclusion, my soul does not like to be personally criticized and has killed other people in the past because of this issue. This leads me to a few events that occurred this month. While browsing the web for current pictures of statues and mosaics of Konrad von Hochstaden, I encountered a German website of medieval re-enactors and their on-line forum. In the forum, they were making fun of the obscene Konrad statue that is on the cathedral. I good naturedly got on the website and told them in German to quit mocking my statue as I was his reincarnation. I then told them about the book I was writing. Oh man, the insults spewed out of the web pages! Burn him! Cut off head etc. I thought they were play acting, so I got in the role of Konrad and called them “Brutes” and told them that they would be kneeling and kissing my ring if we were back in those times. I was just having fun and I thought they would have fun too. I then told them that there was more to their hobby because most of them were doing this to relive the times when they really were fighting men in medieval Germany. I thought that was pretty cool since I was giving their hobby high significance. That caused the insults to really fly; I was full of myself, I’m insane, I ‘m drunkard, why am I bothering them? Etc. They then unanimously banned me from the website and destroyed my posts. Yikes! Two weeks later a found the perfect website forum, a European website forum of reincarnated German soldiers. The members are individuals who had actual memories of serving in WW2 Germany. They spend a great deal of time validating their memories in the official archives. I had finally found my brothers-in -arms! Or so I thought! I registered with the website and told them my World War 2 stories. I didn’t read the fine print where they do not allow psychic derived information on their site. They liked my stories until they realized that my recollections were from psychic origins. I explained that my stories did match with the historical record except for the name Otto Kostermann. I was looking for help to validate that name, but I did not get it because the abuse just spewed out from my new friends! “I was a fraud, I was a charlatan, I just wanted to sell my book, I was full of s—t. How dare I call them comrades and brothers.” I stayed on the high road. I told them that I was just offering an explanation or theory why we had these WW2 memories. I was not preaching or pushing anything. My attitude is consider what I write and make your own judgments. It’s quite OK to disagree with me, just be civil. When I suggested that having past life memories was a “psychic ability”, the website erupted in protest and I was once again permanently barred from another website. Holy smokes, why the abuse and why did they feel so threatened? Why were they so excessively vehement in their comments? Why did everybody pile on? The reaction just seemed so excessive. Then I realized, the other side just set up a spiritual test for me. What better way to get me riled up then to have a large public attack my character and my book? The end result was that I think I finally passed the test Staci described. I did not take things personal and I tried to find an accommodation. When that was not accomplished, I did not get snarky or return insults, I just moved on. As Staci Wells revealed in the book, “You need to be less violent. In your life as Frank, you needed to resolve differences peacefully instead of swinging a sword or getting a gun. You needed to learn to be wiser and not to use aggression. A more natural way will come to you of being gentle and cooperative.” I must be making progress.

Frank Mares
wikipedia on reincarnation

Reincarnation uses the world’s religions for spiritual development

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Originally posted: 9/27/2012

I want to share a survey by Religious Tolerance.org that breaks down the percentage of people who belong to the world’s different faiths:

Religion

Membership

% of World

Christianity

2,039,000,000

31.40%

Islam

1,570,000,000

24.20%

Hinduism

950,000,000

14.60%

No religion

775,000,000

12.00%

Chinese folk religion

390,000,000

6.00%

Buddhism

350,000,000

5.39%

Tribal Religions

232,000,000

3.50%

Other

167,100,000

2.50%

Judaism

14,500,000

0.22%

6,487,600,000

 

A major tenant of Christianity is that the only way to be allowed entry into heaven is to accept Jesus Christ. Islamists say Allah is the only God.  There are more than 100 verses in the Qur’an advocating the use of violence to spread Islam.  A basic tenant of Judaism is that they are God’s chosen people.

Let’s use some very simple logic here.  Assuming that there is a God, and he/she had a part in creating all of these people and that this God is merciful and loving, then the religious ideas listed above must be false because they would discriminate against the other groups.  Would a universal God really show favoritism?  Logic would say absolutely not!

So why would a Universal Consciousness allow religions to be set up that have readymade conflicts among them?  The answer is that the reincarnation system on Earth uses conflict for spiritual growth.  Remember in the FAQs when I said “spiritual advancement is measured by how much you can rise above your personal prejudices and show understanding and compassion to people who hold different values, viewpoints or beliefs than you”?    Religious conflict is perfect for pushing people’s hot buttons.  It takes extreme effort to rise above it and show tolerance for others.  It is the perfect test for souls.  Religion is not the only hot button issue; there is political conflict, gender conflict, national conflict, racial conflict, Ohio State vs. Michigan.  You get the idea.  To advance, you must show respect and tolerance for others.  If you do not, that’s ok.  But you are coming back down here again and again until you do.

 

Frank Mares
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