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Reincarnation Case of Richard Wagner | Bob Dylan


Proposed by: Walter Semkiw, MD, November 2013

Affirmed by: Spirit Guide or Spirit Being Ahtun Re in a Ryerson-Semkiw Reincarnation Research Session

Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD


Since I started working with Kevin Ryerson in 2001, I have wondered who Bob Dylan was in a past lifetime, given his cultural impact.  I have asked about him several times over the years and Ahtun Re advised me of past incarnations of Bob Dylan that were too obscure for me to find in historical records, which I found frustrating.

When  I work on the computer, I listen to streamed music, including to a Bob Dylan channel. I have been struck by the eternal quality of his music, which combines complex, moving stories with beautiful melodies. It occurred to me that his songs are like minature operas.

Through my work with Ahtun Re, a spirit being channeled through Kevin, though we have identifed the contemporary incarnations of many classical composers, we had not established a match for Richard Wagner, an opera master.  I had the thought or intuition that Bob Dylan may be the reincarnation of Richard Wagner.

In reading about Wagner, I learned that he was unique in that before him, opera composers created music for their operas, but relied on others to write the libretta, the story or lyrics for the opera. Wagner, in contrast, wrote the music, as well as the libretta, the lyrics, for his operas.  This is consistent with Bob Dylan creating beautiful melodies, as well as profound stories, for his songs.

In a session with Kevin Ryerson, Ahtun Re affirmed that Bob Dylan is the reincarnation of Richard Wagner.  I asked Ahtun Re why he didn't provide this match before.  He replied that it is a fairly obvious reincarnation case and he wanted me to figure it out on my own, which in retrospect, I do appreciate.

If this case is accepted, it demonstrates the following features:

Principles of Reincarnation

Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases: Though it is not the best physical match, there is a similarity in bone structure between Richard Wagner and Bob Dylan.  Facial features are determined by the interplay of the soul's energy template and genetic factors.  Wagner's heritage was Aryan and German, while Bob Dylan has a Jewish family background, which can account for the differences in soft tissue structures.

Innate Talent: As noted, Richard Wagner's genius for combining beautiful melodies with intriging stories or lyrics is reflected in the songs of Bob Dylan.

Change in Religion, Nationality and Ethnic Affiliation: Richard Wagner was German and Christian, while Bob Dylan was born into a Jewish family of Ukrainian descent.

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