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The Reincarnation Case of Dorothy Dandridge | Halle Berry
& Cloud Atlas
Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD
When Halle Berry went to great lengths to make a movie about the actress Dorothy Dandridge, it was natural to hypothesize that Halle may be the reincarnation of Dorothy. This theory was supported by the fact that Halle and Dorothy have the exact same facial features. Place your cursor over the image provied to the right to enlarge it and you arrow keys to scroll up and down on the image. In a session with Kevin Ryerson, Ahtun Re affirmed the match of Dorothy Dandridge | Halle Berry.
This case demonstrates how a soul can reincarnate to complete a goal. Dorothy Dandridge died on September 8, 1965; while Halle Berry was born less than a year later, on August 14, 1966. Dorothy and Halle were both born in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1954, Dandridge was nominated for an Oscar for her role in Carmen Jones, but she didn’t get the award, in part because African Americans were discriminated against in Hollywood at that time. As Halle Berry, in March 2002, Dorothy Dandridge achieved her goal by winning the Oscar for Best Actress.
A Girlfriend Across Two Incarnations
What is fascinating in this case is that a friendship has endured across two lifetimes. When Halle was making her movie about Dorothy Dandridge, she became friends with Geri Branton, one of Dorothy Dandridge’s close associates, who was in her seventies at the time. During an interview, Branton noted great similarities between Dandridge and Berry. She stated:
“It’s amazing, and she does it (portraying Dandridge) so well.” Berry appeared horrified when Branton was asked how she was most like Dandridge. “I think that Halle’s personal life is shocking in that it’s the same,” Branton said. “Geri, shhh,” Berry said. But Branton plowed on ahead. “They’re beautiful people, beautiful on the outside but more so on the inside. Generous and lovely.” “It’s unbelievable. And when I saw Halle the first time, I was taken aback, really taken aback. They’re so very much akin.”
Halle Berry herself has said that her life parallels Dandridge’s life: “Being in Hollywood, wanting to be a leading lady and feeling like a leading lady but being in an industry that has no place for us. My struggle has been very much hers, trying to carve a niche for myself as a leading lady. And, although she opened the door for me, because she was never recognized in the way that she should have been, I’m still in the exact same position she was.”
But after Oscar night 2002, that was no longer true. At that event, Halle Berry became the first African American to win an Oscar for Best Actress.
An interesting thing happened regarding Halle Berry and Dorothy Dandridge, as reported in 2003. When making the movie, Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, Halle had obtained a dress that had belonged to Dorothy, which she kept in her den. For protection, the dress was kept in paper and plastic. Let us let Halle Berry now narrate the scene:
“One night I was at home with a friend drinking tea and we heard all this rustling noise. At first I thought it was just water dripping from the teapot, then I realized it was coming from the room, and the paper on the dress was rattling—all by itself! My friend and I both hauled ass out of there so fast!”
“Then other strange things happened in the house while I had that dress. I’d come home and the housekeeper would say she’d heard my vanity chair moving upstairs in my bathroom. And our fridge door would fly open by itself. I’m not kidding. When the film Introducing Dorothy Dandridge was over, I desperately wanted to keep her dress, but it had to go. And then everything was fine.”
Halle Berry interpreted these proceedings by hypothesizing that the ghost of Dorothy Dandridge was in her home. It is not clear what caused these psychokinetic phenomena to occur. Perhaps it was Halle’s own soul, or that of a spirit guide, who was trying to give her a message. One can learn more about psychokinetic phenomenon in a reincarnation case involving Uri Geller, which is featured in Return of the Revolutionaries and Born Again.
Cloud Atlas, Halle Berry and Reincarnation
Halle Berry is featured in the movie Cloud Atlas, which is based on the novel of the same name written by David Mitchell. Mitchell has said of the book: "All of the [leading] characters are reincarnations of the same soul ... identified by a birthmark." (1)
David Mitchell must be aware of the work of Ian Stevenson, MD at the University of Virginia, who noted that individuals who died of traumatic wounds, such as knife or bullet wounds, often had birthmarks or scars at the location of the traumatic wound in a subsequent incarnation.
Halle Berry is aware of her proposed past lifetime as Dorothy Dandridge. As evidence of reincarnation is disseminated to a wider audience and movies such as Cloud Atlas bring the topic of reincarnation to the mainstream, media coverage of evidence of reincarnation will increase. View an exciting preview or trailer of Cloud Atlas.
If this reincarnation case is accepted, it demonstrates the following features:
Physical Resemblance from One Lifetime to Another: The facial features of Halle Berry match those of Dorothy Dandridge precisely.
Innate Talent: Halle replicated the theatrical talent of Dorothy Dandridge and even won an Academy Award for Best Actress, fulfilling a past life goal.
Renewal of Relationships through Reincarnation: The reincarnation of Dorothy Dandridge was reunited with her own best friend, Geri Branton, who observed great similarities between Dorothy and Halle, in appearance, character and relationships.
Anniversary Phenomenon: Halle was born in Cleveland, Ohio, as was Dorothy.
Spirit Being Involvement: When Halle was making her movie on Dorothy, she kept one of Dorothy’s dresses in her den, which was associated with psychokinetic phenomenon.
Affinity Case: Halle Berry produced and starred in the movie Introducing Dorothy Dandridge, thus appearing as her own past life persona.
1 "Bookclub". BBC Radio 4. 2007-06. Retrieved 2008-04-19.