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Reincarnation Case of John Keats | Beck


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

Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD


Past Life Talent: Poets Becoming Songwriters in Contemporary Times

One of my favorite musicians is Beck Hansen, who goes by the stage name "Beck." In a session with Kevin Ryerson, I asked Ahtun Re who Beck might have been in a past lifetime.  I was surprised when Ahtun Re told me that Beck had been the English romantic poet, John Keats, in a past incarnation.

I asked why Beck is a musician while Keats was a author.  Of course, as a singer-songwriter, Beck does function as a poet in writing lyrics to his songs.  Ahtun Re explained that artistic souls can change the media of artistic expression from one lifetime to another.  In fact, many reincarnated poets have made the transition from poetry to songwriting as in contemporary times, as many more people are attracted to popular songs than to poetry.

Another factor is upbringing, as Beck's father is a musician.  Similarly, my father was a physician and my brothers and I all went into the medical field.

Past Life Patterns: John Keats Odes reflected in Beck's Odelay

One interesting correspondence is that Keats was most famous for his "odes," a series of six poems that Keats wrote in 1819.  In synchronistic fashion, one of Beck's most successful albums is Odelay. Though the word odelay does not refer to poetry, Beck's use of this title may represent a subconscious remembrance of affinity for the word ode.

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

Principles of Reincarnation & Understanding Past Lives

Physical Resemblance from One Lifetime to Another: A resemblance exists between John Keats and Beck. With images in the same pose, they would almost appear to be the same person.

Innate Talent: The artistic talent of Keats is expressed in Beck.

Change of Religion, Nationality and Ethnic Affiliation from One Incarnation to Another: Keats was born in London, England, to Christian parents.  Beck was born in Los Angeles of mixed descent, with Scottish, Norwegian, Swedish and Jewish ancestors.

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