- Jul 21, 2014
"Green Darkness" is a book which left an indelible mark on me. I was fascinated by the subject matter and the idea of reincarnation.I haven’t decided my own position on this. However, I have read more than one novel in which the protagonist is drawn to an interest in a historical event or place that played a role in the protagonist’s past life. (For instance, “Green Darkness” by Anya Seton.)
On the other hand, in Julia Grant’s memoir, she wrote about an incident that happened on her trip around the world after she left the White House. I think that this incident happened in France, but I don’t remember. She was at some fancy dinner party at some palace. One of the other female dinner party guests confided in Mrs. Grant that this person was someone really, really famous in a past life. I forgot who, but it was someone along the lines of Cleopatra or Catherine the Great. I don’t know how much drinking was happening during this conversation. Mrs. Grant wrote that she just went along with the whole story and didn’t disagree, but I personally took it to mean that people weren’t buying this “revelation” and thought that the dinner party guest was full of bull. I took this to mean that the person who claimed to be reincarnated was being mocked.
So, even if I ever thought about the possibility of this, I don’t discuss it socially.