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General Information

Name:  Richard Salva  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: in Cleveland, Ohio

-- Richard Salva on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Salva contends that Abraham Lincoln was a Himalayan yogi in a past life and was reincarnated as Charles Lindbergh.

Biographical and Professional Information

While in his teens, he became interested in yoga philosophy and the teachings of reincarnation. He got his first job in order to earn money to visit a yoga community in California called Ananda. (Ananda follows the teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. It was founded by Yogananda’s direct disciple, Swami Kriyananda.) Two years later, Richard moved to Ananda Village. He has been part of Ananda ever since, and incorporates thirty years of meditation, and study and practice of the deeper teachings of yoga, into his talks and writings.For five years, Richard lived as a monk in the yoga community’s monastery. He began to give sermons and lectures on yoga philosophy and reincarnation, and was ordained as a minister. He was sent out to help start budding communities in Northern California and Italy. He continued to teach classes in the United States and in Europe, and began to allude to his personal historical studies in his talks. Salva works in the PR and editing departments of Crystal Clarity Publishers, Ananda’s publishing house.

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Titles At Your Library

Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh: Revealing the Mysteries of Karma and Rebirth
ISBN: 0977238105

Crystar Press. 2006

Are past life clues evidence of reincarnation hidden in the pages of history? Did Abraham Lincoln's story end with his assassination, or did he return in the Twentieth Century?

A great master of yoga Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the classic Autobiography Of A Yogi said that Abraham Lincoln had been a Himalayan yogi in a past life, and that he was reborn as the acclaimed aviator, Charles Lindbergh. An intriguing statement, but what do the histories show? Is there anything in the deeply chronicled lives of these two famous men that validates those words?

In Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh, Richard Salva presents powerful historical evidence of past lives nearly 500 similarities in the personalities, characters, and life circumstances of these two American icons. The astonishing Lincoln-Lindbergh connections span every aspect of the human condition: from the physical to the mental, emotional, spiritual and interpersonal.

Readers will be amazed to discover that Lindbergh married the woman Lincoln loved and lost America blessed and rewarded Lincoln through Lindbergh Both men lost a son while in the public eye Both men spoke with the dead Lincooln's civil War experiences helped form Lindbergh's anti-war stance And much more!

By drawing parallels to the life and words of Lincoln, the author illuminates the past-life experiences that influenced Lindbergh thus presenting answers to questions that have puzzled historians for decades. By the same token, Salva explains how similar past-life influences affect each of us in our daily lives.

Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh explores other important issues, such as: the hidden spiritual history of America's greatest president, including his past life as a Himalayan yogi how greatness is achieved and the spiritual principles behind the yoga postures that millions practice.

This is the first in-depth study of reincarnation based on the lives of actual, historic figures. The reader is not asked to take Salva's words for what he has written, but can feel free to verify the information in books found in most public libraries.

Soul Journey from Lincoln to Lindbergh sets a new trend in past-life studies and, in the words of Swami Kriyananda, direct disciple and spiritual heir of Paramhansa Yogananda, "deserves to become a classic."

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