my uncle passed away in late 2009, I became interested
in reincarnation because of a book he loaned me. I decided
to see if I could undergo hypnosis and recall any past
life memories. I found a therapist in Syracuse, NY,
went under hypnosis fairly easily and was quite surprised
by the results.
life I recalled was as a little girl named Sophie in
Iowa in the 1800's. The therapist and I went through
various events in Sophie's life, and she brought me
up to the day that Sophie passed away. But when I left
the center, I felt as though I had recounted a dream,
or as though the whole thing was simply a story I had
have no knowledge of life in the 1800's in Iowa, and
I had never before heard of Sophie. When I got home,
I hopped on the internet and googled some of the information
I had been able to recall while under hypnosis. I was
VERY excited when I discovered that the events I had
seen in my regression perfectly matched events that
took place in the mid 1800's. This was proof to me that
Sophie existed, that I had not made her up, and that
these things really happened. The details that follow
are things I learned in my regression, things I saw
through Sophie's "eyes."
remembered her marriage to Theodore Poehler in April
of 1855. I was able to confirm the month of that marriage
on a genealogical site with the help of an actual member
of the family. I recalled that Theodore tried farming
early in their marriage, but that he decided to go into
the wholesale grocery business soon after. I remembered
their move to Lawrence, Kansas in 1866 and their grocery
business on Massachusetts Street in downtown Lawrence.
All this was confirmed on a website on the history of
Lawrence, Kansas. At the time of Sophie's death, my
therapist asked if I saw anyone at my bedside. I was
able to name Sophie's three oldest children as well
as Theodore, her husband. Later, I confirmed the names
of the children on the genealogical site as well.
found a photo of Sophie's husband, Theodore Poehler,
online. Although he was older in the photo than what
I was able to recall as Sophie, I still recognized him.
I also found a picture of Massachusetts Street in Lawrence,
Kansas around the time that Sophie lived in Lawrence
with her family. It matched the picture I have in my
continue to search for a photo of Sophie Knoener Poehler.
I am hoping it will spark further memories of that lifetime.
Posted Jan. 20, 2011