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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 3:38 am    Post subject: Simon Marcus Caines - Mohican Reborn Reply with quote

I was rather astonished - in a nice way- to see the career path taken by Simon Marcus Caines whom I hadn't seen since his mother's funeral in early 2004. Firstly he has an interesting hypnotherapy site.

I'd been thinking of hypnotherapy but don't think I can go to Marcus as I don't think you're supposed to seek treatment from someone you know. He has also written and published a book which has an admiring review on Amazon. It is called 'Mohican Reborn' and it is about his previous incarnation as a Native American called Arion.

You can read part of it online. It's New Age stuff from Tribe publications - his own publishing house? - and I think it's worth having a look if only from curiosity. I've no longer much patience with New Age as such but I'm happy for him. I'd be interested to know Dai and Dafydd's takes on this.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:21 am    Post subject: Reincarantion Reply with quote

I well remember Marcus when he was on the New Age/Pagan circuit in the 80s and 90s. At the Imbolc festival he had luminous horns, a long black cape, and a black cat called Geoffrey perched on his shoulder like a parrot.

Both he and his mother looked for spiritual fulfilment in the Quaker Meeting House at the time Dai attended it. But I think Marcus' mother was a regular at the Theosophical Society too. I was really kicking myself when I missed one of their regression to past lives sessions.

Probably this is where Marcus was regressed to his past life as a Native American who came to Europe and became caught up in the French Revolution.
He had had flashbacks as a child. When he wrote it down, it all flowed out.

He was relieved that colleagues and friends did not think he was crazy. They thought the subject interesting.

It's certainly impossible to say that his memories are not authentic. As the Dalai Lama said, with a twinkle in his eye, ''It would be hard to disprove reincarnation!'

I remember being intrigued by a magazine article about regression to past lives which I picked up in my mam wen's office. A woman had been experiencing recurring nightmares. She sought help from a hypnotist.

He regressed her to a past life in which she was murdered at the age of 20 in the Victorian age. The whole life sounded tragic. From the age of 5 she had been a street Arab in 1840s Liverpool.

Her name had been Sarah Williams, and at least one person was scared of the purple birthmark on her face, thinking it 'the mark of the Devil.'

Somehow it did sound like a real life - or at least it did to me - and the outpourings did contain real but obscure checkable facts - or so the writer said.

None of the other recounted regressions sounded very authentic but were interesting in different ways. For instance, one regressee ran two lives concurrently. In one he was a prim upright Royalist during the English Civil War who aspired to piety but struggled with repressed disbelief.

In his second life, he was a clever but uneducated eleven year old boy who lived near the Severn in Edwardian times. He had a crippled leg after an accident.

He prided himself on crudity and daring. He enjoyed blasphemy but had a sneaking fondness for religion which he tried to deny.

I felt it quite an eerie experience going over the Severn Bridge after that, knowing that was where the boy had lived. I was too young or too obtuse to see that this was not a case of real reincarnation.

The two personae were two sides of the same coin. They were of interest. They told you something about the regressed person's psyche.

I was quite convinced about the reality of reincarnation. The reason for it was that under regression, people could speak languages they couldn't normally speak.

When I was 18, our religious studies teacher began to speak of reincarnation and other explanations for apparently anachronistic memories. He said that some people thought ancestral memories could be transmitted through sperm.

This is of course entirely fanciful. He went on to speak of a woman who could remember being caught up in the pogrom in York in medieval times.

But if the person who owned the memory died violently as a child - and a female child I think - it wouldn't have been passed on to descendants through semen. He told another story to counterbalance this.

It was of an ordinary woman who had left school at 14 and worked as a cleaner. She was undereducated as working people were at that time, and developed no discernible intellectual curiosity later.

In old age, she was in hospital in a coma or persistent semi consciousness. She was muttering to herself constantly. Everyone thought it was gibberish.

Then the vicar came to visit the patient in the next bed. He recognised the muttering as something other than gibberish. The old woman was reciting the psalms in Hebrew.

This mystery was accounted for by everyone as a clear case of reincarnation. That's what they thought until they looked a bit closer at the old woman's present life. One of her first jobs as a skivvy had been in a house where a rabbi was teaching his sons the psalms in Hebrew.

But I did not totally give up my faith in regression as evidence of reincarnation until it became obvious that Paul McKenna could induce hypnotised subjects to speak languages they couldn't usually speak without regressing them to past lives.

After I had lost my faith, I met my real mother's sisters in Pembrokeshire. They were into every New Age fad going.

One of them had been regressed to two interesting past lives. In one she had been a Jewish boy who died in a concentration camp. In the other, she had been murdered by Jack the Ripper.

Dafydd ap Geler Thomas commented, ''And she still came back for more!'' I looked at one of her books on regression .A poor person was convinced she had been Joan of Arc in a previous life. She could remember being burnt at the stake.

But the regression revealed that she had been one of the victims of the
Salem witch craze. There was just one thing wrong with this - apart from the uncanny significance and interestingness of all the lives.

I had been an inveterate bookworm from childhood. I was sure the 'Book of Lists One' stated that not one of the Salem 'witches' had been burnt at the stake.

Some had been executed by other means such as being pressed to death or hanging, some may or may not have died in prison. Some were even released after the community had come to its senses.

None of the 'Pendle' witches were burnt either but simply hanged. Salem had been in an English colony, and England didn't go in for executing witches by burning except in the case of 'the witch of Eye.'

I didn't say anything. But caveat emptor. It's worth reading Marcus' book. It'll be instructive whether into his past life or his psyche in his present one.

But do be careful before volunteering to be regressed yourself. A white witch who has a byline as a regression hypnotist has cheated thousands of pounds out of my parents by claiming to have magical powers, and they are not the only people she has ripped off.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:56 pm    Post subject: lucidity Reply with quote

Hypnotherapy is shown to be good for pain management, for weight loss and for the relief of stress. Perhaps it works for other problems too. So go to Marcus as a patient and live a little if you like. You never really lose control.

I don't believe Marcus does regression, and that is the one thing I would have serious queries about. Regression to buried memories in this life are no longer relied upon in courts of law in the UK, and have probably caused havoc in the past.

As for regression to past lives, I have heard some that sounded authentic and others that were obviously just imagination, but just be a bit wary. I have a vague memory of a televised regression where someone remembered something bizarre. She had been a ten inch tall pixie in Liverpool in the nineteenth century.

The show's researchers diligently searched public records and the electoral roll. But disappointingly, they found no evidence of a ten inch high pixie living in Liverpool at the relevant time.

My adoptive father exclaimed in surprise, ''Duw, Duw, no evidence of it at all!'' He wasn't being sarcastic.

Either he was on autopilot and wasn't really concentrating on the show or he had some unrealistic expectations of life. I thought, ''Did you really expect them to find a ten inch high pixie living in Lime Street in the 1871 census?''

When I came home from school and told him what I'd learnt in a physics lesson, he said, ''If you believe that, you'll believe anything.''

If a troubled person with intrusive mental images goes to be regressed and is led to believe they are memories from past lives, that may be harmless or even comforting even if it isn't really accurate. But this procedure is not without dangers.

It cannot be unproblematic to encourage people who are already in emotional turmoil to bring to the surface what could be traumatic memories. And after all, they may be purely delusional.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ouch ... Are you sure this is wise ?

I am pleased to hear that he has launched into yet another project with his usual determination and energy and carried it out to the end but ...

... he can be very sensitive ... as can others ...

... on the other hand, news of the various directions in which members of the original 1984 group have gone off exploring in is intriguing ...

... & I can not see either how somebody's book can be advertised without mentioning the title of it or the name of the author ...

... Can you provide a link to this please ?

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http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mohican-Reborn-Simon-Marcus-Caines-ebook/dp/B00FLZV760

Mohican Reborn - by Simon Marcus Caines - Kindle Edition - £1.15

Mohican Reborn is a new age autobiography; it tells the powerful and moving story of Arion, a Native American Indian of the Mohican tribe. Arion is forced to become a man of two worlds when events set him on a journey from his vanishing homeland to 18th century Europe and a nation on the cusp of civil war.

An expert swordsman, Arion is entrenched in the politics of despair. Forced to choose between the woman he loves and the corruption he hates, he chooses the path of the sword and adventure. For him, the French Revolution is a turning point in his life. This story is based on the author's past life memories.

For readers who want to explore history from a new perspective.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mohican-Reborn-Simon-Marcus-Caines/dp/0992754836

Mohican Reborn - by Simon Marcus Caines - paperback £10 new £6.50 2nd

REVIEW by MODEST GODDESS

" I really enjoyed this story. I found it very engaging from the very first page and totally transported me to another time and place. I do not know about the historical accuracy detailed, but found the writing sympathetic and very revealing about life for Native Americans in the 18th century, in which I do know many of the abuses took place. This is an easy book to read and one I would agree with the previous reviewer. Find a quiet corner, make a cup of tea and snuggle down with a great read.


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can not help but fall about laughing : I missed all of this - how does Marcus do it ? ... He has always had a talent for promoting things to the press : more power to his projects !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTHd05NFTnI - Tribe Publishing - Simon Marcus Caines talks about Mohican Reborn

Published on Dec 10, 2013

Written as an autobiography with a difference, Mohican Reborn is the first release from Tribe Publishing that tells the powerful and moving story of the Simon's past life as Arion Lightfeather, a Native American Indian of the Mohican tribe. Arion is forced to become a man of two worlds when events set him on a journey from his vanishing homeland to 18th century France; a nation on the cusp of revolution.

Visit Simon's website at http://mohicanreborn.wordpress.com

[ I LIKE HIS PRESENTATION PAGE : I AM CURIOUS AS TO THE SYMBOLISM OF THE EAGLE BEARING A PACKAGE, WHICH IS NOT USED ON THE COVER.]



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http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/nurse-i-lived-before---7773611 ... 15 SEP 2014 ... BY DAVID OWENS

'I have lived before - as a Native American Indian called Arion'

Simon Marcus Caines has written a book about reincarnation and the vivid flashbacks he as had since childhood ... Throughout his younger years he experienced dreams and experiences about being somebody else. ... “I was getting what could be called flashbacks to a past life and dreams of having lived as someone else.” ... As his experiences deepened he quickly became aware that he had lived before – as a Native American Indian called Arion in the mid to late 18th century. ... Simon’s dad, who was from Guyana, had passed away when he was three years old, but his mother, an Austrian refugee who fled to the UK with her family to escape the Nazis, became his rock and sounding board, actively encouraging him to give voice to his experiences. ... “She was a creative spirit herself, she inspired me to write and introduced me to theology and philosophy. ... “One of two friends I did philosophise with, but only one or two. ...


[ AW - C'MON MARCUS ... RATHER MORE THAN TWO ! ]

... Mohican Reborn tells the remarkable story of Simon’s Native American alter ego, Arion, who witnesses the death and devastation brought about by the white settlers into the new world and finds adventure and danger in revolutionary France.” ... “He ended up in France at the time the French Revolution was about to kick off and he ends up being in Paris at the right time, or the wrong time, depending on how you look at when he witnesses the storming of the Bastille.” ... “Many people have experienced what I have. There are plenty of great names from history who believed in life after death – people such as Pythagoras, Goethe, Voltaire and Rudyard Kipling. ...“It’s particularly prevalent in Eastern philosophies and beliefs but not so prevalent in Western culture. ...And as for the reaction for his work colleagues when they learnt about his book? ...“When I spoke with colleagues they didn’t look at me like I was crazy when I mentioned reincarnation they thought it was an interesting subject. ... "

[ AND IF YOU THINK THAT THIS WEIRD THEN YOU JUST DO NOT WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE REST OF US HAVE GOT UP TO UNDER OUR OWN TRICOLOURED FLAGS ... ]



[ IS THAT " Y LLAW AGORED " BEHIND HIS BOOK ? ]

[ & NOTE THAT MARCUS HAS USED THE CORRECT ORDER OF RED-WHITE-BLUE ON THE COVER OF HIS BOOK - THE TRICOLOURE OF 1789-1794 ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_France
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 9:49 pm    Post subject: The Last of the Mohicans Reply with quote

Marcus is very sensitive. It has brought out a tactful side to me no one know I possessed. I am not going to share all my thoughts with the world.

To those about to dive into self discovery, I say: 'Go for it - but do be careful!'
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah - well, I am still fond of him - so I hope that he will enjoy the plug for his book ... I never did figure out his exact political stance but perhaps he is still working on it ? ... As we all ought to be.

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Subject: Fw: Simon Marcus Caines - Mohican Reborn

Dear

please do not take this too seriously - but it is a matter of curiosity to me that Marcus' reincarnation imagination involved a Republican theme ...

... have you ever considered writing any fiction based upon your actual experiences ( besides any memoirs ? ) to illustrate your ideas ?

This was an email* to an historian of old radical political movements ... not that The Cardiff Illuminati would be radical in his or your opinions ...

... just weird ...

... I have joked to myself that we were / are / ought to be like the concert party in " It Ain't Half Hot Mum ! " ... perhaps " We Ain't Half Wet Mum ? "

Well it is Wales ... you'll excuse me for borrowing from this to add a bit more to the thread ... I never realised that it began with an anti-British riot ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FR0uXP0Izo - It Ain't Half Hot Mum - Season 1 Episode 1 - " Meet The Gang " ( Repwblican lecture after 15.30 )

huh - 23.30+

hah - 27.30+

Regards,

dai repwblic

[ *THE EMAIL REFERRED TO IS PROBABLY TOO INTIMATE FOR THIS - BUT EXPLAINS HOW SIMON MARCUS CAINES FITS INTO OUR HISTORY THUS ]

" ... It was Marcus who introduced me to Dafydd and thus to " The Cardiff Illuminati " a few months after Abigail devised the idea. ... " [ i.e. in 1984 ]

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By the way - for those unfamiliar with the BBC's cringe-making comedies of our childhoods - this documentary about Perry & Croft's partnership turned up - for how they came to write IAHHM - see 18.50+

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W6pHo7JkpUY - Perry and Croft : Made in Britain | Season 1 Episode 1 | War & Peace

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It_Ain%27t_Half_Hot_Mum

[ ANOTHER SERIES WHICH THEY WROTE WAS " HI DI HI " - see 23.50+ in the Perry and Croft documentary - and cringe at Gladys Pugh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ZwNEte3Dw

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hi-de-Hi!
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