13. vakayi okuduktan sonra biraz arastirma yapmak istedim cunku denegin soyledigi tarih yakin bir tarih oldugu icin belki bilgi bulabilirim diye dusundum.(1880li yillar,yer Oklahoma)Buldugum bilgi kitabin dogrulugu hakkinda biraz moralimi bozdu acikcasi.aynen kopyaliyorum.spoiler icerir.
Can Genealogical Research Prove/Disprove Details of a Past Life Regression?
SUMMARY: This post details my attempts to use genealogical research methods to verify a past life regression as reported in the book "Journey of Souls" by Dr. Michael Newton.
Case: In Chapter Five of Newton's book, just prior to Case 13, we find the following:
[T]his subject had experienced a recent series of male lives, culminating with a short life as a prosecuting attorney called Ross Feldon in the state of Oklahoma during the 1880s. As Ross, my client had committed suicide at age thirty-three in a hotel room by shooting himself in the head. Ross was in despair over the direction his life had taken as a courtroom prosecutor.
While these details were vague, I knew by my eleven years worth of experience in genealogy research that if this person did indeed exist, documentary proof would likely be found of them, their professional life, or their death.
CONCLUSION: After a reasonably exhaustive search of a rather robust selection of primary resources, no person resembling Ross Feldon was found. In my opinion, either this person never existed, or there are substantial details about the individual (name, location, time frame) that are incorrect.
In my experience, it can be very hard to find an individual of which you know very little, but the amount of information given in this past life regression should have been enough to locate this man if he ever existed. While it is true that he lived on the far western frontier at the time, his supposed work as a prosecuting attorney would have made him a very important person in the small-town social and professional scenes in and around the Indian Territory.
The most damning lack of evidence, therefore, is the absence of any newspaper articles detailing the suicide of this man. The suicide of a prosecuting attorney would be tantalizing news even today, and more so back in the 1880s/1890s. Even without the suicide, as a prosecutor, he would have been a notable figure in a part of the country that had become notorious in the public consciousness for its lawlessness and crime. I would expect a story like this to have been carried widely across the local area, and even to be carried nationally, particularly as agitation to open the Oklahoma-areas of the Indian Territory to white settlement was intense, and the area was a "hot topic" in newspapers of the day.