by Athanasios Komianos
Of all the so called paranormal experiences the déjà vu feeling is the most common one. Seventy percent of all people have had this sense at least once in their lifetime. I have a question included in my intake interview. It goes like this: “have you ever experienced a paranormal experience?” Most of my clients are reacting negatively on this question as if their sanity is under questioning. Psychiatrists have a major contribution into this stigmatization of psychic experiences. Anyway, once this question is modified and becomes more specific, the reactions differ. I ask them, “Did you ever have the feeling of having seen something before, like the déjà vu?” then most of them react positively. That is the gateway to enter to the socalled paranormal. “Have you ever thought of someone who then suddenly called even though he had months to do so”, the answer is also positive into a lesser extent. Telepathy and other manifestations of the paranormal will be analyzed in other articles.
Déjà vu has though some variations. Déjà vécu is one of them and actually means “already lived through”. It seems that no better definition has ever occurred than the definition most often quoted in the déjà vu literature, namely that found in Charles Dickens’ 1850 book, David Copperfield:
“We have all some experience of a feeling, that comes over us occasionally, of what we are saying and doing having been said and done before, in a remote time of our having been surrounded, dim ages ago, by the same faces, objects, and circumstances of our knowing perfectly what will be said next, as if we suddenly remembered it”.
Another situation is the feeling of déjà senti meaning “already felt”, which is a mental rather than a physical sensation. Persons who undergo such an experience tend to describe it as a feeling or a state of mind, or a train of thought. You could think of it as the feeling of having just spoken, but realizing that you, in fact, didn’t utter a word.
In 1981, I was not yet 18 years old, when I visited the area of Colorado Springs in the US. When my company and I went for a walk into these wonderful formations that you can see in the picture and as I was approaching these wonderful rocks and the surrounding forest I fell into a sort of trance and I had a very strong feeling of familiarity, a sense that I had been there before. It was not a déjà vu feeling as we are used to say. Déjà vu comes from French and means “already seen”, but we use it in the sense of experiencing again an identical experience already felt. It may be confused with precognitive propensities or even with a time slip. What I felt in Colorado was another variation of déjà vu, the déjà visité a feeling that I had been there before. This feeling cannot be subtracted from my experiences; no one can take it away from me. I had never been there before, nor had my mother or father been there, but I knew wholeheartedly that I had been there before. I was in a trancelike situation for several hours after this happened my heart had been deeply moved. I knew that part of me that recalled the place was not the personality of Nassos. I started then realizing it must have been another part of myself that had this feeling. It took me more than twenty years to discover why I had these feelings. It was in my early days of my experimentation with my guinea pig, Mache, most of you know her rather well. The story is already reported in an article of mine on the origin of birthmarks and their relationship to wounds acquired in former lives. In that former life Mache was undergoing an initiation process of growing into adulthood as a male Indian. The Shaman was fiercely piercing the skin of the initiates with a burned wood to check if they are ready to face pain and be able to fight in war. It was a very intense session that I have described in that article. It was not until the WCRT4 in Kusadasi Turkey, that I was left speechless and in shock when Rich Stammler, told me bluntly that I was the Shaman that imposed these injuries on Mache’s former body. The thunderbolt lasted for quite some time. And Rich was right. When Mache once a little after this incident was watching a documentary on Colorado she told me: “that is the place where I grew up as an Indian”. Then my doubts subsided even more. I studied the history of the particular area and discovered that the Ute Indians were the ones living in this area and that when the Whites came in, they chased them away to the mountains where the Indians rushed to survive, exactly as described by Mache. Richard’s statement worked as a catalyst for me to realize that my déjà visité feeling in 1981 was directly connected to Mache’s arisen material in her regression. It was this shameful life of the Shaman’s betrayal of his tribe and his cooperation with the whites that was refusing to arise to my consciousness and was hiding all these years. Needless to say certain aspects of animosity and tensions between us had a lot to do with this former incarnation, even probably our separation as well. So the next time you have a déjà visité experience make sure to check it out…