Strictly Past Life
’A Pope From Calgary
by Michael Judd
About twenty five years ago at one of my Wednesday night drop-in evenings, one of the regular attendees brought her young nephew to the meeting. He was in his early twenties and I believe he lived in Calgary. The evening started with a group regression and relaxation session. It was very evident that this young man was a deep somnambulist. We decided that I would do an individual regression with him. I also decided to give him a suggestion that he would not recall or be aware of anything while he was reliving the events of a past life. I did this to ensure that his conscious mind was completely set aside. I recorded the session so that he could listen to it afterwards. What unfolded was quite amazing.
This young man from Calgary was born in Canada, had a normal Canadian accent, and was a Protestant, but not particularly religious. He went back to being a Pope during the 10th to 12th Century. As close as I can determine, he may have been Pope St. Gregory VII. He spoke with an Italian accent and his breathing was extremely labored. It turns out that he ( the Pope) suffered from TB. He said that his physicians called it the “black devil” in his lungs. It is interesting that when I took him to a point before he became Pope, his breathing was normal.
When moved him to a point before he became Pope, he was on a Crusade to Constantinople (Istanbul) with the Brits. There he told me that he had learned some Arabic. I asked him to say something in Arabic which he did. What he said in Arabic was, “There is but one God and his name is Allah and Mohamed is his Prophet. This is blaspheme!” I later verified that what he had said was Arabic.
Click here for an exerpt of his Arabic.
Achieving success with having this young man speak a language that he could not speak in his present life, I decided to see if he was able to speak any Latin. I moved him to a time just after he had been ordained as Pope. I asked him if he addressed the people and he said no I all he do is give a blessing. When asked, he gave the blessing in Latin. This too I had verified.
Click here for an exerpt of his Latin.
I asked him about the many duties he had to perform as Pope. One of the duties was to make judgments on land disputes. “Are you infallible?”, I asked. Unfortunately, this doctrine was defined dogmatically until the First Vatican Council of 1870, long after Pope Gregory’s reign. I was not aware of this at the time. Because his conscious and unconscious mind was aware of the concept, he answered as follows: “In so far as I decide what is and what is not within the church, I suppose I am infallible and in so far as I do not decide what is and what is not in the eyes of God, I suppose I am fallible - accountable.” He was able to incorporate the notion of infallibility into his frame of reference even though it was not part of the Catholic dogma at the time of Gregory VII. This inconsistency was a result of a mistake I made and to avoid any cognitive dissonance, he incorporated the idea of infallibility into his response.
At another time in the life of Gregory, I discovered that there was a planned meeting with the Patriarch of the Eastern Church. I asked him when he was meeting with this person. His answer was, “He meets with me.” When asked if he held much hope for a resolution of their differences, he said, “Yes, if he changes.”
The final scene was when I took him just beyond his death. I said to him, “Look down, can you see your body?” He answered, “I do not see that which I have my awareness in, but I see something that resembles me.” It was interesting that just prior to his death, his breathing was extremely labored, but after his death his breathing was quite normal. When asked if he had a good life, he answered, “I had an eventful life I suppose, whether it was good or bad remains to be seen.”
There were several interesting features to this regression. Most prominent was the fact that he spoke both Latin and Arabic during the regression; but he could not speak them in this life, and as best as I could determine, had not been exposed to those languages in this life. Further, his accent and pronunciation of Italian places was that of a native Italian. The phrasing he used in response to questions asked was certainly not what one would expect from a 20+ year old man from Calgary. Finally, the change in his breathing (before and after contracting TB) was dramatic. I have included two short audios - one of him speaking Latin and the other of him speaking Arabic. Unfortunately, the quality is not good as I did not have good recording equipment at that time
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