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[The Veil] The Woman Who Lived Before-The Story of Dorothy Eady

Dorothy Eady’s tale truly begins after an accident that happened when she was three years old. A tumble down the stairs caused her to hit her head, which changed her life thereafter. Some reports say she experienced a near-death experience where other reports say Eady she only dealt with brain damage, but whatever the case may have been, she notably changed. With all the research I did on Dorothy, many sources mentioned that at the time they believed the brain injury caused her to have foreign accent syndrome.

From speech patterns to the begging of her parents to ‘take her home’ when she was, she never felt the same. When asked where home was she didn’t have an answer, but she did over time give more details of what ‘home’ looked like. She spoke of beautiful gardens. It wasn’t until she took a trip with her parents to the British Museum that her ‘home’ was finally revealed.

The exhibit had a picture of the temple of Seti I, father of Ramses the Great(the Ramses from the Bible). The young Eady ran to it and began talking about it being home. She began asking where the gardens had gone, where the trees had gone, and asking what had happened to it. Dorothy insisted she had lived there. Overjoyed she ran from room to room of the Egyptian exhibit kissing the feet of the statues and remarking ‘she was among her own people’.

Sadly, she could not read the hieroglyphics on the different statues and displays, and this caught the attention an Egyptologist named E.A. Wallace Budge who encouraged her to learn how to read them while her parents tried their best to calm her and discourage her to speak of ‘being amongst her people’, details of the temple, or having lived there.

Eady’s experience led to disturbing behavior. She began getting in trouble at church as she denounced Christianity and for others to embrace Egyptian paganism. They forced her to drop Catholic Mass despite her enjoyment of it. She claimed to enjoy it as it reminded her very much of the ‘old religion’.

As she aged, it behavior forced her parents to put her into a sanatorium when she refused to let go of her ‘delusions’ of this Egyptian life and her tales turned graphic as she spoke of sexual activities she had with Seti I. She also spoke of what some would consider nightmares. One example is a dream she described of having where the mummy of Seti I would engage in adult activities with her. Her time as a patient at the sanatorium would mark the end of her time in school. Despite no change in behavior, Eady’s parents continued trying to help their daughter by committing her over and over in sanatoriums.

Over time, she re-enrolled in school and continued her education. It was during this time she was able to work out clearer details and link her stories properly. Some of these details included her name, Bentreshyt. She told her parents how she had been abandoned at three years of age by her previous parents at the temple of Seti I at Abydos, that that was how she came to live there. She was a priestess of Isis and it was during her time as a priestess that she met Seti I. Eady even detailed how she had died. She claimed to have committed suicide in her past life to protect her lover. Being an Isis priestess, she was to remain a virgin, but had broken this vow.

I do feel it is important to add that during my research some sources I read claimed she had committed suicide after being tried and convicted being given the option of her punishment. Whether tried and convicted or willingly committing suicide to cover up the crimes of the pharaoh, she had died by her own hand.

Dorothy Eady’s story doesn’t end there. She met an Egyptian man named Emam Abdel Meguid and moved to Cairo, Egypt. She had a child with him and named him Sety after her past life’s lover and even changed her own name to Omm Sety. Her behavior became too much for her husband, who tried his best to help her, but when all attempts failed, he left.

She continued her life as a single mother and found work as a draftswoman with the national Department of Antiquities. Eady left this job while in her fifties when she was given the opportunity to work in Abydos, the location of the Seti I’s temple, her ‘home’.

Dorothy proved herself invaluable to the researchers there. She was able to prove many of her claims when the chief investigator took her to the temple to prove herself. He tested her by standing her in darkness, describing murals on different walls, and telling her to go where he described. She passed his test quickly. What made this even more special was these specific murals and locations had never been published. She would have not been able to study them beforehand.

Her life is one of great interest that has left many wondering if her stories were true, if reincarnation is real, and what other explanation could they be for someone having such details from a claimed previous life. Eady is featured in a 1982 National Geographic documentary entitled Egypt: Quest For Eternity.

The Blasphemer Series Mythos: Reincarnation

Reincarnation is a beautiful belief of a soul continuing on as another body with another life. Simply a soul carrying on beyond one life after death. The Hindus call this endless cycle the Samsara Cycle. This goes hand-in-hand with karma, which lasts over many lifetimes. BBC UK described it best below:

Karma is a Sanskrit word whose literal meaning is ‘action’. It refers to the law that every action has an equal reaction either immediately or at some point in the future. Good or virtuous actions, actions in harmony with dharma, will have good reactions or responses and bad actions, actions against dharma, will have the opposite effect.

In Hinduism karma operates not only in this lifetime but across lifetimes: the results of an action might only be experienced after the present life in a new life.

Hindus believe that human beings can create good or bad consequences for their actions and might reap the rewards of action in this life, in a future human rebirth or reap the rewards of action in a heavenly or hell realm in which the self is reborn for a period of time.

This process of reincarnation is called samsara, a continuous cycle in which the soul is reborn over and over again according to the law of action and reaction. At death many Hindus believe the soul is carried by a subtle body into a new physical body which can be a human or non-human form (an animal or divine being). The goal of liberation (moksha) is to make us free from this cycle of action and reaction, and from rebirth.

— BBC/UK

When I was young and exploring religions to see what suited my personal ethics and beliefs best, I came across Hinduism. The belief of living multiple lives gave me hope and helped strengthen my personality, but for all the benefits I saw, the idea of being ‘stuck’ was frightening. The idea of reincarnation being punishment is only one way to look at this. When I began writing The Blasphemer Series: Maxwell Demon, this concept came back to mind. One of the major character, Adele, is ‘stuck’ in this cycle as punishment for the crimes she committed in her first incarnation as Lilith/Adama, the first woman. When I dwelled upon this deeper, the implications that could come from this only grew and became complicated. Would she remember? Wouldn’t Maxwell, whom never died, ever have looked for her before this last incarnation? So many questions had to be answered, and I did in the book’s pages.

I cover some of her past lives in Maxwell Demon, from that of a solider to even a young child convicted of witchcraft (inspired by a true event). I even began writing a book just about her past lives that has yet to react to a publisher. There is something realistic and saddening about how Maxwell wouldn’t always find her in the entire world or would just too late. This book isn’t just her last life, last chance, but also his to help her.

Cycles are a theme throughout the series. How things or event people come and go cycling through people’s lives as they live them.

This is one of those subjects, reincarnation, I find so interesting. I recommend you doing your own research and reading/watching others telling their stories of this and learn about the different mysterious cases of reincarnation. We can find the cases of reincarnation from all over the globe. Some notable ones are that of Barbro Karlen who claims to be Anne Frank reborn to James Leininger who believed to be a WW2 fighter pilot. One interesting detail here I’d like to add Edgar Cayce, a famed American clairvoyant believed in reincarnation and even once announced he’d be reborn in the year 2020. I’ve reviewed his book The Sleeping Prophet on the site and also here.

The knowledge of rebirth
is the turning point
in the history of mankind.

—Friedrich Nietzsche

You can begin reading the series and check out more information by following the link: Down the rabbit hole

Is this interesting? Enjoying the series as it begins? Let me know! Is there something more you’d like to know? Let’s start a conversation.

28 DoBR: Maxwell Demon by L. Bachman

This book is a shameless plug, but it’s a book. Maxwell Demon is the first book in my series The Blasphemer Series. The synopsis is merely the squishing down summarizing of how deep this story goes. When writing it I cried, I laughed, and really enjoyed the process that, for most writers, is never seen, but if written right the readers can pick up emotionally. The reviews say I wrote it well, but I leave it up to you, the person that may pick up the novella, to determine if you enjoyed my writing style.

This book in my words is a story about a fallen angel that fell in love with the first woman, Lilith, and fought in the Clash of Angels, but on the wrong side. He didn’t accept his punishment, being sent to Hell and the mutilation of his wings, and found himself a way back to Earth. He learned that Lilith too was punished but with reincarnation forever to live and die until she learns why she was punished. He believes if he can find her and help her learn then he can prove redemption and forgiveness is possible, even for her.

His has found her many times, but always too late. He has seen the soulmate die many times and in many ways. This book is her last life recorded, he learns that she will be given no more lives and she will be doomed to Hell, the place for the truly unforgivable. Maxwell goes to Hell when she is kidnapped, he goes through a mythical fantasy realm full of fairies, talking trees, and mythical creatures, and Earth to help her.

It’s more of a dark fantasy story with horror elements than a horror piece. There are references to so many creatures, here’s a small list of them that are in this book and this series:

  • Angels
  • Demons
  • Vampires
  • Werewolves
  • Fallen Angels
  • Witches
  • Fairies
  • Talking Trees
  • Unicorns
  • Boogeyman
  • Ghosts/Spirits

Synopsis:

Maxwell, an angel who fell from Heaven for his part in the corruption of mankind walks a plane of uncertainty on Earth. He was unwilling to fully accept his damnation, so he set out on a mission to save the soul of the woman he loves, Lilith. Now, more than a millennium has passed, and this is his last chance to save her and prove that no one soul is beyond redemption. 
From the gates of Heaven to the fires of Hell he has traveled to save her. He is bound to her by his heart and he will face the ones he once called brothers to rescue her. He will complete this mission.

She is now known as Adele, with no remembrance of him, their love, her betrayal, and it is up to him to show her that her life is worth more than she could ever imagine. He rediscovers why he fell in love with her and along the way, wages war against Hells greatest demons to remind her.

Who is destined to die? Who is destined to live? Who is the real enemy? Is one soul worth the world?