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Someone Else's Yesterday: The Confederate General and Connecticut Yankee: A past Life Revealed Paperback – April 15, 2003
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"Learn how one of America's greatest battlefield heroes has returned to life as a warrior for peace." -- Walter Semkiw, M.D. M.P.H.
"New possibilities for validating the reincarnation hypothesis and for conducting further research. This book is a milestone." -- Jeffrey Mishlove, Ph.D., host of "Thinking Allowed," national public television series
About the Author
After returning to Westport, Keene joined the town's fire department in 1976. In his twenty-seven years in the fire service, Keene studied Fire Science at Norwalk State Technical College and attended Delaware State Fire School, where he progressed to the Fire Instructor level. Jeffrey Keene is a decorated firefighter and presently an Assistant Fire Chief with the Westport, Connecticut Fire Department.
One of the state's first Hazardous Materials Technicians, he also developed a Mock Crash Program to educate local high school students on the dangers of drinking and driving, gaining recognition for his efforts from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).
An accomplished Civil War researcher and speaker (having visited most of the major battle sites in the North and South), he has lectured on Civil War topics to groups ranging from elementary students to peer experts. His story was featured on the Arts and Entertainment Network's documentary "Beyond Death" and Uri Geller's Talk America Radio show, "Parascience and Beyond." Mr. Keene makes a strong case for reincarnation in Someone Else's Yesterday. Through years of research and travel, he has amassed compelling evidence of a former life during the American Civil War--that of Confederate General John B. Gordon. Keene resides with his wife Anna in Trumbull, Connecticut; he has two children and three stepchildren.
Top Customer Reviews
Keene's fascination began as he had a very strange experience while visiting a battlefield at Antietam, coincidently, the very same battlefield on which General Gordon was wounded. Shortly thereafter, a chance meeting with a psychic at a party, led him to further delve into the Civil War past and his connection with General Gordon.
Not only are the pictures of both Keene and Gordon incredibly and uncannily striking, but the fact that they both share the same six placement of scars on their bodies just adds that much more credibility to the entire story. Keene presents such compelling evidence, that one comes away with wonderment. Even parallels with their writing styles is pretty incredible!
Dr. Brian Weiss, in his books on past lives, also stated as does Jeffrey Keene stated, that soul groups tend to reincarnate in groups, and that it is not uncommon to find members of the same family as well as close friends, together over multiple life times. Ironically, or maybe not - several of the men in Keene's department, also share incredible striking resemblances to other confederate men who were with General Gordon during the Civil War.
The author has done a thorough job researching General John B. Gordon, tracing his lineage as a boy growing up in Georgia, all the way through his death in 1904.Read more ›
Jeffrey Keene did not go searching for this experience. In fact, he was skeptical at first. He makes it clear that he did not undergo hypnotic regression (which he distrusts) but rather, the memories came to him in various spontaneous ways, beginning with a strange familiarity at the sight of a battlefield. As he describes his visits to battlefields, graveyards, and other sites, he provides the reader with well-researched historical detail. In my case, that's a good thing, since I am a not a Civil War buff and would not have made the past-life connections without the background info.
Most impressive is the uncanny physical resemblance between Keene in this life, and General Gordon in the past life. (Click on the cover photo here for an enlarged version to see for yourself.) Genetically, he is no relation to the General, but, as researchers lke Ian Stevenson have demonstrated, the soul often does re-create physical characteristics in the new body. Additional look-alike sets of photos are inside the book itself. Keene also includes some photos of firefighters he has worked with in this life, who bear a strong resemblance to Civil War figures he might have known in the past life. All in all, it's a well-written book and a very good read.
As I sat in my office several years ago with my own memories, along with matching pictures of over 25 people I had spontaneously recognized; I thought I was the only one who'd ever had this kind of experience. A few minutes later, after a coincidental phone call from a friend, I ran across a picture of Jeff Keene on the internet - and was very relieved to find out that I was not alone, after all.
For those not familiar with past lives, Someone Else's Yesterday is a compelling account of the discovery of reincarnation (as well as the resulting spiritual insights) from an incredibly honest and down-to-earth person - a person who could be anyone; your father, uncle, brother, or friend. For those more familiar with reincarnation, Jeff's story offers some of the most convincing physical proof ever published. And for those who've had their own past life or other extraordinary experience, Jeff's book may give you the courage and inspiration to speak about it, and maybe even tell others.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a fascinating read about a man
discovering a past life and the truth of human existence. The truth is that we are reincarnating spiritual beings. Read more
Satated out great but rapidly became repetitive and sort of boringPublished 2 months ago by Spock41
Wonderful tale of discovery on the part of an individual coming to the realization that he had been a soldier in the civil war!Published 17 months ago by Hal Taylor
I have been researching for many years my own past life as a soldier in the 1st Long Island Infantry and in the 3rd New Jersey Cavalry of the Union Army. Read morePublished 21 months ago by gregory george
Jeffrey Keene's book on his discovery of a past-life is worth reading no matter what your beliefs are about the afterlife. Read morePublished on July 4, 2013 by Carol M. Taylor
It is an interesting book, but mostly about his feelings. If you believe in reincarnation already, it is convincing. Otherwise it is just a story. Read morePublished on January 18, 2013 by Janet Tien
Jeffrey Keene's fascinating book, Someone Else's Yesterday takes a look at his spontaneous recollection of his past life as Civil War General John B. Gordon. Read morePublished on May 15, 2010 by Karen Frazier
"Not yet" was the order given by Colonel John B. Gordon in the Sunken Road to the 6th Alabama soldiers under his command on September 17, 1862. Read morePublished on September 6, 2008 by Carolyn Hughes