Captain Robert Snow – Looking for Carroll Beckwith

A police captain named Captain Robert Snow could accurately describe the life of Carroll Beckwith, who lived in the nineteenth century. Captain Snow. In a past-life regression, Captain Snow experienced very clear life events that people who had lived in the past had. He said what he remembered was clearer than his daily life. He experienced events from several different people’s lives. One was the life experiences of a painter who created portraits in the nineteenth century. Captain Snow experienced 30 things from the artist’s lifetime.

The details were so specific and lifelike that he was determined to find out if there was an artist in the nineteenth century whose life details matched what he experienced. The most unusual detail was highly specific. This artist had painted a portrait of a hunchback woman (see right). During a trip to New Orleans with his wife, Snow chanced upon an art gallery and saw, to his great astonishment, the portrait of the hunchback woman he had seen in his past-life regression. He learned the artist was an early twentieth century portrait artist named Carroll Beckwith. Snow located information about the artist and verified all the details about Carroll Beckwith he had stated during his past-life regression:

  1. He painted a portrait of a hunchbacked woman.
  2. He painted portraits to make money but hated painting portraits.
  3. He went by the name “Jack.”
  4. He used a walking stick.
  5. His wife and he spent time in France.
  6. His wife could not have children.
  7. They were desperate for money. He argued with his wife about money.
  8. Despite their problems with money and inability to have children, their marriage was happy.
  9. He had an art studio with a bank of skylights and a row of windows.
  10. He once stayed at an estate with large gardens.
  11. A female relative died of a blood clot.
  12. He died in a large city with tall buildings in the fall of 1917.

Source: Robert Snow, Looking for Carroll Beckwith: The True Stories of a Detective’s Search for His Past Life (Daybreak Books, 1999).

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