OK: I couldn’t leave this alone and to my surprise my quest led me to the website of someone I actually know! Incredible coinkidink. The site — Mark Macy’s — is linked at the end. Mark wrote the following, and has lots of interesting posts in his rich archives if you’re up for a ride.
BTW I’ve had visceral experiences of falling asleep in one life and waking up in another at that exact moment. Intriguing.
Also worth noting—we live in a quantum universe of infinite possible futures. I’m personally hoping to fast-track to a timeline that evolves at a faster pace than is laid out in Paul Dienach’s experience! ox Whitehawk
Life-Swapping: The Amazing Story and Prophecies of Paul Dienach
by Mark Macy
A teacher of humanities goes into a year-long coma in 1921, assumes life in one of his incarnations—a famous physics professor living in the year 3906—and then returns to his body a year later, in 1922… waking up not only with a crash-course understanding of physics, but with working knowledge of what will transpire on Earth during the next 2,000 years.
Sounds like a pitch for a good sci-fi novel… but it’s actually the true-life story of Swiss schoolteacher Paul Amadeus Dienach, who emerged from a state of protracted narcolepsy in 1922, and recorded all of his vivid recollections in a journal… which would later become a book, The Valley of the Roses.
Paul Dienach was teaching Greek Studies in Switzerland at the time of the incident. Here’s the backstory… or “frontstory?”…:
In 3906, famous physics professor Andreas Northam suffers a serious accident and has a near-death experience (NDE). When he awakens moments later, he speaks in an unknown tongue (presumably 20th-Century Swiss), he doesn’t recognize his family members, and he’s unable to sleep. He’s perpetually awake. Meanwhile, in 1921, schoolteacher Dienach falls into a coma and is perpetually asleep for a year, unable to wake up. Continue reading