Bill BarnesWELCOME
Welcome to my website! My name is William C. Barnes, but most people know me as Bill.  I started this website to add a beacon of hope to those with spiritual issues.  We live in such a fast-paced world that often we look past our reason for being on planet Earth, because we’re busy making a living, raising kids and trying to make ends meet. We forget that we are here to learn about ourselves and our true purpose, which is to learn to become more aware as to how to best serve God.  We are all infinite spirits living in temporary shells in a three-dimensional world.  Some day, by whatever means, we throw off that shell and move on into another one; or we go to the spirit domain to review our lives before taking on another shell.

THE PURPOSE OF THIS SITE
The purpose of this website IS NOT to somehow glorify myself as the reincarnation of Thomas Andrews, Titanic’s builder. Rather it is to prove that REINCARNATION IS A FACT!

Too often in the 26 years since I first published, I have faced criticism for a claim I never wanted. I have been subjected to people who will not listen to that fact. Rather, they have plied me with trivia about Titanic and history, thinking I can somehow prove my case. Even my publisher pushed the book Thomas Andrews: Voyage Into History (now out of print) as biography, rather than as a means to investigate the reincarnation phenomenon. No one seemed to get that. Like I said, not even my publisher.

I have since rebranded my book: Thomas Andrews: A Past-Life Memory as paranormal, after the death of Dr. Linda Nathanson and gaining the publishing rights. It is on sale in the compartment labelled Bookstore.

My memories of Tommie are based on subjective recollections that I call “situational recall”. That is, certain flashbacks that are stimulated by sounds, smells, or emotionally charged situations that I think mirror what Andrews was experiencing during Titanic’s construction. An example might be an argument with my present-life boss that sends me thinking about arguments with J. Bruce Ismay.

Another “recall” I have that is emotionally charged is that of realizing that J. Bruce Ismay gave the binoculars away to members of the Board of Trade during Titanic’s trials and failed to tell anyone. Tommie’s first job at Harland and Wolfe was as a joiner and then a cabinet maker. Surely, he or anyone else of the Guarantee Group aboard Titanic could have opened a cabinet with no key. So the excuse that someone left Titanic without giving the key to the binocular cabinet is not only false, it is illogical.

My “recall” of Tommie’s life reflects his emotional responses mostly to the Titanic’s build and of her last days/hours aboard her. One specific memory is that of assessing Titanic’s damage and concluding that the Titanic bounced off the iceberg between the third and fourth compartments, causing her to “rattle to death”. If you look at the proceeding pages, you will see that I spent a lot of time and effort “proving” this memory.

Were it not for the help of one Dr. John Willcox, a physicist working at John Hopkins University in Pennsylvania, I would never have been able to construct a computer model of the above memory. That modelling considered the steel of that day and the deck and hull framing design. We concluded, by the way, that had there been three rows of rivets on the plates below the waterline, Titanic would have suffered less damage. I have even found references in literature of the time, to a rivetted ship shaking and vibrating under stress and losing her rivets. See the compartment marked Kipling.

I have done my due diligence. Therefore, it is my intent that you DO NOT see me as Thomas Andrews come back to life, but rather as proof that reincarnation is a fact! Those who walked my path with me (doctors, psychologists, naval architects, regression therapists, a long-suffering wife), know that I do not mean to set myself up as some sort of historical demigod; rather, I have been troubled since childhood with visions and flashbacks.

Many times, I have woken up in a sweat reliving the last two hours of a man’s life as he experienced grief, horror, anger, and regret. I don’t wish that on anyone, but there you have it.

I do not need to, nor CAN I really prove whose life I recall. I cannot make you believe me, and I am fine with that. Rather, I have tried to give (what I believe to be) Tommie’s perspective on Titanic’s life and death. It has been a lifelong “voyage” that I have had to endure. I have a life outside of this circumstance. I have been an opera singer, a teacher, a federal employee; a husband. I do not need this in my life, but here it is! I ask that you consider this as you peruse my website. Welcome aboard.

PAST-LIFE MEMORIES
I have noticed that people who come back within a century of death seem to have issues about remembering their past-lives to the point that it interferes with their present life.  I am one such person.  I was born only 41 years to the day of Titanic hitting the iceberg. I must tell you that given the strength of my memories, it has not been a pleasant experience! I have had to deal with issues in that life as well as present life issues, plus suffer the humiliation heaped upon me after I “went public”;  I write about that experience on a later page.

CHILDREN WITH PAST-LIFE MEMORIES
Because of my experience, I am particularly interested in children who, like me, have memories right from the start.  Most children do “grow out” of it, but there are those who are so wrapped up in their memories that it affects their childhood.  I am making myself available to parents of children with such issues.

But let me make something clear.  There is not a ghost inside your child and he/she is not demonically possessed! Their memories are as true and strong as memories in their present life.  Adults need to recognize this.  The child is remembering something because it is fully present in their lives and needs to be dealt with.

SPIRITUAL EXPLORATORY AUTHOR
As a Spiritual Exploratory Author, I look for the workings of Spirit in all things.  My literary work concentrates on aspects of spirituality.  For example, the character in one book states that life has given him no choices and life continues to give him things he does not choose until he finally learns what choice really means.  It is not so simple a lesson as one might think.

BLOG
Then there is my BLOG. In it I celebrate life.  I created it to share the spiritual, the paranormal, and stories from my life. I also have a category for pets.  They are spiritual in their own right.  You will find humor, pathos, and (I hope) wisdom. I invite you most heartily to participate in my blog.  It (after all) is written for you! And speaking of you, I'd be delighted to have your comments on my BLOG.

There’s one last thing. When you go to my blog entrance above, the ship’s horn you hear is actually Titanic’s. It was recovered from the debris field, refurbished and recorded. Now there’s authenticity for you!

Well, I’ve expounded enough for now.  Please feel welcome to check all the pages in my website and come back every few weeks. So I can best serve you, my site will continue to be a work in progress.

William C. Barnes, CHT

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