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The Influence of Photos & Images on Past Life Memory Recall

I came across an artist’s blog where he paints and presents an accelerated film of his painting process, which is quite enjoyable to watch.  But there is something about his paintings that makes me always think about my First World War lifetime as a pilot.   None of his images that I have seen are of wartime imagery, so I am somewhat perplexed as to why I should think of that time so often when I watch his films of painting.  He has mentioned in some of his blogs about using a limited palette of color, but that would imply that I took an avid interest in painting during the war, which I kinda doubt I had time for.  It also makes me wonder if we had anyone on the airbases who painted.  This would be tough since supplies would be difficult to come by, at least I would think so.  But we did manage to get paint to color and decorate our planes so perhaps we had left some aside for more artistic purposes.

So this does bring up an important topic for people with past life recollections in that imagery or photos can have an influence on memory recall.  This kind of stimulus can reach inside of one and just pull to the surface all kinds of feelings, thoughts, and images as well.  And some of Liam Rainfords’s paintings do remind me of Europe even though I think his inspiration for topics are from his local area of residence which I believe is in Ireland.  He also does make a comment about one of his paintings looking like an area in the Netherlands, so perhaps there is something familiar about the scenery.  Please take a look at his work even if you don’t have an interest in my past life recollections.  His videos of his work are pure enjoyment to watch.  Liam Rainsford blog

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