Today is the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 . . . sure to be a special event and a time to look back at all the great drivers who have raced there
Seventy years ago, in 1946, an Italian driver, once considered one of the greatest drivers in the world but who had fallen on hard times after developing an addiction to morphine
came to Indianapolis but failed to qualify for the 33 car field
his name was Achille Varzi . . . and (it is possible) he and I may have a lot in common
an interesting needle in a haystack kind of process, for sure . . . as the stories and images "come",
especially in relationship to PLACES or strings of events
the place itself always has a strong strong pull for me (what is called "karmic resonance") . . . certain locations just "light up"
and so I end up doing endless google searches, looking for certain "combinations" of elements . . . and since my peeps are obscure, always somehow leaving some small footnote in the history books -- or I would certainly never find them (at least not searching like this !!)
they are not too easy to find !!
sometimes I get lucky and see something and the thing I see "lights up" so I look more deeply in that particular pile
once I find a potential match, then I look at the photos . . . does this person look like me; because if they don't, I reject them
and, if the stories have all the bizarre bits and pieces and the face goes together, then I have to find their birth date and do an astrology matching
all these disparate elements must come together first . . . and based on all these variables, I have 6 potential past life "candidates"
one of them is this man; his name was Achille Varzi and he was a race car driver in the 1920's, 1930's and 1940's . . . a famous (at the time) Grand Prix driver from Italy, briefly the highest paid athlete in the world
who stole his team mate's wife, a sleek Germanic blonde, and she then turned him onto morphine and well morphine addiction and super fast cars are not typically good bed fellows
and so the highest paid athlete in the world destroyed his career and there you go (just as I have often done myself; sex and love are intoxicating brews, don't you know) . . . there are also many elements of Varzi's personality that seem to vibe with me, in many ways
elegant, slightly aloof, ruthless when he wanted something, a magnet for women and uncompromising
and, of course, emotional and self-destructive even as he forged a career in which he was seen as cool calm and collected in an arena in which most were not
presented 4 more "Centenary" models!
The four new cars are part of the Bugatti's centenary celebrations, and pay tribute to four
legendary Bugatti drivers who drove the Type 35 racing car prior to World War II.
These include French driver Jean-Pierre Wimille, Italian driver Achille Varzi,
English driver Malcolm Campbell and German driver Hermann Zu Leininger.
and, on top of that, the astological markers are crazy off the chain inter-aspected . . . off the chain close !!!!
. . with so many exact inter-aspects
soul mates for sure . . . plus, one could build a strong case that we have more than a passing physical resemblance to one another
but why a race driver from the 1920's?
a few years back I started "channeling" (there is simply nothing else to call it) a book about past life "splits"
and in that book, William (the dapper little dude in cream-colored suits and spats who "dictated it")
said the following (and right hand paths and left hand paths I realize make no sense without reading the rationale "he presents"), in regards to my past life "History":
~ For you, your spirit path is one of extremes; the left path typified by a life as a German Military Attache in the 1930’s or a racing car driver in the 1920’s; the right hand path typified by your life as the Russian poet, killed in the War, or so many lifetimes as a monk or spiritual acolyte.
In this life, you are leading the Right Hand Path, but you have chosen to allow the left hand path to “bleed” in to your consciousness.
As such, you are a Right Primary, with a Secondary Left. This often is the path of a schizophrenic or a Holy Man. It is not the path of one “steeped in tradition”.
. . . I spent several years looking for people to "fit" that decription and these are the candidates I believe "may fit" (and I went through several others as possibilities before stumbling onto these two)
. . . the German military attache: Baron "Hajo" von Hadeln, a personal adjutant in the 1930's and son-in-law of a German Ambassador
and the racing driver -- Achille Varzi, for a time a champion Italian driver who became a morphine addict and derailed his career
yeah . . . complicated, I know
An interesting parallel, too, with Adrienne Ames, who was born on August 3, 1903 and died May 31, 1947
Both were born in the same week in August, one year apart, and each lived to age 43
Adrienne Ames (August 3, 1903 - May 31, 1947): 43 years, 9 months, 28 days
Achille Varzi (August 8, 1904 - July 1, 1948): 43 years, 10 months, 23 days
strange, huh !!
but these photos ??
they fuck with ya, just a little :)