That's not necessarily true. There are also people who claim to be servant's and middle class people as well. Also, using myself as an example, I didn't know who Ankhesenpa-aten/Ankhesenamun was when I felt connected to the name. I didn't bother looking her up until a year or two ago. I got the name from watching The Mummy, but I pronounced it Ankh-Sun-Amun, not like the way they pronounced it in the movie. So I don't "wish" that I was Ankhesenpaaten/Ankhesenamun in a past life, I just got this "vibe" from the name. It just so happens that she's a minor queen. Again I stress MINOR. She's neither that famous or important, so you can't say that I just "wish" to be her because she was. Yes, she was royal too, but she was hated by the court because of her parents, and only famous by her husband Tutankhamun. If you wanted to choose someone "good" to be in a past life, why not choose to be someone "perfect", like Nefertari? She was favored by Rameses II and loved by the people, had monuments dedicated to her. Don't make assuptions on what people believe on scarce evidence.
If it's a minor queen, somebody few people know, it's a little different. Stress: A little
different. But the simple fact of the matter is that many people who claim past lives are claiming people who were incredibly famous, recognizable people. One guy claims he was the man who built the Titanic. Tons of women claim to be Joan of Arc. I knew two people who claimed to be Tituba, and they got into an argument over it. And you know what? Many of these people truly
believe that they were these people. They get "vibes" from the names, too. They aren't all lying
, just as I don't think you
are "lying," I simply feel that most people who claim to be people you can find in textbooks were influenced through other means. I'm not saying you consciously
wish it, but nothing rules out the possibility that your mind is making it up.
Were you Ankhesenamun? If reincarnation happens, it could be a possibility. Famous people would be reincarnated too, and it would just be luck-of-the-draw that somebody got it right
Actually, I drew this for a comic a while back, it's too big for me to embed but I'll put a link. It shows how I feel:
Perhaps I'm biased. I don't believe reincarnation happens to people who don't believe in reincarnation, I believe that Egyptians who are put in tombs with the belief that they will have an afterlife much like their lives beforehand will have that
afterlife. But I'm still more willing to believe people who say they were lower-class people than those who claim to be kings, queens, and saints.
I never said that nobody
claims to be lower-class. I know a guy who says he was a German soldier in WWII. Not a general, not a hero, just a regular pissant soldier. So it's not that everybody is bluffing, it's that a great majority of people have expectations of themselves in past lives that I think are too high.