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The Reincarnation of the Daughters of the Great Chief Powhatan

Would you say a million to one? Probably a few more millions than that! What am I talking about you ask? The 2500 reincarnation or past-life readings of the legendary American mystic, Edgar Cayce, include actual readings for FOUR of the reincarnated daughters of Chief Powhatan, and none of them can be regarded conclusively as his most famous daughter, Pocahontas. Here are their stories.


"27. Before this the entity was in the land of the present sojourn, in the land of the present nativity; in that period when there were the early settlings in the land. 28. The entity then was a princess, of the household of those that were in authority over all of the league of the peoples of the land during that experience; and thus closely in associations and in companionships with those that became the founders of the land of the present nativity. 29. Hence we find, as the daughter - the second daughter of Powhatan, bringing into the experience much that made for material and mental advancement; not only for self and for its own peoples but for all of the nations. 30. For the whole history, from the material angle, was changed by the activities of the entity much more than by that entity who so far as history is concerned set the change. 31. Then in the name Night Bird, the entity gained. For through those associations, those activities, those things pertaining to the formation of governmental activities as related to state, as related to the social life, all were a portion of the entity's activity and experience." [Reading 1506-1]


"12. Before this (that influences the entity in the early portion of the development in this particular experience or environ) we find the entity was in the present land of nativity, adjoining those influences [DS: souls] in which the entity came into this present activity. For the entity then was among those people that inhabited the land when there were the settlings of the English in the land; being then a daughter of the Chief of those people that made peace with those in and about Williamsburg, Jamestown, and the adjoining lands; and was a Princess then, in the name Ptheula (if it were translated into English letters, or pronounced Patahala ). Its meaning was that it made for the closer relationships with those over whom and with whom the Chief ruled; or peace among the brethren. 13. ... being thrown much with those peoples with whom peace was made, brought then much of strength to her own peoples, as well as to those of the settlements ... 34. (Q) To what tribe did she belong, or who was the Chief, in the one just before this? (A) Powhatan. [324-5]


Young Miss 324's grandfather, Mr. 289, asked about their past lives together.

"51. (Q) Give associations with my granddaughter, [324], who was a daughter of Indian Chief Powhatan? and why was she part white? (A) She was a part of a group that had been taken hostage, and thus the associations brought about such relationships. In the latter portion, we find, when there were the preparations for the sending of this entity to England, there were the periods of disturbance. A close friendship throughout that period." [289-9]

Mr. 289's reading also indicated that he had been one of the early settlers in the area, [by the name of Amos Scott, [DS: and had] "... the close associations with the Indian chief, ...". [289-9]


"16. Before this the entity was in the land of the present nativity, among the peoples of this particular land when there were the incomings of others that made the greater changes that were coming about ... 17. The entity then was a princess of the tribes of Powhatan, chief of many nations. Then in the name Narwaua (or Nancen), the entity made for the closer relationships with the peoples that came to that particular portion of the entity's sojourning or abiding. And aid, help and strength came to the entity, and to those about the entity; not only in the healings but in how there was the use of those things from the field, the forest, the ground, the air, and their combinations, that might make for the changing or the meeting of the various experiences in health, accident, or in the expressions of same in the bodies of men. Not as a medicine man, but rather as one that aided in the gathering of the herbs of the field and the forest for the use of those things pertaining to the healing arts." [884-1]


"3. In the experiences as we find, that in the one previous to this has in the PRESENT that of the greater influence upon the entity in the present. ... for the entity then the Princess to Powhatan's peoples in Virginia, and the name Rising Star, and a half-sister then of that NOTED one Pocahontas. ... 10. In the one before this in this present land, and among those peoples that were found in the land by the first settlers. The entity then a Princess to those peoples, yet - as was termed - one possessed with those visions that came from the waters, as were from the moon and the stars, and howling of dogs as came about, ... The entity then became the companion of one of the settlers that came in, later in middle life, ..." [543-11]

Rising Star's companion here was apparently one John Bainbridge, a previous incarnation of Edgar Cayce.


You have been briefly introduced to four of Chief Powhatan's daughters. There is some speculation that Ptheula, mentioned above, was the Powhatan daughter that became famous as Pocahontas, because of the reference in 289-9 to her being sent to England, but there is no solid proof to back up the speculation. The historical records on Pocahontas show that she did indeed go to England in 1616 and was received there with great fanfare, but more about that a little later. First, we shall introduce you to two significant men in Pocahontas' life, other than Chief Powhatan.


"9. Before this the entity was in that period, in and about the present land of nativity, when there were the first settlings in the land. 10. The entity then was that one who came to the land, termed or called (though, as may be seen from history, it was not his name) John Smith." [415-1]

Captain John Smith was a sea-faring adventurer and prolific writer whose accounts of the early American settlers and their Native American friends and enemies have provided historians with invaluable records of the early 1600's, but the stories of Pocahontas and John Smith have become rather embellished over the past 400 years. Apparently a young, teenage Pocahontas did save John Smith's life, but the rest of the story may be more fiction than fact. I will leave you with the chore of researching the true history if you are so inclined.


Seven or eight years after Pocahontas rescued John Smith from imminent death, she did marry, in 1614 and with the consent of Powhatan, an English settler by the name of John Rolfe.

"9. In the one then before this we find in that land of the present nativity, and during that period when there was the settling of the land in and about that now known as Virginia - or virgin land. The entity then among those peoples who settled in the land, and among those of the nobles of the land, and one who sacrificed self - in some manners and respects; for the entity was in the name Rolfe. In this experience the entity gained through the experience, and the name, the accomplishments of the entity - as a member of the council in the period - may YET be seen, be known." [2661-1]

In 1616, John Rolfe, with Pocahontas and their son Thomas, sailed to England where Pocahontas was received as a royal princess. Unfortunately, a year later at the beginning of their return trip to America, Pocahontas took ill and died. She was buried at Gravesend, England.


I suspect that you now know a little more about the daughters of Chief Powhatan than you likely did before you began to read this article. I hope you consider our journey together worthwhile.

© Doug Simpson 2016.

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Doug Simpson is a retired high school teacher who has turned his talents to writing. His first novel, a spiritual mystery, was published in the United States in October of 2012 by 5 Prince Publishing as Soul Awakening, Book I of the Dacque Chronicles. For further details visit them at http://5princebooks.com/. Soul Rescue, Book II of the Dacque Chronicles was published in November of 2012, Soul Mind, Book III of the Dacque Chronicles was published in January of 2013, and Soul Connections, Book IV of the Dacque Chronicles was published in April of 2013. Doug’s first nonfiction book, titled The Soul of Jesus, was published by 5 Prince Publishing in January of 2014. In March of 2014, it earned recognition as a #1 Bestseller on Amazon, USA. Abandoned Soul, Book V of the Dacque Chronicles was published on January 7, 2016. Doug’s second nonfiction book titled We Lived in Atlantis, This Is Our Story was published in October of 2016 followed in November by a novel titled The Déjà Vu House. All books are available in print and eBook format through most bookstores around the world. His magazine and website articles have been published in 2010 to the present in Australia, Canada, France, India, Mexico, Russia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States. His articles can be accessed through his website at http://dougsimpsonauthor.com/ .