Experience Yogananda’s Past Life in France

Are you inspired by Paramhansa Yogananda? Have you enjoyed his Autobiography of a Yogi and other writings? If so, you may have visited his sites in California and in India. But—did you know that there are shrines in Europe where Yogananda’s blessings can be felt? And those of his great guru, Sri Yukteswar? It’s true! I’ve felt those blessings. And so have a select few who knew where to go. It all has to do with something Yogananda told his close disciples. The great yoga master said that, in a past life, he had been a Norman duke and British king. . . .

“[Paramhansa Yogananda] told us that, in a former incarnation, he had been William
the Conqueror.” —from Conversations with Yogananda by Swami Kriyananda

He also said that Sri Yukteswar had incarnated as William’s spiritual advisor, Lanfranc.

Powerful Blessings

When I heard about this, I was fascinated. My wife and I traveled to Normandy to visit places made famous by William and Lanfranc. We were overwhelmed by the powerful blessings we experienced there. And we would like to share those blessings with you. Many of these sites are only an hour or two by train from Paris. I encourage you to go there and meditate. Take that trip to France you’ve been dreaming about—and experience Yogananda’s blessings at the same time! To help you plan and make your Normandy pilgrimage, I have written this guidebook, filled with hundreds of tidbits that will enrich your pilgrimage experience.

Inside you’ll find

  • Firsthand descriptions of the most inspiring William the Conqueror sites in Normandy
  • Directions on how to get there, and site accessibility breakdown by train or car
  • Maps with William sites highlighted, and diagrams of important sites
  • Brief history lessons that enhance your appreciation of each site
  • Travel diary excerpts—to give you a sense of what you might experience
  • Photographs of William’s castles, his tomb, his birthplace . . . and much more!

Richard Salva

Richard Salva is a 35-year expert on reincarnation and yoga philosophy, and has lectured in the United States and in Europe. He has appeared on television and NPR, Clear Channel, and CBS radio. He recently addressed the annual conference of the International Association for Past-Life Regression Research and Therapies. He is a longtime member and minister of Ananda Sangha.

Richard's books, published by Crystal Clarity Publishers, include The Reincarnation of Abraham Lincoln (an in-depth historical study of reincarnation, based on a statement by Paramhansa Yogananda—that Abraham Lincoln had been an advanced Himalayan yogi in a past life, and that he was reborn as the great aviator, Charles Lindbergh) and Walking with William of Normandy (a pilgrimage guide to the Normandy sites of William the Conqueror, who was Yogananda in a past life).