Connection after death (Wassily Kandinsky – David Paladin).

I decided to reblog this old post to introduce this extraordinary true story to new followers and guests.
I would be very happy if anyone suggested explanation of all events.

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Yesterday I published a post about life and quotes of Wassily Kandinsky.
If you missed it please read it now HERE.
Then read an incredible but true story below.
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Wassily Kandinsky, the great Russian painter, died on December 13, 1944 in Neuilly sur-Seine. At the same time in a German concentration camp of hunger and torture was dying American soldier David Paladin, white-skinned son of a missionary and Navajo Indian …
David Paladin was born in 1926. He spent his early years on the Navajo reservation near Chinle, Arizona. From an early childhood the boy showed violent temper. He kept running away from his family and soon found himself in a penal colony in Oklahoma.
With great difficulty he learned cartography. In this specialty he was drafted into the army. In Europe he was wounded and ended up in a German concentration camp, where experienced all the horrors of imprisonment.

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Connection after death (Wassily Kandinsky – David Paladin).

Yesterday I published a post about life and quotes of Wassily Kandinsky.
If you missed it please read it now HERE.
Then read an incredible but true story below.
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Wassily Kandinsky, the great Russian painter, died on December 13, 1944 in Neuilly sur-Seine. At the same time in a German concentration camp of hunger and torture was dying American soldier David Paladin, white-skinned son of a missionary and Navajo Indian …
David Paladin was born in 1926. He spent his early years on the Navajo reservation near Chinle, Arizona. From an early childhood the boy showed violent temper. He kept running away from his family and soon found himself in a penal colony in Oklahoma.
With great difficulty he learned cartography. In this specialty he was drafted into the army. In Europe he was wounded and ended up in a German concentration camp, where experienced all the horrors of imprisonment.
When Allied troops liberated the prisoners a British patrol found his body and thinking him dead, threw it on a train of corpses. While unloading, they saw movement and took him to the hospital. Paladin was shipped back to the U.S. where he remained in a coma for two years.
When he regained consciousness he said in pure Russian that he was Wassily Kandinsky. Then he demanded the paper and began to draw and paint in the style of Kandinsky.
Everyone was surprised. Patient’s fingerprints were of the American soldier David Paladin, while he considered himself a Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. Paladin drew a few pictures, and experts unanimously recognized the hand of the late abstractionist.
After leaving the hospital David continued to paint and he also started to play piano very well. It is well-known that Wassily Kandinsky in his childhood learned to play the piano.
Then Paladin became an art teacher at a college in his native Arizona. Later in Albuquerque (New Mexico), he opened his own art studio and enjoyed great popularity.
Paladin had many admirers. One of them was Thomas M. Messer, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York. He openly admitted that Paladin’s pictures are a direct continuation of work of the great Russian abstractionist Wassily Kandinsky. Museum bought 130 paintings of “New Kandinsky”. And when the museum held exhibition of paintings by the great Russian artist, in a separate hall it showed paintings of David Paladin.
Once at the request of friends Paladin agreed to be hypnotised. The doctor who hypnotised him, recorded David’s words on a tape recorder.
 What do you think?
This American to the bone again spoke fluent Russian, without the slightest accent. He told the doctor about the Kandinsky’s life: his childhood, studies, travels, life in Odessa, Moscow, Germany, France.
Then he said in Russian: “Why after my death my soul moved into this man?”…And then he answered after a pause: “Maybe, to complete the unfinished series of paintings.”
David Paladin died in 1984.
PS.
Ruth Montgomery wrote about the case in her “Threshold to Tomorrow” and Dr. Banerjee’s in “The Once and Future Life”.