Queen Guitarist and Astrophysicist, Brian May, PhD as the Reincarnation of Physics Founder Isaac Newton


Proposed by: Terry Olesen, PhD

Affirmed by: Spirit Being Ahtun Re in a Ryerson-Semkiw Reincarnation Research Session

Article by: Walter Semkiw, MD

Terry Olesen Forwards the Absurd Proposal that Isaac Newton has Reincarnated as Queen Guitarist Brian May

Terry Olesen, PhD is a clinical psychologist, an intuitive and a collaborator of mine in the area of reincarnation research. After seeing the movie Bohemian Rhapsody, Terry had the intuition that Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury, had a past life as the Bengali singer and poet, Tagore. To view this reincarnation case, please go to:

Reincarnation Case of Rabindranath Tagore | Freddie Mercury

Though I have been impressed by Terry’s intuitive abilities, when he proposed that Brian May is an incarnation of a founder of the field of physics, Isaac Newton, my first reaction was that this hypothesis is ridiculous!

Past Life Similarities of Isaac Newton and Brian May

I did realize that the hairstyles of Newton and May are very similar and that the facial resemblance between Newton and a young Brian May is stunning. Click on images to enlarge them.

Reincarnation research does reveal that people can have very similar facial features from one lifetime to another, though physical resemblance by itself does not establish a past life case. To review independently researched reincarnation cases with similar facial features, please go to:

Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases

Past Life Talent

Reincarnation research also reveals that we, as souls, generally follow similar careers and pursuits from one lifetime to another. Musicians tend to return to life as musicians, scientists continue to expand science, politicians are reborn to pursue political careers, and so forth.

To review reincarnation cases, including childhood past life memory cases studied by Ian Stevenson, MD at the University of Virginia, that demonstrate similar talents from one lifetime, please go to:

Innate and Past Life Talent

Due to this principle, I found the hypothesis that Isaac Newton reincarnated as Brian May implausible.

Brian May, PhD, an Astrophysicist, and His Past Life as Isaac Newton

Then, I learned that following his career as a rock star, Brian May obtained a doctorate degree in astrophysics from Imperial College London. Further, May was a science team collaborator involved in the NASA New Horizons Pluto flyby and he attended the watch party as the craft later flew by the Kuiper belt, which is a band of small objects made up for frozen water and frozen gases, such as methane and ammonia.

May also co-founded Asteroid Day to bring awareness to the danger that wayward asteroids can pose to the survival of planet Earth. An asteroid was even named after May. He also served as Chancellor of Livermore John Moores University.

Isaac Newton, by the way, was also passionate about astronomy and built the first practical reflecting telescope.

Of interest, fellow astronomer Royal Martin Rees told Brian May: “I don’t know a scientist who looks as much like Isaac Newton as you do.”

In terms of an interest in music, all that I could find is that Newton explored the mathematical principles that underlie music, but to my knowledge, he did not play a musical instrument.

Brian May as the Reincarnation of Isaac Newton

In a session with Kevin Ryerson, a world-famous trance medium who channels a spirit being named Ahtun Re, who has demonstrated the ability to make past life identifications with a high degree of accuracy, Ahtun Re affirmed that Brian May is an incarnation of Isaac Newton.

Reincarnation and the Issue of Fame

One discrepancy in this case is Newton’s extraordinary renown in the fields of mathematics and physics, relative to that of Brian May.

This, though, is how reincarnation works. One can have similar abilities and interests in multiple lifetimes, but in a particular incarnation, a soul may hit the jackpot in terms of fame, yet be relatively unknown in other lifetimes.

Tommy Franks as the Reincarnation of George Washington

As an example, George Washington has achieved God-like status in the United States as he is considered the father of the country. A contemporary incarnation of Washington has been identified in the persona of Tommy Franks, a now retired 4-star general who led the war on the Taliban in Afghanistan following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks. He later became the Commander of US Central Command.

In terms of military achievement, Tommy Franks equalled Washington, but Washington was in the right place, at the right time, to help found a nation, which led to his immortalization. To review this case, please go to:

Reincarnation Case of George Washington | Tommy Franks

Similarly, Isaac Newton was alive in the 17th century to help establish the foundations of physics, which led to his status and fame. He is alive again today in the person of Brian May.

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Physical Resemblance in Reincarnation Cases: The facial features of Isaac Newton and Brian May are similar in a very striking way.

Past Life Talent: Bryan May has become a world-class physicist and astronomer, much like Isaac Newton.

I do thank and applaud Terry Olesen for proposing this exciting reincarnation case.