Oliver is a man with a mission. I had the good fortune to meet him in our local crystal shop aptly named the Rainbow Bridge after Bifrost the Viking bridge of Nordic legend linking Midgard with Asgard realm of the Gods.
I immediately saw him in a toga! Tall and eloquent with a firery energy that ruminates from his soul and burns with an passion to inform and enlighten all who he meets.
Pericles Athenian General, philosopher and Leader
He told me of his warrior memories of being Greek and we discussed at length my work and this website.
On a second occasion last week we met again this time he was dressed in his trademark smart woollen grey coat jacket and a sky blue hoodie that protruded from collar and cuffs. I immediately got the Confederate Officer vibe which was overwhelming then as I walked past him to leave the Greek toga reappeared. At over 6 foot 3 Oliver has a natural aire of gentle authority and command.
He explained as we walked to the Waitrose car park that he felt he was much more heavy built in Greek times. I replied that I also saw a lighter framed Pleiadian in him, a fellow ET. Upon questioning he informed me that he had been to America, Florida, the West Coast and Mexico. Mexico rang in my ears and mind as having something to do with the Confedrate Officer I had glimpsed.
Upon asking if he liked dolphins, he said that he had to be near the sea this was precisely the feeling I have as we are dolphin intelligence and crave the freedom of the boundless ocean.
He continued and said that it helped him focus and write. I instantly made a mental note to look up his website.
He then gave a most remarkable and eloquent short speech on the importance if manners and nobility! This from an young man of but 29 seemed terribly Victorian yet again concurred with my own feelings of being an Officer and a Gentleman. It was very Southern, the Confederate in him shone like a beacon.
Early the next morning I started researching my mind having processed all the data received and intuitively guiding me to look on the Internet.
I started with the obvious his family name Cooper and Confederate.
Immediately Sameul Cooper General came up.
The most senior Confederate General outranking by seniority even General Lee.
Today he is almost forgotten and resides in obscurity.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Cooper_(general)
General Samuel Cooper CSA
June 12, 1798 - December 3, 1876.
One look at the face and I knew it was not Oliver! Totally different :(
Then I struck gold!
General Douglas Hancock Cooper CSA
November 1, 1815 - April 29, 1879.http://www.civilwar.org/education/history/biographies/douglas-hancock-cooper-1.html
It was the eyes and the look. The exact same that I had seen with Oliver. A Confederate Officer of distinction who had also served in Mexico at the Battles of Buena Vista and Monterrey during in the Mexican War of 1846 -1847!!!
Excitedly I emailed Oliver with the photographs and asked for his immediate emotional response. This will often trigger an answer from the subconscious directly before the conscious mind has a chance to intervene for "Emotion is the language of the Soul" a phrase I coined back in 2001 when writing my first book Rebel Spirit.
The reply was short and emphatic.
"I feel a sense of anger and loss."
Those simple words spoke volumes to me as I too had felt the self same emotions having been a defeated Confederate Soldier.
For Oliver this was compounded by the betrayal of his Choctaw and Chickasaw Native American troops who were badly let down after the Civil War by the Washington Yankee Government.
General Hancock must have felt their pain and genocide especially after hearing of the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876.
Choctaw Trail of Tears
Just one of many injustices suffered by the Native Americans at the hands of the settlers. A story repeated far too many times.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choctaw_Trail_of_Tears
General Douglas Hancock Cooper was buried in Fort Wishita, Oklahoma.
Confederate forces defended this fort throughout the Civil War 1861 - 1865. A fitting place to be buried for this noble trusted friend of the Choctaw.http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Washita
Choctaw and Chikasaw troops in action during the Civil War.
Jack Amos, seen here at age 77, was an interpreter, possibly a private, of the First Choctaw Battalion from Mississippi, CSA
Native American Veterans a proud picture taken in the 1890s