Sergei Prokofiev was a Russian composer, pianist and conductor, regarded as one of the major composers of the 20th century. His musical fairy tale for children, Peter and the Wolf, remains enormously popular.
Alanis Morissette, of course, is the Canadian-born singer-songwriter whose breakthrough to superstardom was the 1995 album Jagged Little Pill, the best-selling album in the 1990s.
Could they be one and the same soul?
The facial similarity is certainly suggestive. But are there any other signs?
Prokofiev was born in 1891 and died in 1953. Morissette was born twenty-one years later, in 1974. So the timeframe fits for a possible reincarnation from one to the other.
Both were musically precocious. Prokofiev was playing the piano at age five and composing his first opera at age nine. Morissette was playing the piano at age seven and, again, writing songs by age nine.
Morissette has said of herself:
“People have always said I was an old soul. They said I was always a little more intense and introspective than everyone was used to seeing girls to be, so they didn’t know where to categorize me.”
Actually, I would suspect that she is a mature soul, which would fit an “intense and introspective” musician far better than would an old soul.
I also note that in the book Messages From Michael, Prokofiev was channelled as being a 5th-level Mature Scholar — the same as me, in fact. So if this is a reincarnation, then Alanis Morissette would have to be in either the 5th level of the Mature stage (again) or the 6th level (having moved on).
[If none of that makes any sense, please read this: Reincarnation: the 35 steps of soul evolution]
I have no idea if this is an actual reincarnation. As “evidence”, facial similarity in itself is just not enough to go on. OK, there is also the similar musical talent, and possibly a certain similarity in character. And they are both, I am sure, Mature Scholar souls. But are they one and the same soul?
Other kinds of evidence would be needed if it were to stand up in court, as it were. (An example would be Alanis having flashbacks to being a classical composer, or finding it weirdly easy to learn to speak Russian.)
Incidentally, Alanis Morissette has a twin brother. Wade Imre Morissette, a yoga instructor and musician, was born just 12 minutes before Alanis.
As an adult, Wade actually bears little or no similarity to his twin sister, and certainly not to Prokofiev.
He does, however, bear a curious resemblance to Prokofiev’s second wife, Mira.