Archives for August 2011

Blanca, Jean, and Pola

Three ‘Significant Others.’ From his current vantage point, the Valentino essence describes some of the dynamics he had with each one.

Blanca de Saulles: “Yes, I had feelings for her ~ a young man’s passion, an unattainable woman, someone who could teach me a thing or two. We tangoed in a sexual way but did not mate in the true sense because we were not soul-compatible. But we did dabble in sensuality, on the dance floor and off. She tickled my fancy, that’s all. Taught me about “le haut monde” too (High Society.”)

Jean Acker: “She was a pal more than anything else, like the character “Moran” I would say ~ someone to do things with while commiserating on the vagaries of life. Not a soul mate but a gift, nonetheless. Embarrassing it was to marry without a wedding night but she did spark me to delve into my own psyche as a result, to reflect on what I really wanted. We reconnected, as you know, later in life. A good person though in that life-time her personality was somewhat obtuse.”

Pola Negri: “Pola/NOLA. She was like the city of New Orleans, an endless “fête,” always ready for a lark. Restless she was and high-strung but very secure in herself and adept at creating an image. She helped me burnish mine, to cement my place in the pantheon of lovers. She doted on me to a certain extent and I basked in the attention, a much different dynamic than I had with Natacha, who was more cerebral and reserved.” ~ Rudolph Valentino




June Mathis

Question: did you attend séances with June Mathis?

“Yes, I did indeed attend a few with her, voice mediums and more informal gatherings where we called out to those on the Other Side, imploring them to respond. And talk they did, though not always in complete sentences. June was quite a fan of automatic writing, a ‘seraphine’ of sorts. Had an angelic voice too, her inner self I mean, in tune with the ages. It was old hat for her, that sort of work.” ~ Rudolph Valentino


Natacha Rambova

Question: as Rudolph Valentino, did you have a true love?

“My Mother was one and in her fashion, Natacha. And of course there were others too, glimmers I would call them rather than full-fledged loves, of all colors and stripes. Yes, like a multi-colored flag is love, any part of which is extremely rewarding. We all have some experience with true love while in the body. That is just one of the things we come to know more viscerally. Ecco fatto (there you have it.”) ~ Rudolph Valentino

Question: are you and Natacha in contact now?

“We are not together per se in the Great Beyond. Our work has been completed. Actually, we finished what we had to as Rudy and Winifred, who she really was ~ as you know. We can communicate freely in the Astral, as desired, but we do not gravitate. I would liken it to old friends/flames who keep in touch from time to time. That said, we have tender spots for each other. She communicates with some in the flesh also, mostly around the arts and creativity. Muse-like she is and still with a preponderance of female energy.” ~ Rudolph Valentino


Astral Plane

“We must again discuss how nigh is the Astral. It is so close that we have only to peel away the veneer. The Astral Plane is the real. The Earth Plane, on the other hand, is like a painted flat in a theatre, without much depth. Think of it as a beautiful oil on canvas, the colors of which are continually blending and reformulating in new and exceptional ways. Know then that the screen upon which we dream while in the body is nothing but a screen, and we always have the power to change what is being projected.

Most people don’t consider the Astral much until they have a brush with death. One of the goals of this book is to make it more prominent in people’s minds, not to engender obsession but to create balance, and to remind everyone that what lies within the scope of their vision is not the only truth.” ~ Rudolph Valentino