had a vivid dream when I was about two or three years
old. As the dream opens, I am a small child of about
two or three years. I do not recall my gender, but something
tells me I was male. I remember the smell of smoke,
like campfire smoke. It was late at night, and I was
standing outside a stone building with my mother and
siblings (though these are not the siblings I have now).
We were in what I now believe to be the courtyard of
an early Medieval castle.
remember the glow of large fires, and the sounds of
battle just around the corner from us. People were running
to and fro. It was all so confused. My mother was afraid.
We all were. Men (knights, I believe) were telling my
mother, "My Lady, we must go! We must go NOW!"
My mother was frantic, screaming "Where is my husband!
Not without my husband!" The dream ends there.
Decades later, I found myself polarizing toward renaissance
faires, collecting swords and that "age of chivalry"
sort of thing. Castle-type buildings felt familiar to
me, as did the furniture of the time. Then, one night
as I was researching costumes, I saw a dress that jumped
right off the page and slapped me! It was exactly like
the one my mother had been wearing! Even the hairstyle
was the same! A couple of pages later, I found drawings
of the armour of the day. It was nothing like that usually
seen in movies and television back then, but it was
exactly as I had dreamed!
After some research and meditation, I believe I lived
in the time of Edward III (c. mid-1300's). I believe
that our family castle came under attack, and I died
that night. To this day, I'm still trying to figure
out exactly who I was, and precisely where I lived.
Posted March 27, 2008