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My Retrocognitive Dream


I've had ESP/psychic and mediumistic experiences, but when I've had premonitions in dreams, they've usually dealt with events that have yet to occur and then come true. However, a couple of years ago, I had a dream that instead showed me the past. This had never happened to me before, so I didn't know how to deal with it. I tried to distinguish between whether it was only a dream or whether it was actually something that had occurred. This was a dream that I have yet to be able to forget or dismiss and based on previous experiences with my psychic dreams, I have come to accept that what I experienced in the dream actually did occur.

In the dream, I was seeing everything through the eyes of a woman that lived in Spain in the time period from the late 1300s to the 1400s. I know that I am from a prominent family or have married into one because of my fine clothing, having hired help, and the fact that the place where I live is rather large (looks like a nicely decorated Spanish-style mansion). There is an attack going on in the town where I live and I can hear and crowds approaching my house. I can hear the nanny trying to soothe my baby son (as he screams in the back of the room). Then, I look through a set of high arched windows that belong to the mansion's left-wing living room and feel fear and dread when I realize that they [the mob] are setting fire to my home and are trying to enter the room, all while screaming things that I know are derogatory but cannot decipher (as the observer) through the heavy doors. The last thing that I remember, is seeing (through a nearby set of arched windows) the fire raging on the other wing of the house and realizing that they have broken down the door and have entered the room I am in with my younger sister, son and the nanny. At this point, I woke up from the dream knowing that the family was killed along with the woman's husband that I never saw in the dream.

It was because this dream was so vivid and the fact that it still impacts me (I can't forget it after years) that I feel that I have to trust my gut/ intuition and believe that this was something that actually occurred. I still don't know what to make of this dream; I don't fully understand the connection that this has to me but feel that it's a very close one. Did the memory of the woman pass onto me somehow? I don't really believe in reincarnation, but could this be some sort of memory?

Ironically, earlier this year, I began researching my genealogy and discovered that there is an extremely high probability that my mother's family is of Sephardic ancestry and some ancestors were accused during the Inquisition. Could this dream have been a sign confirming something that I wouldn't begin researching until now?

If anyone has any input (about what you make of this experience) that could help, please comment. It has been something that I would like to get at least a step closer to understanding.

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vanillabean (9 stories) (168 posts)
13 years ago (2011-05-04)
Sounds to me like a past life dream, during astral travel. The way you describe how you were watching this is the same as when I was standing there watching my life in the future. During meditation, I believe I saw a glimpse of my past life in Italy. I am not Italian by the way. At first I was confused and wondered why I would see snapshots of Old World Italy... But I am now convinced that it was from a past life.

Think about your current life, just for the heck of it. Do you have fears of dying this way? Aversions to fire or allergies from smoke? Is there anything from this dream that you can relate to now, other than having possible ancestral ties to Spain?

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