reply to post by westcoast
as I'm also one who thinks about quakes a lot, I have to say that (surprisingly) I also very rarely dream about them. I'm glad you've made your
post. Though its meaning may be purely symbolic, there is the chance that it might have a more premonitory angle and so this is a good place to have
Speaking of dreams, one I had was very strange and still bothers me if I recall it. I'll write it down just to show how things can go sometimes.
I had this dream sometime in the week before Christmas in 2003. I dreamed I was in a house, but it wasn't where I live in reality. In fact, it was a
very different sort of house. The ceilings were different, there were hangings on the walls in what I'd call a middle-eastern style, the windows were
smallish, the room had little furniture, even the overall coloring of the place was different and the air there was what I'd call a dusty smell.
(Yes, I can recall odors sometimes.) There were other people in the room, but I had mixed feelings about even being in this house. I know I felt odd
about the whole thing.
Suddenly there was a very low, rumbling sound. It seemed to be all around us. I actually wondered what it was even in the dream!) but immediately, the
other people started screaming and shouting "Earthquake!" and after a few seconds, as the house shook and the walls cracked open so I could see
right through the gaps and things began crashing down, they all ran outside. I vaguely recall some old stone steps and rushing down them in half-panic
and then I found myself outside as well. It was very eerie, as the air was full of dust and the rumblings were still going on. There were some
funny-looking traffic lights in the middle of an intersection and dirty-looking cars were going all over the place as drivers dodged falling masonry,
running people, and other cars. Utter chaos.
I recall wondering where I was, because now I knew that I wasn't even in my own country. The place was completely alien to me. Again, it had a
middle-eastern feel, with the style of dress of the people and also the architecture -- lots of houses that were no more than two or three stories and
few taller buildings. And the dust everywhere was just terrible.
Fortunately I then woke up and a little later that morning I wrote down all I could recall.
A few days later, on December 26, 2003, an earthquake struck the city of Bam, in Iran. More than 25,000 people died. Many of the homes were made of
mud bricks and they just crumbled and trapped their occupants. Those that were able to get outside were the lucky ones.
Though this quake was "only" a mag 6.6, it caused massive devastation and even destroyed the Bam Citadel, which was 2,000 years old. (Yes, two
years old!) It was the deadliest quake recorded in Iran's extremely long history.
As soon as I heard of it on the news and saw the images from the wrecked city, I recognized the place where I had been in my dream. Now, I won't
attempt to explain it. Suffice to say that I believe sometimes we can know of events before they physically come to pass within our personal "now".
That dream and the following event that cost so many lives was one of the reasons I have devoted literally thousands of hours over the last several
years to quake research and to trying to find ways to make quake prediction both reliable and scientifically acceptable and
accepted. I feel
that the "esoteric" aspect cannot be overlooked and many of my prediction posts within this long thread have been based on that. Not from dreams,
but from trying to look beyond the "now" to an alternative time line, if I can put it that way.
This is the first time I've even said much about that aspect of my own predictions. I have mentioned it, but because the scientific and
knowledge-based practical aspects are also vitally important I've tended to emphasise those. We need the science. We need it to make sure we don't
spout nonsense about magnitude 12 quakes and so forth like some fear-mongers do, who are so obviously clueless about the subject that it's amazing
that anyone takes any notice of them at all. But some people do, which is why we need to have at least a fairly good understanding of the basics of
the science. You, Tara, certainly have that; I also have tried to at least keep up with what the scientific world learns and publishes. But while we
need the science, the esoteric has its place.
So, I'm glad you posted. While it seems that not many read this thread, at least it's on record and that could be valuable for any future study we