posted on Mar, 19 2013 @ 05:29 AM
Originally posted by adjensen
Originally posted by Akragon
Would you say that a 5-6 year old is already "exposed" to a pre-existing culture in this case?
- She doesn't say that she was 5-6 years old when she had those dreams, rather that she was dreaming of being a 5-6 year old
- They are
dreams, not memories
- Yes, there is no reason that a young child (even one who was five or six) could not have been exposed to something related to
the Blitz on television
Okay ... lemme' comment.
Ever since I was a child I have been having these dreams. So yes .. I was 5 or 6 when I had them, and I've had them all my life. In the dream, I
was also something like 5 or 6. I was a child on a playground who died in a Blitz in London during WWII.
I believe that these are both dreams and memories. They are dreams OF memories.
I didn't watch the Blitz on TV. Not at 5 or 6 years old. I was into Captain Kangaroo and The Electric Company and later on Zoom .. kids
programming. And TV back then (mid 1960's) was very different. We had one TV that got in 3 stations .. and none of it was violent or blood filled.
Not like today ...
The reason I think they are memories is because they were so detailed. A 5 year old child (in the 1960's) wouldn't know about fashions of the
depression WWII era in England. The adult women in my dream/memory had on clothing that was of that time period .. dresses down between the knee and
the ankle ... whereas in the late 1960's when these dreams happened, all the girls I knew and saw were wearing VERY SHORT dresses. The mothers
standing on the side of the playground in my dream/memory had on dull browns and off whites and had blouses .... but in the 1960's my little friends
and I (and our mothers) wore shirt very colorful dresses.
When I was young (5 or 6 ) I remember asking my mother where New York City was. She told me that it was about a hundred miles South West of us. I
remember telling her we were too close to the big city and we needed to move away to be safe. And I was afraid that being North East of the city
would mean that when New York was bombed then we'd all die from all the poison in the air coming our way. I don't know any 5 or 6 year old from
that time period who thought like that. Not even the adults.
When ever the town fire whistle would blow, I'd get a quick cold sweat and want to hide. To this day, if I see a movie on TV and the air raid siren
goes off ... I get nervous. I know it's silly .. but the sound gets to me ...
Since this is a religious type discussion I'll add my thoughts. I was raised Catholic but I"m not blind to the truth that can be found in some
other faiths ... like the Buddhists and the Native American beliefs. It is my believe that God can do whatever He wants .. He is God and completely
in charge. Even though the Christian beliefs all say that there is only one life time on earth, I am of the belief that since God can do what He
wants with His creation, then He may decide to allow people to come back for another lifetime if they wish to come back .. or He may decide to send
them back on His own ... or whatever. God is God. He can do what He wishes and isn't obligated to follow what men have written in 'holy books'.
There may not be reincarnation .. but my experience tells me that there easily could be. And that goes just fine with my belief that there is a God
and that He is in charge and He can do whatever He wishes ....