Post by kapitanprien on Nov 16, 2010 16:51:29 GMT -5
I realized - through a dream - that I was a Finnish sailor during the 19th century. My name during that time was Jukka (Finnish version of Johann). I don't know what my last name was. I lived in Rauma, which is on the coast and I had served aboard fishing boats and later Cape Horn ships.
I have been able to research this to an extent and there were several Cape Horn ships that I would have served on.
Unfortunately - when I contacted the Rauma Maritime Museum - to get crew lists - there were none (this didn't surprise me)...so my research kind of dried up...
Wow, so yeah the sea really seems to be in your blood, eh? A true sailor then. Did you ever consider joining the Navy in this lifetime? I ask because, like your recurrent theme, I've had a recurrent theme of being in the military in some capacity & I definitely had a VERY strong draw towards those things when I was younger because of it.
Post by kapitanprien on Nov 18, 2010 17:10:34 GMT -5
Iseke and Pvt.Tucker: Yeah - I actually expected them to not have any crew lists because when I had contacted the German Deutschesschiffarhts Museum (sp) to get crew lists for the ships I served on in the 1920's - they had no crew lists...to it was an inevitable answer to me. I told them about the name Jukka, but the reply was that it is a very common Finnish name and without a birth date and last name it would be pretty hard - if not impossible - to get all the answers.
Laurasia: Oh I wouldn't be able to join because of the state of my health - I do hope to live near the sea (coast of Delaware - since that has historical connections to the U-Boats in both World Wars).
SweetLuna.: I don't know - there is a Finnish Maritime Museum, but they'd probably wind up referring me to the Rauma Maritime Museum. I was at least happy to find the names of some ships I may have been on.
I do remember being an officer and having died young though. The woman who was my half-sister during WWII, I feel was my wife during that lifetime - because we had a secret relationship during the WWII era, but when I got married I stopped...but she continued to live with my wife and I from what I could get as far as the letters I came across in Hermann Historica auction site.
Post by kapitanprien on Nov 21, 2010 9:41:39 GMT -5
No unfortunately I don't - I can only go with the time period that fit in with the Cape Horn ships that Rauma had.
In my site I listed several - this is quoted from my site:
I found 9 ships that were kept in Rauma during the late 1890's that I would have possibly served on. They were: Harbinger (iron full rigger - 1898), Cuthona (iron full rigger - 1897), Favell (steel barque - 1897), Yarkland (iron full rigger - 1897), Westbury (iron bark - 1896), Goodrich (4 mast steel bark - 1895), and Winefred (iron full rigger - 1894).
Post by kapitanprien on Mar 25, 2011 11:45:23 GMT -5
Yes - I guess it's been rather interesting. What I'd like to know is why I went to Finland back then - I have seen postcards that were auctioned off by Hermann Historica that shows I was in Finland...but I can't really get the 'post mark' dates.
The one all the way on the left side - upper part - shows that my mother still lived in Lubeck, so this was during my childhood when I would have went up there.
Last Edit: Mar 25, 2011 11:47:06 GMT -5 by kapitanprien
Post by kapitanprien on Mar 28, 2011 11:58:12 GMT -5
I had a rather vivid dream of whale hunting and I think it was associated with this time.
There were two distinct parts - in the first part I was looking out on the sea. It was sunny and I was with other men. I had my shirt sleeves rolled up as I enjoyed the cooler weather. My shirt was a red check or red plaid shirt. I saw this whale leap out of the sea and at first I was afraid due to the sheer size of the creature, but that quickly gave way to a sense of awe over it.
In the next part, I was ready to harpoon it - I had the spear/shaft in my left hand and the metal point wasn't much different from this one below (dated 1800's - American):
*I had thought that it may have been a 'symbolic dream' after doing some research on the symbol of whales in dreams, - and knowing enough about the connections with the sea and the subconsciousness...but this was too 'real' to fit in that category.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2011 15:33:27 GMT -5 by kapitanprien
Edit to add: I have also felt a strong 'pull towards' Helsinki even having a dream of visiting there...as I had my suitcase with me (the one I have now). Therefore I feel that I wasn't born in Rauma, but Helsinki rather.
Last Edit: Mar 28, 2011 15:23:10 GMT -5 by kapitanprien
Post by kapitanprien on Apr 2, 2011 11:52:09 GMT -5
31 March 2011: I had a reading that confirmed some of what I had felt about myself (that of having been a captain of a Cape Horn ship). There were many things that I had not remembered - and that was of how I died.
I had died of stress (exacerbation) of a heart problem I had back then while out at sea. There was a storm and much stress caused because of this. I was seen being in the saloon holding my chest due to pain. I later felt ok and went to lay down and had died in my sleep. I was in my 40s - 50s.