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Hitler’s Italian Fantasy Life November 16, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary
Hitler's Italian Fantasy Life

Beachcombing offers today an other example of a historical dream. However, unlike the nightscapes of Leonardo or Augustine, here, instead, is a fantasy from Adolf Hitler. Now Hitler’s private life is not particularly well known. There are unsubstantiated rumours about his genealogy and his sexual preferences, and his family relations (including a possibly murdered niece). […]

Leonardo’s Dream and the Kite July 24, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Medieval, Modern
Leonardo's Dream and the Kite

Another case study from the historic dream series. This time the only dream to be recorded from Leonardo da Vinci’s snoozes. The record appears in  a notebook dating to c. 1504 replete with sketches and considerations of flight: This writing in such a distinct manner about the kite seems to be my destiny, because in […]

Perpetua’s Death Dream July 19, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient
Perpetua's Death Dream

Beachcombing decided to bring night visions into the day a month ago, opening a new tag on – note the failure to alliterate – Historic Dreams. He offered as a start Lincoln’s prophetic dream of the President’s own death and raised some questions about how prophetic said dream really was. Today, he offers,  instead, a […]

Lincoln’s Prophetic Dream June 23, 2011

Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
Lincoln's Prophetic Dream

Beachcombing has been having some troubling dreams of trails of gold sovereigns in the snow and a Babylonian Mother Goddess called Lindsey. This got him thinking of famous historical dreams and he settled, for today’s post, on a classic – Lincoln’s dream of his own death. Now, as all good Americans know, 14 April 1865 […]

Churchill’s Dream August 27, 2010

Author: Beach Combing | in : Contemporary, Modern
Churchill’s Dream

                                        Beachcombing wanted to offer today an obscure bit of Churchilliana, ‘The Dream’, that, incredibly, has never been published on the internet. Whether or not it is the best thing that Churchill ever wrote is to […]