Written and published on 23 March 2020; revised on 26 February 2023
Incarnational memories were revised and excerpted to “My Memories of Other Incarnations.”
- INTRODUCTION: IMAGES OF NORTHERN NORWAY
- INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES: NORSE VIKING WIFE AND NORSE SAGAS
INTRODUCTION: IMAGES OF NORTHERN NORWAY
I found these two images of Hammerfest, the northermost town in Norway. The word ‘Hammerfest’ means ‘big rocks’ and ‘fastening’, which is to say, it is a good place to moor boats.
It seems to me these images are like the transformation through the Light now coming in to Earth … death of the old, and promise of the New …
Image: “Hauen Funeral Chapel – The Only Building Left Standing in the Norwegian Town of Hammerfest After World War II,” by Manxruler, 24 March 2008, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hauen_Chapel_in_Hammerfest.jpg … CC BY-SA 3.0
Image: “Hammerfest, Northern Lights,” a painting by Konstantin Korovin, between 1894 and 1895, in Wikimedia Commons … https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Korovin_hammerfest.JPG … public domain
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INCARNATIONAL MEMORIES: NORSE VIKING WIFE AND NORSE SAGAS
Here is the text-to-voice program I used … Link: “Natural Text Reader” [link broken] … The voice of the Norsewoman is Norwegian, Anja (female), x-slow. The voice used as my own is English (US), Karen, slow.
I can remember being a woman amongst the Norsemen, long centuries ago. I was the wife of a Viking. It was in Scandinavia that our longhouse was built. It was in an area rather flat, shielded from the western winds by a rounded ridge of land running south to north and four times the height of a grown man.
The door to our longhouse was to the south, and it ran, a little like the ridge of land, from south to north, having been built 20 paces from it. Near the house were evergreen trees. The trees were twice as tall as our roundhouse, There were not too many of the trees, but for that land, deep in snow in wintertime, it was a nice setting in which to build a house.
I remember I was a sturdily built woman, not given too much to speech. I remember waiting, in my 30s, more than a year for my husband’s return from a raiding expedition. I remember how long winter was there, and how physically strong my young children and my family were; how able they were to resist the cold.
I can remember reading, in this current incarnation, the Norse myths. I recall reading about the Norse settlement of Greenland, and of the further Norse explorations of Newfoundland, and on down the Mississippi River, and also of their diminution in Greenland, and finally the deaths of the last Norse settlers there. As I read these stories, it was as if I remembered them happening to me.
It could be that these sagas were handed down from generation to generation amongst the Norsemen, and that I was a storyteller in that long-ago incarnation as a Viking woman.
I recall having the DNA of my family line checked through National Geographic, and finding out that my ancestral line came from Africa, passed through the Neanderthal settlements in Europe (and so, may have picked up some Neanderthal genes though intermarriage). Then it passed down through Norway to England, arriving there at about the time when William the Conqueror successfully overtook the British Isle. Thus it is possible that the memories I have may have had to do with an ancestor of mine, whose memories are stored in my own etheric or DNA template.
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It is perhaps because of these incarnational or ancestral memories that I would like to go to Hammerfest one summer, and see what it is like there.
In love, light and joy,
Alice B. Clagett
I Am of the Stars
Link: “Norse Settlement” in “History of Greenland,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Greenland#Norse_settlement ..
Link: “Norse Colonization of North America,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norse_colonization_of_North_America ..
Link: “Vinland Sagas,” in Wikipedia … https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vinland_sagas ..
Citation: “The Norse Myths,” introduced and retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland, in The Pantheon Fairy Tale & Folkore Library, copyright 1980 by Kevin Crossley-Holland, ISBN 0-394-74846-8.
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