By Bruce King, D.C.
My friend stood by the door and waved goodbye. “See you later Dr. Bruce.”
I looked at her with a smile and started to speak when a sick feeling suddenly came over me. A picture of cars on a highway flashed in my mind. I felt as if my friend would not be safe driving home. I told her, “Be careful driving.”
“Oh, I’m always careful,” she said with a tone that told me she wasn’t taking me seriously.
“No, really.” I emphasized, “Be very careful driving.”
My friend looked at me and smirked, “I will.” Then she walked out the door. That was the last time I saw her alive.
I’m not happy about this being the strongest premonition I have ever had, but there it is. I had a ‘knowing’ about a future event. How is this possible? What does science say?
Research done by Dean Radin and reported in the Journal of Scientific Exploration (2004) showed that humans have precognitive abilities. This was demonstrated by placing measurement devices on the participants skin to test the level of electrodermal activity (EDA) before certain types of photographs were displayed. Radin found that the subject’s EDA increased before violent, erotic or accident scene pictures as compared to landscape, nature or scenes of people. In other words, the test subjects showed a physical reaction to “emotional” pictures before they even saw them.
Radin’s research reinforces the findings of Charles Honorton and Diane C. Ferrari published in the Journal of Parapsychology, December 1989. Their report on a meta-analsis of 309 forced-choice precognitive experiments yielded data that strongly indicates precognition is real. A forced-choice experiment is so called because the subject is “forced” to choose between a limited set of possible targets, usually five Zener cards. `
You can try this experiment yourself. Simply write the Zener card symbols on some index cards or post-it-notes and attempt to guess the shapes yourself. If you don’t want to use Zener cards then find a pack of playing cards. You can guess what color the card will be (red or black) before you shuffle the deck and pick a card. If you get more than 50% of your guesses correct over time then you might be experiencing precognition.
Card guessing can be a fun game for a short time, but what we all really want to know is: What’s coming down the pike? I have had several very accurate predictions from psychics concerning my own future. One in particular stands out in my mind. A local Houston psychic named Diane Gremmel told me that someone named Tim or Tom was going to ask me to go into business with him and that I shouldI say no. Four months later my friend Tim asked me to go into business with him. Of course, I said no thanks.
Premonitions are also commonly found in dreams. The night my friend died in a car accident I had a dream I was dancing with a beautiful red haired lady (my friend had red hair) and I felt she was radiating love to me. She indicated that she could not stay long, then suddenly I was dreaming that I was at a funeral. After I woke up I had the distinct feeling that someone had died. My wife later told me that same morning that she had gotten a phone call informing her that my friend had been killed the night before in a car wreck. Had my friend’s consciousness come to visit me in a dream after her body stopped working? It certainly seemed so.
Premonitions are all well and good in that they may help us make decisions in the moment, or give us comfort in tragic situations, but what about the larger implications concerning the nature of reality? If the future is predictable then the way we normally perceive time and space as humans is not accurate at all. How does this knowledge change us? How should it change us?
Bruce King is a writer and host of Lessons in Consciousness on The Conscious Resistance Network. Bruce can be seen every Wednesday night at 8 pm here on TCRN.