Precognition, Premonitions and World Predictions
Is it possible to predict and prevent future events?
There are many stories of people who receive messages through precognition that protect them from future events. A mother gets a signal to protect her baby from harm, an airline passenger makes a last-minute decision to get off a flight or missing it altogether only to hear that it crashed. A traveler decides to change plans to travel to a region only to discover that a devastating natural disaster occurred when they had planned to visit.
With a viral pandemic spreading across the world and sudden, dramatic, unprecedented changes to daily life, many are looking for signs to find meaning and understand why or how this has come into reality. Predictions of major world events have fascinated societies for millennia. Many cultures and civilizations throughout history have relied on the abilities of seers, soothsayers, oracles, prophets, and psychics to predict events and allow groups to prepare or avert a certain catastrophe.
Every New Year, many psychics give their yearly predictions. There is a certain curiosity in monitoring to see if events come to pass. These predictions are often relegated to mere entertainment but their massive popularity may suggest that we place more stock in this information than we’d like to admit. Perhaps we desire to know future outcomes as a way to feel safe and secure in challenging times.
Even the most seasoned psychics cannot with 100% accuracy predict the future and world events. Time is a moving target such that as soon as the information is delivered it has the potential to change the trajectory. Events are revealed with images that don’t always make sense. Leonardo da Vinci illustrated a version of a flying machine, car and communication device, as shown in his notebooks, but he was unclear as there was no cultural marker at the time for him to fully understand the visions.
Precognition is knowing that an event will occur ahead of time. It is a brain phenomenon that shows awareness of future events. This knowledge is obtained through Extra Sensory Perception (ESP). 60-70% of precognitive events mostly occur in the dream state. It may also come in flashes of images and a sense of knowing in the waking state, through trance, mediumship and in using divination tools.
Premonition literally means ‘a forewarning’. It is more emotional in nature. It is described as a ‘gut feeling’ or intuition. It may or may not be connected to seeing future events. Premonitions can occur through close bonds such as partners or a parent/caregiver and child. Premonitions are often a precursor to connecting with the spirit world and may uncover new abilities.
Déjà vu is a French word meaning ‘already seen’. It is the feeling that you have had experience before. Déjà vu, according to a scientific view is considered to be a form of temporal lobe epilepsy and the result of electrical stimulation in the brain. From a psychic perspective, it can lead to precognitive states. It may also indicate that there are other psychic abilities present.
There are famous psychics in history and modern times that many people claim have predicted major world events. In some cases, their predictions rang true only to be validated many years later. Given the sudden course of world events at the moment, ‘prophecies’ are receiving a lot of attention. Although there is not any verified proof of precognition other than predictions of events coming to pass exactly as stated, there are many cases that are used to validate this phenomenon.
A major prediction that is circulating through online media is one of the controversial psychic Sylvia Browne (1936-2013) published in a 2008 book entitled “End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World.” In it she states:
“In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments,” it said. “Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.”
Nostradamus (1503-1566) is infamous for his predictions, which are written in poetic quatrains that appear encoded. Many are revisiting his works claiming that he saw the pandemic occurring around this point in time. However, it is questionable as to whether he was speaking of current events as the word ‘maritime’ was interpreted to indicate a ‘food market’, which was one theory on how the virus initially spread. In his writings, Century 2:53, he states;
“The great plague of the maritime city. Will not cease until there be avenged the death. Of the just blood, condemned for a price without crime.”
Some Signs That You May Have the Ability of Precognition
- You experience vivid dreams that foreshadow events
- You feel increased anxiety
- You experience a spike in intuitive hits
- You often experience déjà vu
- You receive information that causes you to change course or action, in effect averting an event, crisis or danger
Psychic View of Precognition
Precognitive abilities can be developed through meditation and using psychic tools. These experiences are often a sign that you are opening up to higher levels of psychic awareness. It is certainly entertaining to read predictions and see how events unfold. Perhaps our fascination with making connections between world predictions and current events is an attempt to bring order to a seemingly chaotic and unpredictable situation. Rather than becoming focused on predictions as a form of proof for world events, it may be more helpful to explore the underlying desires to feel safe, secure, protected, seen, and validated. During times that feel at best, chaotic and destabilizing, working on maintaining a balanced perspective through spiritual or psychic practices, meditation, movement, creativity, and healing and nurturing loving connections with others may offer greater support and grounding.