Various resources for precognition and precognitive dreaming


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  1. I think it is Sean O’Donnell, in “The Paranormal Explained”, who points out that in any attempt at prediction, Dunne’s theory suggests that the prediction will most commonly be a “memory” of the seer’s own future. Deprive the seer of that future knowledge and you deny them the opportunity to “remember” it. O’Donnell attempts a vocabulary to discuss such phenomena, using terms such as anti-memory and precollection.
    (Dunne also suggested the much rarer possibility of a true adept connecting with another mind at a higher level of consciousness and tapping into their memory).
    As Dunne showed, dreaming is not necessary, tranquil altered states of mind can pull the same trick.
    This opens the door to a mechanism underlying more general psi phenomena. Apply Dunne’s model to Rhine’s enormous efforts and it suggests that, by hiding the individual result of each and every guess from the experimental subject, Rhine was ensuring that there was no future “memory” for the subject to precall. Furthermore, by running endless tests in quick succession, there was no guarantee as to which result any given guess would pick up on: even if the subject did see each result as it came up, they would be coming so thick and fast that a given precollection might be of any one of them. The harder poor Rhine worked to isolate, automate and duplicate, the more he destroyed his chances of a positive result.

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