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Second Sight: People Who Read the Future

Edmonds, I.G.

 This is an interesting yet scholarly history of spontaneous precognition and prophecy aimed at young people and written by a retired Air Force combat photographer. He examines the evidence which he deems sufficient to establish that precognition occurs and discusses some of the ideas put forth to explain it. The historical survey covers Biblical prophecies and ancient methods of divination, but most of the book is devoted to accounts of individual seers: Roger Bacon, St. Odile, Mother Shipton, William Lilly, John Dee. Two chapters are devoted to Nostradamus, and individual chapters to Cheiro (Count Louis Hamon), Edgar Cayce, and Jeane Dixon. Of particular interest are two chapters, "Prophecies of and by Famous People" and "Science Fiction as Prophecy." He does not mention precognition experiments except to say that they have dealt primarily with establishing the existence of precognition. He adds, "The need now is for deeper research into what prophecy really is, how it works, and whether it can be developed, amplified, and possibly taught. Our present research methods are not producing results. Fortunately when one generation lacks either the tools, will, or intelligence to solve a fundamental problem, a new generation always comes along with fresh ideas. Young people usually see the problem from a new angle and make sense out of what was incomprehensible to those who came before them" (148-149).
Publisher Information:Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 1977. 160p. Bibliography: 153-154; Glossary: 151; Index: 155-160
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