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The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Livesby Larry Dossey
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A dream prompts a mother to remove her baby from his crib an hour before a chandelier falls. More than a dozen people are no-shows for choir practice for the first time ever at the moment their church explodes. Before his patients ever call to say they?re coming to the hospital, an ob-gyn gets a pain in his chest signaling they?re ready to deliver. Are these coincidences, or is something happening that we need to pay attention to?This is the question Dr. Larry Dossey asked himself during his first year of medical practice. He had never had any sense of knowing the future when he experienced a week of premonitions about patients, all of which came true. As a scientist and medical doctor he was taught that knowing the future wasn?t possible. He was scared to talk about his premonitions because if he dared believe anything he was experiencing was possible ? that the future could be known before it happened ? then his entire education and worldview would be turned on its head. But as suddenly as the premonitions started, they stopped: ?It was as if the universe, having delivered a message, ? writes Dossey in the introduction, ?hung up the phone. It was now my job to make sense of...?More than an examination of case studies, The Power of Premonitions reveals the world of science and research that proves the human capacity for knowing the future. Experiments consistently show that human beings are as wired to know what's coming next as we are to see, feel, hear, and think. Dossey uses cutting-edge science to prove the value of what has long been considered the provenance of mystic charlatans and to show listeners how they can cultivate their natural abilities. This is an audiobook for the skeptical mind, but it's also for the believer's heart ? because its author possesses the rare gift of having both.
When Larry Dossey was in his first year of medical practice, he experienced a week of premonitions about patients, all of which came true. He had never had them before; they seemed to have come out of left field. After the sensations stopped, writes Dossey in The Power of Premonitions, It was as if the universe, having delivered a message, hung up the phone. It was now my job to make sense of it - which I try to do in this book.
The four parts of The Power of Premonitions take listeners through documented cases of premonitions, including a remarkable instance when an entire Nebraska community skipped church the very day it exploded; an examination of recent science studying what is known as presentiment; a discussion of what it all means to daily life; and practical, field-tested techniques for inviting premonitions.
Just as he did in Healing Words, the groundbreaking book that propelled him into the public consciousness, Dossey uses cutting-edge science to prove the value of what had long been considered spiritual mumbo-jumbo. This is a book for the skeptical mind, but it's also for the believer's heart-because its author possesses the rare gift of having both.
a oeThe long-awaited seminal book on this topic. A crowning achievement.a a Marc Ian Barasch, author of Healing Dreams
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