The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Apr 30, 2009 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 320 pages
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The doctor-and bestselling author-who first demonstrated the healing effects of prayer now offers an unprecedented look at the science of premonitions.

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 readers 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 Dossey into the public consciousness, in this compelling new book 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.


  

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Review: The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives

User Review  - Rodney Bond - Goodreads

This book is not well written. It is all over the place with circumstantial evidence, mostly post-event, of premonitions. This has been shown to be possibly induced into memory by modern research ... Read full review

Review: The Power of Premonitions: How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives

User Review  - Sam Rodriguez - Goodreads

This guy is the real deal. If you think premonitions are BS, check out the first section of this book where he presents his case methodically in an MD type fashion. If you're already a "believer ... Read full review

Contents

WARNINGS OF ILLNESS
THE IMPORTANCE OF FEELING
SIDS
THE ABERFAN DISASTER
DUNNE S EXPERIMENT WITH TIME
AVOIDING TRAINS AND PLANES
THE EXPLODING CHURCH
THEFARMER S ALMANAC
ETHICS
QUESTION THE SOURCE
THE COST OF DENYING PREMONITIONS
WOULD HISTORY HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT?
IF WE CAN SEE THE FUTURE CAN WE CHANGE IT?
DANGERS
CAUTIONS
PATHS TOWARD PREMONITIONS

MAKING MONEY
THE PRESENTIMENT EXPERIMENTS
ONL INE EVIDENCE
FACING UP TO THE EVIDENCE
PREMONITIONS IN ANIMALS
FIRST SIGHT AND MINDSIGHT
PREMONITIONS AND THE BRAIN
KNOCKED PSYCHIC?
SPEAKING THE LANGUAGE OF PR EMONI T IONS
WHY ARE PR EMONI T IONS NOT MORE ACCURATE?
THE REPRESSION EFFECT
STAYING AHEAD OF THE GAME
ENTROPY AND EMOTION
CULTURE AND PREMONITIONS
WHY WE WANT TO CULTIVATE PR EMONI T IONS
PERSONALITY AND TEMPERAMENT
THE IMPORTANCE OF BELIEF
RESPECTING CHAOS
WHEN SHOULD WE PAY ATTENTION TO PREMONITIONS?
OUR BELOVED TIME
TIME IN A MUDDLE
PREMONITIONS DO NOT CONTRADICT THE LAWS OF NATURE
CAN WE AFFECT THE PAST?
PRAYING FOR THE PAST
QUANTUM POSSIBILITIES
CONSCIOUSNESS
FATE OR FREE WILL?
LOVING MYSTERY
SCIENTISTS ON CONSCIOUSNESS
FOREWORD
EPIGRAPH
EVIDENCE
PREMONITIONS WHY WHAT HOW?
WHY SHOULD WE WANT TO CULTIVATE PREMONITIONS AND HOW DO WE DO IT?
PREMONITIONS AND OUR WORLDVIEW
APPENDIX
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

Larry Dossey, M.D., is a leader in bringing scientific understanding to spirituality. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Healing Words and several other books, and lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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