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

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Penguin Publishing Group, 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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User Review  - biunicorn - LibraryThing

The Power of Premonitions How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives by Larry Dossey, M.D. It was so eye-opening to review this 288 page book about premonitions. I really enjoyed the way the author ... Read full review

Still bending my mind

User Review  - David B - Borders

Larry Dossey has been bending and expanding my mind for 30 years. He's done it again with his latest book, "The Power of Premonitions." I especially treasure that his writing has become more personal ... Read full review

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