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Continuing our earlier discussion in my previous blog, regarding precognition and whether on not it is real or valid:

From a mainstream scientific perspective, the existence of psi phenomena remains controversial- the serious sceptics dismiss all of the supporting scientific evidence and decree that 100% of it can only be due to flukes, flaws or fraud. Yet there are some scientists who are confident that this dismissive sceptical opinion is wrong. Overall there is a body of strong positive evidence for the following: 1) Telepathy 2) Remote viewing 3) Implicit precognition 4) Random number generation and 5) The global consciousness project.

Yet notwithstanding this, applying scientific methods to investigate psi experiences generates uncertainty due to the assumptions about the nature of reality which are formulated within the scientific worldview i.e. the status quo tends to prevail and so it downplays genuine thought innovation. Psi and magical concepts tend to be taboo within the academic and research worlds, and as Upton Sinclair said: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it.” The data in support of precognition and possibly other related phenomena is quite strong statistically and it would be widely accepted if it pertained to something more mundane, yet most scientists reject the possible reality of these abilities without ever even looking at the data! Then at the other extreme there are true believers who base their beliefs on anecdotes and personal experience. The debunkers generally won’t be convinced by any amount of data which is the shame because these abilities don’t actually contradict what we know about science, says Prof Jessica Uttis who was Chairman of Statistic Department at the University of California at Irving, and she was also the president of the American statistical Association in 2016 – the above statements are an extract from the report which she gave to the US Congress.

The concept of time is slippery for many psychologists and therefore they simply don’t believe that precognition can be real, and when leading Cornell University psychologist Darryl Bem arguably proved otherwise and  wrote his findings in a paper called ‘’Feeling the Future,” this was widely called ridiculous and his report was dispatched to the realms of “ crazy land.” Yet Seers throughout history maintain that we are influenced not only by our past but also our future. So, if one completely accepts today’s worldview as inviolate or absolute, then the strength and quality of the evidence or the size of the experiments conducted, simply don’t matter. The phenomena are considered impossible, and that’s that! Meanwhile there’s a really interesting project running for over two decades called the Global Consciousness Project, which is a worldwide version of a random number generator experiment, [RMG] where the outputs of RMG monitors located around the world are compared against long-term baselines during events of major global interest (e.g. terrorist attacks, the death of Princess Diana). This experiment differs because it doesn’t involve individuals studied in the lab but rather is a global experiment which includes everyone, and also tests not the effects of intention but rather the simultaneous focused attention of millions of people. All of the data from this project have been publicly available through its website from 1998, when the project first began. After collecting 500 worldwide events (which took 18 years, because fortunately major worldwide events don’t happen very often) the experiment had achieved an overall result above the Seven Sigma benchmark. That’s associated with odds against chance greater than 1 trillion to one.

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If we accept that precognition is real then the traditional understanding of cause, where cause precedes the effect, is turned on its head. Since if we accept it, precognition in the future can in fact influence the present and presumably the future leaps back across time to affect the present in a time reversed flow. So scientifically this requires big paradim shift, which will require powerful evidence – this full shift to acceptance is still awaited.

Premonitions can be experienced calmly, and in my case that’s where certainty of outcome prevails, and this was the case when I predicted the outcome of a fatal car crash when I was a passenger aged 17. I survived as I had the premonition and I wedged myself on the floor behind the driver’s seat. I remember frantically shouting to the others to get down. I was miraculously cut from the wreckage, injured but alive. The others sadly were not so lucky. Sometimes things unravel as predicted and sometimes there is scope to change the future outcome. Moreover, I was delighted to read the recent Daily Mail article about Dr Mossbridge’s, conviction that science will accept precognition since this is one of my big prayers, i.e. that science, spirituality and the supernormal will become more closely aligned. Then as Nicolás Tesla said:” the day science begins to study nonphysical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.”

Are psi abilities distributed amongst the general population just like virtually any other talent? I reckon so, however the key to these abilities being developed is belief and motivation. So what are the benefits of precognition? Ignore pre-emptive flashes at your cost- as I discovered when I disregarded subtle messages saying ‘’Don’t go horse riding today, accident awaits.” After being airlifted into A+E and spending six months in a wheelchair the words hindsight is a wonderful thing really rang true. I wanted to go, so I listened to my head instead of my heart and ignored the voices at my peril! Well ultimately psi shows how interconnected we all are and how important these skills are for the evolution of humanity. Precognition can warn us of situations that are best to be avoided and thus they can keep you and those you love safe from harm, if you heed what you are being shown. Precognition can also nudge you towards situations that are for your greater benefit and lead you in the direction of your dreams and your hearts desires.

Over the years, precognition is a talent which I’ve been able to fine tune and develop. Last month my eldest daughter went on a skiing trip. About a week before she was due to leave, I became very anxious and on waking each morning I was having repeated visions of a really bad fall and not withstanding the new helmet she got for Christmas, a terrible head injury. A few days later I read in a national newspaper that the conditions in France where she was heading were very bad, and tragically there had been a number of deaths with skiers killed on ice as hard as concrete. Understandably, I felt panicked, but I talked to my daughter and asked her to ensure that her skis edges were sharpened so that they would have some bite on the ice. I asked her to be careful and cautious and not take any unnecessary risks- not to attempt to ski down the lower part of the slopes back to the resort where it would be even more icy and potentially dangerous, and generally to keep her wits about her and proceed with care. My daughters both rolled their eyes and sighed: “Here she goes again psychic Sally is ruining the skiing holiday!” Actually, on the last day my daughter was wiped out from behind by an out-of-control skier, she fell backwards, hit her head as I’d foreseen, and she was unconscious for a short while – dizzy and sick afterwards, but she survived without serious injury. She was fine and I believe that sharing the information certainly mitigated potentially very serious consequences. So, precognition is an amazing gift and I’m truly grateful for these abilities.

For my youngest daughters 18th birthday I took her for a reading with a famous psychic in London, and the psychic told me in my reading that I should focus on finishing my novel which would become an international bestseller. Indeed, it did! The novel was published April 2018 and became a bestseller in several categories, and the Audio book recently won first prize in the annual Royal Dragonfly competition.

Just in case you happened to miss the first article on precognition – be sure to check it out here: https://www.moneymagnet.global/money-magnet/precognition-real-you-be-the-judge-part-1/

You may wish to check out or previous blogs. The last four are listed below: 

Fear! Why?

Karma – More Than You Thought?

Attitude Upgrade – Part 2

Karma – It’s gonna Get Ya!  

Unravel more mysteries and learn more about precognition in the novel:

Spirit of Prophecy- the Psychic Detectives#1, by J.J. Hughes, available at Barnes and Noble, and on Amazon – Go here to easily find it: http://bit.ly/2LeRJ84

Spirit of Prophecy - Audio Book

The ability to see into the future has been recognised since ancient times when kings and ordinary people all sought access to the future via Seers, Mediums, Diviners and similar. Premonitions are a foretelling of the future, although sceptics argue they can be attributed to mere coincidence. Precognition is the ability to perceive, to see a future event through extra sensory perception (ESP) or dreams, clairvoyance, before it happens. The term is derived from the Latin pray ‘’Prae’’ meaning-‘’prior to’’ and “cognition” meaning ‘’to gain knowledge.’’ Precognition, thanks to Nostradamus, Edgar Cayce among others, holds a special place amongst psychic [psi] phenomenon which also challenges some of our beliefs about linear time and the sequence of cause and effect, hence scientists remain unconvinced. But the concept instinctively resonates with many of us. Apparently, Abraham Lincoln had a precognitive dream before his assassination. Prophets have featured in many religions from Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and these include Muhammed, Moses to name but a few, and in Roman Catholicism we encounter Fatima.

My personal experience of psi, precognition specifically, have all been related to death, or near -death incidents relating to family, friends and loved ones. In fact, this is one of the key themes in my No1 bestselling novel “Spirit of Prophecy- the Psychic Detectives #1’’ and as Rosetta the main character explains she’s: “been having the same nightmare for two weeks now belting out in her sleep like some cheap Christmas CD stuck on a loop. She knew her premonitions could go either way, and sometimes the outcome wasn’t entirely signed. sealed and delivered, so things could be prevented, altered, maybe even diverted. This was one of those.”

This has been the case with my own experiences, the first I can recall, being at the age of 14 with the death of my grandfather who had been unwell (so coincidence could be argued to some extent) and he had moved in with us so that my mum could look after him. It was an unremarkable Saturday and my younger sister, and I caught the bus into Bradford city centre to go shopping. As the bus passed the town hall, I glanced up at the clock and with a sharp intake of breath I realised that we had only 15 minutes to get back home. I dragged my protesting sister off the bus and running we caught the next one back home. As we walked around the corner into our cul-de-sac the neighbour opposite intercepted us and took us into her house.

Its granddad isn’t it, and we are too late to say goodbye to him, aren’t we? I uttered.

The neighbour looked taken aback, as Granddad sadly had suddenly died five minutes earlier of a heart attack. Consequently, with another of my subsequent premonitions which involved my brother Andrew and the neighbour’s son Graham who were going away on a holiday with a group of friends, this time she totally believed me. All of them, the other mothers relayed what I’d foreseen and warned their sons not to hire a car or drive in Turkey, their holiday destination. The group of young men followed the advice and returned home safe and sound. Praise be.

This premonition started about a month prior to their departure in a wine bar in the city where I worked and when I was out to lunch with a fellow investment banking friend. It was a dimly lit barrels and sawdust sort of spot, and as we were chatting animatedly the candle which had been firmly lodged in an old waxy wine bottle in between us, fluttered brightly, then suddenly in mid- conversation the candle literally levitated out of the bottle and ominously crashed on top of the table- the flame was abruptly snuffed out. My friend and I looked at one another and both of us swore under our breath as this was not a good omen. My friend was keen to point out that it had been me speaking at the time. What it foretold took me over a week to piece together. Meanwhile I wasn’t sleeping, and I was waking up at 1:35 AM night after night, as I tried to figure this out. I became increasingly frantic as I realised that it had something to do with my brother and a car accident. I begged my parents not to let my brother go on holiday to hide his passport; anything to stop this happening. Sensibly they managed the situation responsibly and shared the information with my brother and the rest of his friends. This worked of course, but only the disaster actually unfolding as I foresaw it would validate that the premonition that I’d had was correct – but who needs to be proved right under such ominous circumstances?

So, does precognition perceive the actual future which must occur, or a probable future that might occur? My response to that would be; both – either or.

Another premonition occurred while I was in my second year at university, I woke up one morning with the strongest gut instinct that I needed to go home ASAP. I skipped lectures and caught the train to Leeds where my bemused father picked me up. The following day I went out riding with my friend Kevin who was helping my father exercise my show jumping ponies whilst I was away at university. All seemed fine, until the next day my father banged on my bedroom door and rushed me to the stables where my 14.2hh BSJA pony Redbrooke had gone down with a really bad colic attack. The vet came out several times, but heart- breakingly this ended with a fatal twisted gut. So, it seemed that my horse had called me home to say farewell and for that I was extremely grateful.

“The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.”                                        

Arthur C. Clarke

You may wish to check out some of the previous blogs in this series. The last four are listed below: 

Fear! Why? 

Karma – More Than You Thought

Attitude Upgrade – Part 2

Karma – It’s Gonna Get Ya! 

Be sure to check out Part Two of this fascinating blog on Precognition. In the meantime why not take a look at my wonderful novel, Spirit of Prophecy, which fictionalizes many of the issues I’ve been discussing in these blogs of late. It is available from here: http://bit.ly/2LeRJ84

Spirit of Prophecy - Audio Book

My debut novel, Spirit of Prophecy features a mixture of the paranormal, wicca, science fiction wrapped up in a good old-fashioned murder/mystery, Spirit of Prophecy is centred around the rarefied world of three-day-eventing. I want to take some time today to explain a little about how the Three-Day-Event works and why it is so popular within the equine community and with the general public, at large.

In the equestrian world, the three-day event is seen, by many, to be the pinnacle of equine supremacy. Why would be this be so? Simply put, the three-day event tests all of the innate skills of the horse and of horsemanship by combining three equine events into a challenging series of obstacles that tests not only speed, endurance and courage, but also accuracy and temperament. It perfectly encapsulates all that makes horses and horse competitions so enthralling to both the equine community and the general public.

Three-day eventing and the horses and riders that participate in it forms the central platform of my debut novel, Spirit of Prophecy, with one of the principal characters Juliet Jermaine being the current Olympic champion in the Three-Day Event and her horses the focus of much of the action that takes place in the story. For this reason, I’d just like to explain how the three-day event works and give readers some insight into why it is such an esteemed event within the equine community.

Although eventing is extremely popular all over the world these days, it is and always was a quintessentially British sport. Like so many other sports Britain has introduced to the world, the students have, to a large extent, become the masters. The sport still has plenty of British champions, but the powerhouses of three-day eventing are now to be found in the colonies; New Zealand, Australia, the United States, Canada, and parts of South America. It is truly a world-wide phenomenon and incredibly popular, as both a televised and live spectator sport.
As hinted in the title of this piece, the three-day event is comparable to the human pentathlon or decathlon, in that it tests all aspects of a horse and rider’s skills, ultimately looking for, if you like, “the best equine athlete in the world.” Although some events are held over one or two days, in general terms, the event is performed over a three day time frame. It consists of three very different and challenging disciplines; dressage, cross-country, and show-jumping.

The dressage could perhaps best be put in terms of human endeavour. In many ways it is similar to a ballet performance, but one that requires the horses to undertake a series of predetermined moves, within a specified, enclosed arena. This is the only subjective part of the three-day event and a judge or team of judges awards demerit points for horses and riders that do not perform exactly to the laid-out requirements. Judges will be looking for balance, rhythm, suppleness and most importantly perhaps, cooperation and affinity between horse and rider. The basic idea of dressage is to show that a horse is not only capable of strength, power and endurance, but also can perform in a graceful, relaxed and precise manner. Demerit points awarded in this discipline are then carried over to the cross-country and show-jumping phases of the three-day event. The key to winning, for horse and rider is to score the lowest number of points.

The cross-country is the most physical of the three events and truly tests horse’s and rider’s, speed, stamina, courage and endurance. Cross-country courses vary all over the world and are unique to the designers, but they all have one thing in common; they aim to offer the rider an opportunity to take risks or to play it safe. There is often more than one way of completing an obstacle in the various challenges set. Many cross-country courses are set in exceptionally beautiful countryside, which encourages spectators to flock to the event for a “family day out”. Two of the most prestigious and beautiful such sites in Britain are the annual events held at Badminton and Burleigh, both of which are considered “must wins” for a three-day eventer to say they are at the pinnacle of their sport. As with the dressage, cross-country is about trying to score zero points (that is, make no mistakes to incur demerits). The usual demerit points in the cross-country phase are, 20 points for a horse refusing a jump or running out of the obstacle area, without jumping the obstacle. In addition to this, the cross-country is a timed event and demerit points are added to the horse’s total if they fail to complete the course, in under the specified time, commonly, this is 0.4 of a penalty point per second over the optimum time.

The show-jumping phase of the event is usually held the following day from the cross-country and before any horse is allowed to compete in this phase, they must pass a thorough veterinary inspection to ensure they have not been damaged in any way by the gruelling cross-country phase. Like all show-jumping events, faults are awarded for fences knocked down (4 faults), 1st refusal/disobedience (4 faults), 2nd refusal/disobedience or fall of horse/rider (Elimination), and time performance (1 penalty for every second over the optimum time).
Finally, after completion of the three stamina-sucking events a horse and rider, with the least number of demerit points over the course of the event, can be declared the winner and proud owner of the title; “the best equine athlete of the event”. One reason why this event is so popular as a sporting contest is that it is still one of the few sports where women and men compete alongside each other as equals. Many of the top eventers in the world are female.

Do, please, take a look at my exciting novel, Spirit of Prophecy, set in the exciting world of three-day-eventing. You can find out much more about it, here, on my website. http://bit.ly/2LeRJ84

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