Author Topic: The danger of "foreboding"  (Read 144 times)

Offline Sena

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In some novels there is reference to a "foreboding" or a "premonition" that something bad is going to happen. This is an example from Dickens:

"NANCYS FOREBODINGS

"I told you before," replied Nancy, " that I was afraid
to speak to you there. I don't know why it is," said the
girl, shuddering, "but I have such a fear and dread upon
me to-night that I can hardly stand."

"• A fear of what ? " asked the gentleman, who seemed to
pity her.

" I scarcely know of what," replied the girl. " I wish
I did. Horrible thoughts of death, and shrouds with blood
upon them, and a fear that has made me burn as if I was
on fire, have been upon me all day. I was reading a book
to-night, to while the time away, and the same things came
into the print."

" Imagination." said the gentleman, soothing her.

" No imagination," replied the girl in a hoarse voice.
" I'll swear I saw ' coffin ' written in every page of the
book in large black letters, — aye. and they carried one close
to me, in the streets to-night." "

https://archive.org/stream/thecompleteworks03dickuoft/thecompleteworks03dickuoft_djvu.txt

Dickens and other novelists don't seem to have considered the possibility that the bad event which occurs is actually a result of the foreboding. If it was to possible for the person having the foreboding to change his or her mind then the event would not occur (according to Seth and Neville Goddard).
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Quote from: Sena
Dickens and other novelists don't seem to have considered the possibility that the bad event which occurs is actually a result of the foreboding. If it was to possible for the person having the foreboding to change his or her mind then the event would not occur (according to Seth and Neville Goddard).

We have the home team advantage, don't we?

Premonitions are interesting things, in the sense that Seth says we work out various probabilities during our dream state and then make a choice. In that case, a premonition would really be a veiled memory. Those people that miss a doomed flight or other disaster come to mind.

Or as Seth says about precognition in Early Sessions 6, "This particular kind of dream is concerned with working out certain problems concerning your physical reality, and they are usually not precognitive. They might appear precognitive if you perceived them, because many of the events contained therein will later occur in fact. They are not precognitive however, for in a large measure they bring about, or cause, physical events."

And, yes, change the mind/change the experience. I bet Stephen King could do something with that.

 

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