Why we ALL have psychic powers: How thought premonitions and telepathy are more common than we think
Like many mothers who feared for their family’s safety during World War II, Mona Miller was evacuated from London to the peaceful seaside town of Babbacombe in Devon.
It seemed like a wise precaution but, shortly after her arrival there with her young children, Mrs Miller became increasingly uneasy.
‘I had a feeling that I must leave Devon and return home,’ she told me.
‘At first I dismissed the idea; why leave when I was so happy and contented despite the war going on around me?
I’ve long believed that presentiments, premonitions and other psychic phenomena such as telepathy should be taken more seriously by my scientific colleagues
‘But the feeling increased. The walls of my room seemed to speak to me: “Go home to London.” I resisted the call for about four months then, one day, like a flash of light, I knew we must leave.
‘On a Saturday in late 1942, we travelled back to London and a few days later I received a letter from a friend in Devon.
‘“Thank God you took the children on Saturday,” she wrote. “Early Sunday morning, Jerry dropped three bombs and one fell on the house where you were living, demolishing it, and killing all the neighbours on either side.”’
Mrs Miller was far from the only person to experience such forebodings during the war.
Three years later, in the spring of 1945, U.S. serviceman Charles Bernuth took part in the invasion of Germany and, shortly after crossing the Rhine, found himself driving along the autobahn one night with two officers.
He described how a ‘still, small voice’ within him told him there was something wrong with the road ahead.
‘I stopped, amid the groans and jeers of the other two. I started walking along the road.
‘About 50 yards from where I had left the jeep, I found out what was wrong.
‘We were about to go over a bridge — only the bridge wasn’t there. It had been blown up and there was a sheer drop of about 75ft.’
Both Mrs Miller and Charles Bernuth had experienced presentiments — feelings that something was going to happen without knowing what it would be.
These differ from premonitions, where the person involved has an insight into what lies ahead, as when 16-year-old Carole Davies visited a London amusement arcade during the Seventies.
‘While standing looking out into the night, I had a sense of danger,’ she recalled.
‘Then I saw what looked like a picture in front of me showing people on the floor with tiles and metal girders on them. I realised that this was to happen here. I began to shout at people to get out. No one listened.’
Together with her friends, Carole hurried out and went to a nearby cafe.
As they sat inside, they heard sirens in the street outside. A weakness in the arcade building’s structure had brought its roof and walls crashing down on those within.
‘We all ran down the road to see what had happened,’ Carole remembered.
‘It was just as I had seen. A man I had shouted at was being pulled from under the debris.’
We need to look far beyond the traditional scientific view that everything is essentially material or physical, including the human mind
Like Mona Miller and Charles Bernuth before her, Carole was convinced she owed her life to her mysterious sixth sense, a notion which you might expect a scientist of my background to dismiss out of hand.
I am a biologist who has studied, researched and taught at both Cambridge and Harvard, and held senior academic posts on both sides of the Atlantic.
Yet I’ve long believed that presentiments, premonitions and other psychic phenomena such as telepathy should be taken more seriously by my scientific colleagues.
My fascination with this subject began during the Sixties when I was a graduate student in the biochemistry department at Cambridge University.
This was not long after the South African writer Laurens van der Post had published his accounts of life with the Bushmen of the Kalahari desert.
Like most traditional societies, theirs was one in which telepathy was not only taken for granted, but put to practical use, as van der Post saw when his hosts hunted down and killed an eland antelope many miles from camp.
As they were driving back in a Land Rover laden with meat, he asked one of the Bushmen how those back at camp would react when they learned of this success.
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