When I was in my mid-forties, something happened that was, to say the least, unexpected. I noticed that many of my nightly dreams were coming true. The predicted events were odd, even bizarre, and often occurred just minutes after awakening.
Understand: I’m not saying my dreams vaguely resembled experiences I would soon have. I’m saying they matched them, in ways that left little doubt something inexplicable was going on.
It took me a while to trust what I was seeing. But that’s understandable. Because with regard to all things paranormal or spiritual, I had long been a skeptic, and a particularly dogmatic one at that.
Getting to the truth thus became a personal mission, and to find the answer, I decided to conduct an experiment. I began to document my dreams, recording each one immediately after awakening. Since it soon became apparent that many dreams were useless in terms of providing evidence, I narrowed my focus to those that seemed least likely to come true.
Within a year I had collected more than 150 such dreams, and over the next 15 years, added 100 more.
The result: over the whole span, about one in four have proven to be precognitive.
Now it’s impossible to do justice to such an experiment in a few paragraphs. Many questions and objections obviously need to be answered. And towards that end, my book contains unedited dream transcripts, as well as dated, published photos or clippings of matching events. (Because my dreams often predict things I will later see on the web or on TV.)
I explain exactly what I mean by a dream “coming true”—the sorts, and level, of correlation I consider to be proof of precognition. And I show why the evidence is much stronger than skeptics believe.
But that very skepticism is one of the most compelling parts of the story. For the real question is: how did the clues within my dreams escape me for so many years?
The answer, it turns out, goes to the heart of what it means to be living on this planet at this time. And to appreciate the psychology involved, is to wonder if we might not all be psychic, even if many of us have our reasons for denying the fact.
All of which brings me to the purpose of this site. I invite readers of the book to ask questions and offer feedback here. In particular, I want to hear about your dreams. I devote several chapters to providing step-by-step instructions for conducting an experiment like mine, and I’m eager to hear the results.
But I have another reason for doing this.
While Dreaming the Future is largely about evidence—about proving that “the impossible” is real—its implications are vast. Because if, while tucked in bed, some part of me can visit the future, what does that say about who and what “I” am? What does it say about the universe?
My book touches on these matters. It explains how precognitive dreams, in combination with other extraordinary experiences, point to a cosmic scheme that is richer and more benevolent than mainstream science is willing or able to acknowledge.
And with this blog, I pick up that thread. In the months to come, I look forward to exploring the outrageous, yet profoundly human, questions, dreams like mine lead us to contemplate.
I hope you’ll join me.