The Gift: ESP, the Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People

The Gift: ESP, the Extraordinary Experiences of Ordinary People

by Sally Rhine Feather, Michael Schmicker

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Can some people see the future? Do some dreams contain warnings? Can we observe events unfolding thousands of miles away? Dr. Sally Rhine Feather, a director of one of the world's most respected institutes for paranormal studies, says yes—and she provides dozens of examples of how ESP appears in real life. Referring to decades of research of hard facts and data as proof that ESP is real, Dr. Feather now reveals breakthrough discoveries which include: what circumstances trigger ESP experiences, why some people have more of this gift than others, and whether the fate revealed in a dream or vision can be changed.
Don't miss:

· The dream that prevented a fatal heart attack of a stranger
· Children's visions of dead people bringing messages for the living
· A letter written and mailed that precisely predicted a nephew's injury in war
· The stolen car recovered in Cleveland with the help of a vision
· …and more!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781429904179
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
File size: 294 KB

About the Author

DR. SALLY RHINE FEATHER, an experimental and clinical psychologist, is the daughter of the founders of the Parapsychology Lab at Duke University. She is a director of the Rhine Research Center in Durham, North Carolina.

MICHAEL SCHMICKER is a business writer and author of Best Evidence. He lives in Hawaii.

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Chapter One

The Falling Chandelier

All good science starts with observation, and humans throughout history have been recording observations about their psychic experiences. My father coined the generic term "extrasensory perception" (ESP) to cover the three basic types of these experiences: precognition, clairvoyance, and telepathy. In each instance, the mind receives information in an unusual way, without the help of the five known senses.


The following mother's experience is an illustration of precognition--the ability to foresee an event before it happens; to break the barrier of time and peer into the future.

The Falling Chandelier

A young woman in Washington State, whom I will call Amanda, woke up at 2:30 a.m. so upset by a terrifying dream that she had to wake her husband and tell him about it. She had dreamed the large chandelier that hung over their baby's bed in the next room had fallen into the crib and crushed the baby. In the dream, Amanda could see herself and her husband standing amid the wreckage. The clock on the baby's dresser read 4:35 a.m. In the dream, she could hear the rain on the windowpane and the wind blowing outside. When she told her husband of the dream, he just laughed at her. He said it was a silly dream, and she should forget it and go back to sleep. In a matter of moments, he did just that himself, but Amanda could not sleep. The dream was too frightening. Finally, she got out of bed and went to the baby's room, picked her up, and brought her back to their bed. She looked out the window and saw a full moon. The weather was calm. Feeling foolish, she got back into their bed with the baby. About two hours later, they were wakened by a resounding crash. She jumped up, followed by her husband, and ran to the nursery. There, where the baby would have been lying, was the chandelier in the smashed crib. They looked at each other in amazement, then at the clock by the crib. It was 4:35 a.m. Stunned, they listened to the sound of rain on the windowpane and the wind howling outside.

The dream Amanda had several hours in advance of the accident had essentially come true. In her dream, she had foreseen the future in remarkable detail: the chandelier falling on her baby's crib, the time it would fall, and even the unexpected change in weather.


Copyright © 2005 by Dr. Sally Rhine Feather and Michael Schmicker

Table of Contents

1. The Falling Chandelier,
2. A Fire at the Pentagon,
3. What's Love Got to Do with It?,
4. A Mother's ESP,
5. The ESP of Children,
6. ESP and Romance,
7. Premonitions of Death and Disasters,
8. Terror Attack: Premonitions of 9/11,
9. Is Fate Inevitable?,
10. ESP in War,
11. Messages from the Dead,
12. Making Sense of Your ESP,
Invitation to Readers,
Suggested Reading,

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