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Prognosis of disease at times might be called
precognition, if the psychic element is added to conscious knowledge.
Several instances in which dreams added this psychic content occurred
among our patients.
One of Gladys' patients was due to have her first baby.
Early in the morning of the day she went into labor she had a dream.
In it, as had actually happened, a friend of hers gave her a teddy bear.
But in the dream the teddy bear had been cut open in the tummy - not
a midline incision, but a suprapubic kind of opening such as would be
done in a Caesarean section operation. She sewed up the opening;
the dream ended. In the hospital her labor did not progress.
She told Gladys the dream, wondering if it meant she would have to
have an operation. Judging from the x-rays that there was enough
room for a normal delivery, Gladys discounted the implications of the
dream. However, at 1 a.m. it became obvious that labor was not
going to progress and surgery became mandatory, as the dreamer's psychic
sense had in fact predicted. In retrospect, Gladys realized that
she had really felt the same probability of surgery after hearing the
dream, and was trying to avoid it with positive input to the patient.
Such dreams as this one are really more common than one would suspect.
Death is often predicted when it hardly seems reasonable
to the conscious mind. This happened to a family who are both
friends and patients of mine. The husband, with a long history
of heart disease, had refused to come in for an evaluation of his condition,
insisting to his wife on the very night of his demise that "this is
thy heart." About a week prior to the attack that brought about his
death, his wife had a dream. The two of them were walking down
a road that stretched out a long way. A little ahead, another
road branched off to the left, and before it a bridge with a little
building beside it crossed over a stream. The two disagreed: he
wanted to cross over the bridge; she wanted to take the road to the
left. This road was straight, well paved, and seemed obviously
the correct route. She went into the little building and found
a jolly, heavy-set woman who volunteered the information that the road
chosen by the dreamer was the correct one. She looked then at
the bridge and saw wispy, wavy, ill-defined figures, weaving and moving
in the middle of the bridge. She felt apprehensive about her husband
and went to look for him but could not find him. The dream ended
Less than a week later the heart attack came.
The wife understands the spiritual implications and importance of dreams,
and it was helpful to her to be given the understanding that it was
by his own choice that her husband took the path he did.
Another case concerns Julie, a beautiful young woman,
who developed a malignant melanoma. She was just about convinced
that she wanted to use meditation, visualization, prayer, and the laying
on of hands from many of her friends as assurance that there would be
no further spread of the cancer into the axilla of her right arm.
After we talked, she said that she would probably come out to the Clinic
soon for some treatment and instructions about diet and general care.
She wasn't sure whether or not she would take her surgeon's advice to
have further surgery as a preventative, but she thought she would not.
About two years later Julie arrived at the Clinic.
She had had a dream, after which she decided on having the surgery.
Here's what Julie dreamed:
"It was morning and I was walking to the top of
a hill. There was a house there that had been inhabited by thieves.
It was empty and freshly painted. There were no windows or doors
- just the cut-out places where they should have been.
Sun was streaming in. I went across the fields around the house, and,
as far as the eye could see, there were dead rodents (rats, squirrels,
mice, chipmunks, etc.). In the dream I knew they were the melanoma cells.
Finally, I came upon a pool of water with the one living animal left
standing there at the edge of the pool - a beaver. We looked at
each other and then he reached up and quickly scratched my right arm
twice and then fell into the pool of water. I knew that if I looked
into the water I would know the outcome of my cancer case. I looked
over the edge and saw the beaver disappear and the water turn to a crystal
clear blue. I rubbed my arm but the long and short scratches would
It was interesting in light of the dream that on
Julie's back and right axilla, there are two surgical scars - one long,
one short. Isn't it fascinating - the kind of symbology the unconscious
mind will present when an important message needs to be delivered to
the dreamer? Reminds me of a statement that is found in the Kabala
- a dream not interpreted is like a letter unopened.
[Note: The preceding case reports were written by William McGarey,
M. D. and is excerpted from The A.R.E. Journal, November, 1978,
Volume 13, No. 6, page 266, Copyright © 1978 by the Edgar Cayce
Foundation, Virginia Beach, VA.]
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