Psychic History | The Ides of March

Psychic History | The Ides of March

Psychic Readings Online by DeliaI knew a man once who claimed that Friday the 13th was his “lucky day”. When I asked why he thought that was the case, however, he couldn’t identify any particular incidents that occurred on those dates. It seems he just “felt lucky” on days that most people – even many scientists – approach with caution. Although it doesn’t carry the same freight as Friday the 13th, we are approaching another of those historical remnants that bade ill for at least one very famous person. According to Shakespeare, Julius Caesar received a warning from a blind sooth-sayer to “Beware the Ides of March”.  Whether this actually happened we don’t know but  several contemporary sources claim Caesar’s wife, Calpurnia, dreamt of her husband’s death at the hands of assassins and implored him not to go to the Senate that day: 15 March, 44 B.C.E.,  the Ides of March and the date of Caesar’s assassination.

Psychic History | The Ides of March

Premonitory dreams are more than just the stuff spooky movies and the TV show “Medium” are made of. They happen to people who claim not to have a “psychic bone” in their bodies; they happen to people who believe that such occurrences are the worked of the “Devil”. They happen to us. Our beliefs about the validity of premonitory dreams  and other forms of psychic perception do not seem to affect our ability to have them. So, what causes them? Ah, that is the question. Many premonitory dreams seem to occur around the death of significant people in our lives. Others seem to occur around the time of impending disasters as happened in the weeks and days before 9/11. The common link seems to be a tear in the ordinary fabric of our lives – a loss or injury that changes us in some way.  Is it possible that our consciousness is designed in fact to provide a form of “shock protection”, a turning aside of the “veil of unknowing” in which we typically live our lives to cushion some of life’s harder knocks?

 Psychic History | The Ides of March

Consciousness is still a mystery to us. We can track more and more operations of the “mind”,  that part of consciousness that is available to us as the means for us acquire information, formulate questions, seek answers, analyse situations and events, speculate on the as-yet-unproved construct such as the existence of “God”. But by what mechanism – chemical, electrical, quantum – does consciousness operate beyond the limits of the conscious mind? There is, as yet ,no adequate answer to that question. fMRI technology can only show us what happens in the brain – the apparent physical “home” of the mind; it does not tell us anything about what consciousness IS or whether it exists outside of our three dimensional material world. And yet…Premonitions happen. We somehow seem able, on occasion, to slip the bonds of time and space and get a glimpse of an event that has not yet happened in our material, time-bound world. Psychic perception happens. We sometimes just “know” without knowing HOW we know that something is wrong with a person close to us emotionally but at a distance from us, sometimes on the other side of the world. We have our premonitions confirmed by events. We have proof! We KNOW that our perception is not limited to the physical world and yet we resist that knowledge. Call it a “fluke”, a “one-off”. And so it is for most people but it is a way of life for some of us and we would like to understand this phenomenon so that we can learn to use it more effectively. I believe that psychic perception will one day be the norm because the expansion of consciousness seems to be the trajectory that human evolution is following. Perhaps Calpurnia and others like her were the vanguard of the human future. With that in mind, the Ides of March takes on a deeper meaning than one man’s violent end.

© Delia O’ Riordan 2014

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