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Parker, Shelley E - A premonition of her cancer

Identifier

014514

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

Thee is a real danger with these sorts of experiences that they can be self fulfilling prophecies, that we psyche ourselves up for it to occur, so it does.  The body and mind almost treats it like a prayer.

The premonition, however, has details which she could not have known in advance, or controlled.

A description of the experience

The Wisdom of Near Death Experiences - Dr Penny Sartori

The dream I had at 19 about getting cancer in my mid-thirties featured a young registrar who subsequently was my registrar for real when I was having cancer treatment.

Part of the dream was of him carrying out a medical procedure where he drew blood from my right wrist - a procedure I didn't even know was performed in reality. This procedure was then carried out for real during my cancer treatment: same registrar, same procedure. The procedure is where they remove oxygenated blood from an artery to assess oxygen levels in the blood and he removed it from my right wrist, just in the way he had done in my dream, almost 20 years earlier.

The reason I knew I’d get cancer in my thirties was by assessing his age in the dream - he seemed around 23, so I figured from this that I’d be 35. In fact, he was 25, so I was two years out and was diagnosed at 37.

I knew, however, from the dream, that I was definitely going to get cancer - I don't know how I knew but it was a certainty from that point on that I'd recover from it. Knowing this made it a little easier to deal with when I was diagnosed.

Hearing a disembodied voice shout, 'NO!' in my head when I asked one of my consultants if I’d die, when I was diagnosed, also reassured me.

The source of the experience

Parker, Shelley E

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Dreaming and lucid dreaming

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

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