Nowadays, the term psychic prediction and divination are used loosely and often synonymously, referring to forecasts of events yet to come. Originally, psychic prediction had a more simple meaning, one removed from the trappings and devices employed by diviners past and present. In biblical times, prophets functioned not as interpreters of the future but as a direct representatives of and spokesmen for god.
Although the theme of divine inspiration carried over into the classic period, Greece and Rome developed forms of psychic prediction that had distinctly secular applications. During the Dark Ages in Europe, psychic prediction, less concerned with divine revelation yet still largely unencumbered by the trappings of divination, became again the province of men, occasionally with startling results.
Over the centuries two themes have appeared again and again in broad text of prophetic expression: inventions and catastrophe. The scientist-monk Roger Bacon forecast the development of ‘sea-going ships’ that would move ‘with one man to steer and at a greater speed than if they were full of men working them’. He also anticipated the existence of vehicles ‘without animals to draw them’ and ‘flying machines’ with ‘a man sitting in the middle of the machine’. Andrew Jackson in 1856 forecast in detail both the automobile and an exotic kind of type writer in his book Penetralia.
Catastrophe like wars, natural disasters and the death of heads of state has long been subjects of foretell activity. The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln was predicted by Daniel Home at Dieppe, France in 1863, and the deaths of the king and queen of Serbia in 1903 were foreseen by Mrs. Burchell, a Yorkshire prophet.
Morgan Robertson published a, startling prophetic, novel entitled Futility in 1898. Robertson in effect, predicted in great and telling detail the sinking of the S.S. Titanic 14 years later. As in the actual disaster, the ship in the fictional account had been regarded as unsinkable and yet sank during the month of April. In Robertson’s novel the number of people aboard was 3000; in actual fact there were 2207. In the novel the lifeboats numbered 24; in fact there were 20. The story had the ship traveling at a speed of 46 km/h; in real life the speed was 41 km/h. In the story the ship was 245 metres long; in fact the Titanic measured 270 metres.
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