10 Traditional Ways to See the Future
10. Death Clock
If you could predict the future, would you want to know the exact date of your death? Predicting our life span is big business, government insurance and pension companies spend billions of dollars predicting our death. A life table gives such an estimate. And the spooky part is that some statisticians think they can predict the the time of our death within a 3 year margin of era when provided with certain information. But death is not great equalizer, sex and race have a huge effect on when the grim reaper would likely knock at your door.
There are many determinants on how long you live, most important is the genetic make-up which is recently known and not traditional although. Human genome is a vast area, there are some genes that encode time of your death and which can be interpreted by modern technology. Other determinants are occupation, income, lifestyle, habits, smoking. Death Clock Statisticians analyze the data and interlink it with your genetic results giving your almost accurate life span. Oh but this definitely excludes deaths like air crash or car accident!
9. Tarot Readings
People would ask about different bonds, life span, buying of property but most would ask about love. Love? oh of course! its always the love, that’s where from the lovely ladies come in.
Carl Jung was the first psychoanalyst to attach importance to tarot symbolism. He may have regarded the tarot cards as representing archetypes: fundamental types of persons or situations embedded in the collective unconscious of all human beings. The theory of archetypes gives rise to several psychoanalytical uses. Since the cards represent these different archetypes within each individual, ideas of the subject’s self-perception can be gained by asking them to select a card that they ‘identify with’. Equally, the subject can try and clarify the situation by imagining it in terms of the archetypal ideas associated with each card. For instance, someone rushing in heedlessly like the Knight of Swords, or blindly keeping the world at bay like the Rider-Waite-Smith Two of Swords.
More recently Timothy Leary has suggested that the tarot trump cards are a pictorial representation of human development from infant to adult, with the “Fool card” symbolizing the newborn infant, the “Magician Card” symbolizing the stage at which an infant begins to play with artifacts, etc. In Leary’s view the tarot trumps may be viewed as a blueprint for the human race as it matures.
8. Time Travel
Okay now this is an exception for being a traditional concept of seeing future and not a way actually. This concept holds as long back to 700 BC. Time Travel is the concept of moving between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, either sending objects (or in some cases just information) backwards in time to some moment before the present, or sending objects forward from the present to the future without the need to experience the intervening period (at least not at the normal rate).
Although time travel has been a common plot device in fiction since ages, and one-way travel into the future is arguably possible given the phenomenon of time dilation based on velocity in the theory of special relativity , as well as gravitational time dilation in the theory of general relativity. But it is currently unknown whether the laws of physics would allow backwards time travel. Some interpretations of time travel also suggest that an attempt to travel backwards in time might take one to a parallel universe whose history would begin to diverge from the traveler’s original history after the moment the traveler arrived in the past.
The Einstein’s Theory is a simple one that even a child could explain it and it is practically possible only if we find some device to travel at the speed of light or faster. And if we achieve that then it will be possible for this old traditional concept to become successful in determining future.
Scrying also called as crystal gazing, is a magic practice that involves seeing things psychically in a medium, usually for purposes of obtaining spiritual visions and less often for purposes of divination or fortune-telling. The most common media used are reflective, translucent, or luminescent substances such as crystals, stones, glass, mirrors, water, fire, or smoke. Scrying has been used in many cultures as a means of divining the past, present, or future. Depending on the culture and practice, the visions that come when one stares into the media are thought to come from God, spirits, the psychic mind, the devil, or the subconscious.
Scrying is actively used by many cultures and belief systems and is not limited to one tradition or ideology. As of 2009, the Ganzfeld experiment, a sensory deprivation experiment inspired by scrying, provides the best known evidence for psi abilities in the laboratory.
6. Extra Sensory Perception (ESP)
Extra sensory Perception, casually referred to as sixth sense, involves reception of information not gained through the recognized physical senses but sensed with the mind. The term implies acquisition of information by means external to the basic limiting assumptions of science, such as that organisms can only receive information from the past to the present.
The belief is that a hypnotized person is able to demonstrate ESP. Carl Sargent, a psychology major at the University of Cambridge, heard about the early claims of a hypnosis – ESP link and designed an experiment to test whether they had merit. He recruited 40 fellow college students, none of whom identified themselves as having ESP, and then divided them into a group that would be hypnotized before being tested with a pack of 25 Zener cards, and a control group that would be tested with the same Zener cards. The control subjects averaged a score of 5 out of 25 right, exactly what chance would indicate. The subjects who were hypnotized did more than twice as well, averaging a score of 11.9 out of 25 right.
The positive results were concluded to be because of remote viewing or RV which is the ability to gather information about a distant or unseen target using paranormal means, extra-sensory perception (ESP) or sensing with mind. Typically a remote viewer is expected to give information about an object that is hidden from physical view and separated at some distance. This type of sensing and viewing was popularized in the 1990s, following the declassification of documents related to the Stargate Project, a $20 million research program sponsored by the U.S. Federal Government to determine any potential military application of psychic phenomena.
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