In 1865, Abraham Lincoln dreamed that he heard strange sounds coming from the East Room of the White House. When he investigated, he saw a corpse resting on a catafalque, a funeral platform. He saw soldiers standing around the body, guarding it, while a throng of people looked on. The face was covered, so Lincoln asked one of the guards who had died. “The president,” the guard replied. A week later, Lincoln was assassinated.
Once again, remember that there is no time or space on the Other Side. If you're receiving any information about the future from a departed loved one (though this is rare), be sure to record it. But remember that something that seems as if it could happen tomorrow might actually happen twenty years from now. Keep this in mind!
Careers have been built on predictions like these. One such prophecy was reported in the May 13, 1956, issue of Parade magazine: “As for the 1960 election, Mrs. (Jeane) Dixon thinks it will be dominated by labor and won by a Democrat. But he will be assassinated or die in office, though not necessarily in his first term.” Jeane Dixon was, of course, talking about John Kennedy. Even though Dixon was wrong about other things, this prediction tended to stick in people's minds. She won acclaim and credibility from it.
Nostradamus's reputation as a seer was already established by the time he predicted the death of King Henry II in a jousting tournament. Depending on which interpretation of his writings you read, he also correctly predicted the death of John Kennedy, the fall of the Berlin Wall and of Communism, the alliance between the Soviets and the Americans, the AIDS plague, and the explosion of the Challenger.
History's most famous prophet is Nostradamus (1503–1566). By focusing on a bowl of water, he was able to enter a dreamlike state in which visions appeared to him. Divination by use of a crystal ball, water, or other reflective surface is called scrying.
Nostradamus, like Edgar Cayce and other psychics, also predicted a pole shift in which Earth would tilt on its axis, hurling the planet into utter chaos and destruction. Nostradamus even gave a date: May 5, 2000. Cayce didn't give a specific date, but he did predict geological changes of massive magnitude. Cayce said that the western part of North America would break up, with California falling into the sea as a result of “the big one.” Florida would become a series of islands and “the greater portion of Japan must go into the sea.”