The Future and Beyond: Evidence for Precognition and the Survival of Death
A one-volume edition of Foreknowledge and Evidence of Personal Survival From Cross-Correspondences
by H.F. Saltmarsh
Foreword by Charles T. Tart
Saltmarsh’s precognition book deals with all these issues in a reliable, sophisticated, and quite readable way that is very intriguing. And, regardless of my (or your) personal psychological resistances, the laboratory evidence for the reality of occasional precognition is still very, very good.
Too, while many of us prefer the intellectual clarity of laboratory studies, where we have a limited set of known conditions, it is the richness of spontaneous precognitive events in life, even if complex, that gives us the most important hints as to their nature and function. Saltmarsh’s cases, though old, are rich indeed. . . .
Here we come to the major contribution of Saltmarsh’s second book–the evidence for survival from the cross-correspondences. As is detailed in the book, several psychical researchers struggled with this problem while alive, then died. They then apparently got together on the other side and figured out a way to cooperatively send messages through various mediums that taken separately would make no sense, but put together by living researchers, would provide much stronger proof of survival. It would seem preposterous for the unconscious minds of a number of mediums to be able to telepathically cooperate in such a sophisticated fashion, so the possibility that we actually survive death would gain much stronger support.
Were the cross-correspondences, the demonstration organized from the other side, successful? Personally, I can’t tell in any final way: The cases involve quotations and allusions to classical literature that I don’t know enough about for me to reach a firm conclusion. The experimenters and educated people of those times were far more familiar with the classics than most of us today; it was a natural language for them. But is the material fascinating? Yes! And perhaps most importantly, I hope this example of ingenuity will inspire new researchers to devise other ingenious ways to study the survival question. We need to know!
from the foreword by Charles T. Tart
ISBN: 1-57174-392-8. Softcover. 312 pages
Series: Studies in Consciousness
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing; Russell Targ Editions; First Edition (June 29, 2004)