Extrasensory Experiences in a Quantum Reality, New York: Paraview Pocket Books, 2006.
To be frank and straight right at the start, I find this book by Dean Radin much more interesting than his first book, The Conscious Universe, but this has to do with the simple fact that I am researching on these matters since two decades already; for me, the basic proof is since long established. However, I am well aware that such is not the case with the lay public, and thus I would recommend The Conscious Universe to those who are skeptical, or who are so bare of knowledge of psychic phenomena that they need to begin with Adam and Eve.
I shall first make some general remarks about the book, and then focus on Chapter 2 entitled Naked Psi, which deals for the most part with the highly intriguing premonitions of the September 11, 2001 events. Let us first ask, what is entanglement?
For centuries, scientists assumed that everything can be explained by mechanisms analogous to clockworks. Then, to everyone’s surprise, over the course of the twentieth century we learned that this commonsense assumption is wrong. When the fabric of reality is examined very closely, nothing resembling clockworks / can be found. Instead, reality is woven from strange ‘holistic’ threads that aren’t located precisely in space or time. Tug on a dangling loose end from this fabric of reality, and the whole cloth twitches, instantly, throughout all space and time./2-3
Perhaps, as Dean Radin humbly suggests, there is no ready-made answer to this question, but he’s optimistic that over the coming years we’ll come around to see the light on that matter. Now let me get at the core of this review, the precognitive messages and presentments in the foreground of September 11, 2001, which were collected in their thousands, as the author reports, by the Rhine Research Center.
The first case he reports was a couple returning from New York to their home town; the man had tried to sleep in the plane, and had a nightmarish vision to be buried alive in tons of cement that were closing hermetically about him, virtually crushing his bones one by one in this prison of stone that was converging about him.
When they returned home, exhausted after the long trip and three thousand miles away from their friends in New York, and went to bed, in New York the two towers of the World Trade Center went down to ashes in an unprecedented catastrophe that was mediatized in its every detail. In the second documented case, a couple had passed the Pentagon on a highway and the woman, in a sudden vision, had seen the Pentagon burning and huge piles of dark smoke rising from it, while her husband had wondered about her screams. In a few seconds the vision had vanished. This had been several weeks before September, 11, 2001.
Dean Radin explains that it is because of the psychological fact of memory repression and a blinding out of perception that so many people do actually not get clear visions; the author seems to be convinced that we do receive clear premonitions and visions in front of catastrophic events that cost many human lives, but that our brain safeguards our mental health by suppressing disturbing impressions and all the anxiety that is of course connected to it.