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Today in “On the Square”: David Hart reflects on the Mysteries of Consciousness , through his own and a friend’s having (or being given) a premonition of a friend’s death the next day.

Now, these things—my vague intuitions, Jacob’s haunting dream—may have been merely coincidences; but, frankly, I can’t make myself believe that the universe is quite large enough to accommodate coincidences of that kind. What was most extraordinary about our experiences, however, is that they were not that extraordinary at all.

That is, it is rather astonishing how common these encounters with the uncanny really are.

This suggests something, he argues.



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