I shake within
And see what is not real
But it comes to be
And no one believes me
Premonitions: A vision of the future, or a manifestation of information from the subconscious?
Many people have claimed to have some sort of experience in which they had advance knowledge of a future event, whether in a dream, daydream, or vision. Highly discredited by scientists, this phenomenon must have some explanation, although none has been found yet.
The people who support the idea of premonitions being real state that premonitions are useful, and can be used to avert disasters or help in everyday life. They have no rational explanation for this, with explanations ranging from spirits visiting them to extra sensory connection with other people or the future. These people, however, mostly claim to have had premonitions after the event, so there is no way to test whether or not this is true.
Science and psychology have so far been unable to provide a logical answer to these occurances, but many conjectures have been made. One explanation accounts for the fact that our brains register every bit of sensory stimulation, subconsciously. We then manifest these things in our dreams or fantasies, without being aware of it. For example: A girl hears two boys talking during class change about perpetrating a bomb threat. She registers this, dreams about it, and in the morning, her school is evacuated due to a bomb threat. She is unaware that she heard the information before, and believes it to be a premonition.
Another explanation deems all of these dreams to be coincidences. However, having experienced premonitions myself, I believe there is a point at which coincidence becomes too frequent, and becomes reality. What that reality is, however, I have no idea.
Premonitions can be very terrifying to the individuals that experience them, and so my belief is that if there is such a thing as true premonition, it is hidden by the people who experience it. There is too much negativity associated with this subject, with most people claiming this ability or gift being quacks, or being referred to as such.
I have found no satisfactory explanation for my premonitions yet, so I am still trying to find either a scientific or psychological explanation. Unfortunately, the human mind is so complex, it may be years until a true answer is found.