Precognition is the paranormal or extrasensory perception of future events over which one doesn't seem to have much control over.
As the name suggests, in precognitive dreams the dreamer experiences an event, in whole or in part, before it occurs. It has been suggested that some experiences of de'ja'vu can be explained by precognitive dreams.
Precognitive dreams differ from propheticdreams, in that prophetic dreams predict the future, but the events predicted relate to important areas of life.
History records many instances of apparent precognition, but its existence, as with other forms of extrasensory perception, is not accepted as other than a purely psychological process by the mainstream scientific community.
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