The Dennis Wheatley Library of the Occult
Sphere, 1974

This work is by Zolar, who in the United States is said to be the ‘world’s most popular astrologer’.

In all the ancient civilizations, and for many centuries afterwards, it was universally believed that by certain types of dream future events concerning the dreamer could be foretold. It was not until Victorian times that this belief was scoffed at by the learned; although many dream books were still published and eagerly read by the ill-educated. Then, early in the present century, Professor Sigmund Freud emerged and confounded the materialist pundits by proving scientifically that during sleep the subconscious could reveal accurate predictions.

Some dreams are caused simply by physical discomfort; but these usually occur within an hour or two of going to sleep. It is those that come to us in the middle of the night, or later, that may be prophetic, so are worth analysing.

Undoubtedly the best means of doing this is to keep a writing pad by one’s bedside and, on waking from the dream, jot down its salient points; otherwise by morning they may have become obscured.

I first learned the importance of this many years ago from Joan Grant, the author of that splendid book, The Winged Pharaoh. Her explanation for true dreaming was that our spirit left our body, remaining attached to it only by a silver cord of light, and ascended to the astral planes where we met and talked to friends already dead, and others who were also asleep and dreaming. She maintained that the more regularly one recorded one’s dreams the easier it became to interpret them, and that by constant practice one could develop another, happier, life while out of one’s body.

In this book Zolar draws attention to the many prophetic dreams recorded in the Bible, and gives numerous modern examples of dreams and their interpretations. He also tells us of the dream that Abraham Lincoln had ten days before his death, in which the President saw soldiers mounting guard round a coffin and learned that it contained his own body after he had been assassinated.

I feel that in connection with the above it will not be inappropriate to record an extraordinary set of coincidences recently sent to me by an American correspondent:

Lincoln was elected President in 1860, Kennedy in 1960.

Both had children who died while they were living in the White House.

Both were assassinated on a Friday.

Both were killed in the presence of their wives.

Both were shot from behind.

Both were shot in the head.

Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, was born in 1839.

Kennedy’s assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, was born in 1939.

Both Lincoln and Kennedy were concerned with the issue of Civil Rights.

Both Booth and Oswald were Southerners opposed to such reforms.

Both Booth and Oswald were killed before being brought to trial.

Lincoln’s secretary, whose name was Kennedy, advised him not to go to the theatre where he was shot.

Kennedy’s secretary, whose name was Lincoln, advised him not to go to Dallas where he was shot.

Booth shot Lincoln in a theatre and ran to a warehouse.

Oswald shot Kennedy from a warehouse and ran to a theatre.

The names Lincoln and Kennedy both consist of seven letters.

The names of John Wilkes Booth and Lee Harvey Oswald both consist of fifteen letters.

The name of Lincoln’s successor was Johnson.

The name of Kennedy’s successor was Johnson.

Andrew Johnson was born in 1808.

Lyndon Johnson was born in 1908.

Both were Senators

Both were Southern Democrats

The names of Andrew Johnson and Lyndon Johnson both consist of thirteen letters.

What possible explanation can there be for these twenty-four parallels? Truly, ‘There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio . . .’