The Shape of Things to Come

The Shape of Things to Come, Jane Teresa Anderson

This is the extraordinary true story of a scientist’s quest to understand her ability to see future events in her dreams.

The Shape of Things to Come is Jane Teresa Anderson’s third book, published by Random House in 1998.
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A fascinating exploration of precognition

Drawing on current breakthroughs in modern science, this fascinating exploration of precognition is guaranteed to change your perceptions of reality and persuade you that not only is it possible to predict the future, but it’s possible to change it too.

Jane Teresa Anderson’s ground-breaking research provides a scientific explanation for precognition – the knowledge of future events. To do this she takes the reader on a truly compelling tour through telepathy, clairvoyancy, hypnosis, synchronicity and quantum physics. You will meet some of the fifty precognitive dreamers and visionaries she interviewed along the way, and discover that their extraordinary experiences cannot be dismissed as random events or chance. Four esteemed professional clairvoyants tell of their own experiences, hopes, fears and philosophies while Jane acts the detective and weighs up the body of evidence. On her incredible journey Jane also raises vital questions about predetermination, free will and the nature of god.

Reality, as you think you know it, will never be the same again.

Jane’s quest travels the realms of spiritual meaning and purpose while also presenting down-to-earth practical steps and scientific models, based on her own research and personal experience to help you gain insight into the shape of things to come in your own life. This startling research will challenge your perceptions of time, synchronicity, personal power and individual responsibility in your personal and collective futures.


Hypnotised into the future

Jane Teresa: “It was during my research for this book that I decided on this experiment. I knew that people had visited their past under hypnosis, and I wanted to see if I could visit my future in this way. My book was about time and the way in which some dreams access the future, so I wanted to explore the nature of time and the future.

I worked with a hypnotherapist for six sessions. In the earlier sessions I simply aimed to visit my future, record it, then wait and see what actually happened. We got some very interesting results! The question became ‘Is the future fixed or are we creating it?’ I designed the later sessions to explore this. Under hypnosis I experimented with manifesting specific future details in my life.”

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The body of evidence

Chapter 1   When dreams come true

Chapter 2   Visions of the future

Chapter 3   Meet the professionals

Chapter 4   Hypnotised into the future

Chapter 5   And the big questions are …


The mind questions ‘How?’

Chapter 6   Where is tomorrow?

Chapter 7   Safe science

Chapter 8   Stunned by synchronicity

Chapter 9   Thoughts in a coffee cup

Chapter 10  Time as a red herring

Chapter 11   Hocus pocus or just plain focus?

Chapter 12   Gathering threads


The soul searches for meaning

Chapter 13   God: the painter or the painting?

Chapter 14   Mirror, mirror, who am I?

Chapter 15   Responsibility for the future

Chapter 16   How to develop precognition and make it work for you


A dream: Deja deja vu

Sincerely yours


300 pages

Jane Teresa Anderson

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Paperback book, published by Random House ISBN 0091 83667 0

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