Judging from the number of books and YouTube videos now available on the subject, out-of-body experiences (OOBEs) seem to be enjoying a contemporary revival, and there is surely no hobby more ontologically controversial.
Because of our natural ‘temporal bias,’ we seldom consider the possibility that our dreams (let alone our waking thoughts) refer to future events. This is the main reason precognitive dreams are so seldom reported. We simply don’t notice them.
Carl Jung’s theory of synchronicity is a muddle, little more than a label slapped onto a mystery without really offering any illumination. Synchronicity seems like a placeholder concept, awaiting a better, more coherent story.
You don’t have to be a hardheaded materialist skeptic or an atheist to be troubled by the idea of synchronicity. Even if we believe in God, many people aren’t comfortable living in a world of signs and miracles.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, my alarm awoke me around 6:30AM and I did what I always try to do before dragging myself from bed: I rolled over, grabbed my notebook and pen, and jotted notes on whatever dream images I could recall from the night before.