Prefigurative dreams, faith healing, out-of-body experiences--this offering in The Unexplained series explores examples of...

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THE UNCANNY

Prefigurative dreams, faith healing, out-of-body experiences--this offering in The Unexplained series explores examples of five such phenomena. The authors advance various theories, but leaving readers to draw their own conclusions. In 1907 the hemophiliac son of Tsar Nicholas lay dying of internal bleeding until the ""mad monk"" Rasputin cured him, apparently with the power of prayer. In 1922 a lost dog tracked his master across the Pacific Ocean. Do animals have super senses or were the Earth's magnetic fields responsible for his remarkable tracking powers? In 1947 boxer Sugar Ray Robinson dreamed that he would kill his next opponent. He tried to cancel the fight but his promoters convinced him to go on. The opponent died; had Sugar Ray picked up his opponent's anxiety about the fight in his dream? These are intriguing questions, but the text barely scratches the surface in attempts to explore such puzzling events, all of which are discussed in other sources. A jumbled and frenetic design featuring intersecting color blocks and varying typefaces busies the book without giving it substance.

Pub Date: July 1, 1998

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 48

Publisher: Sterling

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 1, 1998