Jedi Council Member
But can they really predict things that haven't happened yet?
Predictions or something else, have many years leaving clues to prepare us for the reality to come.
For some, yes. It's also often strange to feel like you knew all this was going to happen and not know exactly why. The Cass's mentioned something interesting that I tend to relate it to that which I describe:
"Anyone or anything that tries to provide you with false knowledge, false information, will fail. Since knowledge is at the root of all existence, that same material substance that you adopt will protect you against absorbing false information that is not knowledge."
Clues have been scattered all over the place in various forms like in comics, movies, series, video games, etc. The most curious for me have been powers of characters that relate to the work of emotions but in an objective way as the one promoted here, by Gurdjieff and all those recommended to read. Or how fragments of the Sufi teachings have been adapted into a comic or animated series to make it indirectly digestible for some particular people whether or not it is intentional.
And curiously, the most important predictions are in times close to the described event. As if it were the most immediate probable future and the circumstances were the most appropriate to be part of reality. For example, an event predicted 30 years ago, is usually taken up every few years or only 2 years before it happens.
What happens when the future we imagine is so terrible that we don't want to live to see it? For many science fiction writers, the idea of alternate futures and parallel timelines has been something that can and should be explored in short stories and novels. In "Days of Future Past" (originally published in The X-Men # 141, January 1981), John Byrne was an essential part of the creative process, not only for his role as co-writer, but also for his interest in time travel stories and especially in the Sentinels.
John Byrne is a famous comic book writer who is known in the comic book circles as the Soothsayer. His comic book arcs eerily always turn true. In one such issue he wrote for DC, Superman saves a Space Crew from certain death when the Space Shuttle catches fire.
The Eagle was a British Comic Strip that ran from 1950 to 1969
Dan Perkins, better known as Tom Tomorrow, 1994 titled This Modern World.