Best Practices for Precognitive Dreaming

Dream journaling is an essential and useful tool

Jen Sonstein Maidenberg


In 2018, I interviewed scientist and author Dr. Dean Radin upon the publication of his book Real Magic. At the time, I was occasionally interviewing authors for a newspaper, but I was super excited for this one as it was the first time I would interview a parapsychology researcher.

On a more personal level, I was looking forward to the opportunity to talk precognition with Radin, who has studied the phenomenon and published papers with new findings related to the extrasensory ability.

I was nervous, as I am sometimes at the beginning of these calls, but I managed at one point during our Skype session to mention to him that I have had precognitive dreams.

Radin asked me for an example, and the one I gave referenced dreaming of a place I had never visited in real life that later, the next day, I would see show up as photograph someone else shared on Facebook.

Radin was unimpressed. He made some comment that basically implied this was a common occurrence. Common? Dreaming what you would see the next day on Facebook? I didn’t know anyone who could do that!

In an effort to remain professional, I didn’t react to Radin’s non-reaction and moved onto my next question, more closely related to the content of the book.

It’s been almost four years since that interview and in the time since, I’ve done a significant amount of independent research on precognition and precognitive dreams. I’ve tracked at least 1000 nights of my own dreams since then, some of which have come true in waking life later. I understand now why Radin seemed unimpressed.

Dreaming the future typically starts out with dreaming of images we will see on social media, TV, newspaper, or the internet. Meaning, dreaming of future images is usually how we start becoming aware that we do, in fact, dream some version of the future.

Have you had this kind of dream? Have you wondered why or how? Or what it means?

I’m not going to address today the hows and whys. For one reason, my own theories and beliefs are still being developed. I would recommend reading Radin’s books, as well as those of…



Jen Sonstein Maidenberg

Dreamwork practitioner, researcher, writer. Healthfully obsessed with dreams, time, & memory. To learn about one-on-one dreamwork, visit