Michael Laitman
Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute

Why Does Deja VU Happen?

Why Do We Feel That Something Has Already Occurred?

When our brain starts comparing different phenomena, then it seems as if a certain event has already taken place. We start embedding one video fragment into another, one picture into another, and we thus encounter what we call “déjà vu.”

However, on the other hand, we also have premonitions or foresights when we feel that a particular action should take place in the current moment. We then start feeling the thoughts of others, or we anticipate various waves that extent toward us. Such phenomena take place because we exist in a single unified system of nature, and we have a certain sense that comes from living in this system and can guess various forthcoming events via some preliminary signs.

Some people have developed this sensation, like Wolf Messing or Bedouins who live in the desert. They have a highly developed sense of nature. In particular, Messing could foresee several years into the future. He could simply predict certain events because he felt that they would happen. It does not mean, however, that he could change anything.

The wisdom of Kabbalah, on the other hand, lets us mitigate future events. What is set to happen will happen, but it can happen in a milder form. Whether we encounter a harsher or milder form of a future event depends on the extent to which we either precede it with positive connection among each other, or whether we fail to apply any motion to connect and let the unabated human ego—the desire to enjoy at others’ expense—drive our evolution forward.

If we positively connect by developing relations of mutual concern, respect and responsibility to each other, we will then encounter a more harmonious and peaceful future. On the contrary, if we let our egos drive us forward, then our increased exploitation, manipulation and abuse of each other will lead us to a life of increasing torments and hardships from nature.

About the Author
Michael Laitman is a PhD in Philosophy and Kabbalah. MSc in Medical Bio-Cybernetics. Founder and president of Bnei Baruch Kabbalah Education & Research Institute. Author of over 40 books on spiritual, social and global transformation. His new book, The Jewish Choice: Unity or Anti-Semitism, is available on Amazon: