The Predictions of Jeane Dixon: Renown Astrologer, and Psychic
The last article spoke of my appreciation for the work of Edgar Cayce and this article will deal with the predictions of Jeane Dixon, another favorite of mine. Jeane Dixon was also a psychic, astrologer, and syndicated columnist who was one of the most influential prophets of the 20th century.
Jeane said that as a young girl she visited a gypsy who gave her a crystal ball and told her she was destined to become a great prophet (seer). She possessed the ability to convince the public of her predictions which is now known as the "Jeane Dixon effect.” She was a charismatic and made many predictions that came true. For example, she predicted the assassination of President John Kennedy. However, many more proved to be incorrect.
She thought Richard Nixon would win and then be assassinated in office though. Her actual words to the public were it would be a democratic president who would die in office and so that was close enough for her followers. However, the Jeane Dixon effect was the ability to predict a few events correctly but ignore the predictions that proved false. This term was first used by a mathematician from Temple University by the name of John Allen Paulos.
Ruth Montgomery’s book A Gift of Prophecy: the Phenomenal Jeane Dixon, was a success in its time and sold over three million copies. This book helped to propel Dixon’s success. My Life and Prophecies was another best seller written by “Rene Noorbergen" which chronicled Jeane’s life. However, Adele Fletcher, sued Dixon and received 5 percent royalties, because she claimed Dixon had taken her manuscript and rewrote it.
Richard Nixon and Nancy Reagan were avid followers of Jeane. Nancy looked towards her for astrological predictions and Richard Nixon invited her to oval office and was particularly interested in her prediction of terrorist attacks after the Munich massacre. He set up a committee to study the possibility.
Dixon made a few predictions about the end times throughout her lifetime. She predicted a dispute over the Quemoy and Matsu islands, which are offshore Chinese Islands. This dispute would cause World War III, in 1958. Then she predicted the end would come in 1962 as a result of a planetary alignment.
I used to have her book and I remember reading how she also predicted the world would end in the year 2020. There would be a voice that would be heard all over the world saying “It is done”, and then Jesus would return to the earth to defeat the Antichrist. The battle between Satan and Christ on earth would be between 2020 and 2030.
I have to admit this eerie prediction has stayed with me all these years. I was in my teens when I read that prophesy.