The Victorian era was known for their scientific progress. But even though medicine was improving, and railroads, telephones and steamships were being developed, there was a huge interest in mysticism. Everybody from Queen Victoria to the editors of Scientific American were fascinated with the spiritual world.
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill’s spiritual advisor of choice was a palmist. Mrs. Charlotte Robinson. She told England’s most infamous novelist at the time, Oscar Wilde (who had written only one book The Picture of Dorian Gray prior to seeing her) that he would “write four plays and then you will disappear. I cannot see you at all.”
After this premonition, he wrote four comedies. Lady Windermere’s Fan, A Woman of No Importance, An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Earnest. All were huge successes. After the release of his 4th play, he was arrested for “gross indecency” for being openly gay and sentenced to a couple of years in prison. He died three years later without writing another play. Needless to say, Robinson became famous.
Could she really predict the future? Well, according to Churchill, the answer is a resounding YES!
After Churchill had one reading, he sent her a letter saying “I trust you may be right in your forecast.” No one knows exactly what was said during their time together, but a few weeks later after that letter arrived to his psychic, the town of Oldham, lost one of their representatives to sudden death. Robert Ascroft was a strong and healthy young man when he got pneumonia. He died six days later, less than a month before the election. The Conservative party needed a candidate and Churchill was ready. He wrote to his mother “There is no doubt that if anyone can win, I can.” And he did. His confidence and positive thinking about the outcome might have had a little help from the “unknown.”
We might never understand how anyone has the ability to “know” something, but they do, we do, and I do. Don’t discount the known because it is “unknown.” It might prove helpful to you someday.