Déjà vu, from French, literally “already seen”, stands for the sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced had been experienced in the past.
There are a lot of ways to consider this phenomenon from the esoteric ‘I already did this/saw this in a past life’ to the medical ‘it’s a brain memory glitch’.
Probably the sensation of Deja Vu can link to any of the possible explanations, and be the common denominator to a different number of experiences. What I will explore in this post is the link between the Deja Vu and prophecy because that’s the one case I have any tangible experience with.
I don’t experience often Deja Vu, but when I do it’s usually like freezing up in the middle of an action that suddenly feels familiar with the clear awareness of what will come right next.
It’s like suddenly remembering a dream you did not quite knew you had dreamed, and I find myself trying to grasp how exactly know the information looking back, reaching blindly into memory but coming up with nothing. Because even if at that moment the scene feels like something I dreamt about, something I already saw unfolding – I never actually dreamt of that moment or saw it unfolding inside my mind.
To give a tangible example: the morning I was preparing for my last oracular session, I had a surprise visit by a family member. In the middle of it, we got fixing some things on my balcony and there was a precise moment where I stopped right after asking something and knew exactly the answer to my question and how my family member would move while delivering it. From there, it occurred me that when I would have my oracular session, Hekate would have something to tell me, not just the querents, and it was going to be about X matter.
That was a rather random notion I didn’t really think further about but it later turned to be the truth.
So to come to the final point of this entry – I noticed that experiencing deja vu can be a bit like finding yourself on a curve, if you stretch your neck past the feeling you can see part of what lies beyond the curve.
Even if the nature of the feeling suggests that you are re-living something, my theory is that you might have hit a point of your ‘wyrd’ where a course of action was determined and for some reason you can glimpse the future like it’s actually the past.
And this is all I have to say about the subject, unfortunately. Feel free adding your two cents or four.