18. Contemporaneous humanity has also its prophets. More than one writer, poet, litterateur, historian, and philosopher has predicted in his writings the future march of things which is realized around us today.
This aptitude comes often, without doubt, from a rectitude of judgment which deduces logical consequences from the present; but often, also, it is the result of a special unconscious clairvoyance, or of a strange inspiration. That which these men have done in life, they can for a much stronger reason do, and with more exactitude, in the spiritual state, when the spiritual sight is no more obscured by matter.