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Something which is very hard to describe left up through his body and out of his head

Identifier

021507

Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination

Background

Remember an hallucination is the super-imposition of a spiritual image over that being received from the sense of  sight

A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Gill Fernley's account of what she saw at the time of her father's death:

As he died, something which is very hard to describe because it was so unexpected and because I had seen nothing like it, left up through his body and out of his head. It resembled distinct delicate waves/lines of smoke (smoke is not the right word but I have not got a comparison) and then disappeared. I was the only one to see it. It left me with such a sense of peace and comfort. I don't think that we were particularly close, as my sister and I had been sent off to boarding school at an early age. I do not believe in God. But as to an afterlife, I now really do not know what to think.

 

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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Activities

Observation contributed by: Neffy Limb