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Saint-Saens - When the lions turned

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006536

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

from Death and its mystery - Camille Flammarion

When, for the first time, I made application as a candidate for the Academie des Beaux-Arts, I was not nominated.  This rather provoked me and I told myself mentally, looking at the Egyptian lions that adorn, in such bizarre fashion, the facade of the Institute:
"I shall present myself again when the lions turn around"

Some time afterwards - the lions were turned!

The source of the experience

Saint-Saens

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