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Dreaming of sick father

Identifier

010095

Type of spiritual experience

A description of the experience

Flammarion, C., Carroll, L,
Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul

The following instance of telepathic sensation has been described by Dr. Foissac (“Chance ou la Destinée,” page 599) as having been experienced by himself. At the time the importance of these events was never suspected:

When I was a medical student and interne at Dupuytren, I dreamed that I saw my father attacked with an illness which was bringing him to the grave. I awoke in great distress, which I tried to overcome, telling myself that I had left my father the Sunday before in perfect health; it was now Wednesday. I told myself that it was really a weakness to grow anxious over a dream, and I resolved to pay no attention to it. But the image of my dying father was continually before my mind and, although I was ashamed of my weakness, in order to escape from this obsession I left for Saint-Germain, where I found my father ill of inflammation of the lungs, which carried him off in five days.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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Activities

References and further reading

Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, (1922) Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul, London T.Fisher Unwin, Ltd

Observation contributed by: Monica Van Rossem