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Hamilton, Dr Allan - The Aura of Death

Identifier

011898

Type of spiritual experience

Hallucination

Background

The energy coming from the patient is turned via synaesthesia into a complex 'hallucination'.

A description of the experience

The Scalpel and the Soul – Dr Allan Hamilton

In my third year of medical school I came upon a terrible secret: I could predict when someone was going to die. There would be a visual warning about when a patient was ready to expire. Usually these pre-monitions were quite accurate.

It was not a cognitive process. It is also not a pleasant gift, because it's associated with a dark sense of foreboding.  When I know an individual is going to die, I am overtaken by a sickening sense of dread in the pit of my stomach, a terrible feeling of inescapable doom. A dark sixth sense.

The secret is simple: a dull, waxy, yellowish light accumulates around those who are about to die.

I first appreciated this premonition when my beloved old Labrador retriever, Odin, was dying. I was still working for Chris Krasner and he had been kind enough to do extensive tests and found that Odin was suffering from an incurable abdominal cancer. In a matter of a few weeks he was in enough pain that I was forced to put him to sleep.

I noticed that as I held Odin in my arms, and Chris administered the euthanizing solution into his veins, that there was a perceptible change in the light coming from Odin's eyes and face.

…………..I began to notice that there seemed to be some energy or light that spread out from the animals themselves, and then completely enveloped them right before the moment of death arrived.

This energy always emerged, collected, and then departed an instant or two before the animal actually died. At the time, I did not know what I should do with my awareness of this energy phenomenon.

Later, as a medical student, I became aware that I could perceive a similar pale yellowish hue around human patients, almost like the light thrown by a candle. The waxy light from patients reminded me of my recollections about animals. This glow would seem to shine from underneath the patient's skin.

Invariably, when I saw it, patients would die soon.

As their impending death drew nearer, the yellow-coloured light grew more tightly focused around their bodies and faces. Watching this focusing of the light was like watching a theatre spotlight drawing closer around a performer onstage.

The source of the experience

Hamilton, Dr Allan

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