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I have never left a room without opening the window to allow the spirit to go free



Type of spiritual experience



An hallucination remember is the superimposition of a spiritual image over the images from the sensory systems

A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Alison Hole, a nurse, wrote to us describing the moments after the death of one of her patients. The heaviness in the atmosphere of a room after a death, and the feeling that 'something' lingers on after a death and must be released has also been mentioned by several other correspondents.

. . . walking across the room was slow as the atmosphere was heavy and the floor was like walking through tar. Once I opened the window . . . the atmosphere in the room cleared, and I noticed a white bird the other side of the window. While it is quite normal for birds to nest or rest on the hospital window ledges, this was around 4 a.m. in the winter, it was dark out and too early for the dawn, and this was not a seagull. I never saw another pale bird nor have I ever left a room without opening the window to allow the spirit to go free.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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Observation contributed by: Neffy Limb