A dream of a pinprick, results in a real wound
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
From The Mystery of the Human Double – Ralph Shirley
Copied from a book of Miss Amherst’s Father, Amherst advised her to write and have it signed. It ran:
"One night last January, 1872, I, Ann Amherst, dreamt that I saw Mary de Lys and that I had a large pin in my hand and in speaking to her energetically about something I gave her a tremendous prick on the forefinger of her right hand.
She made a face as of one in pain which I saw distinctly in my dream and said: 'Oh, this pin! How it hurts! Why did you do it?'
The next morning on coming downstairs I found her and Louey sitting together by the fire in the library. Mary was holding her finger and, with the same expression of pain I had seen in my dream, she said the same words, and I, feeling quite scared, thought for a moment I had done it and said to her and to Louey's astonishment: 'Did I do it?'
She did not in the least know how or when it had been done and Louey had been looking in vain for a pin in Mary's dress that might have caused the prick. Before coming down in the morning and hearing what Mary said I had not mentioned my dream to a living soul. I should also state that both our bedroom doors were locked all night.
The finger was bad for several days and had to be plastered up. It was the same finger and hand I had seen in my dream, the forefinger of the right hand."
Signed: ANNIE AMHERST
MARY DE LYS
LOUISE W. AMHERST