A prophetic dream of the death of her cousin
Type of Spiritual Experience
We don't know whether the dream was relayed to her cousin. That might have added some interest as then it would have amounted to a death prayer.
A description of the experience
The Future and Beyond – H F Saltmarsh
This case is taken from Journal, IV, 222:
A girl, sixteen years old, dreamed that she was walking with her cousin, having been to a musical entertainment. Suddenly the cousin, B, appeared to faint and leaned for support against some railings. She tried to support her, but gradually B sank to the ground and died.
About a week later B, who had been to an operatic performance, fainted in the street on her way home and died. Subsequent inquiries showed that she had leaned for support against some railings and gradually subsided dead. The account is confirmed by the mother and sister of the dreamer, who had been told of the dream before the event.
In this case the dream was not an exact representation of the actual event, as the dreamer herself played a part therein, whereas she was not present when B died. This discrepancy may be taken as mere dramatization by the dreaming mind.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBeing a child
Dreaming and lucid dreaming