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A vision on the beaches of Dunkirk

Identifier

011894

Type of Spiritual Experience

Vision
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Inside the Black Room – Dr Jack Vernon

Isolation in Sensory deprivation reawakened one war experience for one person in an interesting fashion. Early in World War II he had been on the beach at Dunkirk.

….While awaiting rescue, he, along with many others, was pinned down by heavy shelling. During that time he had an extremely vivid vision of his father, who said to him,

"Don't worry, you will live to be an old gray-headed man."

Memory of that vision was forcefully brought back to him on the day he was released from S.D. While in S.D. his beard had grown, and for the first time it had gotten long enough for him to discover that he had a gray beard. His hair had not turned gray, but his beard had.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Overwhelming fear and terror
War.

Commonsteps

References