Abercrombie - Essay on Intellectual Powers – Recall of being a baby
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Abercrombie - Essay on Intellectual Powers
As quoted in Gabriel Delanne - Materials for use in the study of Reincarnation
A lady, in the last period of a chronic illness, was taken from London to the countryside. Her little daughter, who was not yet speaking, was brought to her, and after a short visit, she was taken back to the city. The lady died a few days later, the daughter grew up without remembering her mother, until she reached maturity. It was then that she had the opportunity to see the room where her mother had died. Although she was unaware of it, when she entered this room, she trembled; as she was asked about the cause of her emotion: "I have, she said, the distinct impression of having come to this room in the past. In that corner there was a lady lying there, looking very sick, who leaned over me and cried.
A man with a very strong artistic temperament (this is a notable point) went with friends to play a game near a castle in Sussex County that he had no memory of having visited. As he approached the front door, he had an extremely vivid impression that he had already seen it, and that he saw not only that door, but people sitting upstairs on the porch, and a donkey downstairs at the bottom. This particular conviction was imposed on him, so he asked his mother for some clarification on this point. He learned from her that, being 16 months old, he had been taken to this place, that he had been carried in a basket on the back of a donkey; that he had been left downstairs with the donkeys and servants, while the older members of the group had sat to eat at the castle door.