Costanzi Theater fire
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L,
Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul
Our next case of mental vision is of the same order. Lombroso published the following letter, sent him by hls colleague in the university, Professor De Sauctis:
I was once at Rome with my family, which had remained in the country. As the house had been robbed the year before, my brother was in the habit of sleeping there. One evening he told me he was going to the Costanzi Theater. I had come in alone and was beginning to read when I was suddenly seized with terror. I struggled against it and was beginning to undress, but I remained obsessed by the thought that the theatre was on fire and my brother in danger.
I put the light out; but, growing more and more disturbed, I lit it again, contrary to my usual custom, and decided to await my brother’s return before I went to sleep. I was truly frightened, just as a child might be. At half-past twelve I heard the door open, and what was my astonishment when my, brother told me about the panic that had been caused by the outbreak of a fire, which had coincided with the hour of my anxiety.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
OverloadsOverwhelming fear and terror
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, (1922) Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul, London T.Fisher Unwin, Ltd