Dickens, Charles - Hearing his characters speak to him
Type of Spiritual Experience
Dickens also said, on another occasion in regard to his sister-in-law Mary, that after her death he was haunted by her image every day, and dreamt that he saw her every night for a year.
A description of the experience
Mr. G. H. Lewes, in an article in the "Fortnightly Review" (February, 1872) on "Charles Dickens," states an interesting fact in reference to his brain-fictions, namely (what the novelist had himself told him), that " every word said by his characters was distinctly heard by him. I was at first," he adds, "not a little puzzled to account for the fact that he could hear language so utterly unlike the language of real feeling, and not be aware of its preposterousness ; but the surprise vanished when I thought of the phenomena of hallucination."
The source of the experienceDickens, Charles
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Communication with disembodied souls