Didier, Alexis – Reads the thoughts of Victor Hugo
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, - Death and its mystery: before death
… with the famous Alexis, a clairvoyant subject, at the time very famous, who had been hypnotized by Marcillet:
Victor Hugo was present at this séance, with his habitual curiosity, and had prepared at his home a package, hidden in the midst of which was a single word printed in large characters. The package was first turned about in all directions by the somnambulist, who, at the end of a moment, spelled out “P-o-l-i- poli. I do not see the next letter, but I see those that come after i-q-u-e- eight letters – no nine –t- politique; that is surely it. The word is printed on light-green paper; Monsieur Hugo has taken it from a pamphlet which I see at his home.” Marcillet at once asked Victor Hugo if it were true, and the poet hastened to do justice to the lucidity of the subject. From this time on, second sight counted Victor Hugo amount the number of its most illustrious defenders.
In our epoch, we call this exercise “thought-reading,’ and we think we have found an explanation in this!