Dr Eugene Osty – A Summary of Eighty séances around a single case history – 04 February 26th 1917 to September 18th 1917
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
February 26th, 1917.
M. M. placed in the hands of Mme M., at Paris, an object belonging to Jean.
"He had had an operation. . . When he opened his eyes afterwards his memory failed for past things, but only exists for present ones. Only his habits remain, which are instinctive. They are busy with his re- education. He replies when spoken to: if in French, he answers in French; if in German, in German. He has not newly learned the latter language, he knew it already and it has come back to his ear like the instinct to eat.. He begins to remember in fugitive gleams. He does not remember his parents and, therefore, does not suffer ....He is to others as they are to him ; if he is spoken to merrily, he smiles ; if sadly, he is sad ; he submits to the influences of those who speak to him. He is still in that state; the cure will be complete but lengthy . . . with his parents first, then elsewhere, in pleasant travel. The cure will be completed by a medical friend of the family "(here a description of myself)" This doctor will take. great care of him, etc. . . ."
June 22nd, 1917.
Madame G., a friend of M. M., puts into the hands of Mme M-a thing belonging to Jean. The sensitive sees progressive amelioration in the young man's mental state, describes correctly the room in which he should sleep when he returns to his family, and describes the objects that were on the table in that room in December, 1914, and those that were there at the time of the seance. (This was quite unknown to Mme G., and quite correct.) In the same seance, Mme G. placed in the hands of Mme M. a letter from an officer who fell a minute before Lieut. Jean M., quite near him She said:
"He is dead, his wife is suffering from a blow from which she will not recover; he was mortally wounded."
July 27th, 1917.
Seance of M. M. with Mlle de B-_, at Paris.
"I see your wounded son in Germany, in a northern town. It is not known who he is. Papers, identification badge, and money have been stolen. . I see him sitting in a garden, inert, looking vaguely about him. Memory will return by degrees. It is a house for convalescents there are good doctors about him . . they say that his memory will return sooner or later. He has some returns of lucidity, slight and recently. . . He often repeats what is said round him . . his own thought does not often lead to speech. Sometimes they say to him, ' Do you remember? and he replies 'The sky is blue.' He had several operations at first, washings out, a wound reopened several times. He will write . . he will return . . . before very long."
On the same day M. M. had a seance with Mme Fr.
"You eldest son is not dead . nervous exhaustion that will take long to get well. He will return much enfeebled, but will recover."
September 18th, 1917.
Mme G. placed an object belonging to Jean in the hands of Mme M- The sensitive gave a long series of visions going over all that had happened to the young man since the beginning of the war (correct in all that could be verified) and ended by saying,
"He has written . his return is near. His memory is improving . . he thinks of his younger brother who is not now a child, but he thinks of him as he was when a child . he thinks of a fall and an illness of this brother when he was quite a child, that he thought much of at the time." (Mme G. did not know this; it is correct.)