Dr Eugene Osty – A Summary of Eighty séances around a single case history – 06 March 20th 1919 to October 1919.
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
March 20th, 1919.
I had a small piece of leather from the lining of a hat belonging to Jean put in the hands of Mlle L., who knew nothing of the family of M. Louis M. As soon as she had this, she described the missing man and said:
"He is ill in a frontier town, suffering from loss of memory; his brain is affected . . . amnesia . he does a daily exercise to restore memory . . as soon as he remembers he will speak."
M. Louis M. puts an object belonging to Jean in the hands of Mme M-.
"This man is living, but suffering from amnesia . . . round him there is a small group of three or four similar cases. He speaks strangely from time to time. He speaks several languages. The brain is sick but living, a drowsy brain now waking up. "The house where he is being cared for is a large building, not ancient, but like a large family hotel or convent . . very large, not a private house. In front there is a large courtyard. I go in. I see many small, narrow windows; I go out and see all round it a smiling countryside, ponds, much water here and there, like lakes, a valley on one side, and on the other white mountain tops, lit up by the sunshine. . . The house where he is living is in the east, close to the frontier. . He has come to himself. There will be much indirect statement, but he will give his name and nationality. He will not stay there long; his time there seems to me nearly ended; there is no more time ....I see him travelling later, not with strangers, but with the person now here present . . a sojourn in a large town where there is water . . . several persons join him there Later, I see him in his family . . they take much pains to restore his mental health. He is looked after by a man, who feels as a friend towards him, and dominates him . this man seems to tear away the veils of the brain and restores him to complete life; then family life is resumed as it formerly was."
M. Louis M. had one seance with Mme M-, one with Mlle de B- and one with a Mme G., a metagnomic subject under hypnosis, never before tried by him. AII the information given may be summed up as-your wounded son still suffers from loss of memory, but will soon rejoin you.
Lieutenant Jean M. has not returned.
He has never written.
The most strenuous researches have revealed nothing.
There is no trace of him in the hospitals of Germany, Switzerland, and France.
No grave on the battlefields shows his burial-place.
All tends to show that the bullet that struck his forehead in the battle of Verdun killed him.
His body was probably buried by earth thrown up by the shells.