Dr Eugene Osty - Supernormal faculties in Man – 05 Fate is not fixed
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
For my own part, no metagnomic subject from 1910 to July, 1914, announced the war to me, nor took account of that event in my life, though I was an assiduous investigator.
One only, Mme Loni-Feignez, foresaw one of the aspects in the earlier stages of the war. In. May, 1912, she, thinking to describe my then occupations, said:
"You are living in a little town in central France. I see your house facing a small open- space . . but your work is not there . . . you go for your work to a large house where you have an office . . . there you handle a mass of papers . . what a number of sheets you touch .' . . they bring them to. you, from another office alongside .of your where many men are writing . . -. they are continually passing from their office to yours . . . you look at the papers they bring and return them . other people, too, bring you papers from outside; you look and write and give them back . . what a number of pieces of paper!"
All this had no relation whatever to my then mode of life; but from August, 1914, this became one of the aspects of my daily life as chief medical officer of the hospital and the circle. I lived in a snowstorm of administrative papers.
The isolated nature of these previsions makes it clear that the sensitive does not perceive a part of the life by direct perception as if he had a paranormal sense functioning outside Time; for in that case the chief characteristics of the situation would have been cognized-the uniform, care of the wounded, and so on.
As soon as the war had begun, when the event was in my mind and I was taking a part in it, then the sensitives consulted at irregular intervals, foreknew the general course of my existence during the war (it was as they said) and some of them were preinformed of episodes that came to pass.