Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections – Mrs M. E. Fearn, of Iver Heath, Bucks has a lucid dream
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Dr Robert Crookall - More Astral projections
Case No. 243 - Mrs M. E. Fearn, of Iver Heath, Bucks., sent the following narrative (in litt.,June 1, 1961) an experience which she could not understand. She said,
I had been asleep, or so I thought, when suddenly I was fully awake with my heart beating fast as when one gets a shock. Someone had been bending over me, looking at me. I had a strong feeling that I had been somewhere. I lay awake and tried to recall where. Then it all came back to me very clearly.
I seemed to be travelling up through space. Things were not very clear, as there was a kind of mist. Then, as things got clearer, I saw my mother, one of my sisters and my brother, all talking together. (All these three had 'passed on'). They did not see me as they were looking away from me. My mother was saying, 'Look, here she comes !' I looked in the direction in which they were looking, and saw a very bright light which got bigger as it approached.
Then I saw my other sister (also 'passed over'). She came up to me and said, ‘You must go back !' I replied, 'No, I do not want to go home ! ... I felt very upset and having to come back. I put my arm around her shoulders and she said, 'Don't touch my back !' ... She took my arm and we floated down and down. And that was when I 'came to' with a start. I tried to recall why she said, 'Don't touch my back !' Then I remembered that her lungs had been affected with T.B. when she died ...
The explanation is doubtless the same as that given by the present writer in his book The Study and Practice of ,Astral Projection (Aquarian Press, 1961, p.64) for a strange experience of Col. R. M. Lester. Miss Fearn had "taken on" the last-illness symptoms of her sister just as the two were parting, i.e. when her vehicle of vitality (and perceptions) were involved, the ("dead") sister "remembered" her last earthly feelings and caused Miss Fearn to "remember" them by proxy! This sort of thing is highly evidential.