Dream of friend's suicide
Type of Spiritual Experience
BackgroundThe dying friend would be experiencing extreme emotion
A description of the experience
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L,
Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul
On a certain evening, I came out of the Grand Café at Cette, leaving a good friend of mine within, in perfect health. It was exactly midnight. I went to bed in excellent humor and slept the sleep of the just, with no other preoccupation than that of enjoying a well-earned repose.
All at once, at three o’clock in the morning, I sat up in my bed, wakened by a frightful nightmare. I saw my comrade, his skull open, breathing his last, bidding me farewell and embracing me. It was horrible! I can still see clearly that frightful vision. I got up terrified, dressed, and waited for day in the hope that the distraction of the coming and going in the streets would drive away the frightful nightmare that obsessed me. At seven o’clock in the morning I set out from my home. They were just coming to tell me that my lamented comrade, Théaubon, while visiting a friend, had, after events that do not concern us here, jumped out of a window and broken his skull, which had caused instant death.
Stunned, overwhelmed, and still under the impression of my dream, I thought I was going to faint.
What I tell you is the exact truth, for I have too much respect and veneration for the great scholar whom I admire to tell him anything that is not literally true.
Louis Périer, Employed in the Town-hall at Cette
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
Flammarion, C., Carroll, L, (1922) Death and its mystery: before death, proofs of the existence of the soul, London T.Fisher Unwin, Ltd