Edmonds, Judge John Worth - The brother of the Greek patriot Marco Bozarris informs Evangelides, via Laura in trance, of the death of his son
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery – After Death – Camille Flammarian
With her as an intermediary, people who were perfect strangers to us could speak to their dead friends in their own languages. The following occurrence, among others, took place:
One evening I had a visit from a stranger, a Greek named Evangelides; it was not long before he was speaking to Laura in his own tongue. In the course of the conversation he seemed greatly affected, and even shed tears. Six or seven people were present, and one of them asked the reason for his emotion. The Greek avoided a direct reply, saying that it was a question of family matters.
On the next day he renewed his conversation with Laura, and since there were no strangers in my home this time, he gave us the desired explanation.
The invisible personality with whom he was speaking, with Laura as an intermediary, said that he was an intimate friend, who had died in Greece: the brother of the Greek patriot Marco Bozarris. This friend informed Evangelides of the death of his (Evangelides's) son, who had stayed in Greece and had been in excellent health when his father left for America.
Ten days after his first visit Evangelides informed us that he had just received a letter telling him of the death of his son.
This letter must have been on its way at the time of his first interview with Laura.
I should like to know how I should regard this occurrence. It is impossible to deny it; it was too startlingly evident. I might just as well deny that the sun shines upon us. Nor could I consider it an illusion, for there was nothing to distinguish it from any other reality which one grows aware of at any time in one's life.
All this took place in the presence of from eight to ten persons, all of them educated, intelligent, logical, and as capable as any one of distinguishing an illusion from a real occurrence. It would be vain to contend that it was the reflection of our own thoughts.
We had never seen this man; he had been introduced to us by a friend on that very evening. Moreover, even supposing that our minds could have transmitted to him the idea that his son was dead, how could our thoughts have made Laura understand and speak Greek, a language which she had never heard?
J. W. EDMONDS