Gibier, Dr Paul - Psychism Analysis of Things Existing - A case of accident occurring during a dark seance
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
PSYCHISM Analysis of Things Existing ESSAYS BY PAUL GIBIER, M. D. Director of the New York Pasteur Institute.
A case of accident occurring during a dark seance happened to Mr. P., one of the most distinguished members of the Parisian press, who communicated it to us.
This gentleman had been invited to a private house at Passy, to be present at a spiritual seance, in which the animic force was furnished by Mr. Sh., a well-known American medium.
At a given moment, the medium sat at the piano; several string instruments, among them a guitar, had been placed upon a table beyond his reach. The onlookers formed a circle by joining hands, and the lights were extinguished. The medium played a tune on the piano, and soon after the other instruments were heard to take up the strain, while they floated above the heads of those present, near the ceiling, moving about and being heard in various parts of the room.
Suddenly Mr. P. felt that he had been struck upon the head and was half-stunned. On putting his hand to his forehead, he cried that he was hurt and bleeding. At the same time the guitar fell upon his knees. As soon as the lamps were lighted, it was seen that his face and hands were covered with blood; the guitar had struck him with one of its sharp comers in the middle of the forehead, and Mr. P. will carry for the remainder of his life the scar resulting from this cut.
Mr. P. is still interested in occult things, but does not care to be invited to any more seances held in the dark.