Gibier, Dr Paul - Psychism Analysis of Things Existing - The prophetic dream of Mrs C
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 lady with whom the author is acquainted and who is willing to vouch for that which follows, had this dream :
When she was twenty years old Mrs. C. was living in A , a sea- board town. She had a dream, the principal subject of which was a young man, who sought to marry her. The face of this young man, whom she did not know, inspired her with a certain repugnance, and she tried in her dream to avoid him. When she awoke the dream was vividly recalled, as, she says, are most of her dreams.
During the forenoon of the following day, having to go out, the young lady followed a street which led to the harbor ; there she suddenly saw at the door of a brewer's establishment the self-same face of the young man who had wooed her in her dream.
She was faint from surprise, and had to exert all her will power to avoid falling. Information having been sought from the brewer, who was an acquaintance of the family of the percipient, it was learned that the young man had come for the first time from beyond the sea, and had only landed that very morning. He had taken residence at the brewer's, who was a relative, and with whom he expected to became associated in business.
Later the young man, having possibly heard of the dream, and it becoming an indirect suggestion to him, asked the young lady's hand in marriage; but she, decidedly under a suggestion from the dream which haunted her whenever she happened to see the subject of it, declined the offer.