Gibier, Dr Paul - Psychism Analysis of Things Existing - The stages and effects of hypnotism
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.
…. when the operation takes place under a safe hand, this is what may be observed: The subject, after having rapidly passed through the various stages we have mentioned, viz
1. The state of credulity
2. The cataleptic
3. The, somnambulistic
4. The lethargic
begins that of dissociation. The mind escapes from its bonds, together with a certain amount of vital or animic energy, and places itself in communication with external things. At first, this loosening of bonds consists in a simple radiation about the body, and at this stage the subjects are able to read by means of their hands, forehead, epigastrium, feet, etc.
They may cause objects to move around them without apparent contact or manifest sensitiveness outside of the body . In one word, the "openings of the lantern" are not only the eyes, the ears or the other organs of special sense, but one unique sense enlightens itself through all the pores of the body.
Then there is no more brain for perception and thought, but perception and thought are everywhere. In this state the subject can, by means of the ambient ether whose vibrations cause a vibration in unison with his exteriorized animic ether, understand a multitude of past, present and even future events.