Janet, Pierre - L'Automatisme psychologique – Sight returns to Mary via suggestion
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Mr. Pierre Janet - L'Automatisme psychologique
Also quoted in Gabriel Delanne - Materials for use in the study of Reincarnation
More interesting studies were made by this means on Mary; I was able, by bringing her back successively to different periods of her existence, to observe all the different states of sensitivity through which she passed and the causes of all the modifications.
So she is now completely blind in her left eye, and claims to have been so since birth. If we take her back to the age of 7, we see that she is still anesthetic in her left eye; but if we suggest that she be only 6 years old, we realize that she sees well with both eyes, and we can determine the time and the very curious circumstances in which she lost the sensitivity of her left eye. The memory automatically achieved a state of physical health of which the subject had no recollection.
The source of the experienceJanet, Pierre
Concepts, symbols and science items
Activities and commonsteps
SuppressionsBlindness, macular degeneration and other sight impairment