Julian of Norwich - The Curate thrust a crucifix into her face
Type of Spiritual Experience
The Curate thrust a crucifix into her face and this is what happened next – a hallucination this time ………..
A description of the experience
Julian of Norwich – Revelations of Divine Love
AND after this I saw with bodily sight in the face of the crucifix that hung before me, on the which I gazed continually, a part of His Passion: despite, spitting and sullying, and buffetting, and many languoring pains, more than I can tell, and often changing of colour.
And one time I saw half the face, beginning at the ear, over-gone with dry blood till it covered to the mid-face. And after that the other half [was] covered on the same wise, the whiles in this [first] part [it vanished] even as it came. This saw I bodily, troublously and darkly; and I desired more bodily sight, to have seen more clearly