Laubscher, B J F - The secrets of Anna; summoning squirrels
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
B J Laubscher – Where Mystery dwells
After my recovery I met a lovely Afrikaans girl whose name was Anna. She had such an amazing kindliness about her and such a tremendous affection for animals that it was quite a pleasure to sit in the Botanical Gardens with her and listen to her delightful interpretations of squirrel conversation, and their remarks about humans; and then she told me that she had learned this art from an Outa on their farm who used to regale her as a little girl with stories of animal conversations.
This identification with nature appeared so natural that our metaphors frequently included descriptions of people with animal qualities and peculiarities. But this is not the reason for mentioning my meeting with Anna. She could tell the time correctly when asked at any odd time and during unexpected moments. She just knew.