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Monsieur Deleuze smells a vulnerary

Identifier

011291

Type of Spiritual Experience

Inter composer communication
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

A description of the experience

Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
Source: Observations of Deleuze, librarian of the paris Museum of Natural History

Background: Mr Deleuze was one of the masters of hypnotism in the early 1820s and in this account which he gave of observations made on September 9th 1822, he had hypnotised a very sensitive subject, a young girl, who lived near the Theatre Francais. 

At half past nine in the evening, as I was making a final draft of my latest interview with this somnambulist, I smelled several times, puffs of the odour of a vulnerary [medicine used in the healing of wounds]. 

Since my wife and my daughter, who at this season are usually in the country, were by unusual circumstances in Paris that very day, I went to see if an accident had happened to either one of them – one that would have necessitated the use of a vulnerary.

I found them very calm and did not remark this odour where they were.

I went back to my office, I experienced the same sensation.

My maid servant entered the room at this moment; nothing had happened to her either and she did not even notice that there was an odour of any sort in my room.

I then said to her ‘I am sure an accident has happened to one of my somnambulists and that she is using a vulnerarary’.

The next day I went to verify this and it was the exact truth.

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Perfume

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Hypnotherapy

Commonsteps

References