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Mrs M A Richardson sees her wounded husband

Identifier

012960

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

She sees her husband and hears his voice, as such she is seeing through the eyes of someone else exploring the perceptions of those who are helping him.  In other words, these were not the perceptions of her husband that she was seeing, the high emotion of her husband may well have been the trigger to the search – like the mobile phone in her head calling, but she saw the event as though she was a bystander.  For this reason I think this was the exploration of group perception.  It is possible that her husband’s helpers present and partaking in the event were more shocked than her husband.

A description of the experience

Death and Its Mystery – Camille Flammarion

Mrs M A  Richardson August 26th 1882 – from Phantoms of the Living – English Society for Psychical research

On September 9th 1848, at the siege of Multan, my husband, Major-General Richardson, Knight of the bath, then adjutant of his regiment, was very seriously wounded and believing that he was going to die, asked one of his officers with him to take the ring he wore on his finger, and to send it to his wife, who was at that time at Firozpur, at a distance of at least 150 English miles.

During the night of September 9th 1848, I was in bed, half asleep, when I saw, distinctly, my wounded husband, carried from the field of battle, and I heard his voice saying “Take this ring from my finger and give it to my wife”.

During the whole of the next day it was impossible for me to rid myself of the impression caused by what I had seen and heard.

I learned shortly afterward, that General Richardson had been seriously wounded in the attack at Multan.  He survived, however, and is still living.  It was only some time after the siege that I learned, through the colonel and the officer who helped to bear the general fa away from the battlefield, that this demand as to the ring had really been made, at precisely the moment at which I had heard it in Firozpur.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Bridge

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

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