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My mother said that he was calling for me as he died

Identifier

021392

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Dr Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

While serving with the Royal Navy in Portsmouth I received a phone call from my mother in Brighton one Monday evening informing me that my father, whom I knew was very ill with cancer, had been admitted to a hospice and may not last out the week.

My intention was to apply for compassionate leave the following day, but at about 3.30 a.m. I was suddenly awake and shot bolt upright in bed hearing my father calling my name. I did not 'see' him but I clearly heard his voice as though he were in the room. I did not go back to sleep but eventually went into work as normal, where I was informed that the duty officer had received a call saying that my father  had died at about 3.30 a.m. But I already knew - my father had told me.

My mother later said that he was calling for me as he died. I love him dearly and ever since that day I have had an overwhelming sense of his presence.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Cancer

Commonsteps

Hearing voices

References