Nerval, Gerard de - A marvellous vision
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
from Arthur Symons – The Symbolist Movement in Literature
During my sleep, I had a marvellous vision.
It seemed to me that the goddess apeared before me saying to me 'I am the same as Mary, the same as thy mother, the same also whom, under all forms, thou hast always loved. At each of thine ordeals I have dropt yet one more of the masks with which I veil my countenance and soon thou shalt see me as I am!'