Ochorowicz, Dr Julian - Mental Suggestion – 001 A 17 year old under hypnosis who could recognize any person of his acquaintance who touched him on the back with a finger
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Mental Suggestion by Dr. J. Ochorowicz
First at Lublin, in 1867, I experimented on a youth of seventeen, one pretty difficult to endorm, but who, once in the somnambulic state, presented certain interesting phenomena.
For example, he would recognize any person of his acquaintance who might simply touch him on the back with a finger. Once he distinguished in this way as many as fifteen persons, one after another ; and I must add that some of these persons entered after he had been endormed.
Though he showed a little hesitation with regard to persons that did not belong to the circle of his habitual acquaintance, he always distinguished my touch from that of everyone else ; and once he recognized a lady that had entered unknown to him, and whom he had seen for the first time several days before.
How could he do it?