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Olivia sees pictures from objects



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

Breakthrough to Creativity – Dr Shafica Karagulla

Among other people whom I met in London, Olivia stands out, because her particular gifts were along a different line. ... She could hold an object in her hand and concentrate on it and get a flow of mental pictures through her mind which were associated with people and events connected with the object.

Kay had a few fragments of pottery taken from an archeotogical dig in Mexico. Olivia took one of the fragments in her hand and began to give her impressions.  She described the place from which the piece of pottery came, the people and the historical scene associated with it. Some of this Kay was able to verify.

At one point I gave Olivia a ring which had been 'psychometrized' [assessed and 'read'] by someone in New York. I had no way of verifying what had been said about the ring. I was simply curious to see if Olivia would get the same impressions.  In brief she said the ring gave her a sense of loneliness, desolation and grief. It had belonged to someone in the Orient. There had been a parting and the person who had given the ring to someone much beloved had never returned. I had had the same story from the person in New York. The ring had been bought in an Indian shop in Beirut, Lebanon. Beyond that I did not know anything about it. The interesting thing about Olivia's impressions was that two people on opposite sides of the world and unknown to each other gave the same basic impression about the ring.

The ring had pleasant associations for me.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items



Science Items

Activities and commonsteps