Ossowiecki, Stefan - the essential role of the bridge
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Mary Rose Barrington, Ian Stevenson and Zofia Weaver, A World in a Grain of Sand: The Clairvoyance of Stefan Ossowiecki, 2005
To the question about the role of the objects he needed to hold during psycho-metric experiments, Ossowiecki's answer was that these were the leads which guided him towards contact with the given entity, alive or not.
During the "visions" themselves, he had no sense, no awareness of being close to the person he was "seeing." He had no sense of "self" at all. He saw a live film, with all the internal and external detail, being aware of what was happening both to the people and inside their minds and souls. That is why tragic visions were so traumatic to him. It was as if he was seeing everything from a bird's-eye view, from somewhere in space, although he could not pinpoint his position-but, finally he found it impossible to find the appropriate words to describe the experience (Goniec Warszausk| 26 Aprll 1937, p. 4).
In his autobiography published four years earlier, Ossowiecki tried to describe this process of creative visualization in the following terms:
Above all I try to recreate the object in my imagination, and once I have it in front of me as it is in reality, this desensitizes my consciousness, makes it subject to autosuggestion. I try to keep this object in front of my eyes all the time, and once I see the object or the landscape or the man I am interested in, then the form of the object I held before my eyes begins to disappear, and then I feel great psychical satisfaction, moving further and further into the cosmos of the universe. Enormous horizons and visions arise before my eyes: it is enough to pick up an object, and instantaneously it transports me to those places on which I am concentrating, and which it has just touched. During moments like this I lose the sense of time and space, my temperature is raised, my heart beats faster and when I look I have the impression that I am already there, in that place. The more effort I make to see, the more blurred becomes the reality which surrounds me [Ossowiecki, 1933 pp 56 – 57]