Ossowiecki, Stefan - describes the process in more detail
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.
I start by inhibiting the; reasoning process and, concentrating all my inner forces, I throw myself into a world of spiritual feeling. I am sure that this condition is brought about by my unshakable faith in the spiritual unity of all humanity. Then I find myself in a new, special-state, where I see or I hear things right outside time and space.
As you know, I sometimes find lost articles by clairvoyance. An incident of that sort happened only a fortnight ago. ..... Whether I read a concealed target, or find a lost article, or do psychometry, my sensations are almost the same:
Apparently, I lose a certain amount of energy; my temperature goes up and my heartbeat becomes irregular. A feature that confirms this impression is that as soon as I stop thinking, it feels as if a surge of electricity flows through my extremities for a few instants.
This lasts a moment, then a true state of lucidity takes hold of me; pictures rise up in front of me; usually of the past. I see the man who wrote the letter and I know what he has written. I see the object at the moment when it is lost, with all the details surrounding the event; or I know, I sense the history of some object that I have in my hands. The vision is clouded and demands great concentration. Great effort is needed to see some of the circumstances and details displayed.
Sometime this lucid state is evoked in a few minutes, and at other times one has to wait for hours. It depends to a large extent on the ambience: incredulity, skepticism or even attention concentrated too closely on my person can block a quick and successful result or cripple the perceptions. When you were present at the session I gave at the Metaphysical Institute in Warsaw, I am sure that the facility and rapidity with which I read the two targets were due to a general harmony and to the friendly state of mind of the people present, which made things favourable for me.
This; my dear Dr. Geley, is all that l have been able to analyze about what I feel happening to me during my experiments. You have noticed that I am sometimes wrong. I am indeed still far from perfection, but I hope to get to that point one day. Believe me: everything that I am telling you is the product of considered reason working together with the mind and the heart.
May this guide you in your work, dear friend.
It will lead to the aide road of the future.
I am yours very sincerely
The source of the experienceOssowiecki, Stefan
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