Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – M. de Fleuriere; analysing the aura
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
M. de Fleuriere thus analyses his sensations and reactions to fluidic emanations:
When I am in proximity to an unknown person, and especially when a light touch places us in contact, I feel as though I were permeated by an indefinable fluid that radiates from his whole person. This physical and psychic fluid seems to me to be composed of several elements in which there is light and heat, vibration, electric or magnetic currents, and sometimes even odoriferous effluvia.
But these elements never present themselves equally, so to say; their proportions vary enormously with different persons: usually one or two, or rarely three, predominate, the others being faint or barely perceptible.
The impression of light is localized in the eyes, the forehead, and the brain; the impression of warmth in the breast, the heart, and the larger arteries; the impression of vibratory movement in the arms, the nervous system; and finally the sensation of a kind of electric or magnetic current in the cerebellum, the solar plexus, and especially in the papilla of the finger-tips.
Just as one cannot find two faces absolutely alike, I think that I have never found two fluids that have given me exactly the same impressions; there are those that seem to me gentle, agreeable, sympathetic, and even pleasant like spring breezes, light and transparent like the blue of the sky; they seem endowed with calming and beneficent power.
On the other hand there are some that are keen, sharp, violent, and repellent, pricking like needle-points, hard and piercing like winter winds; these carry what feels like an antipathetic and discomforting principle.
When I desire to fathom the intimate personality of one who projects a fluid into me, there are cases in which the psychic interior of that person appears to me illumined like a large room flooded with light, in which all the contents are to be discerned in order and in strong relief.
On the other hand, there are cases in which the fluid is quite different in essence, and when I seek to penetrate interiorly the person to whom it pertains, I have the impression of looking into darkness, as into a dark cellar where at first nothing can be distinguished and things appear but slowly as the eye becomes used to the dimness.
This explains, too, why the sequence of intuitive or telepathic visions is so variable; why some are easy and some difficult, quicker or slower, clear or vague, complete or incomplete. I do not remember any fluid, however, that has been to me purely negative: the most disturbing always clears up a little by harmonizing with and reacting on my own more or less, and in the end with time and patience gives some interesting indications.
(Extract from a MS. note, M. de Fleuriere to Dr. Osty, May 20th, 1922.)