Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Mme Morel prophesies the future events in the life of Count C. de B-
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
Conditions of experiment and the words of the percipient.
On September 30th, 1913, Count C. de B- was in presence of Mme Morel who was hypnotized. She knew nothing of his life, and was not acquainted with him. After having detailed events about to happen in his life, she said:
"To-day, after some unimportant visits, you will suddenly be called upon to take some action on a political matter. You will see a number of men in uniform. They seem to belong to something that will be. I then see a great concourse. You are speaking to this crowd and others speak also. . . It will be a success. I see many men in uniform in open country, many people, and there is water in the landscape."
Count B- could not connect this event, said to be imminent, with anything likely to happen to him. The words did not awake in his mind any logical possibility. In the evening of the same day while conversing with a friend, he was led to speak of- an aerodrome with garages recently erected which he intended to present to Savoy, and spoke of his intention soon to make the presentation to the local authorities.
On the following day this friend, of his own accord (the conversation not having been intended to lead to anything), approached the Minister for War. On October 2nd, Count C-was called to the National Committee on Aviation, where the General Secretary proposed to him an official opening to take place as soon as possible. October 26th was fixed upon as the date.
This opening of the aviation ground at Challes-les-Eaux, which he thought distant and, to use his own expression, nothing more than some congratulations round a bottle of champagne, became by this unexpected intervention a salient event in his life. It was only after recognizing this sudden transformation of his anticipations of the future that he connected it with Mme Morel's visions, astonished that an event brought about by so casual a circumstance should have been foreseen.
Curious to find out what details the percipient was capable of foreseeing, he went again to Mme Morel, asking her to say all she could on the nearest event in his life.
"You will shortly," she said," take a journey for a gathering, a big ceremony I see a great concourse I hear much music. . I see many flowers and flags . . many bright colours, very fine weather. It will give much joy. The public will be much pleased.
I see several things in the air, like aeroplanes of different forms. One of them will fall, but it will not be serious; no one will be hurt. There will be no trouble or hitches in the organization of the festivities . . except for a defect in the construction of the buildings, the sheds, which should be put right beforehand."
Mme Morel's words were taken down as she spoke them by Count C--. She was working on matters absolutely unknown to her and unreachable by any ordinary play of thought. In this seance of October 3rd, Count C-_, whose mind was aware of the incidents of the previous day, foresaw the probable sequence of the ceremony; but there were three indications made by the percipient that his mental content could not have suggested-that the day would be fine; that one aeroplane would fall, but that no one would be hurt; and that there was a fault in the construction of the sheds.
The two former would, he thought, have to be verified by the event; as for the last, he judged it mistaken the sheds were finished, and passed as being well built conformably to the plans.
Now it so happened that an aeroplane on passage had to descend at Challes for engine trouble. It was decided to place it in garage, but on trying to enter it was found that the doors of entry were too low and must be raised without delay.
The 26th of October-the day for opening the aerodrome-was a beautiful day. Count C- made a speech which was replied to by other speeches. It was an imposing ceremony such as Count C- had never thought of before October 3rd. At the end of the proceedings Count C-returned home, everything having gone off as Mme Morel had foreseen except the accident.
Towards 5 p.m. Count C- was informed that an aviator had taken a machine from one of the sheds for a flight with a passenger, and that on -coming down the aeroplane had capsized, damaging the machine badly, but that he and his friend were uninjured except for some bruises.
Examples of supernormal delineation of episodes in a life totally unknown to the person interested, that could not be reached by reasoning.