Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Mme Morel visualising the past present and future
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
Nothing exhibits better the aptitude of visual symbolism to represent all kinds of knowledge than the imaginative proceeding by which Mme Morel places events in time.
In her metagnomic dream during profound hypnosis she has the sensation of occupying a point in the imaginary space where her hallucinations arise. According to the place where the hallucinations appear, she judges whether she is dealing with past, present, or future.
Those of the past appear as if behind her, those of the future before her, and those of the present by her side. By this simple mental artifice this subject obtains so sure an idea of relative place in time that this is the only kind of error that I have never known her make. In her language these perceptions are translated in phrases such as:
"This event will not come to pass soon; I see it far from me. ."
"Yes, this will happen soon; it is close to me, I can touch it. ."
"Some change is taking place in the life of this person; I see it round me ; it surrounds me."