Osty, Dr Eugene - Supernormal faculties in Man – Mme Morel visualising the personalities of people
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Supernormal faculties in Man- Dr Eugene Osty
With Mme Morel, in whom the study of mental representation is particularly easy and fertile in results, the symbolism borders on the concrete.
A character, an intelligence, a sentiment, for instance, will be revealed to her by hallucinatory human figure verging on a caricature. The head of a man with bright eyes, lively, mobile, with an exceptionally large skull radiating light-will be translated as
"He is a man of great intelligence,"
or, describing her vision directly, she may say,
"I see that man; how intelligent he looks; what a large and luminous brain."
A dull look, as if resigned to ignorance; a slow, hesitating image; then only a small, dark brain visible, will cause her to say,
"He is unintelligent, ignorant, material, etc."
To arrive at the same cognition, the psychism of this subject often uses visions devoid of movement, composed of principal and adventitious images, these latter containing the sense of the knowledge to be built up. The subject will say,
"I see round this person people who are in pain. I see blood . . . sick persons . . he is interested in the sick and looks after them …. he is a physician."
A man of science appears to her surrounded with thousands of images, and in the midst of all these he is calm, satisfied, and there is a look of knowledge in his eyes . , whence results description of this kind:
"He has a powerful brain. I see much light in him . . round him I see figures, designs, plans of every kind. . This man's interests are scientific, but in constructive science, like an engineer or an architect."
" She is intellectual ; a very intelligent woman artistic. . I see round her many images of still life. . . they are pictures. . She is fond of painting."