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Out of the blue, I felt a shiver run down my spine



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

These experiences are usually brief, and while some …. give rise to a sudden strong conviction that someone they love is very ill or has died, other people simply have a feeling of uneasiness for no apparent reason. Katherine Knight was working in France at the time of her father's death in April 1986

I had finished my work and was relaxing with work colleagues. I remember that I was in good humour and was laughing and joking. Out of the blue, I felt a shiver run down my spine and I momentarily became apprehensive. I remember that my first thought was about the money that I had in my room and hoping that it was safe. This feeling of apprehension was very out of character to how I had been previously feeling. I don't think it lasted for too long, but I can't be certain. I also can't remember the exact time, but it must have been mid to late afternoon.

I found out later that my father had died of a heart attack on a golf course in England. This took place about the same time as the shivering feeling occurred. Afterwards, when reminiscing about my father with family and friends, I used to joke that he was telling me to look after my money.

The source of the experience

Ordinary person

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