Psychological Inquiries - by Sir B C Brodie - He saw standing at the foot of his bed a figure in a sort of Persian dress
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychological Inquiries. By Sir B. C. Brodie, Bart. 1st Series. 2d Edit. 1855:
" A friend of mine, on awaking in the morning, saw standing at the foot of his bed a figure in a sort of Persian dress. It was as plainly to be seen, and as distinct, as the chairs and tables in the room, so that my friend was on the point of going up to it, that he might ascertain what, or rather who, it was. Looking, however, steadfastly at it, he observed that, although the figure was as plain as possible, the door behind it was plainly to be seen also, and presently the figure disappeared. Considering the matter afterwards, he recollected that he had had a dream, in which the Persian figure played a conspicuous part ; and thus the whole was satisfactorily explained [sic], it being evident that the dream, as far as this part of it was concerned, had continued after he was awake, and so that the perception of the imaginary object had existed simultaneously with that of the real ones."