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Receiving wisdom when in a trance

Identifier

007895

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The soul being referred to here is Plato's immortal soul - the Higher spirit.

All the functions are linked together

A description of the experience

Letters on Mesmerism – Harriet Martineau

On Saturday, October 12, she had told us that she now ”saw the shades of things " that she wanted to know, and that she should “soon see clearer".

The next evening, she went into a great rapture about the  “gleams " becoming brighter, so that she should soon see all she wished.

The light came through the brain, -not like sunlight, nor moonlight.- “No, there is no light on earth like this:" the knowledge she got “comes astonishingly,-amazingly,-so pleasantly!"

“How is the mesmerising done which causes this ?"-

“By all the powers at once”

“What powers? "-

“The soul, and the mind, and the vital powers of the body."

Then, as we inquired-

“The mind is not the same as the soul.  All are required in mesmerising but the mind most, though Mesmerism is still something else."-

“Those three things exist in every human being,  - the soul, the mind, and the body, -  separate from one another ; but the faculties belonging to them are not the same in everybody -; some have more, some less. The body dies, and the mind dies with it; but the soul lives after it.

The soul is independent and self-existent, and therefore lives for ever. It depends upon nothing."

The source of the experience

Martineau, Harriet

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Light

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Suppressions

Hypnotherapy

Commonsteps

References