Savage, Dr Minot Judson - Psychics : facts and theories – 12 Possessed by several personalities
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychics : facts and theories – M J Savage
I will now relate a very slight incident, but one which I should like to have somebody explain. The psychic, in this case, was not a professional. She is a personal friend of many years' standing. Most of her friends do not know that she ever has any such experiences.
While interested in these matters, she is modest and undogmatic, and as much an inquirer as I am myself. Her present husband (she has been twice married) is a student in these directions, and so encourages her in such investigations.
One day at a little quiet sitting, she unexpectedly became entranced. It was only occasionally that this occurred, the " influences " commonly working in some other way. While thus entranced, she personated half a dozen different people, ranging from a little girl to an old man. Her facial expression, voice, gesture and whole being took on and expressed the particular character in each instance. All this was utterly unlike her ordinary demeanor ; for in her normal condition, she is unusually shy and diffident. She would have needed the art of the actress to have purposely assumed and played these various parts.
But only one incident of this sitting will I now dwell on. Her first husband claimed to be in control and to be speaking to me through her. He talked over many things of which I knew nothing, and left messages, the purport of which were "all Greek " to me, but which were full of significance to her as I related them when the trance was over. Among other things, he said, " Tell my wife that the friend she is expecting to visit her will come on Saturday."
Then he added, laughingly, " She won't believe that."
I knew nothing of any particular friend who was coming to visit her on Saturday or any other day ; so all this meant nothing to me.
But when I gave her the message, she smiled and said, " That is surely a mistake, for I have just received a letter from this friend (a lady in New York), saying that I am to expect her next week Tuesday."
This sitting was on Wednesday morning. In my next day's mail came a letter from my friend, in which she told me that, on reaching home, she found another letter from New York telling her the plans had been changed, and the visitor would arrive on Saturday.
I leave the explanation of this to the wise.