Savage, Dr Minot Judson - Psychics : facts and theories – 13 Psychometric readings of locks of hair
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Psychics : facts and theories – M J Savage
I wish now to tell some parts of an experience which a young lady friend of mine had with Mrs. P. , This young lady is remarkable for her level head, clear thought, and self-control. She and Mrs. P. had never met. A sitting was arranged.
Miss S. (the young lady) writing and making the appointment under an assumed name, and giving the address of a friend instead of her own home : so anxious was she that there should be no clue to her personality. She carried a book and in it three envelopes containing three locks of hair. One of these locks was from the head of her mother, but concerning the other two she knew nothing. They had been given her by a friend to be used as a test.
When Mrs. P. had become entranced, Miss S. gave her one of the envelopes containing a lock of hair. Immediately her " control" began talking about it. She told whose head it was from, gave the name, and not only this, but the names of other people connected with this one, and described their characteristics and the relations in which they stood to each other.
Meantime Miss S. was in entire ignorance as to the correctness of the statements being made. She however made a careful record of them all, and afterwards found that all which had been said was true in every particular.
Now this case is not like the psychometric one mentioned above ; for here the psychic is entranced, and it is the " control " that speaks.
In the other case, it is the conscious psychic herself.
What happened in regard to this one lock of hair happened concerning them all. In each case names were given, facts referred to, persons described, and all with complete accuracy. I state the case in this brief and general way ; but I have in my possession all the particular facts written out at the time.