Seeress of Prevorst, the - Sympathetic magic and doppelgangers
Type of Spiritual Experience
This is what happened when her family attempted to cure her using ‘sympathetic magic’
A description of the experience
The Seeress of Prevorst [translated by Catherine Crowe]
Whereupon, she was so much affected, that she became as cold and stiff as a corpse. For a long time no respiration was perceptible; at Iength there was a rattling in her throat. Baths and other remedies were applied, and she revived, but only to continued suffering. She always lay as in a dream.
At one time, she spoke for three days only in verse; and at another, she saw for the same period nothing but a ball of fire that ran through her whole body as if on thin bright threads. Then for three days she felt as if water was falling on her head, drop by drop; and it was at this time that she first saw her own image. She saw it clad in white, seated on a stool, whilst she was lying in bed. She contemplated the vision for some time, and would have cried out, but could not. At length she made herself heard, and on the entrance of her husband it disappeared.