Andrew Lang - Sick bed scene
Type of Spiritual Experience
It is possible the thoughts of death were being relayed, but the image is simply a manufactured one to convey the idea
A description of the experience
Andrew Lang - The Making of Religion – Chapter V – Crystal Visions, Savage and Civilised
Writes Miss Rose
My first experience of crystal gazing was not a pleasant one, as will be seen from the following which I now relate as exactly as I can remember. I asked my friend, Miss Angus, to allow me to look in her crystal, and, after doing so for a short time, gave up, saying it was very unsatisfactory, as, although I saw a room with a bright fire in it and a bed all curtained and people coming and going, I could not make out who they were, so I returned the crystal to Miss Angus, with the request that she might look for me.
She said at once, “I see a bed with a man in it looking very ill and a lady in black beside it.”
Without saying any more Miss Angus still kept looking, and, after some time, I asked to have one more look, and on her passing the ball back to me, I received quite a shock, for there, perfectly clearly in a bright light, I saw stretched out in bed an old man apparently dead; for a few minutes I could not look, and on doing so once more there appeared a lady in black and out of dense darkness a long black object was being carried and it stopped before a dark opening overhung with rocks. At the time I saw this I was staying with cousins, and it was a Friday evening.
On Sunday we heard of the death of the father-in-law of one of my cousins; of course I knew the old gentleman was very ill, but my thoughts were not in the least about him when looking in the crystal. I may also say I did not recognise in the features of the dead man those of the old gentleman whose death I mention. On looking again on Sunday, I once more saw the curtained bed and some people.’
The source of the experienceLang, Andrew
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with bodied souls
Activities and commonsteps
Using crystals and crystal balls