The accident in the hammock
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery, At the Moment of Death; Manifestations and Apparitions of the Dying – Camille Flammarion
Letter 4272, from Prince Troubetskoy, the astronomer, Bergamo
We were in the country, and had installed a hammock in the garden, to the joy of my son, who was then five.
My wife’s younger sister arrived to spend some days and after that the two of them never left the hammock, which had become a swing.
One evening, the little boy, terrified, came running to us; one of the cords had broken, they had fallen, the young girl had struck her head and we found her in a faint. For more than 24 hours the physician feared complications; he had to make applications of ice etc. In short, she was delirious during the whole night, loudly calling her mother, who was more than 150 kilometres away.
The day following the next there came a letter, full of grief, from the mother, telling of this accident which she had seen in a dream and asking in anguish if it were true.