The children’s dead mother ordered them not to go any farther, but to turn back; when she had said this, she vanished immediately
Type of Spiritual Experience
Inter composer communication
A description of the experience
Death and its Mystery – After Death – Camille Flammarian
Dr. John Masop Neale relates that a man who had just lost his wife was invited, together with his children, to spend a certain time at a friend's country house. It was a vast dwelling; in its basement there stretched out long, dark passages; the children took great pleasure in playing in them and in running through them.
One day, however, they went up gravely to the floor where the older people were, and two of them explained that when they were running through one of the passages they had seen their mother.
She had ordered them not to go any farther, but to turn back; when she had said this, she vanished immediately. An investigation brought out the fact that if the children had gone a little further along this hall, they would have fallen into an open well which lay in their path. Their mother, therefore, had saved them from certain death.
This case proves, Leadbeater writes, that the mother, ('even on the astral plane’) had kept her attitude of affectionate concern, and her intense desire to protect her children from imminent danger had given her, for a moment, as often happens, the power to make herself seen and heard by them, or to suggest to them merely that they saw and heard her.
It is also possible, he adds, that aid was given by a different entity which had assumed the familiar form of the mother in order not to frighten the children.
The source of the experienceOrdinary person
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with a Spirit helper
Communication with disembodied souls