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The podiatrist who felt his father tell him he had died



Type of Spiritual Experience


A description of the experience

The Art of Dying – Drs Peter and Elizabeth Fenwick

Alex Cumming's farewell visit from his father:

I was a podiatrist and had just, started my first patient. The time was 2.15 and while I worked I felt my father's presence with me in which he said that he had died and had just come to let me know. I acknowledged him and continued to work, knowing that he had passed on. There was nothing upsetting about it, it was quite reassuring. Half an, hour later the phone rang and the receptionist answered, it and I knew that it was my aunt (who was with my mother at that time) phoning me to tell me my father had died.


The source of the experience

Ordinary person

Concepts, symbols and science items


Science Items

Activities and commonsteps