Two demons now spoke in her, who barked like dogs and mewed like cats
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
K T Oesterreich - Possession
Justinus Kerner, a German physician, recorded the following case in the nineteenth century:
Without any definite cause which could be discovered, she was seized, in August 1830, by terrible fits of convulsions, during which a strange voice uttered by her mouth diabolic discourses.
As soon as this voice began to speak (it professed to be that of an unhappy dead man) her individuality vanished, to give place to another. So long as this lasted she knew nothing of her individuality which only reappeared (in all its integrity and reason) when she had retired to rest . . .
During five months all the resources of medicine were tried in vain . . . On the contrary, two demons now spoke in her; who often, as it were, played the raging multitude within her, barked like dogs, mewed like cats, etc. ...?
The source of the experienceOther ill or disabled person
Concepts, symbols and science items
ConceptsCommunication with bodied souls
Communication with disembodied souls