Vaughan, Dr Alan – Johnson began to get spontaneous psychic impressions about me
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Patterns of Prophecy – Alan Vaughan
One of my very first experiences with mediums was not planned as a sitting at all.
On June 10, 1967, when I was attending Eileen Garrett's conference on LSD, hypnosis, and ESP in the South of France, I agreed to be hypnotized as a preliminary for a later experiment.
This was my first experience of hypnosis, done by a Swedish doctor who had hypnotized many cancer patients so that they would feel less pain. The hypnotic induction took over half an hour and concentrated on making my whole body relaxed. At the end of this period, the doctor said I would now come back to normal and snapped his fingers.
But I didn't.
I felt strangely dissociated and sensed also a sort of (psychic?) energy fluctuating around my body, as if I extended my bodily confines. I came down into the dining room and took a seat opposite the medium Douglas Johnson to whom I had been briefly introduced. He remarked that I looked dazed. I agreed that it was how I felt. I tried then to focus this fluctuating energy to clear my mind and began to feel the effects at once.
At precisely this moment, Johnson began to get spontaneous psychic impressions about me.
"You are going to write a book, but in a popular style," he said. He then described in detail my grandmother, giving her name and saying that she had bruised her face by falling out of bed.
Months later I was able to verify that she had indeed fallen out of bed about that time and bruised her face. Johnson remarked that when impressions came spontaneously to him like that they were generally very accurate.