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Vignoli, Tito - Sees flames and stars



Type of Spiritual Experience


Number of hallucinations: 1


The 'gastric disturbances' to which he refers could be a number of illnesses, so I have included a number of possibilities


A description of the experience

Tito Vignoli – On Dreams, Illusions, Hallucinations, Delirium and Madness

From my childhood I have had, both by day and by night, various subjective sensations of light which I was, as a person of perfectly sane mind, able to observe dispassionately. After reading for a long while, or when fatigued by sleeplessness, mental excitement, or some temporary gastric derangement; I see clear flames circling before my eyes. These are in small, oblong form, arranged at brief intervals in concentric curves and composing a moving garland projected upon space, tinged with a yellowish light, shading into vivid blue. Sometimes this figure is changed for stars, twinkling in a vast and remote space, as in a firmament

The source of the experience

Vignoli, Tito

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