Vignoli, Tito - On conscience and punishment
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Tito Vignoli - On Dreams, Illusions, Hallucinations, Delirium and Madness [article in Myth and Science]
I have more than once heard persons of all classes, after the death of children, of a husband or wife, whom they have injured, either during life or by not fulfilling their last wishes, declare in all good faith that the form of the dead is often present to their perceptions and visible while they are awake; thus implying the dead mercifully appear to comfort their mourning friends, or else to reproach them for not fulfilling their promises...
These images did not seem to them to be subjective, and an ordinary phenomenon of memory, but objective and personal apparitions of the soul. The cases are not rare in certain dispositions of mind, in which the projection of these images in the memory gradually produces madness.