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Dream Psychomancy

The Student will have noted that in many cases mentioned in these
lessons, the Psychomantic vision manifested during physical sleep. The
reason of this occurrence is that in the majority of persons the
physical nature, when awake, holds the attention of the individual to
such an extent as to prevent him from manifesting the psychic faculties
clearly. But when the physical body sinks into sleep then the field is
clear for the exercise of the Astral Senses, which not being fatigued,
are in fine condition to manifest. In fact the majority of persons do
manifest Psychomancy during sleep, but have little or no recollection
of the same when waking, beyond indistinct recollections of "dreams,"
etc. Still, many of you who read these lines will have a more or less
clear remembrance of certain "dreams" in which you seemed to visit
other places, scenes, lands, countries, etc., seeing strange faces,
land-scapes, etc., and upon awakening were somewhat annoyed at having
been brought back from your pleasant travels.

It is not our intention to enter into an extended consideration of the
general subject of Dreams, at this time and place. We write these few
lines merely for the purpose of calling your attention to the fact that
the phenomena of Psychomancy very frequently manifests itself in
dreams, for the reasons stated above. The principle in both the waking
and dream phenomena is precisely the same, the apparent difference
being that the dreamer very seldom carries back with him a clear and
connected memory of his vision, while the waking person is able to
impress his Astral vision upon a wide-awake physical brain, there to be

You will find several instances of Dream Psychomancy recorded in the
various lessons of this work, inserted for the purpose of illustrating
the several phases of the phenomena. In such cases we have made no
distinction between the Psychomantic phenomena experienced in dreams on
the one hand, and that experienced in the waking state on the other
hand. The principle is the same in both cases, and there is no
necessity for making any such distinction between the phenomena
occurring under any of the several general classes. But as we still
have to spare a few pages of the space allotted to us in the
preparation of these lessons, we think that we should give you a few
more of the many interesting cases of record.

A well-known and interesting case is that mentioned in the Proceedings
of the Psychical Research Society, of London. It is related as follows:

On September 9th, 1848, at the siege of Mooltan, Major-General R. was
most severely and dangerously wounded; and, supposing himself to be
dying, asked one of the officers with him to take the ring off his
finger and send it to his wife, who at the time was fully 150 miles
distant at Ferozepore.

"On the night of September 9th, 1848," writes his wife, "I was lying on
my bed, between sleeping and waking, when I distinctly saw my husband
being carried off the field seriously wounded, and heard his voice,
saying, 'Take this ring off my finger and send it to my wife.' All the
next day I could not get the sight or the voice out of my mind. In due
time I heard of General R. having been seriously wounded in the assault
of Mooltan. He survived, however, and is still living. It was not for
some time after the siege that I heard from General L., the officer who
helped to carry my husband off the field, that the request as to the
ring was actually made by him, just as I heard it at Ferozepore at that
very time."

The following, related by Mrs. Crowe, is interesting, particularly in
its aspect as a warning:

"A few years ago, Dr. Watson, now residing at Glasgow, dreamt that he
received a summons to attend a patient at a place some miles from where
he was living; that he started on horseback, and that as he was
crossing a moor, he saw a bull making furiously at him, whose horns he
escaped only by taking refuge on a spot inaccessible to the animal,
where he waited a long time till some people, observing his situation,
came to his assistance and released him. While at breakfast the
following morning the summons came, and smiling at the odd co-incidence
(as he thought it), he started on horseback. He was quite ignorant of
the road he had to go, but by and by he arrived at the moor, which he
recognized, and presently the bull appeared, coming full tilt towards
him. But his dream had shown him the place of refuge, for which he
instantly made, and there he spent three or four hours besieged by the
animal, till the country people set him free. Dr. Watson declared that
but for the dream he should not have known in what direction to run for

This case is an instance of Future Time Psychomancy, as the student
will readily see. Here is another case coming under the same
classification. It is related by Dr. Lee:

Mrs. Hannah Green, the housekeeper of a country family in Oxfordshire,
dreamt one night that she had been left alone in the house on a Sunday
evening, and that hearing a knock at the door of the chief entrance,
she went to it and found confronting her an ugly tramp, armed with a
big club, who forced himself into the house in spite of her struggles,
striking her insensible with his club during the conflict. She awoke at
this point. A considerable period of time elapsed, and she had almost
forgotten her dream until it was recalled in a startling manner. She
was then in charge of an isolated mansion at Kensington, and on a
Sunday afternoon, when the servants had taken a holiday, leaving her
alone, she was startled by a loud knock at the door. At once the memory
of her dream flashed before her with singular vividness and remarkable
force. She knew that she was alone, but for the purpose of frightening
away the intruder she lighted a lamp on the hall table, and afterward
in other places in the house, and also rang the bells violently in
different parts of the house. She also made sure that the doors and
windows were fastened. She succeeded in scaring off the man, by making
him believe that the house was occupied by the family, or several
people at least, but not until she had thrown up the window over the
stair landing, and there to her intense terror saw the identical man of
her dream, armed with the same club, and demanding an entrance. Had she
not been warned by the dream of several years previous, she would have
met with a fate such as she had dreamed of.

The following case of Dream Psychomancy, which is a good example of
Astral Projection during sleep, is related by a correspondent of the
Psychical Research Society, as follows:

"One morning in December, 1836, he had the following dream, or, he
would prefer to call it, revelation. He found himself suddenly at the
gate of Major N. M.'s avenue, many miles from his home. Close to him
was a group of persons, one of whom was a woman with a basket on her
arm, the rest men, four of whom were tenants of his own, while the
others were unknown to him. Some of the strangers seemed to be
assaulting H. W., one of his tenants, and he interfered. 'I struck
violently at the man on my left, and then with greater violence at the
man's face on my right. Finding, to my surprise, that I had not knocked
down either, I struck again and again with all the violence of a man
frenzied at the sight of my poor friend's murder. To my great amazement
I saw my arms, although visible to my eye, were without substance, and
the bodies of the men I struck at and my own came close together after
each blow through the shadowy arms I struck with. My blows were
delivered with more extreme violence than I ever think I exerted, but I
became painfully convinced of my incompetency. I have no consciousness
of what happened after this feeling of unsubstantiality came upon me.'
Next morning A. experienced the stiffness and soreness of violent
bodily exercise, and was informed by his wife that in the course of the
night he had much alarmed her by striking out again and again with his
arms in a terrific manner, 'as if fighting for his life.' He, in turn,
informed her of his dream, and begged her to remember the names of
those actors in it who were known to him. On the morning of the
following day (Wednesday) A. received a letter from his agent, who
resided in the town close to the scene of the dream, informing that his
tenant had been found on Tuesday morning at Major N. M.'s gate,
speechless and apparently dying from a fracture of the skull, and that
there was no trace of the murderers. That night A. started for the
town, and arrived there on Thursday morning. On his way to a meeting of
magistrates he met the senior magistrate of that part of the country,
and requested him to give orders for the arrest of the three men whom,
besides H. W., he had recognized in his dream, and to have them
examined separately. This was at once done. The three men gave
identical accounts of the occurrence, and all named the woman who was
with them. She was then arrested, and gave precisely similar testimony.
They said that between eleven and twelve on the Monday night they had
been walking homewards altogether along the road, when they were
overtaken by three strangers, two of whom savagely assaulted H. W.,
while the other prevented his friends from interfering. H. W. did not
die, but was never the same man afterwards; he subsequently emigrated."

Stead relates the following case, which was imparted to him as a
truthful and correct account of the vision of a murder seen in all of
its details by a brother of the murdered man. It is a case of Astral
Projection, undoubtedly:

"St. Eglos is situated about ten miles from the Atlantic, and not quite
so far from the old market town of Trebodwina. Hart and George Northey
were brothers, and from childhood their lives had been marked by the
strongest brotherly affection. Hart and George Northey had never been
separated from their birth until George became a sailor, Hart meantime
joining his father in business. On the 8th of February, 1840, while
George Northey's ship was lying in port at St. Helena, he had the
following strange dream:

"'Last night I dreamt my brother was at Trebodwina Market, and that I
was with him, quite close by his side, during the whole of the market
transactions. Although I could see and hear everything which passed
around me, I felt sure that it was not my bodily presence which thus
accompanied him, but my shadow, or rather my spiritual presence, for he
seemed quite unconscious that I was near him. I felt that my being thus
present in this strange way betokened some hidden danger which he was
destined to meet, and which I knew my presence could not avert, for I
could not speak to warn him of his peril.'"

The brother having collected considerable money then started on his
ride homeward. The story then continues:

"'My terror gradually increased as Hart approached the hamlet of
Polkerrow, until I was in a perfect frenzy, frantically desirous, yet
unable, to warn my brother in some way and prevent him going further. I
suddenly became aware of two dark shadows thrown across the road. I
felt my brother's hour had come, and I was powerless to aid him! Two
men appeared, whom I instantly recognized as notorious poachers, who
lived in a lonely wood near St. Eglos. The men wished him "Good-night,
maister," civilly enough. He replied, and entered into conversation
with them about some work he had promised them. After a few minutes
they asked him for some money. The elder of the two brothers, who was
standing near the horse's head, said, "Mr. Northey, we know you have
just come from Trebodwina market with plenty of money in your pockets;
we are desperate men, and you bean't going to leave this place until
we've got that money, so hand over." My brother made no reply, except
to slash at him with the whip and spur the horse at him.

"'The younger of the ruffians instantly drew a pistol and fired. Hart
dropped lifeless from the saddle, and one of the villains held him by
the throat with a grip of iron for some minutes, as though to make
assurance doubly sure, and crush out any particle of life my poor
brother might have left. The murderers secured the horse to a tree in
the orchard, and, having rifled the corpse, they dragged it up the
stream, concealing it under the overhanging banks of the water-course.
They then carefully covered over all marks of blood on the road, and
hid the pistol in the thatch of a disused hut close to the roadside;
then, setting the horse free to gallop home alone, they decamped across
the country to their own cottage.'

"The vessel left St. Helena next day, and reached Plymouth in due
course. George Northey had during the whole of the voyage home, never
altered his conviction that Hart had been killed as he had dreamt, and
that retribution was by his means to fall on the murderers."

The sequel shows that the murder was actually committed in precisely
the manner in which it had appeared to the brother in the dream. The
crime aroused universal horror and indignation, and every effort was
made to discover the murderers and bring them to justice. Two brothers
named Hightwood were suspected, and a search of their cottage revealed
bloodstained garments, but no trace of the pistol was to be found,
although the younger brother admitted having had one and lost it. The
story continues:

"Both brothers were arrested and brought before the magistrates. The
evidence against them was certainly not strong, but their manner seemed
that of guilty men. They were ordered to take their trial at the
forthcoming assizes at Trebodwina. They each confessed in the hope of
saving their lives, and both were sentenced to be hanged. There was,
however, some doubt about the pistol. Before the execution George
Northey arrived from St. Helena, and declared that the pistol was in
the thatch of the old cottage close by the place where they murdered
Hart Northey, and where they hid it. 'How did you know?' he was asked.
George Northey replied: 'I saw the foul deed committed in a dream I had
the night of the murder, when at St. Helena.' A pistol was found, as
George Northey had predicted, in the thatch of the ruined cottage."

We trust that we have established the identity of Waking Psychomancy,
and Dream Psychomancy, to your satisfaction.

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