Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

Hypnotism in India.

In an article on hypnotism'as practiced • by Indian fakirs, the following is sjiven as being related on the: authority.- of Colonel.JenkinSj then stationed at Lucknow :—" In 1877, aparty of fakirs, visited the colonel's quarters and gave* an exhibi-, tion of almost; superhuman powers. The old man threw himself while in a. sitting or*rather asquatti^ptoatuhfifinto a trance, and; his assistants: proceeded to. , place his tongue far back in his mouth. Then they, swathed.J&i: body with. 1 bandages, as a mummy,-is]prepared ioiLthe^. tomb. They filled his earuj.ieyefl^mouth, •<■• and nostrils-with paste,,and bandaged his ■ * face and neck, arms and chest, as they had done-\the- lpwerf part of the body. When this was done he was turned over - to the colonel .Mind you, all this had i been done in the presence of the colonel. and his officers. There (wacand coWd be no (deception in, it. j, rl!> j/[* J^i^i The colonel hatLhad a deep hole dug ia the bftrrack yard; and;into, this he* placed ;' the bandaged fakir, after first putting him', into a box,; sheathed with metal; jafid hermetically sealed.:-; The^earth was spread over this box,, and the grave was placed under^guard of.asquadjpffloldijßrßj Every second of the time, day and night, for forty days the grave- was ■under^guard. - The > box ?could Wot'i-have"; Been meddled , with by-any human being i and TiftTe escaped detection. At the end of that' periodvtKefbox'-wfe.exhYimedand opened, '■>"'. the body was unswathed^ and a woman ibreathed'-upon. her face and(fSjteed.her | hands over^the limbs',- and, precisely as I | have described before, the-man came to '• life, apparently none<- the* worse for his long burial. How much longer he could have remained; underground' of' 'course I cannot tell. All Lknow is that'ne certainly, was buried, and remainted there forty days without'air, food^or drink. '' -

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Hypnotism in India., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890

Word Count

Hypnotism in India. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2429, 14 May 1890