A continental friend visited a celebrated clairvoyant who described to him a scene from the times of Jesus and a setting within ancient Rome. The description was extraordinarily detailed and vivid. The seer concluded it with the statement that "this was one of your previous incarnations." My friend was amused because the description could have been taken from a book which he had read a week earlier, or from a film based on the book which he had seen some years earlier but which the reading had brought back to his memory again. The title of book and film was Ben Hur. The clairvoyant was a firm believer in reincarnation. It is easy to see that he correctly picked up these thought-forms from his sitter's mind, but incorrectly if unconsciously added his own opinion to the picture.
-- Notebooks Category 16: The Sensitives > Chapter 14: The Sensitive Mind > # 81