Monday, 12 July 2010

Disadvantages of Dreams

The chronicler Roger of Wendover, in the middle of a perfectly normal account of King Stephen's perambulations around his kingdom installing abbots and so on, adds:

In this year [1151] it was revealed to a certain man in a dream that if he cut off his hands and feet, he would secure his eternal salvation; he accordingly did so, and immediately afterwards expired.

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