Source: Welsh Folk-lore
The next subject I shall treat of is curious, and partakes of the nature
of spiritualism. I hardly know by what other word to describe it,
therefore I will give particulars, so as to make the matter intelligible
to the reader, and call it Spiritualism.
It was believed that it was possible for the spirit to leave the body,
and then, after an absence of some time, to return again and re-enter it.
The form the spirit assumed when it quitted the body was a bluish light
like that of a candle, but somewhat longer. This light left the body
through the mouth, and re-entered the same way.
The writer was informed by a certain female friend at Llandegla that she
had seen a bluish light leave the mouth of a person who was sick, light
which she thought was the life, or spirit of that person, but the person
did not immediately die.
For another tale of this kind I am indebted to Mr. R. Roberts, who lives
in the village of Clocaenog, near Ruthin. He was not himself a witness
of the occurrence, but vouches for the accuracy of the report. It is as
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