A psychic double or forerunner that appears in advance to
announce the arrival of an individual. Sometimes it may manifest
simply as familiar sounds associated with the individual
concerned. Occasionally it may appear to the individual himself
or herself, as in the celebrated experience of the great German
poet Johann Goethe, who met his double on the road to
Drusenheim dressed in a garment which Goethe was to wear by
accident eight years later on the same route. Little has been
published on the curious phenomenon of the vardo/gr apart
from an article in 1917 by Wiers Jensen, editor of the Norwegian
Journal of Psychical Research.