Nonfiction Resources on Insanity: From India to Mars

Flournoy, Theodore. From India to the Planet Mars: A Study of a Case of Somnambulism. Daniel B. Vermilye, trans. New York: Harper and Bros. Publishers, 1900. Available from Scribd.

Today From India to the Planet Mars is discussed as an example of multiple personality who spoke in imaginary languages. Flournoy was a professor of psychology at the University of Geneva. His interest was medical. While Helene Smith was considered a psychic in her day, modern readers generally discount the mysticism and have regarded the work as a case study in multiple personality.

A modern interpretation of the work can be seen in
Eugene Taylor’s “From India to the Planet Mars: A Multiple Personality with Imaginary Languages”.

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