Title: From India to the Planet Mars: A Case of ...
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ
Publication Date: 1994
Edition: 1st Edition
Hardback octavo, no jacket as issued, black cloth cover, as new condition. 457 pp. (Originally published in English, translated from French, in 1900 - this is 1994 edition.) Psychology professor (University of Geneva) investigates a famous medium, Helene Smith, who claimed reincarnation as a Queen in 15th century India, as well as reincarnation on the Planet Mars! The 1900 (1st English) edition was an unstated abridgement. All passages, including Flournoy's preface, is available in this volume for the first time in English. Bookseller Inventory # 14692
A classic in the field of psychology, From India to Planet Mars (1900) depicts the remarkable multiple existence of the medium Hélène Smith, who claimed to be the reincarnation of Marie Antoinette, of a Hindu princess from fifteenth-century India, and of a regular visitor to Mars, whose landscapes she painted and whose language she appeared to speak fluently. Through a psychological interpretation of these fantasies, which consisted in the subliminal elaboration of forgotten memories, Théodore Flournoy vastly extended the scope and understanding of the unconscious, and in particular, of its creative and mythopoetic capacities. In the introduction to this work, Soriu Shamdasani evokes the rich cultural and intellectual setting which Flournoy published his findings, and discusses their impact on Freud, Jung, and other pioneers psychology.
Originally published in 1994.
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Product Description: A classic in the field of psychology, From India to the Planet Mars (1900) depicts the remarkable multiple existence of the medium H
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