Research:Medical: Schizophrenic 43996

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Medical: Schizophrenic 43996 Gender: M
Emerson Case No.4
born on 30 November 1941 at 11:23 (= 11:23 AM )
Place New York NY, USA, 40n42, 74w00
Timezone EST h5w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 08°05' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 03°30 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°22'


American schizophrenic whose dementia began at age 15 after a harrowing experience on a mountain climbing expedition mid-August 1957. He was left hanging, suspended from a guide rope between the expedition leader below and a companion above when the leader lost his footing and fell from the ledge. Help arrived six hours later after the two had abandoned all hope of rescue. Shortly after this misadventure, Paul's parents began to notice odd behavior patterns.

His mother was a beautiful woman, blind, and his father was a famous one-armed pianist for whom Ravel had composed a special piano concerto. The family was well-to-do, living on the north shore of Long Island. As a child, Paul had feared his austere and domineering Scorpio father who had harsh and Spartan ways. Every morning, Paul was made to swim across the lake along with his one-armed dad, ceasing only when ice made the swim no longer possible. His dad died c. 1960.

Charles Emerson and his wife were engaged as companions to Paul through the summer of 1961 for a season of mountain climbing in exchange for an all-expense paid vacation in central Europe. While Paul was in the mountains, the Emersons planned to be not too far away traveling through Germany and Italy. Paul had no history of violence outside of one incident when he had yanked the water facets out of the sink in an act of frustration. He was involved in a perpetual activity of body-building. His pattern was to sleep 'til mid-afternoon, take long nocturnal tramps through the woods and refuse to partake of ordinary meals in a social setting. He had an infuriating habit of disappearing when it was time to catch a train or plane. When questioned, his response was logical; at night he studied the stars; at meal time he was afraid of being poisoned and he could only accept food from a can he saw being opened; and his disappearances were due to his belief that he was being watched continually by hidden TV cameras and the only way to escape is to go somewhere outdoors. He said, "I feel I am the Christ and will be crucified for the sins of the world. I am frightened by this and want to escape." Paul refused to stay with a noted psychiatrist in Austria or at a Jung Clinic in Zurich.

Before long the mountain guide refused to allow Paul in his group as his inability to cooperate threw off the entire group. The only way he would take the youth was as a sole climber.

They made the mistake of visiting an old companion who had been on the fateful climb of 1957. It brought back the entire trauma to Paul, after which he suddenly decided he no longer cared for his favorite sport. He and Emerson took up tennis and in the evenings, chess, at which Paul was skilled.


  • Mental Health : Anxiety attack August 1957 (Extremely harrowing experience)
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  • Death of Father 1960
  • Social : Begin Travel 1961

Source Notes

Charles Emerson quotes B.C. in The Astrology of Schizophrenia, article in an NCGR Journal, copy in hand undated.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Schizophrenia
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality (Paranoia)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Accident/Injury (Paranoia from fall)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Treatment/Therapy (Refused professional assistance)
  • Family : Childhood : Memories Bad (Frightened of domineering father)
  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Affluent)
  • Traits : Body : Body builder
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Outdoors (Mountain climbing)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Sports (Tennis)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Hobbies, games (Chess)