Smith, Hélène

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Smith, Hélène Gender: F
Catherine-Elise Müller
born on 9 December 1861
Place Martigny, Switzerland, 46n06, 7e04
Timezone BMT m7e2630 (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Keller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 17°27' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif

Alternative birthtime
New Moon before her birthday
Date 2 December 1861 at 02:17 (= 02:17 AM )
Place Martigny, SWTZ, 46n06, 7e04
Timezone h0w
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°57' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 09°56 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 16°41'

Hélène Smith (Author:Hélène Smith (1861-1929))
photo: Hélène Smith (1861–1929), license gfdl


Swiss psychic from Martigny, called Hélène Smith. Her real name was Catherine-Elise Müller; Théodore Flournoy, a psychologist who made studies about her, gave that second name. Flournoy wrote a book about her, too. If Hélène fell in trance, she spoke all possible languages although she had never heard them.

She knew also the languages "Mars", "Ultramars", "Uranus" and "Moon", spoke Hindu, could write words in Arab and understood Sanscrit. Communicators with strange names - Esenal, Astané, Kanga, Pouzé, Ramié, Esepié and others - did the translation. As Sanscrit had no f she cared not to put one. She produced also a "Cagliostro", but without understanding the Italian language.

She liked to play the princess Simandini, which had allegedly lived in 1400. But all the words she said were pure fantasy, no French. It seemed, during the hypnotic sessions, that in this time the secondary personalities were at work - because in her normal life she had no talent for languages, she even hated them. Her father in the contrary had always liked them.

She died in Geneva on 10 June 1929 at the age of 67.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • compare to chart of Jung, Carl (born 26 July 1875). Notes: she occupied many who searched a sense in her words


Source Notes

Flournoy:"Des Indes à Planète Mars" (Etude sur un cas de somnambulisme avec Glossolalie)

Fanny Moser:Okkultismus

Proceedings XII, page 277


  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind (She was a genius concerning strange languages)
  • Traits : Personality : Creative (Transforming with "personalities" in her mind)
  • Traits : Personality : Eccentric
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Multiple Personality (if she was not in trance she knew nothing of all)
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Phenomena (She knew that in Sanscrit nobody knew a "f")
  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Psychic
  • Personal : Misc. : Changed name