Müller, Auguste (ca. 1817)
German somnambulist of Carlsruhe, the first sensitive in the
age of animal magnetism who claimed contact with spirits.
Her trance history was carefully recorded by Dr. Meier in his
Höchst Merkwürdige Geschichte der Magnetisch Hellsehenden
Auguste Müller (Stuttgart, 1818). She was controlled by the spirit
of her dead mother and gave frequent exhibitions of a remarkable
traveling clairvoyant faculty. She gave correct medical diagnoses
of herself and others and claimed to discern in trance
both the thoughts and the character of others. She could also
project herself using out-of-the-body travel and appeared one
night in the bedroom of her friend Catherine, as she promised

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