Delusions of the Living Dead


It is 1949, and AUDINT’s Walter Slepian, Bill Arnett, and Hypolite Morton are discussing how those with extreme psychological disorders might react to the tests carried out on their engineer Eduard Schüller, which have resulted in him conversing with the dead. Meetings with Theodore Reik, who is researching for his book The Secret Self, have been rich and varied. One line of enquiry involves the work of French neurologist Jules Cotard into a condition that leaves those afflicted believing they have no blood and that their body is without organs. Ultimately, it causes them to think that they are dead…