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BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1281
  1. Kamala-Maria Mueller, senior registrar
  1. in psychiatry in Colchester

    Hearing voices

    I spent the winter of 1994-5 in Osho Commune International, the largest spiritual health centre in India, where I carried out a research project. A slim, intelligent yet distressed European woman in her early 40s asked me for a talk. For about five years she had been hearing voices of several men and women talking to her and each other in different European languages. She resisted their instructions but thought that they influenced her body and changed her feelings. Friends' advice to “withdraw her antennas” had been helpful. Recently she had been hearing plants commenting on her thoughts and …

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