This blog is about multiple personality, now called Dissociative Identity Disorder. I have the condition and have done extensive research on the subject. I also have known many people with the disorder.
I have included information on TRAUMA and DISSOCIATION, as well as on MEMORY. I have also included information about the different types of PERSONALITIES and about the HEALING PROCESS.
I hope you find this site helpful.
…organized abuse carried out by
a group for the purpose of achieving power. The abuse aims to break a victim’s
spirit and to gain the ultimate in power – absolute control over another human
being. Here, abuse is systematically rather than randomly applied. (Safe Passage to Healing see BOOKS, ARTICLES)
Many times ritual abuse is
The perpetrator might tell the
child he wants to be hurt. The child might be told he is bad and he belongs
with bad people. The perpetrator tries to make the child feel isolated from
Perpetrators of ritual abuse
brainwash children in order to force them to commit acts of violence.
Cults can train alter
personalities to emerge when triggered by cues – told certain words or shown
certain images. Once the child is given the trigger she switches personalities
and does what the cult wants.
Many multiples may not be aware
they are being abused by a cult. Only some of their personalities may know.
Cults can program these personalities to keep secret the abuse and to never
emerge in the person’s daily life. This keeps the person from telling other
people about the ritual abuse.
Many people do not believe
ritual abuse survivors. People are more concerned with evidence or proof of
abuse than with the feelings of the victims. Many people think survivors are
crazy, others blame survivors for their own pain. There is a great deal of
revictimization of ritual abuse survivors. The sad truth is that survivors
today must be cautious about opening up the old wound. (Understanding Multiple Personality Disorder)
Although I have laid out an example of a step-by-step
process of healing, therapy can be quite different depending on the person and
also how severe their illness is.
are some with MPD/DID who are fairly high functioning and highly motivated to
heal. They may have fewer problems such as other mental illnesses and have
reasonably good support. Their treatment may be relatively rapid and
the other end are those who are very ill. They may have many other illnesses
such as severe substance abuse, eating disorders, severe depression and anxiety
and possibly multiple medical problems. In this group may also be those who are
violent and/or abusive towards other victims. Some of these may be hospitalized
in psychiatric departments or in jail.