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"The Russian mystic Gurdjieff claimed that we all contain multiple personalities. Many researchers in psychology and neuroscience now share that startling view. as Gurdjieff indicated, the "I" who toils at a job does not seem the same "I" who makes love with joy and passion, and the third "I" who occasionally gets angry for no evident reason seems a third personality, etc. There does not appear anything metaphysical about this; it even appears, measurably, on electroencephalograms. Dr. Frank Putnam of the National Institute of Health found that extreme cases of multiple personality - the only ones that orthodox psychiatry recognizes - show quite distinct brain waves for each "personality" almost as if the researchers had taken the electrodes off of one subject and attached them to another. (O'Regan. op. cit.)
---"Quantum Psychology" by Robert Anton Wilson

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natf
Jul. 14th, 2012 02:39 pm (UTC)
I find this interesting because I have often thought this to be true for myself despite it not being "bad" enough for a DID diagnosis.
fayanora
Jul. 14th, 2012 11:48 pm (UTC)
Multiplicity, like autism, is a spectrum. Everyone, singlet or multiple, is somewhere on the spectrum. Me, I'm a little past the half-way point. Too unified to be DID, much too disjointed to be a singlet.
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