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How and Why Personal Rescue Miracles Occur Presented at The 23rd Annual International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California

September 3, 2006

Abstract: A legal case in which I was an expert witness involved a young man who was a passenger in a car which crashed into another care late one night. He safely exited from his car to the curbside, only to later face double murder charges. The miracle of his safe exit from his demolished auto will be described, from the point of view of the spiritual beings who rescued him.

Both MPD and DID Should Be Listed In the Next DSM As Labels for Two Quite Different Groups of Patients with Alter-Personalities Presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation at Toronto, Ontario, Canada

November 7, 2005

Abstract: Extensive clinical practice with dissociators has shown that there are two distinctly different groups of patients who have bona fide alter-personalities. The group for which MPD is an appropriate label created their first alter-personality before the age of six, have no resident Original Personality, and manifest dozens of alter-personalties. The group for which DID is appropriate created their usually single alter-personality after the age of six, have a resident Original Personality, and are usually quite socially able. Criteria for both MPD and DID will be presented, along with some theoretical underpinnings of this point of view.


"The Role of the Human Essence In the Healing Process" presented at the 22nd Annual International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California, September 3, 2005. Abstract: Much has been said at these meetings about the effectiveness of one healer or another, and about one treatment or another. We need to recognize the existence in each patients (as well as in the treater) of an Essence (a.k.a. Soul or Spirit) as well as a Personality (a.k.a. Mind or Ego). This paper will endeavor to provide some information as to how the patient’s Essence and its spiritual supervisors operate to create human illness and /or injury and how they operate in curing the patient, or letting the patient physically deteriorate.

"How Meeting Your Essence Prepares You To Cease To Exist" Presented for a Course On Hypnosis and Psychotherapy In the Treatment of Terminal Illness. Sponsored by The World Association of Eclectic Hypnotherapists, Inc. at Zacatecas, Zac., Mexico, July 6-10, 2005. This paper is also available in a Spanish Translation in PDF format.

"Understanding the Splintered Mind" Presented at the 2005 Spring Meeting of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, April 13, 2005. This paper is also available in a Japanese Translation in PDF format.

In 1972, I met a patient who appeared to be a carbon copy of “The Three Faces of Eve.” But, in addition to her alter-personalities, she introduced me to her “Inner Self Helper” or ISH. This mentally healthy part of her mind led me on a search for the answer to the question, “What are the component parts of each human mind?” My conclusions agree with Plato’s opinion that we each have two parts to our mind, which he called “the rational soul” and “the irrational soul.” I have identified a variety of “other selves” which are made by these two component parts, some by dissociation and some by emotional imagination. I will describe who makes what and how to tell them apart.

"Spiritual Genealogy Research in Rome" Presented at the 20th Annual International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, CA, September 1, 2003.

Each of us has an Essence (a.k.a. soul, spirit, hidden observer). Dr. Sanjoh's Essence is named "Jean Luis." Dr. Allison's Essence is named "Michael." Each of them had a last lifetime on earth as a Personality in a human body many centuries ago. On a recent trip to Rome, Italy, they learned where each of these Essences lived in their last lifetimes on earth and how and where they died in the first century BCE. How they learned this information is the subject of this paper.

"My Spiritual Teachers: Faith, Hope and Charity" Presented at the 19th Annual International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center San Rafael, California, September 1, 2002

Three spirits, who call themselves Faith, Hope & Charity, introduced themselves to me in the mid 1970s by borrowing the body of my most dissociated patient with MPD. In 1981, they again appeared, this time borrowing the body of a second patient with MPD. While that patient and I were writing her story, they dictated one chapter, detailing their job descriptions. Faith is a Spiritual Guardian, Hope is a Spiritual Teacher and Charity is a Spiritual Professor. Collectively, they prefer to be called Celestial Intelligent Energy or CIE. Their job descriptions will be the subject of this presentation.

"The Bipartite Human Mind: Functional Differences Between the Essence and the Personality" Presented at the 18th International Conference on The Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California, September 3, 2001

All humans are born with an Essence and a Personality alloyed together at birth. With life threatening trauma before the age of seven, a few persons experience a separation between these two components of the mind. For 20 years I have watched and studied such a person and learned which part handles which function. The findings include mental (intuition, memory management, problem solving, perceptions), physical (sleep, illnesses, pregnancy, accident proneness, death), and social (falling in love, job satisfaction). The Essence operates primarily on intellect, logic, and situational evaluations, while the Personality operates primarily on emotions, gender related concepts, and laws.

"How Hypnotizable Is Your Shaman?" Presented at the Annual Interdisciplinary Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington, April 4, 2001

Hypnosis research has determined that humans have an innate, lifelong degree of hypnotizability, rated from 0 to 5. Those on the high end of the continuum have certain personality traits which might predispose them to being the most able to conduct certain shamanic rituals, such as being possessed by spirits. Personality traits associated with low, middle, and high degrees of hypnotizability will be described. These facts might explain why certain shamans prefer some procedures rather than others. It would also explain why certain shamans cannot do some mental procedures which are often done by other shamans.

"How Reincarnation Really Works"  Presented at The 17th International Conference On the Study of Shamanism and Alternative Modes of Healing, Santa Sabina Center, San Rafael, California, September 3, 2000

Since 1972, I have interviewed numerous dissociated Inner Self Helpers (ISHs) of patients with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD). The ISH (a.k.a. Essence) dissociated from the Original Personality before the age of seven due to life threatening trauma. Whereas the Original and Alter-Personalities accepted the American cultural belief system they were taught, that reincarnation does not happen, the ISHs repeatedly described past lives of the Personalities they mentored as well as past lives of their own, when they were still Personalities themselves. Two MPD patients had their bodies borrowed by three "supervisors" of the ISH/Essence, whom I labeled Celestial Intelligent Energy (CIE). These three CIE described how they supervise the reincarnation process for all humans. They explained how reincarnation really works. That process will be described in this paper.

"Dissociation and Imagination: Thirty Years of Confusion Between ThemPresented at Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Spring 2000 Annual Conference, Tucson, Arizona, April 6, 2000

Interest and research in dissociative disorders made a steep climb in the 1970s, leveled off in the 1980s and crashed in the 1990s. Reasons for these dramatic changes will be explored. An "epidemic" of cases of Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) which spread from the USA to Europe was caused by confusing the products of imagination with the products of dissociation. Adherence to Freud's concepts of "repression of memories" led to misunderstanding human memory management. "Recovered Memory Therapy" was followed by the "False Memory Syndrome." Discovery of the "Inner Self Helper" (ISH) upset theorists who rejected anything "spiritual." These same "scientific psychologists" believed patients who "remembered" their problems were due to "Satanic Ritual Abuse." A battle ensued between the International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD) and the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF). Both ignored the author's description of the ISH as memory manager in his description of the Essence Memory System. Acceptance of this idea is needed to resolve the polarization
of the two groups of experts on memory.

"The Essence and Original Personality" Presented at the Spring Annual Conference of the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Berkeley, California, March 24-28, 1999

After two decades with patients with Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), I know that the human mind is bipartite, with an intellectual self, the Essence, bonded to an emotional self, the Original Personality. These "parts" are disconnected by life threatening trauma in early childhood in MPD patients, but remain "alloyed" in all others. In children with MPD, the Original Personality goes for safekeeping from Physicalspace into Thoughtspace, where it is cared for by wise and loving collections of intelligent energy. Except in nondream sleep, the Essence stays in the body of Physicalspace. During sleep, it is in Thoughtspace being educated. The abilities and duties of the Essence are many and varied, consisting of both physical and mental activities. While each Essence is primarily interested in the welfare of its own Original Personality, it is also a part of a network of Essences around the world.

"Differentiating Internalized Imaginary Companions from Alter-Personalities" Presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation Seattle, Washington Nov. 14-17, 1998

"The Case of Alter-Personalities v. Imaginary Playmates" Submitted to The American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry, July 1997.

The differentiation of Alter-Personalities from indwelling Imaginary Playmates is essential when evaluating a defendant whose offense may have been committed by a Mental Entity other than his Original Personality.  Two examples of defendants who exhibited dangerous Imaginary Playmates are presented.  Explanation is given as to how dissociation is a function of the Essence (Intellectual Self), while imagination is a function of the Original Personality (Emotional Self).  Creation of Alter-Personalities is considered involuntary for forensic purposes, but creation of Imaginary Playmates is considered voluntary.  Treatment is needed for integration of Alter-Personalities, but the defendant can destroy Imaginary Playmates by an act of will.

"The Allison Manifesto on MPD and DID" Presented to the 7th European Congress of Hypnosis, Budapest, Hungary, August 17, 1996

"Is Treatment of Inmates with MPD Possible in Prison? The Negative Side of the Argument" Presented at the Fourth Annual Spring Conference of ISSMP&D, Vancouver, BC, Canada, May 6, 1994

"Effects on the Therapists Who Treat MPD Patients" Presented at the Eighth Regional Conference on Trauma, Dissociation & Multiple Personality, at Cuyahoga Falls, OH, April 22-24, 1993

"A Debate: Satanic Ritual Abuse and Multiple Personality; The Negative Side of the Argument" Presented at the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Fallbrook, CA, March 22, 1991

"The Multiple Personality Patient as Witch" Presented at the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness, Pacific Palisades, CA, March 1, 1990

"A Self-Help Approach to Multiplicity" Prepared for presentation at the Annual Meeting of The American Psychiatric Association Chicago, Illinois, May 13, 1979

"Maybe Multiples in Courts and Corrections" Presented to the annual meeting of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Oct. 15-18, 1987

"Everything You Wanted to Know About Multiple Personality but Never Dared Ask" Presented to the Marin County Psychiatric Society, April 1982

"The Possession Syndrome; Myth, Magic and Multiplicity" Presented to the Second Pacific Congress of Psychiatry, Manila, PI, May 1980

"Psychotherapy of Multiple Personality" Presented to the Annual Meeting American Psychiatric Assn., Atlanta, GA, May 1978


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