Regardless of the False Memory advocates claim- dissociative identity disorder- once called Multiple Personalities- isn’t a new concept- and it didn’t begin with the book Sybil Exposed. Contrary to what they say- it wasn’t a fad but was discovered and spoken about in the later part of the 18th century.
Frenchman Pierre Marie Félix Janet (30 May 1859 – 24 February 1947) was one of the first people to discover a connection between events in the subject’s past life and his or her present day trauma, and coined the words ‘dissociation’ and ‘subconscious’. He was a French psychologist, philosopher and psychotherapist in the field of dissociation and traumatic memory and is ranked alongside William James and Wilhelm Wundt as one of the founding fathers of psychology.
There is also Morton Henry Prince (December 21, 1854 – August 31, 1929) who was an American physician who specialized in neurology and abnormal psychology, and was one of the men who established psychology as a clinical and academic discipline. A graduate of Harvard in 1879, he established the Journal of Abnormal Psychology, and is one of the men who further researched about European ideas about psychopathology, especially in understanding dissociative phenomenon. He was the American expert in dissociative disorders, and was the one who coined the phrase “multiple personality disorder”. In 1906 he wrote the paper “The Dissociation of a Personality” in which he spoke about his case history and the troubles his patients faced with this disorder. He was also the man who established the Harvard Psychological clinic- doing so in 1927.
So as you can see, dissociation and multiple personalities are not a new phenomenon.
1986 was the first time multiple personalities and extreme abuse- in the form of satanic ritual abuse, was heard in an American court of law. Paul Bonnaci- a man who supposedly suffered the condition because of allegedly suffering satanic ritual abuse- came forward when a minor by the name of Alicia Owen claimed that the Omaha Nebraska police chief Robert Wadman had raped her and impregnated her with a child. Discredited by a grand jury- who was, in my opinion, heavily influenced, they dismissed his claims- finding the boy so bizarre that he couldn’t be trusted. The powers that be called their allegations a “carefully crafted hoax” although no one was ever found to be behind this supposed hoax.
IN 1992, the False Memory Syndrome Foundation was formed to deal with the rising tide of people claiming to have been abused with satanic ritual abuse. Heavily funded in the beginning by the North American Man Boy Love Association, this group used what happened with Bonnaci, which was their prototype, in Omaha to develop a theory that false memories had been implanted by a group of rogue therapists and that dissociation and multiple personalities didn’t exist. They claimed that books such as “Michelle Remembers” and “Sybil Exposed” had influenced the public and that this is where multiple personalities stemmed from- but looking at the history of the disorder- one can see this is not true. They allege that these books caused what they coined as a “satanic panic” and began a “witch hunt” with people looking for satanists behind every bush.
The McMartin Preschool scandal exemplified this accusation when preschoolers began coming home with sexually transmitted diseases and started talking about horrific satanic abuse. Most of the public was unaware that McMartin was one of seven preschools in the area that claimed to have such problems- one of them being a Long Beach Catholic preschool. Fought venomously in the courts- the pedophile lobby uses this case as to why they believe that all claims have been debunked.
Of course there are new cases being alleged now- esp. the case of Jimmy Savile in the UK. The pedophile lobby claims these new cases are bogus- and that satanism, and esp. dissociative identity disorders, are completely false. Over-riding the victims claims, they blanket both the media and the internet with the opinions that none of this exist, and that they are all claims made through the misappropriation of bad therapy. However, the fact is that BOTH exist- and it has been ferociously fought against by the powers that be.
Multiple personalities are not a new phenomenon by any means, and it isn’t a huge leap to realize that our government has known about this condition and has continously tried to influence this condition to develop a kind of Manchurian candidate that could be controlled. Satanic ritual abuse, extreme ritual abuse, and mind control are all connected- along with child trafficking. Hitler was not the first one to employ these techniques in order to break a person down, but through Project Paperclip- when we brought all of his Nazi scientists to the United States after World War II to further their work- I guess he could be considered the Granddaddy of all of this. The fact is that the Pedophile Lobby has been working diligently to conceal our governments activities in extreme child abuse for quite some time now- just as England protected and promoted Jimmy Savile for the same reason. Being aware of dissociation through trauma for over a century- this condition has been well known and manipulated in order to control the population. But nothing can remain a secret forever- and I just wanted to publish the history of dissociation to prove that this has been well known from the very beginning of our psychotherapy history.