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Dissociation & Trauma
Types of Fragmentation
Dissociation identity disorder is extremely complex in the way it manifests. In our work, we look at man as body, soul, and spirit (1 Thessalonians 5:23). Based on this foundation, we have observed three main types of fragmentation.
This is the most common type of fragmentation. These are pieces of soul that have split in order to cope with trauma. They are essentially pieces of consciousness. They can exist at different stages across the dissociative continuum referenced below. Not every soul fragment in a person with dissociative identity disorder will necessary exist as a fully self-aware alternate personality state (alter). In people that do not have dissociative identity disorder, they are still exhibiting soul fragmentation in varying degrees. There is a spectrum of severity and significance when it comes to soul fragmentation.
With major splits during severe trauma, sometimes a part that is soul will split and be joined a piece of the person’s spirit. These fragments are particularly good at operating autonomously, both inside and outside of the person’s body. These types of alters will be very significant and strong. In a crisis moment, this type of alter can even replace the part of the person that was formerly responsible for living life.
While this is hard to imagine, Psalm 51:17 says, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” The word translated broken is the Hebrew word shabar, which means to break in pieces or to shatter. Certain traumas go deep enough to shatter not only the soul, but also the spirit. When extremely severe trauma has been endured by a person, it is not uncommon to find that the spirit also exists in pieces.
Types of Dissociative Identity Disorder
Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA) is far more prevalent than many people would like to imagine. For survivors of SRA, most are dissociated from their experiences. It may take decades for a survivor to surface memories or to begin to understand that SRA is part of his background. For this reason, the abuse and trauma during rituals remain hidden even from those who are involved. Some people that have endured SRA do not come from families that openly present as Satanists. Others do come from families that are openly into witchcraft or Satanism.
Many survivors of SRA come from families that are deeply involved in various secret societies such as Freemasonry, the Knights of Malta, Eastern Star, Rosicrucianism, and a long list of others. These families can often appear to be very respectable externally. Some survivors of SRA have a difficult time reconciling the societal standing of their family with the memories they begin to recover.
Satanic Ritual Abuse can occur in a number of locations. It can take place in basements, in secluded locations, in fields on private property, in the woods, in barns, and just about any place where the cult is able to keep its activities from being discovered. For some families, a majority of their rituals will actually occur out of the body in other realms. These realms can include places in outer space or under the water. Some cults have more influence in government and military than others. For this reason, some cults enjoy an incredible amount of immunity. They also enjoy access to facilities such as hospitals, universities, and military bases. Connections can also provide some cults with access to high-level technologies and mind control drugs that will assist them in their activities.
Rituals will include subjection to blood and sex rituals in order to conjure up evil spirits. It can involve animal and human sacrifice. Rituals can include incantations, marriage ceremonies between adults and children, and marriages between people and evil entities. There will be horrible physical trauma that does along with SRA, such as physical or sexual abuse. Further, survivors are often forced to consume fecal matter and urine of animals or humans. The rituals are so horrific that children completely dissociate from them just to survive, which is why many people are unable to remember their involvement until much later in life.
Cult loyal alters will be created in the process of traumatizing people through SRA. These fragmented parts of a person will internalize the belief system of the cult and will cooperate with evil agendas. These parts can switch out and take the person to rituals and cause them to do horrible things. Inner healing and deliverance is the only way to solve the problem of cult loyal parts, as they cannot be cast out like demons.
Signs I have DID?
People with DID and those around them often notice sudden swings in mood, temperament, or emotions on any given day. These swings can be drastic and without cause, indicating that the person may be switching to another identity. DID suffers can find themselves happy one moment then crying hysterically the next with little change in external circumstance.
At the heart of dissociation is the desire to forget painful and traumatic memories. These memories, however, can sometimes break through the dissociation unintentionally. Constant flashbacks of things that happen in ones past that a one does not remember is a sign of DID. Moreover, those with DID seem to “find” memories of themselves at a certain event or interacting with others that they do not remember, particularly if they are painful or traumatic.
DID survivors often find themselves dealing with demonic possession/oppression. This happens when broken, tortured, or abused alters are intentionally or unintentionally layered with demonic oppression or bondage with parts or alters. If you are a Christian and have participated in numerous deliverance sessions and still are not free, you may have a deep issue of fragmentation which must be addressed for total healing.
When DID survivors switch parts, the part at the surface may be in control of the body and interact as its own distinct personality. The presenter may not be aware of what the part is doing for a period of minutes, hours, or days. Survivors often describe this phenomenon as losing time or blacking out. When the presenter reappears, he or she often cannot given an account of their actions or whereabouts.
The trauma associated with dissociation often involves sexual abuse at a young age and can continue throughout ones life. This sexual abuse often creates sex alters who come to the surface during sexual intercourse, allowing other parts of the person to escape. DID survivors may have an addiction, fear, anxiety, or an inability to connect during sex.
Derealization is the feeling that someone’s reality, surroundings, or external world is not real.
Depersonalisation can mean a survivor detaches from ones own mind or body. Those who depersonalize often consider themselves as a detached observer of oneself.
DID survivors may suffer from depression and suicidal thoughts as a result of trying to cope and deal with their condition.
Those with DID may have an impaired ability to cope with life circumstance and deal with the memories that surface. Some turn to substances to help deal with pain and anxiety.
1. Switching from one personality to another- Switching occurs when two or more personalities or personality states are at the surface or near the surface and change back and forth. This can result in a loss of time or an amnesiac fugue episode.
2. Physical symptoms that have no medical cause
3. Unusual physical changes such as change of eye color, etc.
4. Body memories
6. Change in voices
7. Change in handwriting
8. Frequent or intense headaches
9. Eating disorders
10. Difficulty in swallowing
11. Unusual pain in sexual organs
12. Scarring of genital organs and rectum
13. Frequent urinary infections
14. Night terrors
15. Temporary paralysis
16. Unusual change in eyesight or visual problems
17. Immune system deficiency
18. Unusual body scars
19. Choking sensation
1. Sense of helplessness
2. Sense of hopelessness
3. Sense of shame
4. Guilt complex
5. Low sense of self-worth
7. Intense affect- emotions that come to the surface
8. Unhealthy focus on death
9. Borderline traits- lack of healthy boundaries
10. Personality changes
11. Unusual fears
12. Lack of normal childhood memories
13. Unusual compulsions
14. Frequent introspection
15. Difficulty in relationships
1. Fear and anger towards God
2. Fear of Jesus
3. Fear of the Lord’s Supper
4. Sense of feeling demon possessed
5. Strong sense of the presence of evil
6. Trouble reading the Bible
7. Trouble praying
8. Unhealthy attitudes towards Christianity