Nuggets from Occult Invasion—Multiple Personalities? |

Dave Hunt

Another delusion spawned by Freud’s theories of the unconscious and psychic determinism is the belief that one can be “inhabited” by numerous personalities. Such a patient is said to be afflicted with a “multiple personality disorder” (MPD). Scarcely anyone had heard of MPD prior to the publication in 1957 of The Three Faces of Eve. It tells the story of Christine Costner Sizemore, who, after much therapy, allegedly manifested 22 different personalities. The 1973 book Sybil (and its movie in 1977) caused this belief to explode, and MPD became associated with sexual abuse. The 1980 publication of Michelle Remembers added the dimension of SRA to MPD.