The Collective Mind: Poetry from My Multiple Personalities is a collection of poetry written by the many distinct personalities of one person, Elizabeth. Elizabeth was tortured by both her mother and father, who were members of a Satanic cult. Being so horrifically abused from as early as infancy caused the mind, still in early stages of personality development, to split into distinct alternate personalities. The core personality and alternate personalities are usually unaware of each other until the mind is strong enough to let the memories of abuse into the conscious mind. In the early 1990s, Elizabeth experienced her first flashback of her father raping her. Soon after, she had numerous memories of the sex she was forced to perform with her mother. Then there were the memories of the snakes and the spiders...those damn spiders, they were everywhere, on her, in her...and no amount of showers could get rid of those damn spiders. Anything could trigger a flashback. The smell of burning leaves in the fall brought back the cult members chanting around a fire with their black hoods and robes; cats crying in the middle of the night brought back memories of animals who were tortured needlessly. What you will read are the poems that alternate personalities wrote during the early years of intense therapy with Elizabeth's therapist Rhonda. They will describe the external and internal torture of a child so very alone...yet not alone.
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