Current Intent as of 12.1.03:
This is not a survivor's site. This is not a recovery site, or
a straight-line information site.
The Two Courts (aka the Cats' Den) is a place for exploration on
the ideas of multiplicity itself. Unfortunately, most of it has
to be done on our own personal experiences--but all versions of
multiplicity are equally valid, which includes ours no matter how
many of us keep telling each other that we ourselves have no rights
to be talking about such things.
We intend to look at ourselves and not flinch from the conclusions,
whether they tell us that we are sane or not, or might actually
just be a kumquat. We hope that some of our experiences and viewpoints
might be of interest or usefulness to others; we acknowledge that
they might not. At the least, we hope we're full of Vitamin C.
Above all, this is our version of our lives with multiplicity,
here to add to the stew that is already out there known as consciousness.
We are multiple. We know this. Now we're going to go see what this
means for us and for our lives.
We are multiple. And we're continuing to walk on with each other.
There is always a next step.
This page is dedicated to multiples. It's here to educate those
who don't know anything about it, and to let those who are multiple
know that there are others just like them out there in the cold,
cold world. There are many of us out there, and most of us are living
perfectly 'normal', rational lives right under your nose! Believe
it or not, being multiple does not always mean that you are
not sane. Most of us are suffering from prejudice and hate because
we are 'insane' and 'different'. Believe the statistics if you want
(the ones that claim that .02% of the world's population is multiple,
or equally minuscule), but you probably know at least one person
in your life who is. We're everywhere! And we don't deserve the
hysteria connected to our 'conditions'.
In other words, we're sick of hearing, 'You're a multiple? Ummm..
you should go to therapy for your own good, and for the good of
your family and friends.' The 'monster' image of a multiple hasn't
been supported by the media at all (thank you,
'Raising Cain' and 'Never Talk to Strangers'!), and so we have to
hide out, or risk restarting our lives all over again--if we manage
to dodge the far-too-enthusiastic community on our doorstep.
We acknowledge the importance of therapy, even if it is only speaking
to a friend on an informal basis. Many multiples, however, have
fought hard to come to the point where they can manage their lives
with minimal problems. This is exactly what therapy is designed
to accomplish. Multiples who have managed to attain this same point
do not necessarily need to attend a therapist. It is not for everyone.
But it is still valuable. The key point here is to be aware of the
relevancy of therapy in each person's lives.