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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.