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Defending Walk-ins?
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Defending Walk-ins?
So, a random question I was thinking of one day:

For walk-ins:
How do you defend your walk-ins (or yourself as a walk-in) to someone who doesn't believe in souls or reincarnation?

P.S. I am not part of a multiple system, or walk-in system, so I apologize if I've said or happen to say something that doesn't make sense.

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Note: the original question asked about multiplicity, which was incorrect, thus I changed it to walk-ins, which is what I was originally trying to ask

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2009-06-13 17:08
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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Those are two entirely different issues, even if they may - emphasis on "may" - sometimes overlap. The perception of a single consciousness arising from the brain's activity is an illusion and we in my system see no reason to favor the illusion of a single consciousness over that of many consciousnesses when the latter seems a better model for what is going on in a particular brain. Shainin probably put it more articulately in her multiplicity article but it's late and I'm thumbing this out on a G1. *shrug* On that note, sorry for any typos I missed!

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2009-06-14 4:02
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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Why would someone even feel the need to defend that they're a multiple?

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2009-06-14 6:28
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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Look up Dr. Bennett Braun and the "Satanic panic" of the 80's for one good reason why...

Not even psychology/psychiatry professionals agree that plurality of any kind is "real," especially when it comes to the non-disordered kind.

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2009-06-14 7:36
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House Hesson Wrote:Those are two entirely different issues, even if they may - emphasis on "may" - sometimes overlap. The perception of a single consciousness arising from the brain's activity is an illusion and we in my system see no reason to favor the illusion of a single consciousness over that of many consciousnesses when the latter seems a better model for what is going on in a particular brain. Shainin probably put it more articulately in her multiplicity article but it's late and I'm thumbing this out on a G1. *shrug* On that note, sorry for any typos I missed!

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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Long version is in our article. Neither brain nor thumbs are up to reiterating right now. ^^;;

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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Okay! ^_^ I'll go find the article, then. Thanks.

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And, back! Okay, that cleared things up. I meant to ask about walk-ins and got walk-ins and multiplicity mixed up. Thank you very much for directing me to the article. I'm going to alter the original question to reflect what I was actually trying to ask. Thanks!

Is there a way to change the overall topic title to reflect walk-ins?

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Re: Defending Multiplicity?
Amourosa Wrote:Is there a way to change the overall topic title to reflect walk-ins?


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Re: Defending Walk-ins?
Well, there are some (sketchy?) arguments than can be made in favor of the existence of the soul, that someone who does not believe in souls may find persuasive, depending on who you're talking to and how you choose to define "soul". (My friend is working on a formal logical Proof of the Soul, or something along those lines. I'll see if I can relate some of it to you. =])

Edit: I don't think that re-incarnation is a necessary factor to enable the existence of walk-ins, but that's just speculation.

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