Doctors studying patients with multiple personality disorder have discovered something strange. One of the personalities possessed by a certain patient needs glasses for their eyes. But, another of the same patient’s personalities does not need glasses for their eyes. Or, one of the patient’s personalities is diabetic and another of the same patient’s personalities is not diabetic. 10 Amazing Examples of Mind Over Matter.
When the patient switches from one personality to another, their body actually goes through real changes, such as differences in blood sugar levels.
In other words, the mind can alter the body. http://aanirfan.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/multiple-personality-disorder.html
” With MPD, each personality or “alter” may have “a separate autobiographical memory, independent initiative and a sense of ownership over individual behavior” The personalities may be unaware of each other. ” Robert Oxnam is a distinguished American scholar. In 1990, a psychiatrist was treating Robert. The psychiatrist was addressed by one of Robert’s personalities, a young, angry boy named Tommy, who lived in a castle. Robert had several personalities. There is Robert who is the core personality. Then there is Bobby, ‘who is a younger, quizzical, free-spirited man who loves rollerblading in Central Park’
Most conservative Protestants and many Roman Catholics believe in the inerrancy of the Bible: that the authors of the Bible were inspired by God to write material that was free of error and are all useful for personal guidance. They often refer to the Bible as “the Word of God.”
Although the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) is almost silent on the concept of Satan as an evil supernatural being, that belief is well developed within the Gospels and Epistles of the Christian Scriptures (New Testament). Jesus is frequently described as curing many mental disorders by performing exorcisms. He is recorded as driving indwelling demons or “unclean spirits” out of the person. Among the gospels:
|Mark has 9 references to demons or unclean spirits;|
|Matthew has 4;|
|Luke 10, and|
Many conservative Christians believe that demons sometimes:
|Act as spirit guides during Shamans rituals and New Age channeling,|
|Are the driving energy behind Ouiji boards, Tarot cards, Runes, crystal gazing, etc., and|
|Act as communicating spirits at séances which attempt to contact the dead.|
Some conservative Christians believe that the gods and goddesses worshiped by followers of non-Christian religions are actually Satan himself or his demons. Most conservative Christians also believe that persons can be possessed by demons.
When a person is possessed, they are believed to exhibit a unique personality – that of the indwelling evil spirit. The demon will sometimes speak through that individual’s vocal chords, often in a language unknown to the person and in a strange inflection. They can sometimes cause schizophrenia, depression, mental instabilities, suicidal thoughts, or MPD/DID. The standard treatment for a demonically possessed person is to drive out the demon(s) by an exorcism ritual.
In Mark 16:9, we read that “Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons.”