About the Book
Psychology thinks that every multiple system has a core personality. This is usually the birth personality, from which everyone else emerged.
The Crisses didn't have a core personality. However, they'd been multiple ever since they could remember. "Christina" turned out to be a veil, and another "Christina" was nowhere to be found. No one stepped forward. No amounts of inward poking or prodding or searching revealed any such thing. And what good was a core personality anyway? They had absolutely no intention of integrating anyway.
But yet, there was Aliessa, the sexy nymph. Marching at parades absorbing the energy from the crowds. Pouring her love and tenderness on anyone who would stand still long enough. Intensely searching for someone who could match and compliment her intensity. As her love grew, she grew, and shifted and changed. She always burned brightly, even when she was inside.
One-by-one, The Crisses began to regard Aliessa in a new light. If God is Love, who was Aliessa?
About the Author
If there were a who's who of online multiple-personalities, the Crisses would be one of the notable names. Founder of Kinhost.org, the premier online manual by multiples, for multiples, the Crisses (aka Rev. Criss Ittermann) are well-known amongst persons with multiple personalities. They are also a life coach, Interfaith minister, Shaman, herbalist, Reiki Master, and more.
Crisses grew up in Brooklyn and at the age of 16 following an avalanche of tragic events, Crisses spent 9 months in a mental hospital. The adolescent ward of the hospital was far from what you may have seen in movies; it was much more like a Breakfast Club vacation from a troublesome life than a traumatic experience from a psychothriller movie. Quiet, observant, and wise beyond their years, Crisses became a "mother hen" for other people who were outcast from society, for whatever reason.
While in the hospital, Crisses confessed about the "other people" in their head to their doctor. While he didn't put their diagnosis on paper until 2001, Crisses were diagnosed with multiple personalities in 1986 and flat-out refused to integrate.
After discharge from all treatment, the Crisses continued their journey to their own particular brand of wholeness — a life of collaboration, understanding, kindness and community within themselves. They now share the tools that have helped them with others so that other multiples can improve internal relations and communication.