Poetic License

Poetic License

A poetic journey through the labyrinth of multiplicity

About the Book

About the Author

Rev. Criss Ittermann
Rev. Criss Ittermann

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.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Preface
  • Fragments
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Me, Myself & I
  • “Twenty” Questions
  • I chose the road less traveled
  • Part I: Chris Chros - 1982 to 1985
  • A Letter
  • Demon
  • Nice People
  • Young Suicidal
  • Chrissy
  • Identity Issues: Introduction
  • One
  • Lonliness
  • Dreams
  • Almerissa
  • Identity Issue: Sadism
  • Almerissa
  • Whistles and whispers
  • Words
  • The Sadist
  • Star
  • Identity Issue: Otherkin
  • Identity
  • The Passing
  • The Sea
  • Time
  • Telepathy
  • Warren
  • Identity Issue: Paganism
  • The wind is their dying breath
  • Song of the Sea
  • Déjà Vu
  • Warp and weft
  • The Sand is Gone, Forever
  • Willow
  • Identity Issue: Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Mirror, My Mother
  • The Giving Tree
  • Ruth
  • Identity Issue: Channeling
  • Recall
  • Part II: Criss: 1986 to 1998
  • Chain
  • God
  • No
  • Erin
  • Identity Issue: Aromantic Asexuality
  • Be Reasonable
  • Telré
  • Identity Issue: Gender Identity & Transsexuality
  • Stricken
  • Life in Death
  • Elf in MysElf
  • The Celestial Offering
  • Open House
  • Other Arms
  • Fallen
  • Now I Am Death
  • Now I Am Death (2, song)
  • Aliessa
  • Identity Issue: Polyamory
  • Drive of Lust
  • Riding Hard
  • The Sacred Slut
  • Elemental of Love
  • Drendel
  • Willow
  • Dreal
  • Identity Issue: Race
  • Mother Moon
  • multiplicity
  • Little Brother
  • Lightless Ones
  • Taelee
  • Nature
  • New Moon
  • Ember
  • I represent everything you fear and hate
  • Part III: The Crisses: 1999 to Present
  • Happy Birthday
  • Today
  • The Rosebush
  • To Kiss You
  • Frank
  • Identity Issue: Artist
  • Hawthorn
  • Identity Issue: Pervasive Anxiety
  • Is there Life after Death?
  • Through gnawing gap
  • Oh, where oh where has my broken heart gone?
  • A Brutal Stabbing
  • Eve
  • Identity Issue: lesbianism & bisexuality
  • Christina’s PreBirth Tale
  • Is it Love?
  • I drift
  • Battlescars
  • Prayer
  • The Man You Love
  • The Mirror Woman
  • Seed of Love
  • Ice
  • Identity Issue: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • I’d give you my heart
  • “Nothing”
  • A Colder Tomorrow
  • “Document 1”
  • They Refuse to See
  • Unnerving
  • This Gentler Passing
  • You
  • Heidi
  • Identity Issue: Multiple Personalities, Plural
  • Still
  • Unobtrusive
  • I am Blessed
  • Afterword
  • About the Authors
  • About Reverend Criss Ittermann
  • About The Crisses
  • Transcending the curtain of time
  • Glossary
  • Resources

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