posted on Apr, 9 2005 @ 09:53 PM
Originally posted by Bleys
Worse case - this guy is setting a future legal defense for himself. Best case - he's just a jerk who's trying to prevent police involvement.
Either way she needs to get away from him.
Whoa......hold the phone on that assessment. Keep it in mind.....but let's show some some collaborative reasoning......
The unconscious mind is very powerful in terms of perception and retention of sensory data. The dream state, debatable(but not by me), is where the
transition of recently acquired experience into long-term memory takes place. The dream state is also a form of dissociation....dissociation is
multiple personality disorder but is manifested in milder forms throughout life. The title of this thread is what drew
me and the concept of 'more than one level to consciousness' almost has dissociation as an inherent quality.....think of the last time you stubbed
your toe.....the pain forces your mind to 'focus' on another point.....that is dissociation in it's simplicity. The mind doesn't want to
experience the pain and thusly tries to immediately switch to something else, which only comes with the passage of time......which is why there is a
pleasurable feeling upon the cessation of pain....time caught up to the mind's anticipation.
What has this to do with a potentially psychopathic domestic abuser? Well, the dream state being a form of dissociation(sleepers/dreamers do not
readily respond to external stimulii), then our log sawing assailant may have a dream disorder.....my suggestion djarums......
have your acqaintence seek medical advice. A thorough look at his lifestyle will be necassary to determine habits and possible motivators for this
particular action, but well worth it for them. If that proves to yield nothing...then maybe he is a sociopath who prefers to attack defensless
woman....in which case.....
Research Somnambulism and Dissociation
You'll have to wade through plenty of literature that doesn't apply to your situation.....but it's a subject that needs learning any way....too few
people understand the complexities of the mind that they use to interprete and respond to their lives......
Here's a good one to get you started....