psychological dissociation


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psychological dissociation

A disunion of mind of which the person is not aware (e.g., dual personality, fugue, somnambulism, selective amnesia).
See also: dissociation
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Narrative dissociation is a term I use to explain the writer's literary strategy that depicts psychological dissociation. The author manipulates language and traditional narrative forms in order to represent how the mind works when it confronts trauma: the extreme emotional states and the sense of doubleness and confusion that frequently accompany the experience.
Several other aspects of the archetypal shaman fit my own sense of self-identification: wide-ranging interests, affinity for wild or remote settings, psychological dissociation, special interest in altered states of consciousness, and a larger world view than most people.
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