In Twenty-Two Faces (Tate Publishing: Oklahoma) we follow the life of Jenny Hill while laughing at, crying for and becoming intimately acquainted with each of her twenty-two multiple personalities who grow up alongside her.
Even at age five Jenny had learned how turning to prayer subconsciously helped her utilize these alter states to compartmentalize abuse at the hands of a master mind-control expert from Nazi Germany. Blank periods resulting from the competing alters taking over her mind and body caused the confused child to lose minutes, hours, days even months of time while they experienced for her, the pain and memory of rapes, tortures and extreme stress of being forced to view a human sacrifice ceremony.
After Heavenly intervention saved the child from certain death, men in hooded robes no longer contacted Jenny, but were ever-present in her nightmares, while her father continued to pursue his salacious bedroom activities. Defiant Head Alter J.J. and her alter family were the lone ones to experience Father’s sexual encounters. Head Alter Angelic handled, then repressed, memory of Jenny’s ritual abuse. As a preteen Alter J.J. dressed Jenny in immodest attire, then directed her into an alley where she was gang-raped by a dozen older boys. A twenty-second, third head alter and final personality to form, Vannessa, handled that experience.
Throughout childhood and preteen years multiple personalities continued to repress Jenny’s trauma into the subconscious, allowing her to retain only pieces of the horrible events. A jealous, rejecting Mom paid little attention to the “Scatterbrain” eldest with whom her husband was obsessed.
Jenny’s faith in God carried her through her teens ruled by the uncaring mother and pedophile father. A life caught in a tangled web of her own acting-out multiple personality families created strange activities that earned her the title of school outcast. As Head Alter J.J. morphed into an adult, the alter turned Jenny into a prostitute addicted to smoking and drugs, while Head Alter Vannessa enjoyed success as a competent thief. Meanwhile the core personality completed army medic training, was crowned a beauty queen, graduated from college, prepared for a church mission, worked as a nurse and gave birth to sons, all done while Jenny was unaware of her multiple personalities and their takeovers.
Twenty-Two Face’s mix of drama, sometimes humor with a touch of light romance and spirituality made this fascinating biography a unique study into the workings of the human brain. The complicated writing describing the unique feelings of twenty-two separate people functioning in one mind made an interesting trek in and of itself. Jenny’s tenacity, endurance and continued reliance on a source much greater than her own was the foundation for her survival and ability to remain sane under the most unthinkable of circumstances.
Twenty-Two Faces is a journey into the ever-evolving human psyche from which can uncover not only long-term affects of child abuse so severe it results in multiplicity, but new insights into the mind’s thinking patterns.
Judy Byington is founder and leader of Trauma Research Center, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing information through CEU accredited seminars and lectures on Dissociation and coordinating ritual abuse survivor group, therapeutic and legal resources.
The former mental health supervisor spent twenty years in research with Jenny Hill while interviewing hundreds of ritual abuse survivors, legal entities, therapists, families of missing children and religious, media and community leaders. She works as a consultant on Occult crime with the Utah Attorney General’s office.
With a compelling drive to educate the public on the unimaginable horrors faced by children born into families practicing ritual abuse, Byington continues to pen books about survivors like Jenny Hill who suffer repressed childhood memories of forced participation in rape, torture and murder. Her upcoming book Saints, Sinners and Satan provides a first person account of her own experiences with multiple personality survivors and Occult crime.