THEN AND NOW Until I was twelve years of age I could separate my personality into two distinct parts. I could stand in one place doing one thing whilst doing something quite different in another. I might perhaps lift some object, drop it or throw it, push or pull something or somebody, and all without being seen. I could strike matches that appeared to be floating in the air. But at puberty these powers failed me, when my energy went with a rush into my testes. It took a long while to re-direct some of this power, and it was never the same. Where previously I had been conscious simultaneously in both parts of myself, my consciousness now tended to be in either the one or the other. There was a time when my invisible personality could pick up a pen and the pen would appear to be writing by itself. Nowadays the nearest I can get to this is to hold a pen in my physical hand and allow my secondary personality to write with it -- which is what I so often do.