Originally Posted by anomalocaris
I get what you're saying. You want to handle two entirely compartmentalized mental tasks.
I think you'd have to be careful not to create an artificially induced multiple personality disorder, because you'd be sort of training yourself to dissociate, and you might have difficulty remaining in control of it, in the same way that kids who learn to do it in order to deal with abuse can later have a very difficult time NOT doing it when they're under stress.
I am glad you brought this up, because it comes close to what I was thinking.
First of all: Is it possible to have 2 consciousnesses in one body ? No.
Consciousness is One. We are all one consciousness thinking that we are seperate.
Consciousness is everything, it has no beginning, it has no end, it is the one source of everything, and everything appears within consciousness.
Is it possible to have 2 personalities in one mind ? Sure it is, like anomalocaris said, it's called multiple personality disorder.
Basically it means that the mind makes different ego's within one mind.
What makes the situation complicated for someone who suffers from that disorder is that usually the personalities come up one at a time, and one ego can be oblivious of another's actions.
But in the end, it still is one consciousness.