Posts Tagged ‘mind control’

Satanic Ritual Abuse evidence with information on the McMartin Preschool Case

May 21, 2009

http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Adams, J. (2008). Case Studies of Ritual Abuse Survivors: From Abuse to Activism. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 541- . Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Anderson, A. (2008). Letter from a general practitioner.  In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 140-144. London: Karnac.

Archaeological Investigations of the McMartin Preschool Site http://web.archive.org/web/20010406130849/http://members.cruzio.com/~ratf/McMartIntro.html http://web.archive.org/web/20010123212200/members.cruzio.com/~ratf/McMartin.html/

Awareness Center Information on Ritual Abuse http://theawarenesscenter.org/ritualabuse.html

Ball, T.M. (2008). The Use of Prayer for Inner Healing of Memories and Deliverance with Ritual Abuse Survivors. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 413-442. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Becker T. & Overkamp B. (2008). Spezifische Anforderungen  an die Unterstützung von Opfern organisierter und ritueller Gewalt.  In: Fliß CM & Igney C: Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation. Lengerich:  Pabst Science Publishers. (Specific Requirements for the Support of  Victims of Organized and Ritual Abuse).

Becker T. & Woywodt, U.  (2007). Ritueller Mißbrauch: Auswirkungen der Arbeit auf die Beraterinnen und die Beratung. In: Wildwasser e.V.:Sexuelle Gewalt – Aktuelle Beitraege aus Theorie und Praxis. Berlin: Selbstverlag.  (Ritual Abuse: Consequences of working [in this field] on cousellors and counselling)

Becker, T., Karriker, W., Overkamp, B. Rutz, C. (2008). The Extreme Abuse Survey: preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder. In A. Sachs & G. Galton  (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 32-49. London: Karnac.

Becker, T. (2008). “Organisierte und rituelle Gewalt” (”Organized and Ritual Violence”). In Fliß CM & Igney C: Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation. Lengerich:  Pabst Science Publishers.

Becker, T. (2008). Re-Searching for New Perspectives: Ritual Abuse/Ritual Violence as Ideologically Motivated Crime. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 237-260. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Becker T. & Woywodt, U.  (2007). Ritueller Mißbrauch: Auswirkungen der Arbeit auf die Beraterinnen und die Beratung. In: Wildwasser e.V.:Sexuelle Gewalt – Aktuelle Beitraege aus Theorie und Praxis. Berlin: Selbstverlag.  (Ritual Abuse: Consequences of working [in this field] on cousellors and counselling)

Becker, Thorsten (2008). Rituelle Gewalt in Deutschland. (Ritual Violence in Germany). In: Froehling Ulla: Vater unser in der Hoelle. Bergisch-Gladbach: Lübbe

Becker, T; Karriker W; Overkamp B; Rutz, C (2008). “The extreme abuse surveys: Preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder”, Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder. London: Karnac Books, 32-49. ISBN 1-855-75596-3.

Believe the children (1997). “Conviction List: Ritual Child Abuse”. http://www.ra-info.org/resources/ra_cases.shtml

Bensinger, Terri T. Long-term effects on adult women who report sexual and ritual abuse in their childhoods. Dissertation Abstracts  International 1990 Jul Vol 51(1-B), p. 420.

Bernet W, Chang DK. (1997). “The differential diagnosis of ritual abuse allegations.” Journal of Forensic Science 42(1), 32-38.

Boat, B.W. (1991). Caregivers as surrogate therapists in treatment of a ritualistically abused child. In W.N. Friedrich (Ed.) , Casebook of sexual abuse treatment., (pp. 1-26). New York: Norton.

Bottoms, B.L.; Shaver, P.R.; Goodman, G.S. (1996). “An analysis of ritualistic and religion-related child abuse allegations” (PDF). Law and Human Behavior 20 (1): 1-34. doi:10.1007/BF01499130. http://www.springerlink.com/content/q40489p813183l15/

Bottoms, Bette L., Diviak, K. R. and Davis, S. L. (1997) “Jurors’ reactions to satanic ritual abuse allegations.” Child Abuse and Neglect 21(9):845-59.

Brandt, Susan Jeannine. An analysis of the mental health professionals’ response to satanic ritual abuse. Dissertation Abstracts International 1993 Jul Vol 54(1-A), pp. 87–88.

Braun, B. (1986). “Issues in the Psychotherapy of Multiple Personality Disorder”, pp. 1-28. in Braun, B. (1986). Treatment of Multiple Personality Disorder. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Press Inc., 206. ISBN 0-88048-096-3.

Brown, Ian, “A Case Study Investigation of the Development and Treatment of Alter Personalities in Dissociative Identity Disorder” Edith Cowan University, 2006 http://adt.ecu.edu.au/adt-public/adt-ECU2006.0027.html

Brown, J.B. (2008). A Therapeutic Relationship: Shifting Boundaries in the Service of Healing. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic,  Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 381-412. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Brown, D. (1994). Satanic ritual abuse: A therapist’s handbook. Denver, CO: Blue Moon Press.

Brunet, Lynn, MA (Hons)  Doctor of Philosophy “Terror, trauma and the eye in the triangle: the Masonic presence in contemporary art and culture”  November 2007 p. 98 – 101 has information on allegations of Masonic ritual abuse  http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/library/adt/uploads/approved/adt-NNCU20080314.144015/public/02whole.pdf

Buck, S. (2008). The RAINS Network in the UK (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support). In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 307- 326. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Bucky, Steven F.; Dalenberg, Constance; The relationship between training of mental health professionals and the reporting of ritual abuse and multiple personality disorder symptomatology. Journal of Psychology & Theology, Vol 20(3), Fal 1992. Special issue: Satanic ritual abuse: The current state of knowledge. pp. 233-238.

Bybee, D. & Mowbray, C. (1993). An analysis of allegations of sexual abuse in a multi-victim day-care center case. Child Abuse and Neglect. 17(6): 767-783.

Calof, D. L. “From the editor’s desk: Regarding the credibility of ritual abuse reports.” Treating Abuse Today 1(4) 1991 p. 4

Caradonna, Maria. Ritual child abuse. Dissertation Abstracts  International; 1992 Apr Vol 52(10- B) 5519 IS ISSN/ISBN: 04194217

Chronology of the McMartin Preschool Abuse Trials and information on the case http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/

Cole, Deborah A. The incidence of ritual abuse: A preliminary survey. Dissertation Abstracts International 1992 Dec Vol 53(6-B), p. 3150.
Coleman, J. (1994). Presenting features in adult victims of Satanist ritual abuse. Child Abuse Review, 3: 83-92.

Coleman, J. (2008). Satanist ritual abuse and the problem of credibility. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 9-22. London: Karnac.

Constantine, Alex “McMartin Preschool Revisited” p. 136-181 in Virtual Government – CIA Mind Control Operations in America (1997) Feral House Pub., ISBN 0-922915-45-8 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/222

Constantine, Alex – Ray Buckey’s Press Corps and the Tunnels of McMartin in Psychic Dictatorship in the USA (Feral House, 1995) http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/226 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/227 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/228 http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/message/235

Cook, C. (1991). Understanding ritual abuse: A study of thirty-three ritual abuse survivors. Treating Abuse Today, 1(4), 14-19.

Cook, S. (2008). Opening Pandora’s box. P In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 155-166. London: Karnac.

Cozolino, L.J. (1990). “Ritual child abuse, psychopathology, and evil”. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 18(3):218-227

Cozolino, L.J. (1989). “The ritual abuse of children: Implications for clinical practice and research.” Journal of Sex Research 26(1), 131-138.

Craighead, W. E.; Corsini, R.J.; Nemeroff, C. B. (2002) The Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology and Behavioral Science Published by John Wiley and Sons ISBN 0471270830 – The SRA Controversy (p.1435 – 1438) http://books.google.com/books?id=JQMRmyOfpJ8C&pg=PT83&lpg=PT83&dq=Play+therapy+with+ritually+abused+children&source=web&ots=MmHk0pcrYW&sig=pTYNzlxllU5PnbQUv77fwwg1Hj0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=1&ct=results

Cross, S.  with “Louise” (and her alters) (2008). Am I safe yet?  In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 62-78. London: Karnac.

Dawson, Judith. “Ritual abuse.” Social Work Today 22(3) 1991 p.418

Day Care and Child Abuse Cases

http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/day-care-and-child-abuse-cases/
This page has information on the Mcmartin Preschool Case, Michelle  Remembers,the Fells Acres – Amirault Case,the Wenatchee, Washington Case, the  Dale Akiki Case, the Glendale Montessori – Toward case and the Little Rascals  Day Care Center case.

deMause, Lloyd, “Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children” The Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994 [4] http://www.geocities.com/kidhistory/whycult.htm

Driscoll, L. N. & Wright, C. (1991). Survivors of childhood ritual abuse: Multi-generational Satanic cult involvement. Treating Abuse Today, 1(4), 5–13.

Edwards, Louise M.”Differentiating between ritual assault and sexual abuse,” J Child and Youth Care 6(4) 1991 pp. 169-88.

Extreme Abuse Surveys (2007): 750 pages of data on pdf files: http://extreme-abuse-survey.net EAS for survivors of extreme abuse, P-EAS for professionals who work with survivors of extreme abuse, C-EAS for caregivers who work with children who report extreme/ritual abuse.

Faller, K.C. (1 994). Ritual Abuse: A Review of the Research. The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children Advisor. 7(1).

Faller, K.C. (1988). The spectrum of sexual abuse in day care. Journal of Family Violence. 3(4): 283-298.

Faller, K.C. (1990). Sexual abuse of children in cults: A medical health perspective. Roundtable. 2(2).

Feldman GC; Survivors of sadistic abuse: how to spot them Emergency Medicine, 1993 Aug; 25 (11): 83-7.

Finkelhor, D., Williams, L., & Bums, N. (1988). Nursery Crimes: Sexual abuse in day care. Newbury Park, CA.: Sage Publications.

Fliß CM & Igney C (2008). Handbuch Trauma & Dissoziation. Lengerich:  Pabst Science Publishers.Becker, T. (Chapters on Ritual Violence and Organized Abuse)

Fotheringham, T. (2008). Patterns in Mind-Control: A First Person Account. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 491-540. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Fraser, G. A. (1990). “Satanic ritual abuse: A cause of multiple personality disorder”. Special issue: In the shadow of Satan: The ritual abuse of children. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 55-60

Freer, M. (2001). “The politics and experience of ritual abuse: beyond disbelief” 10 (2): 220. Health sociology review.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ritual Abuse and Mind Control http://www.survivorship.org/faq.html

Frohling, U. (in pre-publication, 2008). Our Father Who Art in Hell: A Factual Account. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp. 355-362.  J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds). Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Gallagher, B (1996), The nature and extent of known cases of organised child sexual abuse in England and Wales in Bibby, P. (ed.). Organised Abuse: The Current Debate. Arena.

Gallagher, B. (2001). Assessment and intervention in cases of suspected ritual child sexual abuse. Child Abuse Review, 10, 227-242.

Galton, G. (2008). Some clinical implications of believing or not believing the patient. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 116-126. London: Karnac.

Garvey, Kevin, and Blood, Linda Osborne. “Interesting times [critique of Satanism in America ]” Cultic Studies Journal 8(2) 1991 pp. 151-90

Gelb, Jerome L. “Multiple personality disorder and satanic ritual abuse,” Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 27(4) 1993 pp. 701-8

Gelb, Jerome L. “Multiple personality disorder and satanic ritual abuse [letter] Comment in: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 1(3) 1994 pp. 154-.

Golston, J. (1993). Ritual abuse: Raising hell in psychotherapy: Creation of cruelty: The political military and multigenerational training of torturers: Violent initiation and the role of traumatic dissociation. Treating Abuse Today, 3(6), 12-19.

Gonzalez, L.S., Waterman, J., Kelly, R.J., McCord, J., & Oliveri, M.K. (1993). Children’s patterns of disclosures and recantations of sexual and ritualistic allegations in psychotherapy. Child Abuse and Neglect, 17, 281-289.

Gonzalez, Lauren S.; Waterman, Jill; Kelly, Robert J.; Children’s patterns of disclosures and recantations of sexual and ritualistic abuse allegations in psychotherapy. Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol 17(2), Mar-Apr 1993. pp. 281-289.

Goodman, G.S., Qin, J., Bottoms, B.L., & Shaver (1994). Characteristics and sources of allegations of ritualistic child abuse: Final report to the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect

Goodman, Gail S.; Quas, Jodi A.; Bottoms, Bette L.. Children’s religious knowledge: Implications for understanding satanic ritual abuse allegations. Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol 21(11), Nov 1997. pp. 1111-1130.

Goodwin, J. (1993). “Sadistic abuse: definition, recognition, and treatment”. Dissociation 6 (2/3): 181-187. https://scholarsbank.uoregon.edu/dspace/bitstream/1794/1634/1/Diss_6_2+%26+3_11_OCR.pdf

Gould, Catherine. (1992) “Ritual abuse, multiplicity, and mind-control.” Special Issue: Satanic ritual abuse: The current state of knowledge. Journal of Psychology and Theology 20(3):194-6

Gould, C. (1992) Diagnosis and treatment of ritually abused children in Sakheim, D.K. (1992). Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism and Ritual Abuse. Lexington Books. ISBN 0-669-26962-X.

Gould, C. & Graham-Costain, V. (1994). “Play therapy with ritually abused children.” Treating Abuse Today, 4(2), 4-1; 4(3), 14-19.

Gould, C. & Neswald, D. (1992). “Basic treatment and program neutralization strategies for adult MPD survivors of satanic ritual abuse.” Treating Abuse Today, 2(3), 5–10.

Gould, C. (1995). Denying ritual abuse of children. Journal of Psychohistory, 22(3), 329-339. http://www.geocities.com/kidhistory/denyra.htm

Harper, Jane. “Ritual abuse work.” Social Work Today 23(16) 1991 pp. 20

Hauer, C. (2005). Transpersonal aspects of the treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder as
a result of ritual abuse: A mutual descent into the underworld. Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences and Engineering. Vol 65(8-B), pp. 4287.

Healey, C. (2008). Unsolved: investigating allegations of ritual abuse. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 23-31. London: Karnac.

Hersha, C.; Hersha, L.; Griffis, D.; Schwarz, T (2001). Secret Weapons. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press. ISBN 0-88282-196-2.

Hudson, P.S. (1990). “Ritual child abuse: A survey of symptoms and allegations.” Special issue: In the shadow of Satan: The ritual abuse of children. Journal of Child and Youth Care, 27-54.

Hudson, P. S. (1991). Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Saratoga, Calif: R&E Publishers.

Ireland, S.J. & Ireland, M..J. (1994). A case history of family and cult abuse. The Journal of Psychohistory, 21(4), 417-428.

IVAT conference in San Diego, California, includes a 4-hour workshop, Wednesday, September 17, 1:00 to 5:00pm,  entitled: Torture-Based mind Control: Empirical Research, Programmer Methods, Effects & Treatment, by Wanda Karriker, Ph.D., Randy Noblitt, Ph.D., H. Jane Wakefield, MA (replacing Eileen Schrader, MSW), and Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D. http://www.ivatcenters.org/Conferences/13th-InternationalBooklet.pdf

Johnson Davis, Anne  “Hell Minus One: My Story of Deliverance From Satanic Ritual Abuse and My Journey to Freedom” Transcript Bulletin Publishing – ISBN 978-0-9788348-0-7 – 2008  “Anne’s parents confessed their atrocities—both in writing and verbally—to clergymen, and to detectives from the Utah Attorney General’s Office.  Anne’s suppressed memories, which erupted when she was in her mid-30s, were fully substantiated by her mother and stepfather….The book’s foreword was written by Lt. Detective Matt Jacobson, who was the lead investigator with the Utah Attorney General’s Office on Anne’s case in 1995.” http://www.hellminusone.com/

http://www.hellminusone.com/Links.html

Woman revisits the ‘Hell’ of ritual abuse By Ben Winslow  Deseret News  12/10/08 http://deseretnews.com/article/1,5143,705269563,00.html

Hell Minus One – signed verified confessions of satanic ritual abuse – Anne’s parents confessed their atrocities – both in writing and verbally. http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/survivor-stories/hell-minus-one-signed-verified-confessions-of-satanic-ritual-abuse/

An Interview With the Author of Hell Minus One
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/survivor-stories/interview-with-the-author-of-hell-minus-one/

Johnston, Jerry (1989). The Edge of Evil – The Rise of Satanism in North America. Dallas: Word Publishing. ISBN 0-8499-0668-7.

Jones, D.P.H. (1991). Ritualism and child sexual abuse. Child Abuse and Neglect, 15, 163-170.

Jones, David P. “Ritualism and child sexual abuse.” Child Abuse and Neglect 15(3) 199, pp. 163-70

Jones, David P. “What do children know about religion and satanism?” Child Abuse Negl. 21(11) 1997 pp. 1109-10

Jonker, F. and Jonker-Bakker, P. ‘Effects of ritual abuse: The results of three surveys in The Netherlands.” Child Abuse and Neglect 21(6) 1997 pp. 541-56

Jonker, Fred. “Reaction to Benjamin Rossen’s investigation of satanic ritual abuse in Oude Pekela,” Special Issue: “Satanic ritual abuse: The current state of knowledge.” Psychology and Theology 20(3) 1992 pp. 260-2

Jonker, F and Jonker-Bakker, I. (1997). “Effects of Ritual Abuse: The results of three surveys in the Netherlands.” Child Abuse & Neglect 21(6):541-556

Jonker, F.; Jonker-bakker, P. (1991). “Experiences with ritualist child sexual abuse: a case study from the Netherlands”. Child Abuse and Neglect 15: 191-196. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(91)90064-K. PMID 2043971 http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ429991&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ429991

Jonker, Fred. “Safe behind the screen of ‘mass hysteria:’ A closing rejoinder to Benjamin Rossen.” Special Issue: “Satanic ritual abuse:The current state of’ knowledge.” Psychology and Theology, 20(3) 1992 pp. 267-70.

Jons, D. P. H. “Ritualism and child sexual abuse,” Child Abuse and Neglect Vol. 15, 1991

Juhasz, Susan “Coping skills of ritual abuse survivors: An exploratory study.” Smith College Studies in Social Work 65(3) 1995 pp. 255-267

Kagy, L. “Ritualized abuse of children.” Recap Winter 1986

Kail, T.M. (2008). Magico-Religious Groups and Ritualistic Activities: A Guide for First Responders. CRC.

Kam, Katherine. “Ritual killings have satanic overtones,” Christianity Today Vol. 32 1988 pp. 52-4

Karriker, Wanda (November, 2007). “Helpful healing methods: As rated by approximately 900 respondents to the “International Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse (EAS).” http://www.endritualabuse.org/Karriker%20ISSTD%20Paper%20November%2012,%202007.pdf

Karriker, Wanda (2003). Morning, Come Quickly. Catawba, NC: Sandime, LTD. ISBN 0-9717171-0-9.

Karriker, W. (2008, September). Torture-based mind control as a global phenomenon: Preliminary data from the 2007 series of Extreme Abuse Surveys. In Torture-based mind control: Empirical research, programmer methods, effects and treatment. Workshop conducted at the 13th International Conference on
Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA. http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/torture-based-mind-control-as-a-global-phenomenon/

Karriker, Wanda. (2008, November). Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys – Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, IL.  http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/understanding-ritual-trauma-a-comparison-of-findings-from-three-online-surveys

Katchen, M. (2008).  Interrelated Moral Panics and Counter-panics: The Cult Brainwashing Panic and The False Memory/ Ritual Abuse Moral Panic. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 193- 236. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

Kelley, Susan J. (1990). “Parental stress response to sexual abuse and ritualistic abuse of children in day-care centers.” Nursing Research 39(1):25-9

Kelley, Susan J. (1989). “Stress responses of children to sexual abuse and ritualistic abuse in day care centers.” Journal of Interpersonal Violence 4(4):502-513.

Kelley, Susan J. (1988). “Ritualistic Abuse: Dynamics and Impact.” Cultic Studies Journal, 5(2) pp. 228-36

Kelly, S. (1992b). Stress responses of children and parents to sexual abuse and ritualistic abuse in day care centers. In A.W. Burgess (Ed.), Child trauma I: Issues and research-New York: Garland Publishing Co., Inc.

Kelly, S. (1992a). Ritualistic abuse: Recognition, impact, and current controversy. Paper presented at the San Diego Conference on Responding to Child Maltreatment San Diego, CA.

Kelly, S. (1988). Ritualistic abuse of children: Dynamics and impact. Cultic Studies Journal. 5(2): 228-236.

Kelley, Susan J. Responses of children and parents to sexual abuse and Satanic ritualistic abuse in day care centers. Dissertation Abstracts International, Vol. 49, No. 12-B, Pt. 1, June 1989.
Keltner, N. L.; Schwecke, L.H.; Bostrom, C.E. (2007). Psychiatric Nursing. (5th ed.) Mosby Elsevier, St Louis, MO. ISBN 0-323-03906-5. In Chapter 41 “Survivors of Violence and Trauma” “Torture, Ritual Abuse and Mind Control” p. 608 – 610

Kent, Stephen. (1994). “Diabolic Debates: A Reply to David Frankfurter and J. S. La Fontaine,” Religion 24: 135-188.

Kent, Stephen. (1993). “Deviant Scripturalism and Ritual Satanic Abuse. II: Possible Masonic, Mormon, Magick, and Pagan influences”. Religion 23(4):355-367

Kent, Stephen. (1993). “Deviant Scripturalism and Ritual Satanic Abuse Part One: Possible Judeo-Christian Influences”. Religion 23(23):229-241.

King, G. F.; Yorker, B. (1996). “Case studies of children presenting with a history of ritualistic abuse”. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Nursing, 9(2):18-26

Kinscherff, R. & Barnum, R (1992). Child forensic evaluation and claims of ritual abuse or Satanic cult activity: A critical analysis. In D.K. & S.E. Devine (Eds.), Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism and ritual abuse. 73-107. New York, NY: Lexington Books.

Kluft, Richard P. “The phenomenology and treatment of extremely complex multiple personality disorder.” Dissociation 1(4) 1988

Kluft, Richard P. “Various interventions in the treatment of multiple personality disorder.” Am J of Clinical Hypnosis 24 1982 pp. 230-240

Lacter, E.; Lehman, K. (2008). “Guidelines to Diagnosis of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress”. http://karnacbooks.metapress.com/content/h117u5253684526x/

Lacter, E. “Treating Dissociative, Abused and Ritually Abused, Children, Part I” (2004) http://truthbeknown2000.tripod.com/Truthbeknown2000/id7.html

Lacter, E. & Lehman, K (2008). Guidelines to Diagnosis of  Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. Attachment – New Directions in Psychotherapy and Relational Psychoanalysis. Volume 2, July 2008.

Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008). Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp. 85- 154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.  excerpt from the chapter  http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/ritual-abuse-diagnosis-research-2/

Lacter, E. (2008). Mind control: simple to complex. In A. Sachs & G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder, pp. 184-194. London: Karnac.

Lacter, E (2008-02-11). “Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse”. http://endritualabuse.org/Brief%20Synopsis.htm

Lawrence, K.J.; Cozolino, L.; Foy, D.W. (1995). “Psychological sequelae in adult females reporting childhood ritualistic abuse”. Child Abuse & Neglect 19 (8): 975-984. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(95)00059-H.

Leavitt, Frank, Labott, Susan M.”The role of media and hospital exposure on Rorschach response patterns by patients reporting satanic ritual abuse.”  American Journal of Forensic Psychology, Vol 18(2),2000. pp. 35-55.

Leavitt F, & Labott, S. M.(1998). Revision of the Word Association Test for assessing associations of patients reporting Satanic ritual abuse in childhood. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(7), 933-943.

Leavitt, F. (1994). “Clinical Correlates of Alleged Satanic Abuse and Less Controversial Sexual Molestation.”. Child Abuse and Neglect: The International Journal 18 (4): 387-92. doi:10.1016/0145-2134(94)90041-8. http://eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/custom/portlets/recordDetails/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=EJ483422&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=EJ483422

Leavitt, Frank. “Measuring the impact of media exposure and hospital treatment on patients alleging satanic ritual abuse.” Treating Abuse Today 8(4) 1998 pp. 7-13 http://web.archive.org/web/20000306224228/http://idealist.com/tat/leavitt.shtml

Leavitt, Frank. “False attribution of suggestibility to explain recovered memory of childhood sexual abuse following extended amnesia.”Child Abuse Negl 21(3) 1997 pp. 265-72

Lewis, Suzanne Lee.  “Psychotherapy and spirituality: A paradigm for healing. “  Paper Number: 20011010 Source/Citation: Dissertation Abstracts International: Section B: The Sciences & Engineering; Vol 61(10-B) May 2001

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The extreme abuse survey – Child Sexual Abuse findings

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The extreme abuse survey – Child Sexual Abuse findings

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HAND-OUT for Karriker, Wanda. (2008, April). Child Sexual Abuse and Beyond: Findings From a Series of International Extreme Abuse Surveys. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference: Sacramento, CA. Karriker, Wanda. (2008, April).

Selected Responses from the EAS

My memories of abuse include incest. 1122 70%
I had memories of incest before I sought therapy/counseling. 985 64%

I was ritually abused in a satanic cult.* 986 55%

I had memories of ritual abuse before I sought therapy/counseling. 977 48%

Secret government-sponsored mind control experiments were performed on me as a child. 1000 26%

I have been diagnosed with dissociative identity disorder (DID or MPD). 1007 65%

I am a therapist/counselor/clergy for RA/MC survivors. 965 10%

*Of the 257 EAS respondents who reported that secret mind control experiments were used on them as children, 69% (177) reported having been abused in a satanic cult. Of the 543 respondents who reported that they had been abused in a satanic cult, 33% (179) reported having been used in secret mind control experiments as children.

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Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder – Google books

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The book “Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder” looks at the role of crime in the lives of people that suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder. It is a collection of essays written by several international researchers. It explores the legal, moral, ethical and clinical questions that psychotherapists and other professionals face while working with those suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Authors that have contributed to the book come from the fields of psychotherapy, counseling, psychology, medicine, law, police, psychoanalysis and social work. Chapters include discussions on ritual abuse, dissociative identity disorder, mind control, extreme abuse, survivor accounts and criminal convictions.
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ritual abuse diagnosis research

December 23, 2008

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The following is an excerpt from a chapter in: Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008). Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In J.R. Noblitt & P. Perskin (Eds.), Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp. 85-154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

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01. Leavitt and Labott (2000) compared Rorschach results of three groups of patients; 1) patients reporting child sexual abuse within Satanic cults; 2) patients reporting child sexual abuse without ritual abuse; and 3) non-abused patients. The first two groups had histories of amnesia for their sexual trauma, memory recovery after the age of 18 years, and an absence of psychotic or neurologic symptoms. Groups were compared for frequency of 41 Rorschach content responses related to Satanic ritual abuse, selected by four experts in ritual trauma. The group of patients reporting abuse within Satanic cults gave significantly more Rorschach responses with Satanic content. The following specific percepts significantly differentiated the groups: robe, mask, body mutilated, babies damaged, ritual ceremony, threatening eyes, blood everywhere, special knife, goat reference, bondage, torture, sacrifice, hooded figure, altar, blood rituals, and circle. A second study revealed that these results were unrelated to patients’ degree of media and hospital milieu exposure to the subject of Satanic ritual abuse. In fact, less media exposure was associated with production of more Satanic content in patients reporting ritual abuse, evidence that reports of ritual abuse are not primarily the product of exposure contagion.

In an earlier study, Leavitt and Labott (1998a) found that patients reporting Satanic ritual abuse provided more Satanic-content responses in a word association test than patients reporting non-ritual sexual abuse. They also provided fewer normative responses, understandable given the pervasive nature of ritual trauma and the paucity of normal childhood experience for so many of these victims.

Mangen (1992) performed approximately 25 psychological evaluations with patients already identified as having been victimized within Satanic cults, including the Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale-Revised (WAIS-R), Rorschach, Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) or other story-telling test, a human figure drawings, and more.

Mangen found that the “testing” situation itself often induced great fear in these patients, related to the frequent “tests” of abilities within ritual abuse. Test stimuli, even benign or familiar stimuli, often acted as trauma reminders and precipitated trauma reactions and dissociative “switching” of personalities. He observed that “many responses given by these patients sound blatantly psychotic” (p. 154), but closer scrutiny revealed that these were derived from the ritual abuse and the traumatized level of functioning. He explains the importance of understanding ritual abuse practices, symbols, holidays, etc., as emphasized above.

Mangen found these individuals were of at least average intelligence. However, signs of cognitive slippage and inefficiency occurred as trauma impinged on thought processes. Idiosyncratic, personalized, and even bizarre responses to test stimuli were common. E.g., intelligence tests involving numbers, and in particular, having to repeat series of numbers backwards, often disorganized patients’ responses, since numbers and reversal of numbers and letters are common in ritual practices and programming. Mangen noted that words often lost their meaning as symbols, and were perceived as dangerous in themselves, related to abusers communicating deadly messages with words, and punishment by abusers for incorrect verbal responses. Visual images also disorganized thought processes. E.g., one woman froze when given puzzle pieces of a human figure to assemble. When asked what had happened, she “switched” into a young personality who explained that she had participated in rituals involving people being cut into pieces, but had never been told to try to put the people back together.

Mangen emphasized that such disorganized episodes are frequent, but exist side-by-side with trauma-free spheres of cognitive functioning. He suggests that the traumatized thought processes are state-dependent, and that these patients readily enter states of traumatized functioning.

Mangen’s Rorschach observations are especially revealing. Patients tended to provide images that were perceptually accurate (good form); i.e., they were largely consistent with shapes in the inkblot. In contrast, patients with Schizophrenia often have poor perceptual accuracy (poor form) on the Rorschach, a sign of more impaired perceptual and thought processes.

Though form was generally adequate, associations to the blots were replete with traumatic imagery. E.g., a perception of a person might fit the blot, but the associations might include themes of cutting and murdering babies, eating flesh, evil, etc., additions that would appear bizarre if not for the ritual trauma. Such trauma-driven associations might be made with flat affect or flooded affect. In some cases, perceptual distortions (poor form) were more central, but even these were often resolved in light of the abuse. For example, one patient perceived a person with women’s breasts and a penis, an incongruous combination (INCOM) that might indicate psychosis, if not for the fact that some sexual rituals involve people costumed to appear bi-gender. Yellow was perceived by an other patient as angry and as urine “poured all over me”. This response becomes understandable if the clinician knows that abusers often urinate on the victim, in some cases with the intent to dominate the spirit of the victim with their own spirits.

Mangen explains that drawings also contain elements that would appear bizarre without an understanding of the underlying trauma. For example, trees may contain eyes, hidden people, and blood dripping from severed limbs. Moore (1994) notes that in human figure drawings of ritual abuse victims, arms often abruptly end, appear torn off or jagged, or have unusual endings unlike hands. Ritual acts, symbols, candles, pentagrams, inverted crosses, robes, dripping blood, etc., may be graphically represented, particularly if the abuse is conscious. Cohen and Cox (1995) include a series of drawings depicting the unfolding of memories of an adult woman ritually abused as a child, replete with graphic memories of abusive rituals, ritual artifacts, her terror, phallic symbols of sexual abuse, and dissociative responses, such as multiple self-representations in one drawing, and changes in developmental level across drawings in relation to the age of the personality making the picture.

Mangen reports that ritual abuse victims demonstrate a damaged experience of self on projective tests, such as the Rorschach and TAT. Responses demonstrate a lack of self-agency, that is, a sense of lack of control over one’s life and actions. Figures are often perceived as helpless or passive. Body integrity is often impaired; figures are seen as broken, devoured, harmed, etc. Self affect is inconsistent and incongruent. For example, a figure may be described as frightened and laughing, evil and good, etc. Dissociative processes are evident in illogical shifts and transpositions. TAT stories include confusion in regard to time, states of waking and sleeping, life and death, here and not here, and sudden changes in what characters know, think, and want.

TAT stories reflect interpersonal estrangement and malevolence. Themes of caring and kindness tend to be fleeting. Themes of deception and betrayal are common; “things are not what they seem”. Kind adults turn threatening. Child figures may feign compliance, but are described as actually pretending or escaping in their minds (dissociating). Responses are consistent with the devastating and pervasive abuse these victims have experienced, so often including immediate family members.

Affect dysregulation and emotional intensity pervade test responses. Primitive violent imagery related to ritual trauma is common in Rorschach responses and TAT stories. There is a paucity of positively tinged affective experiences, such as love and hope. Terror and despair dominate. Fear of annihilation and abandonment are more common than fear of loss of love. Some responses may reflect identification with aggressors.

Dissociative responses are observed throughout the evaluation process. Blocking of affect may occur as trauma is described. Overwhelming stimuli can precipitate switching of personalities. There may be obvious changes in vocal presentation and general demeanor. Personalities may identify themselves by name. They may relay accounts of horrible abuse unknown to the host and the host may return with complete amnesia for the event. Or dissociative episodes may be more subtle, and not distinguished unless the evaluator looks for amnestic gaps, such as the repetition of test questions later in the evaluation process to determine if prior responses are recalled.

Mangen explains that the patient may not be able to reveal the “secret” of the abuse and that personalities who identify with the cult experience tend not to present themselves. Thus the clinician must work with the patient to “help make the invisible visible” (p. 155). However, he states that much more research is needed on the use of psychological testing in identifying severe trauma, dissociation, and in particular ritual trauma, to help clinicians to recognize patients who are still preserving the “secret” and not yet revealing their ritual abuse.

References

Cohen, B.M., & Cox, C.T. (1995). Telling without talking: Art as a window into the world of multiple personality. New York: Norton.

Leavitt F., & Labott, S. M.(1998a). Revision of the Word Association Test for assessing associations of patients reporting Satanic ritual abuse in childhood. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 54(7), 933-943.

Leavitt, F., & Labott, S.M. (2000). The role of media and hospital exposure on Rorschach response patterns by patients reporting satanic ritual abuse. American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 18(2), 35-55.

Mangen, R. (1992). Psychological testing and ritual abuse. In D.K. Sakheim & S.E. Devine (Eds.), Out of darkness: Exploring Satanism and ritual abuse (pp. 147-173). New York: Lexington.

Moore, M.S. (1994). Common characteristics in the drawings of ritually abused children and adults. In V. Sinason (Ed.), Treating survivors of satanic abuse (pp. 221-241). London, and NY, NY: Routledge.

Mind Control Documents & Links

December 23, 2008

http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/mc-documents-links/

proof mk-ultra exists

There were several congressional hearings proving that mk-ultra existed. A book was written about  it.

see:
A LOOK AT THE LAW AND GOVERNMENT MIND CONTROL THROUGH FIVE CASES
CIA VS SIMS
UNITED STATES VS STANLEY
ORLIKOW, ET AL VS UNITED STATES
KRONISCH VS UNITED STATES ET AL
HEINRICH, ET AL VS SWEET, ET AL
http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/articles-books/the-law-and-mind-control-a-look-at-the-law-and-goverment-mind-control-through-five-cases/

Declassified MK-Ultra Project Documents:
http://www.michael-robinett.com/declass/c000.htm

MKULTRA Documents
http://www.hiddenmysteries.com/freebook/mk/

http://cryptome.org/mkultra-0001.htm
The Search for the Manchurian Candidate

The CIA and Mind Control  – John Marks
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm

List of MKULTRA Unclassified Documents (including subprojects)
http://nemasys.com/rahome/library/programming/mkultra.shtml

APPENDIX B Documents Referring To Discovery Of Additional MKULTRA Material?
http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/history/e1950/mkultra/AppendixB.htm

http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/mc-documents-links/mk-ultra-links-torture-based-government-sponsored-mind-control-experimentation-on-children/

http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/mc-documents-links/cia-mind-control-nazis-mk-ultra-ritual-abuse-information/

The Shock Doctrine – by Naomi Klein – Chapter 1 – The Torture Lab – Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind.
http://books.google.com/books?id=b1uQNYbE8DkC&printsec=frontcover&dq=isbn:0805079831#PPA25,M1

1995 U. S. congressional hearing:

MKULTRA Victim Testimony A: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iflBkRlpRy0&feature=related

MKULTRA Victim Testimony B: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXDASDDrDkM
MKULTRA Victim Testimony C:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-ES8Bv0_8w

U.S. Supreme Court  CIA v. SIMS, 471 U.S. 159 (1985) 471 U.S. 159 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY ET AL. v. SIMS ET AL.  CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA CIRCUIT  No. 83-1075.  Argued December 4, 1984  Decided April 16, 1985 ….Between 1953 and 1966, the Central Intelligence Agency financed a wide-ranging project, code-named MKULTRA, concerned with “the research and development of chemical, biological, and radiological materials capable of employment in clandestine operations to control human behavior.” The [471 U.S. 159, 162]   program consisted of some 149 subprojects which the Agency contracted out to various universities, research foundations, and similar institutions. At least 80 institutions and 185 private researchers participated. Because the Agency funded MKULTRA indirectly, many of the participating individuals were unaware that they were dealing with the Agency.  MKULTRA was established to counter perceived Soviet and Chinese advances in brainwashing and interrogation techniques. Over the years the program included various medical and psychological experiments, some of which led to untoward results. These aspects of MKULTRA surfaced publicly during the 1970’s and became the subject of executive and congressional investigations. http://laws.findlaw.com/us/471/159.html

U.S. Supreme Court UNITED STATES v. STANLEY, 483 U.S. 669 (1987) 483 U.S. 669 UNITED STATES ET AL. v. STANLEY CERTIORARI TO THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT
No. 86-393. Argued April 21, 1987 Decided June 25, 1987 Respondent, a serviceman, volunteered for what was ostensibly a chemical warfare testing program, but in which he was secretly administered lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) pursuant to an Army plan to test the effects of the drug on human subjects, whereby he suffered severe personality changes that led to his discharge and the dissolution of his marriage. Upon being informed by the Army that he had been given LSD, respondent filed a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit. The District Court granted the Government summary judgment on the ground that the suit was barred by the doctrine of Feres v. United States, 340 U.S. 135 , which precludes governmental FTCA liability for injuries to servicemen resulting from activity “incident to service.” Although agreeing with this holding, the Court of Appeals remanded the case upon concluding that respondent had at least a colorable constitutional claim under the doctrine of Bivens v. Six Unknown Fed. Narcotics Agents, 403 U.S. 388 , whereby a violation of constitutional rights can give rise to a damages action against the offending federal officials even in the absence of a statute authorizing such relief, unless there are “special factors counselling hesitation” or an “explicit congressional declaration” of another, exclusive remedy. Respondent then amended his complaint to add Bivens claims and attempted to resurrect his FTCA claim. Although dismissing the latter claim, the District Court refused to dismiss the Bivens claims, rejecting, inter alia, the Government’s argument that the same considerations giving rise to the Feres doctrine should constitute “special factors” barring a Bivens action….In February 1958, James B. Stanley, a master sergeant in the Army stationed at Fort Knox, Kentucky, volunteered to participate in a program ostensibly designed to test the effectiveness of protective clothing and equipment as defenses against chemical warfare. He was released from his then-current duties and went to the Army’s Chemical Warfare Laboratories at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland. Four times that month, Stanley was secretly administered doses of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), pursuant to an Army plan to study the effects of the drug on human subjects. According to his Second Amended Complaint (the allegations of which we accept for purposes of this decision), as a result of the LSD exposure, Stanley has suffered from hallucinations and periods of incoherence and memory loss, was impaired in his military performance, and would on occasion “awake from sleep at night and, without reason, violently beat his wife and children, later being unable to recall the entire incident.” App. 5. He was discharged from the Army in 1969. One year later, his marriage dissolved because of the personality changes wrought by the LSD. December 10, 1975, the Army sent Stanley a letter soliciting his cooperation in a study of the long-term effects of LSD on “volunteers who participated” in the 1958 tests. [483 U.S. 669, 672] This was the Government’s first notification to Stanley that he had been given LSD during his time in Maryland. After an administrative claim for compensation was denied by the Army, Stanley filed suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA), 28 U.S.C. 2671 et seq., alleging negligence in the administration, supervision, and subsequent monitoring of the drug testing program. http://laws.findlaw.com/us/483/669.html

Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys

December 23, 2008

http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/understanding-ritual-trauma-a-comparison-of-findings-from-three-online-surveys/

Handout

for

Karriker, Wanda. (2008, November). Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, IL.

A pdf copy of this paper can be received by writing sandime@twave.net

10 Extreme Abuse Survey Findings Helpful to Understanding Ritual Trauma

1. Ritual abuse/mind control (RA/MC) is a global phenomenon.

2. A diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder is common for persons who report histories of

RA/MC. (84% of EAS respondents who answered that they have been diagnosed with DID [N=655] reported that they are survivors of RA/MC).

3. Ritual abuse (RA) is not limited to SRA, i.e., satanic ritual abuse, sadistic abuse, satanist abuse.

4. RA is reported to involve mind control techniques.

5. Some extreme abuse survivors report that they were used in government-sponsored mind control experimentation (GMC).

6. RA/MC is reported to be involved in organized “known” crime.

7. RA/MC is reported to be involved in clergy abuse.

8. Most often reported memories of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.

9. Most often reported possible aftereffects of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.

10. In rating the effectiveness of healing methods, therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.

1. Ritual abuse/mind control (RA/MC) is a global phenomenon.

Extreme Abuse Survey (EAS) for Adult Survivors (An International Online Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse) January 1 – March 31, 2007

2337 persons viewed the survey; 1719 in English, 618 in German.

1471 persons answered at least one question on the survey.

31 countries were declared: United States (774); Germany (273); United Kingdom (92); Canada (75); Australia (38); Switzerland (13); Israel (11); Norway (10); Netherlands (8); Austria (8); New Zealand (6); South Africa (6); Greece (5); Sweden (4); Armenia (3); India (3); Spain (2); France (2); Colombia (2); Belgium (1); Bulgaria (1); Czech Republic (1); Ireland (1); Italy (1); Romania (1); China (1); Hong Kong (1); Kyrgzstan (1); Mexico (1); Malaysia (1); Saudi Arabia (1)

124 respondents did not name a country of residence.

1190 respondents gave their primary languages: English (852); German (256); Dutch (21); Norwegian (10); Hebrew (6); French (6); Greek (5); Swedish (4); Italian (3); Spanish (3); Afrikaans (3); Polish (3); Turkish (2); Estonian (2); Tamil (2); Chinese Simplified (2); Romanian (1); Azerbaijani (1); Bengali (1); Georgian (1); Czech (1); Finnish (1); Korean (1); Persian (1); Armenian (1); Pashto (1). 281 respondents did not name their primary languages.

Professional – Extreme Abuse Survey (P-EAS)

(An International Online Survey for Therapists, Counselors, Clergy and Other Persons Who Have Worked Professionally With At Least One Adult Survivor of Extreme Abuse)

April 1, 2007 – June 30, 2007

656 persons viewed the survey; 458 in English, 198 in German.

451 persons answered at least one question on the survey.

20 countries were declared: United States (205); Germany (99); United Kingdom (59); Canada (21); Netherlands (9); New Zealand (4); Switzerland (4); Norway (4); Israel (4); Australia (3); Greece (3); Ireland (2); Philippines (2); Belgium (1); Italy (1); Romania (1); Sweden (1); South Africa (1); Ecuador (1); Hungary (1).

24 respondents did not name a country of residence.

389 respondents gave their primary languages: English (265); Germany (88); Dutch (18); Greek (4); Norwegian (4); Filipino (2); Spanish (2); Hebrew (2); Romanian (1); Hungarian (1); Italian (1); Swedish (1). 62 respondents did not name their primary languages.

Child – Extreme Abuse Survey (C-EAS)

(An International Online Survey for Caregivers of Child Survivors of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control)

July 8, 2007 – October 8, 2007

395 persons viewed the survey; 262 in English, 133 in German.

264 persons answered at least one question on the survey.

19 countries were declared: United States (116); Germany (67); UK (24); Canada (12); Armenia (4); New Zealand (3); France (2); Australia (2); Netherlands (2); Peru (1); Philippines (1); Poland (1); Portugal (1); Switzerland (1); Hungary (1); Israel (1); Turkey (1); Venezuela (1); South Africa (1).

22 respondents did not name a country of residence.

222 respondents gave their primary languages: English (148); German (57); Dutch (6); Spanish (4); Faroese (1); Polish (1); Amharic (1); Hungarian (1); Armenian (1); Afrikaans (1); Frisian (1). 42 respondents did not name their primary languages.


2. A diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) is common for persons who report histories of RA/MC.

EAS: 84% of EAS respondents who answered that they have been diagnosed with DID [N=655]

reported that they are survivors of RA/MC).

P-EAS: 85% of professionals who answered the question answered “yes” to “The majority of

adult RA/MC survivors with whom I have worked have met the diagnostic criteria for (DID).”

C-EAS: 84% of caregivers who answered the question answered “yes” to “Child dissociates when

talking or questioned about abuse.”

74% of caregivers who answered the question said at least one of the children in their care

had received a diagnosis of DID.

3. RA is not limited to SRA, i.e., satanic or sadistic or satanist abuse.

EAS: Numbers in parentheses represent total number of respondents for each category of ritually abusive groups presented on the EAS. Percents represent the frequencies of “yes” responses to each category. (Respondents were not given an opportunity to write in other groups.)

Satanic cult 55% (986)

Gnostic-occult 14% (969)

Child pornography group 48% (977)

Religious sect 39% (993)

*Fascist group 22% (998)

Uncertain ideology 47% (994)

Witchcraft cult 23% (971)

Voodooism 7% (966)

*(group that considers itself superior in race, creed, or origin, e. g., Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist and KKK)

P-EAS: Respondents have worked with survivors who have reported ritual abuse not only in groups named by EAS respondents (above) but also in day-care centers and by polygamist and clergy groups. (Respondents were not given an opportunity to write in other groups.)

C-EAS: In addition to groups named by EAS and P-EAS respondents, children have disclosed to their caregivers that they have been victims of RA/MC by the following perpetrator groups:

Child trafficking group, Fraternal organization, Government-sponsored mind control “experimenters,” Juvenile satanic group, Mainstream religious group, Non government-sponsored mind control “experimenters,” Organized crime group, Organized pedophile group, Private school employees, Public school employees, Santeria group, Vampirism group.

Respondents were given an opportunity to write in other groups and added the following:

Aboriginal witchcraft, Hell’s Angels, Family members, BDSM community, Illuminati, Military, Mormon, Offenders followed ‘Thelema’ and the doctrines of Alistair Crowley, Saturnuskult (Cult of Saturnus), Scout association, US government employees, Whole small towns).


4. RA is reported to involve mind control techniques.

EAS: Respondents were asked to select the category of extreme abuse that best describes their experiences as survivors. 987 persons responded to the question. Listed below are the categories and the number and percent of survivors who chose each category.

Ritual Abuse (RA) ……………………………………. 191 (19%)

Mind Control (MC) …………………………………… 69 (07%)

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (RA-MC) …………..513 (52%)

Other Extreme Abuse (EA) …………………………..214 (22%)

Number of respondents reported the following experiences with MC:

766 Dealing with programs installed by perpetrators.

848 Possible aftereffects are a result of beliefs indoctrinated by perpetrators.

640 Perpetrator(s) deliberately created/programmed dissociative states of mind (such as

alters, personalities, ego- states) in them.

415 MC programming was used by a handler for blackmail or personal use.

175 Trained to become assassins.

203 Training designed to develop psychic abilities.

P-EAS: Number of respondents who checked each percentage in answering:

“Of individuals reporting memories consistent with RA/MC, I believe that the following percentage actually experienced mind control.”

14 Zero

24 1 to 10%

9 11 to 20%

2 21 to 30%

6 31 to 40%

10 41 to 50%

9 51 to 60%

13 61 to 70%

14 71 to 80%

20 81 to 90%

107 91 to 100%

34 Don’t know

14 No answer

C-EAS: 41(45%) of 92 caregivers who answered the related question said that one or more children for whom they had provided care had reported non-consensual mind control experimentation.

A common mind control technique is called “Don’t Talk; Don’t Tell” Programming.”

EAS: 77% of adult survivors who responded to the related question had been threatened with death if they ever talked about the abuse.

P-EAS: 93% of professionals who responded to the related question had worked with at least

one survivor who had been threatened with death if he or she ever talked about the abuse.

C-EAS 80% of child caregivers who responded to the related question had heard a child say they

had been threatened with death if he or she ever talked about the abuse.

5. Some extreme abuse survivors report that they were used in government-sponsored mind control experimentation (GMC).

EAS: 257 respondents reported that secret mind control experiments were used on them as children.

One of the EAS findings is particularly relevant to anecdotal reports that government experimenters went to the already existing satanic covens to get some of their subjects – children who had already learned the lessons of dissociation.

Of 543 survivors who reported that they had been abused in a satanic cult –

33% or 179

reported being used in secret mind control experiments as children.

Of 257 survivors who reported that secret mind control experiments were used on them as children –

69% or 177

reported abuse in a satanic cult.

See Media Packet on the Presentations section of our website for documentation that torture-based, government-sponsored mind control experimentation was conducted on children during the Cold War.

6. RA/MC is reported to be involved in organized “known” crime.

The analysis below is published in:

Becker, T., Karriker, W., Overkamp, B., & Rutz, C. (2008). The Extreme Abuse Survey: Preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder. In A. Sachs and G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder (pp. 32-49). London: Karnac.)

Ideologically Motivated Crimes (IMC) Addressed in the Surveys

If perpetrated in ritualistic settings, a sample of 10 identical items from both the EAS and P-EAS and ten similar items from the C-EAS could be classified as ideologically motivated crimes. A statistical analysis of responses across surveys for these items was conducted using chi-square tests. The purpose of this procedure was to determine whether the distribution of “yes,” “don’t know,” and “no” responses was the same for extreme abuse survivors who reported each memory, professionals who have worked with at least one survivor reporting the memory, and caregivers of at least one child survivor of RA/MC who had made a verbal disclosure of the crime. Results indicate statistically significant differences among these groups in the frequencies of reports of these crimes (all p < .01).

Listed below are the total number (N) who responded to these items and the percent of “yes” responses by each survey group. A comparison of these distributions suggests that the main difference in responses across groups is the higher percentages of “yes” responses by professionals. This is a reasonable conclusion given that the majority of P-EAS respondents report having worked with more than one survivor of RA/MC and thus would have more opportunities to hear reports of ideologically motivated crimes.

EAS                      P-EAS          C-EAS

Item                                                                N         %            N     %          N     %

Receiving physical abuse from perpetrators              1093   88          216   97          90   82

Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators                      1090   82          217   95          91   77

Forced drugging                                                        1077   73          221   88          88   70

Witnessing murder by perpetrators                           1057   56          218   77          96   43

Forced to participate in animal mutilations/killings 1059   55          218   78          92   59

Pornography (child)                                                   1059   55          220   82          83   53

Forced participation in murder by perpetrators         1040   48          220   70          90   42

Prostitution (child)                                                    1045   48          218   77          79   25

Forced impregnation                                                 1041   40          220   71          82   33

Survivor’s own child murdered by his/her perpetrators1021   26   217   55          82   18

7. RA/MC is reported to be involved in clergy abuse.

EAS: 438 respondents reported that at least one spiritual leader was involved in their RA/MC.

P-EAS: Number of respondents (N) who have worked with survivors of RA by clergy and number of persons (n) they have seen:

N n

67 Zero

50 One

59 2 – 10

9 11 – 20

19 More than 20

17 Don’t know

3 No answer

C-EAS: 14 caregivers have heard children mention Catholic priests as perpetrators

16 have heard Protestant clergy mentioned

6 have heard rabbis mentioned

19 have heard other religious leaders mentioned

8. Most often reported memories of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.

EAS: (1) Receiving physical abuse from perpetrators

(2) Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators

(3) Other abuses

(4) Being threatened with death if survivor ever talked about the abuse

(5) Witnessing physical abuse by perpetrators on other victims

P-EAS: (1) Receiving physical abuse from perpetrators

(2) Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators

(3) Being threatened with death if survivor ever talked about the abuse

(4) Incest

(5) Witnessing physical abuse by perpetrators on other victims

C-EAS: (1) Receiving physical abuse/torture from multiple perpetrators

(2) Witnessing physical abuse on other victims

(3) Being threatened with death if survivor ever talked about the abuse

(4) Witnessing sexual abuse on other victims

(5) Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators

9. Most often reported aftereffects of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.

EAS: (1) Sleep problems

(2) PTSD

(3) Painful body memories

(4) Unusual fears

(5) Indoctrinated beliefs

P-EAS: (1) PTSD

(2) Sleep problems

(3) Painful body memories

(4) Unusual fears

(5) Self-mutilating behaviors

C-EAS: (1) Nightmares, night terrors

(2) Depression

(3) PTSD

(4) Excessive fears, phobias

(5) Impulse control problems

10. In rating the effectiveness of healing methods, therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.

From:

Karriker, W. (2008, November). Healing methods: Comparing ratings by trauma survivors and trauma therapists. Poster session presented at the at the annual meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, IL.)

Significant differences in effectiveness ratings by survivors and by therapists were shown for 43 of the healing methods under study. The largest discrepancies (10+ percentage points) between survivors’ and therapists’ ratings of “much help” or “great help” were on the following items:

EAS: Survivors’ ratings higher: Supportive Friends, Other Method(s), Formal Deprogramming, Theophostic Prayer, Deliverance, Internet Support Group, Reading Survivor Stories, Chiropractic, Exorcism, Reiki, Confronting Abusers, Music Therapy, Energy Therapies, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy

P-EAS: Therapists’ ratings higher: Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling, Grounding Techniques, Self-care/Self-soothing Techniques, Supportive Family Members, Non-suicide Contract with Therapist, EMDR, Art Therapy

Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling was rated by both survey groups as most effective; Electroshock Therapy was rated by both groups as least effective.

Related Publications by Extreme Abuse Survey Team Members

Becker, T. (2008). Re-searching for new perspectives: Ritual abuse/ritual violence as ideologically motivated crime. In R. Noblitt & P. Noblitt (Eds.), Ritual abuse in the twenty-first century (pp. 237-260). Bandon, OR: Robert D. Reed.

Becker, T., Karriker, W., Overkamp, B., & Rutz, C. (2008). The Extreme Abuse Survey: Preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder. In A. Sachs and G. Galton (Eds.), Forensic aspects of dissociative identity disorder (pp. 32-49). London: Karnac.

Karriker, W. (2007). Morning, come quickly. (A novel about the aftereffects of extreme child abuse and the resiliency of the human spirit).Catawba, NC: Sandime.

Rutz, C., Becker, T., Overkamp, B., & Karriker, W. (2008). Exploring commonalities reported by adult survivors of extreme abuse: Preliminary empirical findings. (pp. 31-84). In R. Noblitt & P. Noblitt.(Eds.). Ritual abuse in the twenty-first century. Bandon, OR: Robert D. Reed.

Rutz, C. (2001). A nation betrayed: The chilling true story of secret Cold War experiments performed on our children and other innocent people. Grass Lake, MI: Fidelity Publishing.

Website

http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/

On this site are links to the original surveys, to frequencies of responses to every question on each survey, and to publications and presentations based on the survey data.

Contact

Wanda Karriker: sandime@twave.net

http://www.youtube.com/stopritualabuse proof ritual abuse exists

November 2, 2008

http://ritualabuse.us/

http://www.youtube.com/stopritualabuse  proof ritual abuse exists

Ritual Abuse Conference Podcast Recordings from previous conferences http://smart-talkspodcastblog.blogspot.com/

http://www.freewebs.com/stopritualabuse/ Satanic Ritual Abuse

Large List of Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse References
http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

SMART’s new ritual abuse page http://ritualabuse.us/

all of our newsletters: http://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/

Information on conferences http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Extreme Abuse Survey Research – http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/eas-studies/

http://capturingthefriedmans.wordpress.com/
“CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS”  Documentary or Whitewash?

http://mcmmartinpreschooltrial.wordpress.com/
McMartin Preschool Trial information

Satanic ritual abuse exists all over the world. There have been reports, journal articles, web pages and criminal convictions of these horrific crimes against children and adults.

List of Satanic Ritual Abuse references –http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/studies/satanic-ritual-abuse-evidence-with-information-on-the-mcmartin-preschool-case/

Ritual abuse books

Byington, Judy MSW, LCSW, ret. (2012) Twenty-Two Faces – Inside the Extraordinary Life of Jenny Hill and Her Twenty-Two Multiple Personalities Tate Publishing May, 2012 ISBN-13: 978-1620240328  http://22faces.com/

Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder ‑ Author: Sachs, Adah & Galton, Graeme (Eds). Publisher : Karnac Books, 2008 ISBN 1855755963 “book examines the role of crime in the lives of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder” http://www.karnacbooks.com/product.php?PID=25876 In this book there is a chapter on The extreme abuse surveys: Preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder authors: Becker, T.; Karriker, W.; Overkamp, B.; Rutz, C. p. 32‑49 Data on the study is included in the chapter. Eighty‑four percent of those saying they had been diagnosed with DID/MPD also stated that they were survivors of RA/MC. 543 stated they had been ritually abused in a satanic cult.

Griffis, Ph.D., Dale, Cheryl and Lynn Hersha, Ted Schwartz (2001). Secret Weapons. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press. ISBN 0‑88282‑196‑2.  Is a well-documented, verifiable account of not one, but two childrens’ long untold stories of being CHILD subjects of Project MKUltra. Quotes from the book: “By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states, each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature…” p. 52 “The government researchers, aware of the information in the professional journals, decided to reverse the process (of healing from hysteric dissociation). They decided to use selective trauma on healthy children to create personalities capable of committing acts desired for national security and defense.” p. 53 – 54 The book also contains a variety of documents on mk-ultra and different projects as well as reports to the Presidential Committee on Radiation and Mind Control, including information on the five Canadians’ lawsuit against the U.S. Government.

Hudson, Pamela S. (1991). Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Saratoga, Calif: R&E Publishers.

Johnson-Davis, Anne (2008). Hell Minus One – My Story of Deliverance from Satanic Ritual Abuse and My Journey to Freedom – Transcript Bulletin Publishing ISBN 978-0-9788348-0-7 http://www.hellminusone.com/

Johnston, Jerry (1989). The Edge of Evil ‑ The Rise of Satanism in North America. Dallas: Word Publishing. ISBN 0‑8499‑0668‑7.

Karriker, Wanda (2003). Morning, Come Quickly. Catawba, NC: Sandime, LTD. ISBN 0‑9717171‑0‑9.

Lacter, E.; Lehman, K. (2008). “Guidelines to Diagnosis of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress”. Karnac Books Ltd. Issue Volume 2, Number 2 / July 2008 Pages 159‑181 Lockwood, C. (1993) Other altars: Roots and Realities of Cultic and Satanic Ritual Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder. Minneapolis, MN: Compcare.

Marron, Kevin. Ritual Abuse: Canada’s Most Infamous Trial On Child Abuse Seal Books, McClelland-Bantam Inc., Toronto. 1988 ISBN: 0-7704-2250-0 http://kevinmarron.com/book.html

Miller, Alison (2011).  Healing the Unimaginable – Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control  – Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control is a practical, task-oriented, instructional manual designed to help therapists provide effective treatment for survivors of these most extreme forms of child abuse and mental manipulation. Paperback: 978 1 85575 882 7 Published: October 2011 Publisher: Karnac Books http://karnac.styluspub.com/Books/BookDetail.aspx?productID=286428

Noblitt, JR; Perskin PS (2000). Cult and ritual abuse: its history, anthropology, and recent discovery in contemporary America. New York: Praeger. ISBN 0-275-96665-8. http://books.google.ca/books?id=zJkTTpfyJ-8C&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0

Noblitt, J.R.; Perskin, P. S. (eds) (2008). Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations. Bandor, OR: Robert Reed, 552. ISBN 1-934759-12-0.

Oksana, Chrystine (2001). Safe Passage to Healing – A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse. Lincoln, NE: iUniverse.com. ISBN 0-595-201000-8. 1994 pub. HarperPerennial.

Pazder, L., Smith, M. Michelle Remembers ‑ Pocket Books
see http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/day-care-and-child-abuse-cases/ for verification of book’s facts

Raschke, Carl A. (1990). Painted Black. New York: HarperCollins. ISBN 0-06-104080-0

Rutz, Carol (2001). A Nation Betrayed. Grass Lake, MI: Fidelity Publishing. ISBN 0‑9710102‑0‑X.

Ryder, Daniel. (1992). Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse: Recognizing and Recovering ‑CompCare Pub.

Sakheim, David K, Devine, Susan E. Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism and Ritual Abuse (Hardcover) 1992

Scott, S. (2001). The politics and experience of ritual abuse: beyond disbelief. Open University Press. ISBN 0335204198. http://www.amazon.com/Politics-Experience-Ritual-Abuse/dp/0335204198

Sinason, V (1994). Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse. New York: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-10543-9.

Smith, Margaret. (1993). Ritual Abuse: What it Is, why it Happens, and how to Help by Margaret ‑ HarperCollins

Spencer, J. Suffer the Child

Stratford, L. Satan’s Underground: The Extraordinary Story of One Woman’s Escape

Waterman, Jill; Kelly, Robert J.; Oliveri, M. K.;and McCord, Jane (1993). Behind the Playground Walls ‑Sexual Abuse in Preschools. New York, London: The Guilford Press, 284‑8. ISBN 0‑89862‑523‑8.

Woodsum, Gayle M. (1998). The Ultimate Challenge. Laramie, WY: ARI Books. ISBN 0‑9665974‑0‑0

SMART Newsletter Issue 73 – March 2007

October 5, 2008

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Issue 73 – March 2007

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important: The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

Copyright 2007 – All rights reserved. No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

SMART wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

Information on next summer’s conference is available by writing us at the above address or by going to http://members.aol.com/smartnews/smart-2007-conference.htm

Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. LMS: article from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6, lsharman@shaw.ca

To:  Fellow Survivors of Extreme Abuse and Their Advocates

From: Carol Rutz

An untold number of persons who survived extreme abuse including ritual abuse, cult abuse, sexual abuse, clergy abuse, mind control, torture, etc. and as a result developed posttraumatic conditions such as DID have been ignored too long and further injured by their inability to find quality mental health providers who recognize their symptoms and have the expertise to help them. If you have been unable to find a safe way to find and use your voice, now is your opportunity to do a completely anonymous survey that may affect a change in the way we are perceived by an uniformed public as well as by some skeptical mental health professionals.

I am pleased to be part of a research team from the United States and Germany that has developed a survey designed to explore commonalities reported by survivors from around the world regarding: 1. Types of abuse/violence/tortures to which they have been subjected.

2. Aftereffects of extreme abuse which they have experienced.

3. Methods of healing that have been most effective for them.

The survey, available in both English and German, is online at http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/.

If you are a survivor, I invite you to respond to the survey titled, “An International Survey of Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse” and to make your survivor friends aware of this opportunity.  If you are a professional who works with trauma survivors, please tell them about the survey and suggest their participation.

The results of the survey will be widely disseminated on the World Wide Web, offered in press releases, and published in an edited academic book. A second survey will be available shortly for completion by therapists/counselors/clergy who work professionally with adult survivors of extreme abuse.

51st Session of the Committee on the Status of Women takes place Feb. 26 – March 9, 2007 at the United Nations. Theme of this international event is “”The Girl Child.”” Four to five thousand women from around the world are expected to attend. Under the sponsorship of anthropologist Dana Raphael, Ph.D. and The Human Lactation (Research) Center, LTD, Westport, CT., trauma therapists and adult survivors of ritual abuse and mind control will present a panel titled “When I Was A Girl.” The workshop, described below, is free and open to the public. It will be held on March 1, 2007 from 12 to 1:45 p.m. in the Church Center (1st Ave at 44th Street, NYC) on the 8th floor in the Grumman Room.

Also at the same conference : March 5, 2007 – 2:00 PM – 3:45 PM 322 Human Trafficking and Non-State Actor Torture of the Girl Child within the Context of Ritual Abuse-Torture Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Panel Church Center – Hardin Room (11th Fl.) “Participants will include a Canadian and an American woman sharing their testimonials of childhood survival; plus insights gathered by two Canadian activists and researchers into the transnational crime and human rights violation of child trafficking and non-state actor torture, involved in the co-culture of ritual abuse-torture. The question will be raised as to whether the violation of the girl child within this co-culture is a phenomenon situated within industrialized countries.” http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/conf/seforms/dspUNcalendar.asp

Legal Information

Abuse victims get $2.9M – 117 claims paid so far; more coming every day By Jim Hannah Enquirer Staff Writer – Burlington 12/9/06 “Almost $3 million has been paid to people abused by Covington Diocese priests as part of a settlement reached last year. That’s the figure contained in a report dated Dec. 6 and filed with the Boone Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. The report, the sixth that has been submitted since the settlement was reached, states that 117 claims have been decided and that 13 claims were pending. Additional claims are being processed almost every day. As many as 350 people could be eligible to submit a claim, according to previous court records.” http://news.enquirer.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20061209/NEWS0103/612090369/1077/COL02

Spokane Diocese agrees to pay at least $48 million to settle clergy abuse By Janet Tu 1/4/07 “The Spokane Roman Catholic Diocese has agreed to pay at least $48 million to victims of clergy sexual abuse to settle its long-running bankruptcy case.” http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2003509488_webspokane04.html

Pair Allege Sex Abuse at Boys’ Ranch By Benjamin Shors The Spokesman-Review [Washington] 1/4/07 http://www.spokesmanreview.com/ “Two former residents of Morning Star Boys’ Ranch allege they were sexually abused at the home for boys in the 1970s, according to documents filed in Spokane County Superior Court. Steven Kinard, 47, and Stephanie Miller, 37, are among 10 people who have active claims against the home, which is located just south of Spokane.” http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2007/01_02/2007_01_04_Shors_PairAllege.htm

Quebec to give about 1,700 abused Duplessis Orphans a total of $26 million – 12/21/06 Peter Rakobowchuk – Montreal (CP) “Saying it’s time to turn the page, the Quebec government has set aside $26 million to compensate the last group of so-called Duplessis Orphans. Many of them were the children of unwed mothers who were physically and mentally abused in Roman Catholic Church-run institutions in the 1940s and ’50s….A group of about 1,100 other orphans settled with the government in 2001 for about $25 million for wrongfully placing them in mental institutions. That offer, based on a flat $10,000 to each individual plus $1,000 for each year they were wrongfully confined, worked out to about $25,000 per orphan. Many of the orphans say they suffered beatings, sexual abuse, electroshock and even lobotomies.” http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2006/11_12/2006_12_21_Rakobowchuk_QuebecTo.htm

Frontline – “In recent decades, more than 10,000 children were reportedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in the United States. In “Hand of God,” film maker Joe Cultrera explores just one of those cases, that of his own brother Paul. Paul Cultrera was molested in the 1960s by Father Joseph Birmingham, who allegedly abused nearly 100 other children. “Hand of God” tells the story of faith betrayed, and how Paul and the rest of the Cultrera family fought back against a scandal that continues to afflict scores of churches across the country.” http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/handofgod/view/

Abuse Scandal Still Echoes Through Catholic Church by Rachel Martin  1/11/07 “Five years ago this month, The Boston Globe published a series of reports exposing widespread allegations of sex abuse by clergy in Boston and efforts by the Catholic Church hierarchy to cover it up. According to the Globe, 130 people claimed to have been sexually abused by Father John Geoghan, and church officials had known about the abuse and covered it up. The scandal triggered a chain reaction. Thousands of victims of clergy sex abuse around the country went public and filed suit, creating a scandal that rocked American Catholicism and has cost the Catholic Church more than $1 billion.” http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6765175

Archdiocese outlines $75 million settlement – Sex abuse – The Portland church plans to pay more than 150 accusers as it exits bankruptcy, a filing shows 12/19/06 Ashbel S. Green “The Archdiocese of Portland late Monday revealed details of a $75 million plan to pay off more than 150 priest sex-abuse accusers and get out of bankruptcy.” http://www.oregonlive.com/

Double Murder by Sexually Abusive Priest Gives Rise to New Wrongful Death Lawsuit 12/12/06 “Young Victim’s Parents Reluctantly Take Legal Action Against Superior Catholic Diocese Confronted About Child Molestation, Cleric Shot Two Men and Years Later, Hung Himself – Church Officials Knew of His Crimes & Bizarre Behavior But Didn’t Act, Suit Says Victim’s Family Sets Up Non-profit Child Protection Foundation St. Paul, Minn., Dec. 12 /PRNewswire/ — A Wisconsin couple whose son was murdered by a bizarre and sexually abusive Catholic priest is “reluctantly” filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the Superior Diocese that ordained and hired the cleric. Carsten and Sally Ellison of Barron, Wisconsin, filed a civil lawsuit today in St. Croix County Court, Wisconsin, Court File No. 06CV938 assigned to Judge Lundell seeking unspecified damages for the loss of their 22-year-old son, James Ellison. He and Daniel O’Connell were shot and killed at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson by Fr. Ryan Erickson in February 2002. Days earlier, O’Connell had apparently confronted Erickson, his parish priest, about allegations that Erickson was molesting local children.” http://biz.yahoo.com/prnews/061212/cgtu045.html?.v=79

Girl, 6, embodies Cambodia’s sex industry 1/26/07 “More than 1 million children in global sex trade each year, U.S. State Dept. says – 50,000 to 100,000 women and children involved in Cambodia’s sex industry – Gang rape, AIDS, torture afflict the women and children in this field By Dan Rivers CNN ….Phnom Penh, Cambodiahttp://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/01/23/sex.workers/index.html

Sex Abuse Settlement Reached – Washington Archdiocese Will Split $1.3 Million Among 16 Men By Alan Cooperman Washington Post Staff Writer 12/16/06 “The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington said yesterday it has reached a $1.3 million settlement with 16 men who were sexually abused by priests between 1962 and 1982.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/15/AR2006121502136.html

Serial Molester Gets Life in Prison 1/29/07 By Jordan Robertson San Jose, Calif. (AP) – A man prosecutors said was one of the nation’s most prolific child molesters was sentenced Monday to 150 years in prison for abusing two 12-year-old boys. Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller, 64, who also had been convicted of sexual assaults in several states over three decades, was sentenced to the maximum term on 11 felony counts of child molestation and one misdemeanor charge of child pornography possession…..During the nearly three-week trial, prosecutor Steve Fein showed jurors a map of the “places and decades where the defendant has molested young boys.” It included an estimated 100 accusers dating to 1969 in eight U.S. states, Mexico and Brazil.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/worldlatest/story/0,,-6379053,00.html

Judges approve residential school deal 12/15/06 “Judges across Canada are giving their approval to a settlement plan worth up to $5 billion with former students of Indian residential schools….Over the past two decades, there have been more than 12,000 lawsuits launched against the federal government and churches alleging sexual, physical and other kinds of abuse.” http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2006/12/15/residential-schools.html

Mind Control and Experimentation

This may be heavy for survivors Part III – Mithraism: Freemasonry and the Ancient Mysteries http://www.masonicworld.com/education/files/jan04/chapters_of_masonic_history2.htm

from LMS Robinson abuse suit’s dismissal to be appealed – Ritual rape, torture alleged in civil action By Mark Reiter Blade Staff Writer 1/19/07 “A Lucas County Common Pleas Court ruling throwing out the civil lawsuit of a woman who accused Gerald Robinson of torturing and raping her in a satanic ritual when she was a child will be appealed, an attorney in the case said yesterday. Mark Davis, the attorney for the plaintiff who filed the suit anonymously with her husband as Survivor Doe and Spouse Doe, said the decision of Judge Ruth Ann Franks will be appealed to the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals within the next 30 days.” http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20070119&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=701190389&SectionCat=NEWS&Template=printart

Abuse lawsuit dismissed against priest convicted of killing nun 1/17/07 AP Toledo “A judge on Wednesday dismissed a civil lawsuit accusing a Roman Catholic priest — who was convicted last year of killing a nun — of taking part in ritual abuse ceremonies. Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ruth Ann Franks granted a motion to dismiss the case filed on behalf of the Rev. Gerald Robinson, the Catholic Diocese of Toledo and others named in the suit, WNWO-TV reported on its Web site. Robinson’s attorney John Thebes told the station that the motion to dismiss was based on the lawsuit being filed decades after the abuse was alleged to have taken place, in violation of a statue of limitations that puts a deadline on when such suits must be filed. At the time the suit was filed in 2005, the statute of limitations was two years after an alleged victim turned 18. The Legislature has since extended the statute to 12 years after the victim turns 18. The woman was not identified in the lawsuit. She claimed in the suit that Robinson and other clergy members tortured and raped her as a young girl in a church basement. Robinson’s attorneys have denied the woman’s claims. Robinson, 68, was found guilty on May 11 of choking and stabbing Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in 1980. He was sentenced to a mandatory term of 15 years to life in prison.” http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?Category=13&ID=330722&subCategoryID=0

describes crimes from LMS Civil suit against Robinson dismissed – Ritual abuse alleged about 40 years ago By Meghan Gilbert and Mark Zaborney Blade Staff Writers 1/18/07 “The civil lawsuit filed against Gerald Robinson that accused him and others of repeatedly torturing and raping a young girl in ritual abuse ceremonies at a North Toledo church was dismissed yesterday. Judge Ruth Ann Franks of Lucas County Common Pleas Court granted the defendants’ motion to dismiss the suit and ordered the plaintiffs, listed as Survivor Doe and Spouse Doe, to pay court costs, according to court records. The defendants listed in the suit, which was filed in April, 2005, included Robinson, a Toledo priest who was convicted last year of murdering a Roman Catholic nun on April 5, 1980; Gerald Mazuchowski, a former lay minister; the Catholic Diocese of Toledo; St. Adalbert Parish; the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales Inc., and 15 “John Does.” The motion to dismiss the lawsuit was written by Tom Pletz, attorney for the diocese, and was based on an Ohio Supreme Court decision that said “these types of cases are just too old, essentially,” said John Thebes, who represented Robinson in the civil case…..The unidentified woman said she was the victim of bizarre demonizing ceremonies conducted by Robinson and other clergy nearly 40 years ago in the basement of St. Adalbert on Warsaw Street. The couple who filed the suit sought in excess of $25,000 in compensatory damages. The woman said she recognized Robinson following his arrest in April, 2004, for the murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl as being among the men whom Survivor Doe accused of molesting her from 1968 to 1975. The woman said the abuse included chanting of Satanic verses, cutting her with a knife as a sacrifice to Satan, drawing an upside-down cross on her abdomen, and forcing her to drink the blood of sacrificed animals, such as a rabbit. She said the men dressed in nun’s clothing and performed the rituals while she was on a table. They restrained her if she tried to leave, she said. In addition to being allegedly raped and molested, the woman contended she was forced to perform sexual acts on the men. She said the abuse took place in the church’s basement until 1972, when it was moved to an undisclosed wooded area. The lawsuit contended that Father Robinson and Mr. Mazuchowski “had a close relationship with Survivor Doe’s mother, who also participated in the ceremonies in the woods and was becoming high priestess of Satan.” Contact Meghan Gilbert at: mgilbert@theblade.com or 419-724-6050. http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20070118&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=701180429&SectionCat=NEWS&Template=printart

Denying Ritual Abuse of Children – Catherine Gould – The Journal of Psychohistory 22 (3) 1995 “The evidence is rapidly accumulating that the problem of ritual abuse is considerable in scope and extremely grave in its consequences Among 2,709 members of the American Psychological Association who responded to a poll, 2,292 cases of ritual abuse were reported (Bottoms, Shaver, & Goodman, 1993). In 1992 alone, Childhelp USA logged 1,741 calls pertaining to ritual abuse, Monarch Resources of Los Angeles logged approximately 5,000, Real Active Survivors tallied near-ly 3,600, Justus Unlimited of Colorado received almost 7,000, and Looking Up of Maine handled around 6,000. Even allowing for some of these calls to have been made by people who assist survivors but arc not themselves survivors, and for some survivors to have called more that one helpline or made multiple calls to the same helpline, these numbers suggest that at a minimum there must be tens of thousands of survivors of ritual abuse in the United States. Evidence also continues to accumulate that the ritual abuse of children constitutes a child abuse problem of significant scope. In 1988, Finkelhor, Williams and Burns published the results of a nationwide study of substantiated reports of sexual abuse in day care involving 1,639 young child victims. Thirteen percent of these cases were found to involve ritual abuse. Other studies of ritually abused children have been relatively small. Kelly (1988; 1989; 1992a; 1992b; 1993) report-ed on 35 day care victims of ritual abuse, Waterman et al. (1993) reported on 82 children complaining of ritual abuse in preschool, Faller (1988; 1990) studied 18 children who had disclosed ritual abuse in their preschool, and Bybee and Mowbray (1993) from the Michigan State Department of Mental Health identified 62 children alleging ritual abuse in their preschool and 53 children who reported seeing others be ritually abused. Snow and Sorenson (1990) studied 39 children reporting ritual abuse in five neighborhoods in Utah, and Jonker and Jonker-Bakker (1991) reported on a total group of 98 children, at least 48 of whom were believed to be victims of ritual abuse. The latter case is the only one cited here which was conducted outside of the United States.” http://www.geocities.com/kidhistory/denyra.htm?200714

from LMS CIA thought Cameron’s techniques could be useful in the Cold War Compiled by Liz Ferguson, The Gazette 1/11/07 “Ewen Cameron, the man behind the brainwashing experiments, was a Scottish-born psychiatrist who worked at the Royal Victoria Hospital and McGill’s Allan Memorial Institute. From 1950 to 1965 he subjected hundreds of patients at the Allan Memorial to unorthodox treatment involving LSD, huge doses of electroshock, drug-induced comas and tapes that they sometimes listened to for weeks at time. One woman received the treatment through most of her pregnancy. Funding came from the Canadian government and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency as part of a project called MK-ULTRA. In that Cold War era, the spy agency thought these techniques might be useful against the Soviet Union – perhaps LSD could be used as a truth serum, brainwashing drug or incapacitating agent, given to prisoners or foreign leaders like Cuba’s Fidel Castro.” http://www.canada.com/montrealgazette/news/story.html?id=76d8f185-58cd-4f7a-9ef5-04c58a38bd97&k=22098

Woman wants to launch lawsuit over ‘brainwashing’ 1/7/07 Montreal “Janine Huard says she was a young mother of four with mild post-partum depression when she checked herself in for psychiatric treatment at a Montreal hospital more than five decades ago. Huard says what happened after that still haunts her today and she will be in a federal courtroom this week seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government for Cold War-era brainwashing experiments carried out on her and hundreds of other patients. “I was a guinea pig,” Huard told The Canadian Press. On and off over more than a decade at McGill University’s renowned Allan Memorial Institute, Huard says she received massive electroshocks and was fed more than 40 experimental pills a day. Huard, who will be 79 at the end of the month, says she was drugged and subjected to so-called “depatterning,” during which repetitive recordings were played in her ear for weeks on end, one of them telling her she the memories of patients and rebuild their psyches without psychiatric defect. The idea intrigued was of no use to her family….The ordeal came at the hands of Dr. Ewen Cameron, an Edinburgh-educated, New York-based doctor who pioneered “psychic driving,” by which he believed he could erase the CIA, which recruited Cameron to experiment with mind control techniques beginning in 1950. The McGill experiments were jointly funded by the CIA and the Canadian government. As director of the institute until 1964, Cameron conducted a range of experiments, often without the knowledge or permission of patients. Cameron gave patients LSD and subjected them to massive and multiple electroshock treatments. Some underwent sleep deprivation or total sensory deprivation. Others were kept in drug-induced comas for months on end while speakers under their pillows broadcasts messages for up to 16 hours a day. The experiments were part of a larger CIA program called MK-ULTRA, which also saw LSD administered to U.S. prison inmates and patrons of brothels without their knowledge, according to testimony before a 1977 U.S. Senate committee. The CIA eventually settled a class-action lawsuit by test subjects, including Huard, and the Canadian government ordered a judicial report into Cameron’s experiments.” http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/print/CTVNews/20070107/brainwashing_lawsuit_070107/20070107/?hub=Canada&subhub=PrintStory

from LMS Brainwashed ‘guinea pig’ seeks more damages TheStar.com – News – Brainwashed ‘guinea pig’ seeks more damages – Canadian victim of CIA experiment in ’50s tries to launch class-action suit against Ottawa – Dene Moore – Toronto Star Montreal “Janine Huard says she was a young mother of four with mild post-partum depression when she checked herself in for psychiatric treatment at a Montreal hospital more than five decades ago. Huard says what happened after that still haunts her today and she will be in a federal courtroom this week seeking to launch a class-action lawsuit against the Canadian government for Cold War-era brainwashing experiments carried out on her and hundreds of other patients. I was a guinea pig,” she said. On and off for more than a decade at McGill University’s renowned Allan Memorial Institute, Huard says she received massive electroshocks and was fed more than 40 experimental pills a day. Huard, who will be 79 at the end of the month, says she was drugged and subjected to so-called “depatterning,” during which repetitive recordings were played in her ear for weeks on end, one of them telling her she was of no use to her family. “I came out of there so sick that my mother had to live with me for 10 years,” Huard says. She says she lost memories and suffered from migraines. The ordeal came at the hands of Dr. Ewen Cameron, an Edinburgh-educated, New York-based doctor who pioneered “psychic driving,” by which he believed he could erase the memories of patients and rebuild their psyches without psychiatric defect. The idea intrigued the CIA, which recruited Cameron to experiment with mind control techniques beginning in 1950. The McGill experiments were jointly funded by the CIA and the Canadian government. Cameron gave patients LSD and subjected them to the massive and multiple electroshock treatments. Some underwent sleep deprivation or total sensory deprivation. Others were kept in drug-induced comas for months while speakers under their pillows broadcast messages for up to 16 hours a day. The CIA eventually settled a class-action lawsuit by test subjects, including Huard. The allegations have not been proven in court. A federal court hearing is scheduled to begin Wednesday to decide whether to approve a class-action suit. In 1994, 77 of the mostly unwitting Canadian patients were awarded $100,000 each from the federal government, but only those who suffered “total depatterning,” meaning they were rendered to a childlike state. More than 250 others were denied compensation. In 2004, a federal appeal court overruled that decision and awarded a former patient the $100,000.” http://www.thestar.com/printArticle/168792

Skull and Bones 6/13/04 http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/10/02/60minutes/main576332.shtml

Ritual Abuse-Torture: Understanding the Co-Culture ~ Exiting and Healing Strategies – April 26 & 27, 2007 – (9:00 am – 4:00 pm) Room 303, Student Union Building, Dalhousie University, 6136 University Avenue, Halifax, NS (Presenters: Jeanne Sarson, MEd, BScN, RN & Linda MacDonald, med, BN, RN “The two-day workshop is focused on making sense of RAT from a human rights perspective, examining how such a co-culture organizes its violence through the use and misuse of ritualism. The perpetrator’s acts of violence will be understood from the perspective of abuse and ‘non-state actor’ torture, meaning torture perpetrated by family and like-minded connected groups. They will share their work, which includes the first ever attempt to map RAT transnational connections.” http://continuingeducation.socialwork.dal.ca/rstrategies.html

Journal Articles

Many of the journal abstract excerpts and quotes in this section of the newsletter came from the backlash_ology@yahoogroups.com listed as BO For info. write backlash_ology-owner@yahoogroups.com

Calif. High Court Weighs Whether Trickery OK in Research – Mike McKee – The Recorder 12/11/06 “The California Supreme Court appeared to dance a fine line Tuesday in a defamation suit against two academics who allegedly tricked the former foster mother of a research subject into revealing secrets about her….Loftus and Guyer questioned Corwin’s conclusions and began digging into Taus’ past for contradictory information. They even hired a private investigator and eventually contacted Taus’ foster mother, allegedly with Loftus posing as Corwin’s supervisor. Taus went public about her identity in 2003 when she filed suit against Loftus and Guyer in Solano County Superior Court. She was upset that the professors hadn’t obtained her consent before proceeding with their research, and was angry that their report — while not naming her — contained allegations by her foster mother that Taus had been a troubled teenager who slept around and used drugs. Loftus and Guyer tried to have the case dismissed as a strategic lawsuit against public participation, but were rejected last year by the 1st District Court of Appeal. The appeal court said Taus had presented evidence that Loftus and Guyer “used deception and trickery to penetrate a zone of privacy surrounding Taus’ close family members in order to obtain private information … that would not have been disclosed in a truthful encounter.” http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1165501513364

Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk on PTSD http://www.mountsinai.org/msh/clinical_services/AHCvanderkolk.pdf

Interventions Needed For Abused And Violence-Exposed Children – Effective And Cost-Efficient Treatments Exist 12/22/06 “Sexual, physical, and emotional abuse of children as well as neglect and exposure to violence may result in long-lasting psychological difficulties. A recent article in Journal of Social Issues reviews randomized, controlled studies that have assessed child mental health outcomes for maltreated and violence-exposed children.” http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=59077&nfid=nl

Synthesizing Psychoanalytic and Biological Approaches to Trauma: Some Theoretical Proposals – José Saporta “This paper offers some theoretical possibilities for synthesizing psychoanalytic and neurobiological approaches to understanding the effects of severe psychic trauma.” (On page 12) “Affect regulation and self-regulation more generally, plus the ability to relate, are promoted by empathic, affect-regulating interactions in therapy and by other biological interventions such as medication.” http://www.bostonneuropsa.org/PDF%20Files/Saporta/Neuro-Psy__5(1)_Saporta.pdf

SMART Newsletter Issue 74 – May 2007

October 5, 2008

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Issue 74 – May 2007

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important: The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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SMART wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

Information on next summer’s conference is available by writing us at the above address or by going to http://members.aol.com/smartnews/smart-2007-conference.htm
Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. LMS: article from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6, lsharman@shaw.ca

Persons Against Ritual Abuse-Torture are conducting a research project on reproductive harms related to ritual abuse-torture. If you are a woman who has survived ritual abuse-torture and would like to participate please click on the link below to answer our 10 questions. Take care in answering as the questions can be upsetting. This important research data will be used to build a case at the United Nations that ritual abuse-torture is an emerging human rights violation and form of non-state actor torture. http://pub25.bravenet.com/vote/vote.php?usernum=2120596064&cpv=2 We thank-you in advance. Linda & Jeanne http://www.ritualabusetorture.org

Legal Information

The Duplessis Orphans – “During the reign of Quebec Premier Maurice Duplessis in the 1940s and 1950s, an alarming number of healthy children living in sanctuaries were hastily diagnosed as mentally incompetent, psychotic patients. The diagnoses were always swift — the children went to bed orphans and woke up psychiatric patients. The reason? Shrewd fiscal planning; federal subsidies paid out more to hospitals than to orphanages. Some children allegedly endured lobotomies, electroshock, straitjackets and abuse. For the rest of their lives they would struggle to bring attention to their story and demand compensation. They called themselves the Duplessis Orphans.” http://archives.cbc.ca/IDD-1-70-1633/disasters_tragedies/duplessis_orphans/

Mexico tightens jail terms for child abuse 2/21/07 “Mexico City – Mexico, one of many developing countries tarnished by a clandestine but thriving child sex industry, moved on Tuesday to tighten jail sentences for abusers of minors to up to 30 years. The law, approved by the Senate on Tuesday after passing through the lower house last year, will lengthen prison terms and end the classing of sexual exploitation of children as a minor offence where convicts often get early release. Priests, offenders charged with abusing underage family members and public sector employees like teachers or doctors who used their position to access children will automatically be given a double sentence, meaning up to 30 years. Clergy convicted of abuse of minors will be defrocked…..Some 20 000 children in Mexico, aged mainly from 12 to 17, are believed to be victims of some kind of exploitation, from pornography to physical abuse, according to a Congress report.” http://www.iol.co.za/index.php?set_id=1&click_id=122&art_id=nw20070221075301652C453764

Investigation finds many teachers keep jobs despite misconduct AP 3/19/07 Sarasota, Fla. “State education officials charged with policing misconduct often send teachers they believe committed serious sexual or physical infractions against students back to the classroom with little or no supervision, a newspaper reported Sunday. A Sarasota Herald-Tribune analysis of thousands of Florida teacher investigations found more than half of the roughly 750 teachers punished since 1997 for sexual misconduct or physical and verbal assaults on students were able to keep their license to teach. About 150 of those teachers are still teaching in Florida classrooms, the paper found. Often the principals who hire them do not know of the prior misconduct allegations.” http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2007/Mar/19/investigation_finds_many_teachers_keep_jobs_despit/

Calif. diocese offers $95M settlement 3/29/07 by Allison Hoffman – San Diego (AP) “The Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is offering $95 million to settle more than 140 claims of sexual abuse by priests, according to financial documents. The diocese would offer 143 individuals anywhere from $10,000 to $800,000, depending on the degree of abuse and other factors, according to documents filed Wednesday in the church’s bankruptcy proceedings.” http://www.al.com/newsflash/national/index.ssf?/base/national-82/117522179393210.xml&storylist=national

The world of modern child slavery By Rageh Omaar Presenter of BBC Two documentary Slave Children 3/18/07 “It is believed there are nearly nine million children around the world today who are enslaved. estimated 1.2 million children that the International Labour Organisation believes are trafficked every year.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/this_world/6458377.stm

5,000 child sex slaves in UK – IoS special investigation: Young children sold into prostitution by criminal gangs in Britain By Sophie Goodchild and Jonathan Thompson 2/25/07 “More than 5,000 children are being forced to work as sex slaves in the UK, including thousands trafficked to this country by criminal gangs, The Independent on Sunday can reveal. An important study of global slavery exposes Britain as a major transit point for the movement of child slaves around the world. Commissioned by social research charity the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, the report paints a shocking picture of an international web of gangmasters exploiting children as young as five, as well as vulnerable women. Many are threatened with violence, then sold into the sex trade or forced to become domestic servants, says the report, to be published tomorrow. The human trafficking trade now generates an estimated £5bn a year worldwide, making it the second biggest international criminal industry after the drugs trade. Children’s charities in Britain say there has been a “dramatic” rise in referrals of trafficked children to sexual exploitation services.” http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/crime/article2303019.ece

From Sex Workers to Restaurant Workers, the Global Slave Trade Is Growing By David Batsone –  Sojourners 3/15/07 “Twenty-seven million slaves exist in our world today. Girls and boys, women and men of all ages are forced to toil in the rug loom sheds of Nepal, sell their bodies in the brothels of Rome, break rocks in the quarries of Pakistan, and fight wars in the jungles of Africa.” http://www.truthout.org/issues_06/031507LB.shtml

Most child refugees in Great Lakes sexually abused by Vincent Mayanja 2/26/07 Kampala AFP – More than 50 percent of children in refugee camps around Africa’s volatile Great Lakes area have experienced some form of sexual abuse, a humanitarian group said in report Monday. World Vision said more than half of about 1.4 million children displaced by a string of wars in one of the world’s most violent regions were victims of sexual exploitation and needed urgent help. “The forms of abuse experienced include rape, attempted rape and threat to be raped,” according to the report, titled: “The future in our hands: Children displaced by conflicts in Africas Great Lakes Region.” http://media.www.dailycollegian.com/media/storage/paper874/news/2007/02/27/News/Most-Child.Refugees.In.Africa.Region.Abused-2744104.shtml

Spain smashes paedophile internet ring 3/9/07 “Spanish police said Friday they arrested 15 people after smashing a huge Internet ring of paedophiles who downloaded large quantities of child pornography. Fourteen other people were detained and then released pending further investigation, police added in a statement. Some 100 hard discs and more than 480,000 photographs and videos were seized in the raids.” http://rawstory.com/news/afp/Spain_smashes_paedophile_internet_r_03092007.html

Austria smashes global child porn operation By Mark Heinrich 2/7/07 Vienna (Reuters) “Austria has smashed a child pornography ring involving 2,361 suspects in 77 countries who paid for Internet videos showing children subjected to “the worst kind of sexual abuse”. Officials said on Wednesday 607 of the suspects were in the United States, 466 in Germany, 114 in France and 23 in Austria. Hits on a Russian Web page that offered the videos were also recorded in Algeria, Iceland and Venezuela.” http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=203202007

Mind Control and Experimentation

describes crimes from LMS Robinson’s accuser appeals dismissal of her civil lawsuit 3/13/07 “A Lucas County Common Pleas Court judge’s ruling to dismiss the civil lawsuit filed against Gerald Robinson accusing him and others of repeatedly torturing and raping a young girl in ritual abuse ceremonies was appealed yesterday. Mark Davis, the attorney representing the woman who filed the suit anonymously with her husband as Survivor Doe and Spouse Doe, filed an appeal in the Ohio 6th District Court of Appeals, saying that Judge Ruth Ann Franks erred when she dismissed the case Jan. 18. Judge Franks dismissed the case because she claimed it was filed after the five-year statute of limitations. Specifically, he said that the judge failed to consider that his client was not able to identify her alleged abusers at the time of the assaults, but was able to identify them years later. “Our case, Survivor Doe’s case, is fundamentally different than any other because our client didn’t know who the abusers were,” he said yesterday. “She recognized the eyes of Father Robinson when he was arrested,” he added. “For that reason, she filed within a year of the incident that triggered memory of the event.” In the original civil complaint filed in April, 2005, the woman alleged that she was the victim of sexual abuse and torture during ritualistic ceremonies in the basement of a North Toledo Catholic church in the 1960s and 1970s. She said she recognized Robinson as one of the abusers after he was arrested in March, 2004, for the 1980 slaying of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl in a chapel at the former Mercy Hospital. Robinson, 68, was convicted of murder May 11 in Common Pleas Court and is serving a 15-years-to-life sentence in the Hocking Correctional Institution in southeast Ohio. The woman, who is in her 40s, also claimed in the civil suit that Robinson, Gerald Mazuchowski, and other adults wearing nun’s clothing cut her with a knife, drew an upside-down cross on her stomach, and forced her to drink the blood of a rabbit they had killed. Her suit claimed the abuse began in 1968, when she was 5 years old, and continued until 1975, and that her own mother was close with Robinson and Mr. Mazuchowski, participated in the rituals, and was becoming a “high priestess of Satan.”” http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?Date=20070313&Category=NEWS02&ArtNo=703130386&SectionCat=NEWS&Template=printart

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence – Editor(s) – Nicky Ali Jackson – List Price: £95.00 ISBN: 9780415969680 Publisher: Routledge Pages: 704 Has a Chapter by Linda MacDonald & Jeanne Sarson (RAT) “Ritual Abuse-Torture within Families.” http://www.taylorandfrancis.com/shopping_cart/products/product_detail.asp?sku=&isbn=9780415969680&parent_id=&pc=/shopping_cart/search/search.asp?search%3Dencyclopedia%2520on%2520Domestic%2520Violence

The brain scan that can read people’s intentions Call for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation Ian Sample, science correspondent 2/9/07 The Guardian “A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person’s brain and read their intentions before they act.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,2009217,00.html

Weber County town – Police say LDS bishop used trust to molest sisters – Chief says man knew when parents were away and would visit kids then By Nate Carlisle The Salt Lake Tribune 03/28/2007 “As the one-time bishop of the local LDS ward, many people in Harrisville know Timothy O’Sean McCleve. Residents of the small Weber County community turned to him for guidance and counseling and advice. Police say he used that trust to gain access to three sisters he is accused of molesting. McCleve was charged Monday – his 51st birthday – with three counts of forcible sex abuse. The charges, filed in 2nd District Court in Ogden, carry a possible sentence of life in prison. And more charges could follow. Harrisville Police Chief Max Jackson said Ogden police also have opened a case on McCleve.” http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_5537513

Judge to review lawsuit from brainwashing victim By CP 2/23/07 “Montreal – A federal court judge will review the case of a Montreal woman unwittingly subjected to CIA brainwashing experiments, refusing a federal government application to dismiss her lawsuit. Janine Huard is seeking approval from the court for a class-action lawsuit on behalf of potentially hundreds of patients who were subjected to the Cold War-era experiments funded jointly by the U.S. spy agency and the Canadian government. “First off, I note that the plaintiff showed courage and determination in tackling the United States government and the CIA,” Judge Luc Martineau wrote in a judgment released this week. Huard, 79, was a young mother of four in 1950 when she sought treatment for weight loss and mild depression from Dr. Ewen Cameron at McGill’s renowned Allan Memorial Institute. On and off over the next 15 years, Huard was subjected to treatments that included massive electroshock therapy, experimental pills and repetitive recorded messages she was forced to listen to for days on end.” According to her affidavit, Huard was left unable to care for her children and had to have her mother move in with her. Huard said she suffered memory loss and migraines for years. Huard was one of nine Canadian victims who received nearly $67,000 US each from the CIA in 1988.” http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/Canada/2007/02/23/3657755-sun.html
from LMS Exhibit Considers Nazis’ Deadly Medicine By AP 3/11/07 Pittsburgh (AP) “Adolf Hitler used the theory of eugenics in his quest to create a master race, legitimizing the murder of thousands deemed unfit for the German race and culminating in the genocide of 6 million Jews. But the idea behind eugenics — improving a population’s health through genetics — was hardly unique to Germany, as shown by a traveling exhibit developed by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., and on display at The Andy Warhol Museum. “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race” uses 200 photographs, videotaped survivor stories and several dozen artifacts to trace eugenics’ development as a perversion of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution to its Nazi justification for genocide. The exhibit also looks at eugenics in other countries, including Norway, Spain, Brazil, Japan and the United States, where nearly 300 “eugenic sterilizations” were done at Mendocino State Hospital between 1909 and 1935.”
http://www.examiner.com/a-612544~Exhibit_Considers_Nazis__Deadly_Medicine.html

from LMS U.S. torture goes on trial – Yank arrested under terror laws exposes dirty strategy to drive detainees mad By Naomi Klein “Something remarkable is going on in a Miami courtroom. The cruel methods U.S. interrogators have used since September 11 to “break” prisoners are finally being put on trial. This was not supposed to happen. The Bush administration’s plan was to put José Padilla on trial for allegedly being part of a network linked to international terrorists. But Padilla’s lawyers are arguing that he is not fit to stand trial because he has been driven insane by the government. Arrested in May 2002 at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, Padilla, a Brooklyn-born former gang member, was classified a month later as an “enemy combatant” and taken to a Navy prison in Charleston, South Carolina. He was kept in a 2.7-by-2.1-metre cell with no natural light, no clock and no calendar. Whenever Padilla left the cell, he was shackled and suited in heavy goggles and headphones. He was kept under these conditions for 1,307 days. He was forbidden contact with anyone but his interrogators, who punctured this extreme sensory deprivation with sensory overload, blasting him with harsh lights and pounding sounds. Padilla also says he was injected with a “truth serum,” a substance his lawyers believe was LSD or PCP…..Now that his mental state is the central issue in the case, the government prosecutors have a problem. The CIA and the military have known since the early 1960s that extreme sensory deprivation and sensory overload cause personality disintegration that’s the whole point. Kubark Counterintelligence Interrogation, a declassified 1963 CIA manual for interrogating “resistant sources” was based on the findings of the agency’s notorious MK-Ultra program. In the 1950s, it funnelled about $25 million to scientists to research “unusual techniques of interrogation.” One of the psychiatrists who received CIA funding was the infamous Ewen Cameron of Montreal’s McGill University. Cameron subjected hundreds of psychiatric patients to large doses of electroshock and total sensory isolation and drugged them with LSD and PCP. In 1960, Cameron gave a lecture at the Brooks Air Force Base in Texas in which he stated that sensory deprivation “produces the primary symptoms of schizophrenia.”” http://www.nowtoronto.com/issues/2007-03-01/news_story5_p.html

Italian priests join task force to counter Satanic cults Milan, Mar. 5, 2007 (CWNews.com) – Italian priests have joined with police detectives and psychologists in a task force created to respond to the activities of Satanic cults….The task force was put together to respond to a problem that is becoming increasingly prevalent in Italy. There are now an estimated 8,000 Satanic sects in the country, with more than 600,000 adherents.” http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=49656

Man Pleads Guilty In Naked Snowmobiling Case 2/15/07 – Logan “A 62-year-old man accused of taking teenage boys on nude snowmobile rides has pleaded guilty to lewdness, a misdemeanor….The two counts of lewdness could be erased if he meets the conditions. Lamb was a bishop of a Mormon church ward in Hyde Park from 1991 to 1997.” http://kutv.com/local/local_story_046163444.html

describes crimes – West Virginia Man Accused of Decapitating Cat as Part of Satanic Ritual 3/16/07 Spencer, West Virginia “A West Virginia man is in jail, accused of decapitating a black cat in a public park in December as part of a satanic ritual. Kenneth Leroy McCoy, 22, was arrested last week after a witness linked him to the crime, Roane County Chief Deputy J.S. Smith said Friday. Two women walking around Charles Fork Lake near Spencer in early December found the cat’s body in the middle of a pentagram painted on the floor of a picnic shelter, Smith said….Nearby bathroom walls also were spray-painted with skulls, inverted crosses and other strange symbols.” http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,259220,00.html

JW Child Custody “Statistics show that over 1,000 custody cases are fought each year involving Jehovah’s Witness children.  Of those cases over 90% will be lost…” http://www.jwchildcustody.com

Cult leader faces child sex charges 2/14/07 “The creator of a south coast religious community claimed to receive messages from the Virgin Mary and believed a new race of people would be created through him, a Sydney court has heard. William Kamm, 56, also known as the Little Pebble, is facing trial on five counts of sexual intercourse with a person under 16 under his authority and one count of committing an act of indecency. The alleged offences occurred between 1994 and 1995 when the alleged victim was 14 and 15, the New South Wales District Court heard today. http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,20867,21225324-1702,00.html

Journal Articles

Many of the journal abstract excerpts and quotes in this section of the newsletter came from the backlash_ology@yahoogroups.com listed as BO For info. write backlash_ology-owner@yahoogroups.com

from BO Recovered memory and the Daubert criteria: Recovered memory as professionally tested, peer reviewed, and accepted in the relevant scientific community. Dalenberg, C Trauma Violence Abuse 7(4):274-310, 2006 “Research during the past two decades has firmly established the reliability of the phenomenon of recovered memory. This review first highlights the strongest evidence for the phenomenon itself and discusses the survey, experimental, and biological evidence for the varying mechanisms that may underlie the phenomenon. Routes to traumatic amnesia from dissociative detachment (loss of emotional content leading to loss of factual content) and from dissociative compartmentalization (failure in integration) are discussed. Next, an argument is made that false memory is a largely orthogonal concept to recovered memory; the possibility of one phenomena is largely irrelevant to the potential for the other. Furthermore, some aspects of the false memory research offer supportive data for the recovered memory researcher. Finally, the issue of error rates in making the Daubert case is explored. It is concluded that the weight of the evidence should allow the recovered memory victim to come before the court.” Mount Sinai Press Office newsmedia@mssm.org 212-241-9200 The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Supreme Court OKs privacy suit against a UC psychologist *Research subject says she was duped *By David Kravets AP 2/27/07 San Francisco “Researchers could be liable for damages if they obtain private information through false pretenses, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday. The case, which attracted widespread attention from media groups, which urged the court to dismiss it, concerns a University of California Irvine psychologist who published an article about a Solano County girl, who at 17 allegedly remembered she was sexually abused by her mother as a child. The psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus, set out to investigate an article written by another scholar who suggested the girl, who wasn’t identified, had repressed memory. Through court records, Loftus learned the girl’s identity and interviewed her foster mother in 1997. That interview was the main topic of the 101-page, 5-2 decision by the state’s high court allowing Loftus’ subject to sue her for invasion of privacy….”

Justices OK lawsuit against researcher accused of privacy breach by David Kravets, AP 2/26/07 San Francisco “Researchers could be liable for damages if they obtain private information through false pretenses, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. The case, which attracted widespread attention by media groups who urged the court to dismiss it, concerns a University of California, Irvine, psychologist who published an article about a Solano County girl, who at 17 allegedly remembered she was sexually abused by her mother as a child. The psychologist, Elizabeth Loftus, set out to investigate an article written by another scholar who suggested the anonymous girl had repressed memory. Through court records, Loftus learned the girl’s identity and interviewed her foster mother in 1997.” http://www.montereyherald.com/mld/montereyherald/16789883.htm

Ethical guides are already in place March 5, 2007 Re “Ruling may constrain researchers,” Feb. 27 “This article misses the point. Thankfully, researchers are already constrained by ethical guidelines, institutional review boards and the scientific method. The California Supreme Court sensibly ruled that the constraints of the law also apply to zealous researchers who may be eager to prove their theories with unethical or unlawful means. Elizabeth Loftus is accused of misrepresenting herself to gain confidential information from the family member of a research subject. No institutional review board would approve such a method. No peer-reviewed scientific journal would publish an article whose data are derived from such a method. Now the Supreme Court of California adds that such a method is not lawful. It is a victory for those who value ethics in the pursuit of scientific knowledge. We are pleased that our viewpoint on this case, as expressed in our amicus curae to the Supreme Court, has been upheld.” Joyanna Silberg Executive vice president Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence Baltimore http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/letters/la-le-monday5.7mar05,0,613106.story

Spring 2006 Children and the Law Symposium from Hamline University School of Law

http://www.hamline.edu/law/journals/law_policy/current_issue.html

Mental abuse as traumatic as physical torture, study says Alan Zarembo, Los Angeles Times 3/6/07 “Degrading treatment and psychological manipulation cause as much emotional suffering and long-term mental damage as physical torture, researchers reported Monday. Psychiatric evaluations of 279 victims of torture and other abuses from the Balkan wars of the 1990s showed that both types of ill-treatment led to similarly high rates of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. The victims themselves rated the psychological tactics on par with the physical abuses they suffered….What mattered most, Basoglu said, was the degree to which the victim felt a loss of control.” http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/03/06/MNGT9OG3901.DTL

A Summary of “Abandoning the Body: Trauma, Eating Disorders and Dissociation” Presented by Laura Weisberg, Ph.D. October 1, 2005 By Dr. Joan Fox “….In this workshop, Weisberg, an expert in eating disorders, provided research, theory and clinical application showing the role that trauma plays as a risk factor in eating disorders. Citing the research, Weisberg pointed out that 30-61 percent of eating disordered clients report a history of some form of sexual abuse.  Sexual abuse is associated with greater comorbidity (depression, anxiety, OCD) and tends to be associated with other self-destructive behaviors (substance abuse, mutilating). While a history of abuse doesn’t indicate the actual severity of eating disorders, a history of trauma usually does suggest more disturbed eating attitudes. The variables that mediate symptom severity include interfamilial abuse, younger age at onset of the abuse, multiple episodes of the abuse, use of force and/or fear, poor maternal relationship, lack of parental reliability, and cognitive interpretation of the abuse.” http://www.nesttd.org/Weisberg%20summary.htm

Cromer, L.D. & Freyd, J.J. (2007) What influences believing abuse reports? The roles of depicted memory persistence, participant gender, trauma history, and sexism. Psychology of Women’s Quarterly, 3, 13-22. “This vignette study investigated factors that influence believing child sexual abuse disclosures. College student participants (N = 318) in a university human subject pool completed measures about their own trauma history and responded to questions about sexist attitudes. Participants then read vignettes in which an adult disclosed a history of child sexual abuse, rated disclosures for accuracy and believability, and judged the level of abusiveness. Continuous memories were believed more than recovered memories. Men believed abuse reports less than did women, and people who had not experienced trauma were less likely to believe trauma reports.” http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/traumapapers.html article at http://dynamic.uoregon.edu/~jjf/articles/cf07.pdf

Treating Abuse Today “From its inception, Treating Abuse Today (TAT) was unique in its approach to addressing treatment issues, concerns, strategies, techniques, and goals of the community of survivors of child abuse who began emerging in the 1980s. It was a platform for discussion between disciplines and across philosophical lines. Under pressure exerted by the backlash resulting in a distraction from its original mission, TAT was effectively silenced. However, its name and history remain respected and emblematic of the concerns of the professional therapy community. TAT now marks its return to its original concept as a forum for professional mental health providers, educators, journalists, attorneys, and others to address the concerns generated by survivors of extreme abuse including child abuse, child sexual abuse, ritual abuse, and others that may result in a constellation of unique and debilitating psychological and other symptoms and that demand creative and informed responses in therapy.” http://www.treatingabusetoday.org/

A Case Study Investigation of the Development and Treatment of Alter Personalities in Dissociative Identity Disorder Author Brown, Ian – Institution Edith Cowan University- Date 2006 “Abstract – Progress in the study and treatment of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) has been hampered by ideological debate regarding its validity. This is particularly the case when patient’s suffering from DID also report ritualistic abuse. Part of the difficulty has been that past studies have not established independent checks to assess whether alters are artefacts introduced by therapeutic bias. This study addressed this issue by using independent judges to test the validity of a patient being treated for DID who claimed ritualistic abuse.” http://portal.ecu.edu.au/adt-public/adt-ECU2006.0027.html

Adverse Childhood Experiences Study “Recognizing that many of the people who could benefit from the findings of the ACE Study are lay people who do not have easy access to scientific, peer-reviewed medical articles, Editor Carol A. Redding first conceptualized ACE Reporter, in October of 2002. As a result of collaboration with Vincent J. Felitti, MD, the first edition was published in April, 2003.http://www.acestudy.org/pub-acereporter.php

18% of Young Women Experience Sexual Victimization 3/13/07 “Buffalo, N.Y. – Sexual victimization can mean several things – verbal coercion to have sex with an intimate partner, rape by a stranger, a woman fondled in a bar or forced intercourse when a woman is too intoxicated to consent or object. Researchers at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions report that 18 percent of young women recruited into a study experienced sexual victimization in a two-year period. Victimization was defined as unwanted sexual contact, verbally coerced sex, rape or attempted rape. Among this group, the majority (approximately 66 percent) stated that their victimization was perpetrated by an intimate partner.” http://www.buffalo.edu/news/fast-execute.cgi/article-page.html?article=84990009

Towards a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD “Developmental trauma disorder: Childhood trauma, including abuse and neglect, is probably our nation’s single most important public health challenge, a challenge that has the potential to be largely resolved by appropriate prevention and intervention. Each year over 3,000,000 children are reported to the authorities for abuse and/or neglect in the United States of which about one million are substantiated1. Many thousands more undergo traumatic medical and surgical procedures, and are victims of accidents and of community violence (see Spinazzola et al, this issue). However, most trauma begins at home: the vast majority of people (about 80 %) responsible for child maltreatment are children’s own parents.“….“In the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study by Kaiser Permanente and the Center for Disease Control 2 , 17,337 adult HMO members responded to a questionnaire about adverse childhood experiences, including childhood abuse, neglect, and family dysfunction. 11.0% reported having been emotionally abused as a child, 30.1% reported physical abuse, 19.9% sexual abuse; 23.5% reported being exposed to family alcohol abuse, 18.8% to mental illness, 12.5% witnessed their mothers being battered and 4.9% reported family drug abuse.” http://www.traumacenter.org/Psych%20Annals%20Preprint-Developmental%20Trauma%20Disorder.pdf

A new diagnosis for childhood trauma? Some push for a new DSM category for children who undergo multiple, complex traumas. By Tori DeAngelis “Many children traverse the terrain of childhood with few major upsets. But an unfortunate number face the opposite fate, suffering repeated and often serious traumas–everything from abuse and neglect to persistent community violence to caregivers impaired by illness, alcohol or depression. No one knows how many children are affected, but one gauge is the number of children reported annually to child protection services for abuse and neglect–3 million. About 1 million of those cases are substantiated, according to a 2003 report by the Administration on Children, Youth and Families….the group is proposing a diagnosis called “developmental trauma disorder” or DTD, to capture what members see as central realities of life for these children: exposure to multiple, chronic traumas, usually of an interpersonal nature; a unique set of symptoms that differs from those of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and a variety of other labels often applied to such children.” http://www.apa.org/monitor/mar07/diagnosis.html

Low birth weight and childhood abuse linked to psychological problems later in life “New York, New York – A recent study by Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM) finds children born with low birth weight (LBW) who suffered child abuse are substantially more likely to develop psychological problems such as depression and social dysfunction in adolescence and adulthood. The study, appearing in the February 5, 2007, issue of The Archives of Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine, is the first to investigate the possible interaction between LBW and later adversity.” http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-02/tmsh-lbw_1013107.php

SMART Newsletter Issue 75 – July 2007

October 5, 2008

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Issue 75 – July 2007

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who allege they have been abused by such organizations and groups. This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.

Important: The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, the views expressed in this newsletter constitute expressions of opinion, and readers are cautioned to form their own opinions and draw their own conclusions by consulting a variety of sources, including this newsletter. Resources listed, quoted and individual articles, etc. and their writers do not necessarily support all or any of the views mentioned in this newsletter. Also, the views, facts and opinions mentioned in this newsletter are solely the opinions of the authors and are not necessarily the opinions of this newsletter or its editor.

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SMART wants to thank all those that have contributed resource information to the newsletter.

Information on next summer’s conference is available by writing us at the above address or by going to http://members.aol.com/smartnews/smart-2007-conference.htm

Announcement of Survey for Therapists, Counselors, Clergy, and Other Persons Who Have Worked Professionally With at Least One Adult Survivor of Extreme Abuse. http://extreme-abuse-survey.net (April 1 –June 30, 2007)  The Professional Extreme Abuse Survey (P-EAS) is the second in a series of online surveys* designed to explore commonalities reported by survivors of Extreme Abuse including, but not limited to, Ritual Abuse and/or Mind Control (RA/MC).  This anonymous survey is conducted privately by Thorsten Becker, Bettina Overkamp, Wanda Karriker and Carol Rutz. *Preliminary data indicate that at least 1450 individuals from 32 countries representing 6 continents responded to the first survey titled “An International Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse (EAS).”  We will be posting other preliminary EAS data (percentages of responses to each question) on the website as soon as it is calculated, hopefully by April 15.  When the EAS statistical analyses is finished the results will also be posted on the website.  In addition Carol Rutz will be presenting  the results in August at the S.M.A.R.T. conference http://members.aol.com/smartnews/smart-2007-conference.htm.

Resources and Information

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be heavy for survivors to read. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques. LMS: article from ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) for unconsentually federally funded mind control as children or adults Canada contact Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St. E. #3, Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C 1J6, lsharman@shaw.ca

Legal Information

Memories called key in abuse suits – Delaware men say they repressed recollection of priests’ molestation By Beth Miller, The News Journal 4/3/07 The debate over how humans remember, repress and recover memories may soon reach state courtrooms, as two men who say they were sexually abused by Catholic priests in Delaware pursue civil suits. If not for the recovery of long-lost memories, the lawsuits — both alleging abuses that occurred more than 20 years ago — would be prohibited by Delaware’s civil statute of limitations, a law that sets a two-year deadline for filing such claims. Both plaintiffs, Eric Eden and Douglas J. McClure, say they buried the memories of the abuses for years, making them “inherently unknowable,” a claim that can prevail over the legal time limit. To win, the men must persuade a jury that it is possible for such memories to be inaccessible and that, once recovered, their memories are valid.” “Children do what they must to survive the abuse, they say, even if it means putting it out of their minds for decades, or forever. “I see that in my young patients every day — 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who have just been abused, and the abuse is validated,” said Dr. Joy Silberg, coordinator of Trauma Disorders Services for Children at Sheppard Pratt Hospital in Baltimore. “If I ask them to try to remember that, they may say, ‘Don’t ask me. It hurts my brain.’ … They’re working at getting it out of their head. A few weeks later, they won’t tell you. … Your mind pushes it away until you can’t access it when you try.” “But proving that memories can be false does not prove that valid memories cannot be recovered. “There is not a single clinician who treats torture victims, veterans, car accident victims, rape victims, child abuse victims who has the notion that trauma does not wreak havoc with memory,” said Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, a psychiatrist who is the medical director of the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute in Brookline, Mass. http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070403/NEWS/704030349/-1/NEWS01

Pope ‘did not help girls abused by Florence priest’ By Peter Popham in Rome 4/9/07 “But there was no space in his list for the abused women of the parish of Regina della Pace (“Queen of Peace”) on the outskirts of Florence. For more than three years, these women have been trying to persuade the Church to take vigorous action against a parish priest whom they say persuaded them to have sex with him when they were minors, and continued to do so regularly for years. Confronted by their testimony, the church authorities first transferred the priest to another parish, and then out of the diocese. But he remains a priest, and has received only token punishment.” http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article2434945.ece

Italy row over Church abuse film – Pope Benedict says sexual abuse by priests has created deep wounds 5/21/07 “An Italian politician has sparked a furore by urging state broadcaster Rai to block the transmission of a controversial BBC documentary. The programme, aired in the UK in October, investigates the sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church. Italian journalist Michele Santoro has asked to purchase the rights to the film to broadcast it on his talk show. But Mario Landolfi, who heads Rai’s parliamentary oversight committee, has asked Rai to prevent its transmission. The Panorama programme, Sex Crimes and the Vatican, has been Google Italia’s most popular online video choice since a version with translated subtitles was put online. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6678753.stm

Committee OKs bill for sex crime lawsuits – Plan seeks to open window for civil cases against perpetrators by Ken Lewis Juneau Empire A bill that would create a one-year window for lawsuits against perpetrators of decades-old childhood sex crimes passed the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, despite concerns voiced by an attorney representing Alaska Jesuits. Senators gave greater weight to the victims’ accounts of their suffering than to the assertion from Anchorage attorney Jim Gorski that the proposal is “a matter best left to the law as it currently exists in the state.” “The goal of this bill is to get access to the truth for the victims,” said Sen. Lesil McGuire, R-Anchorage. http://www.snapnetwork.org/legislation/alaska_committee_oks.htm

Del. Senate Passes Bill Extending Time for Sexual Abuse Lawsuits 04/05/2007 Dover (AP) “The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously approved a bill allowing victims of child sexual abuse more time to file civil lawsuits against their alleged abusers. Senators approved the bill on a 19-0 vote after 3 1/2 hours of testimony from victims of child sexual abuse and legal experts. The bill repeals the statute of limitations in civil suits relating to child sexual abuse cases and provides a two-year window in which victims of past abuse can bring lawsuits previously barred by the current statute. “ http://www.wboc.com/Global/story.asp?S=6329489&nav=MXEF

Deployment raises abuse risk in military families 5/14/07 New York (Reuters Health) “Children in military families are at greater risk of maltreatment after a parent is deployed to conflict areas — and after the parent returns, a new study suggests. The rate of child maltreatment doubled among Texas military families in the nine months after October 2002, when Congress gave President George Bush the go-ahead to send troops to Iraq, the researchers found. “Both departures to and returns from operational deployment impose stresses on military families and likely increase the rate of child maltreatment,” Dr. E. Danielle Rentz of the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and her colleagues write in the American Journal of Epidemiology. “Such increases in child maltreatment may also extend to families at risk of being deployed.” http://www.reutershealth.com/archive/2007/05/14/eline/links/20070514elin002.html

Sudan’s young endure “unspeakable” abuse: report By Evelyn Leopold 4/19/07 United Nations (Reuters) “Children in Sudan are press-ganged, coerced to join armed groups, raped and used as forced labor or sex slaves, according to a new report by humanitarian groups. The report, Sudan’s Children at a Crossroads, concentrates mainly on Darfur, where a conflict has been raging for four years, and southern Sudan, emerging from 20 years of war. “Children in Sudan continue to endure some of the most inhumane treatment found anywhere in the world,” said Kathleen Hunt, chair of the Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, on Wednesday. “Despite the end of the war in the south and recent signs of hope for a strengthened peacekeeping force in Darfur, many Sudanese children are not faring any better than they were four years ago,” Hunt told a news conference on the report, compiled by six humanitarian organizations. While Sudan’s military continues to deny the presence of children in its ranks, the report said its representatives have acknowledged that youth from other armed groups have recently been incorporated into the government armed forces. In Darfur, most rebel and militia groups recruit children, including the pro-government Arab militias known as the Janjaweed, the rebel Justice and Equality Movement and the Sudan Liberation Army. While reports of rape and maiming are prevalent in Darfur, Sudanese girls from other areas have been forced into prostitution or into domestic service in and out of Sudan.” http:// http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article21456

Abuse of Indian children ‘common’ By Geeta Pandey BBC News, Delhi “Two out of every three children in India are physically abused, according to a landmark government study. Commissioned by the Ministry of Women and Child Development, the study says 53% of the surveyed children reported one or more forms of sexual abuse.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6539027.stm

Watchdog: Online Child Porn More Brutal By Yuxing Zheng AP 4/16/07 London “Child pornography on the Internet is becoming more brutal and graphic, and the number of images depicting violent abuse has risen fourfold since 2003, according to an Internet watchdog report published Tuesday. The British-based Internet Watch Foundation said in its annual review that it received nearly 32,000 reports of potentially illegal content on its hot line last year, marking a 34 percent increase from the previous year. “Although there is a volume issue, the worrying issue is the severity and the gravity of the images is increasing,” said the foundation’s chief executive, Peter Robbins. “We’re talking about prepubescent children being raped.” The foundation identified about 10,700 individual Internet addresses on 3,000 sites containing child pornography content. About 80 percent of the children in the abusive images are female, and 91 percent appear to be children under the age of 12, it said. More than three in five child pornography Web sites were hosted in the U.S., while nearly a third were based in Russia.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/16/AR2007041601372_pf.html

Choirmaster jailed for abusing children Steven Morris 4/26/07 Guardian Unlimited “The Church of England was today criticised for failing to report a self-confessed child abuser to police, enabling him to continue to work closely with children. Instead of contacting officers after choirmaster Peter Halliday admitted sexually abusing a boy, the church forced him to leave. The 61-year-old was then able to gain positions of trust within a prestigious church music school, where he worked alongside children and became a governor. He was today jailed for two and a half years for abusing three boys. Sentencing him at Winchester crown court, Judge Ian Pearson said it was “unfortunate” that the church had not contacted police.” http://www.guardian.co.uk/crime/article/0,,2066144,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=1

Diocese Liable For Sexual Abuse by Mo Ibrahim 05/18/07 “A Nassau jury found the Diocese of Rockville Center liable for sexual abuse Friday afternoon. The victims – a man and woman who were raped by their youth minister when they were teenagers – were awarded $11.4 million dollars in damages after the jury deliberated over the decision for eight days.” http://www.longislandpress.com/?cp=162&show=article&a_id=11958

Natives died in droves as Ottawa ignored warnings – Tuberculosis took the lives of students at residential schools for at least 40 Years Bill Curry and Karen Howlett – from Tuesday’s Globe and Mail 4/24/07 Ottawa “As many as half of the aboriginal children who attended the early years of residential schools died of tuberculosis, despite repeated warnings to the federal government that overcrowding, poor sanitation and a lack of medical care were creating a toxic breeding ground for the rapid spread of the disease, documents show. A Globe and Mail examination of documents in the National Archives reveals that children continued to die from tuberculosis at alarming rates for at least four decades after a senior official at the Department of Indian Affairs initially warned in 1907 that schools were making no effort to separate healthy children from those sick with the highly contagious disease.” http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070424.wschools24/BNStory/National/home

describes violent acts – Violence against women and the rise of ‘torture porn‘ By Kira Cochrane Standfirst- Mainstream movies are getting darker and more violent. And as Quentin Tarantino’s latest project, Grindhouse, demonstrates, the worst of the violence is often directed at women. http://www.womenone.org/faces_02052007.htm

French paedophilia appeals heard – The original trial shocked France 4/21/07 “A French appeal court has upheld the convictions of 11 people in an infamous paedophilia case but acquitted one of those convicted. Sixty-one people had been found guilty in July 2005 of abuse in the town of Angers in one of France’s biggest child sex trials. The appeal court confirmed the two ringleaders must serve 28 and 26 years. The group raped, prostituted and abused up to 45 children, some as young as six months old, over a number of years.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6580137.stm

Military sexual trauma — the new face of PTSD – Military sexual assaults — and requests for help — are on the rise By Dawn Fratangelo 5/7/07Military sexual trauma statistics – 14.5 percent of female and 0.6 percent of male OEF/OIF* veterans visiting the Department of Veterans reported military sexual trauma. — The female veterans are at four times the risk for PTSD than those with no military sexual trauma — The male veterans are at almost 3 times the risk for PTSD than male veterans with no military sexual trauma. *Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom – Source: VA Military sexual trauma support team monitering datahttp://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18494197/

Church fights effort to extend limits on child abuse charges By Zach Lowe 4/5/07 Hartford “The Roman Catholic Church is fighting a proposal that would give alleged victims of sexual abuse 10 more years to come forward to prosecute or sue offenders. The bill would increase the statute of limitations for child sex crimes to 40 years after a victim turns 18, up from 30 years under current law.” http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/local/scn-sa-abuse6apr05,0,1286626.story?coll=stam-news-local-headlines
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from LMS Member of church demands an apology – Police were called over man handing out cards By David Yonke “A member of a North Toledo parish is demanding an apology from his pastor and the bishop after police were called to stop him from handing out cards honoring slain Sister Margaret Ann Pahl. “I feel I was being harassed, and the diocese owes me an apology,” Mike Drabik, a parishioner since 1993, said yesterday. “I wasn’t doing anything evil.” Mr. Drabik said he began handing out the cards “peacefully” in front of St. Hedwig’s Catholic Church on Lagrange Street about 15 minutes before the start of the 7 p.m. Mass on Maundy Thursday, the 27th anniversary of Sister Margaret Ann’s death. The pastor, the Rev. Marek Ciesla, came out and asked him to stop. Father Ciesla said yesterday that he confronted Mr. Drabik because the parishioner was passing out literature without permission. He said several people had complained to him about Mr. Drabik’s actions. “I told him it’s private property and this is not an appropriate time to bring anything like this,” Father Ciesla said. “My business is to protect the parishioners. I didn’t know what he was passing out, but I didn’t care. The first step was not taken – he did not ask for permission.””The homemade flyers, about the size of a business card, feature a black and white photo of Sister Margaret Ann, who was strangled and stabbed to death in the sacristy of the former Mercy Hospital on April 5, 1980 – Holy Saturday that year – a day before her 72nd birthday. Toledo priest Gerald Robinson was arrested and charged with her murder in April, 2004, and convicted in Lucas County Common Pleas Court in May, 2006. The 68-year-old priest, who lived in the St. Hedwig rectory from 1989-90, is serving a 15-years-to-life sentence at Hocking Correctional Facility in southern Ohio. In addition to the photo of the slain nun, Mr. Drabik’s cards carried a caption: “Sister Margaret Ann Pahl, April 5, 1980. Ritual Abuse Victim.”” http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070407/NEWS03/704070385

from LMS – Signs honoring priest stir criticism – 5/12/07 – Schmit interfered with 1980 probe of nun’s murder, group claims By David Yonke Blade Religion Editor – On the one-year anniversary of Toledo priest Gerald Robinson’s murder conviction, a victim’s advocacy group yesterday asked the City of Toledo to remove honorary street signs that pay tribute to a deceased church leader who allegedly interfered with the original 1980 murder investigation. Claudia Vercellotti, co-coordinator of the Toledo chapter of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, asked that Mayor Carty Finkbeiner take down the signs designating a stretch of St. Clair Street “Monsignor Jerome Schmit Way.….SNAP officials said in a letter to Mayor Finkbeiner that the monsignor’s good works in the community do not outweigh court testimony that he obstructed the Robinson murder investigation. http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070512/NEWS16/705120404/-1/NEWS

from LMS Indiana Apologizes for Role in Eugenics by Ken Kusmer, AP Writer 4/13/07 Indianapolis (AP) -“An Indiana official publicly apologized for the state’s role 100 years ago in pioneering state-authorized sterilization of “imbeciles,” paupers and others it deemed undesirable. Health Commissioner Dr. Judith Monroe expressed regret on behalf of the state Thursday for its passing of the first such eugenics law. She also unveiled a historic marker that will stand across from the Statehouse. “It is one (law) that we do regret but we should not forget,” she said. In 1907, then-Gov. J. Frank Hanly signed a state law widely regarded as the first in the world to permit sterilization in a misguided effort to improve the quality of the human race. The practice was not ended until 1974. By then, Indiana had sterilized about 2,500 people; nationally, 65,000 people in 30 states were given state-authorized vasectomies, tubal ligations and other operations.” http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2007/04/13/national/a011006D33.DTL

Ritual Abuse & Torture in Australia – April 2006 Brochure http://www.freefilehosting.org/public/12651/brochure_ritualabuse_2006_1.pdf

Non-Lethal Weapons: Terms and References – INSS Occasional Paper 15 – USAF Institute for National Security Studies – USAF Academy, Colorado “Acoustic, Infrasound. Very low-frequency sound which can travel long distances and easily penetrate most buildings and vehicles. Transmission of long wavelength sound creates biophysical effects; nausea, loss of bowels, disorientation, vomiting, potential internal organ damage or death may occur. Superior to ultrasound because it is “in band” meaning that its does not lose its properties when it changes mediums such as from air to tissue. By 1972 an infrasound generator had been built in France which generated waves at 7 hertz. When activated it made the people in range sick for hours [23,302,546].” http://www.zarc.com/english/non-lethal_weapons/nlt-usaf.html

Jehovah’s Witnesses Settle Abuse Cases By Rose French – AP Writer 5/10/07 Nashville, Tenn. “A victims’ rights group released documents Thursday that showed the Jehovah’s Witnesses recently settled civil suits with 16 people who claimed they were sexually abused by church elders or that church officials failed to act on abuse allegations. The group, called silentlambs, held a news conference in Nashville to demand that the denomination change its policy for responding to sex abuse reports. Settlements were reached in late February and early March, according to court records obtained by silentlambs and posted to the group’s Web site. Fourteen of the cases were filed in California; the other two were in Oregon and Texas…..There are about 1 million Jehovah’s Witnesses in the United States, and followers are known for distributing Awake! and Watchtower magazines door-to-door. Bowen also said Jehovah’s Witnesses have a long-standing policy of not reporting molesters to police. He claims that the denomination has a secret database of accused abusers that they have not shared with law enforcement officials. “They keep putting innocent kids and unsuspecting families at risk of horrible crimes because they value their secrecy and reputations more than they value children’s safety,” Bowen said. Since establishing silentlambs in 2001, Bowen says about 7,000 people who claim they were abused have contacted his group.” http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2007/05/10/jehovahs_witnesses_settle_abuse_cases/

Jehovah’s Witnesses accused of building ‘paedophile paradisehttp://www.sundayherald.com/ By Torcuil Crichton – Sunday Herald “Scottish branch of world church alleged to have sheltered abusers and kept information from police – The Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Scotland stands accused of sheltering child abusers and keeping secret files of known paedophiles within the organisation which it refuses to share with police. After a successful prosecution over child abuse within a Jehovah’s Witnesses family in Ayrshire, Scottish police are understood to be preparing to bring a further case to court in the northeast. The Jehovah’s Witnesses church, which has six million members around the world, has been convulsed by revelations that its elders have protected sex offenders, failed to report accusations to the police and even punished children and families making accusations.” http://www.silentlambs.org/education/jwaccused.cfm

Grandmothers arrested over ‘satanic sex abuse’ Richard Owen, Rome 4/25/07 “Three women teachers were among six people arrested today accused of sedating and sexually abusing children as young as 3 at a school near Rome. The teachers — two of whom are grandmothers who had taught at the school and at Sunday school for decades — are said to have taken part in the repeated abuse of 15 children aged 3 and 5 for a year, filming them in sexual acts with satanic overtones at the teachers’ homes and in a wood. The others arrested were a woman caretaker, a former producer of children’s programmes for the state television station RAI, and a local petrol pump attendant. The television producer is married to one of the arrested teachers. The alleged abuse — in the town of Rignano Flaminio, 25 miles (40km) north of Rome — came to light when some of the children began describing their “games” to their parents. They drew pictures of a “man in black” who wore a hood and drank his own blood, and said they had played a game in which “a wolf chases a squirrel and eats it”. They were warned that if they told their parents about the “games”, they would be “taken away from their mothers by devils”. If the truth were to come out and they were asked who had taught them to perform sexual acts, they were to say “my father”. The parents also reported bruising and swelling around their children’s genital areas and that they had returned home from school in a confused state. Police say that the children were given tranquillisers and told they were sweets. The six face charges including kidnapping, indecently assaulting minors, obscene acts and group sexual assault.” http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article1706265.ece

describes crimes – Italy rocked by satanic, drug-induced sexual abuse in kindergarten – Children say they were forced in satanic sexual abuse and forced to drink blood in rituals Sara Macchitella 4/26/07 “Six persons were arrested in Rome on Wednesday accused of sexually abusing 15 children from the age of three to the age of six at the nursery school “Olga Rovere” of Rignano Flaminio, in the vicinities of Rome. They are expected to be subjected to intense interrogations on Friday. The accused persons were arrested and passed their first night in isolation in a jail in Rebibbia, close to Rome. All six were arrested and accused of a number of offences which included the abduction of minors, sexual violence within a group, sexual violence on minors under the age of 10 and obscene actions in public places.” “The little victims described the dreadful scenes saying: “In the villa where they took us, a man cut his arm and coerced us to drink his own blood which he poured in a glass, with other substances. Then they made us do a series of strange games, sort of performances with masked adults and massages to female teachers with oil”. The parents were reportedly alarmed by signs of bruising and red swelling around their children’s genital areas, as well as by the dazed and confused state in which some of them returned home from school.” http://www.maltastar.com/pages/msfullart.asp?an=11655

describes crimes – Dog’s head ‘part of ritual’ 04/18/07 Pretoria – An 18-year-old youth was arrested on Wednesday for sending a package containing the severed head of a Chihuahua dog through the post, said Pretoria police. “It apparently was related to satanic belief,” said inspector Paul Ramaloko. The Pretoria youth was handed to police by his parents on Wednesday afternoon. A urine test had revealed that the boy had drugs in his system, said Marizda Kruger, chief inspector for the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Tshwane. ‘A disturbed young man’ She said he had initially told her that he sent the dog’s head as a scare tactic to someone he had met in a chat-room on the internet. The person had apparently angered him. He later told police it was related to satanic belief.” http://www.news24.com/News24/South_Africa/News/0,,2-7-1442_2100791,00.html

describes crimes – Boy Held in ‘Satan’ Murder 4/12/07 “A One-eared teenager suspected of butchering a girl in a Satanic attack has been arrested while on the run in Spain. Jan Hertframpf, 19, a fan of ghoulish rocker Marilyn Manson, vanished after the bloodsoaked body of Carolina Bertnath, 21, was found in the bath of her student flat. She had suffered 27 stab wounds. Before her murder, Carolina went to a Satanic-themed party with Hertframpf and his friend and fellow-suspect Andreas Stranninger, 30.” http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_headline=boy-held-in–satan–murder–&method=full&objectid=18892194&siteid=66633-name_page.html

Exclusive: Did ‘Son Of Sam’ Have Help? Part I: ‘Son Of Sam’ Speaks Out 5/9/07 “”Recently, after 30 years, I received a letter from a person I remember from the past,” Berkowitz said. During our exclusive sit-down, Berkowitz revealed that letter was from a person who practiced satanic rituals with him during the time the “Son of Sam” turned his demonic beliefs into murder. When asked what the letter said, Berkowitz said, “He just asked how I was doing. It was just a very peculiar letter. It had some sayings on it that were just troublesome. I read between the lines.” When asked if it was possible this person may have been involved during the late 1970s killing spree, Berkowitz didn’t rule it out.” http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/topstories_story_129022849.html

Researcher to speak on link between CIA and multiple personality disorder By: Jennifer Heshion, Collegian Staff 4/30/07 Section: News “According to a press release on April 25, 2007 Ross will discuss “CIA and military mind control experimentation by American psychologists and psychiatrists, including the use of hypnosis, LSD, sensory deprivation and isolation and brain electrode implants and the creation of Manchurian Candidate super spies.” In “Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists,” Ross defines the Manchurian Candidate as an unwitting patient with a new identity created deliberately and implanted in the individual by the CIA. In addition, amnesia barriers are created to ensure no memory of the unethical experiments has occurred, and this person is used in simulated or actual operations. Included in Ross’ lecture will be accounts of how some experiments are used on unwitting civilians, even pregnant women and children. Ross’ research includes discovery of experimentation on terminal cancer patients, imprisoned drug addicts and sex offenders, psychiatric patients and military personnel. Ross’ lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in 227 Herter Hall at UMass and will include undergraduate research poster presentations on May 3 at 11:30 a.m. in the Tobin-Bartlett breezeway. The lecture is sponsored by UMass’s department of psychology and the Psi Chi Honor Society’s Fourth Annual Undergraduate Psychology Conference on May 2 to May 3.” http://media.www.dailycollegian.com/media/storage/paper874/news/2007/04/30/News/Researcher.To.Speak.On.Link.Between.Cia.And.Multiple.Personality.Disorder-2887107.shtml

False Shepherds: how to avoid con artists and other human wolves in shepherds’ clothing “One of the biggest and most painful problems that ritual abuse and mind control survivors encounter as they begin to recover, is that they were so brutally conditioned to obey their human controllers that they often have great difficulty relying on their own judgment.  It’s easier to rely on others to tell them what to think, do, and believe than to rely on their own judgment and gut instincts. Survivors may also feel insecure and may have alter-states that have polarized opinions, judgment, needs and mental/emotional triggers and conditioning. This web page was written by two survivors who were dangerously victimized and retraumatized by such con artists. The writers hope that this page will help fellow survivors and pro-survivors to avoid making similar mistakes in judgment.” http://naffoundation.org/False%20Shepherds.htm
Journal Articles

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International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference – July 8 – 10, 2007 – Sheraton Harborside Hotel – Portsmouth, NH For more info. http://www.unh.edu/frl/conferences/2007/ , 603-862-0767

MaleSurvivor Conferences – October 25-28, 2007 – John Jay College, New York City, New York / US “This international conference provides a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth, networking, and the dissemination of new knowledge in the area of sexually traumatized boys and men. This four-day event will feature numerous workshops for male survivors of sexual abuse, their loved ones/partners, and professionals who work with them.” http://www.malesurvivor.org/conferences.html

Social Justice: Gender and Community Resiliency – 32nd Conference on Men and Masculinity (M&M32) 19th Annual Men’s Studies Association Meeting – Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis – July 5-8, 2007 – presented by Indiana University School of Social Work – NOMAS: The National Organization for Men Against Sexism – Join NOMAS at IUPUI for a day of institutes (Friday 7/6/07), and two full days of, workshops, keynotes, cultural events and general discussion (Saturday and Sunday, 7/7 & 7/8/07) on the issues surrounding men and masculinity, social justice, gender, and community resilience in the 21st century. Contact NOMAS at info@nomas.org or visit www.nomas.org, for more information

Male Abuse Survivor Support Initiative – M.A.S.S.I. For men 18 and over who are or have been victims of childhood sexual abuse and/or sexual assault. http://www.malesurvivorlondon.com/default.php

National Organization for Women Admonishes Media for Giving Alec Baldwin a Platform for Misinformed Theories 5/3/07 “NOW is not surprised by the media giving Alec Baldwin a platform to defend his outrageous behavior toward his 11-year-old daughter, but we are concerned that he is being allowed to promote, without challenge, a discredited legal theory that could harm many women and children. The public deserves to know the truth about so-called Parental Alienation Syndrome, and responsible journalism dictates that celebrity opinion offered in self-defense be balanced by actual data and professional expert opinion. The truth is that Parental Alienation really is a dangerous and cleverly marketed legal strategy that has caused much harm to victims of abuse, especially women and children during and post divorce. This strategy, promoted actively by several “father’s rights” groups, has convinced many people, including some in the judicial system and the media, that the actions of a protective parent (usually the mother) are more harmful than the actual mistreatment inflicted by an abusive parent. The end result is public support (and an excuse) for the teary-eyed abusive parent, plus a willingness to believe that so-called parental alienation, and not the parent’s own behavior, led to the child’s anger toward that parent. Parental Alienation Syndrome (sometimes called simply Parental Alienation) is not recognized by any professional body. It is simply a legal defense (disguised as psychological phenomenon) designed by Dr. Richard Gardner in the late 1980s to protect fathers from consequences of their abuse.” http://www.now.org/issues/family/050307pas.html

Traumatic Stress Induces Brain Change in Children Michael Smith – Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco – Stanford, Calif., March 5 – Children with post-traumatic stress disorder, similar to adults, show physical changes in the brain, according to researchers here. In a pilot study of 15 children, higher PTSD scores and higher cortisol levels were significantly (P<0.05) correlated with relative decreases over time in the volume of the right hippocampus, reported Victor Carrion, M.D., of Stanford, and colleagues, reported in the March issue of Pediatrics. On the other hand, there was no correlation with changes in the left hippocampal volume, Dr. Carrion and colleagues found…..Primary source: Pediatrics Source reference: Carrion VG et al. “Stress Predicts Brain Changes in Children: A Pilot Longitudinal Study on Youth Stress, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and the Hippocampus.” Pediatrics 2007; doi:10.1542/peds.2006-2028 http://psychiatrictimes.com/psychiatryNews/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=197800148&cid=PT-news-extra-041207

Study: Kids less prone to false memories Ithaca, N.Y., 5/2/07 (UPI) “A U.S. psychological study suggests children are less prone to experiencing false memories than are adults. The finding by Cornell University psychologists Charles Brainerd and Valerie Reyna has implications for court testimony. Previous studies have indicated false memories of events were found to decrease with age throughout childhood and adolescence. In other words, as people grow into adulthood, their memory accuracy improves. But in the new research, Brainerd and Reyna discovered the incidence of false memory actually increases with age under certain circumstances. That suggests adults have less accurate memories than do children. Brainerd and Reyna said the reasoning behind the phenomenon is straightforward: Because children lack a sophisticated ability to connect the meanings of words or events, as compared with adolescents and adults, they are buffered from making the semantic relation memory mistake. The researchers said their finding might have significant implications for the credibility of child testimony. The research is detailed in the May issue of Psychological Science.” http://www.sciencedaily.com/upi/index.php?feed=Science&article=UPI-1-20070502-13490000-bc-us-falsememories.xml

Mothers File International Complaint Against the United States – On May 11, just before Mother’s Day weekend, ten mothers, one victimized child, now an adult,  leading national and state organizations filed a complaint against the United States with the Inter American Commission on Human Rights. Their petition claims that U.S. courts, by frequently awarding child custody to abusers and child molesters, has failed to protect the life, liberties, security and other human rights of abused mothers and their children. http://www.stopfamilyviolence.org/ocean/host.php?page=468

Socio-political issues pertaining to collective and individual memory.…and related topics are invited to present their papers and research at: The 2008 Pacific Sociological Association’s 79th Annual Meeting, to be held at the Portland Marriott on April 10-13 2008. Please send abstracts and contact information, or address questions to: Noel Packard at packardn@prodigy.net and visit the Pacific Sociological Association website at http://www.pacificsoc.org for more information. Deadline: September, 1, 2007

Court says Loftus actions “beyond the pale” By John Thomas – Editor Emeritus The National Psychologist – Vol. 16, No. 3 May/June 2007 Pages 1 & 5. “The California Supreme Court said that actions Elizabeth Loftus, PhD,. Took to discredit a case study article describing repressed memories may be ” considered beyond the pale” and ordered a trial to consider whether those actions constitute an invasion of privacy. The court held that there is sufficient evidence that Loftus misrepresented herself to a young woman’s foster mother in order to obtain confidential and intimate details about repressed memories of alleged sexual abuse to warrant a trial on privacy invasion issues. “We believe it is important to recognize that there are at lease some types of misrepresentations that are of such an especially egregious and offensive nature – and are quite distinguishable from the types of ruses that ordinarily may be employed in gathering news – that they properly may be considered ‘beyond the pale’ . . . even when the misrepresentation is made to friends or relatives of the subject of an inquiry who are under no legal obligation not to reveal private information,” the court found in a 5 – 2 ruling. Loftus, a University of California at Irvine professor of psychology and one of the world’s leading researchers in repressed memories, has denied that she misrepresented herself during an hours-long meeting with the former foster mother….The former foster mother said that she became suspicious during the interview with Loftus and later testified that she would never have told them some of the intimate details of her foster daughter’s life if she had known Loftus misrepresented her relationship with Corwin, with whom both she and Taus had a trusting relationship. “In our view,” the court wrote, “intentionally misrepresenting oneself as an associate or colleague of a mental health professional who has a close relationship with the person about whom one is seeking information would be a particularly serious type of misrepresentation, and one significantly different from the more familiar practice of a news reporter or investigator in shading or withholding information regarding his or her motives when interviewing a potential news source.” Further, the court added, “We believe that if a trier of fact were to find Loftus engaged in the particular type of misrepresentations alleged by (the former foster mother) the conduct properly could be found ‘highly offensive’ for purposes of the intrusion-into-private-matters tort and liability could be imposed upon Loftus.” Loftus told The National Psychologist that she is pleased that the court held all but one of the allegations lodged against her by Taus have been dismissed at the trial court level under California’s 1992 Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPP) statute, which protects actions that fall within the constitutional rights of petition and free speech. Under that statute, Loftus is entitled to be reimbursed for the costs of appealing the case to the court of appeals and the state supreme court. “I’m gratified that the vast majority of claims were dismissed and the costs of defending those claims are to be reimbursed,” she said. Loftus added that if the invasion of privacy claim goes to trial she is confident she will be able to prove the allegations made by the former foster mother are untrue.” “Ot is too bad that scholars and scientists and journalists in the future may be forced to go to trial when someone falsely claims there was a misrepresentation,” Loftus said. “Journalists have long known about the dangers of ‘source remorse,’ which is why the major media filed an amicus brief on our behalf.”….Joyanna Silberg, PhD., of Baltimore, executive vice president of the Leadership Council on Child Abuse & Interpersonal Violence, said the ruling “supports the discipline of psychology by bolstering ethical and scientific research guidelines with the added authority of law.” The Leadership Council has filed an amicus brief supporting Taus. Silberg said the behavior Loftus is accused of is outside the boundaries of any acceptable research protocol. “There are ways to do scientifically acceptable research even on case studies, but not by defrauding people to gain confidential information surreptitiously,” she added.”

from BO Memory of childhood trauma before and after long-term psychological treatment of borderline personality disorder. Kremers IP, Van Giezen AE, Van der Does AJ, Van Dyck R, Spinhoven P J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry 38:(1):1-10, 2007 “The present study investigated the consistency of self-reports of childhood
traumatic events in a sample of 50 patients with a borderline personality disorder (BPD) before and after 27 months of intensive treatment with schema focused therapy or transference focused psychotherapy. The mean number of reported sexual, physical and emotional traumatic events did not change following treatment. Test-retest correlations of the trauma-interview also indicated high stability of the total number of sexual, physical and emotional events reported.”