Issue 38 – May 2001

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Issue 38 – May 2001

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.


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 2001 – All rights reserved.

No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

Conference Information

The Fourth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be held on August 10-12,2001, S.M.A.R.T. will be holding a conference at the DoubleTree Hotel near Bradley International Airport (between Hartford, CT and Springfield, MA). Please see the conference web page at for more information or the brochure in this newsletter. We also recommend reading about conference safety and trigger management.

Please consider sponsoring survivors that are financially unable to come to the conference. Donations are not tax deductible.

Research and Information from Studies

Below please find research that I believe may show the connection between abuse and a variety of disorders and problems survivors may sometimes have.

Psychological Abuse May Cause Changes in Brain – Psychiatric News – 3/02/01 – Clinical & Research News – By Joan Arehart-Treichel “it appears as if this psychological impact can hurt the temporal lobes, important for sound and spoken language, and the limbic system–the brain’s emotional processing center….it appears as if the psychological impact of childhood physical abuse can damage the corpus callosum–the major information pathway between the two brain hemispheres….the psychological impact ensuing from childhood physical abuse appears capable of damaging the cerebellar vermis, an area of the brain involved in emotion, attention, and the regulation of the limbic system….An overview of the findings by Teicher and his colleagues, as well as of the implications of these findings for psychiatry, was published in the fall 2000 issue of Cerebrum.”

Pathways mediating sexual abuse and eating disturbance in children. Wonderlich S, Crosby R, Mitchell J, Thompson K, Redlin J, Demuth G, Smyth J Int J Eat Disord 2001 Apr;29(3):270-279 “Sexually abused children reported higher levels of eating disorder behaviors, impulsive behaviors, and drug abuse than controls.”

Fear can interrupt the continuum of memory – Harvey P J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2000 Oct Vol 69(4): 562 “Discusses how fear can interrupt the continuum of memory, as related in a personal experience of posttraumatic (car accident) amnesia characterized by memory gaps accompanied by remaining memories that were particularly vivid.”

Altered Pituitary-Adrenal Axis Responses to Provocative Challenge Tests in Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse – C. Heim, Ph.D., D. J. Newport, M.D., R. Bonsall, Ph.D., A. H. Miller, M.D. and C.B. Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D. “Early adverse life events may predispose individuals to the development of mood and anxiety disorders in adulthood, perhaps by inducing persistent changes in corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) neuronal systems…. These findings suggest sensitization of the anterior pituitary and counterregulative adaptation of the adrenal cortex in abused women without major depressive disorder. On subsequent stress exposure, women with a history of childhood abuse may hypersecrete CRF, resulting in down-regulation of adenohypophyseal CRF receptors and symptoms of depression and anxiety. Am J Psychiatry 2001;158 575-581”

Early sexual abuse and low cortisol. King JA, Mandansky D, King S, Fletcher KE, Brewer J Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2001 Feb; 55(1):71-4 “Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health disorder precipitated by a stressful event that produces fear or terror in the individual. Post-traumatic stress disorder studies, particularly in early sexual abuse, have been associated with neuroendocrine dysfunction, most notably the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis….The present study shows that subjects who had been abused within the last couple of months had significantly lower cortisol in comparison to control subjects…The data suggest that children may have an impaired HPA axis after early trauma.”

Rorschach correlates of sexual abuse: Trauma content and aggression indexes. Kamphuis JH, Kugeares SL, Finn SE J Pers Assess Oct 75(2):212-224, 2000 “clients with definite sexual abuse scored significantly higher than clients known not to be sexually abused on J.G. Armstrong and R.J. Loewenstein’s (1990) Trauma Content index (TC/R)…Although TC/R was strongly associated with the presence and severity of sexual abuse, it could not discriminate sexually abused from nonsexually abused clients with great accuracy. The TC/R score is one factor among many that can be used to assess the validity of clients’ claims of past sexual abuse.”

Child sexual abuse and later disordered eating: A New Zealand epidemiological study. Romans SE, Gendall KA, Martin JL, Mullen PE Int J Eat Disord 2001 May; 29(4):380-92 “CSA women with ED (CSA+ED) were compared with CSA women without ED (CSA-noED) and with CSA women with anxiety and/or depression (psychiatric comparison group). RESULTS: Higher rates of EDs in women who have experienced CSA were confirmed in this study.”

Child sexual abuse as a predictor of psychiatric co-morbidity and its implications for drug and alcohol treatment. Jarvis TJ, Copeland J Drug & Alcohol Dependence 1997 Dec 49(1):61-69, 1997 “Explores the association between child sexual abuse (CSA) and psychological co-morbidity among 180 women (aged 16-69 yrs) receiving either drug and alcohol treatment or CSA counseling….Results show that Ss reported elevated levels of anxiety, somatisation, and dissociation but not depression. Higher rates of self-harm, eating disorders and sexual dysfunction were also reported by CSA survivors. Women with a history of both CSA and substance abuse were more likely to have attempted suicide than other women.”

Childhood sexual abuse and bulimic behavior in a nationally representative sample. Wonderlich SA, Wilsnack RW, Wilsnack SC, Harris TR Am J Public Health 86(8, Pt 1):1082-1086, 1996 “representative national sample of 1,099 US women… Findings suggest that childhood sexual abuse is a risk factor for bulimic behavior. Between one-sixth and one-third of the cases of significant bulimic disturbance could be attributed to childhood sexual abuse.”

Childhood sexual abuse and women’s substance abuse: National survey findings. Wilsnack S C, Vogeltanz ND, Klassen AD, Harris TR J Studies Alcohol May 58(3): 264-271, 1997 “national survey of women’s drinking, 1,099 US women (aged 21 yrs & older) were asked about sexual experiences occurring before age 18….Results… indicated that women with histories of CSA were significantly more likely than women without CSA histories to report recent alcohol use, intoxication, drinking-related problems and alcohol dependence symptoms; lifetime use of prescribed psychoactive drugs and illicit drugs; depression and anxiety; pain that prevented intercourse; and consensual sexual intercourse before age 15.”

Sexual abuse and sexual risk behaviors of minority women with sexually transmitted diseases. Champion JD, Shain RN, Piper J, Perdue ST West J Nurs Res 2001 Apr; 23(3):241-54 “Sexually abused women were more likely to have lower incomes, earlier coitus, STD history, currently abusive partners, new sex partners, anal sex, and bleeding with sex, placing them at increased risk for STD reinfection and HIV.”

A validational study of the Structured Interview of Symptoms Associated with Sexual Abuse (SASA) using three samples of sexually abused, allegedly abused, and nonabused boys. Wells R, McCann J, Adams J, Voris J, Dahl B Child Abuse Negl 1997 Dec 21(12): 1159-1167 “In comparison with the nonabused boys, the sexually abused boys were significantly more likely to demonstrate sudden emotional and behavioral changes, frequent stomach aches, more knowledge about sex and sexual activities than expected for their age, unusual aggressiveness toward playmate or toy’s private parts, crying easily, difficulty getting to sleep, and a change to poor school performance.”

Qualities of a Therapist article

This was sent to us by a survivor, T.S.

Someone who sees me as a person, not a “patient.”

Someone who respects the fact that I am informed, intelligent, and the one who has the last say on what’s right for me.

Someone with a sense of humor, not only to laugh with me, but to laugh at themselves occasionally.

Someone who will continue with me even if they’re not getting as much money as they would if my insurance hadn’t run out for the year.

Someone who walks with me in the healing journey, and who knows enough about being a therapist to be able to offer guidance, but not to control the process.

Someone who is honest.

Someone who genuinely cares about me and likes me (I can always tell when there is a real connection vs. seeing me as “just another client”). I need to feel that personal connection, like I matter to them.

Someone who accepts me no matter what I’m feeling or no matter what I say or how I say it.

Someone who has done their own healing so that they do what they do because they care about people, instead of being unhealed and “needing to be needed.”

Someone who knows their own boundaries and makes that clear to me, instead of not having boundaries and then blaming me for crossing them.

Someone who can listen to me when I’m angry with them, and not react right away.

Someone who is available in case of crisis, or even “mini-crisis.”

Someone who respects my spiritual beliefs.

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.

Please also note. 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.

Survivor Resources

The pro-survivor news list is for those interested in receiving information about resources and research to help those recovering from ritual abuse and mind control. This list is for those that believe in the existence of recovered memory, mind control and ritual abuse. This is not a list for survivor support or sharing survivor stories and/or issues. Anyone with an acceptable user name will be able to become a member. However, posts will be moderated. This will be a public list with archives. To subscribe, go to or write, questions write (Please note: egroups is now yahoogroups.)

Pro-survivor list (an E-mailing list group) will help provide information for survivors of ritual abuse and mindcontrol. This is not a list for skeptics or those that do not believe in the existence of mind control or ritual abuse. If interested, please register at: After registering, we will send you a questionnaire developed by list members to fill out. This questionnaire is to let prospective members know about the guidelines and policies of the list and to help us keep the list safe for survivors. (Please note: egroups is now yahoogroups.)

Harvard Society for Law & Public Policy, Inc. Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy – Spring, 1999 – 22 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 523 The Guilty and the “Innocent”: an Examination of Alleged Cases of Wrongful Conviction from False Confessions by Paul G. Cassell – “According to the authors(Leo and Ofsche), in twenty-nine of these cases the false confession resulted in the wrongful conviction of an innocent person.” “examines nine of these twenty-nine cases in detail. Based on review of original trial court records and other similar sources, the part concludes that each of these nine persons were, in all likelihood, entirely guilty of the crimes charged against them.” “Leo and Ofshe rely in large measure on secondary sources for the descriptions of the evidence against the defendants in their collection….For many cases, court records are available only in the local courthouses where the trial took place, while media accounts are often readily accessible in computerized databases. Relying on secondary sources, however, poses the risk of inaccurate recounting of the evidence. Examining primary sources for the cases in Leo and Ofshe’s collection reveals that this is a very real problem.” “The problems with the subjective determination of “innocence” in the Leo-Ofshe collection, like similar problems elsewhere, suggests that reliance on second-hand sources combined with understandable enthusiasm for the enterprise of discovering miscarriages may produce more such cases than really exist.” “Only a relative handful of Leo and Ofshe’s cases would satisfy the criterion of undisputed wrongful conviction.”

Seventh Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference – Are Children’s Reports of Sexual Abuse Minimized or Ignored ? If so, why ? 4/7/01 – Veteran’s Memorial Center, Davis, CA. – call 1-800-441-7886 or e-mail for more info.

British police discover more child abuse horror on internet – By Jeremy Laurance, Health Editor 2/21/01 “British detectives are trying to close a website showing pictures of a man eating a dismembered baby, further evidence of the extent of child abuse and exploitation published on the internet. Scotland Yard is talking with the FBI in the US in an effort to close the website, based in California, which has been linked with the ritual abuse of children.”

A list of books and information about self injury is at :

Kingstons Say Family Persecuted – Toddler dies of injuries. Spokesman attacks reporting of incident – by Kevin Cantera – Salt Lake Tribune – 1/20/01 – “The girl fell from a chair while her 26-year-old baby sitter was in another room, said Elden Kingston, who said he is a spokesman for the family.” “During emergency surgery, with a police officer in attendance, a doctor said, “They beat . . . this girl,” according to court records. The doctor told police that the girl’s injuries “were consistent with blunt-force trauma.” In 1999, John Daniel Kingston, a prominent member of the 1,000-member clan, was convicted of second-degree felony child abuse after beating his 16-year-old daughter. The teen was punished after trying to escape a prearranged polygamous marriage to his brother, the girl’s uncle. The uncle, David O. Kingston, was convicted of one count of incest and one count of unlawful sexual contact with the girl.”

“A farewell is absent at church hit by scandal – By Farah Stockman and Yvonne Abraham, Globe Staff, 2/24/01 – MIDDLETON – “The Rev. Jon C. Martin, pastor at St. Agnes Church, where Christopher Reardon allegedly molested dozens of boys, has resigned his post. In the days following the arrest of Reardon, Martin’s trusted youth ministries coordinator, on what eventually became 131 child molestation and pornography charges…” “

Pentagon Unveils Plans for a New Crowd-dispersal Weapon – by James Dao – Washington, March 1 — the Pentagon Today Unveiled What Some Military Officials Hope Will Become the Rubber Bullet of the 21st Century: a Weapon That Uses Electromagnetic Waves to Disperse Crowds Without Killing, Maiming Or, Military Officials Say, Even Injuring Anyone Slightly. Http://

Short of Deadly Force – Pentagon Reveals Non-Lethal Energy Weapon – Washington, 3/1/01 — The Pentagon today revealed a weapon technology that projects a high energy beam to stun, incapacitate, disorient or stop, but not kill enemies.

For links with information on the possible connections between the Freemasons and the Jehovah’s Witnesses, (some may be triggering):

Number of suspected child molestation victims climbs to 27 – Mike Henderson and Anjeanette Damon, 3/1/01 – “The number of suspected child-molestation victims at a Reno preschool has climbed to 27 as authorities said Wednesday that a worker has provided more details about the sexual attacks, his inability to stop and how he videotaped some assaults.”

Teen sues DeMolay organization over molestation by leader -The lawsuit claims the boys organization knew or should have known about the sexual proclivities of one of its leaders. – By Anita Kumar – St. Petersburg Times, 2/23/01 – A teenager is suing a worldwide boys organization whose youth leader in St. Petersburg was sentenced to life in prison for molesting 14 teenagers he supervised.

Reports of child abuse in Iowa rise 20% in 00 – Data show 14 of every 1,000 kids in Iowa were victims in 2000. – by Clark Kauffman – 03/06/01…. almost 10,000 children victimized by abuse last year.

Seeking other survivors of sexual abuse in Oklahoma, California with Oklahoma connections, Ark. with OK connections. SP PO Box 6521, Norman, OK 73070 As always, please use caution when contacting any resource in this newsletter.

“Shriners lose liquor licence after party – Strippers, lewd sex acts: Police investigate Manitoba group after allegations of prostitution at event – 3/9/01 – Les Perreaux, National Post – Liquor authorities in Manitoba have permanently cut off a group of Winnipeg Shriners following a wild party”

The Dark Tunnels of McMartin – By: Dr. Roland C. Summit – Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4), Spring 1994 is available online at and

I am looking for other survivors or anyone who has knowledge of (alleged) ritual abuse that occurred during the 1950’s-60’s at Miss Powers Kindergarten in Randolph, Massachusetts. Please contact me through S.M.A.R.T.

Dark thoughts – Freud may have been right: people can suppress memories – “Michael Anderson and Collin Green of the University of Oregon in Eugene asked 32 people to memorise a list of 50 or so simple pairs of words…The volunteers were then presented with the first word and asked either to recall the second or banish it from their minds for four seconds. Volunteers were asked to suppress the second word between zero and 16 times. The researchers found that volunteers were much less able to recall words that had been repressed many times – even when they were offered money to remember.”

also see “Manipulating Memory Study: Humans Can Suppress Unwanted Thoughts” By Willow Lawson

Study of Mind’s Ability to Repress Backs Freud, AP – NY Times – 3/15/01, “In the rat study, Tracey Shors of Rutgers University said rats were not as likely remember the connection between two events separated by time if given a drug that cuts the production of neurons in the hippocampus, an area of the brain used in the formation of some types of memory. Eighteen rats were given the drug. The brains of both rats and humans have a hippocampus, and the study is the first to show in mammals that new neurons are used in memory formation, though previous work has shown the connection in birds, the researcher Shors said.”

Reports of Child Abuse & Neglect Grew 33 Percent in the 1990s – Rate of Growth in Reports Slowed Substantially in Last Half of the Decade – WASHINGTON, D.C., March 13, 2001 – “In the last decade …, the number of children reported as abused or neglected in the United States grew by 33 percent to reach a level of 3,244,000, according to a report released today by Prevent Child Abuse America.”

Complex PTSD – A National Center for PTSD Fact Sheet – By Julia M. Whealin, Ph.D.

Vatican denies ‘priests abuse of nuns’ report – “The Vatican has denied a report in the National Catholic Reporter that says sexual abuse of nuns by priests is a serious problem. The article is based on five reports by senior members of women’s religious orders and a priest going back to 1994. The National Catholic Reporter said the reports have been discussed at top Vatican levels.”

Dr. Richard Gardner: A Review of His Theories and Opinions on Atypical Sexuality, Pedophilia, and Treatment Issues by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP Please note: I do not agree with Gardner’s ideas. “Richard A. Gardner, M.D., is a prominent forensic expert with an extensive career of evaluating children, especially during custody disputes between parents.” “Gardner (1992, p. 588) does not believe in doing therapy with fathers who deny committing sexual molestation. If father desires treatment, the therapist should focus on enhancing his self-esteem. This is accomplished by helping him to appreciate that “there is a certain amount of pedophilia in all of us” and that “pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world”(Gardner 1992, ppi.592-3).” “Gardner’s Views on Pedophilia – “The sexually abused child is generally considered to be the victim,” though the child may initiate sexual encounters by ‘seducing’ the adult.” “Gardner (1991, p. 118) suggests that Western society’s is “excessively moralistic and punitive” toward pedophiles.” Published in Jan/Feb 1998 (Vol 8, No. 1) issue of Treating Abuse Today. Back issues can be obtained from S.A.V.E., P.O. Box 3030, Lancaster, PA 17604-3030.

The Evidence for Parental Alienation Syndrome: An Examination of Gardner’s Theories and Opinions by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP, Paralegal “It should be noted that Gardner’s views on pedophilia are at odds with the scientific research on child sexual abuse which has consistently and conclusively shown the negative long-term effect of sexual abuse on children.” Printed in Treating Abuse Today, 8(2), Mar/Apr 1998, pp 25-34 by Survivors And Victims Empowered (SAVE), P.O. Box 3030, Lancaster, PA 17604-3030,

Cardinal Law sees no evil – “Sex-abuse victims of former priest John Geoghan charge that Cardinal Bernard Law was told of Geoghan’s criminal activity as early as 1984 but did nothing to stop it. Now they want to know why.”

Credibility and further psychological problems of young children as witnesses in criminal justice procedures: A case study [article in German] Niebergall G, Sporer SL, Warnke A Z Kinder Jugendpsychiatr 1995 Mar 23:1 44-55 “The main emphasis is on general and specific credibility, identification of people associated with the crime, suggestibility and probabilities related to guessing, perceptual and memory performance, and minimization of emotional sequelae in children who are witnesses to violent crimes. The authors conclude that preschool children can be reliable witnesses in preliminary hearings and court proceedings.”

This may heavy for survivors of abuse. Ketamine, drug research information – “continued studies into underlying psychological mechanisms of ketamine psychedelic therapy (KPT) – Evgeny Krupitsky, M.D., Ph.D., and A.M. Burakov, M.D. “Since 1985, we have been conducting special studies of the underlying biochemical, neurophysiological and psychological mechanisms of KPT with alcoholics in order to explain its high rate of clinical efficacy for the treatment of alcohol dependency.”

Government Research into ESP & Mind Control – By T. Porter – “Hypnosis, drugs, and psycho-surgery; separately and combined, were the tools of this quest for the ultimate truth serum on the one hand, and the capability to create an agent who could not have his or her mission tortured out of them, or even be aware that they were carrying secret information given to them in an altered state of consciousness. More and more sophisticated drugs were experimented with, such as LSD, Ketamine, and Psilocybine.”

Scientists Test Hallucinogens for Mental Ills – By Sandra Blakeslee – 3/13/01 “Hallucinogenic drugs like LSD and peyote ….are increasingly drawing the interest of neurologists and psychiatrists who want to test the idea that they may be valuable tools in treating a range of mental disorders.”

Mind Control Operations at Stanford Research Institute – Lloyd Miller – 1. CIA Mind Control Operations at Stanford Research Institute by Alex Constantine – Concrete evidence that electronic mind control was an object of study at SRI was exposed by the Washington Post in 1977: “When the Navy awarded a contract to the Institute,… ELF and mind control.

Human Identification at a Distance – (Humanid) – Proposer Information Pamphlet (PIP) – 2/10/00 – “The 1997 Defense Science Board’s Summer Study Task Force report – “DoD Responses to Transnational Threats” – stated that advanced technologies were needed for enhanced and extended perimeter security to U.S. facilities…. The goal of the Human ID program is to develop and demonstrate advanced surveillance methods that will automatically detect, recognize, and identify individuals from a distance and alert operators to any potential security concerns.”

Smile, You’re On Scan Camera – by Julia Scheeres – 3/14/01 – When football fans learned that their faces were scanned and compared to mugshots of common criminals at this year’s Super Bowl, many were outraged…..In the United States, face scans are used by casinos to look for cheats; law enforcement to digitalize mug shots; welfare departments to look for double-dippers…. Israel’s Ministry of Defense uses facial scanning to monitor movement along the Gaza Strip….London uses them to remotely patrol the streets. Mexico and Uganda use them to register voters….The facial scans work by converting images into numerical codes that can be easily stored and searched in large databases….It …started with …the FERET program, a Department of Defense initiative in the early 1990s to determine the viability of using algorithms to measure faces. A handful of universities were selected to work on the $6.5 million program.”,1294,42317,00.html

Allegations of Mormon improprieties are at

Annie McKenna’s S.M.A.R.T. Presentation 2000, Scrapbook Therapy with pictures, is at

This may be very triggering for survivors, so please use caution at this site. This site includes pictures of alleged perpetrators.

This may be heavy for survivors of abuse. Remnants of Secret Society Pose a Mystery Across the U.S. Skeletons found in old lodges of Odd Fellows – Maria Glod, Washington Post “In recent years, the discovery of Odd Fellows skeletons has sparked police investigations in Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Nebraska. In Oklahoma, the remains prompted a work crew to flee in terror.” “, a longtime Odd Fellow from New York, still remembers his initiation more than 50 years ago. He hesitates to reveal too much but speaks of passwords and a skeleton that “wasn’t to be seen by anybody until you take the degree.” “The Independent Order of the Odd Fellows dates to 17th-century England… The first American lodge opened in Baltimore in 1819.”

“Acres of Skin – Human Experiments at Holmesburg Prison – A True Story of Abuse and Exploitation in the Name of Medical Science,” by Allen M. Hornblum pub by Routledge, 29 West 35th St. NY, NY 10001, ISBN 0-415-91990-8 “Kligman violated the Hippocratic injunction to do no harm to the test subjects under his care…Research ethics, which should have been a core element of their program were deemphasized…as the years passed and troubling aspects of that research program began to receive media attention, the university (University of Pennsylvania) was not prepared to jetison Dr. Kligman and his …prison research…Kligman brought in …millions of dollars.” (P. 238-239)

Cheryl Hersha’s (co-author of “Secret Weapons – Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage” by Cheryl and Lynn Hersha with Dale Griffis, Ph D. and Ted Schwartz. New Horizon Press, P O Box 669 Far Hills, NJ 07931 – ISBN 0-88282-196-2, review in SMART Issue #37.) Response to: “Secret Weapons: Whitewashing CIA Mind Control Atrocities,” by Uri Dowbenko is at

Cheryl Hersha, author/survivor of the book, Secret Weapons: Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage, has requested to hear from any child survivor of MKUltra who would be interested in a class-action lawsuit against the CIA. She has also initiated a “witness” program to gather accounts from people who either worked with or witnessed the use of children in MKUltra. Accounts need to include the facts: who, what, when, where and why. Witnesses may remain anonymous. These may be sent to ACHES-MC, S.M.A.R.T., or Ms. Hersha; please place “Witness Account” at the top of your letter, but do not place this indicator on your envelope or subject heading in order to prevent alleged “tampering.” As always, questions or comments on the book are welcome. Cheryl Hersha e-mail: P.O. Box 4241 Chino Valley, AZ 86323

ACHES – MC : U.S. Contact: Patty Rehn 1972 NE 3rd St. PMB # 131 Bend, Or. 97701, Canada Contact: Lynne Moss-Sharman 230 Miles St. E. #3 Thunder Bay, Ont. P7C1J6 Canada

As always, please use caution contacting any resource in this newsletter.

Dreamland Special: Children Dreamland Special: Children In Trouble. Kids Who Kill and Kids Used in Cold War Spy Programs – 3/25/01 – An interview with Secret Weapons co-author Cheryl Hersha This may be very triggering, please use caution

What Did the C.I.A. Do to Eric Olson’s Father? – by Michael Ignatieff – “for a quarter of a century, a close friend of mine, a Harvard classmate, has believed that the CIA murdered his father, a United States government scientist….On June 11, 1975, The Washington Post revealed that a commission led by Vice President Nelson Rockefeller had discovered that “a civilian employee of the Department of the Army unwittingly took LSD as part of a Central Intelligence Agency test” and “developed serious side effects.””

The Olson File – A secret that could destroy the CIA – by Kevin Dowling and Phillip Knightley – “in 1975 the Rockefeller Commission, …to examine the extent of the CIA’s illegal domestic operations, revealed that an unnamed army scientist had died after CIA experts, experimenting with mind-bending drugs, had secretly slipped him a dose of potent LSD. During the ensuing uproar, the scientist was identified as Frank Olson….CIA director, William Colby, held a lunch for Mrs. Olson and Eric in his office at the CIA, apologised and gave them the CIA file on the case. According to the file, Olson had suffered a “chemically-induced psychotic flashback” a week after he had been slipped the dose of LSD. So a CIA doctor, Richard Lashbrook, had been deputed to look after Olson until he was normal again.” The article discusses alternative theories to Olson’s death to the one commonly known.

The Sexual Assault Victims Advocacy Service (SAVAS) Prince William County’s Rape Crisis Center – 6th Annual “Speak-Out” Against Child Abuse. Where Survivors Learn They Are Not Alone, And Share The Healing Journey Through Speaking, Music, Art, Poetry and Dance (Counselors Available) 4/28/01, Buchall Methodist Church, Manassas, Virginia, 6 – 9 PM, for info : SAVAS offices at: Woodbridge – 703-497-1192, Manassas – 703-361-2634

Is the reexperience of painful emotion therapeutic? Littrell J Clin Psychol Rev 1998 Jan;18(1):71-102 “Good supporting evidence is found for the effectiveness of behavioral exposure therapies where the duration of emotional exposure is carefully controlled, as well as for the salutary impact of talking or writing about trauma by normally functioning individuals. On the other hand, studies evaluating the impact of experiencing and expressing painful emotion in an unstructured fashion with clinical samples suggest that the process can be harmful.”

Father Indicted in Alleged Molestation 40 Years Ago – Daughters accuse ex-Antioch resident – Charlie Goodyear, Chronicle Staff Writer – 4/11/01 “A Contra Costa grand jury has indicted a 73-year-old former Antioch man who allegedly molested his daughters more than 40 years ago and is now being charged under a state law allowing the prosecution of old sex crimes.”

The Power of Prevention Conference 2001, May 7-9, 2001, Holiday Inn Select, Koger South Conference Center in Richmond. Organized by Prevent Child Abuse Virginia. Speakers include : Terry Tafoya, Ph.D., Maria Hinojosa and Dr. Stephen J. Bavolek. For more info: PCAV, 4901 Fitzhugh Avenue, Suite 200, Richmond, VA 23230, 804-359-0716, e-mail

This may be heavy for survivors to read.

A Nation Betrayed – The True Story of Secret Cold War Experiments Performed on Our Children – The Chilling Story of an Innocent Population Used as Guinea Pigs by its Own Government. Preface of upcoming book about CIA programs Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA, by Carol Rutz