Issue 46 – September 2002

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Issue 46 – September 2002

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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The Sixth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference will be from August 8 – 10, 2003 at the DoubleTree near Bradley International Airport, Windsor Locks, CT. Sponsored by: S.M.A.R.T. Internet conference information is at:

Safety Precautions by C. A. Beck (co-author of “Secret Weapons – Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage” by C.A. Beck aka Cheryl Hersha and Lynn Hersha with Dale Griffis, Ph D. and Ted Schwarz. New Horizon Press, ISBN 0-88282-196-2) This may be heavy for survivors.

Keep your hands free from bags while walking – use a cart if possible to move your bags with. Bags are expendable, you are not. Also, realize, if you’re a trained assassin or courier, you will have more than adequate self-defense skills that will kick in on your behalf if necessary – and walk/talk in that confidence. I have done this more than once when somebody much bigger or stronger than I has threatened my safety/body. It’s in my calm, steady tone, eyes, and slow movement into a “ready” stance that has worked for me. After they pose their threat, I just reply, “well, if you make a move, I’ll just have to take you out…” or some such, “go ahead make my day” reply. Then you just stand and stare them down. Time stops there – you are in no hurry to go anywhere until after they back down and leave. Keep in mind that someone stopped dead in their tracks in a flow of travelers will also draw attention to you quite quickly – which they do not want to happen.

A little flash disposable camera works well in ‘peoples’ faces, as does a running mini tape recorder in the breast pocket – or a reasonable fake one. They also really hate it when you smile and wave and wink at ’em rather than getting the least bit ruffled. A small travel-sized container of baby powder/talcum, (or sock)etc…can be kept in pocket for a fluff in their face: clouding eyes, making them sneeze, and “marking them”…faking a seizure is a good attention getter for Good Sams, and to repel aggressors. Don’t allow yourself to get bunched up in crowds, but do stay among crowds. Remember you can loudly run into a “long-lost friend or relative” embracing them and having a scene with them to scare off tails – or invent a fictitious celebrity to recognize and shout after to get their autograph.

I know you are very, very creative…this should give you some ideas. Stand out in a crowd – bright clothes vs. mundane, as you would already be spotted by a tail, bright clothes would be easy to spot if anyone noticed you in a struggle with someone – help could then spot you easily.

Respond in a “foreign” language to anyone who makes a beeline for you to ask directions, etc… there are plenty of others in the crowd they can get help from if they are legit – don’t take on any responsibility but for yourself and safe passage. Period. And always, always walk with your head held high, chin up, and making eye contact with everyone oncoming. Even if you get apprehensive, keep your stride confident, yet casual – never let them see ya sweat, so to speak. No matter how much of an “earthquake” is going on inside if you believe you’re being followed, stay calm, and suspend time pressures. If you were heading for a lone stairwell, or other isolated area, swing round and go sit down with a cup of coffee or something. They are the ones on a timed assignment – you change the rules. Fake phone calls can work too. Another effective tool is to turn the tables and make them your target. A small pocket pad and pen can be whipped out to start “taking notes” on them, or sketching them…be very obvious you are studying them – they bug out on that one easily.

When I got tailed in the Seattle airport, I had a heap of fun making the too noticeable idiot a nervous wreck – so much so, he never turned the page of the newspaper he was “reading” in the 20 min. we sat waiting to board. He sat in first class on the plane, of course, he was obviously sweating and agitated, I “accidently” bumped his arm, smiled and winked. His face turned bright purple with anger and I laughed my ass off back to my coach seat. He was nowhere to be found after we landed.

Keep in mind that a former victim now remembering is a dangerously noticeable and unpredictable target in a crowded area – as they do not know from one day to the next what programming has unraveled, and what is intact. Most of their very public antics are just to intimidate and harass.

If you feel a “trigger” sensation shoot through your body, grab your left wrist tightly, or press it down on a hard surface. This is a “hold” touch cue – keeping the present personality from switching. Do not touch your forehead or rub your eyes even if the compulsion is there. A universal touch trigger seems to be a squeeze between your neck and left shoulder on top. Don’t let strangers maneuver themselves to access that point. A whistle is a nice addition to a necklace or key chain while traveling as well…and keys between knuckles are a nice addition to a knuckle sandwich if needed. I would guess all of we MKUltra survivors have been well trained in hand to hand combat. However, it’s good to brush up on moves now and then to keep your confidence level up, and reassure fearful or vulnerable personalities, like “littles,” that you are a competent, aware adult. My kids are older, so I have taught and practiced moves with them. An agreement among personalities that a strong, protector alter gets to be the sole personality in control if a threat is perceived has been a very effective tool for me. In that way, fearful parts can hide safely away, and you will be able to walk in awareness and confidence, without having to battle inside yourself with overcoming fearful emotions.

Finally, remember their only real power is secrecy. You have the right to enjoy traveling and meeting new people. I find people fascinating, and always engage myself in conversation with someone standing in lines, seated in buses, planes, etc… Not only will you have a great time, but you will also have instant allies surrounding you if you’re part of a group, rather than being self-isolated. I’ve never had to use physical force with “tails” or “perps,” a simple conveyance of the fact that I know who they are and what they’re up to via methods discussed above has sufficed.

Truth vs. the Lie: My Matrix Programming Revealed by C.A.Beck This may be very heavy for survivors. You may want to read this with a support person.

As a survivor of MKUltra’s Monarch Program, I had a “diamond matrix inside my head” of how alters and memories were stored and ordered with strict rules and regulations pertaining to its navigation. At the tender age of six years, I believed this matrix had been bored into my head through an elaborate programming session in which drugs, torture, and electric shock had been used; thus, I came to believe it was an actual physical construct inside my head.

The truth is, whatever is in our “head,” is stored there by our own creative imagination in order to survive. The programmers could not actually place these things physically into our head. What they did do, was create the overwhelming trauma that compelled us to incorporate the lie of the matrix, with all its complexities and confusion.

My matrix was a diamond which could be opened at the middle front, each side opening outward – as you would open French patio doors. Now open, the matrix resembled a butterfly (Monarch program construct), with my body, the alpha core, in the center. This front side was the “open access” side; if ever I began remembering the RA/MC abuse, I would remember everything stored in the facets of this side only.

My front side, as is common to the matrix program, contained the memories and alters of ritual abuse. The facets of the diamond are mirror-like, taking one image (traumatic memory or alter), and making it multiply by dozens. Thus, the pain, confusion, and task of working through the trauma seems too overwhelming, with no way out – like a house of mirrors. Here I wandered, believing I had to figure out the complex belief systems of the RA I suffered, such as the Kabbalah, Rosicrucianism, Freemasonry, and the like. The more knowledge I acquired, the further away from true healing I became. The open access side is “open,” because it is there to insure the survivor will wander lost inside for a lifetime, without ever getting to the memories and alters stored in the back side of the matrix. This, for me, was called, “The Dark Side of the Moon.” It was in the dark side that the MC alters and memories were stored. I was never meant to get there, and true to the Monarch programming, there was an intense fear that my family and I would be killed if I transgressed the “law” of the matrix, and began remembering the government abuse – much less break the silence in therapy.

Thankfully, it slowly got from my “head knowledge” as an adult, into my “knower” (heart/mind), that there was no literal construct in my head. The mirror-like facets were actually child-alter fragments doing the job they needed to do to keep us alive. All the rules and regulations, magnified traumas, threats, internal perps, etc… were all internally created by me, not the programmers; thus, these were all pieces of me, doing a job that would prevent further torture, and keep me from getting killed. In other words, doing whatever needed to be done to insure my survival.

It was the wisdom and knowledge I gained from the late Valerie Wolf, M.S.W., that now resonated within my “knower”; to paraphrase: “whether it’s a “good” job or a “bad job,” it’s all done to insure your survival and keep you from further harm.” As my teenage daughter would say, “it’s all good.” In this life-changing moment, I finally “got it.” All the facets and mirrors were just traumatized kids doing a job. I congratulated them all on their outstanding jobs – well-done, and promoted them to integrating with my main protector alter, Sarge, to which they readily agreed. Certainly being a big, strong Army helicopter pilot with extensive combat training and weapons that would “take out” anyone that threatened us, is much more an exciting job to a six-year-old than being a helpless mirror. The “matrix” dissolved in that instant, freeing up all the remaining kids I had not already integrated in therapy. All were shuttled to my internal “safe place” to wait their turn to tell their story and integrate. Without the facets, those alters were only a relatively small number, and the rest of integration went very rapidly, and mostly spontaneously.

The truth is: survivors of RA/MC are incredibly intelligent, creative and resourceful human beings who overcame evil adults even as very small children. I marvel at the triumph of our spirits, and the amount of creative intelligence, with all its intricate checks and balances, that we maintain for decades to insure our survival. I hate the term “Dissociative Identity Disorder,” as if it is a “mental illness”; it should be more like: Triumphant Dissociative Identity Survival Mechanism, or some such term. It’s your brain, it’s your heart, it’s your extraordinary will to survive and undefeatable spirit that got you this far. The only thing “they” did was commit the most abhorrent evils known to mankind, thinking themselves to be gods…and all along, they could not even begin to outsmart we the children! Hah! And, that, my precious, amazing fellow survivors, is the truth! C.A.Beck

Letter from a Subscriber  (Please use caution while reading this. All accusations are alleged.)

I address this letter to all those who are strong enough in their recovery from their abuse by Masons to come to action on behalf of ourselves and all those who continue to suffer. We have courageously joined together on web sites such as SMART, sharing pieces of our stories, giving glimmers of the horrors we have suffered by the hands of an ancient and still revered organization. We seek information, validation and healing from each other in a world of skeptics that scoff at our pain, implying there is some collective delusion that gives birth to our wild tales. We are shamed and silenced not only by the insidious programming of our torturers but also by the coldness of the general public, the government, even professional therapists who demand hard evidence of our claims. They disempower us with misguided theories of False Memory Syndrome and various and sundry insinuations of psychoses that surely must impair our minds. It is time that we give them a wake up call and rouse them from their blinding slumber.

I am encouraged and inspired by the recent valiant efforts of those abused by Catholic priests to come forward and hold the Catholic Church accountable for their horrendous conspiracy to cover up the vile actions of their clergy. The strength of their call for justice is drawn from the numbers of victims who are willing to come forward. As this group bravely confronts their abusers in a public forum, they shred the veil of secrecy and corrupt power. Under intense scrutiny by both the media and the government, the Catholic Church is now called to task to protect future victims and help heal all those who have suffered endlessly in forced silence. We too must bring to light what evil lurks in the depths of Freemasonry that remains for the most part potent and unchecked.

I appeal to all who can understand that the power of truth and love can break through and nullify even the most dense darkness. As we heal we do so by and with love, not with the same hatred and vengeance that injured and tortured us. If we can come together and form a collective voice to educate the public and help debunk the myths that encourage disbelief, we can accomplish great things that will help ourselves and hopefully spare future victims. We can hold the Freemasons accountable and equally call their organization to the task of eliminating their practices of S.R.A. I have the idea of compiling a collection of personal accounts of abuse by Masons and publishing it in the form of an anthology that would give us a powerful and compelling voice. There is enough literature published on the satanic roots and ritual secrets of Freemasonry to bolster the revelation of our experiences.

I also feel we should consider a class action suit that will apply pressure upon not only the organization but the public as well to validate and help make reparations to all of us who have committed to years of therapy in order to heal and reclaim ourselves, our lives. This would be a landmark, a watershed event that would help lend credibility to all victims of SRA by the many societies and organizations that practice it. It is time to take action, and we will be strong in a united stand.

I encourage anyone interested in pursuing this path in all the righteousness to which we are entitled to contact me with ideas, input, stories. It would be wonderful if there could be a collaborative effort. All correspondence will be handled confidentially and it is up to each individual how they would like to identify themselves. Please contact me at Sincerely, Vicki M. (As always, please use adequate caution when contacting any resource listed in this newsletter.)

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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,

Court Cases and Legal Articles

Killer jailed after 24 years – 7/24/02 By Frank Corless – Daily Post Correspondent “A little girl’s grim memory of seeing her mother murdered by her father yesterday led to him being jailed for life – 24 years after the brutal killing….Her suppressed memories of her mother’s tragic fate came flooding back and two years ago – 22 years after the murder – she went to police.”

From LMS New Ripper suspect’s ritual killings obeyed occult decree – Whitechapel prostitutes were victims of a surgeon who studied the black arts, claims author – Amelia Hill 7/28/02 The Observer “Jack the Ripper was not a serial sexual killer but an occultist called Robert Donston Stephenson who terrorised London’s East End while indulging in a sadistic form of Satanic worship…the Ripper’s true motive was to kill four prostitutes as the occult decreed and, in so doing, profane the Christian cross.”,6109,764512,00.html

Man guilty of bigamy, molestation, spouse abuse By Gwendolyn Crump – 7/11/02 “A 48-year-old man was convicted Wednesday in Sacramento Superior Court of bigamy, spousal abuse and molesting a daughter of one of three women he was living with….Gonzalez testified he believed in the former Mormon tenet of plural marriages but denied the rapes and molestation….The prosecution said that Gonzalez told people he was a bishop with the Mormon Church and was later excommunicated when the church learned of his multiple wives, but that was never substantiated…. In Utah last summer, Tom Green, a man with five wives and 30 children, was sentenced to five years in prison in Utah’s biggest polygamy case in nearly half a century. Green was convicted last month of child rape for impregnating one of his wives-to-be when she was 13 in the mid-1980s.

from LMS Teacher of the year accused Milpitas man suspected of molesting 5 children Suzanne Herel 8/17/02 “…allegedly had been molesting students since 1997, police say. Craig Allen Harward….from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Milpitas First Ward, in Fremont, where he was a member and a secretary to the bishop.

Money Scandal in Florida Diocese Adds to Church Woes by Sam Dillon – Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. — “After their last two bishops acknowledged sexual abuse and resigned…church authorities have been forced to reveal that the same disgraced bishops kept secret the embezzlement of $400,000.”

Former altar boys write Filipino cardinal about abuse by priest – Cedu City, Philippines (CNS) – “Former altar boys of a cathedral in the central Philippines have written to the Cebu cardinal asking for a ban on a priest they said sexually abused them. The young men also complained that an earlier agreement to reassign the priest from the Basilica of the Holy Infant was not honored.”

5 Resign From Va. Sex Abuse Panel – By Maria Sanminiatelli Richmond, Va. (AP) – “The Diocese of Richmond lost all five lay members of its sexual abuse panel when they resigned to protest the reinstatement of a priest accused of abusing teenage boys in the 1970s. The panelists had recommended in June that the Rev. John E. Leonard be removed from duty and hospitalized for counseling. But Bishop Walter F. Sullivan cleared the priest of the allegations and returned him to his suburban parish.” AOL 8/17/02

from LMS Insurance a Worry for Catholic Church – Premiums Skyrocket; Old Policies Unreliable in Sex Abuse Settlements – Edward Walsh 7/10/02

This may be very heavy for survivors. from LMS Police arrest woman over torso killing – 7/9/02 “Police there (South Africa) have estimated that hundreds of children may have been killed by witchdoctors practising a perversion of traditional “muti” medicine, using body parts to make life enhancing ointments and potions….Detectives across Europe believe ritualistic killings have spread from Africa in recent years. They are already investigating a string of cases in France, Greece, Italy and the US.”,4273,4458164,00.html

from LMS Women allege abuse by Jehovah’s Witness – Paul McEnroe – 7/3/02 “Two women who alleged they were sexually abused when they were children by a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Church in Annandale, Minn., filed a lawsuit…in Wright County….when she reported to her parents that she’d been abused, elders ordered her to stay silent or risk being shunned by church members and losing membership in the congregation.”

Ousted Members Contend Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Abuse Policy Hides Offenses By Laurie Goodstein “But when Mr. Bowen contacted the church’s headquarters in Brooklyn, he says, he was rebuffed. Frustrated by the church’s inaction and by its confidentiality provisions, which he said prevented him from sharing the information with others, Mr. Bowen resigned as an elder in December 2000. A year later, he started a group to monitor child sexual abuse in the church. Late last month, Mr. Bowen, 44, was excommunicated from the church….found him guilty of “causing divisions.” The punishment was “disfellowshiping” — complete shunning. In the past three months, four other people have been expelled from the Jehovah’s Witnesses after accusing it of covering up the sexual abuse of children by its members. For Mr. Bowen and other critics of church policies on sexual abuse, the expulsions are part of a concerted effort to keep such abuses quiet.”

from LMS Parents held in child-porn ring Alleged leader Fresno chiropractor – Bill Wallace 8/10/02 “Federal officials said Friday they had broken up an international child pornography ring, headquartered in Fresno County, in which parents molested their own children and traded pictures of that activity over the Internet.”

Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church by the investigative staff of the Boston Globe published by Little, Brown and Company, coverage of the priest abuse scandal

Mass. Candidate Eyes Child Rape Laws – Quincy, Mass. (AP) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Thomas Birmingham on Sunday said Massachusetts should allow child rape cases to be prosecuted no matter how old the allegations….”This is one of the most hideous of crimes,”…”Kids who are abused like this often repress memory…it seems sensible in cases like this to abolish the statute of limitations.” from AOL 8/25/02

Records depict Mahan as high-risk sex abuser By Kathleen Burge 8/23/02 “Former priest and accused child molester…Mahan was discharged in early 1995 from a Maryland treatment center for priests after a therapist concluded that he was a sociopath, a liar, and a threat to children….allege that Mahan told a Boston Archdiocese official in 1995 that a couple of his fellow patients, also priests, at St. Luke Institute in Maryland, regularly went to a nearby drag-queen revue with one of the institute’s therapists.”

AP World Politics – Leader of outlawed cult charged with child abuse 8/9/02 Sydney, Australia – “The leader of a religious cult…has been charged with sexually abusing children…William Kamm faces six counts of child sexual assault, New South Wales police said…Police Sgt. Chris Peterson said officers raided Kamm’s … property… The property is home to 200 followers of Kamm’s Order of St. Charbel sect – an offshoot of the Catholic Church that the Vatican ordered disbanded in June.”

from LMS Text of Cardinal Law’s deposition – June 5, 2002, Suffolk County Superior Court

Woman’s alleged abuse by priest ‘personal,’ Law wrote – By Stephen Kurkjian, Sacha Pfeiffer, Globe Staff, 8/15/02 “Three days after Bernard F. Law became archbishop of Boston in March 1984, an anguished parishioner from Franklin wrote Law a detailed letter alleging that a parish priest had twice sexually assaulted his wife and that the parish’s pastor and the local auxiliary bishop then treated the couple with hostility when they complained….letter of response on 4/3/84, labeled “Confidential,” Law said only this about the sexual allegations: “After some consultation, I find that this matter is something that is personal to Father Rebeiro and must be considered such.”

from LMS Minnesota abuse law may lead to prosecution of more priests – Randy Furst – Star Tribune 7/1/02 “A Minnesota law that isn’t widely known or understood could lead to the prosecution of individuals, including priests, for sexual abuse of children that happened years ago.”

Joliet Herald-News 8/11/02 Joliet – “….several men in their 30s and 40s know a different side of St. Ray’s, one where priests preyed on boys to satisfy their sexual desires. Some who were abused as boys are breaking the silence, and their stories indicate that sexual abuse of minors by clergy was much more widespread than diocesan officials are willing to admit. The Joliet Diocese, already tarnished by the removal this year of 10 priests because of claims of past sexual misconduct…Joliet attorney Keith Aeschliman says that this week he’ll file the first of at least a dozen civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by 11 different Joliet Diocese priests over the years.”

Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against High-Ranking Church Official – Boston – 08/16/02 “A former altar boy at a Newton church has sued a high-ranking official of the Boston Archdiocese, alleging that the official molested him repeatedly 20 years ago when he was a teenager…Cummings died of AIDS complications in 1994…the archdiocese had offered to pay for HIV testing for any of Cummings’ alleged victims.”

Boston Priest Handling Abuse Cases Sued, Report Says – 8/17/02 Washington (Reuters) – “A Boston priest whose responsibilities include handling cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse has been accused in a civil lawsuit of repeatedly fondling a teenage altar boy two decades ago, the Washington Post reported…Monsignor Michael Smith Foster…the archdiocese’s judicial vicar…the highest-ranking Roman Catholic priest to face sexual abuse allegations in the Boston area, the epicenter of the widening church scandal…As a judicial vicar, Foster is responsible for providing advice on canon law to church officials in cases involving issues ranging from annulments to sexual abuse…”

Magazine says German church covered up abuse, moved priest-abusers – Cologne, Germany (CNS) — The German Catholic Church has been accused of covering up cases of sexual abuse of children and of allowing priests to continue working with children, even after their activities were known. In…Der Spiegel… cases of three priests were reported in detail.

German Priest Scandal Likely to Widen by Geir Moulson – Berlin (AP) “…the Essen diocese’s Grave estimated Monday that up to 300 priests in Germany, out of 18,000 total, may have been involved in child abuse cases.” from AOL 7/22/02

Nuns’ order in secret payouts – 7/18/02 By Yvonne Martin “A group of 14 women who were beaten as girls at a Christchurch orphanage have been secretly paid out by a Catholic order of nuns. The Sisters of the Good Shepherd have paid out undisclosed sums of money and given written apologies to the women acknowledging physical abuse at St. Joseph’s orphanage in Halswell in the 1930s to 1950s.”,1008,1270685a11,FF.html

from LMS Nuns take sex-abuse stand vs. church by Robin Washington 8/20/02 “The headline…”Vatican admits priests raping nuns”….the story, covered by mainstream media around the world, appeared more than a year ago – six years after a church-sanctioned study on the appalling abuse….women who have pledged their lives to the church said the sexual abuse must stop.”

Suffer the Children – Sex scandal death knell for Church? Catholics take matters into own hands after Bishops’ ‘band-aid’ solution 7/17/02 By Toby Westerman “Before completely severing ties with the priest, however, Pellegrini discovered that The Boys’ Club was involved with far more than homosexual relations. Tied closely with their sexual exploits was ritualistic satanic worship and the regular abuse of young children from low-income, ethnic families. Pellegrini informed the Chicago Archdiocesan Chancery, and scheduled a meeting with one of the archdiocese’s top officials. The day before the meeting, Pellegrini was brutally murdered in his home, which showed no signs of forced entry.”

Director of Rehab Center for Priests Suspended Over Sex Abuse Allegation – 7/18/02 – Boston – “The director of a rehabilitation center for priests accused of molesting children has himself been suspended on sex allegations dating back more than 25 years. The Rev. Robert Beale was placed on administrative leave Wednesday by the Archdiocese of Boston after church officials reviewed an allegation that Beale sexually abused a minor in the 1970s…church officials found the accusation credible.”,2933,58108,00.htm

from LMS Priest Is Pressed for Names in Pornography Case – Anthony DePalma – “After initially minimizing allegations of wrongdoing by an Episcopal pastor involved in a bitter dispute with leaders of his Manhattan parish, officials of the Episcopal Diocese of New York this week acknowledged the priest’s criminal record and said he would be required to identify any other priests involved in producing child pornography….Canon John H. Backus…pleaded guilty in 1991 to misdemeanor pornography charges in Peoria, Ill.”

Children removed in Web porn ring bust – Washington (Reuters) – 8/9/02 “U.S. and European law-enforcement officials have arrested 20 people who sexually abused their own children and traded photographs and tips over the Internet…The cross-border sweep removed 45 children from their abusive parents, 37 of them in the US, Customs said. Authorities say the parents traded photos of themselves sexually abusing their own children and shared tips in online chat rooms.” Http://

Man Given Visitation Despite Child Porn Arrest – A Rhode Island Attorney arrested on child pornography charges was granted visitation with his young son Friday. The judge said the child’s biological father deserves visitation rights, even though the father, Ralph Gonnella, has been accused of taking sexually explicit pictures of the 7-year-old boy. The boy’s mother, Tamara Arrington, asked the court Friday to deny Gonnella unsupervised visitation with the boy. Arrington said she’s worried about the boy’s safety. The judge ordered her to turn the boy over to Gonnella.”

‘Betrayal’: Covering the Church Crisis – By R. Scott Appleby 7/14/02 “the US Conference of Catholic Bishops refused to give formal consideration to a confidential 92-page report on clergy sexual abuse prepared by the Rev. Thomas P. Doyle, a canon lawyer….The report warned the bishops about the incorrigible nature of men who preyed sexually upon boys: “Recidivism is so high with pedophilia and exhibitionism that all controlled studies have shown that traditional outpatient psychiatric or psychological models alone DO NOT WORK.” The report also predicted, correctly, that the days of deference to the church by judges, criminal prosecutors and politicians were quickly coming to an end.”

Boy’s Death Follows Priest – Alleged Abuse Victims Questioned About A 30-Year-Old Homicide 8/8/02 By Roselyn Tantraphol, Courant Staff Writer “Springfield – Suspicion has shadowed the Rev. Richard R. Lavigne since a 13-year-old Springfield altar boy was found bludgeoned to death on the banks of the Chicopee River 30 years ago. Now, with seven new sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Lavigne, his name has surfaced once again in connection with the unsolved killing.”

Catholic dioceses find insurance falls short in sex abuse cases – Bob von Sternberg 7/27/02 “As accusations of sexual abuse by priests continue to pile up, the expensive experience of two Minnesota dioceses could provide a cautionary tale for the nation’s bishops. Bottom line: It will take a lot more than liability insurance to cover the cost of settlements and civil judgments being paid to abuse victims….A recent survey conducted by…AP found that more than 200 priests nationwide have been removed from their church duties since January. During that period, at least 300 civil suits alleging sexual misconduct by priests have been filed….Four years ago, a Texas jury awarded $119 million to 11 abuse victims; the Dallas diocese managed to whittle that down to a $23.4 million. Also in 1998, the diocese paid $7.6 million to two brothers who had been molested by a priest. The LA diocese paid $5.2 million to a single victim.”

Orders have let abusers remain…08/08/02 – By Reese Dunklin and Brooks Egerton “Nearly a decade ago, after sexual-abuse allegations first surfaced at a Franciscan boarding school in California, leaders of that religious order bowed to demands for an outside investigation…One-fourth of the priests and brothers who worked there over a 23-year period had molested students.”

This may be very heavy for survivors – Devotion and Deceit – 8/7/02 “Over the last decade, more than 100 nuns have been accused of molesting children….Leading experts on clergy abuse, and an author of a book on abusive nuns, say over the years they have been contacted by more than 100 people who claim nuns sexually abused them. In addition, abuse scandals at orphanages in New England and across Canada have resulted in more than 100 out-of-court settlements stemming from sexual and physical abuse.”

from LMS More Allegations of Abuse at St. Mary’s Probed….By Annie Gowen 8/22/02 “six former seminarians whose names were released Monday by the Archdiocese of Baltimore in connection with allegations that they sexually abused children while studying for the priesthood at St. Mary’s Seminary.”

from LMS Judge gets ‘mental disability’ pension by Joe Battenfeld, Maggie Mulvihill 8/9/02 “her doctors said she suffered post traumatic stress disorder by hearing child abuse cases. Miles, 63, declined to characterize the specific child abuse she suffered but said she only became aware of it over the last few years in the courtroom. “It really was a case of amnesia,” Miles said…”

Priest receives probation for false carjacking report – Ex-pastor lied to cover up his night with prostitute By Dennis O’Brien 8/9/02 “With a group of supporters seated behind him, a Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to one year of supervised probation yesterday after he admitted in Catonsville District Court that he filed a false carjacking report to cover up a night spent with a male prostitute.”

Priest: Bishop Derailed My Career – Concord, N.H. (AP) – “A priest claims the Roman Catholic bishop of Manchester derailed his career to avoid a scandal about pornographic videos and images found in the home of another priest who had died. The Rev. James A. MacCormack filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing Bishop John B. McCormack, the Diocese of Manchester and other church officials of waging a campaign to keep him silent about the pornography collection. MacCormack was suing in state court for undisclosed damages.” from AOL also see – Lawsuit says Roman Catholic church leaders destroyed child porn at dead priest’s home – by J.M. Hirsch AP

from LMS Suit claims priests ran sex ring – 7/24/02 – By Kathleen A. Shaw – Worcester “A child sexual abuse ring involving the Rev. John Geoghan of the Boston archdiocese…and others, operated from the former House of Affirmation in Whitinsville, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Worcester Superior Court. The suit also names the Worcester diocese, the Boston archdiocese and its Auxiliary Bishop Thomas Daily…The allegation was made by Robert Malo…” or

from LMS Hospital killer pleads guilty 8/3/02 By Jack Walker – Ottawa Sun – Brockville “Assistant Crown attorney Alan Findlay said the accused made a number of requests for a satanic bible and priest in the days leading up to the killing and was obsessed with wearing dark clothing.”

Murderer obsessed with the black arts by Michael Horsnell 8/3/02 “Mathew Hardman’s preoccupation with vampirism was chillingly foreshadowed in the months before he killed his 90-year-old neighbour.” Http://,,2-373163,00.html

from LMS 4 charged with abuse of 9 children AP 8/3/02 – Warren – “A Ware woman and her husband, ex-husband, and former brother-in law are charged with repeatedly physically and sexually abusing nine children at different times between 1990 and 1999.”

from LMS Bishops Select Lay Board on Sexual Abuse Review By Laurie Goodstein “The only psychiatrist on the panel is Dr. McHugh, who was a founder and board member of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation, a group that raised skepticism in the 1990’s about adults who said they had recovered long-buried memories of childhood sexual abuse or incest. He has testified as an expert witness on behalf of people accused of child abuse.”

Strange bedfellows – Judith Reisman and Dennis Jarrard 8/21/02 “…Catholic bishops are getting their “expert” advice on pedophilia from people who have covered up or even defended sex between men and children. The bishops recently chose Dr. Paul McHugh…for their new clergy sex crimes review board. Yet Dr. McHugh once said Johns Hopkins’ Sexual Disorders Clinic, which treats molesters, was justified in concealing multiple incidents of child rape and fondling to police, despite a state law requiring staffers to report them….He agreed with his subordinate, clinic head Fred Berlin, who broke the then-new child sexual abuse law on the grounds that it might keep child molesters from seeking treatment. Dr. Berlin admitted he had covered for the sex criminals….Dr. Berlin also considers Sexual Disorders Clinic founder John Money, who openly defends pedophilia, to be one of his most important mentors. Dr. Money once gave an interview to PAIDIKA – the Journal of Paedophilia, an “academic” publication that advocates adult sex with children alongside ads for the North American Man-Boy Love Association (NAMBLA) and other pro-pedophilia groups. He told PAIDIKA that a “relationship” that is “totally mutual” between a boy of 10 or 11 and an adult male “would not [be] pathological in any way.” Dr. Money is also notorious for leading the medical team that surgically mutilated a young boy in a disastrous attempt to turn him into a “girl”

also see from LMS – Member of Sex Abuse Panel Upsets Some By Anthony DePalma, Laurie Goodstein

Researchers say what’s known and unknown about abusive priests By J.M. Hirsch “Portsmouth, N.H. (AP) – Roman Catholic priests who molest children have an average of more than eight victims and often are repeating a cycle that began with their own abuse, academic researchers said….Although the public perception is that the Catholic Church has a disproportionate number of pedophiles, only 2 percent to 5 percent of U.S. priests abuse children – a smaller percentage than among the general male population of the United States or clergy of other religions, Plante said. 8/02

R.I. Diocese Must Hand Over Evidence – By Amy Forliti – 7/1/02 – Prov., R.I. (AP) – A judge on Monday ordered the Diocese of Providence to turn over any evidence relating to alleged sexual abuse by clergy in Rhode Island…Superior Court Judge Robert Krause said the diocese’s claim that such information is protected under the “clergy-penitent” privilege is wrong.” from AOL

Catholic Clout Is Eroded by Scandal – Church Is Dealt Legislative Defeats By Michael Powell 7/6/02 NY – “The clergy sex abuse scandals have diminished the once formidable power of the Roman Catholic Church in statehouses throughout the Northeast…Legislators who in years past would be deferential to church power are proposing and passing laws extending civil and criminal statutes of limitations on sex abuse cases, and requiring that priests report any allegations of child abuse to the police.”

Statute of Limitations Eased in Abuse Cases – By William Lobdell 7/12/02 “Gov. Gray Davis signed a bill Thursday that dramatically relaxes the statute of limitations in molestation cases.”

Convicted priest helped abusers stay in ministry – After assault, he supervised clerics at treatment center 07/13/02 – by Reese Dunklin “U.S. Catholic leaders have long defended their decisions to let sexually abusive priests work again by saying they depended on the assurances of treatment centers that cleared the men for ministry….Among the men Mr. Feit helped keep in ministry: child molester James Porter, who assaulted more than 100 victims before he was ultimately defrocked and sent to prison.”

Tough Talk – D.A. Steve Cooley says he’ll take his investigation of Cardinal Mahony’s pedo-priests “wherever it leads.” by Ron Russell

Archdiocese for Years Kept Claims of Abuse From Police – 8/18/02 – Church also let accused priests flee, say documents, interviews. But Mahony has been relatively aggressive in dismissing clergy. By Glenn F. Bunting, Ralph Frammolino and Richard Winton “Faced with allegations that parish priests had sexually abused minors, the LA Archdiocese under Cardinal…Mahony for many years withheld information from police and allowed clerics facing prosecution to flee to foreign countries, internal records and interviews show.”

Survivor Connections, Inc. – The True Memory Foundation Advocacy for activism by rape, incest, sexual assault survivors

Coordinated Events for Sexual Assault Survivors, USA To Tell The Truth

from LMS Bishop Alerts Three Dioceses to Pornography Case by Anthony DePalma “The Episcopal bishop of New York, Mark S. Sisk, notified the bishops of three other dioceses across the country this week of the name of an Episcopal priest who might have been involved in the production and distribution of child pornography.”

4 on Va. Diocese Review Panel Quit Richmond, Va. (AP) – “Four members of a sex-abuse review panel set by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Richmond have resigned in protest since the diocese returned a priest accused of sexual impropriety to his parish.” from AOL 8/6/02

from LMS Support sought for abuse inquiry By Sean McKibbon – Ottawa Sun 7/6/02 “Ottawa West-Nepean MPP Garry Guzzo will meet with Cornwall council Monday night in an effort to win its support for a judicial inquiry into allegations of a sex abuse ring in the city…. At the meeting with city official, Guzzo is expected to reveal details of why he believes church money is still being used to hush up the controversy.”

from LMS Mount Cashel victims still waiting – Legal battle to force the liquidation of two schools in Vancouver continues 7/7/02 “St. John’s, Nfld. – Victims of abuse at the former Mount Cashel orphanage haven’t seen a cent of the estimated $7 million raised through the liquidation of assets from the Christian Brothers of Ireland in Canada, says a Newfoundland lawyer.”{B703C8C3-A8B6-44F1-9223-C3576AFB0E6C}

from LMS Mount Cashel settlement – Toronto (CP) – 7/25/02 – “Two Vancouver private schools have reached an out-of-court settlement that will see them pay $19 million to a liquidator working on compensation for abuse victims at Newfoundland’s notorious Mount Cashel orphanage.”

Canada Catholic Schools to Pay $12M – Toronto (AP) – “Two Catholic schools in Vancouver, Canada have agreed to pay a $12 million out-of-court settlement to a company representing men who were sexually abused as children….In 1996, an Ontario court ordered the Christian Brothers to sell their operations, including the two schools, to help pay nearly $44 million in compensation owed to about 80 victims who were abused while in their care at the orphanage in St. John’s, Newfoundland….11 Christian Brothers have been convicted of abusing boys in their care. The orphanage closed in 1990.” From AOL 7/26/02

Groton School in Sex Abuse Probe By Jay Lindsay 7/27/02 Boston AP “…allegations of rampant sex abuse by other students shocked the elite boarding school, and tremors are still being felt three years later. The student’s story spawned an internal school investigation that is now the subject of a grand jury probe into whether Groton was criminally negligent in failing to report abuse….rebuked Groton for its “dogged silence” about two alleged victims who came forward…” Also see School for Scandal? Student Says He Was Sexually Abused at Elite New England Prep School 8/31/02

from LMS Abuse-compensation plan still vague John Bermingham The Province 7/28/02 “…Fifty years of physical and sexual abuse against mentally and physically disabled residents at Woodlands has finally come out…A report by former B.C. Ombudsman Dulcie McCallum cites systemic abuse by staff at the New Westminster facility over a 50-year period until its closure in 1996. The B.C. government has declined to set up a compensation fund for victims…they will be compensated individually. But it is unclear whether any of the 50 abusers will ever be brought to justice.”{ABAC7438-7EE8-4FC0-8446-5B9DF4CD849A}

Filipino Catholics Address Sex Abuse – By Jim Gomez Manila, Philippines (AP) – “The Philippines’ largest association of Roman Catholic bishops apologized…grave cases of sexual misconduct by Filipino priests….he estimated that about 200 of the nation’s 7,000 priests may be guilty of sexual misconduct and abuses over the past 20 years.” 7/8/02 on AOL

Boychoir School Cannot Be Sued Under N.J. Child Sex-Abuse Act – Statute does not apply to corporations, only to individuals – Mary P. Gallagher NJ Law Journal “A Mercer County judge, finding that New Jersey’s Child Sexual Abuse Act does not contemplate suing corporations for having knowingly permitted or acquiesced in abuse, threw out a claim against the American Boychoir School in Princeton….The Legislature…A-2141/S-1421, pending before the judiciary committees of both houses. …other changes to the Child Sexual Abuse Act and the Charitable Immunity Act, the bill would eliminate the statute of limitations for sex-abuse cases and expose nonprofit groups to liability for negligent hiring and supervision that result in sexual abuse…remove language restricting liability to those in loco parentis.”

Two New Jersey Priests Arrested Newark, N.J. (AP) – “Two New Jersey priests, including the former head of a Catholic high school for boys, were arrested in Montreal on charges of soliciting sex from minors, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Newark said.” from AOL 7/27/02 also see from LMS “Priests busted in crackdown – Male prostitution ring had U.S. clientele – Sidhartha Banerjee 7/28/02 “A police crackdown on a male prostitution ring, which catered mainly to American tourists traveling to Montreal specifically to solicit sex from minors, has also netted a pair of Roman Catholic priests from New Jersey.”{69907460-AFF3-48E1-A753-1A5CAA8039A5}

House Approves Sex Crimes Bill By Janelle Carter – Wash (AP) 6/25/02 AOL “The measure would cover a number of sexual offenses, including convictions for sexual abuse, exploitation of children and sex trafficking of children.” H.R. 4679, H.R. 4623, H.R. 4477. Text of bills: from California’s abuse scandal – Reynolds Holding 6/23/02 “For most perpetrators of lewd acts against children under age 14, the punishment is life in prison with the possibility of parole after 15 years. But for molesters in the victim’s family, the penalty can be substantially different. If the victim’s parent, stepparent or relative, or someone “who has lived in the victim’s household,” is guilty of sexual abuse, then the judge can let him out on probation under certain conditions.”

5 women sue a Massachusetts diocese over abuse in childhood by priests – Los Angeles Times 7/2/02 Boston – “…alleging that it failed to protect them when they were young children in the 1980s from sexual abuse by a Catholic priest who later served prison time for raping a girl…Newman…expects seven other women to join soon in the lawsuit…against the Diocese of Worcester….The priest…is Robert Kelley…who served seven years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a girl in an unrelated case.”

from LMS Sexual Abuse Scandal Hits Orthodox Jews By Alan Cooperman 6/29/02 Freehold, N.J. “…a jury of six men and six women here in central New Jersey found Rabbi Baruch Lanner, 52, guilty of abusing two teenage girls….During his 30-year career as a Jewish youth leader, he sexually, physically and emotionally abused dozens of teenage girls and boys while his colleagues failed to believe or act on the allegations, according to a stinging internal investigation by the Orthodox Union.” also see

from LMS School pays £200,000 to abused ex-pupils – By Steve Bird 7/3/02 “preparatory school has paid eight former pupils more than £200,000 in compensation after admitting that it failed to prevent its former headmaster from sexually molesting them….Dulwich College Preparatory School”,,2-345062,00.html

from LMS Police rescue US child after Net paedophile raid By Stewart Tendler 7/3/02 “worldwide internet paedophile network have flown to the US and rescued a six-year-old who was being sexually abused. The officers investigating a highly sophisticated network calling itself Shadowz Brotherhood found video film of the child being raped when they raided one of the network members in Bradford, West Yorkshire, last December….the Brotherhood was “a group of very sophisticated hi-tech paedophiles who have come together to exchange information…” The network included chat rooms and files on specialist paedophile interests including one devoted to sexual abuse of babies….showed “an extremely horrific abuse of children. Children being tortured and raped”….arrested in Britain. Raids were also carried out in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Italy against more than 40 other suspects.”,,1-2-345020,00.html

FBI’s Sting Snares 7,000 Paedophiles Across Britain by David Bamber Sunday Telegraph(London), 8/4/02 “More than 7,000 British paedophiles have been snared in a sting operation by US authorities investigating two worldwide internet child pornography rings. Detectives in Britain have been given the names and addresses of 7,272 Britons who used their credit cards to access pictures of under-age children, some as young as a few months old, engaged in sex acts.”

Which bishops have made the worst decisions about abusive priests? “The very solid and good work that has been accomplished by the majority of bishops in their dioceses has been completely overshadowed by the imprudent decisions of a number of bishops during the past ten years,” said Bishop Wilton Gregory…”

from LMS Duplessis orphans seek papal support – Letter demands public inquiry into allegations of abuse Mike King 7/4/02 “The Duplessis orphans have sought the pope’s intervention in their continuing fight for an apology and compensation from the church for abuse they claim to have suffered in Catholic-run institutions half a century ago….to launch a public inquiry into the “dishonouring of cadavers, medical murders, lobotomies, falsification of medical records, electric-shock therapy, experimental drugs and multiple tortures and cruelty these children suffered from 1940 to 1960….While Maurice Duplessis was premier of Quebec, about 20,000 mostly poor or illegitimate children were taken out of orphanages and placed in church-operated asylums by having them declared mentally disabled.”{E78D78B3-9927-42CA-B340-80420C87CE63}

Lawyer’s personal sex questions shock native residential school claimant – Canadian Press 7/7/02 “….11,000 claimants who’ve launched more than 5,000 lawsuits against the federal government and the Catholic, Anglican, United and Presbyterian churches that ran the schools for Ottawa through much of the last century. Settlements are expected to cost at least $1 billion, and are threatening to bankrupt some church groups.

Rome backed sex-case priest By Martin Daly 6/6/02 “A priest accused of sexually abusing a 13-year-old schoolgirl was allowed to continue ministering in Melbourne parishes after the Vatican overturned his suspension by the then archbishop, George Pell.”

from LMS Australian archbishop takes leave during abuse probe – Sydney Catholic leader denies accusations of molesting 12-year-old boy Sydney, Australia (AP) “The archbishop of Sydney announced today he would temporarily step aside during an investigation into allegations that he sexually abused a child. Archbishop George Pell is accused of molesting a 12-year-old boy….”

from LMS – Catholics lift secrecy veil on sex abuse – 6/22/02 By Eugene Bingham and Catherine Masters “The Catholic Church in New Zealand has revealed that 38 confirmed cases of sexual abuse have been committed by men in its ranks.”

Executive Summary – the Needs of Victims of Institutional Child Abuse: a review by the Institute for Human Resource Development (Nfld.) for the Law Commission of Canada (October 1998)

from LMS – Feet Burned in Ritual, Police Say – by William K. Rashbaum “Baptist pastor in Brooklyn and his wife have been charged with assault, accused of cutting a woman’s heels with a razor, pouring hot wax and flammable liquid into the wounds and setting them on fire in a spiritual healing ritual two weeks ago…”

Conferences and Transcripts

Neil Brick’s ’02 conference transcript – The Fifth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference My healing and helping others.”

Second Annual Conference on DID and MPD – September 6,7,8, 2002 – Holiday Inn-Airport/River Port – 13735 Riverport Dr. – St. Louis, MO 63043 – Please direct any questions about the conference to: Mary Jo Schneller, Ph.D. – South County Christian Counseling Center – 300 Biltmore Dr. Ste. 350A – Fenton, MO 63026 – email:

MaleSurvivor: Helping Boys & Men Recover from Sexual Abuse (formally known as) the National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization – The 10th International Conference: Recognizing Strength & Resilience 9/18 – 21 , 2003 Radisson Metrodome Minneapolis, MN and September 18-21, 2002 National Organization on Male Sexual Victimization 800-738-4181

Mind Control and Experimentation

DOD Project 112/shad Investigation Info Now On-line – “…site now includes a status report of the declassification of medically relevant information of all Project 112 chemical and biological warfare agent tests conducted in the 1960s. The Shipboard Hazard and Defense (SHAD) program was a subset of Project 112 tests conducted by the Deseret Test Center. Between 1963 and 1970 under Project 112, 109 tests were planned…DoD has published 12 fact sheets that chronicle ships and units involved in the SHAD tests…and the substances to which the crews may have been exposed.”

NASA plans to read terrorist’s minds at airports By Frank J. Murray – “Officials of (NASA) have told Northwest Airlines security specialists that the agency is developing brain-monitoring devices in cooperation with a commercial firm…Space technology would be adapted to receive and analyze brain-wave and heartbeat patterns, then feed that data into computerized programs “to detect passengers who potentially might pose a threat,” according to briefing documents obtained by The Washington Times. NASA wants to use “noninvasive neuro-electric sensors,” imbedded in gates, to collect tiny electric signals that all brains and hearts transmit. Computers would apply statistical algorithms to correlate physiologic patterns with computerized data on travel routines, criminal background and credit information from “hundreds to thousands of data sources…” Nasa Rejects Claims it Plans Mind Reading Capability – 8/20/02 – “NASA managers today said published media reports suggesting the agency plans to read the minds of potential terrorists go too far and ignore the facts and science behind the research. ”

The Bilderberg Group – The Invisible Power House – With its membership selected from the power élite of Europe and North America, many wonder if the Bilderbergers are conspiring to establish a ‘new world order’. From Nexus Magazine, Vol 3, #1 (Dec ’95-Jan ’96). PO Box 30, Mapleton Qld 4560 Australia. Telephone: +61 (0)7 5442 9280; Fax: +61 (0)7 5442 9381 – 1994 by Armen Victorian “The conspiracy theory writers have repeatedly linked one powerful global elite, the Bilderberg Group, with the ultimate take-over of the world. Members of the Bilderberg together with their ‘sister’ organisations-the Trilateral Commission (known also as the “Child of Bilderberg”)(1) and the Council on Foreign Relations(2)-are charged with the post-war take-over of the democratic process. The measures implemented by this group so far prove the control of the world economy through indirect political means.”

from LMS In reburial, Olsons hope to lay saga of father to rest Family has disputed government claims he committed suicide in ’53; Ceremony planned for today By Stephanie Desmon 8/9/02 – Frederick “His father was not a civilian scientist at nearby Fort Detrick…he worked for the CIA, running the Special Operations Division at Detrick, which Olson says was the government’s “most secret biological weapons laboratory,” working with materials such as anthrax….Frank Olson didn’t suffer a nervous breakdown…and didn’t commit suicide because he had had a negative drug experience, as they learned in the 1970s. Instead, the son says, his father was killed by the CIA because officials there feared he would divulge classified information concerning the US’ use of biological weapons in Korea. “It didn’t happen,” CIA spokesman Paul F. Novack said”

CIA Scientist Frank Olson – from All Things Considered, 8/7/02 “In 1953, Frank Olson, a CIA scientist involved in biological and mind-control experiments, died under mysterious circumstances. In 1975, President Ford apologized to the Olson family and paid them $750,000 after admitting that days before Olson’s death, the CIA fed him LSD without his knowledge as a part of an experiment.”

Global Eye – The Past Is Prologue By Chris Floyd 8/16/02 “In the summer of 1953, a few months before his death, Frank Olson made several trips to Europe to investigate secret U.S.-British research centers in Germany. There he found the CIA was testing truth serums and other torture drugs on expendables, including captured Russian agents. He told a British colleague that he had witnessed “horrors” there….His British colleague told his own superiors about Olson’s concerns; they in turn informed the CIA that Olson was now a “security risk.” Not long after his return, Olson was given the LSD. Then he was flown to New York, ostensibly for psychiatric treatment, at the hands of a CIA doctor — who prescribed whiskey and pills….he checked into a cheap hotel – with a CIA handler in tow. Olson called his wife, told her he was feeling better and would be home the next day. But that night, he was found dead on the street, 10 floors below. The handler said that Olson had apparently thrown himself through the closed window in a suicidal fit.”

COINTELPRO information is at :

This may be very heavy for survivors. “Medical Experimentation – Mengele promoted medical experimentation on inmates, especially dwarfs and twins.”

This may be very heavy for survivors. Josef Mengele…Mengele’s Research – Prior to his association with Mengele, Professor von Verschuer had concentrated his research on the subject of twins.”

This may be very heavy for survivors Dr. Louis Jolyon “Jolly” West, CIA “Cult Expert” and Brainwasher “Dr. West conducted his own experimental studies of the “phenomenology of dissociative states,”…at the Institute. Dr. Colin Ross, a specialist in dissociative disorders, offers that Dr. West’s work for the CIA centered on the biology or personality of dissociative states. Many victims of the CIA-anchored experimentation have been left with multiple personalities induced at a young age.”

Mind Control and Ritual Abuse Recovery page with articles linked – Mind Control: The systematic control of people’s memories, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors by others. It often involves ritual abuse. Ritual Abuse: The systematic and severe abuse of people with deception, training, and exploitation by others. It always involves mind control.

from LMS Mom of tot starved to death will blame cult brainwashing by Dave Wedge 8/22/02 “An Attleboro cult mom awaiting trial for killing her son will use a battered woman’s syndrome defense, saying the sect’s brainwashing ways led her to starve the toddler to death….”She had not only the fear of what would happen to her in life, but also the fear of what would happen to her in the afterlife as well.”

Government Mind Games – A CIA Mickey – Lawsuit claims LSD was put in veteran’s drink in 1957 by Bob Egelko “…night of an office Christmas party in 1957, Wayne Ritchie…Overcome by what he later described as depression and a delusion that everyone had turned against him, he tried to hold up a bar that night in San Francisco’s Fillmore District….Ketchum’s report, based on six hours of interviews with Ritchie last year, a review of the case records and research on drugs and the CIA, concluded the federal marshal had been a victim of the “covert administration of LSD or an LSD-like substance.”…$12 million damage suit. The suit claims invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligent supervision of government employees….”We tested these drugs…any place where there was a drink and people were eating and drinking, ” said MKULTRA operative Ike Feldman in a 1999 documentary on the A and E cable network.”

Since 1945, hundreds of thousands of military personnel became human guinea pigs in experiments and intentional exposures conducted by the U.S. government-often without their knowledge or consent. Aided by recently declassified documents, we reveal the truth about human experimentation, once hidden as a threat to “National Security.”

from LMS U.S. sailors poisoned by their own government don’t trust navy assurances – Canadian Press 8/20/02 Annapolis, Md. (AP) – “U.S. sailors who were deliberately sprayed with germs and chemicals aboard a navy ship off Newfoundland in the 1960s….”{43C9E4F3-16EE-41CA-BDB6-1AFE90BDDBF2}

Sound and Fury – Sonic Bullets to Be Acoustic Weapon of the Future By Judy Muller “A new technology emits so-called “sonic bullets” along a narrow, intense beam up to 145 decibels, 50 times the human threshold of pain….Norris tried out the acoustic beam at a mall near his office and passers-by all stopped to listen when the sound was aimed at them. “That is absolutely amazing,” said one woman, “it sounds like the sound is inside your head.”

Graphics at this site may be triggering. The DARPA Information Awareness Office (IAO) “will imagine, develop, apply, integrate, demonstrate and transition information technologies, components and prototype, closed-loop, information systems that will counter asymmetric threats by achieving total information awareness useful for preemption; national security warning; and national security decision making.”

From LMS 2 charged in voodoo cult killing – AP – 7/11/02 Madison, Wis. “…conspiring to kill a voodoo cult member from Minneapolis, who played a role in his own death.”

The Pentagon’s Program for Psychopharmalogical Warfare by Edward Hammond 7/2/02 “Pentagon’s Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD)….The Advantages and Limitations of Calmatives for Use as a Non-Lethal Technique, a 49 page report obtained last week by the Sunshine Project under US information freedom law…revealed a…Pentagon program that is researching psychopharmacological weapons. Based on “extensive review conducted on the medical literature and new developments in the pharmaceutical industry,” the report concludes that “the development and use of [psychopharmacological weapons] is achievable and desirable.” These mind-altering weapons violate international agreements on chemical and biological warfare as well as human rights. Some of the techniques discussed in the report have already been used by the US in the “War on Terrorism”.

This may be heavy for survivors, including graphic at the page. Mind Control, the Illuminati and the JFK Assassination by Kris Millegan “Kennedy’s death was more than a political conspiracy; it was an occult ritual known as the “Killing of the Divine King” designed as part of an alchemical plan to usher in a New World Order. This overview examines some of the more prominent theories of an Illuminati/JFK assassination connection.”

DoD: 60s Tests May Have Harmed Veterans – Exposure to live nerve, chemical war agents possible 05/28/02 “Recently declassified reports on Cold War-era tests reveal that U.S. veterans may have been exposed to live nerve and biological warfare agents.”

The man who hand-carried to Leopoldville (Kinshasa) ‘lethal biological material’ cultured specifically to kill Patrice Lumumba…Sidney Gottlieb…Dr Gottlieb joined the CIA in 1951 as chief of its technical services division. Two years later he was made responsible for a literally mind-manipulating project called MKULTRA, ironically along the same lines as Nazi scientists had experimented upon Jewish and other prisoners.”

In SMART #45 we listed: Electronic Mind Control – remotely altering our lives “Among many of Puharich’s many accomplishments was the design and pseudo-implementation of what is described as a “radio tooth implant,” the technical specs of which were sold to the CIA. At a conference on electromagnetism (9/87) Puharich…”We were able to develop a hearing device that fit under the cap of a tooth and we could hear very clearly from a small little relay and receiver and transmitter”

Coming Soon: A ‘Telephone Tooth’ 6/28/02 – by Thomas Wagner – London (AP) – “Two British inventors unveiled a prototype of a device…your dentist would have to install it inside one of your molars.”

Hum Haunts Indiana City; Its Source Is a Mystery – By John W. Fountain – Kokomo, Ind., 6/17/02 “The phenomenon is called the Kokomo hum…Many blame the hum, which began in 1999, for health problems, including headaches, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue and joint pain…Many residents say they believe the hum is a low-frequency sound created unintentionally by industrial equipment, though its source has not been pinpointed.”

Russian Book Project – “The value of the Russian information to U.S. victims is that it is powerful support for the argument that the U.S. would have to be developing mind control weapons also. The Russian evidence presented here is believable and convincing, therefore it is nearly impossible for the US to deny with any credibility the existence of their own mind control arsenal.”

Journal Articles

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Trauma and Memory – Research “Research has shown that traumatized individuals respond by using a variety of psychological mechanisms….phenomenon of the process whereby the mind avoids conscious acknowledgment of traumatic experiences as dissociative amnesia….there is near-universal scientific acceptance of the fact that the mind is capable of avoiding conscious recall of traumatic experiences….Summary of the results of scientific literature showing a high prevalence of full or partial dissociative amnesia for traumatic events in traumatized populations. Studies show that a period of either partial or full amnesia is reported by between 30 and 90% of adult victims of childhood sexual abuse. Moreover, no study that has looked for evidence of traumatic or dissociative amnesia after child sexual abuse has failed to find it….Research has shown that the content of recovered memories are just as likely to be accurate as those of continuously held memories of trauma….Research shows that children rarely fabricate stories about being abused.”

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Abuse carries steep price by Chris Schultz “Shirley Julich says 25 per cent of girls and 9 per cent of boys are sexually abused in some way by the time they reach 16….the sexual abuse of children is costing New Zealand $2.4 billion a year. The figure comes from adding together the cost of lost earning, extra health bills and the unmet potential of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse…8,600 children in New Zealand are sexually abused for the FIRST time EVERY year…only 7.5 per cent of adult victims ever report their abuse…an offender averages 50 victims before being caught.” Western Leader (New Zealand) 8/15/02

Forced Out? Study Indicates Many Teen Runaways Were Already Abused at Home By Dean Schabner 7/11/02 – “…what many of them endured at home may have been worse….74.2 percent said they had been hit with an object, 76.9 percent said they had been slapped, 84.2 percent said they had been pushed or grabbed in anger, 71.0 percent said they had things thrown at them in anger and 72.3 percent said they had been spanked. The levels of more serious forms of abuse were also high — 22.4 percent said they had been threatened either verbally or physically with a weapon, 43.4 percent said they had been beaten with fists, 7.5 percent said they had been wounded with a gun or knife, 19.5 percent said they had been asked to do something sexual and 22.3 percent said they had been forced to engage in a sex act.”

The secret world of child molestation….all children are at risk–and most offenders are people your child knows and even you already know.”

Women’s Credibility Doubted in Many Family Courts – 10/28/01 by Victoria Graham “In custody disputes, women alleging their spouses or partners are abusing the child can find themselves viewed as vindictive harridans trying to poison a child against a loving parent. Worse yet, they may lose custody and even visitation rights.”

US Child Abuse Deaths Sharply Underestimated: Study 8/5/02 By Charnicia E. Huggins – NY Reuters Health) – “Many children’s death certificates do not correctly list abuse, neglect or other forms of maltreatment as the cause of death, Colorado researchers report. Because of this child abuse deaths may be more common than current figures indicate, their study suggests. Child abuse is underrecognized as a problem in the United States,” Tessa Crume, an epidemiologist at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment…Source: Pediatrics 2002;110:e18.”

The False Memory Debate – Research discussing corroboration for, and accuracy of recovered memories An Annotated Bibliography is at

Health – Reuters Child Abuse Linked to Behavioral Problems in Teens 8/7/02 NY (Reuters Health) – “The effects of early-childhood abuse appear to last well into the teen years, and abused youngsters go on to miss more school and have more emotional and behavioral problems than other children, researchers report.” Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine 2002;156:824-830

from LMS Healing the abusers – Treatment is vital in preventing paedophiles reoffending. David Batty 8/8/02,7369,770972,00.html

from BO Memory mechanisms in posttraumatic stress disorder. Layton B, Krikorian R J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2002 Summer; 14(3):254-61 “A more comprehensive model of PTSD, consistent with the clinical phenomenology of the disorder, is proposed on the basis of observations from human memory experiments. It is argued that the amygdala is the locus of consolidation of the core of the traumatic experience and that amygdalar inhibition of hippocampal function at high levels of emotional arousal mediates diminution of conscious memory for peritraumatic events.” from BO Sexual molestation of males: Associations with psychological disturbance. King M, Coxell A, Mezey G Br J Psychiatry 2002 Aug; 181(2):153-157 “Men who reported child sexual abuse were more likely to report any type of psychological disturbance….Sexual abuse as a child or adult is associated with later psychological problems. All forms of sexual molestation were predictive of deliberate self-harming behaviour in men.” Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London; Academic Centre, West London Mental Health NHS Trust; Section of Forensic Psychiatry, St George’s Hospital Medical School, London.

Textbook Models of Multiple Personality – Source, Bias and Social Consequences by Jean Marie Arrigo and Kathy Pezdek, reprinted from Truth in Memory, ed. S. Lynn, K. McConkey – Guilford Pub. Inc. 72 Spring St. NY, NY 10012

Lessons From the Study of Psychogenic Amnesia Jean Marie Arrigo, Kathy Pezdek “We have presented evidence from six classes of traumatic events to support the psychogenic origin of many cases of amnesia and to illustrate strategies of memory recovery.” Cambridge Univ. Press, Vol 6, No. 5, 10/97, p. 148 – 152 A Struggle to Inquire Without Becoming and Un-Critical Non-Criminologist Hal Pepinsky, Criminal Justice, Indiana U. Bloomington, IN 47405 – to appear in “Critical Criminology 11(1) (2003) Discusses in part ritual abuse

The Journal of Psychohistory, Vol. 30, No. 1 Summer 2002, “Excusing Pedophilia” and Vol. 21, No. 4, Spring 1994 “Cult Abuse of Children: Witch Hunt or Reality” with an article on McMartin, 140 Riverside Drive, Suite 14H NY NY 10024 e-mail :,

Misinformation Concerning Child Sexual Abuse and Adult Survivors, ed. C. Whitfield, J. Silberg, P. Fink, co-pub as “Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, Vol. 9, Nos. 3/4 2001 The Haworth Maltreatment and Trauma Press,, 1-800-Haworth, has some incredible articles including ones by Dallam, Brown and Cheit.

from LMS Youth abusers often past victims says study 7/31/02 By Catherine Masters “About 40 per cent of youth sex offenders are themselves abuse victims, says a survey….The country’s first study into the behaviour and backgrounds of young sex offenders found that 39.4 per cent of the 482 males surveyed had been sexually abused and 43.8 per cent physically abused. Nearly 70 per cent came from broken homes.”

Youth violence connected to aggression at home – Study discounts role of income, race, gender Anand Vaishnav, Boston Globe 8/23/02 “A seven-year study of several hundred children debunks the notion that youth violence has strong roots in poverty, gender and race, pointing instead to such factors as excessively violent households and painfully shy behavior. The study released…by Harvard and Brandeis University professors suggests statistically what people know intuitively: The amount of aggression children witness in their parents – from “smacking kids on the bottom to beating them up, from people yelling at each other to physical fights” – is a powerful predictor of how violent the children will become, said author Kurt Fischer, a professor of education and human development at Harvard.”

all three from BO Chronic fatigue, abuse-related traumatization, and psychiatric disorders in a community-based sample. Taylor RR, Jason LA Soc Sci Med 2002 Jul; 55(2):247-56 “Within the chronic fatigue group, diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was significantly predicted by childhood sexual abuse, childhood death threat, the total number of childhood abuse events, and lifetime abuse events. Sexual abuse during adolescence or adulthood significantly predicted other anxiety disorders among individuals with chronic fatigue. These findings suggest that a history of abuse, particularly during childhood, may play a role in the development and perpetuation of a wide range of disorders involving chronic fatigue. Among individuals with chronic fatigue, PTSD and other anxiety disorders appear to demonstrate the strongest association with abuse history.” Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614, USA.

Effect of abuse on health: results of a national survey. Diaz A, Simantov E, Rickert VI Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002 Aug; 156(8):811-7 ” Logistic regression controlling for grade, ethnicity, family structure, and socioeconomic status found that those who reported both types of abuse (physical and sexual) compared with those who did not report any were significantly more likely to experience moderate to severe depressive symptoms…moderate to high levels of life stress …regular smoking…regular alcohol consumption…use of other illicit drugs in the past 30 days…and fair to poor health status …girls who reported both types of abuse were 2.07 times more likely to report moderate to high depressive symptoms compared with those reporting only sexual abuse.” Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, 320 E 94th St, NY, NY 10128.

Incarcerated adolescents’ experiences as perpetrators of sexual assault. Morris RE, Anderson MM, Knox GW Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2002 Aug; 156(8):831-5 “Twenty-eight males (30% of the male perpetrators) and 4 females (44% of the female perpetrators) were both victims and perpetrators.” 12-358 Marion Davies Children’s Center, Department of Pediatrics, UCLA Center for Health Sciences, 10833 LeConte Ave, LA, CA 90095-1752.

Neuropsychological processes in post-traumatic stress disorder. Golier J, Yehuda R Psychiatr Clin North Am 2002 Jun; 25(2):295-315, vi “This article summarizes the types of deficits in attention and memory that have been found in a broad range of trauma survivors with PTSD and explores the extent to which the deficits may be risk factors for or consequences of trauma and PTSD.” Bronx VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road (116A), Bronx, NY 10468, USA.

Are the neural substrates of memory the final common pathway in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)? Elzinga BM, Bremner JD J Affect Disord 2002 Jun; 70(1):1-17 “Evidence on intrusive memories and deficits in declarative memory function in PTSD-patients is reviewed in relation to three brain areas that are involved in memory functioning and the stress response: the hippocampus, amygdala, and the prefrontal cortex. Neurobiological studies have shown that the noradrenergic stress-system is involved in enhanced encoding of emotional memories, sensitization, and fear conditioning, by way of its effects on the amygdala. Chronic stress also affects the hippocampus, a brain area involved in declarative memories, suggesting that hippocampal dysfunction may partly account for the deficits in declarative memory in PTSD-patients. Deficits in the medial prefrontal cortex, a structure that normally inhibits the amygdala, may further enhance the effects of the amygdala, thereby increasing the frequency and intensity of the traumatic memories.” Department of Clinical Psychology, U. of Amsterdam, Roetersstraat 15, 1018 WB, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

from BO History of childhood abuse in panic disorder, social phobia, and generalized anxiety disorder. Safren SA, Gershuny BS, Marzol P, Otto MW, Pollack MH J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Jul; 190(7):453-456 “Regardless of the presence of comorbid anxiety disorders or comorbid depression, patients with panic disorder had significantly higher rates of past childhood physical or sexual abuse than patients with social phobia. Patients with generalized anxiety disorder had intermediate rates of past physical or sexual abuse that were not significantly different from the other two diagnostic groups. Anxiety disorder patients with a history of childhood abuse were also more likely to have comorbid major depression than those without.” Dept. of Psychiatry, Mass. General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MGH Psychiatry, WACC 815, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114. Send reprint requests to Dr. Safren.

all from BO Explaining the forgetting and recovery of abuse and trauma memories: Possible mechanisms. Epstein MA, Bottoms BL Child Maltreat 2002 Aug; 7(3):210-25 “By retrospectively surveying more than 1,400 college women….Rates of forgetting were similar among victims who experienced sexual abuse, physical abuse, and multiple types of traumas.” La Rabida Children’s Hospital, Chicago, Illinois

Characteristics of young children with sexual behavior problems: A pilot study. Silovsky JF, Niec L Child Maltreat 2002 Aug; 7(3):187-97 “Many (62%) did not have substantiated histories of sexual abuse. Many children had experienced physical abuse (47%) and/or witnessed interparental violence (58%). Only four (11%) had no known history of sexual abuse, physical abuse, or witnessing domestic violence.” Department of Pediatrics, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, USA.

Health concerns of university women with a history of child physical and sexual maltreatment. Runtz MG Child Maltreat 2002 Aug; 7(3):241-53 “child physical maltreatment…A history of CPM was related to all three general areas of health concerns as well as to many of the specific subscales comprising the measures (e.g., muscular-skeletal symptoms and gynerological problems), whereas an interaction between CSA and CPM was linked to greater premenstrual distress subscale scores (particularly emotional and behavioral symptoms). Overall, although CSA was not related to health symptoms, within the CSA subgroup, greater duration and severity of CSA was predictive of higher premenstrual distress even after controlling for CPM.”Dept. of Psychology, University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

Relationship of attributional style, depression, and posttrauma distress among children who suffered physical or sexual abuse. Runyon MK, Kenny MC Child Maltreat 2002 Aug; 7(3):254-64 “Ninety-eight children (67 physically abused, 31 sexually abused) were administered a depression inventory, the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder-Reaction Index (PTSD-RI), and Children’s Attributional Style Questionnaire (CASQ). With regard to group differences, the sexual abuse group scored significantly higher on the PTSD-RI, whereas the physical abuse group scored higher on the CASQ Composite for Negative Events.” Center for Children’s Support, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Osteopathic Medicine, Stratford 08084, USA.

Child maltreatment and adulthood violence: The contribution of attachment and drug abuse. Feerick MM, Haugaard JJ, Hien DA Child Maltreat 2002 Aug; 7(3):226-40 “Results indicated that whereas childhood physical abuse was associated with adult sexual victimization for cocaine-abusing women, sexual abuse was associated with both partner violence victimization and perpetration for comparison women.” Child Development and Behavior Branch, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510, USA.

The Long-term Impact of Early Sexual Trauma by Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, Ph.D.- Paper presented to the National Conference of Catholic Bishops 6/13/02 Dallas, Texas

from BO Body weight and obesity in adults and self-reported abuse in childhood. Williamson DF, Thompson TJ, Anda RF, Dietz WH, Felitti V Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 2002 Aug; 26(8):1075-82 “Abuse in childhood is associated with adult obesity.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

from BO Domestic violence: Identifying the deadly silence. Kessmann JR Tex Dent J 2000 Oct;117(10):42-7 “affects 3 to 4 million individuals every year in this country alone….Each year 3.3 million children witness domestic partner abuse and 50 to 70 percent of the perpetrators also abuse their children…Domestic violence is a leading cause of serious injury to women, killing as many as 4,000 women each year…Twenty-five percent of the murders in this country are related to domestic violence …represents the largest segment of unreported crime in the United States.” University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, USA. Domestic violence: Articles, fact sheets, and other informative resources

both from BO Adverse childhood experiences and risk of paternity in teen pregnancy. Anda RF, Chapman DP, Felitti VJ, Edwards V, Williamson DF, Croft JB, Giles WH Obstet Gynecol 2002 Jul; 100(1):37-45 “We found strong graded relationships…between the number of adverse childhood experiences and the risk of involvement in a teen pregnancy for each of four birth cohorts during the last century.” National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Understanding children’s use of secrecy in the context of eyewitness reports. Bottoms BL, Goodman GS, Schwartz-Kenney BM, Thomas SN Law Hum Behav 2002 Jun; 26(3):285-313 “Results indicated that older children who were instructed to keep events secret withheld more information than did older children not told to keep events secret. Younger children’s reports were not significantly affected by the secret manipulation.” Dept. of Psychology, The U. of Illinois at Chicago, 60607-7137, USA.

both from BO Autobiographical memory specificity, intrusive memory, and general memory skills in Dutch-Indonesian survivors of the World War II era. Wessel I, Merckelbach H, Dekkers T J Trauma Stress 2002 Jun; 15(3):227-34 “A lack of specific autobiographical memory may result from exposure to psychological trauma, intrusive memories of adverse events, and/or a general memory deficit….the frequent occurrence of intrusive memories and the avoidance of reminders of trauma predicted less autobiographical memory specificity. These results replicate and extend earlier findings on intrusive and nonspecific autobiographical memory in depressed samples to a group of people who experienced war atrocities in childhood.” Department of Psychology, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Directed forgetting in acute stress disorder. Moulds ML, Bryant RA J Abnorm Psychol 2002 Feb; 111(1):175-9 “Severity of psychopathology was negatively correlated with to-be-remembered positive words. These findings are consistent with the proposal that people who develop ASD display an aptitude for superior forgetting of aversive material.” School of Psych., U. of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.

from BO Self-injurious behavior in women with eating disorders. Paul T, Schroeter K, Dahme B, Nutzinger DO Am J Psychiatry 2002 Mar; 159(3):408-11 “self-injuring patients reported a significantly higher number of traumatic events, showed significantly higher dissociation scores, and exhibited significantly more obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors….Group comparisons point to the relevance of traumatic experiences and comorbid dissociative phenomenology.” Medizinisch-Psychosomatische Klinik Bad Bramstedt, Germany.

from BO Study of cases of anterograde amnesia in a disease of mental disintegration. Janet P, Nicolas S, Penel A Hist Psychiatry 2001 Dec; 12(48 Pt 4):481-8 “Pierre Janet, in his famous paper (1892) on anterograde amnesia, is concerned with the theme of the disintegration of the human personality…. Janet shows that memories which appear not to be formed are in fact formed; that they exist somewhere in the patient’s mind with the full vividness of ordinary recollections, and that they may spontaneously crop up in dreams, or may be called out by hypnotic suggestion, or by other methods.”

A Review of Visual/Kinesthetic Disassociation in the Treatment of Posttraumatic Disorders: Theory, Efficacy and Practice Recommendations Anne M. Dietrich, M.A. U. of British Columbia Canada – Traumatology – Volume VI, Issue 2, Article 3 (8/00) “the literature on the Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP) technique of Visual/Kinesthetic Disassociation (V/KD) is reviewed in relation to the treatment of Posttraumatic sequelae.”

A Structural Model Of Dissociation Kathy Steele M.N., C.S , Onno van der Hart Ph.D., Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis, Ph.D. “We argue below that there are compelling reasons that dissociation of the personality is the most accurate and clear description of dissociation, which may then encompass a variety of perspectives on dissociation.”

from BO Effects of mother-son incest and positive perceptions of sexual abuse experiences on the psychosocial adjustment of clinic-referred men. Kelly RJ, Wood JJ, Gonzalez LS, MacDonald V, Waterman J Child Abuse Negl 2002 Apr; 26(4):425-41 “Seventeen men reported mother-son incest, and these men endorsed more trauma symptoms than did other sexually abused men, even after controlling for a history of multiple perpetrators and physical abuse.” Department of Psychology, U. of California, LA, USA.

Parental caring as a possible buffer against sexual revictimization in young adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Jankowski MK, Leitenberg H, Henning K, Coffey P J Trauma Stress 2002 Jun; 15(3):235-44 “women who had been sexually abused in childhood were twice as likely to be sexually assaulted in adulthood and that women with 2 or more types of childhood trauma were 3 times as likely to be sexually revictimized. Parental caring was not found to buffer against the revictimization effect.” Department of Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH

Modern-Day Slavery Abroad …excerpt from Sec. of State Colin Powell’s speech introducing the Second Annual Trafficking in Persons Report. “…Every year, an estimated 700,000 to 4 million people around the world are victimized by traffickers through fraud, coercion, and outright kidnapping. The overwhelming majority of victims are women and children. Traffickers often force them into pornography and prostitution, subjecting them to terrible mental and physical abuse….Approximately 50,000 people are trafficked into the US every year….victims of trafficking toil under inhuman conditions – in brothels, sweatshops, fields and even in private homes.”

from LMS A light at the end of the street….by Stephanie Sauve 7/4/02 “Child prostitution thrives in a world that grossly underestimates its prevalence…Studies suggest that 70 to 80 per cent of those involved in the Canadian sex industry began as children.”

Association between Childhood Sexual Abuse History and Adverse Psychosocial Outcomes – “Nonclinical studies using rigorous designs that have examined the relationship between child sexual abuse and psychological harm, after controlling for Social Environment.”

from BO – Sexual health practices of homeless youth. Rew L, Fouladi RT, Yockey RD J Nurs Scholarsh 2002; 34(2):139-45 “Over half reported a history of sexual abuse… As in other studies of homeless youth, respondents reported a high incidence of sexual abuse…” University of Texas School of Nursing, 1700 Red River, Austin, TX 78701, USA.

from BO – Severity of reported childhood sexual abuse and its relationship to severity of borderline psychopathology and psychosocial impairment among borderline inpatients. Zanarini MC, Yong L, Frankenburg FR, Hennen J, Reich DB, Marino MF, Vujanovic AA J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Jun; 190(6):381-387 “…results of this study suggest that the majority of sexually abused borderline inpatients may have been severely abused. They also suggest that the severity of childhood sexual abuse, other forms of childhood abuse, and childhood neglect may all play a role in the symptomatic severity and psychosocial impairment characteristic of borderline personality disorder.” The Laboratory for the Study for Adult Development, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478 and the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. Send reprint requests to Dr. Zanarini; Department of Psychology, U. of RI, Kingston, RI.

Additive impact of childhood emotional, physical, and sexual abuse on suicide attempts among low-income African American women. Anderson PL, Tiro JA, Price AW, Bender MA, Kaslow NJ Suicide Life Threat Behav 2002 Summer; 32(2):131-8 “compared to women who did not report any experiences of childhood abuse, women who experienced one, two, or three forms of abuse were 1.83, 2.29, or 7.75 times more likely to attempt suicide, respectively (all statistically significant).” Georgia State University, USA

On Being a Proper Multiple (on MPD) may be heavy for survivors – Poly-fragmented Multiplicity –

both from BO When the face reveals what words do not: facial expressions of emotion, smiling, and the willingness to disclose childhood sexual abuse. Bonanno GA, Keltner D, Noll JG, Putnam FW, Trickett PK, LeJeune J, Anderson C J Pers Soc Psychol 2002 Jul; 83(1):94-110 “CSA survivors who did not voluntarily disclose CSA showed greater facial expressions of shame, whereas CSA survivors who voluntarily disclosed CSA expressed greater disgust.” Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Teachers College, Columbia University, NY, NY 10027

Characteristics of perpetrators of child sexual abuse who have been sexually victimized as children. Craissati J, McClurg G, Browne K Sex Abuse 2002 Jul; 14(3):225-39 “sexually victimized child abusers were significantly more likely to have experienced a range of childhood abuse and associated difficulties; they were more likely to have a range of psychosexual difficulties, to report greater levels of deviant offence-related attitudes on psychometric measure, to be recidivists, and to offend against boys.” Department of Forensic Psychology, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.