Issue 47 – November 2002

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Issue 47 – November 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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Ritual abuse and mind control by Neil Brick This may be heavy for survivors. This was originally written for co-survivors.

Ritual abuse is severe traumatic abuse repeated over a long period of time, usually done when a child is between the ages of 0 – 6. It may unintentionally (as in the case of Sybil) create MPD (now called DID) or be used intentionally to create alter personalities, for sex slaves, as in the case of child porn and incest (to be able to call alters that will be able to perform necessary tasks), to create cult personalities (as in Satanic or Luciferian groups, but not exclusive to those groups.) It may also be used by governmental agencies, like the CIA, to create the “perfect” spy or assassin, one that doesn’t remember what they did in other alters. All of these cases are documented.

Mind control is a component of ritual abuse. It is used by the perpetrator to control the survivor. An alter will usually have a trigger or cue, similar to Pavlov’s dogs and the bell. Ritual abuse survivors can be triggered by many things, so it is important to use caution when talking to them. Cliches, colors, numbers, rhythms and sounds can all be used to trigger a survivor. Often before a survivor gets their first memories, if they have been programmed, there will be a layer of suicidal and self injurious programs. These programs have been installed to prevent the survivor from remembering the programs underneath. It is very important survivors find safe and knowledgeable therapists to work with. Survivors will usually have a great deal of trouble trusting people. Another problem is that some therapists may be cult members, and survivors can be retraumatized and brought back into the cult. So survivors are understandably very careful when looking for support systems.

Another thing to remember is that survivors may still be in the cult and not know it. Certain alters could be reporting back to the cult and/or be in cult rituals and the other daytime personalities may not know this. This could be compared to a computer with different disk drives. One way to gauge a survivor’s level of healing is their clarity of thought and their emotional maturity. Survivors that may be “all over the place” may still be in the group. Survivors that are still in contact with cult members, family, friends or a spouse or partner from the past, may still be in the cult or at least are probably being triggered intentionally or unintentionally and are being destabilized emotionally.

How this impacts survivor’s daily lives

Depending on the level of healing of the survivor, survivors of ritual abuse will usually be very addictive. Certain emotions may not be expressed by the daytime alter groups, except in “explosions” like anger, meanness, sadness and so on. These emotions were compartmentalized during the abuse so the survivor could survive. They may also have been used by the cult to create assassins and other cult roles. Survivors may quickly switch from one emotion or alter to another, especially late at night when cult alters are more likely to be triggered. Survivors in early recovery, due to the destabilization of their alter system, may not be able to hold jobs or maintain safe living situations. This is due in part to extreme emotional swings, programming coming up that causes self-destructive behaviors, extreme lack of trust, and very disorientating experiences, like memory problems, spaciness (dissociative experiences) and the cult trying to access them to either discredit them, stop their memories from coming back, cause the survivor to injure themselves so they are unable to remember or get the survivor fully back in the cult again.

How to help survivors

The most important thing is to listen sympathetically but with good boundaries. Role modeling empathy and good boundaries is crucial for survivors, especially for child alters. Most survivors did not see much of this and were probably unable to internalize it sufficiently to function successfully socially due to the severe trauma they received. A support person’s boundaries may need to expand at times, when it appears the survivor is sincere and not manipulative and is really trying to heal and reach out. You may want to paraphrase (in a sincere way) what the survivor has said, to help them integrate their thoughts (they may not remember what they said). It is important not to reinforce negative or self injurious programming. It is also important not to deny the survivor’s experience. One could say, “I am sorry that this happened to you, it is amazing that you were able to survive it. I am glad you have the courage and strength to share this with me.” This should be sincere. Survivors are very sensitive to tone of voice and words, this is how they survived. Survivors of ritual abuse are usually very intelligent. This is shown by the research. Those that aren’t may go psychotic and/or be killed by the cult.

Survivors of ritual abuse can be extremely needy, like small children, which makes sense since they contain many underdeveloped young child alters. Understanding and love can help them heal and grow. They may not be able to understand that other people have needs, like not being abused or that other people need breaks, but they can learn this, through appropriate role models, like yourselves

There are therapists that work with survivors that you may be able to use as support. Due to the extreme nature of the emotions and memories, I recommend that co-survivors have regular support themselves, daily if they have abuse issues and definitely weekly to debrief with other people and therapists.

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

Masonic school’s future in doubt – After $6.9 million paid, convention to decide fate of FW facility 09/20/02 – By Todd Bensen – Fort Worth – “The Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas may be forced to close its Masonic Home and School because of a financial crisis caused in part by at least $6.9 million paid to settle lawsuits alleging child sex abuse at the school….The lawsuit alleged that school and Masons leaders “had a significant history of documented child sexual abuse at their facility dating as far back as the 1970s” and refused to seek criminal charges “in every confirmed instance of sexual abuse/assault of children residing at the Masonic Home.” During the 1980s and ’90s, two sexual predators and “numerous other child abusers” were hired despite documented histories of child sexual abuse or other misbehavior, the lawsuit contended. The employees were retained even after school officials learned that they were victimizing children, according to the lawsuit. In addition to being sexually abused, some students were beaten and denied proper health care, the lawsuit said.” also see – from LMS Masons to decide fate of facility Chris Vaughn 9/21/02

From LMS Masons vote for school to stay open $10.6 million from endowment to help keep FW campus going 09/22/2002 By Selwyn Crawford Waco – “The financially strapped Masonic Home and School of Texas in Fort Worth will remain open, state Masons decided…overwhelmingly rejecting a proposal to close the century-old school.”

from LMS Custody battle or abduction? By Doug Beazley, Edmonton Sun 10/3/02 “The site also details George Sturkenboom’s pet theory: that Tudor Davies used his connections as a Freemason to twist the British justice system into allowing her daughter and granddaughters to stay in the U.K. “The Freemasons are very strong over there,” George said.”

Russell Smith Capture Report 9/4/02 “Satan’s minions are no match for America’s Most Wanted. Accused child rapist and self-proclaimed satanist, Russell Smith, was captured in Oregon earlier this week. Smith was profiled on the hit Fox show “America’s Most Wanted: America Fights Back” and his arrest was a direct result of the broadcast….Smith was wanted by the Prince William County Police Department in Virginia for rape and sodomy of a child. According to authorities, Smith convinced a young girl to become involved in satanic rituals, and part of those rituals involved having sex with her.”

also see “Virginia Fugitive Arrested in Oregon – 9/5/02 “A self-described Satanist featured on “America’s Most Wanted” and sought on child sex charges in Virginia was arrested Wednesday in Oregon by federal marshals….Sources say that Smith is the head of a satanic cult. Police reportedly searched Smith’s home and in one room found several items affiliated with satanic worship, including a goat’s head, black candles, and an alter.”

Fugitive Touted Satanism’s Indulgences on Web – Officials Searching for Child-Abuse Suspect Traveling With Daughter By Paul Glader 8/30/02 “in his off-hours, among members of a nationwide occult group he founded on the Internet, he was known as “Reverend Sorath.”…allegations surfaced that Smith, …had repeatedly molested two girls.” Washington Post

from LMS Pr. William Man Sought in Rape Arrested in Ore. Suspect, Daughter, 12, Vanished Two Weeks Ago By Josh White and Paul Glader 9/5/02 ” Officials’ concern was also heightened after they searched Smith’s home and found artifacts apparently used in occult rituals, including an altar, a goat’s head, dark robes and a pentagram.” Washington Post

National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information – State Statutes – State Laws on Child Maltreatment

Child Abuse and Neglect State Statutes Series Ready Reference 2002 Reporting Laws: Clergy as Mandated Reporters

Priests Seek to Assert Rights and Fight Church Abuse Policy By Daniel J. Wakin 10/4/02 “The expert, Msgr. William A. Varvaro, advised the men not to admit any sexual abuses to their bishops, who under the policy must report all violations to the authorities and permanently remove from the ministry any man found to have committed an act of abuse. “So a priest should say nothing”

Pioneering Law Allowed Filing of Priest Abuse Cases…The 1994 state statute extends time limits for serious molestation cases. by Teresa Watanabe 9/30/02 “In opening criminal cases against four former and retired Roman Catholic priests last week, Southern California prosecutors are relying on a 1994 California law that has become a national model for overcoming legal time limits on decades-old child molestation cases.”,0,2108305.story

Vatican Livid Over Moscow Brothel By Kevin O’Flynn 10/16/02 “Komsomolskaya Pravda reported that apartments owned by the Franciscan brothers had been turned into a brothel…. Channel One aired a report on “Chelovek i Zakon” on Friday that directly linked the Franciscans with operating a brothel…. The Catholic Church and Komsomlskaya Pravda do agree on one thing – that the apartments are being used as a brothel. ”

Archdiocese Questioned On Priest – New Britain Cleric Accused Of Molestation Kept His Ministry, Disappeared 10/18/02 By Elizabeth Hamilton and Helen Ubinas, Courant Staff Writers “New information suggests that church and law enforcement officials in Connecticut were told in August that a New Britain priest was wanted in Costa Rica on molestation charges, yet allowed him to continue ministering until his disappearance last week.”,0,5456887.story?coll=hc%2Dheadlines%2Dhome
This may be very heavy for survivors. Dubious choice for resolving church scandal Mara J. Math 9/21/02 “McHugh’s actions…pose the deepest threat to the council’s credibility. McHugh is the only therapist on the lay council. This makes his participation especially significant, because other members may rely on his presumed expertise. Because he frequently testifies on behalf of accused molesters, doubts may be raised about the council’s desire to truly solve the problem. McHugh…is the man whose report to the court in one case stated that a defendant’s harassing phone calls were not obscene – including the call that detailed a fantasy of a 4-year-old sex slave locked in a dog cage and fed human waste. At least eight men have been convicted of sexually abusing Maryland children while under treatment at the “sex disorders” clinic McHugh runs at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine – abuse the doctors did not report, citing client confidentiality. When Maryland law was changed to require that doctors report child molestation, the clinic fought it and advised patients on how to get around the law. The memo to patients suggested that molesters report their pedophilic activities to their lawyers, who could in turn tell staff; attorney-client privilege would then protect the molesters from being reported. This memo was fully approved by the boss – Dr. Paul McHugh…”

Ex-Priest Arrested on Sex Charges By Sandra Marquez – Los Angeles (AP) – A former priest who was moved from parish to parish after admitting to Roman Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony that he molested young boys was arrested Wednesday. Former parish priest Michael Baker was charged with 13 counts of child molestation for incidents involving several victims from 1977 to 1985, said Sgt. Dan Scott. In 1986, Baker told Mahony that he had molested young boys and was reassigned to several parishes after attending a treatment center for pedophile priests.” From AOL 9/25/02

Priest Admits Aiding Frankel – Used Vatican Bank To Launder Money 9/6/02 By Edmund H. Mahony, New Haven – “A frail, 82-year-old Italian priest admitted in court Thursday that he used a Vatican bank account and manipulated Roman Catholic foundations to disguise a scheme by Greenwich financier Martin Frankel to loot hundreds of millions of dollars from U.S. insurance companies….Colagiovanni became part of a scheme Frankel created to hide the fact he was buying nearly a dozen insurance companies in the Midwest and southwestern United States. Frankel needed to steal money from the insurance companies to pay off more than $6 million he had stolen earlier from investors in a securities fund he controlled.” also see Vatican monsignor arrested in Ohio – 8/31/02

Catholic group asks UN committee to press Vatican on church abuse crisis 10/8/02 by Nicole Winfield, AP Rome – “Victims of sexual abuse by priests are taking their complaints to the United Nations…claiming the Vatican has violated the U.N. treaty protecting children and demanding the United Nations do something about it. Catholics for a Free Choice….The group claims the Vatican has violated the 1989 U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child by failing to protect children from known abusers through negligence and inaction.”

Group: Vatican Violates Child Treaty 10/9/02 By Naomi Koppel, Geneva (AP) – “Roman Catholic campaigners and victims of sexual abuse by priests met…with U.N. human rights experts to press their case that the Vatican is violating a global treaty that protects children. The campaigners, led by the Washington-based Catholics for a Free Choice, claim that abuse cases involving priests, most notably in the US, show that the Catholic Church has failed to protect children as required in the treaty.”

Order Offers Sex Abuse Policy by Gregg Aamot – Minneapolis (AP) – A small Roman Catholic order released the names of eight priests and brothers…it said had been removed from public ministry because of credible claims they sexually abused minors. The Crosier Fathers and Brothers…” from AOL 10/9/02

Group to Fight Church Subpoena 9/22/02 Worcester, Mass. “Five women allege in the lawsuit the diocese failed to protect them from the Rev. Robert E. Kelley, who was convicted of rape and has admitted to molesting 50 to 100 girls while at St. Cecilia’s two decades ago.”

N.H. Diocese to Settle Abuse Suits – By Stephen Frothingham – Manchester, N.H. (AP) – “The Manchester Diocese said it would pay $950,000 to settle lawsuits brought by 16 men who said they were molested by priests as far back as 1957. Eight former priests were accused of molesting boys.” from AOL 10/11/02

from LMS Priest Pleads Guilty to Stealing Nearly $100,000 From Queens Parish By Anthony DePalma “Roman Catholic priest from Queens who was accused of serious misdeeds by a parochial school principal pleaded guilty yesterday to stealing nearly $100,000 from his former parish to pay for a time share in Mexico, a luxury car and trips to a gay resort in Florida, among other personal expenses…Mr. Riopelle said Father Thompson also denied charges that he paid extortion to a gay lover whom he allowed to live in the church’s rectory, as the school principal, Barbara Samide, contended. Mrs. Samide, 39, had estimated that as much as $300,000 in funds belonging to the church and school could be missing, based on what accountants had told her. Mr. Riopelle acknowledged that Father Thompson had used money from the collection plate to pay for trips to the Blue Dolphin, a gay resort in Fort Lauderdale where clothing is optional…..Mrs. Samide told investigators that Father Thompson threatened to fire her if she tried to stand in his way. She filed a sexual harassment suit against him in June and recently amended the complaint to include allegations of physical abuse and sexual assault. After amending the charges, Mrs. Samide was put on unpaid leave from her position as principal of St. Elizabeth’s.”

Sex-abuse documentary fuels calls for Catholic cardinal’s resignation, probe in Dublin 10/18/02 Dublin, Ireland (AP) – “Victims of sexual abuse demanded the resignation of Ireland’s highest-ranking Roman Catholic…after a television documentary highlighted high-profile cases of pedophile priests who allegedly had been protected by the Dublin archdiocese…program on state-funded RTE, “Cardinal Secrets,” accused Cardinal Desmond Connell and lower-level Dublin bishops of ignoring complaints involving eight priests from the 1970s to the mid-1990s….The program said the Dublin diocese was facing about 470 lawsuits by abuse victims, among the highest rate anywhere in the world.”

Diocese to Pay $13.5M in Abuse Case – By Lisa Marie Pane – Providence, R.I. (AP) – “The Providence Roman Catholic diocese will pay $13.5 million to close dozens of sex-abuse claims against clergy – and victims welcomed an apology issued with the settlement.” From AOL 9/10/02

Bishop Quinn exits abuse panel 09/10/02 James F. McCarty (Plain Dealer) “Quinn has come under attack for his hardball attitude toward sex abuse victims, for his opposition to strict treatment of clergy abusers and for a speech he gave in 1990 in Columbus. In the speech, Quinn suggested that church lawyers could avoid disclosing clergy sex-abuse documents by sending them to Vatican officials with diplomatic immunity.”

Independent inquiry clears Australia’s most senior Catholic cleric of sex abuse Allegations Mike Corder, 10/14/02 Sydney, Australia (AP) – Australia’s most senior Roman Catholic cleric, Sydney Archbishop George Pell, has been cleared of sex abuse allegations, the church said.”

from LMS Priest Quits After Porn Accusation – Arlington Diocese Denies Trying to Ignore Issue By Caryle Murphy 9/13/02 “The pastor of a Roman Catholic church in Fredericksburg has resigned after another priest accused him in a court deposition of having gay pornographic videos and photos in his rectory bedroom. In the deposition, taken in July, the Rev. James R. Haley also alleges that other priests in the Arlington Diocese have collected such material and that Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde has tried to ignore his complaints about the problem.”

Retired Priest Taken Into Custody – Los Angeles (AP) – “…was arrested Friday in Alaska while on a world cruise…Rucker is among four Southern California priests arrested this week in the first criminal cases brought in Los Angeles and Orange counties….Two others were charged with molesting boys between 1977 and 1987 and another was arrested for investigation of molesting a girl who authorities say gave birth to his child in the 1970s. Authorities allege Rucker molested seven girls in Los Angeles County from 1947 to 1979. He was charged…with 23 felony counts of committing lewd acts with children under age 14, and if convicted could face up to 26 years in prison.” From AOL 9/28/02

also see Priest Charged in Molestations Is Arrested in Alaska – Crime: L.A. prosecutors file 23 counts, saying acts in G. Neville Rucker’s case spanned 30 years…by Richard Winton and Anna Gorman “Archdiocese officials have known for three decades about 1967 child abuse accusations against Rucker. He was accused of molesting two 9-year-old girls at St. Anthony parish in El Segundo during the 1960s, according to a police report and court records. Rucker…served as associate pastor from 1962 to 1967. At the time, Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony’s predecessor, then-Bishop Timothy Manning, persuaded the mother of one of the El Segundo girls not to press criminal charges.”,0,5317367.story

Jesuits Settle Case With Abused Men – Courts: Society of Jesus will pay two mentally retarded victims, who worked at a Bay Area retreat center, a total of $7.5 million. 9/5/02 By Glenn F. Bunting “The California Province of the Society of Jesus agreed Wednesday to pay a total of $7.5 million to two mentally retarded men who said they were sexually abused for years by Jesuits at a retreat in Northern California….The lawsuit, filed June 19, 2001, in Santa Clara County Superior Court, alleged that four Jesuits subjected the two victims to repeated acts of sodomy, molestation and false imprisonment for “as long as 30 years” at the Sacred Heart Jesuit Center.”

Priest’s abuse still haunts diocese – Bishop braces for lawsuits amid new allegations – Jonathan Martin “Patrick G. O’Donnell’s departure from the priesthood in 1986 left a Catholic parish and the Spokane psychology community seething….Despite a documented history of child molestation, he faced no criminal charges and hadn’t even been defrocked….Bishop William Skylstad and his staff acknowledged the Spokane Diocese knew of multiple instances of alleged molestation before O’Donnell was sent from active ministry to sexual deviancy treatment in 1976.”

Spokane bishop, next in line to head bishops’ conference, at center of abuse crisis 9/21/02 By Nicholas K. Geranios, AP Spokane, WA 9/21/02 – “Eight men, who were boys at Catholic parishes in the Spokane Diocese during the 1970s and 1980s, have alleged that O’Donnell molested them or participated in sexually motivated behavior. The allegations became public through news articles. The victims contend the behavior began during O’Donnell’s first year as a priest, in 1971, and continued through 1986, his last year of active ministry, the Spokesman-Review reported. During that time, the newspaper reported, O’Donnell was moved among seven parishes and underwent two lengthy diocese-paid treatment sessions for sexual deviancy.”

NYC Suit Names Top Clergy in Coverup By Sara Kugler NY(AP) – A $300 million lawsuit accuses top clergy in Brooklyn’s Roman Catholic Diocese of covering up allegations of sexual abuse by shuffling the accused priests from parish to parish. The suit alleges that at least 43 children were abused from 1960 to 1984, and that the diocese tried to hide the attacks by transferring priests. Thirteen priests were named in the lawsuit, filed Tuesday. The plaintiffs, who ranged in age from 7 to 17 when they allegedly were abused, said attacks ranged from fondling to sodomy and occurred on church altars, in rectories, school stairwells, priests’ homes and – in one alleged case – at Shea Stadium during a Mets game. The suit also names Bishop Thomas Daily, head of the diocese that serves 1.6 million Catholics in Brooklyn and Queens. The suit alleges that he knew about the abuse. Daily once worked under Cardinal Bernard Law in Boston, where the nationwide sex abuse scandal erupted in January. Daily has also been accused of failing to act promptly on complaints of clergy abuse during his tenure there.” from AOL 10/16/02

British Cardinal Investigated on Abuse Cover-up Charge London, 9/23/02 ( – “British police have involved the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) in an investigation into Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor. The investigation relates to claims that, in the 1980s, the cardinal – then bishop of Brighton and Arundel – helped cover up for a priest suspected of child abuse who was later convicted of sexual offenses.”

Bishops Conspired, Says Abuse Plaintiff – Courts: Alleged victim charges U.S. Catholic leaders with protecting pedophile priests. 9/17/02 by William Lobdell, “In one of the first legal attacks on the nation’s Roman Catholic leadership, an alleged molestation victim has filed suit contending that bishops conspired over the past 30 years to protect priests who sexually abused children to “avoid detection, public disclosure and scandal.” The lawsuit filed Monday in Orange County Superior Court alleges that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops even conducted seminars to show bishops and dioceses how to discourage and discredit claims of child sexual molestation, how to conceal or “sanitize” damaging records of accused molesters, and how to quietly transfer the suspected molesters without raising suspicion among congregants.”,0,1226405.story

from LMS Slave Labor in Irish Convents as Terrible as Prison By Stephen Holden “These “bad girls” exiled from their families and communities, often after becoming pregnant out of wedlock, were forced to do slave labor in convent laundries that proliferated in Ireland until recently. The existence of these religious labor camps run by the Sisters of the Magdalene Order came to light only in the 1970’s with the discovery of the unmarked graves of women who lived there. After the scandal broke, the laundries were closed, the last in 1996. Some 30,000 women are thought to have passed through their gates.”

Husband and Wife – And the Father – A Man Whose Wife Married Their Priest Sues the Arlington Diocese for Millions By Caryle Murphy – Washington Post Staff Writer 8/25/02 “In June, Lambert filed a $5 million lawsuit against the diocese and its bishop, the Rev. Paul S. Loverde, alleging that they withheld from him information confirming the relationship between Verrecchia and Nancy Lambert – including a cache of e-mail correspondence between the two that “revealed clearly…a romantic affair.” “[B]y their silence,” the lawsuit in the Arlington County courthouse alleges, the defendants “deceived plaintiff as to their knowledge of the adulterous relationship.” Church officials did it in part, the complaint states, “to preserve the employment of Father Verrecchia.”

Charges Reinstated Against Priest – Theo Emery – Boston (AP) “…The Hartford Courant reported that a Roman Catholic priest from Bridgeport accused of sexually abusing teenage boys is living a secretive but comfortable life on a Caribbean island. The Rev. Laurence Brett disappeared in the early 1990s, and was discovered recently on St. Maarten by reporters from the newspaper…Brett, 65, has been accused of abusing two dozen altar boys and others in Connecticut, New Mexico, California and Maryland; accusations against him date back to the 1960s. Since he vanished, church officials have said they wanted Brett found and brought to justice.” From AOL 8/30/02

Abusive Priest Found In Caribbean Hideaway – Trail Of Accusations Goes Back 30 Years For Clergyman Who Worked Under Auspices Of Bridgeport Diocese 8/29/02 By Eric Rich, and Elizabeth Hamilton Courant Staff Writers “The Rev. Laurence F. X. Brett vanished abruptly almost a decade ago, leaving … a trail of accusers stretching across four states and back 30 years.”
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Priests Admonished in Abuse Case – Bridgeport, Conn. (AP) – “Two priests have been disciplined for not telling the Bridgeport Roman Catholic Diocese that they knew the location of a former clergyman who had been accused of sexual abuse. The Revs. David Howell of Norwalk and Gerald Devore of Stamford admitted to diocesan officials that they knew former priest Laurence Brett was living on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten…Brett, 65…” from AOL 9/1/02

Abusive Priest Flees Island – Facing Immigration Charges, Brett Hurriedly Quits St. Maarten 9/19/02 By Eric Rich “…Brett has left the Caribbean island where he lived secretively for nearly a decade, fleeing just days before local police descended on his lagoon-side villa.”,1387795).story?coll=hc%2Dheadlines%2Dhome

from LMS Punishment by former nun terrified him, boy testifies – By Kevin Cox 9/24/02 “The children who testified yesterday were part of an 18-person commune that has operated a farm and restaurant in the rural community since moving from Alberta in 1995. The lifestyle described by the children was filled with hard work and harsh punishment…The former nun acted as the head of the commune, rigidly controlling the spiritual and personal lives of its members, as well as running the farm and restaurant. (On 7/01) provincial officials removed five children and placed them in foster care.”

Diocese records show more coverups By Michael Rezendes and Sacha Pfeiffer 9/13/02 “Bishop Thomas V. Daily matter-of-factly recorded for church files the 1981 arrest of a priest for lewd conduct in a public restroom at a Sears department store, and how the priest then contacted a friendly judge. Soon afterward the charge was dropped – against the priest, the Rev. George J. Rosenkranz, but not against the man with whom he was arrested. The same year, when a Waltham family complained to Daily that their son had been molested by the Rev. Robert V. Gale – two years after Gale had been removed from a Quincy parish for the same offense.”

May be triggering from LMS Sins of the father – Did Rev. Scriven’s shadowy past contribute to his gruesome end? By John Steinbachs – Ottawa Sun 8/25/02 “More than a quarter-century after the bloodied body of an Edmonton priest was discovered in an Ottawa park, questions about who killed Rev. Joseph Scriven and the priest’s own alleged crimes still linger….Scriven came under posthumous scrutiny for an alleged sex attack on a little girl during the 1970s. In 1997, a former parishioner of Scriven went public with accusations that he had sexually molested her daughter during the early 1970s.”

Detroit Priests Charged in Abuses By Alexandra R. Moses – Detroit (AP) – “Taking advantage of a provision in Michigan’s statute of limitations, authorities charged four Roman Catholic priests who once worked in the Detroit Archdiocese with sex abuse in cases dating back decades. None of the priests is still active, and all live in other states – which is the main reason prosecutors were able to charge them…Prosecutors used an exception in the old statute of limitations law that allows charges to be brought if the suspect left the state before the six-year statute ran out.” from AOL 8/27/02

Abuse spotlight on Australian nuns – Fresh allegations of sexual abuse, this time involving a group of nuns, have hit the Catholic Church in Australia. 8/28/02 “The Poor Sisters of Nazareth order has admitted paying up to $A75,000 (US $41,400) to women who claimed they were abused in an orphanage.”

May be heavy for survivors from LMS When child cruelty reigned By Greg Ansley, 8/31/02 “…This week Nazareth House gained national infamy in revelations published in The Bulletin of brutal sexual assault by nuns, rape by priests, and floggings of unimaginable cruelty….Frighteningly similar allegations are contained in the statements of claim lodged by 17 women in the Queensland Supreme Court against the Trustees of the Poor Sisters of Nazareth and the Corporation of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.”

Claims nuns tortured children – A 61-year-old woman has gone public with tales of torture at the hands of Catholic nuns. “Ann Thompson lived at Nazareth House in Christchurch from ages 10 to 19 where she says she was repeatedly stripped and beaten by nuns….Thompson and at least four others are pursuing legal claims against the Catholic Church. The group is seeking more than $500,000 compensation.”,1227,128933-1-7,00.html

New Face for Pornography – Authority Figures Caught in ‘Candyman’ Internet Porn Ring By Bryan Robinson 3/19 – “…arrests in “Operation Candyman” revealed a growing marketplace for child pornography and a different kind of pornographer: the seemingly upstanding citizen who could be anyone, including a parish priest or a school bus driver….according to federal law enforcement officials, many of those arrested in the government’s year-long sting operation on a Internet child porn ring set up by an e-mail group called “Candyman” included members of the clergy, teachers, law enforcement officers and others entrusted with caring for children.”

from LMS Police powerless to snare porn users – Paul Harris 9/22/02 “British detectives have been given credit card records of 7,000 UK men from a US website but lack of cash means they have made only 80 arrests so far.”,6903,796628,00.html

Ex-Ill. Priest Collected Child Porn – Chicago (AP) – “A former Roman Catholic priest pleaded guilty Thursday to possession of three computer discs and hundreds of pages of images showing naked boys engaged in sexual acts and sadomasochistic activity. Vincent McCaffrey, 50, resigned from the priesthood in 1992….Assistant U.S. Attorney Markus T. Funk told U.S. District Judge John Darrah that McCaffrey had “molested” someone while he was a priest. But Darrah cut him off and kept the hearing focused on the child pornography charges. Info…concerning McCaffrey when he was a priest is under court seal. ” 9/12/02

from LMS Police staggered by graphic images seized in Toronto crackdown – By Brodie Fenlon “…Saved on that computer and burned onto 78 CDs found hidden in his closet were 252,000 pictures and movies of child porn….Police say Evans is just one of 500 Toronto-area residents they’ve identified as being in possession of child porn. U.S. Customs Service stats suggest that between 35%-45% of people found with child porn are also involved in the sexual and physical abuse of children. That would translate to about 200 cases in Toronto….Police say they’ve identified “tens of thousands” of different victims in the more than 1.7 million photos and movies they’ve seized. “It’s staggering in proportion, but we don’t believe Toronto is worse than anywhere else,” said Staff-Insp. Gary Ellis, head of the Toronto Police sex crimes unit.”

from LMS Soham officers in court on child porn charges Tony Thompson 9/15/02 “Two policemen … appeared before magistrates in Bury St Edmunds yesterday facing child pornography charges…. Suspects emerged earlier this year when the FBI smashed an international child porn ring and arrested more than 80 people in 20 states across the US. Among those charged were Catholic priests, a nurse and a school bus driver….in total six UK police officers have been arrested and suspended as part of the operation.”,6903,792352,00.html

This may be heavy for survivors. Feds allege brothers kept large amount of child porn 9/25/02 by Steve Warmbir “Two brothers from south suburban Glenwood were charged Tuesday with having what could be one of the largest stashes of child pornography in the Chicago area in recent memory, federal authorities said. Convicted child sex offender Keith Willis, 47, and his brother, Kevin, 41, were found to have stacks and stacks of child porn.”

Los Angeles – Blazes Disrupt Road, Rail Traffic – 9/5/02 By Jessica Garrison and Eric Malnic, “Officials said fire investigators had concluded that “candles associated with a ritual involving the use of fire and animal sacrifices started the fire.”

South Carolina Judges Seek to Ban Secret Settlements By Adam Liptak “South Carolina’s 10 active federal trial judges have unanimously voted to ban secret legal settlements, saying such agreements have made the courts complicit in hiding the truth about hazardous products, inept doctors and sexually abusive priests.”

from LMS Woman sues church over sex-abuse stance – Claims conspiracy by Jehovah’s Witnesses By Brodie Fenlon – Sun Media 9/1/02 Toronto – “A New Brunswick woman claims two Jehovah’s Witness elders and the Canadian church hid the sexual abuse she says she suffered at the hands of her father. The woman, whose case comes to court next Monday in Toronto, is suing the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Canada and two elders of her former congregation in Shelburne, just north of Orangeville, for $700,000.”

‘Disfellowshipped’ Jehovah’s Witnesses speak out against practice By James Borchuk/St. Petersburg Times “As far as her children and 6 million people around the world are concerned, Shirley Jackson is as good as dead and has been for seven years….Witnesses are told to immediately shun the disfellowshipped, who are said to be certain to die at Armageddon….Sons, daughters, mothers and fathers are expected to cut off relatives, making exceptions only in cases of family business or emergency.”

UK Secret database protects paedophiles 7/12/02 “The Jehovah’s Witnesses organisation keeps a sex offenders register that nobody outside the church is allowed to see, a former “elder” tells Panorama. Bill Bowen, who has spent his lifetime as a Jehovah’s Witness and nearly twenty years as an elder, says the organisation covers up abuse by keeping this database secret. His sources indicate there are 23,720 abusers on the list – who are protected by the system. “They [the Jehovah’s Witnesses] do not want people to know that they have this problem”, he tells Panorama.”

from LMS Church made her cover up sexual abuse, woman says By Jane Gadd 9/10/02 “A former Jehovah’s Witness who says her church forced her to cover up years of sexual abuse by her father told Ontario Superior Court yesterday that church elders use the fear of Armageddon to silence her and other abuse victims. Victoria Boer, 31, testifying at the trial of her $700,000 lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Canada…” also see Jehovahs hid claim: Ex-elder

from LMS Dad’s fight with Watchtower Society finds 50 supporters by Kevin Connor – 9/8/02 “More than 50 former Jehovah’s Witnesses want to join a lawsuit against the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society being organized by a man who says the group helped kill his daughter. Lawrence Hughes says the Watchtower Society has his daughter Bethany Hughes’s blood on its hands because it fought against giving the 17-year-old blood transfusions to battle her leukemia.”

Woman scarred by sex abuse, not life as a Jehovah’s Witness, lawyer suggests – James Mccarten 9/10/02 Toronto (CP)

from LMS The minister of rape – “Rwanda’s Pauline Nyiramasuhuko — accused of inciting rape, murder and mutilation… By Peter Landesman “Slaughter, and then worse, came to Butare, a sleepy, sun-bleached Rwandan town, in the spring of 1994. Hutu death squads armed with machetes and nail-studded clubs had deployed throughout the countryside, killing, looting and burning. Roadblocks had been set up to cull fleeing Tutsis.” This may be very heavy for survivors.

from LMS Child Brides — in Utah Polygamy And LDS Mormonism today

from LMS Polygamist jailed for child rape Nephi, Utah (AP) — “A polygamist was sentenced yesterday to spend five years to life in prison for a child rape that occurred when he took a 13-year-old girl as his “spiritual” wife more than a dozen years ago. It was the lightest possible sentence for raping a child. He could have received a minimum of 15 years in prison.”

From LMS School abuse suits may cost $1 billion FSIN is outraged government is adding more lawyers to handle influx of lawsuits James Parker The StarPhoenix 9/4/02 “The federal government and the churches that ran the residential schools on behalf of Ottawa are facing more than 4,500 cases involving about 11,000 individuals. About 540 cases have been settled since 1996. So far, the government has paid out $37 million to compensate plaintiffs for physical and sexual abuse and expects to spend more than a $1 billion dealing with the cases. Some suits also claim the schools perpetrated cultural genocide.”{8E084502-450A-4FD0-AA1B-D637FBA3FA85}

Institutional Child Abuse “to examine abuse that took place in residential schools for Aboriginal children and in institutions such as orphanages, schools for the Deaf, long-term mental health care facilities, sanitoria and training schools.” (Canada)

from LMS Compensation offer ‘worse than a slap in the face’ 9/11/02 Winnipeg (CP) “An elderly Ojibwa man has rejected a federal offer of $5,000 for abuse he says he suffered 60 years ago while at a Roman Catholic residential school….Mentuck claims he was sexually and physically abused by nuns at the school run by the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of Manitoba. He said he was regularly beaten with a strap at the school in Pine Creek, Man., he attended from 1940-45 and was forced to hold electric rods that would give him a shock for things like speaking his native Ojibwa….11,000 claims have been filed in Canada against the federal government and the Catholic, United, Anglican and Presbyterian churches that ran the schools for aboriginal children.”{38F2EE94-E33E-407F-A7F8-95B1928F361A}

This may be heavy for survivors. 2 Accused of Storing Stolen Remains for Rituals By Ronald Smothers – Newark, 10/8/02 – “A Newark man and his son were charged with desecration of graves and possession of stolen property today after a police search of their home turned up a cauldron holding human skulls and other bones that investigators suspect came from a spate of recent grave and mausoleum robberies here. The police said it was the second time in two months that they had recovered stolen body parts they believe were intended for use in the rituals of the same religious cult. The police said the men charged today were adherents of Palo Mayombe, an offshoot of mainstream West African religions…”

Voodoo Furor in Body Snatch by Jamie Schram and Brad Hunter 10/10/02 – “cops say members of the Afro-Cuban Palo Mayombe cult stole his body from its crypt in January (’99) for use in perverted religious ceremonies.” “Officials said there has been a rash of body thefts in the area and they worry that Palo – an offshoot of Santeria – is spreading.”

from LMS St. Paul man charged with setting Stillwater fire Curt Brown 9/7/02 “An 18-year-old St. Paul man was charged Friday with second-degree arson after telling police that curiosity about satanic rituals and boredom prompted him to start the fire that destroyed the last remnants of the historic state Territorial Prison in Stillwater.”

from A. Constantine – Cops Silent on ‘Death Card’ in Sniper Case – 10/9/02 Rockville, Md. (Reuters) – The Washington area sniper who has killed six people and injured two others reportedly left a haunting message for police – “Dear Policeman, I am God”…detectives who recovered a shell casing in woods near Monday’s shooting…found a Tarot card known as the “Death Card” with a message scrawled on the back that read: “Dear Policeman, I am God.”

fyi only Maryland Shootings a Satanic Sacrifice! Map of Shootings Shows Cross of Satan Written By D.E. Alexander

USA, Plaintiff-Appellee, V. Daniel George Leblanc, Defendant-Appellant. No. 01-1517 US Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit 2002 U.S. App. Lexis 18036 8/28/02, Filed – Prior History: on Appeal from the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan. 00-00009. Bell. 04-02-01. Disposition: Affirmed…. “Opinion: per Curiam. The defendant, Daniel LeBlanc, was convicted by a jury of sexually assaulting his six-year-old step-daughter in his home in the Bay Mills Indian Community reservation. On appeal, LeBlanc raises a Fifth Amendment challenge to the admission of his out-of-court statements, and he challenges the exclusion of his proffered expert testimony regarding the susceptibility of children to coercive or suggestive interviewing techniques. We find no reversible error and affirm.”

Mind Control and Experimentation

This may be very heavy for survivors. The Covert Captive – An Investigative Report of the Inhumane Use of former U. S. Assistant Attorney, Eugene L. Stone by the CIA. Hayward B. Shepherd, 1994 The book is on a CD in PDF format, available for $20.00 incl S + H from Shepherd Media Engineering, 111 Pheasant Lane, Summerville, SC 29485. E-mail : page 123 “MKULTRA, A Codeword project started in the 1950 s to study interrogation techniques and the use of drugs as tools in the techniques. At that time MK was frequently used as a prefix if there was a military application. ULTRA was the codeword used by British Intelligence for their WWII super secret project which was able to decode German cryptographic messages. Perhaps the originator of this codeword considered that the work being done with mind control was also that super secret.” page 150 “In the fall of 1959 the CIA shuffled people around, hired an assortment of researchers in the field of mind control, and finalized a long range plan for expanding its mind control technology….office was to coordinate with Covert Operations to find a mission which would be ideal for testing a programmed Agent….idea of using Gene Stone as the first subject remained unquestioned. This was now near the end of the Eisenhower administration, and despite a number of blunders, the CIA was riding a high in prestige and funding. All involved in planning were firmly confident that by 1965 they would be ready to deliver a programmed Eugene Stone to Covert Operations.” Addition excerpts are at :

MINDFIELD – The CIA and Its Secret Experiments with Germ Warfare. America’s Great State Secret by Gordon Thomas…e-book Download free preview & prologue – has information on Olson, Gottlieb, William Buckley, Cameron, Dulles, Project Paperclip, Colby, shows CIA connection between Buckley, Gottlieb and Cameron (p. 199), Helms, West and the CIA, and West and the Center for the Reduction and Study of Violence, Orlikov, Casey. CIA mind-control trials revealed as secret inspiration behind ‘A Clockwork Orange’ By James Morrison – Arts and Media Correspondent 10/13/02 “Anthony Burgess was inspired to write his most famous novel A Clockwork Orange by his real-life involvement in CIA-run mind-control experiments, a new biography claims….The new biography claims A Clockwork Orange’s central theme – the use of brainwashing to quell evil impulses in the criminal mind – arose from Burgess’s involvement with the British secret service and the CIA experiments. It argues that many of the novel’s other trademarks, including Nadsat, the fictional slang in which it is written, stem from the author’s dealings with secret agents…When asked about the famous scene in which government scientists pump images of torture into the mind of its delinquent antihero, Alex, to rid him of violent thoughts, he dismissed it as an idea that came to him in a dream. Now, a decade after Burgess’s death, respected biographer Roger Lewis believes he may have uncovered the truth, thanks to a mysterious retired British intelligence agent. According to the anonymous source, Burgess became involved with the CIA while working as a Colonial Service education officer in Malaya in the 1950s.”

Information on Implants and information on Delgado is at : The UCLA Violence Project “Other related brain work was to have been done at the UCLA Violence Project, which was to have been headed by Dr. Louis Jolyon West. Dr. West describes the demise of the Project prior to startup in a chapter entitled “Research on Violence: The Ethical Equation.”….Dr. Louis Jolyon West was cleared at TOP SECRET for his work on MKULTRA. His numerous connections to the mind control network illustrate how the network was maintained; not through any central conspiracy, but by an interlocking network of academic relationships, grants, conferences, and military appointments.”

“Ralph Tortorici, a twenty-six-year-old psychology student at the State University of New York at Albany, walked into a classroom, pulled out a hunting knife and a high-powered rifle and announced that he was taking the class hostage. He claimed that he was part of a government medical experiment and demanded to speak to the president, the governor, and the Supreme Court.”

CIA and NASA Linked During Cold War Space Race By Leonard David 10/14/02 Houston – “A space history sleuth has documented cooperative ties between NASA and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the heated U.S.-Russian space race in the late 1950s through the 1960s. Not only did the CIA provide data to NASA, the civilian space agency also gave expertise and supplied other services to the spy agency.”

from LMS Defense witnesses take stand in Einhorn trial – One said she believes the defendant’s claims of government involvement….By Jacqueline Soteropoulos 10/9/02 “The initial witnesses presented in defense of accused murderer Ira Einhorn provided jurors with intimate portraits of Einhorn’s involvement in the paranormal and of his many paramours….Anne Cavers, a former professional ballerina who said she is psychic and clairvoyant, testified that after Holly Maddux disappeared, she was convinced that Einhorn himself was in great danger because of his interest in “parapsychology” and “psychotronic weaponry.”

from LMS Einhorn’s former lawyer says client feared unfair trial – Norris Gelman said the ex-counterculture leader fled in 1981 because information that could help him was being withheld. By Jacqueline Soteropoulos – 10/12/02 “Ira Einhorn’s former lawyer, Norris Gelman, testified yesterday that he believed the counterculture leader fled the country in 1981 because he feared he would not get a fair trial in Philadelphia. Gelman, who represented Einhorn for decades, including during the 1993 trial in absentia, said that 22 years ago he warned his client that he felt the Holly Maddux murder case was being mishandled by the then-prosecutor. As a defense witness at Einhorn’s new trial in Common Pleas Court, Gelman testified that critical exculpatory information – that three witnesses independently claimed to see Maddux alive in 1978 – was withheld from the defense during preparations for trial in 1980.”

from LMS Einhorn takes the stand in Maddux murder trial – 10/14/02 By Jacqueline Soteropoulos “He also angered Maddux’s brother and three sisters by suggesting that their father kept Nazi symbols on his Mercedes and throughout the family’s home when the couple visited Tyler, Texas, in the mid-1970s….Maddux’s siblings later told reporters that the late Fred Maddux was a paratrooper who proudly fought the Nazis in France in World War II. Her father’s license plate read “Fuhrer,” but that was a reference to his role as the head of the family and a nod to his military service, Elisabeth “Buffy” Hall said.”

Former Einhorn neighbor calls forays in physics ‘nonsense’ 10/3/02 AP Philadelphia – “Ira Einhorn claims that his knowledge about so-called psychic warfare and mind-control experiments got him in trouble with the CIA and framed for his girlfriend’s murder….Einhorn has said he was framed for Maddux’s murder by the CIA because of his knowledge of their secret mind-control weapon experiments.”

Ira Einhorn Communications –

from LMS Former hippie fugitive Ira Einhorn convicted of 1977 slaying of girlfriend 10/17/02 Philadelphia (AP) – “Former hippie guru Ira Einhorn, who hid out in Europe for nearly 17 years after being charged with killing his girlfriend, was found guilty.”

From LMS Female serial killer who murdered 6 men executed by lethal injection in Florida – Canadian Press 10/9/02 Starke, Fla. (AP) – Serial killer Aileen Wuornos was executed…more than a decade after she murdered six men along central Florida highways while working as a prostitute.”

U.S. military tested chemical weapons over at least four states, documents say – Canadian Press 10/8/02 Washington (AP) – “The United States held open-air biological and chemical weapons tests in at least four states – Alaska, Hawaii, Maryland and Florida – during the 1960s in an effort to develop defences against such weapons, Pentagon documents show.”{44CC59C0-5084-44C9-882E-89339E6DCFEF}

from LMS Poison gas pay bonus rejected By Bill Kaufmann, Calgary Sun 10/11/02 “…an extra $1.10 a day to be “a human guinea pig” for poison gas tests….newly disclosed 1960s U.S.-Canadian tests of deadly nerve gas at the Suffield range….1967-69 tests of nerve agents soman and tabun – whose existence was made public…with the release of Pentagon documents.”
CounterPunch Special Report – Sex, Drugs & the CIA by Douglas Valentine “After a year of conducting MKULTRA experiments in laboratories, the CIA’s researchers decided they needed to start testing LSD in “real life” settings. In order to do this, however, they needed a “front”…”

from LMS U.S. Troops Were Subjected to a Wider Toxic Testing By Thom Shanker Washington, 10/8/02 “Acknowledging a much wider testing of toxic weapons on its forces, the Defense Department says it used chemical warfare and live biological agents during cold-war-era military exercises on American soil, as well as in Canada and Britain, according to previously secret documents cleared for release to Congress on Wednesday.”

New FOIA Decisions, July-September 2002 – The following Freedom of Information Act decisions were received by the Office of Information and Privacy during the months of July through September 2002 – “Kelly v. CIA, No. 00-2498 (D.D.C. Aug. 8, 2002) (Exemption 1 [E.O. 12,958]: CIA properly refused to confirm or deny the existence of any records reflecting a covert relationship between the CIA and UCLA because disclosure of whether such records (and activity) exist in relation to any particular academic institution would reveal intelligence sources and methods and would damage national security…”

US Chemical Weapons Program: Human Experiments Planned (Austin and Hamburg, 9/27/02) – A Pentagon document released to the Sunshine Project indicates that the US chemical weapons program operated by the Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Directorate (JNLWD) is planning or may have already performed experiments on humans….Another Pentagon document states that a test quantity of fully working “non-lethal” mortar rounds must be delivered by tomorrow. In a first reaction to Wednesday’s revelations of its illegal chemical weapons research, the Pentagon claimed that it has taken a step back from funding work on sleep inducing or mind altering chemicals (“calmatives”). Human Tests: The document indicating planned or already performed human experiments with non-lethal chemical weapons is a contract between JNLWD and the Marine Corps Research Univ. (at Pennsylvania State Univ.), dated 1/29/02.”

from LMS Debate rages over safety of ECT, or shock therapy, used on elderly – Tom Lyons Canadian Press 9/82/02

Columbia University and the U.S. Intelligence Community Excerpted from: North American Congress on Latin America, Who Rules Columbia? – Original 1968 Strike Edition (New York: NACLA, 1970), pages 13-17 of 40 pages. “The very nature of the Cold War struggle against Communism and the drive for empire require extensive non-military resources. The U.S. intelligence community, under the direction of the Central Intelligence Agency, is in charge of enlisting the expertise and the cover of non-governmental organizations.”

George W. Bush and the Brotherhood of Death ‘Secrets of the Tomb’ Skull and Bones, the Ivy League, and the Hidden Paths of Power By Alexandra Robbins 9/4/02 “….This tiny club has set up networks that have thrust three members into the most powerful political position in the world. And the group’s influence is only increasing-the 2004 presidential election might showcase the first time each ticket has been led by a Bonesman. The secret society is now, as one historian admonishes, ” Œan international mafia’…unregulated and all but unknown.” In its quest to create a New World Order that restricts individual freedoms and places ultimate power solely in the hands of a small cult of wealthy, prominent families, Skull and Bones has already succeeded in infiltrating nearly every major research, policy, financial, media, and government institution in the country.”

The following selection and linked selections have a great deal of information on mind control and MPD. I very strongly recommend that people read these pages with a support person that knows a lot about mind control and MPD. I recommend caution when contacting the people mentioned in these pages and I do not necessarily agree with everything stated in the linked pages. This and other pages may be very heavy for survivors to read.

STRUCTURING OF MPD WORLDS – “The purpose of the mind-control is to build a System within the mind that is a human robot. It would do no good to torture the slave and get thousands of pieces (fragments of the mind, alter personalities) if these were not structured. Very few Multiples have ever really gotten to see the deeper parts of their Systems. Many of the early successes of therapists were actually only the integration of the fronts of Systems, while the deeper cult parts were left fully functioning. The integration of the front alters was only a ruse to allow the therapist to think the patient was healed. The Illuminati’s organization, whose identity still remains secret to the therapist, can continue to use the ‘healed” patient. Everyone was happy, therapist, client, and the abusers.”

CIA must disclose some operational files – “A Washington, D.C., reporter may view operational files on mind control experiments by the CIA, a federal district court ruled in early August. A federal district court in Washington, D.C., August 8 granted reporter John F. Kelly limited but highly unusual access to some CIA operational files in his request for records concerning the federal government’s mind control experiments of the 1950s. Judge Thomas Hogan ruled that the CIA must search and review its operational files for information concerning the MKULTRA project, and make all releasable information from those files available to Kelly. MKULTRA was the government’s attempt begun in 1953 to respond to “brainwashing” activities attributed to Soviet and Chinese governments by conducting drug and other behavior modification experiments on unwitting victims. It involved more than 149 subprojects contracted out to 80 institutions.”

Was Robert Kennedy’s Assassin Brainwashed by Gordon Thomas “California’ Supreme Court is considering ordering a new trial into one of the most sensational crimes in America – the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, brother of the murdered President, John F Kennedy. The Court has been given explosive new testimony that Robert Kennedy’s assassin, Palestinian-born Sirhan Sirhan, was “programmed through hypnosis and brainwashed to carry out the crime”…Sirhan’s attorney, Lawrence Teeter….In the case of the programming of Sirhan those involved, either directly or indirectly, are the Los Angeles police department, the FBI and the CIA together with the Pentagon. “There were good reasons for them to have wanted Robert Kennedy eliminated. He wanted to end the Vietnam war. He wanted to get to the bottom of his brother’s assassination. He wanted to break the power of the Teamsters Union. He wanted to end the wild adventurism of the CIA”, said Teeter. That “adventurism” included the notorious MK-ULTRA programme – designed by the CIA to see if it was feasible to use drugs and hypnosis to create a “programmed assassin”. Among the doctors secretly involved in the work was Dr Louis West, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California in Los Angeles and director of its Neuropsychiatric Institute. West’s work for the CIA included using hypnosis to try and programme minds. But his case files were shredded in the wake of Robert Kennedy’s murder on June 5, 1968.” under latest

Parents look to microchip children – London, England – “Worried UK parents are asking to have tracking microchips implanted into their children following the murders of two 10-year-old girls, a cybernetics expert says. Scientist Kevin Warwick from Reading University, west of London, says parents can keep track of their children with a tiny microchip implant in the arm or stomach.”

CAHRA – Recording Voices “C.A.H.R.A. (Citizens Against Human Rights Abuse) commissioned me (Dr. Eldon Byrd) to conduct an experiment in San Francisco…on (2/9, 10, 11/02). The purpose of the experiment was to gather data similar to existing data that indicated it is possible to record voices heard by some victims of mind control.”

Beth Goobie: Power and Survival – Paula E. Kirman – 3/17/00 – “Cults deliberately misinform about who they are and what their intentions are. They would love for you to think that they are the freaks on the street corners. They don’t want you to realize that they are professional class; that they program their children to become doctors and lawyers and ministers and social workers. They move into the areas where they can control their cult members and where they can control as much of society in general as possible, because that is their goal — to control society…The sorts of things they do in their rituals and in their programming are not arbitrary; they are not based on a doctrine that they arbitrarily cam up with. They work with the fundamentals of trauma and disassociation, and the programming is structured to work with the way a person will respond under stress and trauma in terms of dissociating and leaving the body.”

Masonic Business Directory – this is for research purposes only, it is a pro-Masonic site, so please use caution at it.

New Device to Track Subliminal TV Ads By Robyn Dixon LA Times 9/10/02 “according to scientists, subliminal television advertising, although illegal, is strewn across the Russian airwaves.”

Conference Information

Ritual Abuse and It’s Political Implications – Conference Presentation by Neil Brick at the Association for Humanist Sociology Conference in Madison WI on 10/12/02

Survivorship, together with BAWAR and SMART, is sponsoring a conference on 12/14/02 at Preservation Park, 668 13th Street, Oakland, CA. The title of the Conference is “Working with Programming.” Steven Frankel, J.D., Ph.D president of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and Jeanette Westbrook, M.S.W. will speak on “Goodbye, Progamming! See You in Court!” She will describe how she created enough safety, both internally and in her external environment, to bring a case against her father to court. For info., write Survivorship, 3181 Mission Street #139, San Fran. CA 94110-4515 or

The transcript by Jean Riseman MSW at The Fifth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, 2002 is now on the web at The title of her presentation is “Simplifying Complex Programming.” This may be very heavy for survivors.

The transcript by billie rain at The Fifth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, 2002 is now on the web. The title of her presentation is: “The Healing Journey as a Site of Resistance.” This may be heavy for survivors.

FRINGE ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION ATTEMPTS TO DERAIL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 8/2/02 – “Dear Conference Co-Sponsors, Collaborators, Planning Committee Members, & Others, As you may have heard by now, or possibly even received a letter, there is an organized effort to shut down our conference by urging co-sponsors, collaborators, and others to withdraw support and not attend the 7th International Conference on Family Violence in September. The letter campaign focused on two of the 150 sessions to be presented at the conference. It is spear-headed by a specific organization (the FMSF), mostly composed of those accused of abusing their own children, whom believe there is no such thing as repressed memories of childhood abuse, that there is an epidemic of “false memories” by those who report being abused in their childhood (hence their name, the “False Memory Syndrome Foundation”), that dissociation does not exist, and that most psychotherapy techniques should be eliminated. We have dealt with exposing the myth of this “syndrome” for many years, and there are excellent books and articles showing the fallacy of their arguments…The program includes…over 150 presentations), including the two dealing with issues involved in ritualistic abuse. The letter states that “ritual abuse” does not occur (along with other misinformation), and that the credibility of this conference should be questioned because two such presentations are listed. The fact is that there are victims of ritualistic abuse, and that such forms of maltreatment are recognized by mental health and law enforcement. Ritualistic abuse happens when perpetrators behave in a pattern of repeated abusive behaviors that are particularly organized and exploitive of children; this may occur among child pornographers or with some religious groups and “cults.”” Robert Geffner, Ph.D, 6160 Cornerstone Court East, San Diego, Ca 92121, Email:”

Christine Dolan, Investigative journalist and founder of the International Humanitarian Campaign against the Exploitation of Children ( is holding a press conference, in conjunction with the Bishop’s Conference, to release her report dealing with Clergy abuse in the Catholic Church – Entitled “In God’s name” The press conference will be held in Washington DC 11/12/02 at the National Press Club on 14th Street and G, Holman room, next to the ballroom. info. Paul Wilson 709-629-6203

Journal Articles

Many of the journal abstract excerpts and quotes in this section of the newsletter came from the listed as BO For info. write

Child abuse found to be global problem, WHO review reveals – 10/4/02 “Contrary to what some health experts have believed, child abuse is a global problem that is essentially universal rather than one limited chiefly to North America…By David Williamson UNC News Services Chapel Hill… The World Health Organization report, prepared by Dr. Desmond Runyan of the U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, concluded that an estimated 57,000 children die each year from physical abuse. Sexual and psychological abuse also are widespread, are difficult to measure and need to be addressed…. “Despite all the differences in cultures and the rules about how we raise children, rates of abuse around the world are remarkably similar in some ways,” Runyan said. “Close to 40 percent of the children being beaten by their parents in places as far away as Romania, Hong Kong and Korea.”

Virginia Child Protection Newsletter – Vol. 65, Preventing Child Sexual Abuse – Perpetrators “Who are the perpetrators? On a given day in 1994, in the U.S., approximately 234,000 convicted sex offenders were under the care, custody or control of correction agencies. Two-thirds of the victims were under age 18 and 58 percent of those were under age 13 (U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1997)….The majority of the victims were family or household members (48 percent) or acquaintances (38 percent) (Finkelhor & Ormrod, 2001).” VCPN is available by writing J. Grayson, Ph.D., James Madison University, School of Psychology, MSC 7401, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, E-mail:

Sexual Abuse Tied to Psychological Problems in Men – 9/26/02 – New York (Reuters Health) – “Men who were sexually abused as boys or as adults often experience serious psychological consequences in later life, including an increased likelihood of trying to kill or harm themselves, a UK study suggests. Researchers found that of nearly 2,500 men attending 18 medical practices, those with a history of sexual abuse were more likely than other men to report mental health, sexual or substance abuse problems. Among the 150 men who said they’d been sexually abused as children, 62% reported at least one such problem, as did 56% of the 69 men who said they’d been molested in adulthood-considered to be after age 16. Dr. Michael King of Royal Free and University College Medical School in London led the study.” British Journal of Psychiatry 2002;181:153-157.

‘No More Victims’ Women sex offenders face past, chart future in treatment program By Janet Elliott – Houston Chronicle Austin Bureau 9/29/02 “Like most of the women, she experienced sexual and physical abuse as a child. Johnson said 90 percent of the female sex offenders experienced severe trauma in their childhood.”

The Legend of Robert Halsey: A cautionary tale about the dangers of “false-conviction chic” Robert Halsey, convicted by a jury of sexually abusing two young boys on his school-van route near Pittsfield, Mass., has become something of a folk hero in a political movement whose rallying cry is that there is a “witch hunt” in this country over child sexual abuse….the actual evidence against Halsey was overwhelming. Incredibly detailed statements taken less than 40 hours after the initial disclosure, later corroborated in multiple ways, render the “suggestibility” defense absurd. The credible testimony of five children was corroborated with physical evidence and medical evidence diagnostic of sexual abuse.” Write for a copy of Ross E. Cheit’s, “The Legend of Robert Halsey,” Journal on Child Sexual Abuse (2001), vol. 9, nos. 3/4: 37-52. Http:// also see “Robert Halsey was convicted in 1993 of sexually abusing two boys on his school van route in Lanesboro, Mass. There was a mountain of evidence against him, and he was sentenced to two consecutive life terms.”

“Sex, Lies, and Rabbis: Breaking a Sacred Trust” (now available through lstBooks Library) affirms the pervasiveness of sexual abuse against women of all ages carried out by religious leaders. To order 1(800)839-8640 – personal appearances, book talks/signings, author Charlotte Rolnick Schwab, Ph. D. Tel. (561)243-4970 –

from BO Characteristics of patients with persistent severe disability and medically unexplained neurological symptoms: A pilot study. Allanson J, Bass C, Wade DT J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 2002; Sep 73:307-9 “This study audited 25 patients (21 female) from Oxfordshire….Nine had extensive previous contact with psychiatric services and 11 had experienced physical or sexual abuse.” Heberden Rehabilitation Unit, Amersham Hospital, Amersham, Buckinghamshire HP7 0JD, UK Department of Psychological Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK Oxford Centre for Enablement, Windmill Road, Oxford OX3 7LD, UK.

Kelly, R. J., Wood, J. J., Gonzalez, L. S., MacDonald, V., & Waterman, J. (2002). Effects of mother-son incest and positive perceptions of sexual abuse experiences on the psychosocial adjustment of clinic-referred men. Child Abuse & Neglect, 26(4), 425-41. “”Recently, there has been controversy over a meta-analysis (Rind et al., 1998) in which the authors suggest that the positive initial perceptions of CSA experiences often reported by male college students might indicate that most males are not negatively affected by CSA…However, their suggestion that positive initial perceptions of sexual abuse may predict positive psychosocial adjustment among adult males was speculative rather than empirically based…Tentatively, our findings suggest that sexually abused males who experienced positive or mixed initial feelings about the abuse may be at increased risk for psychological impairment in adulthood, at least in clinical samples” (p. 436)….Mother-son incest and positive initial perceptions of sexual abuse experiences both appear to be risk factors for more severe psychosocial adjustment problems among clinic-referred men.”

From LMS Questions on abuse aid treatment – 10/05/02 By Martin Johnston ” Dr John Read, a senior Auckland University psychology lecturer involved in the training, said child abuse and neglect were strongly linked with the development of mental illnesses as an adult. He cited an Otago University study of more than 2000 women which found that those who had been sexually abused were five times more likely than the rest to have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital. The study, published in the Lancet and the British Journal of Psychiatry, also found that those who had been subjected to the more severe forms of abuse, involving genital contact, were 16 times more likely than the non-abused women to have been admitted. Among other findings, Dr Read’s own research has shown that half of female psychiatric in-patients surveyed in 15 international studies said they were sexually abused as girls.”

Minnesota Rural Project for Women and Child Safety – “…National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System received 2.9 million reports of alleged child maltreatment from state child protection agencies in 1994. State agencies substantiated over 1 million of these reports. Overall, these data indicate a 14% increase in reports and a 27% increase in substantiated cases in the five years from 1990 to 1994 (NCCAN, 1996).”

High Conflict Divorce or Stalking by Way of Family Court? The Empowerment of a Wealthy Abuser in Family Court Litigation Linda v. Lyle – A Case Study by T. J. Sutherland, R.N., B.S.N., P.H.N., J.D. 3841 Fourth Ave. #271 San Diego, CA 92103 tel: 619-296-4048 “Linda was married to Lyle for 22 years. He was a violent spousal and child abuser. Linda knew that Child Protective Services (CPS) had the authority to put children in foster care when a battered spouse does not leave a child abuser. A volume of CPS reports had accumulated against Lyle. Linda reluctantly chose to file for divorce. To date, the case has litigated for approximately 6 years without respite.”

Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci & Mark L. Genuis – National Foundation for Family Research and Education, Calgary, Canada Claudio Violato – Department of Applied Psychology U. of Calgary, Canada The Journal of Psychology, 2001, 135(1) Abstract – A meta-analysis of the published research on the effects of child sexual abuse (CSA) was undertaken for 6 outcomes: posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicide, sexual promiscuity, victim- perpetrator cycle, and poor academic performance. Thirty-seven studies published between 1981 and 1995 involving 25,367 people were included. Many of the studies were published in 1994 (24; 65%), and most were done in the United States (22; 59%)….The analyses provide clear evidence confirming the link between CSA and subsequent negative short- and long-term effects on development….The results of the present meta-analysis support the multifaceted model of traumatization rather than a specific sexual abuse syndrome of CSA. Elizabeth Oddone Paolucci, Intaglio Research 498, 9/8-16 Ave. N.W. Calgary, Alberta T2M OK3. Canada;
Hypnosis found to alter the brain: Subjects see color where none exists By William J. Cromie “People have been hypnotized to see color where only shades of gray exist, and to see gray when actually looking at brightly colored rectangles. That result ….comes from a tightly controlled scientific experiment done at a Harvard University medical facility. Researchers separately hypnotized eight people as they lay in a scanning machine that recorded activity in their brains….What we have shown for the first time,” Kosslyn concludes, “is that hypnosis changes conscious experience in a way not possible when we are not under hypnosis.”

How child abuse and neglect damage the brain By Josh Kendall, Globe Correspondent, 9/24/02 “….These new neurobiological findings show that trauma – physical abuse, sexual abuse and neglect – dramatically affects both the structure and chemistry of the developing brain, thus causing the behavioral and learning problems that plague about three-quarters of the children mired in the child welfare system. But the good news is that these brain changes aren’t necessarily permanent….published in The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in 1993, Teicher linked abuse to brain wave abnormalities. Reviewing the records of 115 consecutive admissions to a child and adolescent psychiatric hospital, Teicher found brain wave abnormalities in 54 percent of patients with an abuse history, but in only 27 percent of nonabused patients. And 72 percent of the patients in the sample with a history of both physical and sexual abuse had these neurological abnormalities. As a rule, Teicher said, the greater the severity of the abuse, the greater the impact on brain function. And the relationship of the perpetrator to the child also matters: “Sex abuse by a family member is worse than abuse by a priest or a baby-sitter.” Several studies now document that abuse damages key brain structures such as the cortex, which is associated with rational thinking, and the hippocampus, which helps process memories and emotions. Both brain regions are critical for learning. In a study published in the same journal in 1998, Teicher and his colleagues used brain scans to compare 15 child victims of severe abuse with 15 healthy volunteers. The left cortex of the abused group was underdeveloped.”
Emory researcher claims stress-induced changes in brain can create psychiatric disorders – Years of research come together in a book explaining how stress affects the brain Atlanta – “Emory University psychiatrist J. Douglas Bremner, M.D., has compiled more than ten years of research, reflection, and observations as a clinical psychiatrist in a book that explains how stress-induced changes in the brain may account for some psychiatric disorders, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorders, borderline personality disorder, adjustment disorder, depression, and anxiety.” Does Stress Damage the Brain? Understanding Trauma-Related Disorders from a Mind Body Perspective – Bremner, J. Douglas (2002)ISBN: (0-393-70345-2) available from

Quote from page 19-20 “Studies using large samples of the national population showed that 16% of women were sexually abused (rape, attempted rape or sexual molestation) at some time before their 18th birthday (McCauley et al. 1997)…25 million women were sexually assaulted in this country, and probably have as many men….one million children are abused in this country every year.” SMART disagrees with the author’s conclusions on false memory and ritual abuse. His conclusions on false memory for traumatic memory appear to be derived from studies on nontraumatic unrepressed memory. His conclusions on one case pertaining to ritual abuse memories, which by his own admonition are based on his beliefs due to his experience in the field and feelings, are not based not on data and legal cases. (See P. 102 – 104)

Captivity & The Stockholm Syndrome – by Sara Lambert “A child living with abusive parents is, in effect, their hostage….Utterly trapped in this way, the child must do whatever she can to survive. Her existence depends on it. This child is in the same situation as battered wives and hostages of terrorists. As such she, like them, is vulnerable to developing something called “The Stockholm Syndrome,” which basically means that she comes to identify with her perpetrator. There are four criteria which lead to the development of Stockholm Syndrome in a long-term captive. Her life is threatened by her captor, and she believes the captor is capable and willing to carry out this threat. …She can not escape, so her only hope is that her captor will not kill her – and furthermore she hopes that her captor will feed and shelter her and provide for other essential needs, because otherwise these needs will not be met….She is isolated from outsiders so that the only information and perspective on reality she is getting is from her captor…..The captor seems to show her some kindness occasionally.”

Working Together – News Journal Published Quarterly “Sexual abuse in the church is far more than a PR problem.” Center for the Prevention of Sexual and Domestic Violence 2400 N 45th Street, Suite 10 Seattle, Wa 98103 Email:

from BO Nearly 4 years after an event: Children’s eyewitness memory and adults’ perceptions of children’s accuracy. Goodman GS, Batterman-Faunce JM, Schaaf JM, Kenney R Child Abuse Negl 2002 Aug; 26(8):849-84 “Children were generally resistant to suggestions that abuse occurred during a long-ago generally forgotten event, but some potentially concerning errors were made.” From: Department of Psychology, University of California-Davis, 95616, USA.

from BO Factors associated with rehospitalization among veterans in a substance abuse treatment program. Benda BB Psychiatr Serv 2002 Sep; 53(9):1176-8 “The results indicate that factors not usually investigated, such as attachment to family of origin, early physical and sexual abuse, and self-efficacy, are related to rehospitalization and should be further investigated.”

Archaeological Investigation of the McMartin Preschool Site – Manhattan Beach, California by E. Gary Stickel. PhD – Offered for the first time by MTP and A.C.T. Report includes: Background, excavation, conclusions – SRS (Scientific Resource Surveys, Inc.) June 14, 1985 report commissioned by the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office – Over 45 color pictures – Introduction by Roland C. Summit, MD – footnotes with references and glossary – 7 ancillary reports by supporting scientific team – 225 pages – Please indicate how many copies you wish to reserve. Price will depend on how many books are ordered. Based on 100 copies, $35.00 + $5.99 shipping and handling – Affirming Children’s Truth, PO Box 417, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 E-Mail :

The Prevalence of a History of Child Sexual Abuse Among Adults Visiting Family Practitioners in Israel – Moshe Schein, Aya Biderman, Mario Baras, Larry Bennett, Bishara Bisharat, Jeff Borkan, Yaacov Fogelman, Lois Gordon, Dov Steinmetz, and Eli Kital Family Medicine Unit. Hadassah Univ. Hospital, Jerusalem, Israel “Twenty-five percent indicated that they had been sexually abused as children….Forty-five percent of the perpetrators were previously known. The mean age at which the child sexual abuse began varied between 10 and 14. Only 45% of the subjects had ever told anyone about the experience.” reprints from Dr. Moshe Schein, Family Medicine Unit, Hadassah Univ. Hospital, P.O. Box 12000, Jerusalem, 91120, Israel. Child Abuse & Neglect, Vol. 24. No 5, pp 667-675, 2000

The Parental Alienation Syndrome: Is It Scientific? by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP Dallam, S.J. (1999). In E. St. Charles & L. Crook (Eds.), Expose: The failure of family courts to protect children from abuse in custody disputes. Los Gatos, CA: Our Children Our Children Charitable Foundation. “Gardner’s PAS theory and his various scales to differentiate true and false claims of child sexual abuse are not informed by science and have been discredited by his peers. Rather than subjecting his theories to scientific review, most of Gardner’s writings are published through his own press or in nonscientific journals. Because Gardner’s theories are based on his clinical observations and not on scientific data, they must be understood in the context of his atypical views concerning pedophilia and child sexual abuse.”

Implications of Kinsey Research on Child Custody Cases How Junk Sex Science Created a Paradigm Shift in Society, Legislation and the Judiciary By Judith A. Reisman, Ph.D “The quality and health of a society is measured by the treatment of its most vulnerable populations: its women and children.1 Many facts support the conclusion that we are living in an increasingly violent era. For example, current data on violent crimes, suicides, out of wedlock births, sexually transmitted diseases, domestic violence, and child abuse support observations of increasing rates of dysfunction, brutality and perversion in our society.”

from BO Children referred for possible sexual abuse: Medical findings in 2384 children. Heger A, Ticson L, Velasquez O, Bernier R Child Abuse Negl 2002 Jun; 26(6-7):645-59 “Only 4% of all children referred for medical evaluation of sexual abuse have abnormal examinations at the time of evaluation. Even with a history of severe abuse such as…penetration, the rate of abnormal medical findings is only 5.5%. Biological parents are less likely to engage in severe abuse than parental substitutes, extended family members, or strangers.” Department of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine, U. of Southern CA, Center for the Vulnerable Child, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1240 North Mission Road Tr. 11, LA, CA 90033

Small Justice Film “What is going on in many of America’s Family Courts is nothing short of a national scandal. There is important research which shows that loving and fit protective parents are losing custody of their children to fathers with histories of domestic violence and sometimes even child abuse. How can this be? ”

all three from BO Brain activation during script-driven imagery induced dissociative responses in PTSD: A functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation. Lanius R, Williamson P, Boksman K, Densmo re M, Gupta M, Neufeld R, Gati J, Menon R Biol Psychiatry 2002 Aug 15; 52(4):305 “Compared with control subjects, PTSD patients in a dissociative state showed more activation in the superior and middle temporal gyri (BA 38), the inferior frontal gyrus (BA 47), the occipital lobe (BA 19), the parietal lobe (BA 7), the medial frontal gyrus (BA 10), the medial cortex (BA 9), and the anterior cingulate gyrus (BA 24 and 32)…These findings suggest that prefrontal and limbic structures underlie dissociative responses in PTSD.” From: Dept. of Psychiatry (RAL, PCW, MD, MG), U. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada

The incidence and influence of early traumatic life events in patients with panic disorder: A comparison with other psychiatric outpatients. Friedman S, Smith L, Fogel D, Paradis C, Viswanathan R, Ackerman R, Trappler B, J Anxiety Disord 2002; 16(3):259-72 “Early traumatic life events, including childhood physical and sexual abuse, has been associated with increased risk for panic disorder in adulthood…..Patients with panic disorder who reported childhood physical abuse were more likely to be diagnosed with comorbid depression, to have more comorbid Axis I disorders, to score higher on symptom checklists as well as reporting a greater history of suicide attempts in the past year (5% vs. 0%); or lifetime (36% vs. 15%). Similar findings were noted, but not as robustly, for patients with panic disorder who reported childhood sexual abuse.” Department of Psychiatry, State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn, NY 11203, USA.

Reported sexual abuse and bulimic psychopathology among nonclinical women: The mediating role of shame. Murray C, Waller G Int J Eat Disord 2002 Sep; 32(2):186-91 “Despite consistent evidence that a reported history of sexual abuse is linked to later bulimic psychopathology, less is known about the psychological processes that underpin this relationship…..The experience of shame appears to be important in understanding the relationship between reported sexual abuse and bulimic attitudes.” Family and Child Psychology Research Centre, City University, London, England.

from BO Amnesia, neuroendocrine levels and PTSD in motor vehicle accident victims. Flesher MR, Delahanty DL, Raimonde AJ, Spoonster E Brain Inj 2001 Oct; 15(10):879-89 “These results provide partial support for the hypothesis that amnesia for a traumatic event can serve as a buffering function in the development of subsequent PTSD among MVA victims.” Kent State University, Kent, OH 44242, USA

from BO Traumatic exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder in borderline, schizotypal, avoidant, and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders: fingings from the collaborative longitudinal personality disorders study. Yen S, Shea MT, Battle CL, Johnson DM, Zlotnick C, Dolan-Sewell R, Skodol AE, Grilo CM, Gunderson JG, Sanislow CA, Zanarini MC, Bender DS, Rettew JB, McGlashan TH J Nerv Ment Dis 2002 Aug; 190(8):510-518 “Results indicate that BPD participants reported the highest rate of traumatic exposure (particularly to sexual traumas, including childhood sexual abuse), the highest rate of posttraumatic stress disorder, and youngest age of first traumatic event. Those with the more severe PDs (schizotypal, BPD) reported more types of traumatic exposure and higher rates of being physically attacked (childhood and adult) when compared to other groups. These results suggest a specific relationship between BPD and sexual trauma (childhood and adult) that does not exist among other PDs. In addition, they support an association between severity of PD and severity of traumatic exposure, as indicated by earlier trauma onset, trauma of an assaultive and personal nature, and more types of traumatic events.” Department of Psychiatry, Brown U. Medical School, 700 Butler Drive, Providence, RI 02906. Reprint requests to Dr. Yen.

from BO Weight-related sports involvement in girls: Who is at risk for disordered eating? Sherwood NE, Neumark-Sztainer D, Story M, Beuhring T, Resnick MD Am J Health Promot 2002 Jul-Aug; 16(6):341-4, ii “…among girls in weight-related sports who had eating disorders, substance abuse, physical and sexual abuse history, depressive symptoms, suicide attempts, low family communication, and low parental caring were 98% to 377% more common.” Div. of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, U. of Minn., Minneapolis, Minn.

Personal Stories For New Book Needed – Mic Hunter, author of Abused Boys: The Neglected Victims Of Sexual Abuse, is seeking the true stories of men and women who were sexually assaulted to be included in a book on sexual abuse in the military. He also seeks stories of hazing and sexual harassment of military personnel by other military personnel. Contributors will be required to sign a release granting publication rights, but may remain anonymous in the book. Those who are interested can contact Dr. Hunter at 357 Kellogg Blvd., East, St. Paul, MN 55101, USA, 651 224-4335, or

Researchers Find Clues Linking Child Abuse to Addiction “A five-year study conducted by researchers at McLean Hospital in Belmont, Mass., is providing a better understanding of the link between child physical and sexual abuse and subsequent substance abuse by victims. Carl Anderson, Ph.D., research associate in McLean’s Developmental Psychiatry Research Laboratory and Brain Imaging Center, and colleagues found that repeated sexual abuse affects the blood flow and function of a key brain region related to substance abuse, the cerebellar vermis. In other studies, this part of the brain has been found to affect the coordination of emotional behavior and to be strongly affected by alcohol, cocaine and other drugs of abuse….”Damage to this part of the brain may cause an individual to be particularly irritable and to seek external means, such as drugs or alcohol, to quell this irritability,” said Anderson.” Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly 14(2), 2002.