Issue 8 May 1996

The purpose of this newsletter is to help stop secretive organizations and groups from abusing others and to help those who have been allegedly abused by the Masons, Mormons, government agencies and other secretive groups.

This newsletter is not a substitute for other ways of recovering from ritual abuse. Readers should use caution while reading this newsletter. If necessary, make sure other support systems are available during and after reading this newsletter.


The resources mentioned in this newsletter are for educational value only. Reading the books cited may or may not help your recovery process, so use caution when reading any book or contacting any resource mentioned in this newsletter. Some may have a religious or other agenda that may be separate from your own recovery process. Others may have valuable information on the Masons and other organizations, but have triggers or be somewhat sympathetic to those organizations. 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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No reproduction of any material without written permission from the editor and individual authors.

“The Greatest Revenge is to Heal, then turn around and Help Someone Else.” – from Working in the VINEYARD

Ritual Abuse and Secret Societies Conference
The “Ritual Abuse and Secret Societies” conference in Indianapolis on March 30th and 31st 1996 was a huge success. On Saturday, at least 50 to 60 people attended the conference and many excellent speakers presented very important material. Information was presented showing the connections between ritual abuse and secret societies and the treatment of survivors was discussed.

Neil Brick, the editor of S.M.A.R.T., spoke for 90 minutes, discussing: his story, how ritual abuse developed and continues to exist, the possible connections between the Masons and ritual abuse, the possible Mormon connection, themes of cult membership and the connection to ritual abuse, his personal healing techniques, his description of what recovery looks like and what the anti-secret societies anti-ritual abuse movement needs to do now.

Neil also mentioned the importance of working together and networking as much as possible to fight ritual abuse. He mentioned the importance of linking all the different parts of the survivor movement.

The Carrico’s and Larry Kunk are to be commended for the excellent job they did in organizing and promoting the show. The turn out was very large for the first year. I know it will continue to grow in succeeding years.

One topic mentioned by Neil at the show was the need for other survivor organizations to get more involved in discussing and making public the possible connections between secret societies (especially the Masons and the Mormons) and ritual abuse. He mentioned that he has asked to speak at several conferences and has been turned down, due to lack of space, or has received no return responses at all. Since the Masons and the Mormons may possibly be the largest groups of ritual abusers in the country, he believes this topic needs more attention.

The following article is adapted from a part of Neil’s speech at the March 30th conference.

Secret societies are usually cults, but those that join cults as adults may find that their themes of cult membership (listed below) may differ from those born into cults.


Here is my summary of the 10 themes of cult membership Steven Hassan listed in his book “Combatting Cult Mind Control” (Chapter 5) from Park Street Press, Rochester, VT. Hassan joined the “Moonies” as an adult.

1) The Doctrine is Reality – The cult’s beliefs allow no interpretation, or opposing views to be valid.

2) Reality is Black and White, Good Versus Evil – no outside group is valid, “no room for interpretation or deviation”

3) Elitist Mentality – they are the chosen ones.

4) Group Will Over Individual Will -“the self must submit to the group “individuality is bad” “conformity is good”

5) Strict Obedience: Modeling the Leader – the leader is imitated by everyone

6) Happiness through good performance – behaviors are controlled by shaming, competition, friendships are discouraged

7) Manipulation through fear ~ “each group has its devil… around the corner waiting” to kill you or whatever

8) Emotional highs and lows – from great productivity to crashing (always due to the individual’s inadequacies, according to the cult)

9) Changes in Tine Orientation – pre-cult life is had, the present is crucial (pressure to meet quotas, etc.) the future is known by the leader, reward or punishment, the world will end, etc.

10) No Way Cut – “there is never a legitimate reason for leaving”

Cults also use “love bombing,” lots of flattery early on to “suck people in.” This disappears later once a person is in deeper.

Some differences (mine) between cults that ritually abuse and those that don’t are: with ritual abuse, there is no “love bombing,” though praise may be used when a ritual is performed correctly. Torture is often used to control peoples’ minds. This allows suggestions to enter the mind causing MPD (now DID). During ritual abuse suggestions are planted in alternate personalities. A person in the cult can work a day job and even have a different day time belief system (which is of course influenced sometimes by the night time one, usually Satanic). An example is: a Mason can be Jewish or Christian and not even know they allegedly perform ritual abuse at night.

Hassan’s book also explains how to recognize and avoid cults and how to help exit counsel people that are in cults.

Cults will usually be dishonest. They won’t tell a prospective member what will happen later (a hidden agenda). The ends will often justify the means. One way to avoid cults is to always question what a group is saying to you, be a smart consumer and don’t accept absolute theories. Remember, don’t replace one cult with another. If you grew up in a cult avoid others. Also, allow survivors to choose their own spirituality.

If you need more information about a group you are thinking of joining, or if you’re looking for more information about cults, write S.M.A.R.T. and we will try to find more information for you.

Rick Doninger – Blue House Case
Another speaker at the conference was Rick Doninger. Rick was a child advocate on the “Blue House Case” in Evansville, In. He has done extensive research in the field of Satanic Ritual Abuse. Warning: this article may be triggering

During the speech Rick talked about the famous “Blue House” case in Vanderburg County (Evansville), Indiana in 1990, where several children were taken out of school and allegedly (the allegedly is mine) ritually abused. Even though there was a great deal of evidence, the case never even made it to a grand jury. The attorney that attempted to bring the case to trial was fighting a lot of political power. He once told his son that he had been threatened. About 10 years ago, Rick’s wife had been in “Sexual Child Abuse Rescue” (in Evansville). He mentioned that “justice was not something seen very often” and the “offenders were in a revolving door system”

They were starting to see multiple victim cases. They eye witnessed through binoculars and heard children’s accounts of what may have been sadistic pornography. A woman from “children of the Underground” helped a child named Sarah Jane Wannamaker and her mother escape to Atlanta to escape the custody of her father. Sarah had made specific and detailed allegations of child abuse. When the woman interviewed the child, the child disclosed descriptions of ritualistic Satanic abuse, including murders, cannibalism, praying to the devil, and a threat to cut her in half. The woman mentioned that his town (Evansville) was allegedly saturated by intergenerational Satanists.

Rick helped a lot of children at that tine. “Satanic ritual abuse was going on all over the country.” “At that tine, 1,000 families were on the run from this judicial system.” He mentioned that nothing legal was being done in the justice system. He alleges that, most of the people involved in the ritual abuse cases were Masons.

School teachers and school principals were taking children to the “Blue House. The principals and the investigators were from the same Masonic lodge. After the TV show (the “Blue House” story was on national TV), “we began to see it was all around us.” During the speech, Rick showed a map of Indiana with red dots. Each red dot represented an alleged incident of ritual abuse. The red dots were all over the state. In the southwest section there were lots of red dots. The Masonic lodge is strong in the southwest corner, also.

Sarah Jane mentioned that they film all their rituals. They tell the children that if they tell they’ll show all the pictures. She described an alleged sacrificial murder of a child (taking out the babies’ ribs) and the principal cutting her between the legs. Sarah had MPD (DID), and she switched while she talked.

She alleged the following: She described 20 adults in robes and hoods, mostly in blue, three in black. She drew Egyptian symbols, similar to the Masonic aspects in the big buildings downtown (Evansville). They kept babies’ hearts in jars in the cabinets at school. Every act done to the children was recorded on scrolls. She would drug her mother with something given to her by the ritualists. She put it in her ice tea. Then they’d walk into her house and take her.

The woman that investigated the case was high up in Eastern Star and her husband was State Recorder for the Masons. Rick mentioned that “the power structure allegedly allows it (the abuse), and in most cases is part of it.” He also said, “the truth will make you strong… and you’ll overcome hard tines and you’ll overcome your memories.” He helped write a chapter in “The Egyptian-Masonic Connection” available from Followers of Jesus Christ Ministries.

He spent 3 months in jail of a six-month sentence for helping Sarah Jane escape her father. He was not allowed to present any information about the abuse. He mentioned, “there are no boundaries here in this stuff, some of it is done in the name of God, they worship Satan in the name of God.” He described many religious sects involved in SRA.

Other things he heard about were: victims receiving electrical shocks when seeing pictures, so they would call then the wrong names, reversing bad and good putting children’s hands under hot water for long periods of time, and saying it was cold to them. Survivors have told him, (we) learned not to trust anyone, not even ourselves,” “we didn’t know right from wrong,” we had no conscience, we were forced to look in chests with dead skinned animals, forced to eat their own throw up if they got sick eating sacrificed animals.

“Keep things in perspective keep love in your heart.” Helpers hearing disclosures can go through secondary PTSD. He mentions to survivors, “hundreds and thousands have been through what you have been through. You’re not alone” and “It’s (RA is) all over the world.” He ended with “love one another.”

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Rick for his permission to print this article, and his amazing work and the personal sacrifices he has made to help child and adult survivors of ritual abuse and child abuse.

The following letter was sent to us by David and Donna Carrico, Followers of Jesus Christ. (2/20/96)

Dear Neil,

I felt I must respond to a letter in your newsletter from Saran, Issue #6, pgs. 9-10.

To Sarah and other readers:

We are excited and blessed that you have taken the time to read Tom McKenney, and Jim Shaw’s hook, THE DEADLY DECEPTION. We also read the hook since we were interviewing Tom McKenney on our Christian radio program at the time. It opened our eyes to the dangers of Freemasonry and caused us to investigate and research the real truth about the Masons, including the realm of Satanic Ritualistic child abuse. In fact, the hook was the first to start us on our guest. Therefore, we felt we must write to defend the hook somewhat although some of the things you pointed out were true.

We do know that one thing was probably not known by you Sarah, or by some of the S.M.A.R.T. other newsletter readers, and that is the fact that Tom was the forerunner of many others. He was the first that we are aware of to speak out publicly in his book about the issue of Masonry. He did not have the knowledge of the Satanic Ritual child abuse at that time. He was really not aware until we told him what we had uncovered. Thank God for his courage in writing and for what has evolved in our ministry partly because of it.

You see, we are the authors of THE EGYPTIAN MASONIC CONNECTION, which has testimonies about (alleged) Masonic ritual abuse, and we also authored many other books exposing the Masons; plus we have produced a new video which S.M.A.R.T. has recommended, SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE AND SECRET SOCIETIES, and we are the sponsors of the first conference of its nature, coming up on March 30th and 31st, RITUAL ABUSE AND SECRET SOCIETIES. We felt we had to tell you what THE DEADLY DECEPTION prompted in our ministry is the reason for this letter.

Your Servants in Christ Jesus, David and Donna Carrico, FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST MINISTRIES, P 0 Box 4174, Evansville, In. 47724-4174, phone and fax 8l2-477-6338.

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank the Carrico’s for sending us this letter and Sarah for writing the original letter. Readers are always welcome to write us and voice their opinions.

The following letter was sent to us by Elizabeth Rhoton.

Dear S.M.A.R.T.

I find your paper very informative. You asked me for any information I wanted to share with you and others. Here is some of it:

I remember being drugged when I visited my daughter and her husband in Oklahoma City. (I have scars.) I was taken to different places to be (allegedly) tortured and to witness heinous scenes. Sometimes I was tortured to deny Christ. I witnessed the (alleged) sacrificing of a baby in the Surrey Hills chapel of the Mormon church in OKC. I saw my grandchildren tortured. Some of this occurred at their home in Piedmont, OK some (allegedly) under the Catholic Church. I was hanged and left dangling for hours, just for the fun of it.

This apparently goes on all the time. There seems to be no help for the current victims. Who wants to believe powerful churches are involved in Satanic worship? Certainly not the mind controlled memberships.

They excuse the child abuse with pat programmed answers, such as, “Everyone has his faults. None of us are perfect. They are just men, it is not the church. Would you like to be judged so harshly?”

How ANYONE can condone such evil behavior against little children, ruining their lives, is more than I can understand. Don’t people realize that by just remaining silent they are condoning it? Enclosed is a letter I sent to Mike Wallace.


Elizabeth Rhoton

Feb. 5, 1996

60 Minutes

Dear Mike Wallace,

I have been told you are doing a segment on Mormonism soon. Please take a moment to read this overview of my Mormon experience.

I joined the church as a young adult. It answered so many of my questions. It seemed to make sense.

For forty years I was actively involved, taught in different organizations, including seminary. I did all of the things required of a “good Mormon.” My daughter went to Brigham Young, my son on a mission.

My daughter came home depressed after taking five and a half years to complete a four-year course. She could not explain why. My son came home after a foreign mission, where he had been hospitalized twice for poisoning. He burned many of his church papers and went ‘inactive’. He did not explain. I still remained strong in the Mormon faith.

In 1992 I learned my grandchildren were (allegedly) being abused. Then I learned it was ritual abuse. Ritual abuse by many people, (allegedly) including Mormons. At first I made the canned excuses all Mormons make; after a while it became impossible to do so I ran out of excuses!

My reality is too bizarre to expect many to believe me. Some, who know about ritual abuse, do.

We went through proper church channels to get something done to stop the ongoing (alleged) abuse of other innocent children in the Mormon church. A cover-up ensued, so we contacted Salt Lake City. There has been no answer from there, either.

Merradyth McCallister of Hinton, OK was excommunicated when she became too vocal about the abuse of her family by the same perpetrators.

We are still stalked. On and on it goes because of one decision made years ago. Thank you for listening.


Elizabeth Rhoton

S.M.A.R.T. wants to thank Elizabeth Rhoton for her courage and honesty and for sending us both letters to print. There is further information on the Mormons and Satanic Ritual Abuse in S.M.A.R.T., Issue 6, Pages 3-4 and 5-9. Elizabeth’s daughter’s court case is also in this issue. Another good source for information about the Mormons and possible connections to Ritual Abuse is the Utah Lighthouse Ministry, P 0 Box 1884, Salt Lake City, UT 84110, 801-485-8894. They have books and newsletters on this and other topics.


The resources listed below are listed for educational purposes only. Some of them may be very helpful in your recovery process or your process of helping others. Others may be very triggering, so if necessary, make sure adequate support is available. As always, use caution when checking out and using any resource.

Please note: Listing of these resources does not necessarily constitute our endorsement of them. They are for educational value only and some may be triggering.

Please also note. Some of the conferences listed may not necessarily be safe for all survivors. S.M.A.R.T. recommends always bringing a support person to all conferences. If you are a survivor of mind control and/or ritual abuse, S.M.A.R.T. recommends that you try to bring a support person that is familiar with mind control techniques.

Ritual Abuse and Secret Societies –

A Search for Understanding

Conference was held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on Saturday and Sunday March 30 and 31, 1996. Speakers at the show included Bill Schnoebelen, Ann Marie Germain, Hal Pepinsky, C.A.R.E., David Carrico, Neil Brick and others. Several speakers are either survivors of (alleged) Masonic Ritual Abuse or have had experience dealing with survivors of the same. For more information write or call, Followers of Jesus Christ, P. 0. Box 4174, Evansville, In 47724-4174, 8l2-477-338 (phone or FAX)

S.M.A.R.T. now has a 6 page resource list. Topics included are: Newsletters about Ritual Abuse, Survivor Newsletters, Books about Ritual Abuse, Books on Dissociative Disorders/Child Abuse, Studies and Papers on Ritual Abuse/ Dissociative Disorders/Masons, Organizations, Cult Resource Groups, Christian Groups fighting ritual abuse and/or the Masons, 12 step support groups, Mormons. This resource list is available from S.M.A.R.T. for two dollars.

STOP IT NOW is an organization that has programs that help stop abusers from abusing. They also have brochures, hot lines for abusers and a newsletter. For more information call or write: STOP IT NOW, P 0 BOX 495, Haydenville, Ma. 01039, 413-268-3096. E-mail:

Believe the Children and Survivors and Victims Empowered (SAVE) will be sponsoring a one day symposium “Traumatic Memories: Too Painful to Remember, Too Easy to Forget” on June B, 1996 at the McHenry County College Conference Center in Crystal Lake, Il. Information on repressed memories will be presented.

Believe the Children also has a variety of tapes and articles on ritual abuse. For more information write or call: Believe the children, P 0 Box 797, Gary, IL 60013, 708-515-5432.

Truth Tellers has a newsletter for feminist survivors fighting the “False Memory Syndrome” Foundation. For more information, write: Truth Tellers, P.O. Box 42, Toronto Station ‘E,” Toronto, Ontario M6H 4E1, Canada.

Incest Survivors Resource Network International (ISRNI), has an international help line answered by incest survivors from 2-4 P.M. and 11-12 P.M. Mon. – Sat. ISRNI was founded and is operated as a religious peace witness organization by incest survivors concerned with the relationship of unresolved traumatic stress to strife and violence in the world. ISRNI has a variety of resource lists for incest survivors and professionals, including books, articles, organizations and phone numbers. For more information, call or write: I.S.R.N.I., P. 0. Box 7375, Las Cruces, NM. 88006-7375, 505-521-4260 (at the above hours).

“The Sacred Circle” is a quarterly support letter for Christians healing from Sexual Abuse, Assault and Incest. For more information, write: The Sacred Circle, Box 296, Bottineau, ND. 58318

“Starshine,” one woman’s valiant escape from mind control, is a fictional novel based on the reported story of many survivors’ experiences by Brice Taylor with Patrick Stone. Catherine Could, Ph.D., world renown expert in the field of ritual abuse, states:

“So much of what we have learned over the past decade in regard to victims of mind control is in “STARSHINE”: The way torture is used to create alternative personalities who respond with robotic compliance to the demands of one or more organized groups… such as the ones Brice Taylor describes depend upon their mind control slaves to remain in power both financially and politically.”

Her book will educate the public about the psychology and the all too real politics of torture based mind control. Most important of all, her message of hope is firmly grounded in truth; victims can break the chains of mind control and be free.

The book may be triggering for survivors. For more information, write: Brice Taylor Trust, P.O. Box 2474, Carbondale, IL. 62902 (old address)

Followers of Jesus Christ Ministries has several new books and tapes out. They include: Books – by David L. Carrico, “Lucifer – Eliphas Levi – Albert Pike and the Masonic Lodge”

“Manly P. Hall – The Honored Masonic Author,” “The Occult Meaning of the Great Seal of the United States,” “The Gulf War – George Bush – The New World Order – The Visions of the United Nations”

Tapes – David Carrico (speaker or host)

“Dr. Loreda Fox, Psychologist – M.P.D. and Satanic Ritual Abuse”‘

“Ritual Abuse and Secret Societies”

“David Carrico – Occultist and Freemasonry”

“Satanic Ritual Abuse – The Masonic Connection (Texe Marrs)”

These hooks and tapes may he triggering, but they are excellent sources of information. FJC has been highly supportive of our newsletter and our fight against the Masons. For more information and a resource list, call or write: Followers of Jesus Christ Ministries, P.O. 4174, Evansville, IN. 47724-4174, 812-477-6338, phone or fax

The National Information Network News has a newsletter and tape and book list for survivors and others. It is mainly Christian in nature. It also contains a Survivor’s Forum. For more information, write: N.I.N. c/o Lieuella Burroughs, 821 H. Concord Rd., Suite #252, Smyrna, Ga. 30080. (770-436-9619)

“Go Gently” is a new, 60 page “beginner’s guide” filled with inspirational and informative articles, poetry, artwork, etc. This collection is excerpted from the first three years of “The Healing Woman” especially for survivors who are just starting their healing journey. For more information, write or call: The Healing Woman, P. 0. Box 3038, Moss Beach, Ca. 94038, 415-728-0339.

“Cult Ritual Abuse – It’s History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America” by JR. Noblitt and P. S. Perskin is now available for $55.00 from Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT. 06881, 203-226-3571, 1-800-225-5800 (for credit card orders). The book discusses several case histories of ritual abuse survivors. S.M.A.R.T. hopes to review this book in a future issue.

Satanic Ritual Abuse and Secret Societies is an 88 minute video tape researched by David Carrico (Followers of Jesus Christ). The existence of Satanic Ritual Abuse and Masonic Ritual Abuse are fully supported by facts, dates and court convictions. The video is Christian based with selections from the Bible.

S.M.A.R.T. has decided to sell this unique video. S.M.A.R.T. is non-sectarian and has no religious affiliation. We highly recommend this video. The information in this video is invaluable in the fight against ritual abuse, the Masons and their ritual abuse and the backlash against the incest movement. It is very well researched and well done. To order, write SMART, and send a check for $20 + $3 (S & H) (this video is no longer available via S.M.A.R.T.)

Songs of Life, Love and Ritual Abuse is a 20 minute tape of songs written by an (alleged) Masonic ritual abuse survivor. Two songs are about Masonic Ritual Abuse. The tape was digitally recorded and mixed. The style is primarily folk/rock and it is primarily a solo effort. To order write S.M.A.R.T., send $3.50 + $1.50 S & H (.50 additional S & H for each extra tape). Please make out all checks to S.M.A.R.T.