Issue 84 – January 2009

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Issue 84 – January 2009

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

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

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

The 2009 Twelfth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – August 14-16, 2009 information is at or available by writing the above address.

Information on this summer’s conference CD recordings are available by writing us at the above address or by going to
Special US price for all eleven CDs with shipping until 2/1/2009 now only $100, Canada $105

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. Some of the information in this newsletter came 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,

new web pages
Proof ritual abuse exists video –
SMART’s new ritual abuse page
all of our newsletters:
Information on our 2009 conference
Extreme Abuse Survey Research – Recent worldwide survey of ritual abuse Ritual Abuse articles “CAPTURING THE FRIEDMANS” Documentary or Whitewash? McMartin Preschool Trial information

Incest Resources, Inc. 46 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 is an all-survivor, all-volunteer, nonprofit organization. Founded in 1980, it was the first survivor organization in the country (not as we previously listed in our last newsletter). Incest Resources offers a variety of educational, resource, and recovery materials to survivors and professionals by mail order.

Legal Information

Spanish police hold 121 in sweep against child porn 10/1/08 Spanish police have staged their biggest ever operation against Internet child pornography, arresting 121 people suspected of involvement in a network that reached 75 countries, they said on Wednesday….It said those arrested came from a wide variety of social and professional backgrounds and included airline pilots, caretakers, taxi drivers and bank employees. They ranged in age from minors to old-age pensioners. Around 800 police took part in Operation Carousel, “the biggest operation against child pornography on the Internet ever carried out in the country.” They staged 210 raids nationwide in which they seized 347 computer hard discs, 1,186 CDs and DVDs and 36 laptop computers as well as “millions of archives of videos and photographs some of which show extremely harsh abuse of minors.” Two of those arrested produced their own pornographic material and the victims included members of their own families….With the help of specialised police in various countries, they recorded 18,000 transfers of paedophile material in a total of 75 countries. Investigators identified 250 residences throughout Spain where the pornographic files were uploaded and then distributed.

Investigation of Texas Polygamist Sect Is Likely to Spill Into Utah, Arizona By Stephanie Simon – 10/11/08 – Wall Street Journal Six months after they raided a polygamist sect’s compound, Texas authorities have brought bigamy and child-abuse charges against members of the group as part of a criminal investigation that could soon expand to Utah and Arizona….But state officials have held on to the hundreds of documents and computer files they took during their search of the sprawling Yearning for Zion Ranch in Eldorado, Texas. Prosecutors in three states hope to use that evidence to press a wide range of criminal charges — from tax evasion to sexual assault — to break open the secretive Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which split from the mainstream Mormon church decades ago….Prosecutors say the seized evidence includes family photos and genealogies; lists of “spiritual marriages” between young girls and older men; detailed travel logs; and financial records for the sect’s extensive business dealings. The cache also includes sermons extolling underage marriage, apparently recorded by the group’s self-styled prophet, Warren Jeffs, and played for the children as part of their religious upbringing, according to a law-enforcement official….Both Arizona and Utah have struggled for years to bring sexual-assault charges against men who take child brides. Utah did recently secure a conviction against Mr. Jeffs, the church prophet, for forcing a 14-year-old girl to marry her cousin. He’s now in prison….So far, Texas has secured indictments against nine men. Eight are charged with felony child abuse — and face the prospect of life in prison — for allegedly having sex with minors. None of the men has entered a plea, according to the court clerk’s office in Schleicher County, Texas.

Pitcairn victims of child sex abuse win compensation Afua Hirsch, legal affairs correspondent – The Guardian, 10/10/08 Victims of child sex abuse on Pitcairn island, the remote British outpost in the South Pacific, will receive compensation from the British government, the Foreign Office announced yesterday. The move comes after victims of the abuse, which first emerged in 1999 as a widespread problem on Pitcairn going back to the late 1950s and involving the rape and sexual abuse of girls as young as seven, stepped up their campaign for compensation. The women, now aged in their mid-20s to late-50s, earlier this year threatened a class action and instructed a New Zealand QC to represent them. In what is effectively a U-turn for the British government, which initially refused to meet demands for compensation, the new scheme will now compensate victims of abuse from 1961 onwards on the condition that they “renounce any and all potential, existing or future claims or cases against the United Kingdom”. The scheme brings the treatment of women from Pitcairn in line with rape victims in the UK, enabling them to potentially claim up to £44,000 compensation depending on the severity of their physical and psychological injuries. In a written statement, Gillian Merron, the Foreign Office minister for overseas territories, said: “What happened to these women was terrible and no amount of money will take that pain away. But I hope this will give them some recognition of their suffering. This is a significant step and it is the right thing to do.”….Although nine women testified to the police, a further 17 refused to testify in court and there have long been concerns that the Pitcairn community as a whole has failed to condemn the abuse, with some islanders reportedly saying the incidents form part of a misunderstood culture of “breaking in” young girls….Last week the Guardian reported on a number of cases where adult victims of child abuse felt mistreated by CICA, which had attempted to dismiss their claims as “consensual”, despite evidence of their rape or sexual abuse as children.
FBI Arrests 600 People, Rescues 47 Children In Massive US Child Prostitution Rings NATASHA T. METZLER 10/27/08 WASHINGTON — More than 600 adults have been arrested and 47 children rescued in a three-day roundup targeting people who force children into prostitution. The FBI said the roundup by federal, state and local law enforcement occurred in 29 cities, adding that the raids dismantled 12 large-scale prostitution operations run through call services, truck stops, casinos and Web sites….”Sex trafficking of children remains one of our most violent and unconscionable crimes in this country,” Pistole said. The 47 rescued children ranged in age from 13 to 17, and all but one are female. Of these, Pistole said, 10 had been reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. A total of 642 people were arrested. The FBI says they include 73 pimps and 518 adult prostitutes. The operation was part of a larger, five-year initiative that has led to the recovery of 575 children and the dismantling of 36 criminal operations since June 2003. Child prostitution has taken on a new urgency in recent years with the growth of online networks where pimps advertise the youngsters to clients. The FBI generally gets involved in child prostitution cases that cross state lines. A University of Pennsylvania study estimated that nearly 300,000 children in the United States are at risk of being sexually exploited for commercial purposes.

Warren Jeffs trial – Judge: Cops must answer questions in polygamous sect leader’s case By Brooke Adams The Salt Lake Tribune 10/29/2008 An Arizona judge on Tuesday ordered three Texas law enforcement officers to give interviews to defense attorneys representing polygamous sect leader Warren S. Jeffs….Officials said they found evidence of sexual abuse during their investigation at the ranch, however, and a grand jury has indicted nine FLDS members on charges related to underage marriages. ….Jeffs, 52, faces felony charges related to two underage marriages he conducted, one involving Elissa Wall. Wall was the key witness in Utah’s successful prosecution of Jeffs on rape as an accomplice charges last summer. He is serving two five-to-life prison sentences.
Arizona judge orders Schleicher County sheriff, others to be deposed by Jeffs’ attorneys By Dave Hawkins, Special to the Standard-times Kingman, Ariz. – An Arizona judge ordered three Texas lawmen this week to submit to depositions to be conducted by defense lawyers representing polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, 52, in Arizona. The leader of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints awaits trial in Kingman under allegations he arranged the marriages of underage Colorado City, Ariz., girls to their male adult relatives.

Prime Time Crime – child porn headlines

Okla. woman killed after La. KKK rite identified 11/12/08 New Orleans (AP) – Authorities have identified an Oklahoma woman fatally shot in Louisiana after a Ku Klux Klan initiation. The St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s office said Wednesday that the woman was 43-year-old Cynthia C. Lynch of Tulsa. Sheriff Jack Strain says Lynch had been recruited over the Internet to come to Louisiana, join a Klan faction, then return to Oklahoma to sign up more members. But authorities say she asked to be taken back to town from the ritual site in a rural area. Strain says a fight followed and Lynch was shot Sunday. One person has been booked on a second-degree murder charge. Seven others face charges related to covering up the shooting.

Ark. seizes 21 more kids from evangelist’s group 11/18/08 by Associated Press – Little Rock, Ark.- State officials on Tuesday took into protective custody 21 children associated with an evangelical group whose founder faces federal child sex charges….Authorities took three children into custody Tuesday at the courthouse in Texarkana, 130 miles southwest of Little Rock. Police seized the other 18 children from two vans during a traffic stop….On Monday, a 14-year-old girl taken by the state during the September raid testified that Alamo molested her, counted a number of young girls as his wives, and coached her and others to say they weren’t touched improperly or beaten…..Alamo, 74, is charged with two counts of transporting a juvenile across state lines for sex, once in 2004 and again the following year. The preacher, listed in court documents by his real name, Bernie Lazar Hoffman, has pleaded not guilty to the federal charges, each of which carries a sentence of 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. He is in jail in Texarkana awaiting trial, which is set to begin in February. Alamo has preached that the Bible allows young girls to marry once they reach puberty but has said he didn’t adopt the practice….The 14-year-old girl, who spent much of her time in Alamo’s organization in Fort Smith, testified that Alamo coached her and others to say they weren’t sexually molested or beaten, and said Alamo recorded interviews with the girls to document the statements.,evangelist-kids-seized111808.article

Vatican can be sued for priest sex abuse: US court 11/25/08 A US appeals court has ruled that the Vatican can be sued for the sex abuse committed by US priests. The Vatican had tried to block a class action lawsuit alleging that it orchestrated a cover-up of sexual abuse by clergy with the argument that it was protected by laws granting sovereign states immunity from most US civil proceedings. Central to the case is a 1962 Vatican mandate unearthed in 2003 which outlined a policy of “strictest” secrecy regarding allegations of sexual abuse by clergy and threatened those who spoke out with excommunication. A federal appeals court ruled that the case brought by three Kentucky men can proceed because exceptions in the law allow the Vatican to be held liable for the actions of church employees acting within the scope of their employment in the United States. “The portions of plaintiffs’ claims that are based upon the conduct of bishops, archbishops and Holy See personnel while supervising allegedly abusive clergy satisfy all four requirements of the tortious act exception,” Circuit Judge Julia Smith Gibbons wrote in a 20-page ruling Monday. The Vatican cannot, however, be held liable for the actual abuse because these acts “were not done while… acting within the scope of their employment,” Gibbons wrote.

U.S. Court Allows Abuse Case vs. Vatican By Suzanne Sataline 11/25/08 A federal appeals court has permitted a lawsuit over alleged sexual abuse to proceed against the Vatican, creating potential liability for the seat of the Roman Catholic faith for the activities of Catholic clergy in the U.S. Monday’s ruling, issued by the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati, marks the first time a court at so high a level has recognized that the Vatican could be liable for the negligence in sexual-abuse cases brought in the U.S. The ruling is seen as a breakthrough by those allegedly abused by priests. Investigators and grand juries have found several instances where the church failed to report alleged abusers and covered up alleged misdeeds to protect them….The appeals court found that the church government may be held liable for actions taken in the U.S. based on the Vatican’s policies or directives. “What the court has allowed us to do is proceed against the Vatican for the conduct of the U.S. bishops because of the bishops’ failure to … report child abuse,” said William F. McMurry, the attorney for three men who claim they were abused as children by priests in the Louisville, Ky., archdiocese. He is seeking class-action status in the district-court case. The ruling marks the first time that a federal appeals court recognized that the Vatican could be liable under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, a 1976 law that governs when a foreign nation or its agents can be sued, said Marci Hamilton, a constitutional-law scholar who is part of the legal team in the Louisville case….One of the central pieces of evidence in the case is a 1962 memo, issued by the Vatican and disclosed by reporters in 2003, which directs Catholic bishops to keep silent about claims of sex abuse. The document was approved by Pope John the 23rd.

Priests abused up to 400 children in Dublin diocese by John Cooney 11/8/08 Shocking new figures show that 400 children have been identified as possible victims of sex abuse by priests in the Dublin Archdiocese — proportionately even higher then the catalogue of horrors found by a Government investigation into the Diocese of Ferns. And settlement claims paid to victims suspected of being abused by 152 priests over the last 68 years has soared to more than €12m. “It is most likely that this is not a final figure,” Archbishop Diarmuid Martin conceded yesterday, when he disclosed the revised figures showing the horrendous scale of clerical paedophilia in the archdiocese since 1940. The Ferns probe identified more then 100 allegations of child sex abuse between 1962 and 2002 against 21 priests.

Mind Control and Experimentation

The Truth about Satanic Ritual Abuse – Wikipedia rebuttal – A Rebuttal to Wikipedia’s Portrayal of Satanic Ritual Abuse – November 2, 2008 By Wanda Karriker, PhD

PRESS RELEASE – Wikipedia “Satanic Ritual Abuse” article promotes PEDOPHILIA

The Biscuit Breaker – Psychologist Steven Reisner has embarked on a crusade to get his colleagues out of the business of interrogations. By Dan Ephron | NEWSWEEK Published Oct 18, 2008 From the magazine issue dated Oct 27, 2008 ….But the ties go back decades, to the early years of the cold war when psychologists helped the CIA experiment on U.S. citizens with mind-altering drugs. The relationship has warmed and cooled over the years, heating up whenever defense or intelligence officials wanted better mind-control methods, ways to direct people’s behavior or detect deception. Since 9/11 military and civilian psychologists at Guantánamo Bay and other sites have often watched through the glass when detainees have been interrogated, part of a secret program about which few details have ever emerged. Reisner first read about the program in a newspaper article in 2004. The 54-year-old psychoanalyst is convinced that some of the techniques used in those interrogations amounted to torture, and he has made it his mission since then to get psychologists out of the business of helping the military as they break down prisoners. Reisner’s crusade has been waged largely within the American Psychological Association—in the minutiae of association bylaws and on the pages of internal listservs. Last week, balloting began for a new APA president in what for many is a referendum on the relationship between psychologists and the military. Among five contenders, Reisner has staked his candidacy on the issue. The APA is the only remaining medical association not to have shunned the contentious interrogations in the years since Guantánamo was opened in 2001. Two civilian psychologists helped introduce techniques like waterboarding into interrogations, drawn from the military’s SERE (Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape) schools where troops are taught to withstand torture. Since 2002 psychologists have observed interrogations and suggested specific ways to exploit the weaknesses of detainees, including Mohammed Jawad, whose disturbing case is now being heard by a military tribunal in Guantánamo. The military claims the psychologists have only helped to make interrogations “safe, legal and effective.” Judging by recent internal votes, APA members have grown uncomfortable with the interrogation business. Reisner has received endorsements from a few big-name psychologists, including Stanford University’s Philip Zimbardo.

Overview of what occurred after I requested a review of Characteristics and Sources of
Allegations of Ritualistic child abuse by Dr. Gail Goodman, Phillip Shaver, and Bette Bottoms – Diana Napolis, M.A. In December 2007 I reviewed the pivotal research study “Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,” by UC Davis. Dr. Gail Goodman, Dr. Phillip Shaver, and Bette Bottoms, which had been funded by the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect in 1994. This body of work has been used throughout the United States in attempts to prove that the scientific community found no evidence to support the belief that satanic ritual cult abuse of children was occurring in the United States except in very rare instances. Regardless of the conclusions reached, it appears that there was substantial and persuasive evidence provided to the researchers which indicated that ritual abuse was occurring on a grand scale, despite what appears to have been repeated attempts made to minimize and disguise these findings.
It will be difficult to understand my critique without accessing Dr. Goodman’s original study and the 1996 article titled, “An Analysis of Ritualistic and Religion-Related Child Abuse Allegations” by these same authors, so I urge others to download this material. In an article published in the New York Times titled, “Proof Lacking for Ritual Abuse by Satanists,” by Daniel Goleman, he quoted Dr. Gail Goodman’s representations of this study:
“In a survey of more than 11,000 psychiatric and police workers throughout the country, conducted for the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect, researchers found more than 12,000 accusations of group cult sexual abuse based on satanic ritual, but not one that investigators had been able to substantiate. “ This is a false representation about what this study actually revealed. The researchers did not receive anywhere near that high of a return rate – it was actually less than 2000 reports which were examined, which means there was an intentional and blatant attempt to misrepresent their findings in this news article. It was discovered that this propaganda is posted on numerous web sites in efforts to prove that satanic crime does not occur.
On pg. 46 of “Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,” Dr. Goodman also wrote: “One respondent cited as evidence the ritual abuse behavior checklist – a dubious diagnostic checklist which includes many behaviors common to childhood.” (Gould, 1986). Due to that statement, I have posted a copy of Dr. Catherine Gould’s checklist on my web site, and as the reader will see, these are clearly abnormal behaviors of children that are being described and there is nothing dubious about it.
Dr. Goodman concluded by stating: Our research leads us to believe that there are many more children being abused in the name of God than in the name of Satan.. I found that an odd and inappropriate remark to make given the fact that Dr. Goodman received more reports of ritual abuse than she received about religion-based abuse. In order to make her case Dr Goodman used as her examples cases of child abuse or murder which were clearly committed by Christians who were mentally ill, not mainstream Christians, therefore I believe it was inappropriate to suggest that these crimes were committed in the name of God. The belief systems of mainstream Christianity do not condone criminal or aberrant behavior but the belief systems of Satanists most certainly do and the ritual abuse crimes she was reviewing were in line with those satanic beliefs. Therefore, it is obvious that there is much more serious crime committed by satanists in the name of Satan. Further, cases of Christian medical neglect are not equivalent in severity to ritual abuse therefore I believe it was inappropriate for these academics to argue against the enactment of ritual abuse laws based on these arguments.

Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse, 1994, (Dr. Gail Goodman, Phillip Shaver, Bette Bottoms posted at

Critique of Characteristics and Sources of Allegations of Ritualistic Child Abuse,. 2008, (Diana Napolis, M.A) posted at

The researchers claimed throughout this study that organized, intergenerational, sexually molesting satanic cults did not exist, and that a small number of clinicians and agencies were responsible for the most reports of satanic ritual abuse. I am contesting both of these conclusions. In my opinion, there were too many methodological flaws, too much data was arbitrarily excluded, the conclusions reached were unsupportable and not based on the data gathered, and researcher bias, if not blatant manipulation, was prevalent throughout this research study.
An Analysis of Ritualistic and Religion-Related Child Abuse Allegations, 1996, (Bottoms, Shaver, Goodman) posted at

describes crimes – The Extreme Abuse Survey final results are online with findings, questionnaires and presentations for download as pdf-files. More than 750 pages of documentation

Ritual abuse books

Griffis, Ph.D., Dale, Cheryl and Lynn Hersha, Ted Schwartz (2001). Secret Weapons. Far Hills, NJ: New Horizon Press. ISBN 0-88282-196-2.

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

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

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

Lacter, E.; Lehman, K. (2008). “Guidelines to Diagnosis of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress”.  Karnac Books Ltd. Issue Volume 2, Number 2 / July 2008 Pages 159-181

Lockwood, C. (1993) Other altars: Roots and Realities of Cultic and Satanic Ritual Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder. Minneapolis, MN: Compcare.

Noblitt, James Randall and Perskin, Pamela Sue (eds). (2008) Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations Robert Reed Publishers

Noblitt, James Randall, and Perskin Pamela Sue. (2000). Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America. New York: Praeger.

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

Pazder, L., Smith, M. Michelle Remembers – Pocket Books

Raschke, Carl A. (1990). Painted Black. New York: HarperCollins.

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

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

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

Scott, S. (2001). The politics and experience of ritual abuse: beyond disbelief. Open University Press. ISBN 0335204198.

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

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

Spencer, J. Suffer the Child

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

Waterman, Jill; Kelly, Robert J.;Oliveri, M. K.;and McCord, Jane (1993). Behind the Playground Walls -Sexual Abuse in Preschools. New York, London: The Guilford Press, 284-8. ISBN 0-89862-523-8.
Woodsum, Gayle M. (1998). The Ultimate Challenge. Laramie, WY: ARI Books. ISBN 0-9665974-0-0

Smart-Talks – Stop Ritual Abuse and Mind Control new podcasts at

Leslie- Triumph Over a History of Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

Dr. Katherine Glenn- One Therapist’s Introduction To the World of Mind Control

Eileen Schrader- Programming and Beyond- The Obvious and Subtler Effects of Mind Control in Survivos of RA/MC

Joanne- Breaking the Addiction of Dissociation

Jennie P.- From Despair to Joy. One Survivor’s Journey

Dr. Lowell Routley Ph.D., PC- Am I “Real Me” or am I “Memorex, y, z”?

Chronology of the McMartin Preschool Abuse Trials

Ritual Abuse – Introduction – Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse… types of abuse we don’t want to talk about and don’t want to believe exists… and yet it does! So why is it so difficult to believe it exists? Why are we afraid to try to understand the needs of the RA/SRA survivor? Maybe it’s because we don’t want to believe such horrible atrocities could happen. Maybe we don’t want to accept responsibility for allowing these kinds of abuses to continue. Maybe we’ve never heard of any thing remotely like what these survivors have to say. Whatever the reason, there ARE survivors of Ritual Abuse and Satanic Ritual Abuse.
deJoly LaBrier, a former speaker at SMART conferences, has two websites :

2008 Publications on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

Read! I’m tired of hiding my head in the sand.  I am weary of being the keeper of secrets. is my story … a mother’s detailed  account of  sexual, emotional, physical, ritualistic abuse and torture by an organized group of individuals including my ex-husband.  The abuse contained brainwashing and mind control.  My story includes a custodial interference charge, two countries, and has not reached its conclusion as of yet.  Unfortunately the story I tell is not so different from other women’s situations.  It is complex and needed to be shared…. for I do believe knowledge is power & truth prevails in time.

Project MKULTRA, The CIA’s Program Of Research In Behavioral Modification Joint Hearing Before the Select Committee on Intelligence And the Subcommittee on Health and Scientific Research Of the Committee on Human Resources United States Senate Ninety-fifth Congress First Session August 3, 1977….MKULTRA Hypnosis Experiments – This memo, written by the CIA’s Sidney Gottlieb, is one of the earliest records available from the MKULTRA project. One month after CIA Director Allen Dulles authorized the program, Gottlieb writes of a “planned series of five major experiments” which are to examine “hypnotically induced anxieties,” the “relationship of personality to hypnosis,” and other matters of the hypnotized mind…. MKULTRA Materials and Methods – This 1955 CIA document reviews the Agency’s research and development of a shocking list of mind-altering substances and methods, including “materials which will render the indication of hypnosis easier or otherwise enhance its usefulness,” and “physical methods of producing shock and confusion over extended periods of time and capable of surreptitious use.”…MKULTRA and LSD – This June 1953 document records Dr. Sidney Gottlieb’s approval of an early CIA acid test. “This project will include a continuation of a study of the biochemical, neurophysiological, sociological, and clinical psychiatric aspects of L.S.D.,” the CIA scientist writes.
The Shock Doctrine – by Naomi Klein – Chapter 1 – The Torture Lab – Ewen Cameron, the CIA and the maniacal quest to erase and remake the human mind.,M1

Article on ritual abuse from tag, a group studying and supporting work concerning trauma, abuse and dissociation.

Ex-Jehovah’s Witness, Therapist discusses MIND CONTROL

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

10 Extreme Abuse Survey Findings Helpful to Understanding Ritual Trauma
1. Ritual abuse/mind control (RA/MC) is a global phenomenon.
2. A diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder is common for persons who report histories of
RA/MC. (84% of EAS respondents who answered that they have been diagnosed with DID [N=655] reported that they are survivors of RA/MC).
3. Ritual abuse (RA) is not limited to SRA, i.e., satanic ritual abuse, sadistic abuse, satanist abuse.
4. RA is reported to involve mind control techniques.
5. Some extreme abuse survivors report that they were used in government-sponsored mind control experimentation (GMC).
6. RA/MC is reported to be involved in organized “known” crime.
7. RA/MC is reported to be involved in clergy abuse.
8. Most often reported memories of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
9. Most often reported possible aftereffects of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
10. In rating the effectiveness of healing methods, therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.

Ritual abuse diagnosis research – this page describes ritual abuse crimes – excerpt from a chapter in: Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008).Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In J.R. Noblitt & P. Perskin (Eds.), Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp. 85-154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers. quotes: A second study revealed that these results were unrelated to patients’ degree of media and hospital milieu exposure to the subject of Satanic ritual abuse.”In fact, less media exposure was associated with production of more Satanic content in patients reporting ritual abuse, evidence that reports of ritual abuse are not primarily the product of exposure contagion.” Responses are consistent with the devastating and pervasive abuse these victims have experienced, so often including immediate family members.

Advocate Unfair on Satanic Abuse – September 11, 2003 – new url for old article “I was very disappointed with the article, “Speak of the Devil” by Patrick Rucker (9/3/03). I felt that a great deal of information was left out of the article, to make one side of the debate (ours) look ridiculous….[Kenneth] Lanning is quoted as an “authoritative” source by Mr. Rucker. Lanning claims that satanic abuse is a hoax. Let’s look at Lanning’s research. “To my surprise, [Lanning] admits he has never talked to a ritual abuse survivor” … (several weeks later, Lanning revised his story to say that he had spoken with ‘several dozen’ survivors on an unofficial basis). (from “Nightmares on Main Street” by Leslie Bennetts, Vanity Fair, June, 1993, pp 42-62, quote from Pg. 47) How authoritative can a source be that first admits it didn’t interview anyone alleging they were ritually abused and then revises their story to say they talked to a small sample size unofficially ?”

The complete list of letters is at :

In an article offering a law enforcement perspective on allegations of ritual abuse, Lanning (1992, A law-enforcement perspective on allegations of ritual abuse in “Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism and ritual abuse”) fails to give a precise definition of the term. Although he is quoted as having conducted a seven-year study FBI study that gives evidence that ritual abuse does not exist, when Noblitt and Perskin (2000, Cult and ritual abuse) requested a copy of his study from the FBI, “the bureau responded in writing that no such study existed.” (p. 179). Contrary to the way his paper is cited to show that there is no evidence of ritual abuse, what Lanning writes is:
“I do not deny the possibility that some of these allegations of an organized conspiracy involving the take-over of day care centers, abduction, cannibalism, and human sacrfice might be true. But if they are true, then it is one of the greatest crime conspiracies in history.” (pp. 131-132)
Bennetts (1993, June – Nightmares on Main Street, Vanity Fair, 42-62) asked Lanning if he had trouble disbelieving the stories of women he interviewed. “To my surprise,” she writes, “he admits that he has never talked to a ritual abuse survivor” (p. 62). Reportedly, he later said that he had spoken unofficially with several dozen survivors.
from p. 238 – Becker, T. (2008). Re-Searching for New Perspectives: Ritual Abuse/Ritual Violence as Ideologically Motivated Crime. In Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century:  Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin (Eds), pp.237-260. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers.

“The author (Lanning) is a well known skeptic regarding cult and ritual abuse allegations who has consulted on a number of cases but to our knowledge has not personally investigated the majority of these cases, some of which have produced convictions.” (p. 179 – “Cult and ritual abuse” – Noblitt and Perskin)

“As much as we don’t want to believe it as a society – Satanic ritual abuse is a reality. And, as was done by the parents in the McMartin Day Care Center case, we need to be rolling up our sleeves and digging deeper to get at the whole truth.” Satanic Ritual Abuse: The Evidence Surfaces By Daniel Ryder, CCDC, LSW

Fire and Water is a true account of discovery, validation, and healing from sexual and ritual abuse. Anna Thomas writes her therapeutic memoir from a Christian perspective about the emotional, physical, spiritual, and psychological aspects of coping with ritual abuse. ISBN 978-1-934759-18-9 Robert D. Reed Publishers, P. O . Box 1992, Bandon, OR 97411 541-347-9882
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Journal Articles

Association: The Key To Recovery – article on the history of MPD/DID

A Brief History of the False Memory Research of Elizabeth Loftus Lynn Crook, M.Ed. The lost- in- a-shopping-mall study (Loftus and Pickrell, 1995) provided initial scientific support for the claim that child sexual abuse accusations are false memories planted by therapists. However, the mall study researchers faced a problem early on – the participants could tell the difference between the true and false memories….The apparent inconsistencies in Loftus and Burns (1982), Loftus and Pickrell (1995) and Schmechel, O’Toole, Easterly and Loftus (2006) suggest that journal editors may need to assume a larger role in creating and enforcing policies that encourage ethical publication practices. The character-disparaging comments that have appeared in media reports and scientific journals suggest that reporters and journal editors may need to assume a larger role in presenting such comments as one side of a two-sided debate.

Selective Traumatic Amnesia Publications by Jennifer Freyd are at:
these include:
Freyd, Jennifer J. (1994). Betrayal trauma: Traumatic amnesia as an adaptive response to childhood abuse. Ethics & Behavior 4 (4) 307-329
Freyd, Jennifer J., and David H. Gleaves (1996). “Remembering” Words Not Presented in Lists: Relevance to the Current Recovered/False Memory Controversy. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 22 (3), 811-813.
Gleaves, D. H. & Freyd, J.J. (1997). Questioning additional claims about the “false memory syndrome” epidemic. [commentary] American Psychologist, 52 993-994. Summary: In this comment on the article by K. S. Pope (see record 83-37387), the authors agree about the need to evaluate the empirical evidence regarding the alleged epidemic of false memories and accusations of abuse. The authors also express an additional concern that the data presented to support claims of false memory syndrome proponents are frequently extreme misapplications of published research. Examples of such misrepresentations are presented and discussed.
Freyd, J. J. (1998). Science in the Memory Debate. Ethics & Behavior, 8 (2), 101-113.

Videotaped Discovery of a Reportedly Unrecallable Memory of Child Sexual Abuse: Comparison with a Childhood Interview Videotaped 11 Years Before – David L. Corwin, Erna Olafson This article presents the history, verbatim transcripts, and behavioral observations of a child’s disclosure of sexual abuse to Dr. David Corwin in 1984 and the spontaneous return of that reportedly unrecallable memory during an interview between the same individual, now a young adult, and Dr. Corwin 11 years later. Both interviews were videotape recorded. The significance, limitations, and clinical implications of this unique case study are discussed. Five commentaries by researchers from differing empirical perspectives who have reviewed these videotape-recorded interviews follow this article. Child Maltreatment, Vol. 2, No. 2, 91-112 (1997) DOI: 10.1177/1077559597002002001

The 20th Anniversary edition of The Courage to Heal is now in bookstores. To order and for more information about the book:

The financial cost of child abuse is ten times the financial cost of obesity in Australia 11/18/08 Child abuse and neglect costs Australians ten times more than obesity, a landmark report has found. The report has also found that the number of cases of abuse in our community may be five times higher than the official figures. The Cost of Child Abuse in Australia, a joint research report by Access Economics, Australian Childhood Foundation and Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia at Monash University, is the first comprehensive report of its kind in Australia. It found that the real cost of child abuse to the Australian community in 2007 was $10.7 billion, and could be as high as $30.1 billion, including the monetary value of the pain and suffering that they experience. Professor Chris Goddard, Director of Child Abuse Prevention Research Australia at Monash University said this is the first comprehensive, national study of the costs of child abuse and neglect in Australia….While there were 36,000 substantiated reports of child abuse and neglect in Australia in 2007, the report estimates that there approximately 177,000 children abused or neglected and this figure could be even higher. The report also calculated that the cost to the community of the consequences of abuse over the lifetime of children who were abused for the first time in 2007 is approximately $13.7 billion and could be as high as $38.7 billion, including the monetary value of the pain and suffering that they experience.
Recantation in Child Sexual Abuse Cases – Rieser, Margaret – Child Welfare, v70 n6 p611-22 Nov-Dec 1991 – ERIC #: EJ436461 – Abstract: A brief narrative description of the journal article, document, or resource. Reviews the literature on children’s retraction of their disclosure of having been sexually abused. The evidence indicates that very few lied originally. The circumstances that underlie recantation, including false allegations, secrecy, denial, lack of support, pressure to recant, societal attitudes, and intervening events, are discussed, and suggestions for mitigating them are offered.;jsessionid=JwfdTd5V4T6qY4phJJxhtp5Q21YtbyrvJwgCj7vHJK3nkQvnPz3p!-383582632?_nfpb=true&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=%22Rieser+Margaret%22&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=au&_pageLabel=RecordDetails&objectId=0900019b80147b75&accno=EJ436461&_nfls=false

Adult accounts of organised child sexual abuse in Australia – Speaker: Michael Salter, University of New South Wales – The Crime and Justice Research (CJR) Network – This paper will outline the preliminary findings of a doctoral research project on adult accounts of organised child sexual abuse in Australia. The project is designed to document the activities of organised groups of sexual abusers through the life histories of adult survivors. The paper will draw on life history interviews with adult survivors of organised abuse to explore the questions: What are the ways in which the sexual abuse of children can be organised or coordinated by multiple perpetrators? What happens to victimised children in organised contexts? What are the risk factors for organised abuse? What are the social factors that enable, or compound, the sexual exploitation of children? The paper will also provide a reflection on the complexities of providing a cogent criminological account of organised, and otherwise complex, child sexual abuse.