Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Presentation

Neil Brick’s Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Presentation

Male Survivor Conference – Minneapolis, MN – September 20, 2003

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Please note these resources may be heavy for survivors to read. Survivors may want to read this with a support person. This transcript is not meant as therapy or treatment and is for educational information only. All accusations are alleged. Excerpts from any articles no longer available on the web can be obtained through our web sites’ (listed above) search engine.

I wanted to thank you for coming to my presentation today. My name is Neil Brick and I am the editor of SMART newsletter and the conference coordinator of The Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference. There are over 50 newsletters out and the newsletter has been published since 1995. We just had our sixth conference this summer in Connecticut. Our website has many links to the topics I will be discussing today. It is http://members.aol.com/smartnews/index2.html It also has a search engine to help people find more information on these topics. My e-mail address is smartnews@aol.com There is a handout available for the presentation you can follow and use for future reference.

I wanted to warn people that some of the content described here today may be heavy for some survivors, especially those with ritual abuse backgrounds, so if you need to go for a walk with a safe support person during the presentation, please feel free to do so. Also, you might want to be aware if you are become spacy or dissociated and try to stay present with grounding techniques, like feeling the floor under your feet. Please hold all questions until the end or until I ask for them, so I will have the time to finish the presentation. This is not meant as and should not be used as therapy. Thanks.

Today’s presentation is called “Ritual Abuse and Mind Control : Research and Advocacy” and will be in four parts.

1) People will learn about the components of mind control and ritual abuse.

2) I will discuss the data that shows that mind control and ritual abuse exists, through media sources, research studies, anecdotal data and my own personal story.

3) I will briefly discuss ways survivors can be helped and survivor efforts to heal and stop mind control and ritual abuse and learn about how survivors can be helped and mind control and ritual abuse can be stopped.

4) Discussion and questions.

1) To learn about the components of mind control and ritual abuse.

First I will define ritual abuse and mind control.

What is Ritual Abuse?

“…is methodical abuse, often using indoctrination, aimed at breaking the will of another human being. In a 1989 report, the Ritual Abuse Task Force of the L.A. County Commission for Women defined ritual abuse as: “Ritual Abuse usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time. The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture and killing. The sexual abuse is usually painful, humiliating, intended as a means of gaining dominance over the victim. The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual indoctrination. It includes mind control techniques which convey to the victim a profound terror of the cult members …most victims are in a state of terror, mind control and dissociation” (Pg. 35-36) “Safe Passage to Healing”, by Chrystine Oksana, 1994, HarperCollins, which is an excellent source for survivor and co-survivors on the topic, though there is a newer edition out by iuniverse.com (2001)

What is Mind Control ?

Mind Control is the use of subliminal techniques to control a person’s actions, mind state or thoughts. Subliminal techniques may include the use of words or language in a variety of fashions, visual stimuli, a combination of different stimuli, the intentional use or misuse or deprivation of information, electronic stimuli techniques, such as brain wave machines and e-weapons, the deprivation of basic human needs, such as sleep and food, the use of emotions to manipulate thoughts (such as guilt or fear), hypnotic techniques or suggestions, rituals or role plays meant to induce suggestible states, the use of certain drugs, other techniques to induce a meditative mind state (like meditation) or specific movements or motions (like spinning). A combination of these techniques may be used. Please note that some of these techniques can also be used by an individual to help themselves in these more suggestible states, like meditation or brain wave machines.

Avoiding these techniques that by pass the “rational mind” or “ego” involves learning how these states feel and developing grounding techniques or even better, avoidance techniques, like not watching TV or going to cult meetings. There are online resources at our web page if you need more information about this.

Our web page has more information about mind control. A good source for propaganda and mind control techniques is http://members.aol.com/smartnews/page/Sample-Issue-30.htm

2) Now, I will discuss the data that shows that mind control and ritual abuse exists, through media sources, research studies, anecdotal data and my own personal story.

Due to the disinformation out there promoted by the “false memory syndrome” promoters (which is not a proven syndrome and not in the DSM-IV) and the propaganda in the media, I will cover first the topics of recovered memory, survivor symptomology, proof dissociation is connected to severe abuse, a rebuttal of PAS (parental alienation “syndrome”) a “syndrome” used in court against parents that allege the other parent has abused their child or children and allegations showing the possible connection of FMS promoters to pro-pedophilia philosophies. This will help back up the anecdotal data and studies which follow, as well as show the possible rationales for those opposed to the idea of the existence of recovered memory, ritual abuse and mind control.

Recovered memory

Recovered memory is a fact. Anyone that denies this is ignoring huge amounts of data. This is only a small sampling of the data available on recovered memory. More is available at our web page.

The information for this part came from “Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law” by Brown, Scheflin and Hammond, W.W. Norton and Co. New York and London, C 1998 (http://www.wwnorton.com) Page 370-381

The base rates for memory commission errors are quite low, at least in professional trauma treatment. The base rates in adult misinformation studies run between zero and 5 percent for adults and between 3 – 5 percent for children. These numbers are quite different than what you might here from the pro-fms people or the media.

“Occasional unwitting misleading suggestions (Yapko, 1994a), even the suggestion of a diagnosis of abuse, cannot adequately explain illusory memories of child sexual abuse.” (p. 379) Occasional suggestions about abuse are not generally effective, except in highly suggestible people.

“Memory and Abuse – Remembering and Healing the Effects of Trauma” by Charles L. Whitfield M.D. Using clinical truths and laborious scholarship, Dr. Whitfield brings his clinical experience and knowledge about traumatic memory to examine, explore and clarify this important issue. Health Communications, Inc 3201 S.W. 15th St, Deerfield Beach, FL.33442-8190.

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

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

Suspected repressed childhood sexual abuse: Gender effects on diagnosis and treatment. Sullins CD Psychology of Women Quarterly 1998 Sep Vol 22(3) 403-418 “These results do not support reports that many therapists neglect clients’ current symptoms and instead focus on memories, use controversial techniques, make suggestive statements regarding abuse, or immediately assume that their clients have repressed memories.”

…recent research demonstrating that bizarre memories cannot be suggested (Pezdek, Finger, Hodge, 1997)

Iatrogenic memory change. Examining the empirical evidence. Leavitt F Am J Forensic Psychol (19)2: 21-32, 2001. “Certainty of sexual abuse predated treatment in 33% of the cases. Therapeutic causation was unlikely in another 26% because personal certainty of abuse emerged on average 4.1 years after termination of treatment. The pattern was similar for groups treated with and without hypnosis. Remarkably few patients recovered first memories in therapy with the help of hypnosis. This study places the percentage at 4%. Thus, in the direct study of patients who recovered memory of childhood sexual abuse, hypnosis was not an important factor in the emergence of sexual abuse memories. …The results do not support widespread implanting of novel memories of sexual abuse by therapists.”

http://www.jimhopper.com/memory-decision (the first page (.com) links to other pages of interest also) “The Validity of Recovered Memory: Decision of a US District Court” Judge Edward F. Harrington, Presentation by Jim Hopper, Ph.D. The legal documentation citation is: 923 Federal Supplement 286 (D. Mass. 1996), United States District Court – District of Massachusetts – Ann Shahzade, plaintiff Civil Action No.: V. 92-12139-EFH George Gregory, Defendant.

http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Taubman_Center/Recovmem/Archive.html This URL has archives of corroborated cases of recovered memory, some from legal proceedings, full-text articles and abstracts on recovered memories, 22 peer reviewed studies on amnesia and child abuse, 24 publications on traumatic amnesia in Holocaust survivors, etc.

“The recovery of memories in clinical practice: Experiences and beliefs of British Psychological Society practitioners” Andrews, Bernice; Morton, John; Bekerian, Debra A.; Brewin, Chris R.; Davis, Graham M.; Mollon, Phil The Psychologist 1995 May, Vol. 8, pp. 209-214 ” “…recovery from total amnesia of past traumatic material involving both CSA and non-CSA experiences is (not) uncommon”" … our large-scale survey confirms and extends previous research…. Memory recovery appears to be a robust and frequent phenomenon.”

Symptomology

Symptomology is also an important proof that dissociation is connected to extreme abuse. There are many studies that show this connection. Again, this is only a small sampling of the data.

Dissociation as a mediator of psychopathology among sexually abused children and adolescents. Kisiel CL, Lyons JS Am J Psychiatry 2001 Jul;158(7):1034-9 “The study group consisted of 114 children and adolescents (ages 10-18 years)…. The findings suggest a unique relationship between sexual abuse and dissociation. Dissociation may be a critical mediator of psychiatric symptoms and risk-taking behavior among sexually abused children.”

The role of childhood interpersonal trauma in depersonalization disorder. Simeon D, Guralnik O, Schmeidler J, Sirof B, Knutelska M Am J Psychiatry 2001 Jul; 158(7):1027-33 “Childhood interpersonal trauma as a whole was highly predictive of both a diagnosis of depersonalization disorder and of scores denoting dissociation, pathological dissociation, and depersonalization.

The Spectrum of Dissociative Disorders: An Overview of Diagnosis and Treatment by Joan A. Turkus, M.D. “Researchers and clinicians believe that dissociation is a common, naturally occurring defense against childhood trauma. Children tend to dissociate more readily than adults. Faced with overwhelming abuse, it is not surprising that children would psychologically flee (dissociate) from full awareness of their experience.” The dissociative spectrum (Braun, 1988) extends from normal dissociation to poly-fragmented DID. All of the disorders are trauma-based, and symptoms result from the habitual dissociation of traumatic memories….The dissociated memory is alive and active – not forgotten, merely submerged (Tasman & Goldfinger, 1991). Major studies have confirmed the traumatic origin of DID (Putnam, 1989, and Ross, 1989), which arises before the age of 12 (and often before age 5) as a result of severe physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse.” http://www.voiceofwomen.com/centerarticle.html

Business Week – 6/11/01 – Developments to Watch – Troubled Kids: It’s Nurture, Not Nature – “Researchers, who have followed 593 families since 1975, report that the risk of certain mental illnesses triples in children whose parents are excessively harsh or abusive, or provide inadequate supervision. In families with such poor parenting, 63% of the children developed depression, anxiety, drug abuse, or other psychiatric ailments by the time they were adults, says a report in the current Archives of General Psychiatry…”It didn’t matter if the parents had disorders or not. It was the way they raised their children that determined whether the child had a disorder.”

“Dissociation as a Mediator of Psychopathology Among Sexually Abused Children and Adolescents” Am J Psychiatry 158:1034-1039, July 2001 – Cassandra L. Kisiel, Ph.D. and John S. Lyons, Ph.D. – “Sexual abuse history was significantly associated with dissociation, whereas a history of physical abuse was not. Both sexual abuse and dissociation were independently associated with several indicators of mental health disturbance, including risk-taking behavior (suicidality, self-mutilation, and sexual aggression).”

A rebuttal of PAS (parental alienation “syndrome”) a “syndrome” used in court against parents that allege the other parent has abused their child or children

Dr. Richard Gardner: A Review of His Theories and Opinions on Atypical Sexuality, Pedophilia, and Treatment Issues by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP Please note: I do not agree with Gardner’s ideas. “Richard A. Gardner, M.D., is a prominent forensic expert with an extensive career of evaluating children, especially during custody disputes between parents.” “Gardner (1992, p. 588) does not believe in doing therapy with fathers who deny committing sexual molestation. If father desires treatment, the therapist should focus on enhancing his self-esteem. This is accomplished by helping him to appreciate that “there is a certain amount of pedophilia in all of us” and that “pedophilia has been considered the norm by the vast majority of individuals in the history of the world”(Gardner 1992, ppi.592-3).” “Gardner’s Views on Pedophilia – “The sexually abused child is generally considered to be the victim,” though the child may initiate sexual encounters by ‘seducing’ the adult.” “Gardner (1991, p. 118) suggests that Western society’s is “excessively moralistic and punitive” toward pedophiles.” published in Jan/Feb 1998 issue of Treating Abuse Today; the second part was published in the Mar/Apr 1998 issue (Volume 8, issue 2). Back issues can be obtained from Treating Abuse Today, P.O. Box 3050, Lancaster, PA 17604-3030. (717) 291-1940 – http://www.geocities.com/nafcj/Dr.RichardGardnerAReviewof.html

The Evidence for Parental Alienation Syndrome: An Examination of Gardner’s Theories and Opinions by Stephanie J. Dallam, RN, MSN, FNP, Paralegal “It should be noted that Gardner’s views on pedophilia are at odds with the scientific research on child sexual abuse which has consistently and conclusively shown the negative long-term effect of sexual abuse on children.” Printed in Treating Abuse Today, 8(2), Mar/Apr 1998, pp 25-34 by Survivors And Victims Empowered (SAVE), P.O. Box 3030, Lancaster, PA 17604-3030, (717) 291-1940. http://www.geocities.com/nafcj/PASreview.htm

Claims of Parental Alienation Syndrome Confuse Abuse Investigations – http://incestabuse.about.com/health/incestabuse/library/weekly/aa082000.htm

Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review 29:1367-1415 (1994) – the Parental Alienation Syndrome: A Dangerous Aura of Reliability – C. Wood, “Dr. Gardner espouses these theories in his self-published books, the most recent being The Parental Alienation Syndrome. Ironically, while PAS has been admitted in courts, it has not been accepted by experts in the field: psychologists, child abuse evidentiary experts, or child advocates. This Comment argues that evidence of PAS should not be admissible in court.” http://fact.on.ca/Info/pas/wood94.htm

Quotes from writings of Gardner and responses to his theory, etc., http://www.gate.net/~liz/liz/pedoph.htm

Allegations showing the possible connection of FMS promoters to pro-pedophilia philosophies

The McMartin case (a 1980′s trial in California about a ring of alleged pedophiles operating out of a day care) is often cited by pro-FMS proponents as evidence. Here are some citations to refute this evidence and a connection of one proponent to an alleged pro-pedophilia publication

The McMartin (day care center) case of the 80′s is another example of how a case with legitimate data was “spun..” Tunnels were found under McMartin substantiating the children’s claims. “In 1983, hundreds of kids disclosed to their parents and therapists that they were abused at the prestigious McMartin Preschool in Manhattan Beach, California. Seven people were arrest and charged with hundreds of counts of child sexual abuse, setting off the longest and most expensive trial in U.S. History (7 years).”

From : “The results of the survey by Ground Penetrating Radar proved consistent with discoveries of the subsequent excavations, all of which confirmed not only the basic descriptions of children but also specific details of location, interior features and putative function.”

Urls with data include : Psychic Dictatorship in the USA, Alex Constantine (Feral House, 1995). Ray Buckey’s Press Corps – and the Tunnels of McMartin (part one – http://www.egroups.com/message/psnews/226, part two – http://www.egroups.com/message/psnews/227, part three – http://www.egroups.com/message/psnews/228, part four – http://www.egroups.com/message/psnews/235) (Note: egroups is now yahoogroups)

McMartin Preschool Revisited by Alex Constantine – 1996 – http://www.egroups.com/message/psnews/222 also see smart issue #37 – http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Sample-Issue-37.htm

One of the pro-fms writers interested in the case has an interesting history : Since the Eberles’ first McMartin book appeared in 1989, they have achieved national status as child abuse experts. In courts of law their work is frequently cited, and they lecture widely to receptive audiences. The Eberles once appeared as featured speakers at a conference held by Victims of Child Abuse Laws (VOCAL), an organization that feted “The Politics Of Child Abuse” as positively revelatory….Blurbs in their own pornographic tabloid, L.A. Star, failed to mention that in the 1970s the authors once ran an underground tabloid for pedophiles in Los Angeles, Finger, which delved heavily into sadomasochistic sex, sex with children and sex acts involving human excrement. Finger contained sexual drawings by children and pedophile erotica…”

Elizabeth Loftus is known as one of the most famous promoters of the false memory philosophy. Yet her ethics and research have been questioned by several sources.

From “Memory, Trauma Treatment, and the Law by Brown, Scheflin and Hammond,” W.W. Norton and Co. New York and London, C 1998 (http://www.wwnorton.com) Page 365-366

“WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT MEMORY FALLIBILTY?

Loftus’s claim that human memory in general is fallible (1979a,b) and that therefore memories recovered in psychotherapy are equally fallible (1993) is both overstated and oversimplified (Koss et al., 1995). Conclusions in a textbook that negative emotional arousal “hinders accurate…memory” (Loftus, 1980, p.78) is misleading in that the statement fails to specify the conditions under which arousal hinders or enhances memory. Her conclusion correctly applies only to laboratory simulation studies of memory for complex visual presentations and only when a particular type of information is assessed. These simulation studies rarely show memory fallibility with respect to the emotional arousing event itself. Moreover, it is misleading to generalize findings on memory fallibilty for certain types of visual information presented in the laboratory to autobiographical memory of patients in psychotherapy….General, overstated claims about memory fallibility fail to take into consideration the complex interaction of variables that affect memory performance.”

OTTAWA RECOVERED MEMORY PAGE http://www.carleton.ca/~whovdest/calof2.html

“In December 1995, two women filed ethics complaints with the American Psychological Association (APA) against Elizabeth Loftus, PhD, regarding her published statements about two legal cases involving delayed memories of sexual abuse. Citing procedural considerations, however, the APA has declined to investigate the women’s ethics complaints.” “Jennifer Hoult (a concert harpist living in New York) and Lynn Crook (a Washington State consultant) each filed separate complaints with the APA, alleging that Loftus mischaracterized the facts of their legal cases in published articles. Both women brought successful civil suits because of the sexual abuse that the fathers (and the mother, in Crook’s case) perpetrated against them during their childhoods. At their trials, they presented corroborative evidence that met the requirements for judicial proof of their allegations.” – http://users.owt.com/crook/memory/ It has been alleged that Loftus left the APA during these proceedings, which some consider highly irregular.

Copies of “Lost in a shopping mall – A breach of professional ethics” and “Logical fallacies and ethical breaches” are now available. Send an E-mail request to crook@owt.com and ask for an attachment–or provide a mailing address and copies will be mailed to you. These articles provide scholarly critiques of Dr. Elizabeth Loftus’ “lost in the mall” study… Volume 9, Number 1 of “Ethics & Behavior,” a peer-reviewed journal. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430; Phone: (201) 236-9500. “Lost in a shopping mall” — A breach of professional ethics. Crook LS, Dean M Ethics & Behavior 9(1):39-50, 1999

http://www.feminista.com/v1n9/false-memory.html (has a lot of info on Loftus) “For example, Elizabeth Loftus accused Kenneth Pope, a respected memory and trauma researcher, in the APA journal Clinical Psychology of being “wildly reckless” in an area of ethics. Her claim was later investigated by the journal and found to be false. The Fall 1997 issue of the journal published a correction and apology for the “false statement disparaging Dr. Pope’s ethics”. (POPE LETTER ETC) It is disheartening to observe the FMSF, which in its newsletters and publications continually emphasizes the importance of scientific discourse, actively promoting such accusations.”

An article about a more recent case is :

The Alleged Ethical Violations of Elizabeth Loftus in the Case of Jane Doe http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Loftus_Ethics.htm

Ralph Underwager is another controversial pro-FMS promoter

After Loftus left APA, she joined APS. Look who got fellow status with her in APS.

Elizabeth Loftus in 1998 was the president of the American Psychological Society and that Ralph Underwager has been approved for Fellow status in the American Psychological Society.

Not surprisingly, a web site connected to Underwager has attempted to discredit the McMartin case.

A website with information attempting to discredit the McMartin data (http://www.ipt-forensics.com/journal/volume7/j7_2_1.htm) and the author’s contact info was listed as an IPT address, was listed under a website sponsored by IPT, the Institute for Psychological Therapies, which was begun in 1974 by Dr. Ralph Underwager after several years of private practice in a large, multi-specialty medical clinic and several years of research work at Youth Research Center. (http://www.ipt-forensics.com/about.htm)

(Please note: I definitely do not agree with Underwager here.) Ralph Underwager is known for a quote for PAIDIKA, a Dutch pro-pedophilia newspaper, http://www.nostatusquo.com/ACLU/NudistHallofShame/Underwager2.html

PAIDIKA: Is choosing paedophilia for you a responsible choice for the individuals?

RALPH UNDERWAGER: Certainly it is responsible. What I have been struck by as I have come to know more about and understand people who choose paedophilia is that they let themselves be too much defined by other people. That is usually an essentially negative definition. Paedophiles spend a lot of time and energy defending their choice. I don’t think that a paedophile needs to do that. Paedophiles can boldly and courageously affirm what they choose. They can say that what they want is to find the best way to love. I am also a theologian and as a theologian, I believe it is God’s will that there be closeness and intimacy, unity of the flesh, between people. A paedophile can say: “This closeness is possible for me within the choices that I’ve made.” Paedophiles are too defensive. They go around saying, “You people out there are saying that what I choose is bad, that it’s no good. You’re putting me in prison, you’re doing all these terrible things to me. I have to define my love as being in some way or other illicit.” What I think is that paedophiles can make the assertion that the pursuit of intimacy and love is what they choose. With boldness, they can say, “I believe this is in fact part of God’s will.” They have the right to make these statements for themselves as personal choices. Now whether or not they can persuade other people they are right is another matter (laughs).

Others involved

Another article with information on pro-fms researchers is at Messing With Our Minds, an article by Husayn Al-Kurdi, “with (alleged) links to CIA mind control experts and accused child abusers, the false memory movement turns “blaming the victim” into a science.” The article mentions West, Orne, Singer, MK-Ultra, the Freyds, Underwager and Wakefield, Loftus, etc., at: http://www.towardfreedom.com/may98/messing.htm

“A Meta-Analytic Examination of Assumed Properties of Child Sexual Abuse Using College Samples” a “pedophilia” study printed by the American Psychological Association, in their professional journal “The Bulletin.” NAMBLA, The North American Man-Boy Love Association which advocates laws to permit sex between adults and “consenting” children, hailed the study on their website as “good news.” One of the authors of the study, Robert Bauseman, Ph. D. (a psychology professor, at the University of Michigan), has an article in “Paidika, The Journal of Pedophilia,” from the Netherlands advocating sex with “willing” children. Bauseman also wrote a special issue on sex between men and boys in 1990 by the Journal of Homosexuality called “Male Intergenerational Intimacy.” It questioned the “taboo” against “man-boy sexual relationships.” Other coauthors of the study include Bruce Rind (Temple University psychology professor) and Philip Tromovitch (doctoral student at University of Pennsylvania). Several people are challenging the APA to condemn the study. The study is a compilation of 59 studies on how college students cope with child sexual abuse.

“A Retractor’s Account – Making Of An Illness : My Experience with Multiple Personality Disorder by MacDonald, Gail, review by Philip M. Coons, MD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Psych., Indiana Univ. School of Medicine. In the forward of the book by Campbell Perry, Ph.D., scientific board member of FMSF, “Dr. Campbell speculates…that her therapeutic experience was “horrible,” that she was “conned,”…who underwent “disguised” hypnosis. (He)… makes these statements despite …recent research demonstrating that bizarre memories cannot be suggested (Pezdek, Finger, Hodge, 1997) Dr. Perry did not review the treatment notes, journal entries…material which was available in this case, nor did he personally examine (her)… Coon’s review describes Mrs. MacDonald’s history. “Because Mrs. McDonald tells a highly-biased, one sided account…Is her continuing memory loss evidence of traumatic amnesia ? …The psychiatrist who offered the opinion that (she) had no psychiatric diagnosis was clearly in error…by (her) own admission…” she had a variety of social adjustment problems prior to therapy. From pg 109 – 113 of the “Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, Vol 1, No. 1, 2000, ISSN 1529-9732, available from The Haworth Press, Inc. 10 Alice St. Birmingham, NY 13904, getinfo@haworthpressinc.com, 607-722-5857.

Harvard Society for Law & Public Policy, Inc. Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy – Spring, 1999 – 22 Harv. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 523 The Guilty and the “Innocent”: an Examination of Alleged Cases of Wrongful Conviction from False Confessions by Paul G. Cassell – “According to the authors(Leo and Ofsche), in twenty-nine of these cases the false confession resulted in the wrongful conviction of an innocent person.” “examines nine of these twenty-nine cases in detail. Based on review of original trial court records and other similar sources, the part concludes that each of these nine persons were, in all likelihood, entirely guilty of the crimes charged against them.” “Only a relative handful of Leo and Ofshe’s cases would satisfy the criterion of undisputed wrongful conviction.”

Data proving the existence of ritual abuse and mind control

Information on the commercial sexual exploitation of children

Though there are numerous stories and court cases about sex rings and online child pornography on the web, I will cite a few here.

International child porn ring smashed by Drew Cullen 05/07/03 “Two UK men, both alleged members of The Brotherhood, a worldwide child porn ring, were arrested today in an “International Day of Action”. The UK men were among 21 “board owners, senior administrators and administrators of a complex Internet paedophile network have had premises under their control searched in five different countries in connection with making and distributing paedophilic images”. http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/30600.html

Pedophile Playground Sun Media reporter Kim Bradley examines child pornography and the Internet’s role in its proliferation in this 4-page, 4-part report By Kim Bradley, (Calgary) Sun Media “…California-based Orchid Club, busted in 1996, after it hosted an online, by-request assault on a 10-year-old girl that was viewed internationally. That investigation revealed another, much more organized and sophisticated international group – The Wonderland Club – that required 10,000 child porn images as a membership fee and hosted regular online abuse acts. Police identified 180 Wonderland members in 49 countries when they shut it down in 1986….COPINE is seeing an average of three to four new faces of abused kids on the Internet a month. About 40% of girls and 55% of boys are between nine and 12. The rest are younger. The studies also show 50,000 new child-abuse images are being posted to newsgroups alone every month. That doesn’t include those traded in e-mails or listed on peer-to-peer sites commonly used to share music.” http://www.canoe.ca/CalgaryNews/cs.cs-06-01-0028.html

Using kids to make big bucks By Kim Bradley 5/28/03 “While most online child porn is free or traded, highly publicized cases like the Reedys are creating an increase in pay-per-view sites owned by people in it for money, Carr said, adding his group finds 80 to 85 new pay Web sites each month. “The fact they (the Reedys) made $1.4 million in one month was a siren call to the mafia,” said Carr….Det. Sgt. Paul Gillespie of the Toronto Police child exploitation unit. “They are facilitating the abuse of thousands of children for money.” The Russian mafia, and organized crime groups from countries where child porn isn’t seen as a serious offence, are the biggest suppliers of for-profit kiddie porn.” http://www.canoe.com/NewsStand/TorontoSun/News/2003/05/28/97363.html

Scoutmasters set up UK pedophile ring – Stuart Arnold and Marjorie McIntyre 4/11/03 – Newsquest Digital Media “Police are investigating a nationwide paedophile ring of scoutmasters after a North-East man was jailed for 11 years for abusing youngsters in his care. Paul Woodruff, 43, made sex videos with Scouts at his Teesside home, where police seized his collection of 16,000 Internet child porn images. …Sources close to the investigation have revealed that as many as nine London scoutmasters could be linked to Woodruff’s activities.” http://www.thisisthenortheast.co.uk/the_north_east/archive/2003/04/11/A84m5a.newsby.html

Online host of abuse – Police enlist computer industry in fight against child porn By Kim Bradley, Toronto Sun “The Web has also attracted a new breed of criminal: Online sex offenders, or “technophiles,”…. The British Internet Watch Foundation found that an abundance of child pornography could be found in 28 different newsgroups originating in various countries. Research did not include Web sites or material traded via chat rooms. Broken down by country of origin…United States – 62.7% Russia – 10.3% Cyprus – 3.9% Canada – 3.6% Korea – 2.6% United Kingdom – 2.5% Belgium – 1.6% Taiwan – 1.5% Other – 11.3%.”

This is a recent case in Portugal, involving major politicians.

Party chief called to testify in Lisbon child sex scandal By Elizabeth Nash in Madrid 6/4/03 “Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues is the latest and most senior in a stream of politicians, diplomats and television talkshow hosts to be implicated in a paedophile ring said to have preyed for decades on boys in a state-run orphanage. Mr Rodrigues is likely to be asked whether he covered up illicit activities: he is not suspected of participating in them. But his influential deputy, the former Labour minister Paulo Pedroso, was detained last month over accusations of 15 counts of child sex abuse….allegations that police and other authorities allowed powerful clients to abuse the boys sexually and prostitute them, and did nothing to stop them for 30 years. Several former inmates of the Casa Pia boys’ home in Lisbon have described the sexual abuse they received in the 1970s and 1980s. An official report said that among the children still living at Casa Pia, at least 128 had been subjected to sexual abuse. Many are deaf and dumb.” http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=412221

Another connection is the willingness of governments and agencies to perform “unethical experiments” on people in Canada and the United States.

Documentation about the Human Radiation Experiments with links is available at : http://www.aches-mc.org/radiation_exp.html

LSD ‘Guinea Pig’ Wins in Court – Government, Prison Doctor Confess to Negligence Citizen investigation revealed that hundreds of inmates were used in scientific experiments in 1960′s, 1970′s – Jim Bronskill and Mike Blanchfield – Ottawa Citizen page A 1 – OTTAWA – “The federal government and a former prison psychologist have confessed to battery and negligence for giving LSD to a teenage inmate — a drug she says caused brain damage and hallucinations. The admission by the government and by Mark Eveson, a psychologist, in Ontario’s Superior Court of Justice is a victory for former prisoner Dorothy Proctor. A total of 23 female inmates were administered LSD as part of a 1961 study at the now-defunct federal Prison for Women in Kingston, Ont.”

Psychologist, Ottawa admit giving LSD to teen inmate – 1961 study – 6/23/01 – Jim Bronskill and Mike Blanchfield – Southam News and Ottawa Citizen – OTTAWA – The federal government and a former prison psychologist have confessed to battery and negligence for giving LSD to a teenage inmate – a drug she says caused brain damage and hallucinations….LSD was given to 23 prisoners as part of a 1961 study at the federal Prison for Women in Kingston, Ont. The prison is now closed. In 1998, Ms. Proctor sued the government and former officials of the Correctional Service of Canada for giving her the drug, saying it has caused brain damage and terrifying hallucinations….investigation by the Ottawa Citizen and Southam News showed hundreds of federal inmates were used in scientific experiments during the 1960s and 1970s.” http://www.nationalpost.com/home/story.html?f=/stories/20010623/600017.html

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

Documented evidence on the existence of mk-ultra, government sponsored research which includes the mind control and ritual abuse of children

Carol Rutz’ book walks us through her horrifying journey of experimentation and training by her CIA torturers beginning at the age of four as part of the government sanctioned Bluebird/Artichoke and MKULTRA Projects. Using electroshock, drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and insidious trauma, our government performs Mind Control experiments on her and other innocent children. The objective is creation of a Manchurian Candidate-a sleeper assassin-as well as instilling skills in ESP and remote viewing. A Nation Betrayed also shows how our own tax dollars paid doctors and hospitals to conduct Cold War research with chemical and biological warfare materials and radiation. http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey. – Email casey@dmci.net Fidelity Publishing P.O. Box 365, Grass Lake, MI 49240-0365

“Secret Weapons – Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage” by Cheryl and Lynn Hersha with Dale Griffis, Ph D. and Ted Schwartz. New Horizon Press, P O Box 669 Far Hills, NJ 07931 – ISBN 0-88282-196-2

Is a well-documented, verifiable account of not one, but two childrens’ long untold stories of being CHILD subjects of Project MKUltra. Quotes from the book: “By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states, each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature…” p. 52

“The government researchers, aware of the information in the professional journals, decided to reverse the process (of healing from hysteric dissociation). They decided to use selective trauma on healthy children to create personalities capable of committing acts desired for national security and defense.” p. 53 – 54

The book also contains a variety of documents on mk-ultra and different projects as well as reports to the Presidential Committee on Radiation and Mind Control, including information on the five Canadians’ lawsuit against the U.S. Government.

There are a variety of articles proving the existence of mk-ultra:

United States of America – Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments (Public Meeting) Washington, D.C. – March 15, 1995 Valerie Wolf: “The main reason that mind-control research is being mentioned is because people are alleging that they were exposed as children to mind-control radiation drugs and chemical experimentation, which were administered by the same doctors who are known to have been involved in conducting both radiation and mind-control research.” http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/radiation/dir/mstreet/commeet/meet12/trnsc12a.txt

26 July 1963 – MEMORANDUM FOR: Director of Central Intelligence – SUBJECT: Report of Inspection of MKULTRA – “The next phase of the MKULTRA program involves physicians, toxicologists, and other specialists in mental, narcotics, and general hospitals and in prisons, who are provided the products and findings of the basic research projects and proceed with intensive testing on human subjects.” This may be heavy for survivors to read. http://cryptome.org/mkultra-0003.htm

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate, the entire book, is online at http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks.htm

More articles and resources can be found at : http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Resource-List.htm

Many survivors allege that former Nazis were brought in to participate in their abuse

This was called Operation Paperclip, where Nazi’s were brought into the US after WWII . A lot of this information comes from recently declassified government documents.

This url has 20 name files declassified by the CIA, including Mengele, Barbie, Hitler and other famous Nazi’s. http://www.nara.gov/iwg/declass/rg263.html

U.S. Tried to Find, Employ Nazis – By Ron Kampeas, Associated Press Writer – 4/28/01 – Washington (AP) – There were the Nazis the United States wanted to try as criminals, and there were other Nazis it wanted to try out as employees….Some of the Nazis on the CIA payroll were wanted as war criminals, and some lived well, apparently profiting from stolen Jewish property….Allen Dulles, a senior OSS agent, never forgot Guido Zimmer, a midlevel Nazi SS officer who negotiated the surrender of German troops in northern Italy in May 1945. The success led to Dulles’ eventual promotion to CIA director. http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20010428/pl/nazi_files_9.html

CIA’s Worst-Kept Secret – By Martin A. Lee – 5/16/01 -”The CIA reports show that U.S. officials knew they were subsidizing numerous Third Reich veterans who had committed horrible crimes against humanity, but these atrocities were overlooked as the anti-Communist crusade acquired its own momentum….”The real winners of the Cold War were Nazi war criminals, many of whom were able to escape justice… ” says Eli Rosenbaum, director of the Justice Department’s Office of Special Investigations and America’s chief Nazi hunter. http://www.consortiumnews.com/051601a.html

Germans at last learn truth about von Braun’s ‘space research’ base – Electronic Telegraph – Issue 2207 6/10/01 – Tony Paterson in Peenemunde ” the horrific conditions experienced by more than 20,000 foreign slave and concentration camp labourers who perished through starvation and maltreatment while constructing the V1 rocket at “Dora”, the underground Nazi armaments factory in Thuringia, central Germany. A Polish slave-labour survivor of the Dora factory recalls how Wernher von Braun visited the works and seemed “completely unperturbed” by the piles of corpses. Further evidence exposes the role played by Heinrich Luebke, the former West German federal president, as one of the organisers of Nazi slave labour at Peenemunde and at Dora. For decades, allegations by Communist East Germany that Luebke was a “war criminal” were dismissed by West Germany as propaganda.” http://www.telegraph.co.uk/et?ac=005154021536106&rtmo=QeSQ0pwR&atmo=rrrrrrrq&pg=/et/01/6/10/wnaz10.html

Ratlines: The CIA & The Nazis – Just as the immigration of Nazis and war criminals into the US involved the use of several projects of which Paperclip is the most widely known such is the case of MK-Ultra. There were 149 sub projects under MK-Ultra. The use of drugs for truth serum and for mind control were conducted under a bewildering list of Project or Operations. http://www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/ratlines.htm

Data proving the existence of ritual abuse

Though Carol Rutz and Cheryl Hersha’s stories above show adequate proof that ritual abuse exists, there are many other cases.

On Page 170 (first edition), of Cult and Ritual Abuse – Noblitt and Perskin(Praeger, 1995), (there is a more recent edition of this book out, with a chapter on empirical evidence about ritual abuse) it states, “One of the best sources of evaluative research on ritual abuse is the article “Ritual Abuse: A Review of Research” by Kathleen Coulborn Faller (1994)….in a survey of 2,709 members of the American Psychological Association, it was found that 30 percent of these professionals had seen cases of ritual or religion-related abuse (Bottoms, Shaver & Goodman, 1991). Of those psychologists who have seen cases of ritual abuse, 93 percent believed that the reported harm took place and 93 percent believed that the alleged ritualism occurred. This is a remarkable finding. Mental health professionals are known to be divergent in their thinking and frequently do not agree with one another regarding questions of the diagnosis and etiology of psychiatric problems…this level of concurrence in a large national sample of psychologists…would be impressive….the similar research of Nancy Perry (1992) which further supports (the previous findings)…Perry also conducted a national survey of therapists who work with clients with dissociative disorders and she found that 88 percent of the 1,185 respondents indicated “belief in ritual abuse, involving mind control and programming” (p. 3).”

Noblitt and Perskin’s book also includes 5 pages (pgs. 100 – 104 – (first edition) on the possible connections between the Masons and ritual abuse. “(Margaret) Smith and many survivors…have described elements of Gnostic thinking in this kind of cult. Many patients…have explicitly reported abuse where Masonic regalia, ceremonies, or members were present.” (pg 101) The authors do not want to single Freemasonry as responsible for ritual acts of violence, but believe it may be true.” Greenwood Publishing Group, 88 Post Road West, Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881, 1-800-225-5800, www.greenwood.com, bookinfo@greenwood.com ISBN 0-275-96665-8.

Cult and Ritual Abuse – Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America (Revised Edition) by Noblitt and Perskin, contains new and updated chapters. A new chapter called “Empirical Evidence of Ritual Abuse” contains a variety of research studies and data. “Dr. Colin Ross…recently lamented that, at “present there is not a single published clinical research study of Satanic ritual abuse involving a comparison group and statistical analysis” (1995, p. 197). This observation was incorrect at the time it was published and is still incorrect.” p. 55 “A number of authors…have argued that ritual abuse allegations are essentially false and the result of suggestibility and social influence. However, this hypothesis appears to be derived from subjective opinion and speculation rather than any research findings. It has never been shown that people who report ritual abuse are particularly suggestible.

A web site with many legal and related cases of ritual abuse is at : http://www.newsmakingnews.com/karencuriojonesarchive.htm

This is another example that shows that ritual abuse definitely does exist.

An Empirical Look at the Ritual Abuse Controversy – James Randall Noblitt, Ph.D. “Michael Newton (cited in Noblitt, 1998a) accumulated data on criminal convictions in the U.S. where allegations of ritual abuse of children were made. He found cases of 145 defendants who were sentenced.” ” Pamela Hudson (1991) assessed 24 children in a case of alleged ritual abuse at Fort Bragg day care center in California. Hudson found five symptoms to be present among many of the children.” “Susan Kelley (1993) compared three groups of children in day care: 35 allegedly ritualistically abused children, 32 children reportedly sexually, not ritualistically abuse, and 67 children without any claims of sexual abuse. She collected data from the abused children’s parents and compared the results of the children with non-ritualistic sexual abuse with ritualistic sexual abuse. She found that ritualistically abused children were more likely to report more incidents, types and severity of abuse relative to the non-ritual sexual abuse victims. She also found that ritualistic abuse was more often associated with multiple victim, multiple perpetrator situations.” “”Jill Waterman, Robert Kelley, Mary Kay Olivieri, and Jane McCord (1993) did a six year longitudinal study of 82 children who had made allegations of ritualistic sexual abuse (RSA) in the Manhattan Beach, California area in comparison with 37 non-abused (NA) children and 15 non-ritualistically sexually abused (SA) children. A variety of standardized and non-standardized questionnaires and interview instruments were employed. They found that both the RSA and SA group reported intrusive and highly intrusive sexual abuse. Additionally the RSA group but not the SA group reported “terrorizing acts…” http://www.mkzine.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=6&mode=thread&order=0&thold=0&POSTNUKESID=a5f4bfbe3c863270e6ff3cc39bd87b5b

Behind the Playground Walls – sexual abuse in preschools – Jill Waterman, Robert J. Kelly.
Mary Kay Oliveri, Jane McCord – The Guilford Press, 1993. NY, London – A 6 year study on sexual and ritualistic abuse and funded from a grant through the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (NCCAN) ISBN 0-89862-523-8 This may be out of print, but is available used.

My own story

I am a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control also. I have had memories of alleged cult abuse in Masonic/Illuminati settings, government sponsored settings including laboratory situations and field experiences. My story is on the web in a variety of places, including http://members.aol.com/smartnews/nb01.html http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Sample-Issue-34.htm http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Sample-Issue-01.htm http://members.aol.com/smartnews/Sample-Issue-02.htm http://members.aol.com/smartnews/page3/Sample-Issue-04.htm

My story adds to the growing accounts of anecdotal data, evidence, that ritual abuse and mind control exists.

3) Ways survivors can be helped and survivor efforts to heal and stop mind control and ritual abuse.

There are a variety of advocacy efforts going on right now to inform the general public about mind control and ritual abuse. These advocacy efforts include education, letters to the editor, web sites with more information about these topics and helping survivors with e-list groups, resource lists and support information. Much of these advocacy efforts go into fighting the disinfo about the topics of ritual abuse and mind control. Right now people are fighting the movie “Capturing the Friedmans,” which in essence is a story about an alleged pedophile ring. Data was left out of the movie and the movie basically questions the convictions. However if you look at the data surrounding the case, including a third defendant not mentioned in the movie, the convictions appear much more just. Please e-mail me if you want more information on this.

Information on the Friedmans and other cases is at the archives at : http://groups.yahoo.com/group/psnews/

Other organizations with information on ritual abuse include : http://www.ra-info.org

Survivorship, PMB 139, 3181 Mission St, San Francisco CA 94114 info@survivorship.org http://www.survivorship.org

ACHES-MC (Advocacy Committee for Human Experimentation Survivors – Mind Control) was formed in 1996 to assist and advocate on behalf of survivors of non-consentual federally-funded experiments, particularly mind control as children or adults. US Contact Patty Rehn, PMB #131, 1972 NE 3rd, Bend, OR 97701 USA, E-mail: aches@bendnet.com Canada contact: Lynne Moss-Sharman, 230 Miles St #3, Thunder Bay, ONT, P7C 1J6, CANADA, E-mail: lsharman@shaw.ca

Thank you for listening to my presentation. Now we have some time for questions and discussion.