Highlights: Extreme Abuse Survey

Voice, Visibility, and Validation for Survivors: Highlights of the Extreme Abuse Survey Trilogy

A retired psychologist, Wanda Karriker, PhD, wrote the novel, “Morning, Come Quickly,” to share what she has learned about the aftereffects of RA/MC. In advocacy for survivors, she has appeared on CourtTV and in 2007 presented papers at a UN conference for women and at the ISSTD conference in Philadelphia.

“Tortured by the silence and self-hatred and trying to find some redeeming value in your own life after having your life threatened every moment creates an indefinable terror.” These were the opening words in an email from a highly-respected researcher and clinical psychologist. I received it a few weeks after the Extreme Abuse Survey for Adult Survivors, the EAS, had been online. After vividly detailing some of the ritual abuse and mind control she suffered as a child, she wrote:

“Whom do you trust and what is real? Then, someone writes about and asks about those same experiences that haunt your life. All those ghosts that have terrorized your life and prevented a connection with another human being are suddenly documented in a survey. To learn that there are others with the same existence is bittersweet. It’s something that you’ve never wished on anyone else, but are relieved to learn that the insanity is not just in your mind. Unfortunately, the greater the numbers of strangers who have lived this tortured existence, the more validity there is that this atrocity occurs. This, the world needs to know.”

At this conference in 2005, I made my first public speech about my personal and professional experiences with ritual abuse and mind control and closed it with the following words: “It’s a difficult task, isn’t it? Getting people to hear our stories about ritual abuse and mind control. Nevertheless, my friends, I stand in front of you today as a hopeless optimist (a term I learned from a former client) sharing my hope that, if not in mine, that in your lifetime the World Will Know!”

Thank you Neil for giving me another opportunity to further my mission to do what I can to “tell the world” about the aftereffects of extreme child abuse and the resiliency of the human spirit; for allowing me to share some statistics from three surveys that give voice, visibility, and validation to survivors of these crimes against humanity.

So how did these surveys come about?

A little over two years ago I emailed my friend Carol Rutz who has spoken several times at this conference and suggested we conduct a survey of our survivor friends and possibly use the results to put together a paper or conference presentation. Sometime later I mentioned to Thorsten Becker (a survivor advocate from Germany) that Carol and I planned to do a very simple survey of a very limited number of survivors and asked if he would help us put it together. The wheels in his head started turning and first thing I knew, he had assembled a team of IT types who were willing, not only to program the survey for online presentation but to host it on one of their private web servers. He’d also recruited German psychologist and researcher Bettina Overkamp to help with the project which turned out to include the survey for adult survivors, and also one for professionals who have worked with at least one survivor as well as a survey for caregivers of children who had disclosed ritual abuse and mind control.

More than 2000 people from at least 40 countries from 6 continents participated in the surveys, providing over a half million pieces of raw data coming from the website to prepare for statistical analyses. 563,096 to be exact.

The findings that I will highlight today come from the surveys you see in Display 1 of your handout. Displays 2 through 6 show some comparative data for all three surveys.



EAS: Extreme Abuse Survey for Adult Survivors

(An International Online Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse)

January 1 – March 30, 2007

P-EAS: Professional – Extreme Abuse Survey

(An International Online Survey for Therapists, Counselors, Clergy, and Other Persons

Who Have Worked Professionally with at Least One Adult Survivor of Extreme Abuse)

April 1 – June 30 2007

C-EAS: Child – Extreme Abuse Survey

(An International Online Survey for Caregivers of Child Survivors of

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control)

July 8, 2007 – October 8, 2007)


EAS 1471 respondents 31 countries 26 languages

P-EAS 451 respondents 20 countries 20 languages

C-EAS 264 respondents 19 countries 11 languages



EAS N =1440 81% female 18% male 1% transgendered

P-EAS N = 438 85% female 16% male 0% transgendered

C-EAS N = 257 83% female 15% male 2% transgendered

Current Age

EAS N = 1451 70% under 50

P-EAS N = 444 57% over 50

C-EAS N = 262 68% under 50


Frequencies of Reports of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)

EAS 84% of respondents who identify as RA/MC survivors have met the diagnostic criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID).

P-EAS 85% of professionals who answered the question answered “yes” to “The majority of adult RA/MC

survivors with whom I have worked have met the diagnostic criteria for (DID).”

C-EAS 84% of caregivers who answered the question answered “yes” to “Child dissociates when talking or

questioned about abuse.”

74% of caregivers who answered the question said at least one of the children in their care

had received a diagnosis of DID.



Most Frequently Reported Memories of Extreme Abuse for both EAS and P-EAS

* Receiving physical abuse from perpetrators
* Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators
* Being threatened with death if survivor ever talked about the abuse

Most Frequently Reported Disclosures of RA/MC for C-EAS

§ Receiving physical abuse/torture by multiple perpetrators

§ Witnessing physical abuse on other victims

§ Being threatened with death if survivor ever talked about the abuse

§ Locked up ((e.g., in cages, closets, basements, etc.)

§ Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators



Most Frequent Aftereffects of Extreme Abuse as Reported for Each Survey


Sleep problems


Painful body memories

Unusual fears

Indoctrinated beliefs



Sleep problems

Painful body memories

Unusual fears

Self-mutilating behaviors


Nightmares, night terrors



Excessive fears, phobias

Impulse control problems

I wish that these data had been available to me on May Day, 2006 when I was given the opportunity to tell the world about ritual abuse … well maybe not the world. But I did tell a little about ritual abuse to an estimated two million viewers of Court TV. This is how it happened:

As I was watching Court TV’s coverage of the “Priest Accused of Nun’s Murder” trial in Toledo, Ohio on April 27th, 2006, the following question popped on the screen: “Was this a ritual murder?”

That was a no brainer. Sister Margaret Ann Pahl was brutally murdered in 1980 on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter in the Christian faith. Holy Saturday, the day that satanic calendars refer to as a holiday requiring a human sacrifice. The image of a “Bride of Christ” lying posed, partially naked on that cold sacristy floor with an inverted cross stabbed over her heart should have effectively silenced those who say that there is no proof for the existence of ritual abuse.

I went to my computer and shot off an email. “Yes,” I said, “it has the markings of a ritual murder.” Below my signature, I wrote, “I am a retired psychologist who spent a career working with ritual abuse survivors and wrote a novel about ritual abuse and murder in a small town in the Bible Belt.”

The next day, Friday, a producer phoned me: “Our anchors, Lisa Bloom and Vinnie Politan, want to know if they can do a live phone interview with you on Monday morning. They’d like you to tell our viewers how survivors get over ritual abuse . . . and give your impressions of the case.

Talk about being nervous. Waiting for that call. That was one of the most stressful weekends in my life. My colleagues had told me horror stories of when they had been ambushed when they tried to talk to the media about RA. I had no idea what questions I might be asked.

And I’m thinking: I’ll surely make a fool of myself. People will laugh at my southern drawl. I’ll sound like some yahoo from the boonies. What if I can’t answer what they ask? What will they ask? I felt like I was preparing for a final exam but had no idea what the questions would be. I was wishing I had kept my mouth shut – wishing I had never sent off that email to Court TV.

May I interject some of the survey findings here: On all three surveys we asked about that “don’t tell programming,” what I call that “keep your mouth shut programming.” Here are the results:


“Don’t Talk, Don’t Tell” Programming

EAS 77% of adult survivors had been threatened with death if they ever talked about the abuse.

P-EAS 93% of professionals had worked with at least one survivor who had been threatened with death if

they ever talked about the abuse.

C-EAS 80% of child caregivers had heard a child say they had been threatened with death if they ever

talked about the abuse.

Now to the Court Room. For seven minutes on May Day, survivors had their day in Court . . . TV. But, there was no time to tell two million viewers how I have sat with shattered souls as they recover from ritual abuse and its associated mind control. Predictably, Bloom and Politan were more interested in what I had to say about the satanic aspects of the case. Someone had advised me to have one or two points to try to get across no matter what they asked. (Like we see the politicians doing in this election year. Doesn’t matter the question, the answers are the same). The main point I tried to make was that satanic cults are not the only venues where ritual abuse occurs.

Here is the last part of that transcript:

Lisa: Well tell us a little bit doctor about some of your clients who are survivors of ritual abuse because this is just beyond the pale for most people who have no understanding of what’s really going on.

Wanda: Okay. Well I mean . . . I’m sure you know that I really can’t talk about specific clients.

Lisa: Okay.

Wanda I might-

Lisa: Can you talk generally? Do you have people becoming . . . I mean is there an element of sexual abuse? Is there . . . you said there was an inverted cross that you’ve heard of before. Is there blood and animal sacrifice? Is that what’s just the general type of things that you’ve heard about?

(Sounds as if Lisa Bloom had heard about ritual abuse before, doesn’t it? Too bad that I didn’t have the survey statistics at the time to give more credibility to my answers). Statistics such as these:



Forced Participation In Killing/Mutilation Of Animals

EAS 53% had memories of this

P-EAS 78% had heard at least one client report this memory

C-EAS 58% had heard a child disclose this memory



Use of Blood in Abuse

EAS 63% had memories of this

P-EAS 84% had heard at least one client report this memory

C-EAS 59% had heard a child disclose this memory


Back to court:

Wanda: You know, you hear about those things in a particular form of ritual abuse – Satanism. Yeah, I – I don’t know, I’ve heard a lot of those things, but I wanted to sorta make the point that there’s a lot of ritual abuse using these same things and same behaviors and same torments in other areas that are not satanic occult. So there are a lot of commonalities. And if you see that . . . that kids are being abused that way in other places, it takes a lot of that bizarreness out of “oh well the devil’s involved and I’m working for the devil,” and all. But some of the things that you see in satanic cults or you hear from survivors in satanic cults are things like . . . of course, there’s sadistic sexual abuse. I think that’s common in everything. Serial rapes by multiple perpetrators.



Sexual Abuse by Multiple Perpetrators

EAS 79% had memories of this

P-EAS 94% had heard at least one client report this memory

C-EAS 76% had heard a child disclose this memory

Back to court.

Lisa: Uh-huh.

Wanda: And, mind you, these are the same things you see in perverted Christianity cults, witchcraft, neo-Nazism, KKKism and other destructive isms.

Lisa: Wow!

Data from all three surveys show that the practice of ritual abuse is not limited to satanic cults.

Display #11 is a potpourri of perpetrator groups endorsed on the C-EAS. Although the most frequently endorsed group was satanic cult, you can see from this display that there are lots of other groups where children have been abused. Child pornography and organized pedophile group tied for second place Note: Not all mind control experimenters are involved with governments.

Display #12 shows types of perpetrators that children have reported to caregivers. Most frequently reported abusers were birth fathers and family acquaintances.



Perpetrator Group(s) – C-EAS

satanic cult* child pornography* organized pedophile group*

government-sponsored mind control “experimenters”

non government-sponsored mind control “experimenters”

child trafficking daycare employees gnostic-occult mainstream religious groups family

Fascist groups (e.g., Neo-Nazi, White Supremacist, KKK, or other groups that consider themselves superior in race, creed or origin)

fraternal organization juvenile satanic groups organized crime group polygamous groups private school employees public school employees religious sect Santeria unnamed group vampirism voodoo witchcraft hell’s angels aliens polyamorous/BDSM communities Illuminati The Ones political people Military Mormon Offenders follow ‘Thelema’ and the doctrines of Alistair Crowley Saturnuskult (Cult of Saturnus) scout association US government employees whole small towns

*most frequently reported groups



Perpetrator(s) – C-EAS

family acquaintance* birth father*

baby sitter Catholic priest daycare employee doctor adoptive father step father foster father grandmother grandfather other relative judge medical nurse military person adoptive mother birth mother foster mother step mother neighbor nun police officer Protestant clergy Rabbi other religious leader stranger teacher unknown (because of masks, costumes, etc., youth leader dad’s girlfriend mom’s boyfriend Mitschuler (other pupils in same class in school) same-age peers took role of primary school governors fire chief government employees hell angels Kindergartenleiterin (female head of kindergarten) marines aliens therapists woman with black tongue

*most frequently reported perpetrator(s)


Back to court:

Wanda: Some of the things that are real common are forced participation in abuse to others. In other words, what can be more horrible than for a child to be made to sacrifice an animal? Or made to think they killed a kid, or you know, that kind of thing?



Forced To Murder (Or Made To Think S/He And Murdered) A Baby

EAS 53% had memories of this

P-EAS 77% had heard at least one client report this memory

C-EAS 45% had heard a child disclose this memory


Back to court:

Lisa: Well it is as you say another destructive ism. . . . Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. We’re so pleased that you emailed into us and that we’re able to have you on to give us a little insight into ritual abuse. Thank you so much for joining us.

Remember now, my Court TV appearance was in May 2006 and at the time we had no EAS research to back up what I was saying to those two million people sitting in their living rooms hearing all the horrors called ritual abuse.

Sometime after that “performance,” I did a search of peer-reviewed journals in the medical and psychological literature and found only one study in which the researchers directly interviewed a group of ritually abused adults (Shaffer, R. E., & Cozolino, L.J. (1992). Adults who report childhood ritualistic abuse. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 20(3), 188-193). The number of participants was small – 20 women and one man.

I found no studies involving survivors of mind control experimentation; no studies in which mind control survivors were interviewed and only one article that addressed the issues of both government-sponsored mind control experimentation and ritual abuse. The article is by Hal Pepinsky – our “precious perpetual presenter” at SMART. (Pepinsky, H. (2005). Sharing and responding to memories. American Behavioral Scientist, 48(10), 1360-1374)

(Hal, have you ever missed a conference?)

Hal writes that hearing directly from ritual abuse/mind control survivors shapes his “understanding a lot more than talk or literature about them” (p.1373). Agreeing with his observations, Carol, Thorsten, Bettina and I pooled our various skills, knowledge, and experiences to give voice to survivors and to bring the horror of the crimes that were committed against them not only to the attention of mental health professionals, but also to the media and to individuals and organizations from around the world who are in positions to expose this “hidden holocaust” that so many of you suffered.

Here’s another quote from Hal that I like to borrow in reaction to those who argue that claims of ritual abuse and/or mind control (RA/MC) programming are fabricated. He writes: “If these narratives are essentially fabricated, they must have been fabricated in many different ways at once. It would require a more elaborate “conspiracy” to account for how similar narratives could be falsely implanted in so many survivors’ minds in so many different ways . . . than to account for how so many cults and mind control programmers could operate essentially in secret, with impunity.” (p. 1371)

Well, survivors out there in the audience, I’m here today to tell you that I do not believe your narratives are “essentially fabricated.” Through the surveys, some of you and other survivors from around the world have spoken your truths and therapists and child caregivers have heard your memories, narratives, and other disclosures and believe that you have survived things that the unenlightened cannot even imagine.

And Hal, the EASes offer plenty of data to backup what you’ve been hearing all these years about the connections between satanic ritual abuse and government-sponsored mind control experiments.




Of the 257 EAS respondents who reported that secret mind control experiments were used on them as children, reported abuse in a satanic cult.

Of the 543 EAS respondents who reported that they had been abused in a satanic cult, 33% or 179 reported being used in secret mind control experiments as children.


In March, 2007, by invitation from Dr. Dana Raphael, I presented some of the early data from the EAS as a member of her panel, at the United Nations 51st Session on the Committee on the Status of Women. As of February 7, with 7 weeks left in the survey period, approximately 900 survivors of extreme abuse from 24 countries representing 6 continents had punched their stories onto the World Wide Web.

Hey, what better place to begin to tell the world! Right Eileen? (Eileen Schrader who spoke this morning was on the panel with me, giving one of the most moving speeches I’ve ever heard on any topic).

As independent researchers, not beholden to any institution or organization, only to our personal ethics and passion to “break the silence,” we intend to disseminate the results of our surveys through every opportunity we can find and through every opportunity that comes our way. Neil gave us the first opportunity to share some of the preliminary results of the completed EAS when he invited Carol Rutz to present them at last year’s SMART conference. Do any of you remember the title of her speech?

“The World Will Know: Results of the 2007 “International Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse.”

Excerpts from that speech and the handout that came with it are included in our chapter in the hot-off-the press book: Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century by Pam and Randy Noblitt. In that chapter we also discuss why we did the survey, relevant research, how we did it, some of the technical problems we encountered, positive comments from survivors, negative criticisms by some of our colleagues in the dissociative disorders’ field, and limitations and results of the survey.

In November 2007 I presented a paper: Helpful healing methods: As rated by approximately 900 respondents to the “International Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse (EAS) at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Philadelphia, PA. For this paper I showed how different groups – RA/MC survivors, other EA survivors, therapists who are survivors, and persons diagnosed DID rated and ranked 53 different healing methods.

Last January we were invited to write a chapter showing our findings related to the forensic aspects of DID for Adah Sachs & Graeme Galton (Eds.) in Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder for publication by Karnac in London. Quite a challenge given that the book was about ready to go to the publisher when the editors decided they needed some of our data to support the anecdotal information about ritual abuse/mind control in some of their chapters. Problem is, we had only one week to gather the relevant data and write the chapter. . . but we did it. Anything for the cause, I say. Anything to provide voice, visibility and validation for survivors.

To have the results of a survey developed by a couple Americans and a couple Germans and taken by respondents from six continents to be published in a UK textbook truly makes our research worthy of the description – International.

In April this year I was invited to make two different presentations of selected data from all three surveys at the Fourteenth Annual Northern California Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Conference: Davis, CA. The first day was for frontline mental health professionals and the second day was for the public.

Word is getting around about all those secrets that we were never supposed to tell.

In September, Ellen Lacter, Randy Noblitt, Eileen Schrader and I will be doing a four hour workshop at a conference in San Diego. It is titled “Torture-Based Mind Control: Empirical Research, Programmer Methods, Effects & Treatment.” I will be presenting some of the data from the surveys that are related to mind control programming and healing.

And in November I will be presenting survey research in a paper and a poster at the 25th Annual ISSTD conference in Chicago. The paper is titled: “Understanding Ritual Trauma: A Comparison of Findings from Three Online Surveys.” The poster is titled: “Healing Methods. Comparing Ratings by Trauma Survivors and Trauma Therapists.” This is very important and emotional for me since I have long heard the call about the need for data from the big guys in the dissociative orders’ field, some of whom have dared to question the existence of ritual abuse and mind control programming.

I am overjoyed that these opportunities have been available. Remember, this idea started out to be small survey to a closed group of survivors. And now we have thousands of responses that offer lots of opportunities for studies about the demographics, memories, aftereffects, personal experiences, and most effective healing methods for survivors of extreme abuse from the perspectives of survivors, therapists, and caregivers.

And to really tell the world, at least those members of our global community who want to hear what we have to say, on the EAS website at http://extreme-abuse-survey.net, we have posted the original surveys, the numbers of responses on every question on each of the surveys and pdfs or references for all of our presentations and publications related to the surveys.

Also on the website we mention a fourth EAS survey that is coming up. We have the EAS, P-EAS, C-EAS and now we’ll have the E-EAS: Economic – Extreme Abuse Survey (An International Online Survey for Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Crime). This study will be offered in English, German, Spanish and French. It’s an outgrowth of Dana’s panel this spring at the UN called “The Exorbitant Cost of Child Sexual Abuse.” The purpose of the economic study is to collect data from adult survivors of childhood sexual crime along with their estimates of the monetary costs that were incurred as a direct result of those crimes committed against them. I hope that all of you who are sexual abuse survivors will consider taking the E-EAS when we get it online. . . it should take less than five minutes to complete. Under the categories of abuse it includes sexual crimes committed as part of ritual abuse and mind control. In addition to the original EAS team members, it was developed by members and supporters of that panel: Lynn Crook, Shamai Currim, Eileen King, Pam and Randy Noblitt, Eileen Schrader, Connie Valentine, and of course, Dana Raphael.

I’ve already presented a few highlights of the EASes. Now I will present some other ways of looking at the data that have not yet been presented in a public forum. The first, I’ve prepared just for this conference. For those listening to the tape or reading this from the SMART website, you can find this table in the transcript of this speech that will be posted online at our EAS website.


Conclusions from

A Comparison of Therapists Experiences with Survivors of EA (Extreme Abuse other than RA/MC) Versus Survivors of RA/MC

Questions addressed diagnosis, treatment, memories, perpetrators, external entities, harms and threats to respondents, corroboration of reports, legal action by victims, and therapist consultation and supervision. Using the Z-test for two proportions, significant differences at the 2-tail 95% confidence level were found between respondents’ experiences with clients who report RA/MC versus those who report other EA on 19 of the 33 variables under study (58%).

As a group, P-EAS respondents have observed the following:

1. Their RA/MC clients are more likely than their other EA clients to . . .

§ Have been diagnosed DID

§ Make more suicide attempts (however there are no significant differences in actual suicides)

§ Discover that what they had believed were external perpetrators are really internal perpetrators

§ Threaten therapists (however there are no significant differences in actual harm to therapists)

§ Report “memories” of an improbable event that was possibly staged to make the victim believe that it happened.

§ Remember seeing perpetrator(s) wearing white doctors’ coats.

§ Remember a perpetrator who addressed himself as a doctor and used a color as his surname.

§ Report that the Nazi-war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele was involved in his/her abuse.

§ Have been reporting back to his/her perpetrator(s) while in therapy without respondent’s knowledge.

§ Claim current abuse while in therapy.

2. Their other EA clients are more likely than RA/MC clients to . . .

§ Remember their abuse before entering psychotherapy with anyone

§ Have successfully sued their perpetrator(s) in civil court.

§ Have never met the diagnostic criteria for DID.

3. They are more likely for their RA/MC clients than for their other EA clients to . . .

§ Have accompanied them to the scenes of their abuse.

§ Have heard two or more clients name the same places(s) of abuse.

§ Have heard two or more clients name the same perpetrator(s)

§ Have observed what appear to be external entities which have attached to and/or exerted some control over their clients.

§ Have been threatened by alleged perpetrators in apparent retaliations for working with their victims (however there are no significant differences in actual harm to therapists)

§ Be in need of an experienced supervisor/consultant who is knowledgeable about the treatment of their RA/MC clients.


The second thing: As a preview especially for this audience, I brought the poster that will hang at the ISSTD Conference in Chicago. A much reduced copy of this 6′ by 4′ poster is in your handout. The poster is titled: “Healing Methods: Comparing Ratings by Trauma Survivors and Trauma Therapists.”

969 persons responded to the optional “Healing Methods” section on the survivors’ survey; 198, on the professionals’ survey. A table lists all 53 healing methods included on the survey, and the effectiveness ratings (on a scale of 1 to 5) for each. It also shows the percents of total responses to “much help” and “great help” which are placed in rank order for each group.

What do the numbers tell us?

Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling was rated by both groups as the most effective healing method. Electroshock Therapy was rated by both groups as the least effective healing method.

Is that any wonder given that —-



Reports of Electroshock Abuse

EAS 50% of 1119 survivors who responded to the related question reported memories of electroshock abuse

P-EAS 67% of 218 professionals who responded to the related question have worked with at least one client who reported electroshock abuse.

C-EAS 50% of 84 child caregivers who responded to the related question have heard a child disclose electroshock abuse.


It looks like therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.

Here are some comments Carol made after looking at these results (they’re abbreviated on the poster): “As a survivor and having gone to therapy for over ten years I found that my time with the therapist was spent on the work, not telling him what was making me better. His spiritual beliefs were well known (not my own) so expounding on my own personal beliefs and the dynamic place they were having in my healing was not an issue. When you’re spending hard earned dollars every week or twice a month or whatever the case might be you are interested in getting the most bang for your buck. In other words, get the work done while you’re there. What therapists reported are what they used and taught to their clients, so they are biased as to what helps. That is one reason why this is such an important study. If they really want to help, and I’m sure they do, they need to look at what survivors themselves said was the most effective. The therapy approach for them may not change in the least, but their openness to hearing about other avenues may help the client move more quickly through healing if they are acknowledged.”

And the third thing that I want to tell you about (and that several of you may have already seen since Neil announced it in his newsletter several days ago) is the Media Packet titled, “Torture-based, Government-sponsored Mind Control Experimentation on Children,” online at


The packet gives documentation that this type of experimentation was conducted on children during the Cold War and also provides data from two international surveys that give voice, visibility, and validation to survivors of these crimes against humanity.

In closing, I’d like to share a few paragraphs from a piece I posted a few days after 9-11 on an email list made up of professionals who work with RA/MC survivors. In it I compared the terrorist attack on the World Trade Centers to ritual abuse. And I share it today because in looking back, it shows, perhaps, my mission, my passion — unconscious at the time – to “Tell the World” about ritual abuse/mind control.

As terrorists in other parts of the world are flushed out and held responsible for atrocities against the United States, I wonder if anyone will dare to investigate the ritually abusing cults and organized pedophile rings in different countries that have been described by alleged victims in therapy sessions, in online discussion groups, and have been written about in survivors’ autobiographies.

Another point. Are organizations, be they religious, fraternal, governmental, or familial who, knowingly or unknowingly, harbor terrorists as guilty as the terrorists themselves? Is a mother who lets her child go unprotected in the master bedroom as guilty as the predator? What about church leaders who plug their ears when tales of priestly pedophilia surface many years after crimes have been committed? Is there a statute of limitation on soul murder?

Evil has survived human history. We can’t stop it, but we can recognize and respond to it on different levels. As we attempt to sweep out closets in the far corners of the world that are stuffed with profits made from the exploitation of women and children, filled with the DNA of transgenerational abuse, and smudged with the fingerprints of perverted power, I trust that we can offer sympathy and empathy and safety to all unwitting initiates into organized evil those who have been too frightened to tell and those who have been tormented and discredited for breaking the silence.

In 2005, I stood at this podium speaking on the topic: THE WORLD WILL KNOW!

In 2007, Carol stood at this podium speaking on the topic: THE WORLD WILL KNOW!

How is the world going to know, unless we – that’s you and you and you and I – tell the world?