Investigation of Lt. Col. Michael Aquino and Lilith Aquino involving claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse

September 29, 2008 § Leave a comment

Investigation of Lt. Col. Michael Aquino and Lilith Aquino involving claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse  – Criminal Investigative Division of the Army/ Child Interview Dated March 15, 1989 3:31 pm to 5:42 pm TRANSCRIPT –

2009 Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference, FLDS

September 26, 2008 § Leave a comment

The 2009 Twelfth Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – August 14   16, 2009  information is at

More FLDS members indicted on sexual assault charges (CNN) – Three more members of a polygamous sect led by Warren Jeffs are facing sexual assault charges, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Tuesday. The latest charges come two months after Warren Jeffs and five followers were indicted in Texas. On Tuesday, a Texas grand jury indicted the three male members of Jeffs’ Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints compound outside Eldorado, Abbott said. Each faces one felony count of sexual assault of a child. Two of them also face felony bigamy charges….The charges stem from a state and federal investigation into the sect’s Yearning for Zion Ranch. In April, child welfare workers removed more than 400 children from the compound, citing allegations of physical and sexual abuse. After a court battle, the Texas Supreme Court ordered the children returned in June, saying that the state had no right to remove them and that there was no evidence to show the children faced imminent danger of abuse on the ranch. Jeffs, 52, is the leader and “prophet” of the estimated 10,000-member FLDS, an offshoot of the mainstream Mormon church. The FLDS openly practices polygamy at the YFZ Ranch and in two towns straddling the Utah-Arizona state line: Hildale, Utah, and Colorado City, Arizona. Jeffs, who is facing a sentence in Utah of up to life in prison and is awaiting trial in Arizona, could face another life sentence in Texas if convicted on the latest charge. In Utah, he was convicted on accomplice to rape charges for his role in the marriage of a sect member to a 14-year-old. He faces similar charges in Arizona.

false allegations of child sexual abuse by children are rare

September 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

false allegations of child sexual abuse by children are rare

How often do children’s reports of abuse turn out to be false? Research has consistently shown that false allegations of child sexual abuse by children are rare. Jones and McGraw examined 576 consecutive referrals of child sexual abuse to the Denver Department of Social Services, and categorized the reports as either reliable or fictitious. In only 1% of the total cases were children judged to have advanced a fictitious allegation. Jones, D. P. H., and J. M. McGraw: Reliable and Fictitious Accounts of Sexual Abuse to Children.Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2, 27-45, 1987. In a more recent study, investigators reviewed case notes of all child sexual abuse reports to the Denver Department of Social Services over 12 months. Of the 551 cases reviewed, there were only 14 (2.5%) instances of erroneous concerns about abuse emanating from children. These consisted of three cases of allegations made in collusion with a parent, three cases where an innocent event was misinterpreted as sexual abuse and eight cases (1.5%) of false allegations of sexual abuse. Oates, R. K., D.P. Jones, D. Denson, A. Sirotnak, N. Gary, and R.D. Krugman: Erroneous Concerns about Child Sexual Abuse. Child Abuse & Neglect 24:149-57, 2000….Children Tend to Understate Rather than Overstate the Extent of Any Abuse Experienced – Research with children whose sexual abuse has been proven has shown that children tend to minimize and deny abuse, not exaggerate or over-report such incidents.

Parental Alienation Syndrome is NOT recognized as a valid medical syndrome

September 25, 2008 § Leave a comment

“Please note that Parental Alienation Syndrome is NOT recognized as a valid medical syndrome by either the AMA or the APA.  Gardner’s work has never been up for peer review. He’s able to get around this by publishing his own works.  Creative Therapeutics, the publisher of his books, including Parental Alienation Syndrome, is his own publishing company. PAS is based strictly on his own observation.”
What is “Parental Alienation Syndrome” and Why Is It So Often Used Against Mothers?



(PAS founder)

“At the present time, the sexually abused child is generally considered to be the victim,” though the child may initiate sexual encounters by ‘seducing’ the adult.”

Gardner, Richard A., Child Custody Litigation (1986), p.93

Sexualizing children can have procreative purposes, because a sexualized child is more likely to reproduce at an earlier age. “The younger the survival machine at the time sexual urges appear, the longer will be the span of procreative capacity, and the greater the likelihood the individual will create more survival machines in the next generation.”

Gardner, Richard A., True and False Accusations of Child Sex Abuse (1992), pp.24-25

Update – Volume 16, Number 6, 2003 Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Professionals Need to Know Part 1 of 2 By Erika Rivera Ragland1 & Hope Fields2 “The late Dr. Richard Gardner, a clinical professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, coined Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) in 1985, after noticing a “disorder” among patients within his private practice.” “”The theory of PAS is based in part on the notion that, within custody disputes, there is a high incidence of false abuse allegations….To the contrary, the available research suggests that false allegation rates are not significantly high. For example, a 1990 study by Thoennes and Tjaden (Thoennes & Tjaden, The Extent, Nature and Validity of Sexual Abuse Allegation in Custody/Visitation Disputes, Child Abuse and Neglect 1990, 14:151-163) evaluated 9,000 divorces in 12 states and found that sexual abuse allegations were made in less than 2 percent of the contested divorces involving child custody. Within this group, it appears false allegations occurred in approximately 5% to 8% of cases. This study is one of the most comprehensive and least subject to bias and sampling problems, since its sample is so large and representative of the population of those divorcing with custody and visitation disputes.” “”At best, PAS is a nondiagnostic “syndrome” that only explains the behavior of the child and the mother when there is a known false allegation.20 It is a courtroom diagnosis befitting adversaries involved in legal sparring. It is not capable of lending itself to hard data or inclusion in the forthcoming DSM-V.  In short, PAS is an untested theory that, unchallenged, can have far-reaching consequences for children seeking protection and legal vindication in courts of law.”

Update – Volume 16, Number 7, 2003 Parental Alienation Syndrome: What Professionals Need to Know Part 2 of 2 By Hope Fields & Erika Rivera Ragland “PAS is an unproven theory that can threaten the integrity of the criminal justice system and the safety of abused children. Prosecutors should educate themselves about PAS and be prepared to argue against its admission in court. In cases where PAS testimony is admitted, it is a prosecutor’’s responsibility to educate the judge and jury about the shortfalls of this theory. As more criminal courts refuse to admit PAS evidence, more protection will be afforded to victims of sexual abuse in our court system.”

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

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)

Claims of Parental Alienation Syndrome Confuse Abuse Investigations –

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.”

The Truth About Parental Alienation Proponents of Parental Alienation portray parental alienation as a destructive family dynamic, usually manifesting during custody battles, in which one parent purportedly turns the child’s sentiments against the other parent. Failure to recognize and correct this dynamic by ensuring that the child has a relationship with both parents, they claim, will cause great harm to the child. Indeed, nothing can be further from the truth. Parental Alienation is a discredited, pseudo-psychological theory whose application in custody determinations has caused great harm to children. (more)

Legal Community Rejects Parental Alienation Syndrome The Leadership Council On Child Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, 07/12/ Two recent high profile legal publications have rejected “Parental Alienation Syndrome” (PAS), a controversial label often used to discredit allegations of child abuse or domestic violence in family courts. According to PAS theory, children’s disclosures of abuse by one parent are reinterpreted as evidence of “brainwashing” by the other parent. The solution proposed by PAS theory is to immediately award custody to the alleged child abuser. (more)

The Evidentiary Admissibility of Parental Alienation American Bar Association’s Children’s Legal Rights Journal, 04/01/ Since 1985, in jurisdictions all over the United States, fathers have been awarded sole custody of their children based on claims that mothers alienated these children due to a pathological medical syndrome called Parental Alienation Syndrome (“PAS”). Given that some such cases have involved stark outcomes, including murder and suicide, PAS’ admissibility in U.S. courts deserves scrutiny. This article presents the first comprehensive analysis of the science, law, and policy issues involved in PAS’ evidentiary admissibility. The author analyzes every precedent-bearing decision and law review article referencing PAS in the past twenty years, finding that precedent holds PAS inadmissible and the majority of legal scholarship views it negatively. (more)

Quotes By Richard Gardner Richard A. Gardner, M.D., is the creator of the creator and main proponent for Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) theory. Prior to his suicide, Gardner was an unpaid part-time clinical professor of child psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University . He made his money mainly as a forensic expert. PAS was developed by Dr Richard Gardner in 1985 based on his personal observation, not on scientific study, and on his work as an expert witness, often on behalf of fathers accused of molesting their children. Gardner ‘s theory of PAS has had a profound effect on how the court systems in our country handle allegations of child sexual abuse, especially during divorce. Because Gardner ‘s PAS theory is based on his clinical observations–not scientific data–it must be understood in the context of his extreme views concerning women, pedophilia and child sexual abuse. (more)

National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Rejects PAS
The theory positing the existence of “PAS” has been discredited by the scientific community and hence fails to meet Daubert and Frye standards and should be ruled inadmissible. Quite apart from its scientific invalidity, PAS inappropriately asks the court to assume that the children’s behaviors and attitudes toward the parent who claims to be “alienated” have no grounding in reality. It also diverts attention away from the behaviors of the abusive parent, who may have directly influenced the children’s responses by acting in violent, disrespectful, intimidating, humiliating and/or discrediting ways toward the children themselves, or the children’s other parent. (more)

Parental Alienation Syndrome and Parental Alienation: Getting It Wrong In Child Custody Disputes
Family Law Quarterly , 03/15/
As American courts and legislatures continue their enthusiastic ventures into family law reform, they make frequent use of theories and research from the social sciences. This essay focuses on developments in child custody law stemming from Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS), a theory propounded in 1985 that became widely used despite its lack of scientific foundations. The discussion highlights theoretical and practical problems with PAS, provides a similar discussion of more recent proposals labeled Parental Alienation (PA), and concludes with recommendations for lawyers and judges who must evaluate these and similar developments. (more)

Dissociation, parental alienation myth, MPD/DID

September 24, 2008 § Leave a comment

Breaking the Addiction of Dissociation – Joanne’s 2008 Conference Presentation

excerpt : Researching the term “dissociation” I found this definition by Dr. Bennett Braun: “the separation of an idea or thought process from the main stream of consciousness” (Braun, 1988). Everybody uses dissociation. People use it to screen out unnecessary stimuli. With untraumatized people, this is a choice and not problematical. Any time a person is focused in on something to the exclusion of one or more aspects of present day reality, they are using dissociation. Everyone here has used this – perhaps when reading a book, or practicing a musical instrument, or figuring out income tax. That kind of dissociation is helpful

Another way to think of dissociation is as a method of dealing with trauma by not knowing about it. The memory of events may be split into separate components. Dr. Bennett Braun developed the BASK model; an easy way to understand this. BASK stands for Behavior, Affect, Sensation and Knowledge.
If any one of these is missing in your memory of an event, then you are dissociating. “Behavior” is the action associated with an event. For myself, in times of stress, I find myself putting my hand on the back of my neck. I would do this unknowingly, with no conscious memories or reasons. This is a
behavior that originally I found meaningless. I became aware that when I did this, my mind would blank and I would lose all my thought processes

Affect is the emotions one had in response to an event. An example of this happened to me recently when doing dishes. I became aware that putting my hands into the warm dishwater brought a feeling of terror to me. I had no idea why. I just had a sensation and an affect (emotion) but no knowledge.
Sometimes I get knowledge of events from my past, but have absolutely no corresponding emotion or sensations to go with them. The affect (emotion) and sensations are walled off in a separate compartment. I can accept that this experience happened, but it certainly did not happen to “ME”, whoever “Me” might be. I can flip back and forth between feeling the emotion, or feeling the sensation, or having the knowledge, but I am unable to put them all together in one package and claim ownership. I have a simultaneous knowing and not knowing of disturbing information.

Sometimes I dissociate sensation – I have the knowledge that I was sexually molested by my father. But I have had no physical sensations to go along with this – just the knowledge. I have a friend who experiences the opposite – sensation is the one element she has NOT dissociated. She has all the
physical feelings of events but no knowledge of what the events are.

Whether or not you define yourself as having Dissociative Identity Disorder, DIDNOS, or some other diagnosis, if you have experienced severe trauma and have not completely healed from it, you DO dissociate in a way which interferes with your ability to live your life the way

The Truth About Parental Alienation
Proponents of Parental Alienation portray parental alienation as a destructive family dynamic, usually manifesting during custody battles, in which one parent purportedly turns the child’’s sentiments against the other parent. Failure to recognize and correct this dynamic by ensuring that the child has a relationship with both parents, they claim, will cause great harm to the child. Indeed, nothing can be further from the truth. Parental Alienation is a discredited, pseudo-psychological theory whose application in custody determinations has caused great harm to children.

MPD/DID A Legitimate Diagnosis – Child abuse links

Audio Presentations – Ritual Abuse and Mind Control Conference, SIA lit

September 23, 2008 § Leave a comment

Audio Presentations from The Eleventh Annual  Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference – 2008

Neil Brick – Debating the Nonbelievers – Getting Equal Time for  Survivors’ Views

Thorsten Becker – Ideologically Motivated Crimes – Ritual Abuse in a Different Perspective, Reflected on by Data from a Series of Surveys on Extreme Abuse

Wanda Karriker PhD – Voice, Visibility, and Validation for Survivors. Highlights of the Extreme Abuse Survey Trilogy

Hal Pepinsky- Weighing and Responding to Evidence of Abuse

Survivors of Incest Anonymous online store has literature, tapes, medallions and other items to help you in your journey of recovery.

Literature on ritual abuse and cults, explaining the nature of ritual abuse and the road from incest to cult abuse

Parental Alienation Syndrome – junk science – Alec Baldwin

September 23, 2008 § Leave a comment

Reject Baldwin’s VIEW of Parental Alienation

Last year, ABC’s  The View stooped to a real low – inviting Alec Baldwin on during sweeps week to make excuses for his abusive phone call to his daughter Ireland.  Now, they’re about to do it again.  On Wednesday September 24, The View will invite Alec Baldwin back onto The View to promote his book and the junk science abuse excuse of Parental Alienation.

Parental Alienation is used as a legal strategy to get abusers off the hook, by urging the court to ignore allegations of abuse and instead believe that the parent making the allegations is being vindictive.

(read more about parental alienation

Women – the main audience of The View – deserve better than this.  Every day, in family courts all across this country, protective mothers are losing custody to abusers and pedophiles based on the bogus theory of Parental Alienation.

ACT NOW!  Tell Bill Geddie, the Executive Producer of The View to practice responsible journalism by having experts on the show who can challenge Mr. Baldwin’s dangerous propaganda and provide information that will help keep women and children safe

ISSTD Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Interest Group

September 21, 2008 § Leave a comment

ISSTD Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Interest Group

On September 7, 2008, the ISSTD Executive Council approved the proposal by 17 ISSTD members to create a Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Interest Group.
The Council has approved our interim chair, Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D. We
will hold elections for officers once we have a larger membership.
Our Mission Statement is:
To further dialogue, knowledge, research, and training on the etiology, evaluation, and effective treatment of trauma and dissociation in clients reporting histories of ritual abuse or mind control.
Our Scope is:
To further these goals within the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) and to work with ISSTD to disseminate this knowledge worldwide among professionals and the public.
Our bylaws can be obtained from Wanda Karriker at:
To join the interest group, please send the following information to Wanda Karriker at:
Name     Address   Telephone   E-mail Address  ISSTD Membership Status  [Student, (full) Member, Fellow, Charter, or  Retired]
We look forward to the participation of a large number of ISSTD members and the development of plans to achieve our mission. Please feel free to circulate this announcement widely.

Torture-based mind control as a global phenomenon

September 19, 2008 § Leave a comment

Karriker, W. (2008, September). Torture-based mind control as a global phenomenon: Preliminary data from the 2007 series of Extreme Abuse Surveys. In Torture-based mind control: Empirical research, programmer methods, effects and treatment. Workshop conducted at the 13th International Conference on Violence, Abuse and Trauma, San Diego, CA, Ellen Lacter, Moderator.

Human beings cannot be programmed like robots, I had believed. But that was before the early 80’s when persons with multiple personality disorder began coming to me for psychotherapy. I observed that some of my clients had two distinct sets of alters: those they had created spontaneously to survive unspeakable acts against them and those who appeared to have been conditioned to serve specific functions for their perpetrators or perpetrator groups.

In the late 80’s, a client who had been processing her memories of satanic ritual abuse brought a journal to our session in which she noted writings by an alter personality who used computer jargon: access codes, systems, exit, entry, delete, input, output, sequences, etc. This client came to believe that her father, an ex-military man, and his buddies in the cult had somehow “programmed” her as a child to serve at their pleasure. Later she remembered hearing words, letters, numbers, rhymes, and sometimes classical music in the background when they were torturing her in various ways.

In 1992 at an MPD conference in Alexandria, Virginia, I first heard about the secret Cold War mind control experiments supposedly carried out by Nazi doctors who had been smuggled into the US after World War II to continue their concentration camp-type experiments. I realized that some of the memories reported by another one of my ritually abused clients were consistent with the types of programming used in the well-documented MKULTRA project. In 1973, at the instruction of then CIA Director Richard Helms, the bulk of these records were destroyed. In 1977, Senator Edward Kennedy called for a “public accounting of the abuses of the past.” His request has not been honored.

I don’t know if my first “programmed” client was used in government mind control experiments or not. Because of family circumstances she had to leave therapy before I had learned about the torture-based Cold War experiments.

In 1995, I learned that three courageous victims of mind control experiments had stood before the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments to tell the world about the horrors they had endured in the name of National Security. Giving explanation and support for these women was therapist Valerie Wolf whose speech is printed in the Media Packet I have given you. After that hearing, the Committee recommended that all records of the CIA bearing on programs of secret human research become a top priority for declassification review. After 13 years, there has been no declassification of related files or investigation of government-sponsored mind control experimentation on children.

In his book, Bluebird: Deliberate Creation of Multiple Personality by Psychiatrists, Ross (2000), writes: “The major goal of the Cold War mind control programs was to create dissociative symptoms and disorders, including full multiple personality disorder” (p. E). In line with what I had already observed in a few of my clients, Gould and Cozolino (1992) contend that ritual abuse survivors with multiple personality disorder may have personalities deliberately created by cults that have been programmed [a mind control term] to perform specific functions for the cult. Thus, victims could have had mind control tactics used on them even if they were not subjects in government-sponsored mind control experiments. Conversely, government-sponsored mind control subjects could have been ritually abused in experimental settings.

The title of my presentation indicates that torture-based mind control is a global phenomenon. Some of my colleagues have heard reports from their clients about mind control programming in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, France, Israel, Russia, Tibet, Afghanistan, India, Lebanon, Italy, China, Belgium, and Japan (personal communications, December 6, 2006).

The amount of data these surveys have generated is tremendous – over a half million cells of data coming off the webserver. Throughout this workshop I will be interjecting data that support information that the other presenters provide. Also in your handouts are some findings that I have already chosen as relevant to today’s discussion.

For those of you listening via CD, the handout titled, “Media Packet: Torture-based, Government-sponsored Mind Control Experimentation on Children” is already available at the EAS website. It includes a brief history of the government projects and the frequency of responses on related mind control questions by the 257 participants who answered “yes” to the question: “Secret government-sponsored mind control experiments were conducted on me as a child.”

The packet offers documentation that torture-based, government-sponsored mind control (GMC) experimentation was conducted on children during the Cold War. It provides data from the EAS and P-EAS that give voice, visibility, and validation to survivors of these crimes against humanity.

(Briefly go over Media Packet)

In the other handout I have provided some additional statistics related to mind control programming. As soon as possible, we will post on the EAS website ( a transcript of this presentation which includes these findings:

Adult survivors on the Extreme Abuse Survey (EAS) were asked to select the category of extreme abuse that best describes their experiences as survivors. 987 persons responded to the question.

Ritual Abuse (RA) …………………………………….191 (19%)

Mind Control (MC) …………………………………… 69 (7%)

Ritual Abuse and Mind Control (RA-MC) ………… 513 (52%)

Other Extreme Abuse (EA) ………………………… 214 (22%)

I. Regarding the global nature of MC as per EAS . . .

Of 640 survivors who answered “yes” to “My perpetrator(s) deliberately created/programmed dissociative states of mind (such as alters, personalities, ego-states) in me,”

391 were from the US

42 were from Canada

136 were from Europe

61 were from other or unnamed countries

Of 257 survivors who answered “yes” to the statement, “Secret government-sponsored mind control experiments were performed on me as a child,”

185 were from the US

25 from Canada

25 from Europe

20 from other or unnamed countries

II. Results of the C-EAS suggest that formal mind control of children is more recent than one would like to believe.

When caregivers of children under 18 who had disclosed RA/MC were asked if the children had reported non-consensual mind control experimentation . . .

41(45%) of 92 who answered the question answered “yes.”

III. Not all therapists who have worked with clients who report MC actually believe that their clients were victims of mind control. Below are the responses to this item from the P-EAS:

Of individuals reporting memories consistent with RA/MC, I believe that the following percentage actually experienced mind control. (click only on one response)

Number who responded to each percentage.

14 Zero

24 1 to 10%

9 11 to 20%

2 21 to 30%

6 31 to 40%

10 41 to 50%

9 51 to 60%

13 61 to 70%

14 71 to 80%

20 81 to 90%

107 91 to 100%

34 Don’t know

14 No answer

IV. One of our findings is particularly relevant to the theory that government experimenters went to the already existing satanic covens to get some of their subjects – children who had already learned the lessons of dissociation.

Of the 257 EAS respondents who reported that secret mind control experiments were used on them as children, 69% or 177 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.

V. Regarding one of the most frequent programs that we hear about, the

“Don’t Talk, Don’t Tell” Programming

EAS 77% of adult survivors who responded to the related question had been threatened with death if they ever talked about the abuse.

P-EAS 93% of professionals who responded to the related question had worked with at least one survivor who had been threatened with death if he or she ever talked about the abuse.

C-EAS 80% of child caregivers who responded to the related question had heard a child say they had been threatened with death if he or she ever talked about the abuse.

(See appendix for Tables 1 and 2)

Table 1 compares the frequencies of reported memories of respondents who are dealing with programs installed by perpetrators with the reported memories of respondents who are not dealing with those programs. They are ranked in order of degree of significance.

(Go over briefly)

Table 2 compares the frequencies of possible aftereffects reported by the two groups also ranked in order of degree of significance.

(Go over briefly)

In your handout is a much reduced copy of the poster that that I will hang at the Poster Session of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation (ISSTD) Conference in Chicago in November 2008. The poster is titled: “Healing Methods: Comparing Ratings by Trauma Survivors and Trauma Therapists.” This will be available for download at after the conference [click on Presentations].

969 extreme abuse survivors responded to the optional “Healing Methods” section on the EAS; 198 professional helpers responded to the identical optional section on the P-EAS. As you can see, a table on the poster lists all 53 healing methods included on the surveys. It also shows the percents of total responses to “much help” and “great help” which are placed in rank order for each group.

Z-Values show significant differences in effectiveness ratings by survivors and by therapists for 43% of the healing methods under study.

Rated by both groups as most effective is Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling.

Rated by both groups as least effective is Electroshock Therapy.

That electroshock is ranked as least effective is not surprising given that on the . . .

EAS 50% of adult 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.

The largest discrepancies (10+ percentage points) between survivors’ and therapists’ ratings of “much help” or “great help” were on the following items:

Therapists’ ratings higher: Individual Psychotherapy/Counseling, Grounding Techniques, Self-care/Self-soothing Techniques, Supportive Family Members, Non-suicide Contract with Therapist, EMDR, Art Therapy

Survivors’ ratings higher: Supportive Friends, Other Method(s), Formal Deprogramming, Theophostic Prayer, Deliverance, Internet Support Group, Reading Survivor Stories, Chiropractic, Exorcism, Reiki, Confronting Abusers, Music Therapy, Energy Therapies, Massage Therapy, Homeopathy, Aromatherapy

What do the numbers tell us? It looks like —

Therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques.

Survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems including the use of formal deprogramming methods which my fellow presenters will be discussing this afternoon.

Here are some comments my co-researcher, Carol Rutz, made after looking at these results.

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.


Ross, C. A. (2000). Bluebird: Deliberate creation of multiple personality by psychiatrists. Richardson, TX: Manitou Communications.

Shaffer, R. E., & Cozolino, L.J. (1992). Adults who report childhood ritualistic abuse. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 20(3), 188-193.

Table 1.(EAS Memories: Installed Programs)

A comparison of reported memories by EAS respondents who are dealing with programs installed by their perpetrators (“Yes” group; N = 766) with EAS respondents who are not dealing with installed programs (“No” group; N = 170).

Memories “Yes” “No” Z-Value

Memories “Yes” “No” Z-Value

1. Use of blood in abuse

26. Starvation

2. Electroshock

27. Aversive hypnosis

3. Forced to murder (or made to think had murdered) baby

28. Pornography (child)

4. Witnessing physical abuse on other victims

29. Prostitution (child)

5 . Forced drugging

30. Brain stimulation

6. Sensory deprivation

31. Electronic harassment

7. Witnessing murder

32. Forced impregnation

8. Witnessing animal mutilations/killings

33. Incest

9. Use of feces in abuse

34. Other abuse(s)

10. Being caged

35. Non-lethal weapons abuse

11. Forced to abuse other victims

36. Survivor’s own child murdered

12. Forced participation in murder

37. Straight-jacketed

13. Blinding lights

38. Dislocation of limbs

14. Forced cannibalism

39. Forced abortion

15. Buried alive

40. Injection of painful eye drops

16. Forced to participate in animal mutilations/killings

41. Prostitution (adult)

17. Receiving physical abuse

42. Pornography (adult)

18. Bondage

43. Eugenics experiments

19. Spinning

44. Brain implants

20. Sleep deprivation

45. Psychic driving

21. Sexual abuse by multiple perpetrators

46. Non-human primates

22. Being threatened with death

47. Radiation exposure

23. “Marriage” to Satan

48. Microwave abuse

24. Bestiality

49. UFO abduction

25. Near drowning experience caused by perpetrators

50. Experiments with dolphins


* Significant at 99% 2- Tail Confidence Level

** Significant at 90% 2- Tail Confidence Level


Table 2.(EAS Possible Aftereffects: Installed Programs)

A comparison of possible aftereffects by EAS respondents who are dealing with programs installed by their perpetrators (“Yes” group; N = 766) with EAS respondents who are not dealing with installed programs (“No” group; N = 170).

Possible Aftereffects “Yes” “No” Z-Value

Possible Aftereffects “Yes” “No” Z-Value

1. Dealing with programs installed by perpetrators

18. Sexual urges triggered by feelings of threat, fear, shame, guilt, etc.

2. Beliefs indoctrinated by perpetrators

19. Eating disorder

3. Dissociative flashbacks with satanic themes

20. Self-mutilating behaviors

5 . Posttraumatic stress disorder

22. Unexplained internal scarring
4.444 *

6. Survivor guilt

23. Hospitalization in a psychiatric unit

7. Unexplained bruises and wounds

24. Infliction of sexual pain on self

8. Suicidal thoughts around special holidays, birthdays, etc.

25. Foreign objects in body

9. Unusual fears

26. Fibromyalgia

10. Other possible aftereffects

27. Substance abuse

11. Suicidal thoughts immediately before traumatic memories surface

28. Seizures with o organic basis

12. Auto-immune disorders

29. Thyroid problems

13. Migraine headaches

30. Sexually transmitted diseases

14. Sleep problems

31. Cancer

15. Art productions with torture themes

32. Infertility

16. Unexplained external scarring

33. Multiple sclerosis

17. Mysterious ailments for which a diagnosis cannot be made

34. Infliction of sexual pain on others


* Significant at 99% 2 Tail Confidence Levels

** Significant at 95% 2-Tail Confidence Levels

*** Significant at 90% 2-Tail Confidence Level

Napolis case

September 13, 2008 § Leave a comment
Beginning in the 1980’s, there were serious efforts made to misinform the  public about the satanic ritual abuse of children by those affiliated with the False Memory Syndrome Foundation [FMSF]. I began to track this activity while employed as a Child Protective Services Court Investigator in San Diego County, and placed the results of my research within the public domain. As a result, I was harassed by a cult organization, and was ultimately victimized by “nonlethal” technology in efforts to psychologically and physically incapacitate me.

60 Day continuance of Napolis case

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