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Empirical and Forensic Evidence of Ritual Abuse


Personal Introduction by Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. (Not included in the Noblitt’s work) I am very excited to be able to be able to post this chapter by Randall Noblitt and Pamela Noblitt to my website, courtesy of Praeger, the publisher, and the Noblitts. This is chapter 6 in full, with footnotes and references, from: Cult and Ritual Abuse: Narratives, Evidence, and Healing Approaches, 3rd Editionby...

Findings from the 2007 Extreme Abuse Survey (EAS) Series


[Updated 2/25/2019] The findings of the 2007 EXTREME ABUSE SURVEY (EAS) SERIES, by Wanda Karriker, Ph.D., Thorsten Becker, Carol Rutz, and Bettina Overcamp, Ph.D., will be shared and discussed in a forthcoming book in 2019. The pdf of the findings that was previously posted on this page has now been removed. Readers may learn more about the EAS here: Extreme Abuse Survey Reports An International...

Forgiveness as an Act of Defiance, by Reverend Lynn James, LMHC


I have spent the past 20 years as a counselor working with survivors of all kinds of violence.  I have listened to brutal details of atrocities that happen daily in all kinds of war zones. Too often, these war zones are right in people’s own homes and lives. What strikes me over and over again are some troubling polarities that are often imposed on victims about forgiveness, such as: Forgiveness...

Spirituality, Evil, and Suffering


The Messages Communicated to Child Abuse Victims As a trauma therapist, I hear daily how people’s spiritual beliefs can be a deep source of comfort and wisdom.  However, sadly, in some instances, spiritual beliefs and messages can actually reinforce the messages of child abusers and increase the self-blame and the pain of victims and survivors. Abused and neglected children, and sometimes even...

In Recognition of Neil Brick


Going on 20 years, Neil Brick has been a dedicated and tireless advocate in the fight to expose ritual abuse and mind control. Survivors, their loved ones, advocates, activists, therapists, clergy, and researchers have come to see Neil Brick as a valuable source of information and training, and as a facilitator of the survivor community. In 1995, Neil Brick ( ) founded S.M.A.R.T: Stop Mind...

Seeing and Breaking the Chains: Steps for Recognizing On-Going Abuse and How to Break FREE


Note from Ellen Lacter: This piece is based on a presentation by Arauna Morgan, MA, which was given at the May 2013 Survivorship Conference in Oakland California. Arauna Morgan is a trusted colleague, in the process of becoming a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. I recommend her as a consultant to therapists working with survivors...

Common Forms of Misinformation and Tactics of Disinformation about Psychotherapy for Trauma Originating in Ritual Abuse and Mind Control


This page on my website seeks to expose a number of common forms of misinformation and tactics of disinformation about psychotherapy for trauma originating in ritual abuse and mind control. Disinformation is distinguished from misinformation in that it is intentionally fraudulent. Misinformation and disinformation about ritual abuse and mind control trauma and psychotherapy to treat such trauma...

Ritual Abuse and Torture-based Mind Control: Reducing and Preventing Re-contact with Abusers


Cautionary Notes: This is one of the more distressing pages on my website. Survivors in therapy should  read this webpage only after their therapists have first read it and assessed that the survivor would benefit from reading it. If a survivor does not have a therapist, I strongly recommend that she/he obtain a therapist and only read this webpage with the therapist’s approval. Information on...

Kinds of Torture Endured in Ritual Abuse and Trauma-Based Mind Control


Knowledge of the methods of torture used within ritual abuse and trauma-based mind control provides a basis for recognition of related trauma disorders. Individuals subjected to these forms of torture may experience intense fear, phobic reactions, or physiological symptoms in response to associated stimuli. In some cases, the individual, or particular dissociated identities, experience a...

Deep Inner Decisions that Allow Survivors to Heal


Choices of Strength and Healing Positions of Defeat To choose life. To consider death as an option. To have deep inner reasons to live. To simply exist or look to others for reasons to live. To find safety if suicidal feelings are not controllable. To look to others to magically stop suicidal feelings. To hunger for truth, despite the pain, for freedom. To run from truth and hope for healing...

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