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Brief Synopsis of the Literature on the Existence of Ritualistic Abuse

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Psychological and legal evidence of the existence of ritual abuse is substantial and rapidly growing. The psychological literature supports that ritualistic abuse is a real phenomenon that must be correctly assessed and treated (Belitz, & Schacht, 1992; Bernet & chang, 1997; Bloom, 1994; Boat, 1991; Boyd, 1991; Brown, 1994; Clark, 1994; Clay, 1996; Coleman, 1994; Comstock, 1991; Comstock...

Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive

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Disclaimer: The following archive is the work of Diana Napolis, M.A., who is copyright owner, and is solely responsible for its content. The opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Ellen Lacter, Ph.D. Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive by Diana Napolis, M.A., Copyright 2000 and 2007 The following cases describe legal proceedings held in Juvenile, Family, Civil and Criminal...

Abusive Witchcraft “Sacred Ground”

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Multi-generational Fertility Cult Oblong rock configuration and base of altar Trifurcated tree in Oblong Ring: Huge split tree with parts on ground in background The rock formations in these photographs represent what is most likely the “Sacred Ground” of a ritually-abusive “Multi-generational Fertility Cult”. I am referring to “Witchcraft Ritual Abuse”, not Wicca. Witchcraft ritual abuse and...

Adult and Adolescent Indicators of Ritual Trauma

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(Remember, indicator lists only provide common associated signs. Most survivors will have many indicators. The presence of indicators does not prove the existence of ritual trauma. Their absence does not mean a person has no such trauma.) 1. May be relatively normal and highly functional. 2. A strong sense of social justice and victim advocacy. 3. May seek careers in social services, a strong...

Child Indicators of Ritual Abuse Trauma in Play and Art

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L=Lacter’s observations G=Gillotte, See FORENSIC CONSIDERATIONS IN RITUAL TRAUMA CASES, by Sylvia Lynn Gillotte, P.O. Box 826, Spartanburg, SC 29304, Web: (Remember, indicator lists only provide common associated signs. Most ritualistically abused children will have many of these indicators The presence of indicators does not prove a person has ritual abuse trauma. Their absence does not mean a...

Advocating for Ritualistically Abused Children

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Published in the July 1, 2002, issue of The CALAPT Newsletter Most of you reading this column know me as Immediate Past President of the California Association for Play Therapy (CALAPT), a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor, academic coordinator of University of California-San Diego-Extension’s Play Therapy Certificate Program, a psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and a...

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