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Systematic and Organic Psychological Mechanisms that Perpetuate the Cycle of Extreme Abuse


Presented at: The Centre for Knowledge on Transgenerational Organized Violence (Kenniscentrum – KTTG), The Netherlands, Semi-annual Online Conference on April 22, 2023, and The Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2023 Online Clinician Conference on May 19, 2023. Course Description: This presentation will examine the psychological mechanisms that perpetuate the cycle of extreme child abuse...

Overcoming the Devastation of Coerced Perpetration and its Fundamental Role in Extreme Abuse, by an Anonymous Survivor-Psychologist


The important autobiographical essay posted below was contributed to this website by a colleague who is both a ritual abuse survivor and a psychologist. My colleague’s hope in writing this in-depth and heart-wrenching essay is to help other survivors who, like herself, have been subjected to unthinkable cruelty and abuse in order to coerce them to harm other victims. Coerced perpetration is a...

The Keepers Trafficking Ring Widens


I am a survivor of trafficking and human experimentation, beginning in childhood. It is quite rare for those of us who were used in still-classified experimentation programs to find evidence of what happened to us, but in 2017, an unforeseen event led to such a discovery.In the spring of that year, I was watching The Keepers, a Netflix documentary about the unsolved murder of a nun in 1965...

Hypnotism by G.H. Estabrooks


From Hypnotism, by G.H. Estabrooks, 1943, 1957 Paperback published in New York by E.P. Dutton Reproduced here by permission of Dutton. Chapter IX: Hypnotism in Warfare (pages 193 to 213) This chapter is not taken from a mystery novel. The facts and the ideas presented are, so to speak, too true to be good, but no psychologist of standing would deny the validity of the basic ideas involved. He...

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...

“The Moral of the Story”

This page is the first publication of Trish Fotheringham’s epilogue to her chapter entitled, “Patterns in Mind-Control: A First Person Account”, published in Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, (2008), J.R. Noblitt & P. S. Perskin Noblitt (Eds), pp. 491-540. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers. The chapter by Trish...

Some Indicators of Trauma-Based Mind Control Programming


(This list only provides common indicators. Most survivors of programming will have many of these indicators. However, the presence of indicators does not prove the existence of programming trauma. Their absence does not mean a person has no such trauma.) 1. Suicidal and self-harm impulses and/or thoughts that do not feel like they originate in one’s true feelings, but feel relatively unconnected...

Mind Control: Simple to Complex


Organizations with a wide range of political and criminal agendas have historically relied on coercive interrogation and brainwashing of various types to force submission and information from enemies and victims, and to indoctrinate and increase cooperation in members and captors. In modern times, these techniques are used by political/military/espionage organizations, race/ethnic hate-groups...

Relationships Between Mind Control Programming and Ritual Abuse


Installation of mind control programming relies on the capacity to dissociate, which permits the creation of new walled-off personalities to “hold” and “hide” programming. Already dissociative children are prime “candidates” for programming. Alternatively, very young children may be made dissociative by trauma-based programming. The extreme abuse inflicted on young children in intra-familial...

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