Understanding Ritual Abuse and Mind Control
The first step in understanding ritual abuse is to learn what separates ritual abuse from other types of abuse.
Ritual abuse is commonly repetitive abuse, which can be multi-generational and associated with ritual beliefs and practices (Lynette Danylchuk, Ph.D.).
Ritual abuse is a brutal form of abuse of children, adolescents, and adults, consisting of physical, sexual, psychological and spiritual abuse, and the use of rituals. The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture. The sexual abuse is often painful, sadistic, and humiliating, intended as a means of gaining control over the victim. The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of rites, which may include mind-control techniques, mind-altering drugs, and intimidation which conveys to the victim a profound terror of the abusers. The spiritual abuse can destroy the concept of a loving God, produce estrangement from or an aversion to God, and induce feelings of worthlessness and hatred of oneself and others in power. During and after the abuse, most victims live in a constant state of terror, mental confusion, and dissociation.
Helpful Articles – Understanding Ritual Abuse
Kinds of Torture Endured in Ritual Abuse and Trauma-Based Mind Control
The following excerpt is from Kinds of Torture Endured in Ritual Abuse and Trauma-Based Mind Control by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.
Mind Control: Simple to Complex
The following excerpt is from Mind Control: Simple to Complex by Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D.
Seeing and Breaking the Chains
The following is an introduction to Seeing and Breaking the Chains By Arauna Morgan
I am a survivor/soon to be therapist (as of 29 Jul 2014) of Ritual Abuse/Mind Control (RA/MC). My article, “Seeing and Breaking the Chains,” is for RA/MC, and their therapists in grounding techniques, memory retrieval, symptoms of current abuse, safety, my message of hope in recovering from and breaking free from abuse, torture and mind control. These techniques are useful for escaping from any current abuse and recovering traumatic memories from any abuse. Contrary to popular thought, very traumatic abuse, especially abuse that occurs at a young age and occurs over a long period of time, is often dissociated (the person forgets about it completely). Later, when in a safer environment, those memories may start to resurface. With a loving, caring attitude of curiosity, these memories can be processed to lose the emotional impact that the person experienced while the abuse was happening. If the abuse is current, it is vital for the survivor to remember enough to be able to get and stay safe. It can be done. I did it; in this article I relate techniques that I used to recover and break free. You can too!
“All of us put screens inside our minds that defend us from the extremes of human cruelty. Sometimes we deny that anything happens outside that screen and that those who report such activity are falsifying. At other times we admit theoretically that such evil exists but claim that we have never encountered it or that it is going on somewhere else. The deliberate killing of millions of Jewish people by the Nazis and the genocide in Cambodia or Rwanda are examples of such atrocities. The existence of a vast network of child pornography and child abuse is likewise very hard to believe.” Continue reading
Similarities in Responses to Extreme and Unremitting Stress
The following excerpt is from Similarities in Responses to Extreme and Unremitting Stress by Steve Frankel
Steve Frankel practices both law and clinical/forensic psychology in the SF Bay area. He has been treating adults who have been abused as children since 1980 and has been a consultant to three southern CA hospital programs for adult survivors. He has also taught psychology at USC and law at Loyola (L.A.) and Golden State law schools. He has also been past president of ISSTD (2002). His website is www.sfrankelgroup.com
“During World War II, eastern European ghettos served to contain and oppress ghetto residents. The organizational structures and processes that emerged within the ghetto are directly analogous to those in patients with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID, formerly MPD). This article explores the analogues between ghetto organization and the internal worlds of DID patients. Complex DID patients, like ghetto residents subjected to extreme and unremitting stress, develop homeostatic systems characterized by competing forces that serve agendas of help-seeking, communication to outsiders about atrocities and utilitarian efforts to prevent destabilization. The ghetto analogue to DID is offered as a descriptive teaching device for both clinicians and patients.” Read full PDF
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