Post by itchin4answers on Nov 9, 2014 20:31:14 GMT -5
Quoted, with personal observations added, from the September 15, 1989 Report of the Ritual Abuse Task Force - Los Angeles County Commission for Women. Back in 1989, this report was considered to be ground-breaking. Since then, much more information has been published about the connections between ritual abuse and mind-control. However, the information included in the report is still enormously helpful to both survivors and to others wishing to learn more about organized criminal sadistic abuse, cult ritual abuse, and mind-control techniques used on the perpetrators' victims.
Comments in square brackets [ ] are by Kathleen Sullivan. Her paragraph length comments are indented instead.
Contents Note Definitions Concise Definition Descriptive Definition Kinds of Abuse Psychological Abuse Physical Abuse Sexual Abuse Glossary Birthing Ritual Child Sex Offenders Consent Cult-Destructive Demons and Evil Spirits Disclosure Dissociation Extrafamilial Sexual Abuse of Children Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse of Children (Incest) Magic Surgery Marriage Ritual Multiple Personality Disorder Occultism Pedophile Pentagram Perpetrator of Ritual Abuse Pornography Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sacrifice Human Sacrifice Satan Satanism Satanic Alphabet Satanic Calendar Trance State Victims of Ritual Abuse -- Young Children Witchcraft Groups Identified With Satanism Ritual Abuse and the Use of Mind Control Physical Conditions Emotional Conditions Cognitive Conditions The Role of Trance States Emotional Consequences Cognitive Beliefs Religious Beliefs Kathleen Sullivan Comments For Further Information Resources Kathleen Sullivan's Help Section Several Helpful RA/MC Web Sites Other Miscellaneous Contacts Ritual Abuse
Ritual abuse is a brutal form of abuse of children, adolescents, and adults, consisting of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and involving the use of rituals. Ritual does not necessarily mean satanic. However, most survivors state that they were ritually abused as part of satanic worship for the purpose of indoctrinating them into satanic beliefs and practices. Ritual abuse rarely consists of a single episode. It usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time.
The physical abuse is severe, sometimes including torture and killing. The sexual abuse is usually painful, sadistic, and humiliating, intended as means of gaining dominance over the victim. The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual/indoctrination, which includes mind control techniques and mind altering drugs, and ritual/intimidation which conveys to the victim a profound terror of the cult members and of the evil spirits they believe cult members can command. Both during and after the abuse, most victims are in a state of terror, mind control, and dissociation in which disclosure is exceedingly difficult.
Ritual abuse is a brutal form of abuse of children, adolescents, and adults, consisting of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse, and involving the use of rituals. Ritual does not necessarily mean satanic. However, most survivors state that they were ritually abused as part of satanic worship for the purpose of indoctrinating them into satanic beliefs and practices. Ritual abuse rarely consists of a single episode. It usually involves repeated abuse over an extended period of time.
Ritual abuse is usually carried out by members of a cult. The purpose of the ritual elements of the abuse seems threefold: 1.Rituals in some groups are part of a shared belief or worship system into which the victim is being indoctrinated; 2.Rituals are used to intimidate victims into silence; 3.Ritual elements (e.g., devil worship, animal or human sacrifice) seem so unbelievable to those unfamiliar with these crimes that these elements detract from the credibility of the victims and make prosecution of the crimes very difficult.
Many victims are children under the age of six who suffer the most severe and longstanding emotional damage from the abuse. These young victims are particularly susceptible to being terrorized and indoctrinated into the abusers' belief system. During and even long after the abuse victims live in a state of terror and dissociation and suffer from the impact of mind control techniques. All this makes the initial disclosures of abuse exceedingly difficult, and can make each subsequent disclosure a terrifying and painful experience.
Ritual abuse is known to occur as an integral part of the life of some families in which one or both parents participate in conjunction with the extended family or other group. These groups are typically satanic in their symbols and beliefs. Children in these settings are severely abused on an ongoing basis with little time during which they are safe from abuse. The results are devastating.
Ritual abuse has also occurred, without parents knowing, at pre-schools, day-care centers, churches, summer camps, and at the hands of baby-sitters and neighbors. The ritual abuse in such an institutional setting is not incidental to its operation, but is in fact intrinsic to it, the very reason for the institution's existence. Children are subjected to sexual abuse, ritual/intimidation to terrorize them into silence, and ritual/ indoctrination to convert them to the belief or worship system of the group.
Ritual abuse of adolescents, and participation by adolescents in perpetrating ritual abuse, can take place in family or school settings, or in youth gangs which orient themselves toward a self-styled satanism or other ritualism, and violence.
Many adults who are victims and/or perpetrators of ritual abuse came under the influence of such beliefs and practices in their childhood or adolescence and may function with severe dissociative disorders, including multiple personality disorder [now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder, since no person truly has more than one original personality]. Such adults are often working members of society whose identity as members of satanic or other cults is not known outside the cult. Some perpetrate abuse, infiltrate, and/or recruit for the cult in the context of their jobs. [Some dissociative adult victims are not even aware that they are living a dual life.] Some adults join the cult later in life, enticed by sexual promiscuity and perversion, the availability of illicit drugs, the promise of money, and the satanic spirituality oriented toward power and moral license.
Kinds of Abuse
The psychological abuse which is inflicted as part of ritual abuse causes severe mental and emotional suffering to the victims. Victims are subjected to profound terror as well as to mind control techniques so severe that most victims dissociate their memories of the experience and lose their sense of free will.
Some Reported Examples 1.Threats of punishment, torture, mutilation, or death of the victim, the victim's family or pets. Threats are heightened by carrying out killings of animals or human beings in the presence of the victim, sometimes with the victim's forced participation. Told that it would be futile to disclose because "no-one will believe you." 2.Threats against the victim's property including threats that his/her house will be broken into or burned down if s/he discloses the abuse. 3.Told that family or other loving and protective figures are secretly cult members who intend to harm the victim. Or made to believe that parents not only know, but have chosen that their child be ritually abused. Told that s/he is no longer loved by family or by God. 4.Told that his/her family is not the "real" family, that the abusers are in fact the child's "real" family. Victim is told s/he will be kidnapped and forced to live with the abusers, apart from his/her family. Or told that parents no longer want the child and approve of the cult becoming the child's "new family." 5.Tied up or confined to a cage, closet, basement, isolation house, or other confined space. Told s/he being left there to die. Some are placed in coffins and told to "practice being dead." For some this includes mock burials in which the victim is buried and told s/he is being left to die. Sometimes a cult member seems to rescue the child from these terrifying situations and thus the distraught child reaches out gratefully and bonds to the cult member [Stockholm Syndrome]. 6.Tied up or confined in space with insects or animals that s/he is told will harm him/her, or tricked into believing that frightening insects or animals are present. Confined with or hung upside-down in a hole with a dead body or the mutilated body parts of an animal or a human being. 7.Humiliated or degraded through verbal abuse. Forced nudity in front of of the group. Body of the victim smeared or covered with urine or feces. Forced ingestion of urine, feces, or semen. 8.Photographed in sexually provocative poses. Photographed while being physically or sexually assaulted, or while physically or sexually assaulting someone else. Forced participation in the production of pornography [is] used in the intimidation and humiliation of the victim as well as to financially profit the abusers. 9.Made to feel constantly watched and monitored by abusers or their spiritual counterparts (e.g., evil spirits). Made to believe that disclosure, or failure to perpetrate evil when expected by the group to do so, will result in punishment or even death. 10.Physically and sexually abused by perpetrators disguised as heroes or authority figures like Superman, Santa Claus, Rambo, clergy, judges, [Jesus Christ], police. Undermines child's trust in authority and heroes. Inhibits disclosure. 11.Subjected to mind control and mind altering drugs which alter the victim's perception, interfere with the victim's resistance to the assault, and cloud the victim's recall of the details of the abuse. Sophisticated uses of hypnosis, indoctrination, programming, and the use of triggering. 12.Subjected to rituals like magical surgery, birthing rituals, and marriage rituals which emphasize the victim's belonging to, and subjugation to, the cult. Victims also are forced to participate in ritual sacrifices and human sacrifices. They are forced into the belief and worship system of the group. Often, though not always, the belief and worship of the group is satanic. 13.Sworn into secrecy regarding cult activities, including the abusive activities, under penalty of death. Subjected to mind control regarding how to harm him/herself or even to commit suicide rather than remember or disclose cult activities. Vulnerable to extreme self-destructive impulses [such as self-mutilation] if s/he even considers leaving the cult. 14.Compelled to commit heinous acts, including the killing and mutilation of animals or human beings, sometimes including the victim's own children. Compelled to ingest blood or body parts of animals or human beings in cannibalistic rituals. Subsequently subjected by the group to profound condemnation and guilt for perpetrating and surviving these crimes. Victims tricked into believing their participation was voluntary. Threatened with exposure as a perpetrator. 15.Compelled to act on behalf of the group while outside the group by engaging in prostitution, drug dealing, and other illegal activities. Compelled to extend the group's sphere of influence and control in social institutions (e.g., by participating and working in schools, churches, law enforcement, courts, health and mental professions, etc.).
Ritual abuse victims are physically abused often to the point of torture. Young victims who are being ritually abused without the knowledge of both parents are usually subjected only to physical abuse that is not easily detected.
Less Detectable Examples 1.Pins or "shots" inserted into sensitive areas of the body, especially between digits, under fingernails, or in genital areas. Electric shock to these body areas. 2.Being hung by hands or upside down by feet for extended periods of time. Sometimes hung from crosses in mock crucifixions. Sexual abuse while in such positions. 3.Submerging victim in water with perception of near drowning. 4.Withholding of food or water for several hours. 5.Sleep deprivation and activities aimed at inducing exhaustion.
More Detectable Examples 1.Physical beatings. 2.Use of cuts, tattoos, branding, burns, often to sensitive body areas. 3.Withholding food, water, or sleep for days or weeks. 4.Removal of body parts, e.g., digits.
The sexual abuse of ritual victims is unusually brutal, sadistic, and humiliating. It is far more severe than that which is usually inflicted by a pedophile or in the context of intrafamilial sexual abuse (incest). It seems intended as a means of gaining total dominance over the victim, as well as being an end in itself. 1.Repeated sexual assaults by men, women, and other children, often occurring in a group. May be associated with the marriage ritual, repeated fondling, oral copulation, rape and sodomy. 2.Assaults include the use of instruments for penetration of body orifices, including symbolic objects (e.g., crucifix or wand) or weapons (e.g., knife or gun). 3.Sexual assault coupled with physical violence. Participation in rituals in which sexual assault is associated with death. Forced sexual contact with dead or dying people. 4.Forced to sexually perpetrate against children and infants. 5.Forced sexual contact with animals.
Kathleen Sullivan comments:
This information may be too upsetting for some to read. There is a need, however, for the public to become more informed about the reality and extent of criminal ritual abuse in our country. 1.The majority of incarcerated child molesters were abused themselves, as children. They have reportedly abused an average of several hundred children each. 2.Many recovering adult ritual abuse survivors have begun to realize that they were used in far more than just occult rituals. Some have remembered having been forcibly used, as children, in govt. mind-control and radiation experiments. Some have been used as children and adults to courier drugs. Some adults have remembered having been used to courier illegal arms and black-marketed children. Some have been used as top-secret mental couriers of messages between heads of state. Some have been used to "sexually service" politicians and their associates. Some, like myself, were used to do highly illegal "kills" for covert agencies and politicians.
Take a second look at the "ritual" abuse techniques again. Where did such extremely effective ideas come from? Do Korea and SVN/"Phoenix" perhaps "ring a bell?"
A ritual described by victims of ritual abuse in which the victim is placed within the carcass of a dead animal, or in some cases a dead human body, and is, in the context of a ritual, "born" into membership in the group. This ritual is intended to make the victim feel profoundly connected to the group.
Child Sexual Offenders
Some children who have been sexually molested have in turn molested other children. Children who do act out sexually in this way are almost always children who themselves have been sexually molested. Child victims of molestation often feel overwhelmed by intense feelings of anger, fear, and their own lack of control. Such feelings lead some lolested children to perpetrate against other in an effort to gain control over the painful feelings of being a victim. The damaging impact on children who are molested by other children should not be underestimated or thought of as only "innocent" childhood exploration.
Sexual assaults which are perpetrated against children in the context of ritual abuse are generally more sadistic, degrading, and physically painful than other forms of sexual assault, and leave the child feeling extremely victimized. Because the emotional damage is likely to be greater for the ritually abused child, and because the ritual abuse involves compelling the child to sexually perpetrate against others, the ritual abuse victim is more likely than other victims of sexual assault to molest, especially if there has been no recognition of, and treatment for, that child's victimization.
Among adults, someone is regarded as having been sexually victimized when sexual behavior goes beyond that to which they have consented. Any sexual activity involving children is by definition activity without their consent. Children and adolescents are not fully aware of the implications or consequences of sexual activities. They are under the legal and physical control of adults. When a person perceived by the child victim as powerful or authoritative presses for sexual activity, whether forcefully or seductively, meaningful consent by the victim is not possible. The imposition of adult sexuality upon the child often results in the loss of the child's sense of safety and trust in adults and in the distortion of that child's development for years after the abuse has occurred.
"A destructive cult may be defined as a closed system/group whose followers have been recruited deceptively and retained through the use of manipulative techniques of thought reform and mind control (undue influence). The system is imposed without the informed consent of the individual and is designed to alter one's personality and behavior. The leadership is all-powerful, the ideology is totalistic, and the will of the individual is subordinate to the will of the group. The destructive cult sets itself above society by creating its own values with little or no regard for society's ethics or morals.
"...(they) have engaged in some illegal and unethical practices--child abuse, neglect and death; illegal and fraudulent immigration; drug dealing; smuggling money, cars, guns, gems; fraud and deceit in recruiting, business, financial records and fund raising; theft; harassment of families and former members with threats, lawsuits and foul play; stockpiling and smuggling weapons and ammunition; beatings; sexual abuse and prostitution; kidnapping; murder; attempted murder; and psychological and emotional damage."
(quoted from Cult Awareness Network) [caution: C.A.N. has been reported to be kissing cousins with the C.I.A.]
Demons and Evil Spirits
[from Greek daimon = a spirit]
Spiritual beings who are evil and ruled by Satan. According to Christian tradition, they are angels who shared in Satan's rebellion and were expelled with him.
Ritually abused children and adults are victimized at rituals which invoke such beings. Victims report believing that perpetrators of ritual abuse possess control over these spiritual entities. Some victims are made to believe that these spirits have power to control the victim's life. For some, the fear of harm from such evil spirits or demons, or the fear of being controlled by them, is more oppressive and dehibilitating than fear of the perpetrators themselves.
The Accomodation Syndrome described by [psychiatrist] Roland Summit outlines certain predictable patterns of tentative disclosure in any child's effort to disclose sexual abuse. Briefly, the syndrome helps to explain the family dynamics and societal pressures which lead a child either to be unable to disclose sexual abuse or, having disclosed, to subsequently retract the disclosure. The child is often put in the position of "mobilizing altruism and self-control to insure the survival of the other" (Summit, 1983), being forced to choose between ongoing abuse and the chaos that is sure to follow disclosure.
In ritual abuse, additional forces can prevent or fragment a child's disclosure. Threats have been made of constant surveillance [including fake implanted microchips and the threat of being spied upon outdoors by KH11 satellites] by the perpetrators and of harm to the child and those s/he loves if s/he discloses the abuse. Painful physical and sexual abuse make the child afraid to disclose what was done to him for fear of further harm from the perpetrators. Memories of systematic humiliation and degradation may cause the child to feel too ashamed of the activities in which he was involved to be able to disclose them. Most children are deceived and manipulated into believing that the actions they took in abusing others were a result of their own free choice. These children feel guilty and ashamed and fear rejection and retribution from family and society.
All of this, combined with dissociative defense processes, often leads the child to psychologically isolate the painful experiences and carry on in other parts of his life without disclosure. Ironically, the closer a child feels to his parents, the more difficult it may be for him to disclose. The child feels that his silence is the key to the safety of his family. Finally, the disbelief on the part of parents, therapists, society and/or the courts, which is even more extreme in cases of ritual abuse than of sexual abuse, contribute to the child keeping this information buried within himself.
Children may not reveal their ritual abuse until adulthood. When they do attempt to discose, they experience the same extreme disbelief as disclosing children, and are sometimes labeled as psychotic and hallucinatory. Many also suffer from an extreme for mof dissociative processing, multiple personality disorder.
"A disturbance or alteration in the normally integrative functions of identity, memory, or consciousness. The disturbance or alteration may be sudden or gradual, transient or chronic. If it occurs primarily in identity, the person's customary identity is temporarily forgotten, and a new identity may be assumed or imposed (as in Multiple Personality Disorder) or the customary feeling of one's reality is lost and replaced by a feeling of unreality (as in Depersonalization Disorder). If the disturbance occurs primarily in memory, important personal events cannot be recalled (as in Psychogenic Amnesia or Psychogenic Fugue)." [DSM III-R 1987]
The horror and fear experienced by a child who is ritually abused is processed by the child with varying degrees of dissociation as a defense mechanism against the overwhelming pain. Most children who were ritually abused during their preschool years will have completely dissociated the events within two years of the cessation of the abuse, and will be unable to consciously recall and report what occurred. A skilled child therapist can help the dissociated ritual abuse victim to recall his/her abuse and to work through the severe trauma which, if left untreated, is likely to cause serious emotional problems for the child throughout his/her life.
Letters of the alphabet written backwards, upside down, or sideways. A magical practice stemming from a system which values reversing anything which is the norm. Some children who attended ritually abusive pre-schools report having been taught to copy the satanic alphabet [there are many versions]. Other occult alphabets may consist of magical symbols and runes.
[Again, one must remember that the victims are brainwashed into thinking that such symbols are "magical." In reality, they are used for purposes of mind-control and triggering.]
There exist many versions of so-called satanic calendars, each of which includes a variety of holidays on which certain rituals must be performed. There are apparently many individual differences among groups that would call themselves satanists regarding which holidays are celebrated. Some groups simply do rituals whenever they please.
The birthday of the individual, Halloween (October 31) and, some cases, Beltane (April 30) [running into the next day, May 1st or "May Day"] appear to be the holidays celebrated by most satanic groups. Many individuals who have been ritually abused and have participated in rituals on satanic holidays experience particular difficulty at these times of the year. (Common Halloween celebrations, for example, regarded by most people as innocent make believe and child's play, are extremely traumatic for ritual victims who think of them as satanic holidays, and as the occasion of ritual celebrations often including human sacrifice.) On these holidays and on anniversary dates victims may become emotionally overwhelmed, terrified that cult members will come to kidnap or kill them. Some are overcome by horrifying flashbacks of the abuse. Some feel compelled to commit suicide or self-injury. [Psychiatric hospital units specializing in aiding ritual abuse survivors are usually full during occult holidays.] Others feel a deep compulsion to return to the cult.
A dissociative state one enters when hypnotized in which memory and perception are altered. The dissociative effects of the trance state can also be induced by other conditions such as physical or mental exhaustion, terror, repetitive chanting, rituals or drugs. Not all individuals are equally susceptible to trance or to dissociation. Research has shown that those people who show a high degree of susceptibility to hypnosis are likely to possess some apparently biological predisposition to it. They are also more likely to have been victims of abuse as children.
Some states of trance seem to be self-induced and function as a defense against experiencing the overwhelmingly painful stimuli of an abusive environment. For some individuals, the use of self-induced trance and dissociative states in the face of severe abuse can be associated with the development of multiple personality disorder [now known as Dissociative Identity Disorder].
Trances also can be induced by another person who functions as a hypnotist. The hypnotist can give post-hypnotic suggestions to the individual in trance to carry out certain carefully defined actions or to experience certain emotions or physical sensations after the trance state is over. These actions or emotions are usually triggered by certain discrete cues that have been suggested to the subject while s/he was in a trance. The mind control from which manyritual abuse victims suffer is in part a result of having been put into trance states repeatedly and given an complicated series of post-hypnotic suggestions [reminiscent of Manchurian Candidate style mind-control programming.] (see Ritual Abuse and the Use of Mind Control).
However, hypnosis and trance states also have an important role to play in treating ritual abuse victims. In trance employed in a therapeutic environment, victims are often able to retrieve memories which have been dissociated from their conscious awareness. This process constitutes a very significant aspect of the ritual abuse victim's recovery.
[Note: The use of hypnosis in therapy during memory retrieval process is the False Memory Syndrome Foundation's #1 criticism. They claim that the memories of many survivors of child abuse are actually implanted by their therapists. It is interesting to note that an abnormal number of outspoken members of F.M.S.F. are also alleged child molesters and/or were involved, at least in the past, with CIA-funded mind-control experientations. For further information on these glaring connections, read Alex Constantine's book, "Psychic Dictatorship."]
Victims of Ritual Abuse -- Young Children
Young children who are victims of ritual abuse usually fall into one of two categories: those whose families are perpetrators, and those who are abused without the parents' knowledge. Ritual abuse within families (intrafamilial) can be particularly destructive because of the continual physical presence of the perpetrators and the lack of any safe environment for the child. Intrafamilial abuse usually includes the extended family and is multigenerational. In cases of intrafamilial ritual abuse, the abuse and indoctrination are incessant. Children are generally raised to perform a given role within the group and are continuously being trained to fulfill that role. The child feels him or herself to be identified as a member of the abusive group because of the biological relationship with the offending parents and because of the group's indoctrination about the inevitability of the child's continued participation. Dissociation is the result of such abuse and in some cases will manifest in the emergence of multiple personality disorder. Therapy for victims' intrafamilial ritual abuse usually is not sought until adulthood, if ever.
Children who are abused outside their home (extrafamilial) generally have a better prognosis because of the rpesence in their lives of loving adults who protect them from known sources of harm. Unfortunately, the parents of many young victims are unable to believe that their children have been ritually abused, and refuse to acknowledge that they have a problem or to seek help. Their children often have been made to believe that their parents were willing co-conspirators with the abusers, leaving the children very confused, with feelings of dread and distrust toward their own parents.
The extreme severity of the abuse, and the systematic attempts to indoctrinate the child into the cult's belief system, make the recovery process quite difficult and protracted even with the help of skilled therapists. Children who are not treated are likely to face very poor outcomes.
A system of human actions believed to influence human or natural events through supernatural powers. Witchcrft includes: 1.Use of certain prescribed rituals or systems of formal gestures; 2.Use of objects or substances that have symbolic significance; 3.Utterance of certain words or spells; 4.A particular role and status withink a hierarchy of witches.
Witchcraft is an ancient and widespread practice, especially in small pre-literate communities in which witches function as a means of social control. European witchcraft has generally been associated with an opposition to Christianity and, in some cases, with satanism.
Contemporary practitioners make a distinction between "white" witchcraft in which magical powers are only used to do what the witch regards as good and "black" witchcraft in which those powers are used to do harm.
[Note: One not-uncommon practice among various criminal cult organizations, many which have ties to mafia black-marketing activities, is to obtain herbs and other "natural" forms of drugs from adults who gather them to practice such pagan rituals. This is an area of blackmarketing that deserves closer scrutiny, as many of those drugs are not detected by traditional blood and urine drug screens. Such "natural" drugs are sometimes used in mind-control techniques on the victims, and in murders of "enemies."]
Post by itchin4answers on Nov 9, 2014 20:33:09 GMT -5
Groups Identified With Satanism
"Church of the FInal Judgment"--also known as "The Process"
"Church of Satan" (founded by Anton La Vey)
"Ordo Templis Orientalis" (once headed by Aleister Crowley) "Temple of Set" [now reportedly "Temple of Power"] (led by Lt. Col. Michael Aquino, U.S. Army) [Note: Michael was also directly involved in the development of Psychological Warfare in the Army. After his arrest for child molestation, Michael lost favor with the Army.]
"Worldwide Church of Satanic Liberation" (led by Paul Valentine--recruits teens)
Comments by Kathleen Sullivan:
When survivors of ritual abuse and/or mind-control first began to "wake up," oftentimes in hospital settings, they were usually told that they were delusional, schizophrenic, and/or deliberately fabricating. As more therapist and law enforcement officials paid attention to the stories of these formerly amnestic victims and exchanged notes with other interested professionals, a new awareness began. Survivors from different parts of the country were "squawking" about the exact same mind-control techniques. How could they have known? Detractors began to attack the writers of books, particularly such as "The Courage to Heal" and "Suffer the Child" for somehow implanting such information in survivors' minds. One outspoken psychiatrist, a firm supporter of FMSF, even went so far as to suggest that survivors were "psychically" receiving mental images and suggestions from therapists and others.
When that line of attack wore off, and the survivors continued to stand firm, some offering documented proofs, the detractors drew a new line in the sand. "False memories" implanted by the therapists and law enforcement investigators, themselves. This offense isn't going to last much longer, as survivors still stand firm. Therapists are learning not to use hypnosis and to not suggest or lead the patients. Still, the memories are coming. The tide can no longer be stemmed nor stopped.
Ritual Abuse and the Use of Mind Control
Mind control is the cornerstone of ritual abuse, the key element in the subjugation and silencing of its victims. Victims of ritual abuse are subjected to a rigorously applied system of mind control designed to rob them of their sense of free will and to impose upon them the will of the cult and its leaders. Most often these ritually abusive cults are motivated by a satanic belief system [only on the surface.] The mind control is achieved through an elaborate system of brainwashing, programming, indoctrination, hypnosis, and the use of various mind-altering drugs. The purpose of the mind control is to compel ritual abuse victims to keep the secret of their abuse, to conform to the beliefs and behaviors of the cult, and to become functioning members who serve the cult by carrying out the directives of its leaders without being detected within society at large.
The information available about how ritually abusive cults indoctrinate young children comes primarily from child and adult survivors who have been able to remember how the cult achieved mind control over them and others in the cult. Therapists who have worked extensively with ritual abuse victims have gleaned a significant, although still incomplete, degree of understanding of the process by which the mind control is achieved. A key element of the victim's recovery from ritual abuse consists of understanding, unravelling, and undoing the mind control which usually persists for a long time, even in victims who no longer participate in the cult. Undoing these controls is critical, for victims may remain unable to disclose their abuse, or vulnerable to cult manipulation if the systematic programming is not dismantled. As more ritual abuse victims are helped to free themselves from cult mind control, the body of information about this important aspect of ritual abuse continues to grow.
Satanic cults focus their initial efforts to achieve mind control most frequently and strenuously with children under the age of six. Like developmental psychologists, satanists understand that people are most susceptible to having their character, beliefs, and behavior molded during this early period of development. This review of the mind control techniques utilized by satanic cults will focus primarily on the techniques used on very young children, both those in ritually abusive families, and those in extrafamilial settings, such as day-care and preschools. Children who are abused in intrafamilial setting are subjected to ongoing mind control that is often sustained in extreme forms throughout their childhood and adolescence.
There is a growing body of research into the indoctrination techniques which are used by a wide range of destructive cults. It is helpful to consider how statnic cults make use of these and other techniques to control their victims.
In "Cults, Quacks and Non-Professional Psychotherapists, West and Singer have described elements of cult indoctrination as follows:
[NOTE: If this is referring to Louis Jolyon West and Margaret Singer, West has since been proven to have had ties to CIA-funded mind control projects. "Small world."] 1.Isolation of the recruit and manipulation of his environment. 2.Control over channels of communication and information. 3.Debilitation through inadequate diet and fatigue. 4.Degradation or diminution of the self. 5.Induction of uncertainty, fear, and confusion, with joy and certainty through surrender to the group as a goal. 6.Alternation of harshness and leniency in a context of discipline. 7.Peer pressure generating guilt and requiring open confessions. 8.Insistence by seemingly all-powerful hosts that the recruit's survival -- physical or spiritual -- depends on identifying with the group. 9.9. Assignment of monotonous or repetitive tasks such as chanting or copying written materials. 10.10. Acts of symbolic betrayal or renunciation of self, family, and previously held values, designed to increase the psychological distance between the recruit and his previous way of life.
Satanic cults use many of the same techniques, but apply them in unique ways to indoctrinate and control very young children. To begin with, they impose a variety of physical, emotional, and cognitive conditions which are conductive to indoctrination.
1. Hunger and Thirst
Ritually abused children are often deprived of food and water for extended periods of time, and are told they will be left to die of hunger and thirst. Their deprivation and fear of dying make them willing to comply with virtually any behavior or belief necessary to be given food or water again. The cult member who finally does feed the child is perceived as an ally and benefactor. The child feels deeply grateful and is thus susceptible to bonding with that cult member, thereby increasing the child's vulnerability to identifying with the cult and its beliefs and practices.
Ritually abused children are physically tormented and sexually abused in very painful ways. The pain can cause them to dissociate and, like prisoners of war subjected to torture, they become willing to do whatever is demanded of them in order to make the pain stop. For a young child who is ritually abused in an out-of-home care setting, even a brief encounter with intense pain profoundly impacts that child's susceptibility to cult mind control. For those children raised in cults, the use of pain and the threat of pain continues for as long as they are submitted to the cult, causing an ongoing and deepening degree of subservience to the cult.
[Note: Two forms of physical torture that are not addressed enough are tickling sensitive parts of the body, and the use of electrical shocks. Stun guns are widely available on the open market, now. Stun guns have a dual purpose when used in mind-control. They can cause extreme temporary pain and inability to fight abusers, and when applied to muscled of victims' bodies for longer periods of time, the voltage can also cause permanent loss of memory (ie: how the victim was transported, and by whom, locally. A number of longer-term mind control victims have sets of electrically created "moles" that literally map where the stun guns were applied to their bodies. It is worth going to a store and looking at the ends of metal stun gun prods and measuring the distances between the prods, in order to understand what kinds of markings mind-control abusers know to look for when identifying amnestic victims. I have personally noticed the sets of 2 small, brown, flat circular markings either 1" or 2" apart. These markings can especially be found on victims' arms, shoulders, necks and faces. It is also interesting to look through women's magazines now and notice how many well-known, female, emanciated models seem to sport such markings.]
Both child and adult victims of ritual abuse have described being abused with mind-altering drugs. Some drugs are injected or administered in suppositories. Others are hidden in food or drink, or simply swallowed under duress. [For this reason in particular, many survivors have legitimate phobias about accepting and ingesting food and liquids from others.]
The drug effects include hypnotic and paralytic effects, causing victims to experience mental and emotional states ranging from confusion and drowsiness, to passivity and helplessness. Memory distortions occur as well. Victims tend to recall very real and painful experiences only with difficulty as though they were unreal or even just dreams. Additionally, in such drug-induced states, young children are even more pliable than they would otherwise be, and more open to the belief system into which the cult is attempting to indoctrinate them. Cult leaders capitalize on drug-induced reality distortions to create the illusion that they have absolute ppower to which the child must submit. [Some survivors have discovered that "running a fever" seems to somehow break that chemically created barrier. Others have noticed that when they ingest a substance made up of the same chemicals, the memory is also "unlocked." Because most such drugs are illegal, this a method should not be used. ]
Ritually abused children are often deprived of rest and sleep. In the extrafamilial settings in which ritual abuse occurs, children are frequently deprived of needed nap and rest periods. In ritually abusive family settings, children may be deprived of sleep for extended periods of time. The influence of repeated drugging further deepens their sense of exhaustion. People in a state of exhaustion are more open to mind control because fatigue saps their normal coping capacities. This effect is especially pronounced in young children.
Ritually abused children are put into closets, holes, cages, coffins, and other confined, usually dark, spaces. The children are often isolated there and told they will be left to die. The sensory deprivation that may result can cause some degree of disorientation. The isolation causes the child to feel desperate and overwhelmed with fear and dread. An abusive parent who subsequently releases the child from confinement is perceived by the child as a rescuer, often causing the young child to bond to that cult member. The children's bonding with one or more cult members increases the degree of the child's identification with the values and beliefs of the cult. In other words, both the isolation and the rescue make the child more susceptible to indoctrination into the destructive beliefs and practices of the cult.
6. Sexual Abuse
Ritually abused children are subjected to brutal sexual abuse which involves severe pain and may involve sexual arousal with which the children are neither physically nor emotionally prepared to cope. Sometimes the sexual abuse is performed with symbolic instruments (e.g., penetration with a crucifix or wand) which reinforces the satanic belief system to the cult. The pain, expecially if in combination arousal, is extremely disorienting and overwhelming, again making the child willing to comply with the demands of the cult members in order to make the feelings stop. The sexual arousal can contribute to the formation of distorted bonds with the abusers, leading to identification with the abusive cult. [If one of the abusers openly abstains from sexually abusing the victim, while the others all take turns in the sexual abuse, the victim may also look to the perceived "non-abuser" as being more preferrable to bond with. Such a covertly abusive technique is also extremely effective, long-term.]
7. Bright Lights
Adult and child victims of ritual abuse describe having harsh, intensely bright lights shined in their eyes immediately before and during indoctrination. The lights appear to disorient them and to induce a state of trance which lowers the victim's resistance and heightens the susceptibility to indoctrination.
Post by itchin4answers on Nov 9, 2014 20:34:18 GMT -5
1. For additional copies of this report, referrals, training for professionals, or speakers on ritual abuse:
Los Angeles County Commission for Women 383 Hall of Administration 500 W. Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 974-1455
2. For crisis counseling, and information about therapists in your area:
Childhelp, USA National Child Abuse Hotline 1-800-4 A Child
3. For parent and victim support, resource materials and information, speakers, and newsletter:
Believe the Children P.O. Box 1358 Manhattan Beach, California 90266 (213)379-3514
Believe the Children P.O. Box  [Cary], Illinois  [(708) 515-5432]
Believe the Children P.O. Box 6593 Lincoln, Nebraska 68506
4. For parent support, resource materials, information and speakers:
Families of Crimes of Silence (FOCOS) P.O. Box 2338 Canoga Park, California 91306 (805) 298-8768 (213) 372-6231
5. For written materials on ritual abuse:
Marshall Resource Center Children's Institute International 711 South New Hampshire Los Angeles, CA 90005 (213) 385-5100
6. For inservice training of professionals and the general public regarding child abuse as well as custody and protection issues. General training in ritual abuse:
Adam Walsh Resource Center 782 Westminster Blvd. Westminster, California 92683 (714) 898-4802
Kathleen Sullivan's Help Section
Please keep in mind that the above reference list is now 7 years old. Some of the numbers and addresses may have been changed or no longer apply.
I would challenge one or more of you who are familiar with the issues of ritual abuse and mind control to consider compiling and regularly upgrading a list of quality books, websites, professional referrals, etc. to share on a consistent basis via the net. Some of the best are listed below. They are not listed in alphabetical or preferential order:
"Memory and Abuse" by Charles L. Whitfield, M.D. Health Communications, Inc., 1995. ISBN 1-55874-320-0. Dr. Whitfield addresses the issues of memory (lost and found). He also addresses the politics involved in the current backlash against ritual abuse and mind control survivors and their professional supporters by the likes of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation in a refreshingly diplomatic and rational fashion.
"Psychic Dictatorship" by Alex Constantine (Feral House, 1995) is outstanding in addressing similar issues, including specific cases of criminal ritual abuse. ISBN 0-922915-28-8. Can be ordered via Feral House, P.O. Box 3466, Portland, OR 97208. Paperback.
"The Franklin Coverup: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska" by John W. DeCamp. $9.95 per book +$2.00 p&h. Can be ordered from AWT, Inc., P.O. Box 85461, Lincoln, Nebraska 68501. Well documented, heart breaking.
"The Carefully Crafted Hoax," a companion book to "The Franklin Coverup," can be ordered for $6 (incl. p&h) from the Nebraska Leadership Conference, Box 30165, Lincoln, NE 68503.
"Starshine" by Brice Taylor (alias) is a necessarily fictional account of the double life of a former presidential mind-controlled slave. This book is just now being sold in book stores. It can be ordered directly from Brice for $18 (no, I am not Brice) from: Brice Taylor Trust, P.O. Box 2474, Carbondale, IL 62902.
"Trance Formation of America," a nonfictional account written by former presidential/CIA mind-controlled slave, Cathy O'Brien (no, I am not Cathy), and her (CIA-connected!) boyfriend/"deprogrammer", Mark Phillips is also an excellent source of information, ONLY. Can be ordered for $18 (p&h included) from Global Trance Formation Info. LTD., P.O. Box 158352, Nashville, TN 37215
(Pamphlet) "Understanding Ritual Abuse" can be ordered from Survivors of Incest Anonymous (S.I.A.), World Service Office, Inc., P.O. Box 21817, Baltimore, MD 21222. (410) 282-3400.
"Breaking the Circle of Satanic Ritual Abuse" by Daniel Ryder, C.C.D.C., L.S.W. CompCare Publishers. 1992. ISBN 0-89638-258-3
"Trauma and Recovery" by Judith Lewis Herman. M.D. Basic Books, 1992. ISBN 0-465-08766-3 (paper), 0-465-08765-5 (cloth).
"Ritual Abuse: what it is, why it happens, how to help" by Margaret Smith. Harper Collins, 1993. ISBN 0-06-250214-X. Margaret may still be issuing quality newsletters on Ritual Abuse issues. Cassette tapes on ra/mc issues probably still available at: Reaching Out, 1296 E. Gibson Rd., #218, Woodland, CA 95776. Worth a try.
"The Search for the 'Manchurian Candidate'" by John Marks. Norton, 1991. ISBN 0-393-30794-8.
"The New Satanists" by Linda Osborne Blood. Linda was once unfortunately a girlfriend of Michael Aquino, leader of the former "Temple of Set" which is now reportedly the "Temple of Power." Warner Books, 1994. ISBN 0-446-36473-8.
"Painted Black" by Carl A. Raschke. Well-researched and documented. Harper Paperbacks, 1990. ISBN 0-06-104080-0.
"Nap Time" by Lisa Manshel. "The true story of sexual abuse at a suburban day-care center." William Morrow and Company, 1990. ISBN 0-688-08763-9
"The Courage to Heal: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse" by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis. The FMSF has gone out of its way to legally harrass the authors of this ground-breaking book for survivors of child sexual abuse, and for good reasons. Harper & Row, 1988. Warning: book includes stories by survivors with "alternative lifestyles." ISBN 0-06-096234-8 (paperback).
"Sacrifice" by Jim Kilroy and Bob Stewart. Word, 1990. Christian slant. For anyone who still believes that chicken-killer practitioners of Santeria would never commit human ritual murders or deal in other illegal activities. ISBN 0-8499-0783-7.
"Journey Into Madness: The True Story of Secret CIA Mind Control and Medical Abuse" by Gordon Thomas. Bantam, 1989. ISBN 0-553-05357-4. A rare find. I had to get mine from Tom Davis Books.
"Project MKUltra: Secret Documents from the CIA's Infamous Program to Control the Human Mind" by Martin Cannon. Can now be found on the net for free. Sorry, Martin!
"Cover-Up of the Century (Satanic Ritual Crime & Conspiracy)" by Daniel Ryder. I do not have a price on this. Not expensive. Can be ordered directly from Ryder Publishing, 225 CrossRoads Blvd., #415, Carmel, CA 93923.
"Texe Marrs Book of New Age Cults & Religions" by Texe Marrs. Living Truth Publishers, 1990. Lots of otherwise suppressed, valuable info. on current cults. Including surprising lists of some politically high-profile members.
Hardback, not expensive. Can be ordered from Living Truth Ministries, 8103-C Shiloh Court, Austin, Texas 78745. Christian slant.
"Operation Mind Control" by Walter H. Bowart. Dell Publishing Co., 1978. Impossible to find an original. Was reportedly bought out before it even hit some store shelves. The author had to take an "extended out-of-country" vacation. Xeroxed copies can be obtained for copy costs from Tom Davis Books at P.O. Box 1107, Aptos, CA 95001-1107. (NOTE: Mr. Bowart reportedly has a new, upgraded volume set by the same title available. Go to www.azstarnet.com/~freetht/index.html for more information.)
Post by itchin4answers on Nov 9, 2014 20:37:20 GMT -5
Journey Into Madness
The True Story of Secret CIA
Mind Control and Medical Abuse
New York: Bantam Books, 1989
No one would remember March 18, 1957, as different than any other day at the Allan Memorial Institute. There was continued speculation at what was happening in the basement, part of it having been declared off limits by Dr. Cameron to everyone except Rubenstein and Zielinski. … [p. 164]
Something else concerned Dr. Cleghorn. Two years earlier, at the annual conference of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Cameron had promoted psychic driving through the columns of Weekend Magazine, … He had referred to the technique as “beneficial brainwashing.” Accompanying the interview was a photograph of a young woman wearing headphones and the caption described her listening to her repeated confession. Dr. Cameron was credited with inventing “a daring idea designed to help neurotic patients by using a modified form of brainwashing.” He had added he was confronted with “the same problems as professional brainwashers” because his patients, “like prisoners of the Communists, tended to resist and had to be broken down.” …
He had begun to feel equally concerned about his superior’s multiple and massive electroshocks, for which Dr. Cameron had also created a special word—depatterning. Dr. Cleghorn saw no long-term benefit for a treatment in which a patient was first put to sleep for three days and then, still comatose, given between thirty to sixty electroshocks over a short period and, in between, doses of 1,000 milligrams of Largactil, a powerful tranquilizer, to combat anxiety. What especially disturbed Dr. Cleghorn’s sense of medical propriety was that when he finally queried the total amnesia the treatment produced, Dr. Cameron had simply said the patients’ families would have to “help them build a scaffold of normal events.” … [p. 169]
But in the Sleep Room the tomorrows came and went, each day indistinguishable from the last. Some of the nurses called the place the Zombie Room. … [p. 170]
Madeleine had been kept in a chemically controlled sleep for thirty-six days and was awakened only to eat. In between her meals she received thirty more multiple shocks. … [p. 172]
Dr. Cameron intended his treatment to strip his patients of their selfhood and introduce into their minds what he wanted them to believe. … By successfully manipulating the psychological mechanisms of denial and repression in his patients, he was certain he would have solved the mystery of mind control. …
He had been encouraged by his old friend Dr. William Sargant. Many of Dr. Sargant’s own observations had been applied by English police interrogators and those employed by MI5, Britain’s counterintelligence service. Dr. Sargant had sent Dr. Cameron a proof of his forthcoming book, Battle for the Mind, urging him to read the chapters on brainwashing techniques. Dr. Cameron carefully noted that one method was, having found a sore spot, to keep touching it. Dr. Sargant wrote that it was also important … “to fatigue him further, rather than exact any new information of value. When his memory begins to fail him, the difficulty in keeping to the same story makes him more anxious than ever. Finally, … his brain will be too disorganized to respond normally, it can become transmarginally inhibited, vulnerable to suggestions, paradoxical and ultra-paradoxical phases may supervene and the fortress finally surrenders unconditionally.” … [p. 177]
Surrounded by tape recorders, editing machines, and shelves stacked with pillow speakers and football helmets, microphones, cables, and boxes of new tapes, Zielinski felt the place was “more like a Radio Shack than a science lab.” … [p. 178]
Rubenstein had told him they did not understand the wealth of important psychological data that could be spotted by repeated replaying of the tapes: the shifts in cadence, the tiny mental blocks, the change in speed and emphasis, the hesitations and silences. They were all stored on the tapes and provided Dr. Cameron with invaluable information. Rubenstein had called it “a whole universe of nonverbal communication carried on below the perceptual level.”
Descriptions like that made Zielinski believe that Rubenstein was serious when he said that Dr. Cameron and himself would one day become the world’s authorities on continuous radio telemetry of human activity. The lanky twenty-eight-year-old ex-Army signalman envisioned the time would come when “there would be no secrets of the mind that we cannot probe electrically.” Zielinski had been fascinated as Rubenstein had breezily told Dr. Cameron how this would be achieved. All the psychiatrist had to do was ensure a continuous supply of patients and the wisecracking Cockney would create the electronic equipment that “would enter the deepest corners of their minds.”
Dr. Cameron had accepted the technician’s claim without quibble. … [p. 179]
Early in March, Rubenstein had told Zielinski that Dr. Cameron had finally given the go-ahead for part of the institute’s basement to be turned into a radio telemetry laboratory. Rubenstein enthused that its purpose would be not only to measure behavioral activity of patients more closely, but would also provide the groundwork for a system that could be used to monitor human activity at a point remote from the subject under study. In other words, Rubenstein had added, “we’ll develop a system that will keep tabs on people without their knowing what we’re getting from them.” … [pp. 179-180]
The Grid Room had lines drawn across one wall and a hardbacked chair in front of them. At the opposite end of the room a carefully concealed hole had been made in the wall, only big enough for the lens of a movie camera mounted on a platform on the other side. Anyone sitting in the chair would be unaware he or she was being secretly filmed. … Each patient would be fitted with electrodes, which Rubenstein called potentiometers, and which would convert an analog signal and telemeter it to a receiving station—a cubbyhole in a corner of the basement packed with electronic equipment. Most of it was purpose-built by Rubenstein. It included a large machine with dials and switches, which he called the body movement transducer. He predicted it would provide “up to ten thousand bits of information per second” from each patient. The Grid Room had also been fitted with concealed microphones to record any verbal sounds a patient made. Zielinski had been impressed but nevertheless was still unclear how Dr. Cameron would use such a vast amount of data. … [p. 180]
Dr. Cameron had asked Rubenstein to build the Isolation Chamber because it would help his patients if they could be first isolated and then disoriented before he tried to restructure their attitudes. Even spending a short while in the chamber gave Zielinski a bad feeling. Yet Rubenstein had said that patients would remain incarcerated for weeks, months, and if need be, years—until they were ready to listen to what Dr. Cameron wanted them to hear. … [p. 181]
It was true there had been considerable discussion, largely because no one knew what was going on in the basement. Patients were brought from the Sleep Room, still heavily drugged, by nurses who were met at the door of the Radio Telemetry Laboratory by one of the technicians or Dr. Cameron himself. Dr. Cameron had posted a memo saying the laboratory was out of bounds to all unauthorized personnel. … [p. 187]
Dr. Freeman had performed over 4,000 further lobotomies, using the technique to destroy the brains of those suffering from apprehension, anxiety, depression, compulsions, obsessions, as well as drug addicts, sexual deviants, and of course schizophrenics. He was convinced the frontal lobes of the brain were somehow responsible for aggression or, ultimately, a patient’s refusal to cooperate in what he termed an acceptable way.
Dr. Freeman most probably would have found Madeleine fit that criteria. In her drugged condition she had made sounds in the isolator that the voice analyzer in the Radio Telemetry Laboratory had identified as “father,” “want baby,” and “father.” Transferred back to the Sleep Room, she had somehow found the strength to use her helmet to butt a nurse. Such behavior came well within Dr. Freeman’s guidelines for those who could benefit from psychosurgery. … [p. 218]
With CIA funding, Dr. Cameron’s isolator was rebuilt at a laboratory of the National Institutes of Health. But instead of a human, like Madeleine Smith, being incarcerated, lobotomized apes were kept for months in total isolation. Rubenstein’s radio telemetry techniques were adapted so that radio frequency energy was beamed into the brains of the already crazed animals. …
By early 1966 the lobotomized apes who had survived faced another experiment. They were bombarded with radar waves to the brain to render them unconscious. … [p. 250]
Throughout 1968 Dr. Gottlieb continued to preside over his empire of scientists who still prowled the backwaters of the world seeking new roots and leaves that could be crushed and mixed in the search for lethal ways to kill. In their behavior laboratories the psychiatrists and psychologists continued experimenting.
Once more they had turned back on an earlier line of research—implanting electrodes in the brain. They had done that with animals in the early 1960s, using radio signals to manipulate the chimpanzees into fighting and even killing each other. But no one had then been prepared to go further. Vietnam, with its almost endless supply of expendables, made it possible to see whether such control could be reproduced in humans.
An Agency team flew to Saigon in July 1968. Among them was a neurosurgeon and a neurologist. Their basic research had been conducted on animals at another CIA front organization, the Scientific Engineering Institute near Boston. It had been founded in 1956 under the presidency of Polaroid’s Dr. Edwin Land.
In a closed-off compound at Bien Hoa Hospital, the Agency team set to work with three Vietcong prisoners who had been selected by the local station. Each man was anesthetized and the neurosurgeon, after he had hinged back a flap in their skulls, implanted tiny electrodes in each brain.
When the prisoners regained consciousness, the behaviorists set to work. The prisoners were placed in a room and given knives. Pressing the control buttons on their handsets, the behaviorists tried to arouse their subjects to violence. … [pp. 264-265]
Beginning in 1969, a team of Agency scientists from the Office of Research and Development (ORD) ran a number of bizarre and potentially far-reaching experiments in mind control. … [p. 272]
Concurrent with those investigations, ORD had taken up the challenge of brain implants. … [p. 275]
Before setting up their own program, the ORD scientists evaluated the results achieved by Dr. José Delgado, a Yale psychologist. He had faced a charging bull, fitted with electrodes in its brain, and with no other protection save the small black box in his hands, Dr. Delgado had deliberately goaded the bull by activating the implant that provoked the animal to become further enraged. Then, with the bull almost upon him, the psychologist had pressed another button. The animal promptly stopped in its tracks, the result of a signal transmitted to the electrode implanted in the part of the bull’s brain that calmed it.
Dr. Delgado freely admitted that his method of remote mind control was still crude and not always predictable. But Dr. Gottlieb and the behaviorists of ORD shared the psychologist’s vision that the day must come when the technique would be perfected for making not only animals, but humans respond to electrically transmitted commands.
Dr. Robert G. Heath, a neurosurgeon at Tulane University, had brought that prospect closer through his experiments with electrical stimulation of the brain (ESB) to arouse his patients sexually. Dr. Heath had actually implanted 125 electrodes in the brain and body of a single patient—for which he claimed a world record—and had spent hours stimulating the man’s pleasure centers.
Like Dr. Delgado, the neurosurgeon concluded that ESB could control memory, impulses, feelings, and could evoke hallucinations as well as fear and pleasure. It could literally manipulate the human will—at will.
Late in June 1972, Dr. Gottlieb had jigged back and forth on the carpet of the director’s office, and his carefully controlled stammer had surfaced as he enthused that at long, long last, here was the answer to mind control, that ESB was the key to creating not only a psychocivilized person but an entire psychocivilized society—a world where every human thought, emotion, sensation, and desire could be actually controlled by electrical stimulation of the brain.
The possibilities, said Dr. Gottlieb, were far beyond the neurological masturbation of the pleasure centers. Not only could a rampaging bull be stopped in full charge, but humans could finally be programmed to attack and kill on command. Another step forward was about to be taken in the Agency’s search for the “Manchurian Candidate.”
Helms agreed that research into ESB should come under the direct control of Dr. Stephen Aldrich. A former medical director of the Agency’s Office of Scientific Intelligence, Dr. Aldrich was widely regarded among his ORD colleagues as a pathfinder. From dawn to dusk he spent his time speculating, theorizing, and experimenting with the possibilities of harnessing ESB for intelligence work. Using the latest computer technology, he developed Rubenstein’s earlier work on radio telemetry, and the unfulfilled dream the English technician had shared with Dr. Cameron of a world of electrically monitored people became that much more of a reality
In the safe house where Yuri Nosenko had been brutalized, Dr. Aldrich supervised infinitely more sophisticated research. Included in the equipment he used was a piece not even Orwell had dared invent for his 1984. Called the Schwitzgebel Machine, the boxlike construction had been developed by Ralph K. Schwitzgebel in the Laboratory of Community Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. His brother, Robert, had subsequently modified the prototype so that the final product was something Rubenstein would have taken pride in; indeed, in many ways it resembled a smaller version of the cumbersome transducer the technician had built in the Montreal basement.
The Schwitzgebel Machine consisted of a Behavior Transmitter-Reinforcer (BT-R) fitted to a body belt that received from and transmitted signals to a radio module. In the official description of the machine the module was “linked to a modified missile-tracking device which graphs the wearer’s location and displays it on a screen.”
The Schwitzgebel Machine—its very name suggested something designed to make people enjoy their servitude—was able to record all physical and neurological signs in a subject from up to a quarter of a mile—an impressive improvement over the distance between the Grid Room and the cubbyhole where Dr. Cameron had monitored Madeleine Smith and other patients.
By August 1972 other proponents of the Schwitzgebel Machine were voicing their enthusiasm. They were led by Professor Barton L. Ingraham, a criminologist at the University of Maryland, and Gerald W. Smith, professor of criminal studies at the University of Utah.
In a joint paper, Ingraham and Smith painted a vivid scenario of how the machine could be used to keep track of known criminals. He or she would be fitted with a brain implant and would be tracked, with the psychological data being transmitted from the implant to the machine. The machine, using probabilities, would come to a decision and alert the police if necessary.
Adapting that frightening vision of tomorrow’s world formed part of ORD’s concept of the New Jerusalem of intelligence. … [pp. 276-278]
One of the tried, though far from proven, techniques of the CIA that Ronald Reagan was helping to investigate in Washington was, in California, being given a warm welcome by him. He eagerly shared Dr. West’s conviction that one day the behavior of all persons with violent tendencies—no one had yet decided the criteria for measuring the degree of violence—would be monitored by the staff at central control stations presiding over screens producing signals from the implants. The first indication of an abnormal impulse could indicate the onset of violence. Attendants would rush with suitable psychotropic drugs to overpower the person. The system would be expensive to operate, but Governor Reagan visualized the day when thousands of his fellow Californians would be permanently monitored in this way.
Among those who was considered to work at the Center was Leonard Rubenstein. Two South American doctors who had worked at the institute under Dr. Cameron had also been targeted, one to run the center’s shock room—which would operate on a twenty-four-hour basis, seven days a week—and the other to assist in the center’s psychosurgical operating suite, where the very latest techniques in lobotomy would be used. The doctors were currently employed in detention centers in Paraguay and Chile.
Despite his considerable persuasive techniques, Governor Reagan failed to convince the California legislature to go ahead with Dr. West’s proposal. However, when the Rockefeller Commission report was issued, the governor provided a clear dissenting voice to the damning conclusion that the CIA had conducted a highly unethical program to “study possible means for controlling human behavior by irresponsibly exploring the effects of electroshock, psychiatry, psychology, sociology, and harassment techniques.” … [pp. 284-285]
Plaintiffs’ statement of genuine issues in Civil Action No. 80-3163: detailed in following separate exhibits:
a. The M-K-Ultra Program was established to explore covert brainwashing techniques for both offensive and defensive use by the Central Intelligence Agency. (Def. No. 6-9).
b. The central activity of the M-K-Ultra program was conducting and funding brainwashing experimentation with dangerous drugs and other techniques performed on persons who were not volunteers by Central Intelligence Agency Technical Service Division Employees, Agents, and Contractors. (Def. No. 10-17). …
g. John Gittinger and former Air Force brainwashing expert Col. James Monroe recruited D. Ewen to perform experiments with potentially injurious experimental procedures similar to Communist brainwashing methods. (Def. No. 29-32). …
j. Gottlieb, Lashbrook, Gittinger, and their CIA associates failed to take any steps to ensure that only volunteers were used in M-K-Ultra subproject 68 or to protect the well-being of experimental subjects. (Def. No. 39-48). …
p. The CIA concealed M-K-Ultra subproject 68 and failed to notify plaintiffs that they had been unwitting subjects of those brainwashing experiments. (Def. No. 78-81, 106-118).
q. Defendants have admitted negligence in the CIA’s M-K-Ultra brainwashing experiments. (Def. No. 13-26, 121-29).
r. Each plaintiff was injured by exposure to one or more of these brainwashing techniques of depatterning with intensive electroshock or LSD and other drugs, psychic driving, partial sensory isolation, and continuous sleep experiments described in the application and financed by M-K-Ultra subproject 68. (Def. No. 104, 124, 128). [pp. 371-373] sites.google.com/site/mcrais/thomas
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
How do you explain an invasion of privacy that is cleverly designed to sound like a common psychological disturbance? How do you explain to people without an understanding of human physiology that body movement can only occur when energy is converted to an electrical charge?
When you turn on a light, electrons cross a gap. When you start your car, an electric spark crosses a gap. While doing this you are totally unaware that in your own body the common dollar exchange of the human energy system, ATP (adenosine triphosphate), is releasing electrons and thus being converted into physical energy for all bodily processes and movement throughout the electron transport system. Every time you move or think, electrons stream across a gap between neurons called a synapse. This stream is like an electrical current and can be measured in the laboratory. The electrical field that you generate is very weak and is measured in millivolts and gauss.
The recent interest in Oriental acupuncture to prevent pain has helped lead to the use of electronic devices to aid the healing of bone with electrical current and to interrupt electrical signals that would cause pain if transmitted. The courts have defined death as the absence of electrical activity in the brain. Electronics, which has made this kind of monitoring possible, is the science of the development and application of devices and systems involving the flow of electrons in gaseous media and in semiconductors.
It is very hard to imagine life, any kind of life, as simply an electrical system. Kirlian photography shows the electrical aura around a leaf. Children arc being trained by physicists and psychologists to see electrical fields around people. When we speak of people as magnetic we may be speaking a scientific truth. The magnetoencephalogram (MEG) is used in the laboratory to measure the magnetic field in gauss given off by the cortex of the brain.
“We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
― Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace
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lydski: I sure miss learning from many of the old members like Toni, Sydney, Abbienormal, Bananny, .
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carnesmt: Anyone still out there?
Jun 30, 2020 22:08:51 GMT -5
carla MDR: Any of my old friends from Morgellons Disease Research Forum still about ?
Sept 25, 2020 16:28:11 GMT -5
carla MDR: Any of the trolls? Barak .Where are you ?
Sept 25, 2020 16:29:10 GMT -5
carla: if anyone can log in it looks like the personal messages still work x
Sept 25, 2020 17:42:46 GMT -5
Sept 30, 2020 18:31:10 GMT -5
lydski: Check you messages Carla
Oct 28, 2020 15:47:37 GMT -5
LIL debbs: Hi I'm new have a ton of questions as to a board I my be exact like what she said but now can't find it
Oct 28, 2020 23:48:05 GMT -5
Oct 29, 2020 18:44:22 GMT -5
GUEST-333: @pipster Vit-C is now made from GMO MOLD. Yes, EMF waves from all sorts of devices across the frequency bands are playing havoc on the immune system. Additionally, the zinc people are taking is INDUSTRIAL WASTE in supplements. Zinc glycinate is the good
Nov 24, 2020 21:04:31 GMT -5