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Ritual Abuse
« on: September 18, 2011, 10:50:45 AM »
Article I ran across I thought it would be interesting to some of you folks here.

http://www.brissc.org.au/fact/factsh3a.html

Excerpts from article:

Impacts of ritual abuse on survivors

Ritual abuse has profound effects upon the lives of child and adult survivors. The range of psychological symptoms and emotional effects survivors may experience include:-

    *Trauma related symptoms such as flashbacks, dissociation, amnesia and triggered flight or fight reactions to circumstances which in some way remind the survivor of abusive experiences;

    *Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) or Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD);

    *Self harm and eating issues;

    *Suicidal thoughts and attempts;

    *Confusing concepts of good and evil;

    *Preoccupation with death;

    *Memories of ritualistic practices such as Black Masses and sacrifices to Satan and those which involves gang rape, murder, the abuse of animals and being buried alive;

    *Memories of symbols and ceremonial objects used in rituals such as inverted crosses, swastikas and chalices.

    *Memories of perpetrators dressed in ceremonial and bizarre costumes;

    *Memories of being tortured and/or deprived of sleep, food and water;

    *Memories of being drugged during rituals;

    *Phobias of symbols associated with rituals, blood, certain colours, drugs, incense, candles and being confined in small spaces.

    *Shame, guilt and blame;

    *Addictions.

This list is not exhaustive, but simply gives us some idea of the immense impact that ritual abuse has on survivors. It also illuminates the tremendous strength of those who survive ritual abuse.



"Added to the immense impact of ritual abuse on survivors, is the frustration and despair of attempting to survive within a wider culture where ritual abuse experiences are disbelieved and denied."
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