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1. “There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that 'my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.”

Tags : Anti Intellectualism Cult Culture Democracy Ignorance Intellectual Political Politics United States Willful Ignorance
Author : Isaac Asimov

2. “If the devil decided to run for President, do you think he/she would put on their horns and wicked grin, or a suit with an angelic smile? If the wicked witch stayed green and ugly, would she have been able to give Snow White a poisoned apple? And if the Big Bad Wolf had not disguised himself as an old granny, would he have been able to lure Little Red Riding Hood into the house to eat her? And if a drug dealer wanted to seduce some school kids to get on his drugs, would he act like a greedy businessman — or a caring friend? Salt and sugar look exactly the same but taste very different. We live in a world of illusions, one filled with Luciferians acting like righteous men, and righteous men condemned as criminals.”

Tags : Bad Leadership Crime Culture Disinformation Drug Dealer Drugs Elect Evil Fairytales False Global Elite Ignorance Illusion Leader Perception Politician President Presidents Salt Salt And Sugar Satan Snow White Truth
Author : Suzy Kassem
Source : Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

3. “Ritual abuse is highly organised and, obviously, secretive. It is often linked with other major crimes such as child pornography, child prostitution, the drugs industry, trafficking, and many other illegal and heinous activities. Ritual abuse is organised sexual, physical and psychological abuse, which can be systematic and sustained over a long period of time. It involves the use of rituals - things which the abusers 'need' to do, or 'need' to have in place - but it doesn't have to have a belief system. There doesn't have to be God or the Devil, or any other deity for it to be considered 'ritual'. It involves using patterns of learning and development to keep the abuse going and to make sure the child stays quiet.There has been, and still is a great deal of debate about whether or not such abuse exists anywhere in the world. There are many people who constantly deny that there is even such a thing as ritual abuse. All I can say is that I know there is. Not only have I been a victim of it myself, but I have been dealing with survivors of this type of abuse for almost 30 years.If there are survivors, there must be something that they have survived.The things is, most sexual abuse of children is ritualised in some way. Abusers use repetition, routine and ritual to forced children into the patterns of behaviour they require. Some abusers want their victims to wear certain clothing, to say certain things. They might bathe them or cut them, they might burn them or abuse them only on certain days of the week. They might do a hundred other things which are ritualistic, but aren't always called that - partly, I think because we have a terror of the word and of accepting just how premeditated abuse actually is.Abusers instill fear in their victims and ensure silence; they do all they can to avoid being caught. Sexual abuse of a child is rarely a random act. It involves thorough planning and preparation beforehand. They threaten the children with death, with being taken into care, with no one believing them, which physical violence or their favourite teddy being taken away. They are told that their mum will die, or their dad will hate them, the abusers say everyone will think it's their fault, that everyone already knows they are bad. Nothing is too big or small for an abuser to use as leverage.There is unmistakable proof that abusers do get together in order to share children, abuse more children, and even learn from each other. As more cases have come into the public eye in recent years, this has become increasingly obvious. More and more of this type of abuse is coming to light.I definitely think it is the word ritual which causes people to question, to feel uncomfortable, or even just disbelieve. It seems almost incredible that such things would happen, but too many of us know exactly how bad the lives of many children are. A great deal of child pornography shows children being abused in a ritualised setting, and many have now come forward to share their experiences, but there is a still tendency to say it just couldn't happen.p204-205”

Tags : Abuses Child Abuse Child Prostitution Child Sex Ring Child Sexual Abuse Child Trafficking Cult Culture Of Disbelief Culture Of Secrecy Debate Drug Trafficking False Memories False Memory False Memory Syndrome Campaign Fear Incest Mind Control Organised Abuse Paedobritain Paedophile Pedophiles Proof Of Ritual Abuse Silence Silencing Children Society Denial Sra Terror Threats Truth
Source : Groomed: An Uncle Who Went Too Far, a Mother Who Didn't Care, a Little Girl Who Waited for Justice

4. “I'm just asking you to accept that there are some people who will go to extraordinary lengths to cover up the facts that they are abusing children.What words are there to describe what happened to me, what was done to me? Some call it ritual abuse, others call it organised abuse. There are those that call it satanic. I've heard all the phrases, not just in relation to me, but also with regard to those I work with and try to help. Do you know what I think? It doesn't matter how you dress it up, it doesn't matter what label you put on it. It is abuse, pure and simple. It is adults abusing children. It is adults deciding - actually making a conscious decision, a conscious choices that what they want, what they convince themselves they need, is more important than anything else; certainly more important than the safety or feelings or sanity of a child.However, there can be differences which are layered on top of that abuse. I'm not saying that some abuse is worse than others, or that someone 'wins' the competition to have the worst abuse inflicted on them, but ritual and organised abuse is at the extreme end of the spectrum. If we try to think of a continuum where there are lots of different things imposed on children (or, for that matter, anyone who is forced into these things — and that force can take many forms, it can be threats and promises, as well as kicks and punches), then ritual and organised abuse is intense and complicated.It often involves multiple abusers of both sexes. There can be extreme violence, mind control, systematic torture and even, in some cases, a complex belief system which is sometimes described as religion. I say 'described as' religion because, to me, I think that when this aspect is involved, it is window dressing. I'm not religious. I cried many times for God to save me. I was always ignored — how could I believe? However, I think that ritual abusers who do use religious imagery or 'beliefs' are doing so to justify it all to themselves, or to confuse the victim, or to hide their activities. Ritual abuse is highly organised and, obviously, secretive. It is often linked with other major crimes such as child pornography, child prostitution, the drugs industry, trafficking, and many other illegal and heinous activities. Ritual abuse is organised sexual, physical and psychological abuse, which can be systematic and sustained over a long period of time. It involves the use of rituals - things which the abusers 'need' to do, or 'need' to have in place - but it doesn't have to have a belief system. There doesn't have to be God or the Devil, or any other deity for it to be considered 'ritual'. It involves using patterns of learning and development to keep the abuse going and to make sure the child stays quiet.”

Tags : Child Abuse Child Sex Ring Child Sexual Abuse Child Trafficking Coverups Drug Smuggling Drug Use Hiding In Plain Sight Media Paedophile Ring Pedophiles Rapists Religious Abuse Rituals Satanic Panic Satanic Ritual Abuse Secrets Society Denial Sra Victims Violence
Source : Groomed: An Uncle Who Went Too Far, a Mother Who Didn't Care, a Little Girl Who Waited for Justice

5. “The people who were behind my abuse were very clever. They had created something which would be so difficult to explain, so difficult to make sense of, that it would be easier to dismiss it all out of hand as the ramblings of an over-imaginative child.Many people don't want to believe that child abuse exists, or are only willing to believe that certain kinds of abuse go on. They don't want to consider that something so horrific, and yet so widespread, is taking place in their community, perhaps only a door away from them, a few steps from their lives - or even in their lives if they would only open their eyes.I know this, not just because of my own personal experience, but through my work supporting and listening to survivors and those still experiencing abuse.To ask people not only to believe in the abuse but also to take on board all the details of what I'm revealing is a big step, and it has taken me many years to make the decision to tell my story, but it has to be done. This type of abuse is ongoing, as is the culture of disbelief to make people dismiss anyone who talks about it. This needs to be challenged. The things I'm telling you in this book have been kept close to me all my life; I have always known that talking of them, telling my full story, would make some people incredulous - but it's true. It's all true.Whatever the set dressing, they were rapists and abusers - just plain and simple/ The trappings that surrounded the abuse was just a way of creating something that would allow them to do what they wanted to, but which would also allow for confusion on our parts, and devotion on the parts of the 'followers'. I think this is what many people find so hard when they are asked to believe in this sort of abuse. It all seems so fantastical, so it's easy to dismiss. I'm not asking you to believe in any of that. I'm not asking you to believe in Satan, I'm not even asking you to believe in God. I'm just asking you to accept that there are some people who will go to extraordinary lengths to cover up the facts that they are abusing children.”

Tags : Challenged Child Abuse Child Sex Ring Cult Abuse Culture Of Disbelief Culture Of Secrecy Denial Disbelief False Memory Syndrome Campaign Hiding In Plain Sight Media Organised Abuse Organized Abuse Paedophile Paedophile Protectors Paedophile Ring Pedophiles Rapists Ritual Abuse Rituals Satanic Ritual Abuse Society Denial Sra Valerie Sinason Victims
Source : Groomed: An Uncle Who Went Too Far, a Mother Who Didn't Care, a Little Girl Who Waited for Justice

6. “Because the problem of ritual abuse and mind control has not gone away - the survivors are still there - many more therapists have learnt about it. Survivors have spoken out and written their stories, and therapists have learnt a great deal from those brave survivors who have discovered what was done to them. There is a large special interest group on Ritual Abuse and Mind Control within the International Society for the Study of Dissociation. Those therapists who have learnt in isolation or in small private online forums are once again sharing their knowledge widely, and books such as this one are beginning to be published again. The work is still very difficult and challenging, but we now know so much more than we did. We know that there is not one massive Satanic cult, but many different interrelated groups, including religious, military/political, and organized crime, using mind control on children and adult survivors. We know that there are effective treatments. We know that many of the paralyzing beliefs our clients lived by are the results of lies and tricks perpetrated by their abusers. And we know that, as therapists, we can combat this evil with wise and compassionate therapy.”

Tags : Abuse Abusers Criminal Gangs Cult Cults Disinformation Government Abuse Lies Manipulation Mind Control Organized Crime Perpetrators Psychological Abuse Psychology Ritual Abuse Satanic Satanic Cult Satanic Ritual Abuse Society Denial Survivors Therapists Therapy Treatment Tricks
Author : Alison Miller
Source : Healing the Unimaginable: Treating Ritual Abuse and Mind Control

7. “In my view the study of fairy origins assumes a greater degree of importance than popular opinion is wont to concede to it. Indeed, the ideas associated with it strike at the very roots of human belief and primitive methods of reasoning. It is scarcely to be questioned that the explanation of fairy origins is of the utmost value to the better comprehension of primitive religion. Later it will be made clear that, for the writer at least, the whole tradition of Faerie reveals quite numerous and excellent proofs of its former existence as a primitive and separate cult and faith, more particularly as regards its appearance and tradition in these islands.”

Tags : Cult Faerie Faeries Fairy Fey Primitive Men Primitive Religion
Author : Lewis Spence
Source : British Fairy Origins

8. “Here's an easy way to figure out if you're in a cult: If you're wondering whether you're in a cult, the answer is yes.”

Tags : Cult Humor Religion Satire
Source : I Am America

9. “Almost any sect, cult, or religion will legislate its creed into law if it acquires the political power to do so.”

Tags : Cult Danger Law Organized Religion Power Religion Sect Separation Of Church And State

10. “Some readers may find it a curious or even unscientific endeavour to craft a criminological model of organised abuse based on the testimony of survivors. One of the standard objections to qualitative research is that participants may lie or fantasise in interview, it has been suggested that adults who report severe child sexual abuse are particularly prone to such confabulation. Whilst all forms of research, whether qualitative or quantitative, may be impacted upon by memory error or false reporting. there is no evidence that qualitative research is particularly vulnerable to this, nor is there any evidence that a fantasy— or lie—prone individual would be particularly likely to volunteer for research into child sexual abuse. Research has consistently found that child abuse histories, including severe and sadistic abuse, are accurate and can be corroborated (Ross 2009, Otnow et al. 1997, Chu et al. 1999). Survivors of child abuse may struggle with amnesia and other forms of memory disturbance but the notion that they are particularly prone to suggestion and confabulation has yet to find a scientific basis. It is interesting to note that questions about the veracity of eyewitness evidence appear to be asked far more frequently in relation to sexual abuse and rape than in relation to other crimes. The research on which this book is based has been conducted with an ethical commitment to taking the lives and voices of survivors of organised abuse seriously.”

Tags : Authority Blame Child Sex Chu Cover Up Coverup Cult Abuse Defence Denial Disbelief Evidence Fairness Innocence Justice Karma Law Legal Memory Error Pedophile Pedophile Rings Recovered Memories Sachs Self Efficiacy Sexual Violence Social Workers Therapists Trauma Victim Victim Blaming World View
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

11. “The rain that fell on the city runs down the dark gutters and empties into the sea without even soaking the ground”

Tags : Cult Japan Law Media Terrorism
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

12. “If you lose your ego, you lose the thread of that narrative you call your Self. Humans, however, can't live very long without some sense of a continuing story. Such stories go beyond the limited rational system (or the systematic rationality) with which you surround yourself; they are crucial keys to sharing time-experience with others. Now a narrative is a story, not a logic, nor ethics, nor philosophy. It is a dream you keep having, whether you realize it or not. Just as surely as you breathe, you go on ceaselessly dreaming your story. And in these stories you wear two faces. You are simultaneously subject and object. You are a whole and you are a part. You are real and you are shadow. "Storyteller" and at the same time "character". It is through such multilayering of roles in our stories that we heal the loneliness of being an isolated individual in the world. Yet without a proper ego nobody can create a personal narrative, any more than you can drive a car without an engine, or cast a shadow without a real physical object. But once you've consigned your ego to someone else, where on earth do you go from there?At this point you receive a new narrative from the person to whom you have entrusted your ego. You've handed over the real thing, so what comes back is a shadow. And once your ego has merged with another ego, your narrative will necessarily take on the narrative created by that ego.Just what kind of narrative?It needn't be anything particularly fancy, nothing complicated or refined. You don't need to have literary ambitions. In fact, the sketchier and simpler the better. Junk, a leftover rehash will do. Anyway, most people are tired of complex, multilayered scenarios-they are a potential letdown. It's precisely because people can't find any fixed point within their own multilayered schemes that they're tossing aside their own self-identity.”

Tags : Cult Lose One S Self Self Identity
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

13. “No evil ever came from a woman’s womb that wasn’t placed there first by a man.’... Tantie Neptune, Lucifer's Key by Charles A. Cornell, due 2013”

Tags : Cult Occult Supernatural Thriller Thrillers Tiger Paw Voodoo

14. “-You said this wasn't a cult.-Secret society. There's a difference.-Not from where I'm standing.-Then take a seat.”

Tags : Cult Secret Society
Source : Struck

15. “Bravery isn't when you go looking for trouble; bravery is when trouble comes looking for you.”

Tags : Crime Thriller Cult Future Imperfect Trilogy Futuristic Las Vegas Romantic Suspense Serial Killers
Source : Final Deceit

16. “The nature of psychological compulsion is such that those who act under constraint remain under the impression that they are acting on their own initiative. The victim of mind-manipulation does not know that he is a victim. To him the walls of his prison are invisible, and he believes himself to be free. That he is not free is apparent only to other people. His servitude is strictly objective.”

Tags : Compulsion Conditioning Cult Imprisoned Imprisoned Mind Indoctrination Manipulated Mind Control Prisoner Psychological Manipulation Slave
Author : Aldous Huxley
Source : Brave New World / Brave New World Revisited

17. “What’s a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.”

Tags : Cinema Cult
Author : Robert Altman

18. “But the existence of a cult does not mean that images appropriate to it automatically follow.”

Tags : Cult Images
Author : Robert Hughes
Source : The Shock of the New

19. “Religion, like science, is only noteworthy when it emphasizes a matter of what is true rather than whose belief is greater or lesser or which deity works for whom. Sincere religion and tested science are similar in that their assertions can be argued logically and objectively; otherwise, we get false cults and babble.”

Tags : Apologetics Cult Deity Fact Faith God Logic Noteworthy Objectivity Opinion Religion Science Testing
Author : Criss Jami
Source : Killosophy

20. “I feel very strongly that all Japanese at that time had the idea drilled into them of 1999 being the end of the world. Aum renunciates have already accepted, inside themselves, the end of the world, because when they become a renunciate, they discard themselves totally, thereby abandoning the world. In other words, Aum is a collection of people who have accepted the end. People who continue to hold out hope for the near future still have an attachment to the world. If you have attachments, you will not discard your Self, but for Renunciates it's as if they've leaped right off the cliff. And taking a giant leap like that feels good. They lose something - but gain something in return.”

Tags : Cult Identity Losing Yourself
Source : Underground: The Tokyo Gas Attack and the Japanese Psyche

21. “Arrange your life in such a way that you don't make choices based on fear of God, instead of love of God.”

Tags : Anger Authentic Self Authenticity Bitterness Blind Devotion Blind Follower Brainwashed Choices Compassion Cult Decisions Fakeness Genuine Kindness Lessons Love Of God Paths Peaceful Warriors Regret

22. “In the presence of Esch, values have hidden their faces. Order, loyalty, sacrifice—he cherishes all these words, but exactly what do they represent? Sacrifice for what? Demand what sort of order? He doesn't know.If a value has lost its concrete content, what is left of it? A mere empty form; an imperative that goes unheeded and, all the more furious, demands to be heard and obeyed. The less Esch knows what he wants, the more furiously he wants it. Esch: the fanaticism of the era with no God. Because all values have hidden their faces, anything can be considered a value. Justice, order—Esch seeks them now in the trade union struggle, then in religion; today in police power, tomorrow in the mirage of America, where he dreams of emigrating. He could be a terrorist or a repentant terrorist turning in his comrades, or a party militant or a cult member a kamikaze prepared to sacrifice his life. All the passions rampaging through the bloody history of our time are taken up, unmasked, and terrifyingly displayed in Esch's modest adventure.”

Tags : Ambiguity Broch Certainty Cult Esch Existentialism Fanaticism Imperative Loyalty Modern Novel Order Post Modern Purpose Of Life Sacrifice Sleepwalkers Symbolic Values
Author : Milan Kundera
Source : The Art of the Novel

23. “In 2011 in Swansea, Wales, Colin Batley was found guilty of 35 charges relating to his role as the leader of a 'satanic cult' that sexually abused children and women, manufactured child abuse images and forced children and women into prostitution (de Bruxelles 2011).His partner and two other women were also convicted on related charges, with one man convicted of paying to abuse a victim of the group. The groups' ritualistic activities were based on the doctrine of Aleister Crowley, an occult figure whose writing includes references to ritual sex with children. Crowley's literature has been widely linked to the practice of ritualistic abuse by survivors and their advocates, who in turn have been accused by occult groups of religious persecution. During Batley's trial, the prosecution claimed that Crowley's writings formed the basis of Batley's organisation and he read from a copy of it during sexually abusive incidents. It seems that alternative as well as mainstream religious traditions can be misused by sexually abusive groups. p38”

Tags : Aleister Crowley Child Porn Child Prostitution Childhood Sexual Abuse Colin Batley Conviction Cult Cult Abuse Evidence Guilty Occult Paedophile Ring Pedophile Ring Prostitution Ritualistic Abuse Satanic Bible Satanic Panic Satanic Ritual Abuse Sexual Exploitation Sra Swansea Uk
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

24. “Karate is not A religion, cult or dogma. It is incumbent on every generation of martial artists, to find the weaknesses of the previous generations, not to revere it . . .”

Tags : Budo Change Cult Dogma Duty Generations Karate Kenpo Life Love Quotes Martial Arts Okinawa Philosophy Religion Reverence Ryujin Shorinjiryu Strength Of Spirit Warrior Weaknesses Worship
Source : Shorinjiryu Ryujin Kenpo

25. “The literature on ritualistic abuse suggests that ritualistic sexual practices with young children are a characteristic of particularly abusive groups, and that such practices typically occur alongside a diverse range of other abusive practices, such as child prostitution and the manufacture of child abuse images. One of the shortcomings of the available literature, however, is the general presumption (implicit or explicit) that abusive groups are motivated by a religious or spiritual conviction. In clinical and research literature, abusive groups are generally referred to as 'cults', and 'cult abuse' is a term that has been used interchangeably with 'ritual abuse'." p38”

Tags : Child Abuse Child Sexual Abuse Clinical Literature Cult Cult Abuse Cults Definition Intergenerational Abuse Research Ritual Abuse Ritualistic Abuse Ritualistic Sexual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Sra Terms
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

26. “A cult leader alone in his beliefs is just a crazy dude with a beard.”

Tags : Cult Culture Death

27. “Religion is the most powerful entity on earth. A phenomenon that has conscripted millions to give or sacrifice their lives without so much as a minuscule query about their chosen beliefs or particular ideology. And today thousands of years on despite the huge advent, discovery and the advance of science forensic or otherwise, millions are still prepared and equipped to fall or kill in the name of their God, their Holy Scriptures, their messengers, their prophets and their faith’.”

Tags : 9 11 Bible Christianity Crusade Crusades Cult Cults Faith God Holy Spirit Iraq War Islam Islamic Terrorism Israel Judaism Muhammad Muslim Palestine Pope Benedict Xvi Quran Religion Syria Taliban Torah
Author : Cal Sarwar

28. “The hatred that vibrated beneath the surface of my girl's face-- I think Suzanne recognized it. Of course my hand would anticipate the weight of a knife. The particular give of a human body. There was so much to destroy.”

Tags : Anger Cult Cults Darkness Destroy Destruction Evil Evilness Hate Hatred Knife Manson Murders Murder Personality Disorder
Author : Emma Cline

29. “Have you heard of the Children of Mae?”“The cult?” She knew of a religious group whose members went door to door, preaching the benefits of self-discipline—abstinence, celibacy or monogamy, vegetarianism—pretty much anything fun was prohibited. They had never come to Vesper’s house because her father was a butcher and probably pretty low on their list of possible converts.”

Tags : Abstinence Convert Converting Cult Evangelical Evangelism Fun Jehovah Monogamy Witness
Author : Colleen Chen
Source : Dysmorphic Kingdom: a fairy tale

30. “You have chosen the path of darkness.”

Tags : Cult Fiction Free To Be Tegan Mary Grand
Author : Mary Grand
Source : Free to Be Tegan: Free from the find love, to be herself

31. “Having completed that emotional collapse, I next bounce off a little vision-quest right as the steady drumbeat accelerates into the Fearing Time: desert monuments rising over the mesquite in mysterious history, edges where trails run out, coyote holes playing tricks on my feet, where the trickster loiters and dissipates. I then repeat the depressive cycles a second night under the overpass of a night-time highway, then a third night in the neon passages of the Great Horned Owl – before finally LogoCorp rescues me, putting me back together again Humpty Dumpty-like.”

Tags : Brainwashing Cult Mental Breakdown Mental Illness Coping New Age Movement Spiritual Awakening Spiritual Crisis
Source : Great & Mighty Things: Randolph Crowley's General and Common Refutation of the LogoCorp Cult

32. “For what religion has never had sects? Rest assured, Extremism is always the derrière.”

Tags : Apologetics Butt Clever Cult Death Denominations Derriere Execution Extremism Fanaticism Funny Funny But True Hate Heresy Humor Ideology Law Murder Radical Religion Sin Violence War Witty
Author : Criss Jami

33. “Because many people are confused by Kundalini’s real nature, we must do more to define it accurately, starting with what it is not. For example, it isn’t devil worship or a supernatural cult. Neither is it a religion nor a sect. It’s a biological process. You can’t be converted to Kundalini any more than you can be converted to a heart attack or an orgasm; they just happen. That’s the nature of biological processes: They just happen.”

Tags : Biological Cult Devil Worship Kundalini Orgasm Supernatural
Author : J.J. Semple
Source : The Biology of Consciousness: Case Studies in Kundalini

34. “RULES OR LURES?Anagram for: Religion or Cult?Kamil Ali”

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Author : Kamil Ali
Source : Profound Vers-A-Tales

35. “This vacillation between assertion and denial in discussions about organised abuse can be understood as functional, in that it serves to contain the traumatic kernel at the heart of allegations of organised abuse. In his influential ‘just world’ theory, Lerner (1980) argued that emotional wellbeing is predicated on the assumption that the world is an orderly, predictable and just place in which people get what they deserve. Whilst such assumptions are objectively false, Lerner argued that individuals have considerable investment in maintaining them since they are conducive to feelings of self—efficacy and trust in others. When they encounter evidence contradicting the view that the world is just, individuals are motivated to defend this belief either by helping the victim (and thus restoring a sense of justice) or by persuading themselves that no injustice has occurred. Lerner (1980) focused on the ways in which the ‘just world’ fallacy motivates victim-blaming, but there are other defences available to bystanders who seek to dispel troubling knowledge. Organised abuse highlights the severity of sexual violence in the lives of some children and the desire of some adults to inflict considerable, and sometimes irreversible, harm upon the powerless. Such knowledge is so toxic to common presumptions about the orderly nature of society, and the generally benevolent motivations of others, that it seems as though a defensive scaffold of disbelief, minimisation and scorn has been erected to inhibit a full understanding of organised abuse. Despite these efforts, there has been a recent resurgence of interest in organised abuse and particularly ritualistic abuse (eg Sachs and Galton 2008, Epstein et al. 2011, Miller 2012).”

Tags : Accusations Blame Child Abuse Child Sex Cover Up Cult Defence Epstein Evidence Fairness Galton Hysteria Innocence Just World Law Mental Health Minimisation Miscarriages Of Justice Misunderstanding Organised Abuse Ritual Abuse Safe World Sense Of Safety Testimony World View
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

36. “In cases of organized and multi-perpetrator abuse when the abuse occurs in the context of rituals and ceremonies, some elements of the experience may have been staged specifically with the intention of encouraging the disbelief of others if the victim were to report the crime. For example, someone reporting such a crime may mention that the devil was present, or that someone well-known was there, or that acts of magic were performed. These were tricks and deceptions by the abusers-often experienced by the victims after being given medication or hallucinogenic drugs - that render the account unbelievable, make the witness sound unreliable, and protect the perpetrators. (page 120, Chapter 9, Some clinical implications of believing or not believing the patient)”

Tags : Abuse Abusers Abusive Brainwashing Ceremonies Crime Cult Deceptions Devil Disbelief Discredit Dissociative Identity Disorder Doubt Drug Use Emotionless Hallucinate Hallucinogenic Perpetrators Ritual Abuse Staged Truth Witness
Author : Graeme Galton
Source : Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder

37. “Allegations of multi-perpetrator and multi-victim sexual abuse emerged to public awareness in the early 1980s contemporaneously with the denials of the accused and their supporters. Multi-perpetrator sexual offences are typically more sadistic than solo offences and organised sexual abuse is no exception. Adults and children with histories of organised abuse have described lives marked by torturous and sometimes ritualistic sexual abuse arranged by family members and other care-givers and authority figures. It is widely acknowledged, at least in theory, that sexual abuse can take severe forms, but when disclosures of such abuse occur, they are routinely subject to contestation and challenge. People accused of organised, sadistic or ritualistic abuse have protested that their accusers are liars and fantasists, or else innocents led astray by overly zealous investigators. This was an argument that many journalists and academics have found more convincing than the testimony of alleged victims.”

Tags : Abuse Of Power Accusations Child Abuse Child Protection Debate Eye Of Horus Grooming Horror Investigation Kidwelly Legal Media Moral Panic Multi Perpetrator Multi Victim Pedophile Rings Prostitution Recovered Memories Ritualised Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Sexual Abuse Testimony Victim Blaming Wales
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

38. “Batley insisted that no cult existed but the jury found him guilty of 35 offences including 11 rapes. three indecent assaults, causing prostitution for personal gain, causing a child to have sex and inciting a child to have sex. The three women, who got Egyptian Eye of Horus tattoos apparently to show their allegiance to their organisation, were found guilty of sex-related charges. Young boys and girls were procured by cult members to take part in sex sessions, the trial heard. The group preyed on vulnerable youngsters, impelling them to join with veiled death threats. Batley was accused of forcing a number of his victims into prostitution. (Morris 2011) There are, after all, no paedophile rings; there is no ritual abuse; recovered memories cannot he trusted; not all victimization claims are legitimate. (Pratt 2009: 70)”

Tags : Child Abuse Child Sex Colin Batley Crime Cult Eye Of Horus Grooming Kidwelly Memory Organised Abuse Organized Abuse Pedophile Prostitution Recovered Memories Ritual Abuse Ritualised Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Conviction Satanic Sex Ring Wales
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

39. “Today, acknowledgement of the prevalence and harms of child sexual abuse is counterbalanced with cautionary tales about children and women who, under pressure from social workers and therapists, produce false allegations of ‘paedophile rings’, ‘cult abuse’ and ‘ritual abuse’. Child protection investigations or legal cases involving allegations of organised child sexual abuse are regularly invoked to illustrate the dangers of ‘false memories’, ‘moral panic’ and ‘community hysteria’. These cautionary tales effectively delimit the bounds of acceptable knowledge in relation to sexual abuse. They are circulated by those who locate themselves firmly within those bounds, characterising those beyond as ideologues and conspiracy theorists. However firmly these boundaries have been drawn, they have been persistently transgressed by substantiated disclosures of organised abuse that have led to child protection interventions and prosecutions. Throughout the 1990s, in a sustained effort to redraw these boundaries, investigations and prosecutions for organised abuse were widely labelled ‘miscarriages of justice’ and workers and therapists confronted with incidents of organised abuse were accused of fabricating or exaggerating the available evidence. These accusations have faded over time as evidence of organised abuse has accumulated, while investigatory procedures have become more standardised and less vulnerable to discrediting attacks. However, as the opening quotes to this introduction illustrate, the contemporary situation in relation to organised abuse is one of considerable ambiguity in which journalists and academics claim that organised abuse is a discredited ‘moral panic’ even as cases are being investigated and prosecuted.”

Tags : Attack Blame Child Abuse Child Protection Child Sex Confabulation Crime Cult Cult Abuse Debate Discrediting Horror Innocence Investigation Law Legal Media Multi Perpetrator Multi Victim Paedophiles Recovered Memories Ritualised Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Sexual Abuse Testimony Therapists Victim Blaming
Source : Organised Sexual Abuse

40. “In sum, doubling is the psychological means by which one invokes the evil potential of the self. That evil is neither inherent in the self nor foreign to it. To live out the doubling and call forth the evil is a moral choice for which one is responsible, whatever the level of consciousness involved.”

Tags : Brain Washing Cult Cults Evil Mind Control Murderers Psychology
Source : Thought Reform and the Psychology of Totalism: A Study of 'Brainwashing' in China

41. “Some alters are what Dr Ross describes in Multiple Personality Disorder as 'fragments'. which are 'relatively limited psychic states that express only one feeling, hold one memory, or carry out a limited task in the person's life. A fragment might be a frightened child who holds the memory of one particular abuse incident.' In complex multiples, Dr Ross continues, the 'personalities are relatively full-bodied, complete states capable of a range of emotions and behaviours.' The alters will have 'executive control some substantial amount of time over the person's life'. He stresses, and I repeat his emphasis, 'Complex MPD with over 15 alter personalities and complicated amnesia barriers are associated with 100 percent frequency of childhood physical, sexual and emotional abuse.' Did I imagine the castle, the dungeon, the ritual orgies and violations? Did Lucy, Billy, Samuel, Eliza, Shirley and Kato make it all up? I went back to the industrial estate and found the castle. It was an old factory that had burned to the ground, but the charred ruins of the basement remained. I closed my eyes and could see the black candles, the dancing shadows, the inverted pentagram, the people chanting through hooded robes. I could see myself among other children being abused in ways that defy imagination. I have no doubt now that the cult of devil worshippers was nothing more than a ring of paedophiles, the satanic paraphernalia a cover for their true lusts: the innocent bodies of young children.”

Tags : Abuse Alters Amnesia Child Rape Child Sexual Abuse Complex Mpd Cover Up Cult Devil Worship Dissociative Identity Disorder Emotional Abuse Fragments Memory Mental Health Mpd Multiple Personality Disorder Orgies Paedophile Ring Physical Abuse Psychiatry Psychology Sexual Abuse Spit Personality
Source : Today I'm Alice: Nine Personalities, One Tortured Mind

42. “Why Cults Terrorize and Kill Children – LLOYD DEMAUSEThe Journal of Psychohistory 21 (4) 1994"Extending these local figures to a national estimate would easily mean tens of thousands of cult victims per year reporting, plus undoubtedly more who do not report.(2) This needn’t mean, of course, that actual Cult abuse is increasing, only that-as with the increase in all child abuse reports-we have become more open to hearing them. But it seemed unlikely that the surge of cult memories could all be made up by patients or implanted by therapists. Therapists are a timid group at best, and the notion that they suddenly begin implanting false memories in tens of thousands of their clients for no apparent reason strained credulity. Certainly no one has presented a shred of evidence for massive “false memory” implantations.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Cult Abuse False Memories Psychotherapy Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Therapists Therapy Trauma Trauma Survivors Trauma Therapist
Author : Lloyd DeMause

43. “The Supreme cult does not bear any relationship with the ordinary course of life. The physical body, after attainment of the Supreme Cult will remain as it was before. It will feel pleasure and pain as it used to do. One must be earning his honest livelihood. It is only possible for a man without the least tinge of desire that ‘to see God is for the sake of seeing God’ and ‘to attain God is for the sake of attaining God’ only." - Sri Jibankrishna”

Tags : Cult God Physical Supreme
Author : Jibankrishna

44. “Once I knew what I was doingI was there and with it;I had the total knowing.I Googled God and orgasmedAt the amount of Gods andMonsters out there posted about.”

Tags : Cult Google Humor Irreverant Joke Knowing Monsters Orgasms Poetry Posts
Author : Initially NO
Source : Err and Grr

45. “Some people with DID present their narratives of sadistic abuse in a quite matter-of-fact way, without perceptible affect. This may sometimes be done as a way of protecting themselves, and the listener, from the emotional impact of their experience. We have found that people describing trauma in a flat way, without feeling, are usually those who have been more chronically abused, while those with affect still have a sense of self that can observe the tragedy of betrayal and have feelings about it. In some cases, this deadpan presentation can also be the result of cult training and brainwashing. Unfortunately, when a patient describes a traumatic experience without showing any apparent emotion, it can make the listener doubt whether the patient is telling the truth. (page 119, Chapter 9, Some clinical implications of believing or not believing the patient)”

Tags : Abuse Affect Betrayal Brainwashing Child Abuse Cult Cult Abuse Disbelief Dissociative Identity Disorder Doubt Emotionless Feelings Multiple Personality Disorder Numb Protection Ritual Abuse Sadistic Abuse Survivor Of Abuse Tragedy Trauma Traumatic Truth Victim
Author : Graeme Galton
Source : Forensic Aspects of Dissociative Identity Disorder

46. “A cult is a group of people who share an obsessive devotion to a person or idea. The cults described in this book use violent tactics to recruit, indoctrinate, and keep members. Ritual abuse is defined as the emotionally, physically, and sexually abusive acts performed by violent cults. Most violent cults do not openly express their beliefs and practices, and they tend to live separately in noncommunal environments to avoid detection.Some victims of ritual abuse are children abused outside the home by nonfamily members, in public settings such as day care. Other victims are children and teenagers who are forced by their parents to witness and participate in violent rituals. Adult ritual abuse victims often include these grown children who were forced from childhood to be a member of the group. Other adult and teenage victims are people who unknowingly joined social groups or organizations that slowly manipulated and blackmailed them into becoming permanent members of the group. All cases of ritual abuse, no matter what the age of the victim, involve intense physical and emotional trauma.Violent cults may sacrifice humans and animals as part of religious rituals.They use torture to silence victims and other unwilling participants. Ritual abuse victims say they are degraded and humiliated and are often forced to torture, kill, and sexually violate other helpless victims. The purpose of the ritual abuse is usually indoctrination. The cults intend to destroy these victims' free will by undermining their sense of safety in the world and by forcing them to hurt others.In the last ten years, a number of people have been convicted on sexual abuse charges in cases where the abused children had reported elements of ritual child abuse. These children described being raped by groups of adults who wore costumes or masks and said they were forced to witness religious-type rituals in which animals and humans were tortured or killed. In one case, the defense introduced in court photographs of the children being abused by the defendants[.1] In another case, the police found tunnels etched with crosses and pentacles along with stone altars and candles in a cemetery where abuse had been reported. The defendants in this case pleaded guilty to charges of incest, cruelty, and indecent assault.[2] Ritual abuse allegations have been made in England, the United States, and Canada.[3]Many myths abound concerning the parents and children who report ritual abuse. Some people suggest that the tales of ritual abuse are "mass hysteria." They say the parents of these children who report ritual abuse are often overly zealous Christians on a "witch-hunt" to persecute satanists.These skeptics say the parents are fearful of satanism, and they use their knowledge of the Black Mass (a historically well-known, sexualized ritual in which animals and humans are sacrificed) to brainwash their children into saying they were abused by satanists.[4] In 1992 I conducted a study to separate fact from fiction in regard to the disclosures of children who report ritual abuse.[5] The study was conducted through Believe the Children, a national organization that provides support and educational sources for ritual abuse survivors and their families.”

Tags : Abuse Brainwash Child Abuse Cult Emotional Abuse Free Will Indecent Assault Mind Control Myths Obsession Physical Abuse Ritual Abuse Rituals Sacrifice Satanic Ritual Abuse Sexual Abuse Survivors Torture Trauma Victims
Source : Ritual Abuse: What it is, Why it Happens, and How to Help

47. “…is methodical abuse, often using indoctrination, aimed at breaking the will of another human being. In a 1989 report, the Ritual Abuse Task Force of the L.A. County Commission for Women defined ritual abuse as: “Ritual Abuse 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,humiliating, intended as a means of gaining dominance over the victim.The psychological abuse is devastating and involves the use of ritual indoctrination. It includes mind control techniques which convey to the victim a profound terror of the cult members …most victims are in a state of terror, mind control and dissociation” (Pg. 35-36)”

Tags : Abuse Abuse Of Power Cult Dissociation Fear Healing Humiliation Indoctrination Killing Mind Control Murder Psychological Abuse Rape Recovery Ritual Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Sexual Abuse Terror Torture Trauma Traumatic Experiences Victims
Source : Safe Passage to Healing: A Guide for Survivors of Ritual Abuse

48. “Secret ceremonies in which malevolent men and women cloaked in hooded robes, hiding behind painted faces and chanting demonic incantations while inflicting sadistic wounds on innocent children lying on makeshift alters, or tied to inverted crosses, sounds like the stuff of which B-grade horror movies are made. Some think amoral religious cults only populate the world of Rosemary's Baby, but don't exist in real life. Or, do they? Ask Jenny Hill.”

Tags : Childhood Abuse Crime Cult Dissociation Dissociative Identity Diroder Human Sacrifice Mpd Multiplicity Multipple Personality Disorder Rape Ritual Abuse Sadism Sadistic Satanic Satanic Ritual Abuse Secret Secrets Trauma Trauma Experiences
Author : Judy Byington
Source : Twenty-Two Faces

49. “Ritual abuse diagnosis research – excerpt from a chapter in: Lacter, E. & Lehman, K. (2008).Guidelines to Differential Diagnosis between Schizophrenia and Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Traumatic Stress. In J.R. Noblitt & P. Perskin(Eds.), Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations, pp. 85-154. Bandon, Oregon: Robert D. Reed Publishers. quotes: A second study revealed that these results were unrelated to patients’ degree of media and hospital milieu exposure to the subject of Satanic ritual abuse. “In fact, less media exposure was associated with production of more Satanic content in patients reporting ritual abuse, evidence that reports of ritual abuse are not primarily the product of exposure contagion.” Responses are consistent with the devastating and pervasive abuse these victims have experienced, so often including immediate family members.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Dissociation Dissociative Identity Disorder False Memories Hospitals Media Mental Health Mind Control Mpd Ritual Abuse Satanic Ritual Abuse Schizophrenia Trauma Trauma Experiences
Author : Randy Noblitt
Source : Ritual Abuse in the Twenty-First Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social, and Political Considerations

50. “Above all: only grant the suspicion that sport is a pastime for the most stupid as much space as it deserves, do not misuse it as a pretext to drift further in your customary state of self-neglect, distrust the philistine in yourself who thinks you are just fine as you are! Hear the voice from the stone, do not resist the call to get in shape! Seize the chance to train with a god!”

Tags : Cult Fit Pastime Shape Sport
Source : Du mußt dein Leben ändern

51. “There is a moment of sheer panic when I realize that Paul's apartment overlooks the park... and is obviously more expensive than mine.”

Tags : American Psycho Christian Bale Comedy Cult Dark Humor Mayhem Thriller

52. “Right at this moment, I only want silence. I believe that the end of life is silence in the love people have for you. I've actually been running through what people have said about the end. Religion says that the end is one thing, because it serves their purpose. But great thinkers alike haven't always agreed. Shakespeare knew how to say it better than anyone else. Hamlet says 'The rest is silence.' And when you think of the noises of everyday life, you realize how particularly desirable that is. Silence.”

Tags : Cult Horror Icon Victoria Price Vincent Price
Author : Vincent Price

53. “For its survival, the satanic cult demanded secrecy and obedience while it made brutality, even killing, appropriate. Denial and disavowal were inevitable responses to required behaviors so bizarre as to seem unreal, even to those who enacted them. What they could not deny or disavow, they could distort. They could blame the victims, who deserved to die for fighting or crying or for failing to fight or cry. They found encouragement for such a stance in a general culture accustomed to blaming victims for their misfortunes, and in specific contact with child victims eager to blame themselves. By believing that victims had a choice when there was none, they could see victims as culpable. They could even see the deaths as right and purposeful in the nobility of sacrifice.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Denial Evil Evil Men Human Sacrifice Mass Murder Murder Ritual Abuse Secrets Victim Blaming
Source : Satans High Priest

54. “One example was the assertion that a seven-year FBI study revealed no evidence of organized cult or ritual activity in the United States. In reality there is no such study. The day following the ABC program, my office contacted the FBI and requested a copy of the alleged study. The bureau responded in writing indicating that no such study existed.[referring to the Lanning report - Lanning, K. V. (1992)Investigator's guide to allegations of "ritual" child abuse. Quantico, VA: National Center for the Analysis of Violent Crime.]”

Tags : Child Abuse Coverup Crime Cult Fbi Federal Bureau Of Investigation Lanning Ritual Abuse Satanic Satanic Ritual Abuse Sra
Source : Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America, 2nd Edition

55. “The town was more than ready to accept the window dressing that hid the ugly truth of Joe's guilt. Some shared the secrets and kept the silence. Others would not have believed if they had been told. They would not have wanted to know. As those who saw and ignored the smoke from the crematoria of Hitler's Germany, they did not want to know that their world was not as it seemed.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Evil Evil Men Hitler Holocaust Human Sacrifice Murder Pedophilia Rape Ritual Abuse Secrets Sexual Assault
Source : Satans High Priest

56. “When I ask you who you are, you'd better say my fucking name.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Emotional Abuse God Mental Abuse Psychological Abuse Religion Spiritual Abuse Trauma
Author : Alicen Grey
Source : Wolves and Other Nightmares

57. “Everyone secretly wants to be owned.”

Tags : Abusive Relationship Cult Learned Helplessness Mental Abuse Psychological Abuse Spiritual Abuse
Author : Alicen Grey
Source : Wolves and Other Nightmares

58. “FRACTURED FACTIONSMany cults are created by the uncontrollable egos of religious zealots”

Tags : Ali Cult Dawn Ego Kamil Kamiltheauthor Philosophy Religious Spawn Zealot
Author : Kamil Ali

59. “No one could leave the group by his or her own volition and put the group at risk of having its secrets revealed.”

Tags : Abuse Cult Ritual Abuse Secret Society
Source : Satans High Priest

60. “To understand why I jumped from the Mormon wagon train requires an understanding of what Mormons are and how they think. While Mormons have some quaint, quirky and fanatical ideas, they really aren't much different from millions of poor, guilt-ridden souls who, throughout the march of human history, have hitched their hopes to mass movements of one sort or another. Eric Hoffer, in his brilliant treatise, "The True Believer," explains the attraction of joining a cause: "A rising mass movement attracts and holds a following 'by the refuge it offers from the anxieties, barrenness and meaninglessness of an individual existence. It cures the poignantly frustrated by freeing them from their ineffectual selves--and it does this by enfolding and absorbing them into a closely knit and exultant corporate whole'. "Of all the cults and philosophies that competed in the Graeco-Roman world, Christianity alone developed from its inception a compact organization."Once I realized this, it wasn't much of a leap out of religion altogether once I flew the Mormon coop. I simply wanted to be free from organizational groupthink. I escaped from the stuffy attic of religion's "pray, pay and obey" mentality into journalism's open laboratory of "who, what, where, when and why.”

Tags : Atheism Atheist Brainwashing Cult Freethinking Indoctrination Mormon Mormonism
Author : Steve Benson

61. “Yah, loe nggak perlu terlalu cemas. Selama iman loe masih kuat—atau paling tidak selama pikiran loe masih cukup waras—loe akan aman dari jeratan Lunarchist.”

Tags : Believe Cult Lucha Religion Sect Teen
Source : Dead Smokers Club Part 1

62. “Oh, loe nggak perlu cemas. Meski para siswa di sini tidak begitu agamis, malah banyak yang terancam agnostik, tapi tak ada seorang pun yang terlalu kafir untuk beriman kepada Lucha Grande. Lagipula, siapa sih yang mau memiliki tuhan berwujud pegulat Meksiko?”

Tags : Believe Cult Lucha Religion Sect Teen
Source : Dead Smokers Club Part 1

63. “We do not stop. You all took the oath to come here. Hard work lies before us in breeding our new community. - Adrian”

Tags : Alien Cult Science Fiction
Author : Donna Galanti
Source : The Dark Inside

64. “Sebenarnya membuat sekte sesat itu nggak susah kok. Loe tinggal menciptakan nama yang impresif untuk sekte loe tersebut, mereka-reka tuhan imajiner loe sendiri, menyusun ajaran sesuai kehendak loe, menulis doa-doa semau loe, dan tinggal loe sebarin deh, supaya bisa mendapatkan sekelompok orang yang cukup bodoh untuk bergabung ke dalam ajaran loe itu.”

Tags : Believe Cult Religion Sect
Source : Dead Smokers Club Part 1

65. “Watch. Anyone who turns away will be considered weak. And the weak shall die. - Adrian”

Tags : Cult Mind Power Paranormal Villain
Author : Donna Galanti
Source : The Dark Inside

66. “To connect is to dissolve the imaginary pyramids of artificial privilege.”

Tags : Anarchy Connection Cult Delusion Fantasy Philosophy Religion Statism

67. “It’s got to be some kind of cult. Anyone offers you Kool-Aid or a hot shower, say no.”

Tags : Cult
Author : Marisha Pessl
Source : Night Film

68. “When your own thoughts are forbidden, when your questions are not allowed and our doubts are punished, when contacts with friendships outside of the organization are censored, we are being abused, for the ends never justify the means. When our heart aches knowing we have made friendships and secret attachments that will be forever forbidden if we leave, we are in danger. When we consider staying in a group because we cannot bear the loss, disappointment and sorrow our leaving will cause for ourselves and those we have come to love, we are in a cult… If there is any lesson to be learned it is that an ideal can never be brought about by fear, abuse, and the threat of retribution. When family and friends are used as a weapon in order to force us to stay in an organization, something has gone terribly wrong.”

Tags : Cult Religion
Source : Seductive Poison: A Jonestown Survivor's Story of Life and Death in the Peoples Temple

69. “Dies iral, dies illaSolvet Saeclum in FavillaTeste David cum SilyllaThat Day of Wrath, that day of burningSeer and Sibly speak concerningAll the world to ashes turning”

Tags : Blood Cult Fiction Rites Science
Author : George Smith

70. “The incident does not mean that most Japanese were not appalled by Aum. It does suggest that many young adults viewed their society as so corrupt and hypocritical that any degree of mockery, if not violence against it, was justified.”

Tags : Cult Japan
Source : Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism

71. “The ditties blend Japanese popular culture themes of saccharine, childlike goodness and viciously detached sadism, which Aum drew upon as it tapped the barely suppressed rage of the young against their society.”

Tags : Cult Japan
Source : Destroying the World to Save It: Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism