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SAFF Timeline of the Invention and Development of DID - and a
Who's Who of MPD promoters and SRA Movers & Shakers
1908: Eugene Blueler publishes the first
works on defining Schizophrenia and coined the syndrome in common use today. The idea of MPD is a corruption of his work.
By 1944 there were only 74 recorded cases of claimed MPD within all
previous medical literature and the diagnoses on each case was
1952: Morey Bernstein, amateur hypnotist, puts Virginia Tighe in an experimental trance
that sparked off revelations about Tighe's
alleged past life as a 19th-century Irish woman called Bridey Murphy.
1954: The Denver Post writes
sensational articles on Bridey Murphy and it becomes a national
1956: Doubleday publishes Bernstein's book 'The Search for Bridey Murphy'. Later that same year the movie 'In search of Bridey Murphy' was
1957: Publication of The Three Faces of Eve
by psychiatrists Thigpen and Cleckley, who revivified the idea of
MPD based on experiences with one patient ( Chris
Sizemore ). The Media get in on the act and an influential film
ensues. At this point the vast majority of psychiatric
professionals perceived MPD / DID as speculative.
1966: Professor. J Eysenk, a leading light in psychiatry, published
his seminal 'Fact and Fiction in psychology' He found that psychiatric interventions have no greater rate
of resolution than not treating patients and allowing them to come to
terms with their situations themselves. In other words therapy has doubtful value.
spiritual revolution of the 'sixties' had
developed into a wholesale melding of fringe philosophical ideas,
spirituality and self-help. A new breed of 'psychologists' and
'therapists' were being trained. Thus therapists who had not been
properly trained in
Freudian Analysis thought that 'Aquarian Age' techniques
( such as re-birthing, role-playing, recovered memories, primal
scream, and the use of hypnotic trance, etc. ) were
short-cuts to the
traditional and accepted method of Analysing patients.
Fundie Mike Warnke (Mike Warnke Ministries) publishes 'The Satan
Seller' a supposed account of him running a 1,500 strong Satanic Cult in
the US desert which never existed.
1973: Doreen Irvine writes From Witchcraft to Christ,
an early polemic against Paganism & Witchcraft (
which did not, by the way, mention Satanic Abuse). Irvine was exorcised many
times over a period of some weeks and claimed that 88 Devils (Alters)
were cast out of her., before she was 'cured' of Witchcraft.
1974: The highly influential book 'Sybil' was published, and later made into a sensational TV Series. The book and the series misrepresent Sybil's case as real.
1976. Robert Rieber called Sybil "the third most famous of multiple personality cases." and presented a detailed discussion of the problems of iatrogenic treatment of "Sybil Isabel Dorsett,".
1979: Ted Gunderson (fundie) retires from the FBI and begins to discover and develop the Illuminati and Satanic Mind-control Conspiracy
memes. It is his work (backed up by the authority of his supposed
insider knowledge of the Secret Services) which creates the basis of
the modern New World Order - Zionist - Qanon - Pizzagate axis which enters DID demonology and is perpetuated today through . SMART
to which many key UK SRA promoters are now allied (RANS, Laurie
Matthews, Sarah Nelson etc) froming the 'mind-control' phalanx who
maintain that Cults and Satanic Abusers use sadistic trauma to coerce
1980: ' Michelle Remembers' is published. It was the account of a relationship between
Michelle Smith and her psychiatrist Laurence Pazder (whom Smith later
married) which was a re-run of Sybil but placed
squarely in the context of SATANIC ritual abuse. It was the first ever mainstream book to make Satanic Abuse allegations in the public arena.
1980: '[the radical feminists] platform throughout the 1980s was not
the traditional class warfare but the new politics of gender. This
became translated into a theory where men were substituted for the
capitalist ruling class as the oppressors with women and children their
captives. In this world-vision sexual abuse was posited as a universal
means of control of women and children as an induction into patriarchy,
perpetuating the evils of history which had been caused by the violence
of men. '
1980: BAPSCAN(British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse
& Neglect) is inaugurated as an offshoot attached to the NSPCC,
consisting of a majority of leading edge feminists and radical social
work ideologies. They will later publish articles on SRA in their
journal Child Abuse Review.
First accusations made in the McMartin Pre-school case. An emotionally
unstable mother, Judy Johnson, claimed her son had been abused by
his (estranged) father
and teachers at the school. This meme (common in marriage
breakups where custody is contested) would repeat in many cases during
the SRA panic (see Fran and an Keller case 1991) and featured in a renewal of the SRA scare in September 2014 in the Hampstead false SRA case
31 years later, where childrens' testimony was fabricated against their
father and other innocent people in the school they attended by the
estranged mother and her boyfriend.
1986: Judy Johnson drank herself to death.
1986: September: Pamela Klein is featured in the Maidenhead Advertiser as a “psychologist specialising in child sexual-abuse"
1986: Larry Jones CCIN (Cult Crime Impact Network)
holds first Satanic Abuse Seminar in US. Speakers include Mike Warnke
and Sandi-Gallant, a San Francisco cop specialising in gangs, who
implies Satanic Crime is a real issue - a stance she later publicly
retracts in 1988.
1986: Gunderson and
Larry Jones publish 'File 18' a supposed profile of Satanic Crime
compiled from a newsletter/bulletin board alliance of a fifth-column of
fundamentalist ex-cops and serving policement. File 18 is full of SRA
mania and is mailed out to 3,000 members throughout the country and to
1987: Dr F Jonker's starts the Dutch Oude Pekela mass SRA hysteria by misdiagnosing a child as having been abused.
1987: May: Sue Richardson promulgates a new Cleveland sex-abuse policy.
June: The Cleveland Mass-Lifts Scandal occurs in the county of
Cleveland, England. 121 children are taken into care on the basis
of a new, idiotic belief by leading edge radical feminists using the
trick 'anal dilation syndrome' test. All children are eventually returned to their innocent parents.
July 13: After four years of police investigations and preliminary
hearings the McMartin Trial begins. Seven employees of the nursery are
charged with abusing 40 children.
1987: first report of a ‘satanic abuse’ case in Congleton, Cheshire
1987: October: The Broxtowe Satanic Abuse case begins in Nottingham, England. This was the FIRST claimed case of SRA in the UK.
1988: The compulsive liar and confidence trickster Rose Laurel
Wilson published 'Satan's Underground' a horrific
tale of how she supposedly was sexually abused and
tortured by murderous Satanists. There was no psychiatric
intention in Wilson's book and she
had no feminist pretensions, she was just an out and out liar.
Satan's Underground was probably a
main influencer of the Satanic Panic in the U.S. and it was then
imported into the UK where the SRA scare hit the headlines from July
1989 when to their eternal shame the NSPCC publicly backed it.
Ellen Bass and Laura Davis publish their controversial book 'Courage to
Heal'. Which contains a self-diagnosed case of a woman who recovered
memories of having been Satanically abused as a child.
1988: MP Stuart Bell publishes his book 'When Satan Came to the Boro'
detailing the mistakes of the Cleveland Scandal where 197 children were
kidnapped from their innocent parents by the State in dawn lifts.
1988: Pamela Klein and Norma Howes set up a child-abuse business in south east England
1988: Jan 27: Sandi
Gallant US 'cult cop' is interviewed in the first SRA article published in Britain by
the Colchester Gazette. She confirms the threat of Satanic Ritual
Abuse. It causes a great stir.
1988: March: . Dianne Core of Childwatch and aide-de-camp to Geoffrey Dickens MP invites Ted Gunderson compiler of FILE 18
(a notorious police and fundie research/source document containing
lies and inacuracies on SRA) to visit UK to investigate the SRA case she
suspected she had just discovered in Hull. In September 1991 after
detailed investigation the police declare there was no SRA involved.
April 15: The British Public are for the first time warned about
the threat of Satanic Ritual Child Abuse when Geoffrey Dickens forces an
ajournement debate in the House of Commons and says Witches and Satanists are abusing Children in their rites. The National and Local Media instantly accept the lies and jump on the bandwagon to create a hysteria to find it.
1988: The methodist Evangelical Alliance committee ‘examines evidence' from the Reachout Trust and joins with them to create a coalition to campaign against SRA.
1988: October: Pamela Klein ‘diagnoses’ the first case of ‘satanic abuse’, from Kent
October: Sandi-Gallant gives an interview to 'Green Egg' magazine in
the US admitting that her original claims on SRA were overblown and
unsubstantiated. That message doesn't get to the UK.
1988: November: Nottingham workers agree they have a satanic sex ring
March: Dianne Core of Childwatch, Hull, a key player in the early
promotion of SRA, opens a branch in Munich under the aegis of The
Schiller Institute linked to CIA shill and right-wing apparatchik Lyndon La Rouche.
1989: MAY: Evangelical Alliance study group on Satanic Abuse accepts
input from Maureen Davies and other pro-SRAMists in London. The Reach-
out Trust is a leading member of the Evangelical Alliance.
1989: May: Maureen Davies from Reachut Trust gives Lecture to Clwyd Social Services & North Wales Police.
1989: May 3: The Cook Report team descend on Astonishing Books at the Sorcerer's Apprentice Bookshop in Hyde Park, Leeds. Yorkshire, to 'doorstep' the owner and film the final part of their now discredited tabloid TV programme The Devil's Work.
1989: JUNE: 29 Conference on Child Abuse held in York, includes a work-
shop on Satanic Abuse. Lecturer Jeff Hopkins.
July 17: The NSPCC, the UK's most trusted child-charity hold a press
conference claiming that 17 of their branches had discovered cases of
SRA. The British press go wild. Every single one of these 'cases' turned out to be hysterical suspicion. Not one real case resulted.
1989: 17 July: ‘Devil’s Work’,
Central TV’s Cook Report is broadcast. Says Satanic Ritual Child
Abuse is rife and says it has found 21 cases. Cook's programme is
made with cooperation of Reachout and RAINS. All 21 cases mentioned collapse or are proven false in the course of time.
1989: August 13: Fundamentalist fanatics firebomb Astonishing Books,
an esoteric Bookshop in Leeds, Yorkshire which Dickens named in
his April 15th commons statement and which had just been featured as the
'villain' in the Cook Report's Devil's Work. The
S.A.'s loyal customer base spontaneously sends in donations to help the
shop rebuild and offers voluntary assistance to fight the fundie
1989: August: Lecture on SRA with West Midlands Police Training Corps,
Birmingham. Speaker: Maureen Davies (Reachout Trust).
1989: August 25: Reachout lecture at Bramshill Police College, Reading.
Speaker: Maureen Davies
September: Norma Howes & Pamela Klein (Child Abuse
group) organised conferences
on Satanic Abuse at Reading.
Dawson and Christine Johston
disclose 'horrors' of Broxtowe
publicly for first time. U.S.
Police officer spoke - claimed a baby had been
cooked in a microwave oven during a satanic ceremony.
1989: September: Norma Howes & Pamela Klein organise a conference on
Satanic Child Abuse at Dundee at which Davies was invited to help. She
arranged for David Woodhouse from Ellel Grange to give a 'Christian
presentation' of the Satanic Abuse 'problem'
1989: October: Maureen Davies
visits USA fundies for a three week sojourn She meets and networks with
Moody Bible College, Jack Roper, Robert Morley, Larry Jones, Mark
Warnke, Pat Pulling (BADD)
, Mark Kilroy, Robbie Mahandras, Charles Stromer, Carol Matrisciana
(Jeremiah Films) and Bob Larson amongst others. She speaks on Christian
radio and TV channels, attends Satan seminars and stands in for Lauren
Stratford, the discredited victim imposter who wrote 'Satan's
October: SAFF is officially inaugurated as an NPO by Chris Bray of the
Sorcerer's Apprentice Bookshop to counter fundamentalist lies and
agitation. The donations of people who have already sent funds is used
as operating capital along with a sizeable donation from himself.
Volunteers staff and run it.
OCTOBER 1989: Satanic Ritual Abuse Seminar held at Aberdeen, UK .
1990: May: Klein along with Ray Wyre introduces satanic child abuse to New Zealand and Oz.
1990: 14 January: Protecting Children in the 1990s, Seminar held at the
Crown Hotel in Harrogate, Yorks, organised by Department of Health Social
for Directors of Social Services & Child
protection coordinators throughout Northern England.
of Social Services
attended this seminar (pre Rochdale case) which
included a workshop on Satanic Abuse .
1990: January 18: Six defendants in the McMartin Case are acquitted and found not guilty.
1990: January: Lecture on Satanic Abuse at Child Abuse Seminar, Bolton, Lancs.
Speaker Maureen Davies (Reachout Trust).
1990: January: Lecture on Satanic Abuse to Church of Scotland Study
Group in Edinburgh. Speaker, Maureen Davies (Reachout Trust).
January: the first Trafford arrest in what became known as the
Trafford / Manchester SRA case. (suspect is released after questioning)
February 16: Caroline Marchant, a 24 year old SRA victim imposter
is found dead from an overdose in Rev. Kevin Logan's 'SRA Safe House'
in Blackburn Lancs. She is the first known casualty in the SRAmyth.
February 19: Harvest House withdraws the book Satan's Underground
from sale as its first-hand acount of Satanic Abuse is exposed as a pack of lies
1990: March 11: The Bogus Social Worker scare begins.
Reports occur from around the UK of paedophiles pretending to be social
workers invading parents' homes and stripping and photographing their
kids. When the UK press hype this, suddenly reports become a
flood. Over 60 cases are reported to the police. SRA believers
like Geoffrey Dickens and Dianne Core evilly massage the scare by
insinuating a Satanic connection.
1990: March: BASPCAN conference held at Swanwick, Derbys; in conjunction with The Social Workers' Christian Fellowship. Speakers on Satanic
Abuse: Maureen Davies, Judith Dawson, Christine Johnston (Broxtowe Team 4)
1990: April: Presentation to All Party Child & Family Protection
Group. (a private committee) House of Commons, London. Chair. Dame Jill
Knight. Presenters Maureen Davies, Marshall Roland.
1990: May 7: Ray Buckey, the remaining accused in the McMartin case is re-tried on six counts.
1990: May: Department of Health
holds Study Group & Conference
Satanic Abuse at Elephant & Castle.
Maureen Davies (
Reachout) and representatives of
NSPCC and National Children's Home
push for government funding and action.
1990: May: Child Abuse Conference entitled Facing the Unbeliev-
able, Ritual Abuse and Satanic Crime, is
hosted by Social Care Resource Centre at Cardiff
university who invite Reachout Trust to give a presentation on SRA
Organiser expects '100 Social workers
from all over Britain' to attend. Speaker on Satanic Abuse; Maureen Davies.
1990: May: The Rochdale Satanic
Abuse Case begins. A cause celebre for DID therapists, an inquiry later
proves it a figment of the minds of two Christian social workers.
1990: June: Rochdale workers are ‘trained’ to detect SRA by the Reachout Trust
1990: July 7: The Effect of the Occult on Society; Satanic Abuse Day semi-
nar hosted by the National Viewers & Listeners
Association (Mary Whitehouse) at the
Christian Centre, Birkenhead. Speakers Maureen Davies and
Kevin Logan both directors of Reachout Trust.
July 27: Ray Buckey is released and all charges dismissed. It had
been the longest criminal trial in U.S. legal history. There was
absolutely no abuse at the McMartin pre-school, it had all been hysteria. Buckey had been imprisoned for 5 years for nothing.
1990: August 6-7: Fourth International Conference on Incest at
Northwich Park Hospital Harrow. Vera Diamond (RAINS) spoke
on Satanic Abuse and said that she was absolutely
convinced that children have been killed during
rituals. Sue Hutchinson of S.A.F.E. group
Valerie Howarth vouched for Hutchinson and psychiatrist Norman
Vaughton told the audience that 10,000 human
sacrifices per year occur in U.S.A. most being 'specially-bred foetuses'.
August 13:After in-depth investigations Manchester police (at the
centre of Bogus Social Worker Scare) and with liaising with other police
forces around the UK declare that not one of the cases was substantiated. It was pure mass hysteria.
1990: September: International Congress on Child Abuse held in Germany.
Levy senior British barrister 'who has handled
allegations in the courts', speaks
in a session on Satanic Abuse. Sue
& Marietta Higgs (CAUSE) presented a
September 13: Mass lift of 13 children taken into care in the
Trafford/Manchester SRA case. All returned to their parents after
case collapses later.
October: Fundie activists from Orkney attend a Satan Seminar in
Aberdeen and 'sit through two days of SRA lectures by Maureen Davies'.
February 27: Orkney girl in care 'reports' satanism; 9 more children
are taken into care in South Ronaldsay which turns into a national
scandal known as The Orkney SRA case resulting in a £6M Public Inquiry
concluding in 1992 proving there was no SRA.
1991: February: Lecture to students, Campus Crusade for Christ, Bangor
university. Speaker - Maureen Davies.
March 17: Scottish Sunday Times reports kids have been
indoctrinated with SRA fears during 'exorcisms' by fundies running the
Rousay Summer camp in Orkney and that a clique of evangelicals are
behind the SRA scare there.
A therapist treating a child after his parents separated, used leading
questioning to get false SRA allegations against Fran and Dan Keller,
who owned a Day Care business in Oakhill, Texas. Convicted on
multiple charges they were sentenced to 48 years in prison. In
2017 new evidence proved the Kellers
entirely innocent and they were exonerated and released. They had
rotted in prison for 26 years for something they never did.
1991: March: Maureen Davies Lectures on Satanic Abuse at St Michael le Belfry Church at York.
1991: March: Conference on Child Abuse, Ritual Abuse and the Christian
Response to it, held int Sheffield. Keynote speakers and co-organisers are
Andy Croall and his wife. As deputy director of Notts social services fundie Croall pushed SRA in the Broxtowe Case.
1991: March: Living in The Light & Facing The Darkness: Conference on
Satanic Abuse at Swanwick, Derbys; hosted by Social Workers' Christian
Fellowship to an invited audience where the press were banned. Speaker; Maureen Davies on behalf of Beacon Foundation/Reachout.
April 7th: Maureen Davies, the prime fundamentalist involved in pushing
the SRA myth is exposed as a bender of the truth in a full page Daily
Telegraph Article Holy Crusader On the Trail of Satanism which says she was behind the mistakes of Rochdale and Orkney.
1991: May: Nottingham Public Meeting on Child Abuse involving NUPE. Sue
Richardson (CAUSE) protests against media Criticism of Soc.Workers in
Rochdale & Orkney. Beatrix Campbell attends along with Judith Dawson
1991: F.Jonker's article on Oude Pekela is published in the NSPCC's BAPSCAN Child Abuse Review as 'evidence' of SRA.
1991: June: Stephen Hempling a Police Surgeon and GP with a practice in Brighton writes an influential article for the Child Abuse Review
stating that over an 18 month period he had examined 90 children for
indications of Satanic Ritual Abuse and diagnosed 7 of those children to
have been Satanically abused. These claims hit the headlines
nationally but within
days the Sussex police countermand his claims saying that there there
have been no connected prosecutions in these cases and there are NO
indications that any of the children were abused in Satanic Rites.
eight children are removed and kept from their homes in Ayr SRA case.
Allegations later found false and the children returned.
September 16/19: BAPSCAN (British Association for the Study and Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect ) First National Congress on the
Prevention of Child Abuse & Neglect,
Leicester University. Speakers on
Satanic Abuse; Maureen Davies; Roland Summit (inventor of the
child-abuse-accommodation syndrome) . The NSPCC was heavily involved in
funding BAPSCAN. BAPSCAN was later renamed Association of Child Protection Professionals. Their flash website mentions this first 'congress'
but does not mention Satanic Ritual Abuse which featured heavily in it
and which many of its then members promoted. The journal of BAPSCAN/ACPP
is Child Abuse Review
1991: September 23: Ritual Abuse of Children & Young People (one day
conference) Speakers: Tim Tate, Ray Wyre, Judith Dawson, Beatrix
Campbell. Venue changed to Sedgeley Park Police Training College, same
date because SAFF planned a protest outside.
1991: June : Tim Tate publishes his Children For The Devil, Ritual Abuse and Satanic Crime,
an insider's view of the SRA controversy with 'proven' cases of SRA
historic and current. Within months it is withdrawn and pulped for
September: 4th National Conference on Sexual Victimisation
Children organised by Norma Howes and held at
Reading University, is
CANCELLED at 11th
hour 'due to lack of support'. People billed
speak on Satanic Abuse were Jerry Simandel
(U.S. Cult Cop) Heather
Richardson, Sue Hutchinson (SAFE)
October: 'Britain's biggest ever child care conference' held
in Birmingham features Beatrix Campbell attendee reports that
Campbell rows with a Channel 4 TV director over
claims that media have misrepresented truth about Orkney SRA case by
taking the parents' side.
1991: October 1st: Maureen Davies is exposed as promoting false SRA cases in the Welsh weekly documentary series Week-in
Week-out two programme special. In contradistinction to her eagerness
to mislead Social Workers and Therapists during the past few years, she
refuses to be interviewed and is doorstepped here:
1991: November 11/15: Gathering Evidence from Children, Course held at
Liverpool University for established Social Workers includes
on Ritual Abuse. Organiser Mary Gregg Dept of
December 1: British Judge rules that Pamela Kline 'is not a
legitimate therapist' in the Epping Satanic Child Abuse case, which is
thrown out at the Old Bailey
1992: January: Kenneth Lanning the FBI's specialist in Ritual Child Abuse publishes his official report concluding that SRA does not exist.
1992: February 19: Channel 4 TV screen : Beyond Belief by
Andrew Boyd, a fundamentalist Christian purporting to show actual
video evidence of SRA. Turned out to be one of the biggest hoaxes of
the 20th century. In the book he researched which underpinned the TV documentary (Blasphemous Rumours ) Boyd
quotes Jonkers and the Oude Pekela case as a proven case of mass
Satanic Abuse even though the Dutch authorities had by that time
1992: March 26: Diane Core appears in a German TV documentary Der Gott Des Gravens making insupportable accusations of the existence of SRA in Britain.
1992: April: Day seminar at Keele university involving Jeff Hopkins
A £2 million police inquiry is held into a claimed SRA case in Hull
which Core undermined. Police concluded a second time that there was no SRA involved. Core has never found one genuine SRA case.
1992: David Long, a social worker with inside knowledge of the Broxtowe SRA case publishes his 'Where Reason Sleeps' diatribe against false claims of SRA, outlining the main players pushing the fallacy.
1992: August 13th: A Swedish TV company making a documentary on SRA called No Greater Evil (Octopus) interview Dianne Core and Geoffrey Dickens about SRA and contribute £1,000.00 to Childwatch funds.
1992: September 24: Sexual Abuse Past Present Future. Ray Wyre Beatrix Campbell. Details on Network Abuse (another euphemism for SRA) at Keele University
October 27: Lord Clyde's official report on the Orkney SRA fiasco in
which 13 children were taken into care, is published. He concludes there was no Satanic
1992: November 5th: Working Together To Protect Children.
Does not use
term Satanic Abuse but
the euphemism 'Organised Abuse'. Speakers:
Wyre; Marietta Higgs; Valerie Howarth; Michael
Hames (Met. Obscene pubs. squad); Peter Bibby; Marianne
1992: December: first arrests in the Pembroke ‘mass abuse’ trial with SRA overtones.
1993: May 5: The West Memphis Three
SRA case allegations begin. In 1994 two teenagers are imprisoned
for life and another is given a death sentence for the supposed Satanic
killing of 3 children. The trial is a farce. In 2010 they are all
released as innocent.
1993: Bishop Auckland satanic abuse case begins - collapses in due course.
1993: Shieldfield Nursery Crimes
fiasco begins. In a McMartin copycat case false allegations are
levelled at two innocent nursery nurses by Satan Hunters.
Roma Hart, one of the first victims of DID therapy to break her
hypnosis starts her campaign to get justice and expose the dangers of
MPD / DID (see 'Case Histories' above on this web-page).
Jim Schnabel published his seminal work on schizophrenic patients who
Self-Victimised and traumatised themselves under therapy: Chronic Claims of Alien Abduction and some other traumas as self-victimization syndromes:
1994 Official Hulsenbek committee in Holland concludes there is no SRA in any of the claimed cases there.
1994: May 26: 'Devil Cults Slay 100' Daily Mirror reports that Valerie Sinason is claiming that: '[Therapists] have treated patients who have
detailed at least 100 murders'... 'They are mutilated, made pregnant,
their babies used in sacrifices.They are tortured and killed and the
bodies disposed of'
1994: June: April: Professor Jean La Fontaine Report.
Official government report on claims of SRA concludes saying it doesn't
exist in any of the cases claimed by 'survivors' who underwent MPD /
DID therapy .
1994: The San Antonio 4
case begins in U.S. Four women are put on trial for Satanic Abuse and
spend 15 years in prison before new evidence proves them innocent.
1995: Ayr inquiry finds social workers fomented the claimed ‘satanic-abuse’ case there and are disciplined. No Satanic Abuse involved.
March 21: A speaker from the BFMS is shouted down and refused a
platform to present his lecture at a Seminar on Ritual Abuse in
Bradford. In contradistinction Valerie Sinason is applauded when she
presents a report on the incidence of Satanic Ritual Abuse in her work
at the Tavistock Clinic.
September: RAINS issue a printed letter to its members imposing strict
secrecy and an almost cult-like approach to dealing with non-members
and inquirers/journalists who have not been vetted. Current
members are made to sign a non-disclosure 'confidentiality bond'. RAINS has become a closed secret society.
September: RAINS conference at Warwick University Chaired by Norma
Howes. Speakers include Catherine Gould (the inventor of the now infamous Satanic Indicators) and Valerie Sinason. Sarah
Nelson's presentation claims there are 1650 SRA victims in Edinburgh
alone! Mail On Sunday newspaper headline reporting it says: Satan Abuse Zealots Meet to Plan New Witch-hunt.
October 4: The Rikki Neave murder trial begins. His mother is found
guilty of 'neglect' and jailed for 7 years. Sensational claims
were made during the trial of Satanic sacrifice and Mrs Neave is
given the monica ' the most evil mother in Britain'. SAFF produce evidence to show it is a lie. and 25 years later James Watson was arrested for the crime.
1996: October: The Sinason-Hale 'Devil Report' is commissioned by the UK Department of Health amid great controversy.
1997: June: The Creation of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
A 12 page paper for the University of Illinois, USA, by Bette L
Bottoms and Suzanne L Davis, explains exactly how and why the SRA
1998: In the Sinason/Galton 2003 Interview Galton says ' In 1998 she founded the Clinic for Dissociative Studies, which has seen more DID patients than any other single treatment centre in the United Kingdom.'
February 1: "A British Psychological Society report stated that
13 out of 800 psychologists who answered a survey had worked with
clients who claimed they were victims of Satanic Ritual Abuse and they
believed them." 'Witch Hunters' Daily Mail
1999: Beatrix Campbell and Judith Dawson Jones' book Stolen Voices a supposed polemic against SRA disbelief, is withdrawn due to libellous inaccuracies .
February: Sir Ronald Waterhouse publishes his wide-ranging report
on child-abuse in institutions and care homes in the U.K.
February 10: Sinason announces conclusions which she says are the
results of her interim report on SRA 'The Devil Report',
proves the existence of Satanic Abuse. Tellingly the report itself is
never published but the SAFF obtains a copy which is found to be dross
and publishes it here.
2000: February 9: 11:39 GMT BBC Radio4: Police investigate satanic abuse charges.
Despite the continuous false accusations and singularly failed cases of
SRA, on the strength of supposed interim findings of Sinason's 'Devil
Report' the Metropolitan Police have seconded detective Inspector
Clive Driscoll to work with Sinason one day a month to check and follow
up on what her patients are saying. Yet Sinason's report clearly
is nonsense and contains no proof of SRA whatsoever, as you can
Wilfred Wong organises a satan seminar at the House of Commons
featuring as guest speaker Valerie Sinason who lectures to MPs about the
'reality' of SRA, presumably misrepresenting her 'interim' conclusions
in the Devil Report as proof of SRA when they are nothing of the kind.
2001: February: UK Department of Health confirm to the Independent newspaper that they have received Valerie Sinason's Devil Report
but have no intention to publish it. One of the concluding
recommendations of the report is that there should be multidisciplinary
teams hunting down SRA as recommended by F.Jonker from the Oude Pekela
2002: February 25: Izzy's Promise (RANS) hosts a Satanic Abuse Conference in Dundee.
March 21: Sinason and other RAINS members lecture to MPs in a
private meeting at the House of Commons in an attempt to link a renewed
promotion of SRA to the then current case of the Thames Torso. Their nonsense is not well received by the press.
July: the two innocent Shieldfield nurses are awarded maximum libel
damages against members of their Newcastle review panel.
2002: Sinason's move towards DID begins with the publication of “Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working
with Dissociative Identity Disorder”
2003: the Royal College logs over 100 complaints against paediatricians compared with fewer than 20 in 1995.
2003: August: The BFMS publish a key article showing in detail how false memories are created by DID therapists and the methods they use to do it.
October: Isle of Lewis SRA case begins with co-ordinated raids by
police on homes in Lewis, Leicestershire, Yorkshire and Dorset.
After a long inquiry it is later ruled in 2004 that there is no substance to any of the SRA claims.
2004: The National Lottery gives a £340,000 in grant aid to Izzy's Promise of Dundee, the charity outreach of RAINS Scotland ' to raise public awareness about organised and ritualised abuse ' Even though they've spent the last 16 years trying to prove it exists and failing.
July 16: Laurie Matthews, head of RANS/Izzy's Promise, travels to
lecture at the loopy SMART conference in USA on "The Fight Against Ritual Abuse in Scotland." Ignoring the fact that every single one of the claimed cases of SRA in Scotland failed after doing tremendous damage.
The Metropolitan Police child protection unit arranges for officers to
undergo training in Satanic Child Abuse by ACAL a group of Christian
lawyers who believe implicitly in SRA and is fed false facts and
propaganda about its existence. Police go public with ridiculous untrue
claims about human sacrifice.
January 8th: Rochdale children taken into care have now reached
the age when they are out of the thrall of the legal system and can tell the full story of how their lives were ruined by false accusations of SRA.
2005: Carol Myers
dies in mysterious circumstances whilst undergoing MPD / DID therapy
for supposed Satanic Abuse during which she falsely accuses her own parents of
SRA. A police investigation finds nothing. Her parents
since conduct a crucial campaign to discover the true facts surrounding
her death from DID which they blame on her therapists.
2006: Steven Oglevie is Ellen Lacter's mentor. He identified and treated
MPD / DID patients who were diagnosed as having been Satanically
Abused. In 2006 (three years before Lacter was invited to speak at the London 2009 Seminar (below)
his reputation was shattered when an SRA patient sued him for
implanting false memories! This lawsuit was a direct unmasking of
the dangers and falsities of DID
2006: The Witch-Children scare
was created by 1000s of children being abused in church exorcism
ceremonies. Some were actually killed. Hypersensitivity to
possession by the Devil by fundamentalist Christians is at a hysterical
2006: The ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) was established.
2006: The British branch of ESTD (ESTDUK) was opened by Sue
Richardson. Richardson was a key member of the coterie of Radical
Feminists behind the Cleveland mass child-lifts scandal of 1987, the forerunner of SRA.
2006: January: ‘When Satan Came to Town’, The Real Story, BBC North West documentary about the Rochdale SRA case, the children, now adults, tell their story.
2006: Harrison Pope and colleagues publish an analysis of academic
papers associated with MPD from 1984 to 2003 which shows a sharp peak in
articles in the late 1990s followed by a steep decline after it was
exposed as unsafe.
2007: December. Valerie Sinason lectures on DID to the influential London Safeguarding Children Board. Sinason was billed as the Director of the Clinic for Dissociative Studies and her seminar Dissociative Disorder and Ritual Abuse proved conclusively that DID was using unsubstantiated SRA claims to make a comeback.
2007: Some irresponsible media types did a remake of the Sybil
film, still portraying the case as reality even though discredited.
2008: February: SRA hysteria explodes again in claims of Satanic Abuse at the Haut de la Garenne children's home in Jersey. (later fully discredited)
2009: September: The journal Current Psychiatry carried an
article by Numan Gharaibeh, a staff psychiatrist at Danbury Hospital,
Danbury, Connecticut, calling for DID to be removed from DSM-5 because
of conflicting support for it within the Medical Professions.
2009: September: After a thankful absence of Satanic Seminars for five years a new one is held at the Bowlby Centre in London featuring
a host of new players pushing DID and SRA, along with the usual the
hard-core of SRA believers still making unproveable claims about abuse.
2010 Sinason's Clinic for Dissociative Studies was being funded
almost entirely by the NHS as Private Eye Magazine revealed (issue 1325)
2011: March: The Kidwelly SRA case is brought to trial. A Welsh brothel is passed off as a Satanic Cult.
2011: April: Sinason and her followers collectively start a
campaign to have DID recognised within psychiatry as a genuine
2011: July: Whilst this 'push to establish DID as real' campaign
was ongoing the SAFF unearthed evidence that Valerie Sinason was being
sent 'Satanic Abuse Victims' by the notorious conspiracyloon David Icke,
2011: November 3: The Archbishop of York makes a public demand for Exorcisms to be paid for by the NHS.
2012: January 23: An open letter is published in the Guardian
newspaper signed by Valerie Sinason and Wilfred Wong and 10 others
from the Committee On Ritual Abuse, insisting that SRA exists.
2012 Simone Reinders et al begin the first experiments in trying to
prove the existence of DID using electrodes and encephalographs. This was the forerunner of using MRI scans.
The Savile Hysteria explodes into British headlines. The
policeman in charge of Operation Yewtree investigating 450 victims
claiming to have been abused by the DJ is the same one who organised
Satanic Ritual Abuse seminars for the Met in 2004.
2013: January 13: Valerie Sinason is featured by the Sunday Express claiming that Jimmy Savile was a Satanic Abuser based on DID memories from two of her patients.
March: Professor Elizabeth Loftus gives a presentation at Goldsmith's
University of London. Loftus refers to numerous experiments and research
conducted by herself and others over 40 years which show that a third
of the poppulation are susceptible to false memories.
2013: Carol Myer's family publish a sensational book on their daughter's
death implicating the NHS and various therapists who 'treated' her with
DID, titled Justice for Carol. which shows how the medical profession covers up its malpractice. The book heavily criticises Valerie Sinason's input.
2014: ESTD publish an article by Suzette Boon-Langen headed: The treatment of victims reporting ritual abuse by organised networks; a reflection on 30 years of clinical experience' indicating that the ESTD is directly linked with and promotes old-style 1990 Satan Hunters.
2014: Final official inquiry into the SRA hysteria at Haut de La Garrenne children's home in Jersey is concluded: There was no SRA involved.
2014: April: Stoke Mandeville Hospital's inquiry into Savile's abuses concludes that there were no Satanic Connections.
February: Operation Midland is disbanded with no prosecutions made at a
cost of 1.8 Million pounds. All allegations are false
2016: July: Wilfred Wong, along with Andrew Boyd, inaugurate a Sectarian
campaign calling upon all Christians to fight to outlaw
Witchcraft and Paganism using despicable ancient blood libel accusations of them killing children in rituals.
2016: October: Judge Henrique concludes his Inquiry which found
serious errors in police investigations into false allegations of sexual
abuse by overly trusting the accounts of self-diagnosed victims and castigated
the police for not using common-sense and checking allegations before
believing in them.
2017: January: At the yearly ESTD conference in Berne,
Switzerland, Dr. Brendan O’Mahony, Professor Becky Milne and Dr. Kevin
Smith presented a revolutionary paper demanding that DID therapists be
compulsorily called to attend first-level police interrogation of
claimed SRA victims to 'interpret' the evidence for the cops!
2017: January: Rainer Kurz delivers two lectures at the same ESTD 2017 conference. One on Recovered Memories, and another on 'Organised Ritualised Crime Abuse Network (ORCAN),
a supposed network of criminal satanic abusers in the UK which Kurz has
fantasised. On his website Kurz carries an article promoting the
lies about Hampstead SRA case (ruled false by a judge in 2015) and gives
it as a lecture to the European Congress of Psychiatry held in Florence in 2017.
2017: Operation Conifer (inquiry into late Prime Minister, Edward Heath and VIP abuse in Westminster publishes its closure report - all allegations are false
2017: June 17: Fran and Dan Keller are found innocent and set free. They had spent 26 years in prison due to false SRA allegations.
2017: September 22: Reiner Kurz appears at a Satan Seminar
held in London organised by Canadian counsellor Sandra Fecht, another
long-time believer in SRA. Wilfred Wong is co-speaker making
untrue claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse. Kurz lectures on 'Family court Child Snatching'.
2019: July 28: Carl Beech is sentenced to 18 years imprisonment
knowingly perpetrating the most despicable false abuse
allegations. In a letter to the Guardian the coterie of SRA
believers propounding DID, including
Valerie Sinason, infer Beech was a real victim and should get
2019 January: Sabine McNeil, ring-leader of the false allegations of SRA against Christchurch School, Hampstead, is jailed for 9 years for perverting the course of justice.
2019: July 28: Another public letter signed by 38 SRA believers and DID
practitioners is published in the Guardian, arguing that the number of
false-accusers is 'small'. Amongst the signees are old hands at making
failed SRA claims, including Valerie Sinason, Reiner Kurz and Sue
2019: September: Simone Reinders, a Netherlander, who is a leading
player in the coterie of SRA hunters in Europe within the panoply of the
ESTD published the results of a Dutch and English funded project to try
to use MRI scanners to identify people suffering from DID.
2020: February: The government's own Historic Abuse Inquiry (IICSA)
after taking the most extensive evidence judged that the idea of a
conspiracy of abusers in Westminster was bunkum.
2020: September: Dutch Radio company Argos, presents circumstancial
evidence to promote renewed belief in the existence of SRA in the 'Shards of Glass' documentary
2020: October 5th Following public outcry after Shards of Glass
is broadcast, a motion is accepted unanimously by the Dutch Parliament
for the Dutch government to start an investigation into the existence of
SRA in Holland.
2020: November: Wilfred Wong and five other people are arrested and
remanded in prison for 'abducting an 8 year old child at knife-point' after
kidnapping the child and driving him 230 miles from his
home. The case is ongoing as we write and we will report on
it soon. )
The Woman Who Had 48 Personalities - New Scientist
Hart was 26, a single mother, from Winnipeg in Western Canada, studying
at Manitoba University to become a teacher, and working two jobs, when
she was referred to a psychiatrist for stress. In a sworn affidavit,
seeking to sue the psychiatrist for medical malpractice, Ms Hart states:
Her affidavit continues:
In October 1986 I was diagnosed with multiple personalities by Dr Colin
Ross. In October 1986 I began multiple personality therapy with Dr
Colin Ross as a psychiatric out patient at the McEwan Building of the St
multiple personality therapy caused an immediate worsening of my mental
health. My initial problem of stress became a problem of nightmares,
incest, satanic ritual abuse, murder, torture, and alien abduction. I
had no memories of any of those activities in my life but Dr Ross told
me that my new memories were flashbacks of real events. I complained
that I was getting worse and I was told that in MPD therapy you always
get worse before you get better. I soon became very suicidal.
multiple personality therapy included extremely high and untested
amounts of Halcion (a sedative). In January 1987 after I first took the
drug Halcion I complained to Dr Ross that it made me feel very upset. He
replied that my new ‘upset’ feeling was caused by a personality called
‘Desi’ who was upset. For every Halcion side effect there was a
personality to blame instead of the drug… I would experience Halcion
withdrawal symptoms after only three hours from my previous dosage:
anxiety, muscle cramps and shaking. I experienced severe Halcion
withdrawal symptoms in January 1990… I was addicted to Halcion.”
Ms Hart’s affidavit states that in January 1990 Dr Ross discharged her from St Boniface Hospital
unsupervised, extremely high and drastic drug switch from almost 52.0
mg. of Halcion per day to 320 mg. of Valium per day.” Dr Ross left St
Boniface Hospital in November 1991. and Ms Hart eventually weaned
herself off Halcion and complained to her family doctor that she
continued to suffer withdrawal symptoms and after-effects for several
In March 1993 she heard a
radio talk show programme about false memories and people falsely
accused of satanic ritual abuse and the following month attended a
Winnipeg False Memory support group. There she began to wonder whether
her memories of Satanic abuse, alien space ships and mind control were
false. By then she had already concluded she did not have multiple
personalities – 48 of them at their peak. And eventually Roma Hart
became one of a growing number of recovered memory and MPD “retractors”.
Ms Hart was encouraged to write her story about multiple personality therapy and it was published in a newsletter by the False Memory Syndrome Foundation,
based in Philadelphia, formed in 1992 to support families falsely
accused and also former patients who had suddenly recovered ‘memories’
of childhood sexual abuse, many of them diagnosed as harbouring multiple
personalities, and then realised the memories were false. Within two
years the FMSF had been contacted by 6,000 families.
When Roma Hart eventually realised she did not have multiple
personalities and her memories were false she sought to sue Dr Ross for
malpractice. Expert opinions and legal advice seen by New Scientist supported
her. But after delays caused by a succession of lawyers, by the time
she was able to bring her malpractice claim to court it was ruled to be
out of time, beyond the statute of limitations in March 2015. Today she
is pursuing the hospital for an apology for the diagnosis of MPD, an
acknowledgement that it happened and caused her harm, that they were
responsible for the harm and to make amends for the harm caused."
Source: 'Do You Remember?' published in Skeptic Magazine Spring
2015. First published as 'The Woman Who Had 48 Personalities' in The New
Scientist (Sept 2013).
Bennett Braun, the DID therapist which DID therapists don't want you to know about.
'But perhaps the greatest
blow to the SRA/MPD movement was the investigation into the
irresponsible quack antics of an MPD therapist from Rush University Medical Center by the name of Bennett Braun. As the head of a “Dissociative Disorders” Unit, Braun took one Patty Burgus
under his care treating her for severe and prolonged depression, the
resistance to treatment of which was quite enough to convince Braun that
a satanic cult was somehow involved. Burgus would suffer
continuous treatment at the hands of Braun and his troop of clowns for
two years. Hypnotized, sedated, and reminded that the only way to
achieve healing was to recall the memories of satanic ritual abuse that
were surely hidden in the compartmentalized recesses of her mind, Burgus
would come to believe that she contained over three hundred
personalities, had been involved in cannibalism, infanticide… all the
standard satanic unpleasantness.
Eventually, Burgus herself began to doubt her own “recovered memories”
and began seeking corroborative evidence for the cult activity that her
therapists had lead her to believe existed. As the drugs and
hypnotherapy wore off, Burgus came to recognize that it was all a
sham. Seeking legal remediation for the malpractice she suffered,
Burgus was eventually paid a settlement of $10.6 million, and Bennett
Braun – perhaps the most widely recognized expert in MPD at the time –
had his medical license suspended.
Independent Report on the proceedings at SMART's 2009 Conference:
Aad (aka Adrian) Sti
Abigail (Abigail Mar
Adrian J. Connolly
Agnieszka Widera Wys
Allison N Gilson
Amber Lei Hopkins Mo
Amy E. Ellis
Anabel Gonzalez Vazq
Andre Mauricio Monte
Andrea B Goldberg
Andrew G. Pari
Andrew M. Leeds
Angelina Cavazos EMD
Ann Emilie-Clare Smi
Ann Marie Beckett
Anna C. Orcutt
Anne P. DePrince
Anne (A.M.J.) Paans
Annemiek Van Dijke
Annette M. Schlossna
Annette Renee Vielle
Annita B. Jones
Anthony Joseph Pigna
April Prita Manganie
Audrey A. Wagner
Barbara S. McConnell
Barbara W. Snow
Barry K. Litt
Bessel Van der Kolk
Beth Ellen Hancock
Beth K. Martin
Birgit Elisabeth Pfi
Blair (James) Buntin
Bob (Robert John) Ke
Bradley C. Stolbach
Brenda J. Saxe
Brian J Moss
Brian W Grant
Briana Lynn Snyder
Bruce A Levi
Bryce W. Kaye
Camille Ann Hood
Carla D. Hancock
Carlos Arturo Velazq
Carol J Sherman
Carrie A. Hunter
Catherine Anita Hyne
Catherine D Klatzker
Catherine E. Hansen
Cathy G. Neuhauser
Cathy Kezelman Blue
Cecelia A. Bushery
Centerstate NY Socie
Charlene B Spears
Charles H Rousell
Charme S. Davidson
Cheryle Jones Andrew
Christina E. Hirst
Christine Fritze Wal
Christopher H. Rosik
Chuck (Charles A) Be
Cindy (Cynthia Ann)
Connie M Siciliano A
Connie (Constance A)
Cynthia E Parker
Cynthia Jane MacLeod
Dale B Ault
Daniel Nothmann (She
Danielle Kay Dittmer
David L. Calof
David T. Bice
David V Baldwin
Deborah L Shapiro
Deborah R. Orkiszews
Deborah S Cohen
Debra Ann Snow-Trues
Deby L Williamson
Deirdre A. Cole
Denise J. Gelinas
Denise U Tordella
Dennis S. Pilon
Diana (Diana Lynn) O
Dolores Prof. Mosque
Don F. Novak
Donald E. Sloat
Dorinna S. Ruh
D. Michael Coy
D'Lane S. Miller
Elaine M. Yamada
Eleanor Gloria Rosen
Elizabeth Ann Holzha
Elizabeth S. Bowman
Elizabeth (Liz) McCa
Ellen P. Klein
Ellyn S. Goldstein
Emely J Ortiz
Erno Jan Hermans
Eva Teirstein Young
E. Ann Lee
Fiona Lee Boyle
Fiona P Gallacher
Frances K Johnson
Frank E. Shull
Franklin D Hurt
George Edward Abbott
George F Rhoades
Gina / Jean Manlove
Gordon Francis McCau
Gregory R Smith
Gwen Marlatt Vela
Heather Davediuk Gin
Heather Jean Hart Ke
Helen Rosenberg Waks
Helen R. Friedman
Henk (Hendrik Albert
Hilde Van der Velde
Hillel R. Sternstein
Holly J Strohbeck
Irene, Ai-ju Chang
Irina V Diyankova
J Kathryn Ryan
Jacques Jean Gouws
Jaime B. Willis
Jakob (Jaap) Korf
James C. Thomas
James M. Dodds
James P Brady
James Stephen Bove
Jamie D Kirkpatrick
Jane A Hull
Jane R. Wheatley-Cro
Janelle M. Salah
Janet Anne Beauregar
Janet C. Wilson
Janet M. Fry
Janet Nimer Wilson
Janice Di Luzio
Janice Dorothy Bryer
Jasmine Rose Alexand
Jee eun Kim
Jeff N Gilchrist
Jeff W Schumacher
Jenia (Evgenia) Kapl
Jennifer Ann Burbrid
Jennifer Lois Barbie
Jennifer R Werries
Jenny Helene Potzler
Jerald M Gottlieb
Jessica Erin Culp
Jessica R Schwarting
Jessica Villerius (f
Jill Pettigrew Austr
JoAnn M. Majesky
Joan F Pollak
Joan H Boyd
Joan M. Haliburn
Joanne G Brumm
Jodi L Bills-Guitron
Johan Den Boer
Johanna Schröder (a
John Allen Rasberry
John A. O'Neil
John Bligh Nutting
John B. Cardinali
John L.E. Walker
Jordan E Cart
Joseph J. Dambrauska
Joyce Marie Andresen
Joyce (Joy) C Morene
Juanita S Ross
Judith Chapperon Geb
Judith Cohen Oshinsk
Judith L. Wyatt
Judy Denise Williams
Julene Adele Pommert
Julia Bry Schwab
Julia M. Soler
Julie Wiles (We are
June M. Conboy
J.A. (Jan) Ewing
Karen A Haggard
Karen Gill Reynolds
Karen Lee Hennessy
Karen S Schrock
Karl Brynolf (Bernie
Kate (Mary K) McDowe
Katherine (Kate) McC
Kathia Lopez Murdock
Kathleen M Martin
Kathleen S Graves
Kathryn A Downing
Kelly Jo Hapgood
Keri Michele Zwerner
Kim Swett Havenner
Kimberly Benson Smit
Kristi (Kristi Lynne
Lacie Morrison (Brau
Larry F. Sine
Larry (Lawrence M.)
Laura Lee Baker
Laura M McLaughlin
Lauren E Jones
Lauren S Becker
Laurie M Belanger
Laurie M. Kahn
Lee Ann Mitchell
Leone C. Legan
Leslie Ann McKenna
Leslie G. Cohn
Leslie K Rogers
Lewis P. Giles
Lillian Ng Gui
Linda F Rogers
Linda LaRue Scott
Linda M. Young
Linda S. Jones
Lisa M Rocchio
Liz L Ornelas
Loralee Ann Carter
Loren Joan Farber
Lou A Lichti
Louisa Bidwell Putna
Lowen Alexander Clar
Loyce Hamilton Burns
Lynda Majure Ruf
Lynn M Hazard
Manouk Van Egmond
Mara Tesler Stein
Marcia A. Dunn
Margaret H. Eichler
Margaret Louise O'Ne
Marion J Brown
Mark E. Babcock
Mark E. Roseman
Mark F. Schwartz
Mark K Wade
Mark Steven Greenber
Mary A. Halas
Mary Elizabeth Kelly
Mary Ellen Bertling-
Mary Jane Pringle
Mary L. Gannon
Maureen C. Dion
Melinda L Bloos
Melissa Jacqueline D
Melissa Noel Renzi
Meredith Redding (Hi
Michael H. Foust
Michael J. Yonkovig
Michael Mierendorf (
Michael S. Lang
Michele E. Burgner
Michele Marie Wilken
Michelle L Kamla
Michelle Martin Hurl
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Michelle Ruth Reid
Michelle Stevens Sca
Mirjam Van der Vegt
Mona Lee Yousef
Monica Caroline Blum
Monica Leonie Meerba
Myrna Linda Frank
Nancy A. Payne
Nancy Jayne Rubin
Natalie M. Walch
Niels Van den Berge
Norine Elisabeth Lyo
Onno Van der Hart
Patricia Ann Turner
Patricia Hahn Jeffre
Patricia Jean Bastan
Patti J Levin
Paul Robert Darnell
Peggy Lee Kolodny
Peter Alan Murray Pi
Peter Brooke Mosley
Prof. Judith K Danie
Ralph M. May
Randall L. O'Brien
Rebecca B Lee
Rebecca (Rebecca Ann
Regina Morrow Robins
Renée Potgieter Mar
Rich (Richard) Felic
Richard H. Hodgin
Richard M. Cross
Rita A Crockett
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Robert Joel Smith
Robert T. Muller
Robert (Robert John)
Roberta Mariel Estar
Roberto La Marca
Robin G Shapiro
Robin L Beaumont
Robin R. Spiro
Robyn Anne Van der Z
Robyn G Tuft
Rochelle Sharpe Lohr
Rocio J Tharp
Ron James Llewelyn
Rosalind M. Monahan
Rosamond Elizabeth N
Rosita / Rosa Cortiz
Roxanna Whitney Wolf
Roy J Mathew
Ruth E Gonzalez
Ruth M. Schofield
Sally E. McCollum
Sally M. Wood
Sandra F Carrier
Sandra L. Francis
Sandra Pratt Martin
Sandy M Alletto
Sara Gluck Schwartz
Sarah ES Watt
Sarah H Leavitt
Sarah Jane Smith
Sarah M Grimshaw
Sarah Y. Krakauer
Scott W. Trylch
Sean Edward Burns
Serge JL Goffinet
Shana Ann Gibney
Shannon E Strader
Sharon K. Farber
Sharon (Sharon Elain
Sheila M Cahill
Sheila Sturgeon Frei
Shielagh R. Shusta H
Simone Reinders (NWO
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Stacey M Boyer
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Stephanie K. Glassma
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Stephen M. Ash
Stephen R. Beck
Steven N. Gold
Steven (Steve) Frank
Sue A Leatherbery
Susan Diane Couch
Susan Diane Piowaty
Susan Hale Zeichner
Susan J. Rautio-Diet
Susan Mary Scanlan
Susan Pease Banitt
Susanne M Morgan
Terry J. King
Theresa A Mitton
Thomas A Lytle
Thomas E. Meiring
Thomas J. Rostafinsk
Tung (Tung Minh) Pha
Tyson D Bailey
Valarie Lynn Harris
Valerie Van Loggeren
Victor W. Welzant
Virginia Barnes Rick
Virginia S Frazier
Vivian C Dent
Wendy H Arundale
Wendy S. Upadhyay
William H. Smith
William Roy Newman
Yolanda Martín Higa
Yolanda R. Schlumpf
Zoe Ambre Landers
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The Royal College of Psychiatry embraces Phrenology within Modern Psychiatry to validate spurious Dissociative Identity Disorder.
Can it really be true that junk-science akin to phrenology is today
being used to diagnose Dissociative Identity Disorder in the UK, USA and
Europe? Absolutely, and in this astonishing Special Report the
SAFF exposes the workings of a new kind of Frankenstein therapy which
will mentally incarcerate hundreds of thousands of ill people, if the medical fraternity
allow it to prosper. If you or anyone you know has mental issues you must read this to protect yourself.
How DID was invented and how harmful is it to patients?
Back in the bad old days of the Satanic Ritual Abuse Scare of the 1990s most of
the people who promoted the idea of SRA came from a coterie of
Psychiatrists and Feminist therapists treating patients who,
apparently, spontaneously under analysis, began to adopt different
personas. Different characters would pop-up in their minds when
they were under hypnosis, or when subject to trance techniques
which were believed to 'recover' forgotten memories of past sexual abuse
which had been repressed. The key common-denominator in all
these patients was not their psychoses, but the fact that all their
therapists believed that there was an epidemic of Ritual Sexual Abuse which had
been hidden and which they were courageously exposing.
'personalities' which appeared during these sessions could be male or
female, young or old, beautiful or ugly, clever or idiotic, strong
or weak. When an adult woman patient, (it was invariably women
who suffered from DID), suddenly began talking in a teeny-weeny
child-like voice, their psychiatrist / psychotherapist would 'help the
story along' asking leading questions about the person's childhood, so
the patient could 'flesh-out'
the 'personality' of what was then termed their 'Alter'.
After many sessions of
'therapy' some patients would generate dozens of these 'Alters' ;
there hardly seemed an end to them. Most patients stopped at
creating a handful of Alters, which were trundeled out in subsequent
by being called-up by the therapist, almost like Faust would call up
Mephistopheles, ( and this similie is rather closer to the mark than
some readers might believe, as we will show below).
The 'Alters' of DID patients would
often begin competing with each other, sometimes
fighting and insulting each other in the process, like a poor TV
soap-opera. Verbatim case-histories are almost humorous in
the way that patients and therapists jostle to create sensible sounding
stories out of the babble produced by DID therapy. So what is
Dissociative Identity Disorder is a Mind Control method which implants fantasies.
Of course any sensible therapist would have immediately seen these
'Alters' as a chimera resulting from the repetitive questions of the
therapist. Indeed Sigmund Freud warned against unconsciously
one's patient with clues as to where to go next during analytical
sessions. The danger was that the patient would
subconsciously pander to the expectancies of the Therapist and tacitly
Most of the patients who were filtered into MPD/DID techniques had a long
past history of orthodox psychological treatment which had not cured
them. To the
coterie of therapists and psychiatrists who were using DID to seek out abuse this lack
of response to orthodox therapeutic methods was a clear 'symptom' that
exceptionally evil sexual abuse was being 'hidden' and so their intention
was not so much to
cure the patient from their psychoses, but prove that they had been
The intention was not to cure the patient of their psychoses, but prove that they had been abused.
Campaigning Therapists appeared more interested in claiming that they had
the hidden abuse they suspected was there; rather than resolving a
patient's problems. For example, none of these therapist ever thought
that a patient who did not produce SRA 'Alters' during therapy indicated
that they had not been abused and so had nothing to recall. They just
kept on insisting until the patient made something up!
None of these DID therapists ever thought
that a patient who failed to produce SRA Alters during RMT indicated
that they had had nothing to recall.
Many of these women patients were chronically mentally ill. Mainstream
psychiatry was not curing them and so they were passed down
the line to the new breed of Feminist Therapists who specialised in
DID. The truth is that since 1966 when Prof. J Eysenk published
his seminal 'Fact and Fiction in Psychology' it
has been a psychiatric secret that interventions have no greater rate
of resolution than not treating patient and allowing him/her to come to
terms with his situation himself.
'Eysenck found that spontaneous remission in severe
neurotic disorders is such that some 45 percent recover after one year
and over 70 percent after two years, without any form of psychiatric treatment.
Within 5 years 90% of all cases recover. Orthodox
psychiatric and psychoanalytic treatment produces effects which are not
in advance of these figures and in many cases may even be below them.'
Fact and Fiction in Psychology (pp 154).
Psychiatric treatment has no greater rate
of resolution than allowing the patient to come to
terms with his situation himself.
Today there are hundreds of thousands of academic papers written on
Psychiatric treatments and methods but you will not find one of
them which analyses or rates recovery statistics!
Whilst psychiatry is very helpful to reveal how people might feel about
their illness all complexes are ultimately treated by the patient
him/herself coming to terms with it. The psychiatrist simply
identifies the crux of the problem within the patient and let's them become aware of it. Just as in
medicine, it is not the wonder drug which heals the patient but the
effect that drug has on super-charging existing natural healing mechanisms of the body
which cures the patient. The patient always heals him/herself.
Coping with mental illness is a process leading to a resolving of the
issues by the patient but continuous application of
'therapy' of the DID kind does nothing but incarcerate the patient
in a perpetual psychoses and therefore using DID a resolution is
therapists campaigning to highlight the mass of hidden sexual abuse they
felt existed looked back in the annals of psychiatry to justify their beliefs and
found that an unproven theory coined Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) had
first been identified in the 1840s, when psychiatry was in its
infancy. It was VERY rare but there was one recorded case by
Dr. Morton Prince of Boston, USA, in 1898 when he was consulted by one
Sally Beauchamp, a young single woman aged 23 who claimed to suffer
various nervous disorders. A long period of psychoanalysis resulted in 3
'personalities' surfacing during a seven year period. None of
this was conclusive and there is no insistence that the 'personalities'
were anything other than figments of Ms Beauchamps subconscious.
the time, competing psychiatric syndromes were vying against each other
to explain why some people acted out of character; one minute
contented, the next tortured and depressed.
Books like Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and
other fictional accounts of people whose personality 'split' and was
taken over by their 'evil' self. These ideas were actually
the result of much older memes, combining the religious idea of
'possession' of the body by devils with
the then novel psychiatric theory of schizophrenia, or split-personality.
In 1908 Eugene Blueler had published the first
works on Schizophrenia and coined the syndrome. MPD / DID is
squarely based on Schizophrenia and DID therapists have hi-jacked
Schizophrenia syndrome and corrupted it to suit their beliefs in
So a valid syndrome which went on to become the basis of the treatment
of hundreds of thousands of mentally ill people, was hi-jacked in the
1950s by people who believed that multiple personalities could
infest a person's mind, which is something entirely
different. There is one important distinction between
Schizophrenia syndrome and DID/MPD and that is that
schizophrenia has never ever made claims to be a mechanism to hide
abuse. Hiding supposed sexual abuse is the sole purpose of DID
according to its devotees.
Technically since the 1950s MPD / DID has since come to mean 'schizophrenia with more
than two personalities'.
The Great Reality Shift - Reincarnation and UFOs
As the growth of the Scientific Enlightenment proceeded apace
to produce the Industrial Revolution, and the medical and
technical achievements of the Victorian era occurred, the world then
suffered two brutal wars made ever more heinous by the very weapons
which technology had created for mass killing (e.g. the machine-gun,
high-explosives, motorised tanks, mega-cannons, ballistic missiles, and
atomic bombs). The horrors of these wars undermined more than
anything else the idea that a benevolent deity was directing mankind.
By the 1950s orthodox religion had become something of a hollowed-out
shell for many. By the 1960s church attendance had fallen to 6% and pews
were virtually empty. People now trusted more in Science to
guide the State, Education and Health, relegating Religion to the
cultural pomp of the State. But Superstition is a component part
of the human condition and had not been defeated. This
battle between Religion and Science gave rise to a new techno-religion
which was being formed in The Great Reality Shift. The
story of the development of MPD / DID encompasses this shift as belief
in extra-terrestrial god like beings who visited Earth began to develop
alongside claims of the hidden evil of a Secret Cult of Satanists and
the Bridey Murphy case illustrates it well.
Bridey Murphy - MPD falsification of memories reaches back into past lives.
In 1952 an experiment by amateur hypnotist Morey Bernstein put
housewife Virginia Tighe from Pueblo, Calif, in a trance
that sparked off startling revelations about Tighe's
alleged past life as a 19th-century Irish woman called Bridey Murphy.
Bernstein used an untested technique now called hypnotic regression. Today the method is almost exclusively used by MPD therapists under the name of Recovered Memory Therapy [RMT] ). During Recovered Memory Therapy the hypnotised subject is gradually taken back to
childhood supposedly to relive scenes and situations from that time which they have forgotten or repressed. This is of course where DID therapists stop; for
it would undermine their pretentions towards academic rigour if they
allowed their patients to delve back into past lives!
However Bernstein wasn't a therapist, or a medical person; he was a
self-taught hypnotist. Bernstein wasn't interested in medical
attempted to take
Virginia Tighe one step further; he suggested she cast her mind back to BEFORE
she was born. He was
astonished to find that a personality called Bridey Murphy came through,
speaking from Tighe's mouth. Bridey Murphy claimed to be
previous incarnation but it could easily have been portrayed as Tighe
'channelling' the spirit of Bridey Murphy in true spiritualist
Bernstein, who had no medical
qualifications but a deep interest in the supernatural, concluded
that Bridey Murphy was an earlier
incarnation of Tighe's. The corollary was that the Soul was eternal and could
transmigrate into different bodies through various lifetimes.
Murphy was reincarnating through the body of Tighe! The Bridey
Murphy story became BIG news at the time because of these claims of
reincarnation which was believed to offer 'evidence' of life after death.
Bernstein concluded that Bridey Murphy was an earlier incarnation of Tighe's Soul.
DID / MPD therapists today regularly use the same recovered memory techniques (RMT) to take
their patients back in time to their childhood but NEVER EVER try to
take them back into previous lives; because that would simply part
with any semblance of scientific method and show up their DID
syndrome as just a form of Psychiatric Voodoo.
So was there
actually any truth to the Bridey Murphy case? Read on:
hypnotised Tighe many times and began to build an entire life story of
Bridey Murphy in Ireland in the late 1880s. Her story was
impressively detailed and took months to relate. The more questions Bernstein asked the
hypnotised Tighe, the more 'facts' Bridey Murphy would come out
with, and the more complex her 'life-story' became. All very
impressive and convincing. Just like the outpourings of MPD / DID patients.
The Bridey Murphy experiment turned into a media phenomenon and created a lot of
controversy at the time. Bernstein milked the situation. In 1954 The Denver Post wrote
sensational articles on the experiment and it became a national
sensation. By early 1956 Doubleday had published Bernstein's book 'The Search for Bridey Murphy' and later that year the movie 'In search of Bridey Murphy' was
released. The public were hooked, all this publicity caused massive sensationalism
and uproar throughout the USA and Europe. Could this REALLY be proof of the survival of the Soul after
By the time sceptical researchers began checking the 'history' and 'facts' which had been given by Bridey Murphy under trance, reincarnation had become accepted as a possibility by many
observers and a large slice of the public. Other amateur hypnotists were jumping on the bandwagon,
getting similar results from regressing their subjects too.
It was then discovered that NONE of the details 'Bridey' had given under
hypnosis were factual. Locations could not be traced, people did
not exist, happenings were incorrect, wrong or invented.
Investigators travelled from the US to Ireland to get first-hand
knowledge and it was all bunkum. The whole thing was a perfect
exercise in CONFABULATION. Unconsciously and without
guile, whilst in an hypnotic trance Tighe, an unexceptional and mousey
woman, had created an amazingly convincing 19th century
life-story in Ireland which she had never ever visited, and the whole
thing was complete fantasy.
It was then found that NONE of the details
'Bridey' had given under hypnosis were factual. The whole thing was a
perfect exercise in CONFABULATION.
Although Bernstein never called Bridey Murphy an 'Alter' of Tighe's,
clearly the phenomenon was a perfect fit for a nervous woman
confabulating convincing stories under hypnosis whilst being lead by a
hypnotist/therapist using leading questions. Today Tighe's story would
be identical to the prognosis for MPD / DID and would probably include
fantasised claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse imposed upon her mind through leading questions by her DID therapist.
Today Tighe's story would
be identified by DID therapists as real and a factual repressed account of Abuse
Of course those who believe in MPD might say that Tighe must have
somehow been abused and used the persona of Bridey to hide that abuse
from Bernstein. However Tighe did not go to Bernstein because of
personal problems, she was a friend who was a particularly easy subject
to hypnotise and so ideal for Bernstein's amateur experiments.
Most psychiatrists of course would simply say that as there
was no psycho-sexual admissions or any other repressions mentioned by
Bridey in her life story, it was simply the willingness of Tighe's subconscious to create a
fictional personality from suggestive questioning. The only
difference between the Tighe case and current cases
of MPD is that it occurred long before the idea of Ritual Sex Abuse had
been invented. There was no prejudiced therapist asking leading
questions about Satanic Abuse to tip the balance into fantasies about
Satanic gangs and sexual torture.
Alien Abduction and the psychiatric cross-over
Contemporaneously with the burgeoning interest in Reincarnation during
the 1950s, mostly caused by the success of Theosophy (Itself an evolution of Spiritualism), came a parallel
interest in Alien contact. George Adamski, was the first man in
modern times to have claimed to have been abducted by Aliens. In 1953
the first book in his 'trilogy' was published titled 'Flying Saucers Have Landed'. The astonishing success of this ensured that it was quickly followed by Inside The Space Ships (1955) and Flying Saucers Farewell (1961).
By 1960 Adamski's books had reached over 200,000 eager readers and
created the entire mythology of UFOs which has developed since.
Adamski was a cult-leader, occult philosophist and mountebank with a
long history of lecturing on ancient philosophies and fantastic ideas.
He had tried various projects including bootlegging liquor during
prohibition, before he latched onto the UFO shtick.
Yet Adamski's idea of Alien Abduction triggered something in the popular mind and other people claiming to have had Encounters of the Third Kind,
followed in his wake. The idea of visiting Alien beings has almost
become de-rigeur to hundreds of thousands of people world-wide
The end of Prohibition in 1933 also marked the decline of his
profitable wine-making business, and Adamski later told two friends
that's when he "had to get into this [flying] saucer crap."
The Reality Shift
Largely thought lunacy at the time and thoroughly dismissed by all
scientists, the flames of Alien Abduction which Adamski had stoked were
fanned by none other than Carl Gustav Jung, Sigmund Freud's
contemporary. In 1958, Jung wrote Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen in the Skies.
Jung's intention was to try to place Alien Abduction in perspective
with earlier religious experiences throughout history and posit it,
correctly, as mankind's constant search for Omniscience. However
the nuances of this approach were drowned out by UFOlogists
promoting the book as 'academic proof' of historical visits to the Earth
Cue Erich Von Daniken's first book, Chariot of the Gods
(1968) an attempt at a chronology of imagined Alien visits to Earth
throughout mankinds' history. Daniken went on to sell sixty three million similar
diatribes across the world, supporting the unproven idea that Aliens
exist and occasionally visit Earth to contact humans. All of these
books and more which appeared during the same period cemented the idea
in the popular mind that world governments were conspiring to hide
the fact that technologically advanced god-like Alien beings could
secretly visit the Earth at whim and had controlled the history of
mankind on Earth through all eras. This of course played
the 'Illuminati' myth which underpins the New World Order conspiracy
theory meme and which found its latest manifestation in the Qanon
Christian-Right political phenomenon in the U.S. Qanon is simply the
compression point where the tectonic plates of science and religion
Yet, in Flying Saucers, Jung clearly stated that outpourings from
patients of claimed meetings with Aliens are, like other visions and
dreams, messages from the unconscious and must be taken into account
"If the round shining objects that appear in the sky be
regarded as visions, we can hardly avoid interpreting them as archetypal
images. They would then be involuntary, automatic projections based on
instinct, and as little as any other psychic manifestations or symptoms
can they be dismissed as meaningless and merely fortuitous." (pps 16-17)
The similarities between a secret project by omniscient Aliens to steer
mankind's history and abduct and perform horrific operations to 'study'
human development, with a cabal of evil Satanists who have controlled
the evolution of society throughout the ages by abusing children and
adults is too obvious to state. Except to say that both are of course
figments of the imagination. Compare these two panels below.
|"Hilary says she has been abducted so
many times she has lost count and is convinced that aliens are already
among us and only a government cover-up continues to keep it a secret. 'They know what is going on but they are absolutely powerless to stop it,' said Hilary. However, the active member of the
British Earth and Aerial Mysteries Society (BEAMS) believes the tide is
turning as people increasingly come forward with their own tales of
alien abduction. Later this month she will be among a
host of speakers at the Anomalous Mind Management, Abductee, Contactee,
Helpline project (AMMACH) conference, which is expected to attracted
hundreds. Hilary, who has had two
experiences of aliens in Wales, holds the belief that extra terrestrials
are targeting the Celtic tribe. " - Wales Online:
"The police investigation eventually exonerated Mr and Mrs Dallimore.
Their daughter's accusations were found to be pure invention and seemed
to have derived from Rebecca's experiences at an evangelist church,
whose priest, the Rev Arthur Row, believed in the power of Satan. He
had enthusiastically taken up her allegations. Personal testimony has a
peculiarly powerful effect in persuading people.... It is cases like
that of the Dallimores that demonstrate the importance of corroborating
"memories" before rushing to the conclusion that they are true. But
the uncorroborated testimony of "survivors" is enough to convince many
people of the reality of satanic abuse - even though some of the
"survivors" also have "memories" of being abducted and sexually abused
by aliens." ....If those who believe in satanism
get their way, the law will eventually be changed to make uncorroborated
testimony of satanism sufficient for conviction. That is why we should
be deeply alarmed - not about Satan, but about Ms Sinason." - Excerpt
from The Sunday Telegraph 13th February 2000. - SATANIC
ABUSE MEETS THE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. by Alasdair Palmer
The only difference between the Tighe case and current cases of MPD is
that there was no prejudiced therapist asking leading questions about
abuse linked to Satanism.
Three Faces of Eve - Psychiatry jumps on the MPD bandwagon
All the publicity around Bridey Murphy spawned more cases. In 1957, with the publication of the best-selling book The Three Faces of Eve
by psychiatrists Thigpen and Cleckley, the idea of MPD was
brought to the fore again, based on their experiences with just one
patient ( Chris
Sizemore ). The Media got in on the act, again, and soon the
sensational film Three Faces of Eve was
distributed. The public's interest, already primed by the
Bridey Murphy case which was occurring concurrently, was given an additional boost with claims of
Multiple Personality Disorder. Even though the vast majority of psychiatric
professionals at the time still perceived MPD as an accessory to dissociation caused
through schizophrenia and not a syndrome in and of itself.
SYBIL: The Book which launched a thousand MPD sufferers.
Despite the sensationalisms of Bride Murphy and Three Faces of Eve, MPD was to remain simmering for another 17 years until in 1974, when the highly influential book 'Sybil' was published, and later made into a sensational TV Series in 1976. It described what Robert Rieber called "the third most famous of multiple personality cases." It presented a detailed discussion of the problems of treatment of "Sybil Isabel Dorsett,".
"Though the book and subsequent films helped popularize the diagnosis of MPD and trigger an epidemic of the diagnosis;
later analysis of the case suggested different interpretations, ranging
from Dorsett's problems having been caused by the therapeutic methods
used by her psychiatrist....
Dr. David Spiegel, a Stanford psychiatrist whose father
treated Dorsett [AKA Mason] on occasion, says that his father described
Mason as "a
brilliant hysteric. He felt that Dr. Wilbur tended to pressure her to
exaggerate the dissociation she already had."
As media attention on MPD increased, so too did the controversy surrounding the diagnosis. Source: Wikipedia
He felt that her psychiatrist pressured her to
exaggerate on the dissociation she already had.
Ironically even though the story of Sybil was proven to be suspect there was a remake of the film in 2007, and it still portrayed the case as reality!
Simone Reinders, a leading light in the post-SRA generation of DID
promoters, has herself admitted that Sybil's DID was false. In her 2008 paper for Kings College titled: Cross-examining dissociative identity disorder she writes:
'One of the best known DID cases, Sybil (Schreiber,
1973), has been found (Rieber, 1999) to have been
a manufactured iatrogenic case of multiple person-
ality. Rieber (1999) discovered how easily ‘The fine
line between self-deception and deception of others’
can be crossed when wanting to make a dissociative
identity disorder case ‘no matter what’. Sybil was
manufactured through hypnosis, pentothal and a
close emotional involvement between subject and
therapist. Using the subject’s given capacity for suggestion, false memories of sexual abuse were created and the notion of multiple personality implanted. Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition, A. A. T. Simone Reinders. 28 May 2008,
Clearly, the history of DID and MPD show unequivocally that false
'alters' and false memories CAN easily be created under DID therapy and this is
a problem known by those who practice it. The question is how often does confabulation occur and who decides whether the patient's outpourings are fact or fiction?
Of course, in normal psychiatry fact or fiction hardly matters, because
the psychiatrist does not look at what the patient is saying, they look at WHY they are saying it.
Their outpourings are a symptom of an underlying psychiatric malaise
and therefore what they say is not seen as an exact statement of
fact. For instance, if the patient is a teenager and has repressed a history of
childhood incest then to avoid the extensive repercussions of admitting
this fact ( the resulting break-up of a family, the prosecution of the father, the personal shame, the harm to mother and
siblings, etc) it is quite likely that the patient might project the
abuse onto another imagined perpetrator, or create another narrative
blaming the abuse on unspecified evil entities and Satanic mysteries.
There are many motives for many fantasies produced by DID patients, not
the least of which is continuing to obtain continuous attention and
care from the psychiatrist or therapist with whom the patient has
enjoyed a transferrence.
History proves that false
'alters' and false memories CAN easily be created under DID therapy and this problem is known by those who practice it.
The frequency of confabulation is open to debate but statistics of
cases derived through MPD / DID since the late 1980s show clearly that
in almost ALL of those sensational SRA cases that came to court and were
tested the evidence gained through DID was proven false or inaccurate -
you can see details of them in the time-line in the leftmost
column. This would suggest that if not all, then the majority of DID/MPD stories are confabulated.
The SAFF has been tracking the Satanic Ritual Abuse Myth
years in great detail. We can make the categoric statement that
despite thousands of DID indoctrinated patients claiming to have
suffered Satanic Abuse
not one case of claimed Satanic Ritual Child Abuse has ever been
prosecuted successfully through the courts. Every single one of
The real tragedy is that victims' accounts of 'normal' abuse can be
checked and questioned for situation, time, locality,
paraphernalia, etc. but the confabulated accusations of abuse under MPD
/ DID cannot because they are infactual, and the truth is that
hundreds if not thousands of innocent men have been incarcerated as a
DID therapy because their daughters confabulated untrue accusations
about imagined abuse during RMT sessions. The Carol Myers (aka
Felstead) case is a classic example of how DID can not only put
innocent people into prison, but cause the death of patients.
By the 1980s, fictional
accounts of MPD cases and motion picture outpourings of schizophrenic crimes had
resulted in a cross-over between fact and fiction in the popular mind.
Confusion about Schizophrenia, Multiple Personalities, and a lack
of understanding of the confabulation which invariably occurs during
hypnosis, mislead people and a few psychiatrists who should have
known better, to believe that 'Alters' were a reflection of the
patients' subconscious when in fact they were an invention of the patient's subconscious.
Believers in MPD held that 'Alters' were a reflection of the patients' subconscious when in fact they were an invention of the patient's subconscious.
Earlier in the 1970s, the spiritual revolution of the 'sixties' had
developed into a wholesale melding of fringe philosophical ideas,
spirituality and self-help during what was termed the Aquarian Age. A new breed of 'psychologists' and
'therapists' were being trained. A psychiatrist is a trained
medical doctor but anyone can call themselves a psychologist or
therapist. Thus therapists who had not been properly trained in
Freudian Analysis thought that these new 'Aquarian Age' techniques
( such as re-birthing, role-playing, recovered memories, primal
scream, and the use of hypnotic trance, etc. ) were short-cuts to the
traditional and accepted method of Analysing patients.
is a gradual and minutely detailed technique which could take years of
weekly sessions to uncover key neuroses in patients, but modern life
required a quick-fix and many therapists began experimenting with
questionable New Age techniques to get it. Moreover many
of the new caucus of 'psychologists' and 'therapists' were in fact
Neo-Marxist feminists whose whole world was coloured by the ideology of
radical feminism. Radical Feminists saw Freud's teachings as a patriarchal system
designed to blame and control women so tried to transform it. MPD
became their weapon to do so.
Radical feminism saw
Sigmund Freud's system as patriarchal and intent on perpetuating the
control of women so tried to transform it. MPD
became their weapon to do so.
In 1980 the book ' Michelle Remembers'
was published, it was the account of a relationship between
Michelle Smith and her psychiatrist Laurence Pazder (whom Smith later
married) which was an updated re-run of Sybil
squarely in the context of SATANIC ritual abuse. It was the first
ever book to expose the idea of Satanic Abuse to the public.
Memory Therapy Smith 'remembered' minute details of repetitive abuse
in a Satanic Coven. This was the first time that SRA had been
mentioned in connection with MPD. Earlier claimed MPD cases had
not had any Satanic content. The book was highly
successful, in part powered by the intense media interest. It became the
'bible' of MPD promoters in the Western World as it shot to success
'proving' they claimed, both the existence of Satanic Ritual Child
Abuse, and of the MPD syndrome. Nobody mentioned Bridey Murphy then.
Michelle Remembers was arguably the
main influencer of the Satanic Panic in the U.S. and it was then
imported into the UK where the SRA hysteria hit during 1989. When the
hullabaloo had died down researchers checked the facts in the book and
found them unverifiable.
Michelle Remembers became the 'bible' of MPD believers 'proving' they claimed, both the existence of Satanic Ritual
Child Abuse, and of the MPD / DID syndrome.
Why had Satanism suddenly been injected into MPD / DID stories? The
first-wave feminists who campaigned for equality between the genders
had by the mid 1970s been replaced by Radical Neo-Marxist feminists
whose intent was to portray all men as inherently abusive.
'[the radical feminists] platform throughout the 1980s was not
the traditional class warfare but the new politics of gender. This
became translated into a theory where men were substituted for the
capitalist ruling class as the oppressors with women and children their
captives. In this world-vision sexual abuse was posited as a universal
means of control of women and children as an induction into patriarchy,
perpetuating the evils of history which had been caused by the violence
of men poisoned by testosterone. '
Note well that the ancient
stereotype of Satanism perfectly symbolised all the RadFems'
complaints. A secret cult of evil men supposedly sadistically abusing, raping
and killing women and children. As one leader of a UK rape crisis
centre said 'Satan is the ultimate Rapist'. The fact that
Satan is an anthropomorphic religious Christian invention appeared
There was no proof of a global network of abusing
Satanists but that failed to
register in their prejudiced minds. So they set out to invent one
with the help of manic fundamentalist Christians with whom they worked in
close liaison during the 1980s to create the Satanic Panic beginning in 1987 and spanning most of the 1990s.
The fundamentalists wanted to scare nominal
Christians back into the fold, the Radical Marxist Feminists were
'separatists'. They wanted to destroy 'patriarchy' ( masculine control
of society) and use imagined incidences of an epidemic of sexual
abuse to do it. Key to this was the numbers game.
Everyone knew that sexual abuse existed in the shadows, the Radical
Feminists wanted to exaggerate the incidence of it and portray it as omnipresent by making fraudulent claims that '1 in 3 children will be abused by their fathers'. Obviously on the basis of an average
progeny of 2.5 children per family this would mean that 50% of fathers
were abusers! Every other Dad was a sexual criminal. they
said! It was a bonkers claim but SRA gave the Radical Feminists
the shock-value to get a national debate going on the prevalence of
sexual abuse, helped along by money-grubbing child-protection charities
such as the NSPCC who saw the scare as a new source of funding.
Courage to Heal, the start of Victimhood
In 1988: Ellen Bass and Laura Davis published their controversial book 'Courage to Heal A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse'.
Which contains many stories of how adult women have 'liberated'
themselves from unexplained unhappiness using self-help techniques and
also includes a self-diagnosed case of a woman who recovered memories of
having been Satanically abused as a child.
The premiss of the book is
that there is an epidemic of childhood sexual abuse of girls which has
been repressed due to the trauma involved and can be 'remembered' using New Age
techniques. It is one of the mainstays of those who believe in DID / MPD
and at the root of much of it. Courage to Heal has been
reprinted three times and many academics and commentators accuse the
book of creating an avalanche of false-memories and wicked false
'Courage to Heal has been criticized for being used primarily by incompetent therapists, for creating in children false memories of abuse, as well as for its authors' lack of qualifications for creating an industry which has isolated and separated family members despite having no positive proof the abuse occurred, and for destructively replacing individual identities with that of a "survivor".
Bass and Davis have also been criticized for leaping to unwarranted,
implausible conclusions with significant consequences and for scientific
errors found in the first edition that were not corrected in subsequent
Bass and Davis responded to the controversy surrounding the book by
writing "Honoring the Truth: A Response to the Backlash", a new chapter
included the 1994 edition to respond to and rebut criticisms of the
book, though this was removed from the 20th anniversary edition. ' (source: Wikipedia)
Satan's Underground, final proof of the existence of SRA?
1988, after Michelle Remembers had percolated through into the popular
mind and Courage To Heal had set all discontented women on a
trajectory towards blaming their parents for their
under-achievement, the compulsive liar and confidence trickster
Wilson published 'Satan's Underground' a horrific autobiography of how she supposedly was repetitively sexually abused and
tortured by murderous child-killing Satanists. Wilson used the pseudonym Lauren Stratford to write her book. There was no psychiatric
intention in Wilson's book and she
had no feminist pretensions, but it became a best-seller.
Satan's Underground was what
both the fundies and the feminists had been looking for for a decade; 'first hand proof' of the
existence of a pan-global network of child-abusing Satanists!
Actually it was all lies.
Bob and Gretchen Pasantino, two
journalists working at the Christian Cornerstone magazine
investigated Wilson's claims and found them to be utterly false in every
She had not been abused.
She had not known any Satanists.
Her story was entirely fabricated.
They wrote a now famous article which totally undermined the
So much so that Wilson's publishers withdrew Satan's Underground from sale.
Even so Satan's Underground is still included in SRA
bibliographies as though real;
Currently Google Books
still has it billed as:
' an incredible true story of mind control, pornography, sexual abuse, ritualistic abuse, and Satan worship.'
Even though the publisher voluntarily withdrew it from sale because of the harmful lies it contained!
Wilson's Satan's Underground was incredible because it was untrue
in every respect, yet millions still believe it had a grain of truth because that is what they want to believe. The old tabloid axiom comes true again 'tell them what they want to hear'.
Wilson did a runner to avoid the Pasantino's enquiries. She was later discovered using the assumed Jewish name Lisa
Grabowski, pretending to be a WWII child Holocaust survivor from
Auschwitz, "Wilson collected thousands of dollars in donations intended for Holocaust survivors. As Grabowski," those people who had pinned their colours to the
mast by giving Satan's Underground credence to support the lie of SRA, looked the other way and still
refuse to see the truth.
Although claimed by DID / MPD therapists as
proof of their own contentions it is important to remember that
Wilson's book was not connected in any way with DID therapy; Satan's
Underground was just out and out fabrication by a compulsive
fundamentalist liar who knew how to manipulate the minds of gullible
people. What it is proof of is how easily DID/ MPD therapists can be
mislead into believing nonsense.
A year later a similar Satan book was published in Britain which fanned the flames of belief in non-existent SRA, titled 'Dance With The Devil'.
The Author, Audrey Harper, a British fundamentalist Christian had, like Wilson, not undergone
any MPD therapy but she had been exorcised numerous times. She was part of a campaigning Christian group which
backed the new Satan Scare (Reachout Trust). She told horrible tales of a baby
being slaughtered and its blood drunk by a coven of Witches.
When the details were checked it turned out to be another pack of Sectarian Lies.
Yes, dear reader, MPD / DID was not simply over-diagnosed by overly
enthusiastic 'therapists', it also opened up opportunities for the
Christian Fundamentalist circuit, a major feature of which is the
Exorcism of sinful devils from women who are brought to the churches for
healing and conversion. Audrey Harper herself underwent
many full blown exorcisms after joining several fundamentalist churches
and later wrote a book recommending it titled 'Deliverance Means Love'.
The profile of people looking to Christian churches for help to
cope with life is an almost cookie-cutter copy of those who seek help
from psychologists and therapists. They are often one in the same. Harper had been a dead-beat,
addict and drug-pushing prostitute when young. In later life she tried
to escape her seedy past and turned to God to help her do
it. The church blamed her dissolute early life on Satan and it was a
good enough excuse for many.
Exorcism, the early form of MPD
of the women now saddled with a diagnosis of MPD / DID have actually
'trained' in it by Churches and gone through exorcisms BEFORE they are
passed on to MPD therapists. DID is in fact nothing more than a
secularised form of Exorcism. Just as fundamentalists blame the
Devil for corrupting a Soul, so do therapists using DID blame the
Devil's associates (Satanists) for corrupting a patient's mental state
with sexual and physical abuse.
An exorcism involves the calling forth of devils, which are nothing other than the 'Alters' of DID therapists. The 'devils' are
then exorcised through dramatic and emotional religious ceremonies where
the person being
exorcised confesses their past sins and identifies the devils (Alters)
who made them do it. Such as The Demon of Lust, The Demon of
Drink, etc. In DID therapy the process is exactly the same,
rituals of emotional catharsis such as 're-birthing', or 'reverse
remembering' are used. You can see one happening here. Both Exorcism and DID put the parishoner/patient
into a kind of trance. Often there are multiple devils to be
as there are multiple Identities discovered in MPD.
Ultimately DID is nothing more than superstition clothed in pseudo-psychiatry.
Ultimately MPD/DID is nothing more than superstition, in psychiatry.
Doreen Irvine who wrote From Witchcraft to Christ,
an early polemic against Paganism and Witchcraft published her book in 1973 (
which did not, by the way, mention Satanic Abuse because it had not then been invented). Irvine was exorcised many
times over a period of some weeks and claimed that 88 Devils (Alters)
were cast out of her by Pastor Arthur Neill of the Yate Christian centre
in Bristol, before she was 'cured' of Witchcraft. Disconnected from the sectarian world most medical professionals have absolutely no idea of how prevalent Exorcism actually is in the self-help world of DIY therapy.
With the help of irresponsible and unwise programs from the BBC Exorcism has had a massive resurgence in the last few decades.
- Exorcisms are regularly held in Pentecostal and house-churches throughout the land.
- The Church of England and Catholic Churches have trained Exorcists for use on demand.
- The Witch-Children scare of 2006 was created by thousands of children being abused in church exorcism ceremonies. Some were actually killed.
- On 3 November 2011 The Archbishop of York, Sentamu, made a public demand for Exorcisms to be paid for by the NHS!
- In 2014 the Vatican, with the support of pope Francis, held an exorcism training seminar for 200 Priests.
- The SAFF regularly collates cases of exorcism which have gone
wrong and harmed or killed people. There are hundreds of them.
Anyone who assumes exorcism is
consigned to mediaeval history needs to think again. The MPD / DID
the army of Christian 'counsellors' work together because, of
course, The Devil and 'Satan' are synonymous. The hosting
of academic papers on the use of Exorcism (termed Spirit Releasement) in
the Royal College of Psychiatry
website is proof positive that psychiatry is being pushed back into mediaevalism.
How MPD eventually created so many problems it was repackaged as DID
With an understanding of how easily the human mind can confabulate
things like 88 Devils and 100 'Alters', the lessons of the detailed fantasies of non-existent Bridey Murphy,
the ease with which professionals can be taken-in to create the Sybil
myth, the corrupt lies of frauds like Laurel Rose Wilson, and the
way the Media successfully dramatises and pushes prurient public
interest in MPD / DID, the reliance on MPD as a 'real'
psychological syndrome is obviously very much in question, yet it is
such a money-making device that more and more DID 'therapists' are
jumping on the bandwagon and teaching the method to other health workers
so that it is becoming a kind of pyramid selling scheme - a dangerous bandwagon which is growing
The explosion of people wrongly diagnosed with MPD in the 1980s and
the failure of ALL of the 21 claimed SRA cases in Britain in the 1990s,
most of which resulted from fantasies generated during MPD sessions,
made MPD a watch-word for Snake-Oil Psychiatry. So bad was its
reputation that MPD therapists had to arrange a PR switcheroo and began using the
term DID instead of MPD. So after 1990 you will rarely hear the acronym
MPD but whenever you hear DID it is without doubt THE SAME THING.
After 1990 you will rarely hear the acronym
MPD but it is exactly the same thing as DID.
DID is Dissociative Identity Disorder, but it means exactly the same as
Multiple Personality Disorder. The term
is fundamental to the established syndrome of schizophrenia. As
the name indicates, schizophrenia causes a split-personality where the
mind appears to involve two personalities or aspects of the Self. It is a form of
introspection where the 'good' mind blames
the bad mind for its own negative actions. It is a way for the Id
to come to
terms with one's conscience and escape the guilt which is a corrosive
aspect of all mental illnesses, and it is a way for a psychotic mind to
pretend to be 'normal' whilst leaving the split side of the personality comits
acts which it knows are wrong so that it can live with itself
afterwards. The 'bad' mind serves as an outlet for
release of psychopathic episodes which are normally repressed by the
The word schizophrenia was coined by Eugen Blueler and is from
the Latin, meaning literally Split Mind ( Schizo + Phrenia) 'split' +
'mind' Thus schizophrenia involves TWO
personalities, (split-personality) because that is all the mind requires
to offset it's abnormal perspectives. This is why the original term used by promoters of MPD
when it hi-jacked Schizoprenia was MULTIPLE Personality Disorder. They took the
accepted psychiatric framework of split-personality (schizophrenia) and made the radical assertion that
patients could have MULTIPLE personalities instead of the two Bleuler had originally theorised. This
radical, unproven extension of the syndrome of schizophrenia which its
discoverer Blueler never accepted or intended, has been foisted on the
rest of the medical fraternity. Most mainstream psychiatrists
repudiate the DID sydrome and so it is the crusade of all DID therapists to
establish it as true regardless of history and regardless of the
As we have seen patients can
easily fantisise multiple pseudo personalities but the actual psychological
mechanism of schizophrenia remains dualistic. A conflict between what
the patient's mind sees as good and evil within him/herself. MPD therapists made the crucial error of
believing that each of their patients' imagined 'Alters' was actually a different
part of the mind, a kind of memory bank that was holding and hiding factual experiences the patient had actually
undergone from the everyday personality of the patient. Not a mistake any psychiatrist versed in
schizophrenia would ever do. Conflicts between the split
personality are due to repressions, not memories.
These MPD therapists did a very similar switcheroo with false accusations of SRA. During 1988-1991 they spoke ONLY of Satanic Ritual Child Abuse.
When the first UK SRA case occurred in Nottingham in 1988 they declared
it to be SATANIC and then named every other case as SATANIC until 1991
when the false Rochdale SRA case tipped the sentiments of the public and
media against them. When the extent of the stupidity, foolishness and plots to
incriminate innocent families were known during the collapse of the Rochdale Satanic Ritual Child Abuse case,
the media turned on the
therapists and social workers involved. Public inquiries castigated
those who foolishly believed in SRA and MPD was blamed for producing
false memories in small children and adults.
From then on for about 8 years no SRA believer ever used the word
'SATAN'. It was verboten within the therapy lobby. Instead they switched to using the term Ritual
Abuse. The full definition of 'Ritual Abuse' given by RAINS to the SAFF in correspondence in 1996 was:
'The Systematic physical, sexual and emotional abuse supported
by rituals or symbols with or without a religious or occult ideology.'
NO mention of Satanism at all! Yet they're still chasing
Satanic Abusers today 24 years later, as we will show below and you will
clearly see from the unique Timeline in the leftmost column that DID is
simply a repackaged and rehabilitated MPD with all it's earlier
When these DID Satan
Hunters are talking to patients confabulating fantasies, or their
friends in the fundamentalist network about abuse, they refer without question to 'Satanic
Ritual Abuse, but when talking to mainstream psychiatrists and the media
generally they avoid using the 'S' word because of the mistakes of the 1990s. They talk instead of
'Sadistic Abuse', 'trigger words', 'mind control' 'post traumatic
stress' and infer that 'paedophiles use bizarre occult symbols and
paraphernalia to frighten children into compliance' but they avoid
the word Satan. Now you see it, now you don't. After a
few years, when the public's memory has waned, they started to push the
'Satanic boat' out again. You can see it in the timeline and you
can see it outlined below. They have done this so cleverly that
many of the therapists who have taken up DID as a method are ignorant of
the fact that mad claims of Satanic Abuse are at the root of it.
In short the ludicrious idea of a
pan-global network of Sadistic Satanic Abusers is central to the
promotion of DID and one of the MAIN intentions of
the fundie-feminist axis within current MPD / DID therapy is to
the idea that Satanic Ritual Abuse exists.
The MAIN intention of MPD/DID therapy is not primarily to to cause
patients to recover, but to establish the idea that Satanic Ritual Abuse
Why is this? Why would such a nonsensical idea as Satanic
Abuse be insisted upon by erstwhile intelligent people? Because these DID therapists are being driven by the fears and fantasies of their patients.
Question any group of humans, adults or children, and the fundamental
phobias of life will be present. Instinctive fears of snakes
(Ophidiophobia), being buried alive (Taphophobia), fear of death
(Thanatophobia), fear of giving birth (Tokophobia), fears of being
injected (Belonophobia), Fear of Spiders (Arachnophobia), fear of
caves,tunnels (Claustrophobia), fear of cemeteries and graveyards
(Coimetrophobia), Fear of spilled blood (Hemophobia), all these
instinctive fears are within adults and children. When asked to
concentrate on these things by a social worker or therapist they loom
large and the scenario which allows full, unrestricted reign to the
outpouring of these fears are the spooky images of horror which fairy
stories implant in children and which the Churches indoctrinate
into them with tales of the devil and which the media make a reality on
the screen and in fictional books and horror stories. That is why all these phobias and more are present in almost every single diagnosed case of SRA (see SAFF's Satanic Footprint here).
Rumplestiltschin = Abduction and killing of children from mothers cribs by an ugly demon.
Hansel & Gretel = A Witch imprisons two children in cages and prepares them for Sacrifice after which she proposes to eat their flesh.
Pied Piper of Hamelin = Children groomed by enchanted music to leave their parents and follow the piper into the woods, forever to be lost or killed.
King of the Golden Mountain = An evil dwarf tricks a man to give up his son in
exchange for illusory riches. The outcast son goes on a series of harrowing
adventures involving a snake, a princess and a magic ring.
Little Red Riding Hood = Evil disgusing itself using robes and hoods in order to kill and eat a young girl.
There were many early folklorists who noted their respective nation's
folk-stories but since the Grimm brothers popularised their collection
of German Fairy Stories in the minds of the populace with their books
aimed for the general adult market in 1812, the Media have mined
them for a host of popular children's films, plays and books. The
original Grimm Stories were compiled by the brothers from spoken history
and were often brutal and horrific tales of hobgoblins, ghosts,
shape-shifting, werewolves and the supernatural which no child would be
shown today, yet the Media sanitised these and kept the memes in the
minds of the young.
The scenario which allows full reign
to the emergence of
these fears are the spooky images of horror and supernatural which
fairy stories implant in children and which the Churches then activate
in their teachings of the devil which the media make a 'reality' on the
DID is a money-making bandwagon to keep the new generation of therapists lucratively busy at taxpayers' expense.
DID is a fantastic opportunity for the mental health
industry. Because there is no real definition of DID it is a
catch-all diagnosis for ANYONE who falls into the clutches of DID
therapists. I have yet to meet or hear of a person who has been
told to go away because they don't have DID! The confirmation rate
must be 99.9%. Higher than any other illness pro-rata per capita of the
Governments in the West have all backed the idea of mental health
and the UK government is pouring money into all kinds of therapies, including
DID. An hour's DID therapy will cost you about £200.00, though
most therapists fleece the taxpayer by getting the NHS to pay for
it. The therapist may spend an hour with you and another half hour
or so writing up afterwards. They can get through four to five sessions
in a day easily. That's £1,000.00 a day, £5,000 a week, over £200,000
per year. This does not of course include extra income from
writing books or articles for magazines, attending and speaking at DID
workshops, being a special advisor to the police or social services on
cases, all of which are highly paid (£450.00 per 'expert' letter).
What's not to like? They're not helping you for the good of your
health are they?
I have yet to hear of a MPD therapist telling a patient to go away because they don't have DID!
But why is the British Government and the General Medical Council and the Royal College of Psychiatry
supporting this nonsense when the history of this illegitimate daughter
of Schizophrenia has ALREADY been discredited historically and most recently in the US? The situation in
North America is even clearer and rapidly turned against DID therapy as you can see from
"Academics and clinicians in the fields
of psychiatry, psychology and psychotherapy clashed over the validity of
recovered memories and the diagnoses of MPD and DID. Researchers (such
as Paul McHugh and Robert Sapolsky) likened the conflict to a civil war,
reminiscent of the “memory wars” over false versus recovered memories.Clearly, the experience of the 1990s stigmatised DID and MPD as not only unproven, but actually harmful to patients, so why is the RCP still supporting it?
But the deciding battles were fought in the US law
courts in the mid to late 1990s. People claiming they had been falsely
accused, and former patients claiming their memories and diagnoses of
MPD and DID were induced in therapy began to sue the therapists and the
hospitals. In a series of high profile medical malpractice cases
millions of dollars were awarded by juries or won in settlements paid
out by insurance companies. Licensing boards revoked or restricted the
licences to practise of some of the main advocates of recovered memory
therapy and proponents of MPD/DID.
As a result, in north America, the recovered
memory movement and the diagnoses of MPD and DID were abruptly reduced
and by the end of the 1990s a majority of published academic papers were
sceptical about the scientific validity of DID. In a commentary published in the journal Current Psychiatry
in September 2009, Numan Gharaibeh, a staff psychiatrist at Danbury
Hospital Danbury, Connecticut, called for DID to be removed from DSM-5.
He cited a 1999 survey of 301 US psychiatrists by Harrison Pope and
colleagues about their attitudes toward DSM-IV dissociative disorders
diagnoses: only 35% had no reservations about DID as a diagnosis; 43%
felt that it should be included only with reservations (e.g., only as a
‘proposed diagnosis’); 15% indicated that the diagnosis should not be
included in the DSM at all. In response to a question regarding the
status of the evidence in support of the diagnosis, only 21% believed
there was strong evidence for DID’s scientific validity.
Gharaibeh wrote: “On balance, published
papers appear sceptical about DID’s core components: dissociative
amnesia and recovered-memory therapy”. In 2006 Pope and colleagues
published an analysis of academic publications associated with DID and
dissociation from 1984 to 2003 which showed a sharp peak in articles in
the late 1990s followed by a steep decline."
Source: The Woman Who Had 48 Personalities in The New Scientist (Sept 2013).
Britain the tracking of false memories created during DID / MPD therapy
has been done by the august British False Memory Society
(BFMS) a group
of psychiatrists and academics specialising in the human mind which has
for decades analysed, criticised and validated or discredited various
false ideas about the memory and how it works. Their website (www.bfms.org.uk
replete with scientific research, lectures and case histories of how
DID has CAUSED trauma in thousands of patients.
Christopher French wrote in an article
originally carried in the Guardian newspaper on 18 November 2014:
"As I have written in the past in these pages, the use of various
dubious techniques by therapists and counsellors aimed at recovering
allegedly repressed memories of childhood sexual abuse can often produce
detailed and horrific false memories. In fact, there is a consensus among scientists studying memory that
traumatic events are more likely to be remembered than forgotten, often
leading to post traumatic stress disorder."
The corollary of what Professor French is saying is that false
memories created during DID sessions create Post Traumatic Stress
disorder in those patients. The old axiom proves true
again; The true meaning of a thing always resides in its
opposite. DID therapists tell their patients that Sadistic
Sexual Abuse causes post-traumatic stress disorder and DID uncovers it,
whereas in reality DID creates post-traumatic stress disorder in the patient
don't need a psychiatrist to sell someone DID therapy, in fact
Colin Ross, one of the front-runners who has popularised DID for
decades, promoted a 'Self-Declared DID questionnaire'.
This is a tick-box questionnaire which the patient uses to
'diagnose' their own DID! (see right) You can sit at
home and discover you've been Satanically abused!
The questionnaire is a travesty of science, including false
positives and sections which would probably diagnose every single person
in the world with DID if taken seriously. It is no more
scientific than the interminable 'Answer these 20 questions to see if
you are attractive to the opposite sex'
questionnaires in the Weekend
For instance, one of the most frequent human happenings which
almost everyone will experience at some time or another is Deja-vu, (
the impression that one has been in that same place before or heard a
person saying what they just said before) , you can probably remember having an experience like this yourself. In the Ross Self
Declared DID questionnaire' Deja-vu is a sign that you have DID!
there are dozens more.
You can't escape it!
At £200.00 a session.
DID by its very method creates false memories in those treated with it.
In a presentation at Goldsmith's University of London in March 2013
Professor Elizabeth Loftus said numerous experiments and research
conducted by herself and others over 40 years showed about 30% of people
were susceptible to false memories. In one of these now famous
experiments Loftus persuaded subjects to believe that they had met Bugs
Bunny on a visit to Disneyland, an impossibility considering Bugs is a
Warner Brothers Cartoon Character, not a Disney one. Switch
Bugs Bunny for Satan and Disneyland for a Satanic Temple and you have
the source of the consistent fantasies produced predominantly by
A good illustration of what can go wrong when DID is diagnosed can be
seen in the terrible case of Roma Hart a woman who, going by her own
legal sworn affidavit was tortured by her DID therapist using drugs and
other methods which have a striking resemblance to similar tales coming
out of other DID therapists' consulting rooms about Satanic
Abuse. Are these tales simply a projection onto
imagined Satanists of the DID therapy being imposed on the
patient? Judge for yourself in Roma Hart's story in the leftmost column here:
Satan Hunters get in on the act
Not long after Colin Ross's DID questionnaire became 'fashionable' with
MPD/DID therapists a version of it was used by RANS (Ritual Abuse
Network Scotland) in conjunction with Dundee University to
distance-diagnose Satanic Ritual Abuse.
RANS have a long history
of making false claims about SRA and network with loony US outfits who
underpinned the Qanon phenomenon. See here for background.
A key worker at RANS, Joseph Lumbasi, headed an 'experiment'
which collated and 'analysed' hundreds of DSM5 type questionnaires sent
out to people already known to believe themselves to have been
Satanically abused. You get the gist? The utter bankruptcy
of such junk-science can be seen when you realise that the questionnaire
wasn't distributed across a population but only given to people who
already believed that they had been Satanically Abused.
type DID questionnaire was doing just one thing; officially CONFIRMING the
false beliefs of schizophrenics about SRA and adding more corrupted data
to underpin the fundamentally false premiss of DID, that SRA exists if patients exist who say they've been abused by Satanists.
We will no doubt see the forgone 'results' touted at the
continuing Satan Seminars these people use to network 'new evidence' to
back up their nonsensical ideas.
A classic illustration of how mentally ill patients were brainwashed
into accepting memories of Satanic Ritual Abuse by their therapists is
outlined in the case of Roma Hart which we give in detail in the
. It makes horrifying reading, to think that there
may be literally thousands of people like Roma Hart who have been 'treated' by
DID therapy at the taxpayers' expense. Yes dear reader, your
tax money has been co-opted into persecuting mentally ill patients.
These deceits are just one arm of the DID industry, in what
has become one of the most lucrative and fast expanding sections
of the mental health field. Is this why the
Royal College of Psychiatry is backing it? 'Therapists' with
Micky-Mouse qualifications are being churned out by the thousands. From
Diplomas on Baby Massage to honours in Culinary Medicine and
'qualifications' in using crystals to heal. The RCP appears to
have given up trying to keep proper control of this avalanche of
junk-science. Follow the
money! The august Royal College of Psychiatrists was
to act as mediator to protect the public from unscrupulous therapy but
is in fact backing it. Not only has it accepted DID as a real
(even though it is, as we have amply shown, unproven) but the RCP library contains papers
written by DID fanatics on EXORCISM.
Shameful Exorcism From The RCP
Yes folks, there is actually a paper on how Demons and Angels are archetypal aspects of the Self, and another on the therapeutic benefits of EXORCISM!
The RCP is a joke. It's as though all scientific progress over
several hundred years has been thrown in the bin in favour of a cut-and-paste DID therapy
which has no substance, which is incorrectly diagnosed and therefore has
no hope of cure for patients.
The case of Tara Tully of the ISSTD who exorcised a patient who then
stabbed herself in the throat to kill the 'demons inside her'.
A classic example of this apparently common acceptance of the use of
'spiritual cleansing' or 'demon revocation' (i.e. EXORCISM) occurred
with an ISSTD member and influential DID therapist who was struck off in
October 2020 for exorcising her DID patients.
Tara Tulley is a licensed clinical social worker and midwife located in
Arizona and member of the International Society for the Study of Trauma
and Dissociation (ISSTD) who claims to be a survivor of Satanic ritual
abuse, with Satanic symbols burned onto her uterus.
No talk of mambey pambey Ritual Abuse here, like many in the ISSTD
Tulley is a full blown no-holds barred fundamentalist DID practitioner
who believes in a pan-global satanic conspiracy to abuse and kill
children and indoctrinates her vulnerable patients with those
horrors. Grey Faction's biography here makes the details of her irrational beliefs very clear. The official letter cancelling her licence is even more stark:
Your pattern of using demon and chant revocations with an extremely
vulnerable DID patient group shows a genuine lack of judgement and
awareness on your part that supports a conclusion that the best
interests of the public are not served by renewing your licence as an
LCSW in the state of Utah.
This reckless and dangerous form of therapy, which is not based on
recognised knowledge relevant to social work, created confusion, anxiety
and fear in a number of your clients. In one especially alarming case,
one of your patients started stabbing her throat because she believed
she had demons in her throat after going through demon revocation
sessions with you.
To any specialist versed in the appallingly destructive history of Exorcism, the Tulley case was not exceptional, it was predictable. In our paper on Exorcism the
SAFF covered the Gawber Exorcism. In 1974 church evangelists from
Gawber, a village just south of the City of Wakefield, spent days exorcising a mentally
vulnerable man. Pronounced 'cured' he was sent home and promptly saw
his wife as a demon sent to attack him and killed her by clawing at her throat until she bled to death.
The subsequent inquest pronounced that her murder was a direct result of the exorcism.
Public outcry was so great that the Church of England brought in new
rules banning exorcism except through a small number of CofE sanctioned
and trained exorcists.
Yet even with these clear examples of the dangers of DID, (and there are plenty of other terrible cases shown on our webpage) today the Royal College of Psychiatrists
have still not yet removed the papers enthusiastically supporting
'spirit easement' using DID from their library, even though the SAFF
have brought this problem to their attention several times!
Why? Follow the money!
How DID, an unproven and unnecessary syndrome, fleeces the taxpayer to the tune of £60 million a year.
The world of psychiatry is a relatively small place and in the UK the centre of it is
in London - King's College, The Maudsley, The Institute of Psychiatry,
Tavistock Clinic, The Institute of Dissociative Studies, The ISSTD
(International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation) ESTDUK and
the Bowlby Centre.
There are approximately 300 key players in the promotion of DID
all networked within and without these organisations. There are
appoximately 1,500 supporters and promoters of DID known in the Western
If each of the 300 key players has four patients a day that is nearly half a million ill-people being
persecuted by a syndrome that is totally unproven.
The crucial thing is this.
DID does not offer a cure.
It does not offer a resolution of the patient's illness.
It can only offer permanent chronic lifelong treatment.
The cost of that treatment to taxpayers is estimated at over £1.2M per week which amounts to over £62M per year!
Psychiatric gobbledegook certainly pays doesn't it?
And does that go some way to
explaining why the Royal College of Psychiatry dare not
tell the truth about how useless DID really is? At a time
when stupid politicians have earmarked 'mental health' as the new growth
service economy Psychiatric Voodoo has become BIG business.
This does not even begin to unearth the real problem which is that the
malpractice of offering DID, a worthless psychiatric method, is being used in
more orthodox techniques which might actually work to help the
patient but which are considerably costlier to the State.
Yet the bean-counters in the NHS have it wrong again. Psychiatry at
least has an end-point where care drops back into an 'idling' cost; but
once diagnosed as having DID, those patients are locked into a
permanent and continuing therapy with no hope of escape from life-long
medical intervention and continuous expensive medication.
The real problem is the malpractice of
using a worthless psychiatric method in place of more orthodox
techniques which might actually work to help the patient.
The caucus of people intent on establishing the MPD / DID syndrome in
psychiatry are almost universally believers in the equally as disproven
idea of Satanic Ritual Abuse. As we have explained above MPD
was the method used to infect patient's minds with the idea of SRA
leading questioning during MPD sessions where almost exclusively
'hidden memories' of abuse by Satanists resurfaced in the patient.
statement is so obvious as to not bear repeating but ordinary folk tend
to think that intelligent people within medicine are mostly scientific
minded and work on the strict establishment of fact. This is often
untrue and the case of Russell Black and Stuart Checkley is a
good example of why the judgement of not all doctors should be
trusted all the time.
Links between the Institute of Psychiatry, Maudsley and the Christian Association of Psychiatrists.
In the 1990s Black and Checkley were leaders of the
Christian Association of Psychiatrists, a network of activist Christian evangelists within
psychiatry and therapy who believed that demons and devils could possess
people's minds and cause symptoms which could be mistaken for
psychiatric illnesses. Yes, I know, anyone who thought
that this idea might be considered to be an enemy of science will be
astounded, but they got away
with it. The instigation of a belief in demons
as precursor of insanity is of course a mediaeval religious concept and
has absolutely nothing whatsoever to do with modern medical
science. It should be shunned, yet members of the
Christian Association of Psychiatrists not only believed that was the
case but actually interfered with some patients' orthodox NHS treatment
standing by and exorcising some ill people in their hospital
Members of the
Christian Association of Psychiatrists actually interfered with
patients' orthodox NHS treatment by exorcising some people in
As far back as 1991 the SAFF had exposed the cadre of Christian evangelical Psychiatrists who were
trying to revivify mediaeval concepts of demonology and insert them into
the mental health system. We wrote officially to the General Medical Council, (GMC) and
began a campaign to alert Medicine to the dangers. The GMC did not
deny that unofficial exorcisms were taking place because we sent them a
file of articles and documents which categorically proved it, but they still refused
to take action.
They concluded that the religious beliefs of their
doctors was beyond their control. We had of course not asked the
GMC to stop doctors from believing in Christianity, we had asked them to
stop them forcing EXORCISM on ill people instead of orthodox
medicine, as it could be making their illness worse. By becoming protectionist when provided with evidence of wrong-doing the GMC is therefore directly
responsible for the development within psychiatry of the barmy idea of
First Ever Satan Seminar held by Blacker and Checkley.
In case you don't immediately see the dangers we point out that
Russel Blacker and Stuart Checkley, who then worked at the Maudsley Hospital, were
key players in starting the 1990 Satanic Panic when they organised the
FIRST ever UK conference on Satanic Abuse at the
Royal Society of Medicine rooms in London in April 1989.
150 delegates attended that conference on Satanic Ritual Abuse, including many other members of
the Christian Association of Psychiatrists and some key players in
the SRA myth who are now largely forgotten but who were instrumental in hyping
Satanic Abuse without any real evidence, such as Maureen Davies,
the director of Reachout Trust,
a fundamentalist group which had set itself up to attack Alternative
Beliefs and who made the most disgusting false allegations against
non-Christian religions; and Dianne Core, the leader of Childwatch and aide-de-camp to Geoffrey Dickens MP, who eventually ended up making the astonishing claiming that 4,000 children A YEAR
were sacrificed to the Devil in the UK alone. In the intervening 32 years they
haven't been able to find just ONE example of that ever happening but
that's what these people claimed then and backed by 'specialists' with a
high and respected position within the medical fraternity they were
believed. National newspaper reports of the The Blacker/Checkley
Satan Seminar was pivotal to belief in SRA in the UK and a precursor to
the 1990 Satanic Panic which did so much to create the tsunami of
false-accusations which have reached epidemic proportions today.
Where were they getting these
barmy stories from in 1989?
From the patients they had used MPD / DID on!
That's right folks, under the guise of 'counselling' (a precursor to
exorcism) their twisted evangelical ideas of demons and devils
infecting the body was being reinterpreted as hidden satanic memories
which were being unearthed during recovered memory sessions run by
people utterly sold on the idea that Satan existed and who had an urgent
inner need to find him/it.
Blacker and Checkley's 1989 Satan Seminar was a watershed and caused
massive nationwide publicity. One might have thought that
'coming-out' like that would have damaged their careers in medicine but
nothing could be further from the truth. For many years
until the mid-2000s Checkley was the director of the
Institute of Psychiatry. The IOP is now one of the key players in
trying to establish the idea of MPD/DID as an official psychiatric
syndrome, indeed all the players mentioned in this article either work
at the IOP or are closely allied to it and its research.
and Blacker's loony opinions on the existence of SRA popped up in various articles and books published during the 1990s to
promote the false idea of
Tim Tate's book Children For The Devil. includes input from them both and Andrew Boyd's book Blasphemous Rumours
also quoted them. Whenever anyone mentioned psychiatry
or therapy linked to cases of SRA in those days it would almost always
source back to these two psychiatrists as an 'authoritative
Ironically Children for the Devil was withdrawn and pulped due to libellous inaccuracies a few months after publication but even worse happened with Beyond Belief a Channel 4 TV programme by Andrew Boyd, in 1991. Boyd, a fundamentalist Christian, based his TV documentary squarely on his Blasphemous Rumours book. It turned out to be one of the biggest hoaxes of the 20th century and was roundly castigated as untrue.
Indeed the main 'witness' to the existence of Satanic Abuse in his Beyond Belief programme
was exposed within days as a mentally unstable woman who had been given
'counselling' at Ellel Grange, a Christian deliverance ministry group (i.e.
EXORCISM) near Preston, Lancs. Jennifer had been programmed with false SRA claims in
counselling sessions. Ellel worked with the Reachout Trust and other evangelical
organisations who promoted the idea of SRA. It was Ellel Grange which passed 'Jennifer' to Boyd
who exploited her for his programme. Thus here we have
incontrovertible proof of how DID/MPD is used to create false memories
by the very fundamentalist circuit set up to cycle them around and
maximise the shock-horror so it could be injected into the mainstream as
'evidence' of SRA. This is not medicine, it is an Inquisition.
As the news report ( right ) shows Checkley appeared to SUBORDINATE
orthodox psychiatry to his own Christian world-view - patients whom
orthodox psychiatry fails, he says, can be cured by Christian
exorcism! How this person managed to stay in position with this superstitious drivel is a wonder.
Checkley's tenure as head of the Institute of Psychiatry (IOP) there
were the first experimental attempts to try to discover if the brain
gave reliable indications of psychoses. This involved the taping of
the heads of patients, recorded on electroencephalographs.
It all came
nought for brain-activity cannot be consistently placed into areas
brain because the brain works in unison, not in isolation and different
areas work in tandem at different times in response to varying interior
and exterior stimuli. However it is an interesting anomaly when comparing with the
latest witch-pricker from the IOP, the magnetic resonance imaging
of brains, which we shall expose below.
Stuart Checkley specialised in the impact of dreams and visions on the
brain and linked
these to exorcisms (which he thought therapeutic). He was active
in Church activities during his tenure at the IOP but after retirement
he committed himself to travelling around the church-circuit lecturing
Christians on dreams and exorcism and the laying
on of hands to heal!
We have no way of knowing how much Checkley's own peculiar Christian
world-view affected and directed research at the Institute of Psychiatry
but we do know that he was an active evangelical. According to
Kher Cuhulain, a US historian of the SRA myth (August 1993) Checkley
was one of the authors of the fundamentalist Christian tract Doorways To Danger,
an infamous smear-sheet published by the Evangelical Alliance in late
1987. You can see, right, a photo of Checkley at the launch of Doorways
To Danger which appeared in Redemption Christian Magazine January 1988,
thirteen months before Checkley held the first SRA Satan Seminar in
rooms at the Royal College of Medicine, announcing the existence of
Satanic Ritual Abuse. ' Checkley is the one on the far
right. The pamphlet was crammed full of idiotic, irrational and
manically religious claims about supposed 'dangers' of the Occult,
Witchcraft, Tarot, Astrology and all the other hypersensitive fundie
targets. Redemption said:
'Seemingly innocent pastimes such as horoscopes,Halloween celebrations, tarot cards,
and ouija boards are doorways to evil and destruction according to a
report by the Evangelical Alliance, representing more than a million
church-goers. Such activities can be the first-step down an occult path
which may lead to mental, spiritual and physical damage for growing
numbers of people many of them still at school. The report
cites evidence from leading psychiatrists, a former witch, and those who
have suffered serious harm as a result of involvement with the occult.
Doorways to Danger cites chilling examples of people who have suffered
depression and even possession by evil spirits following involvement
with so-called harmless entertainments. '
Sorry? Did I just hear that the Christian Association of
Psychiatrists were trying to convince everyone that demons and evil
spirits exist and can possess the body? Well YES!
Unbelievably, these doctors and psychiatrists were doing just that and
nobody but the SAFF complained about it!
The 'former witch' mentioned in that paragraph was in fact Audrey Harper a crusading
Christian who travelled to lecture at churches throughout the UK and
later in the U.S.A. to make a number of wild unproven accusations about
her supposed time in a Witches coven in the 1960s. In 1987 in
Doorways to Danger the worst she could invent was:
'She [Harper] witnessed real spiritual powers being exercised by the
witches as they cast spells. On one occasion she witnessed the death by
heart attack of a previously healthy person who had been cursed. Death,
sacrifice and fear?’
In fact once the Satanic Ritual Abuse Scare had gained traction Audrey
upped her accusations to include claims of being present at the ritual
sacrifice of a new born baby. However she had told the exact same
tale a few months previously to a newspaper in which it wasn't a baby
which was sacrificed but a Cockerel, she said. The changed story caused uproar and
the police investigated her claims. They found no case to answer.
The SAFF analysed and completely undermined Audrey Harper's Sectarian lies here.
The Redemption review goes on to say that Stuart Checkley said
'I have seen someone who as a result of one experiment
with an ouija board, suffered frightening experiences outside his
Checkley does not elaborate on what experiences those were, nor whether
spirits or demons were involved but the implication is that they were
and indeed Doorways To Danger is replete with similar insinuations like
Now I hope you've understood what Checkley and the other psychiatrists
who contributed to Doorways to Danger are saying here. They
are insisting that discarnate spiritual intelligences linked to the
Devil, exist and can possess people causing hysterical trauma in the
mind of humans. This goes against ALL known scientific knowledge and contradicts almost all established psychiatry.
A 15-year—old boy who stood bolt upright in a geography lesson, shouting at a spirit to get off his
shoulder—before he ran out of the classroom....
One child who told of how, after a ouija session in a block of
recreation park toilets, he was barred by a spirit from leaving the
Outside Forces? What Outside Forces? This religiously obsessed Christian is going against all
known scientific variables to insist that spiritual and psychic forces
exist autonomously in nature and can infect or possess the human mind.
It is absolutely bonkers and completely outwith the sphere of science
and psychiatry. But don't think that Checkley and Blacker
were alone in their loopiness. A number of psychiatrists ,
presumably also obsessed members of the Christian Association of
Psychiatrists are used to authoritatively back up these illogical
claims in Doorways to Danger.
Then Checkley himself says: ’Such things as ouija boards and tarot cards can definitely harm.
They open up the mind to outside forces.’
Dr Roger Moss, a consultant psychiatrist,
'Peoples mental state can be seriously affected
by contact With the occult, particularly among the vulnerable. This is a
factor that we have to reckon with and study more closely.’ [Ed: There is more scientific evidence to show that people's mental state is affected by extremists of the orthodox religions than by occultism.].
Psychiatrist Dr David Enoch from Liverpool,
'If people’s lives are controlled by Astrology then it causes confusion and perplexity
Psychiatrist, Dr Michael David,
and could lead to disaster.’ [Ed:
There is no evidence to show that people who follow astrology are less
able to cope with the vagaries of life than those who don't and there
are no quoted cases of people who have suffered disasters from believing
'Patients who have suffered because of their involvement with the occult. are very often
Consultant child psychiatrist, Dr Graham Melville-Thomas,
vague, generally miserable, anxious and discouraged without knowing why,’
[Ed: The vast majority of Patients who have NOT been involved with the
occult are very often miserable, anxious and discouraged without knowing
'Ouija boards are, he says, ’potentially damaging and can unbalance children who are vulnerable.’ [Ed: So can watching any film classified as PG (Parental Guidance) ]
Psychiatrist Dr Chris Andrew.
'Any involvement with the occult is dangerous, ’There is a risk of mental and spiritual disease at every possible level.’ [Ed: What, for goodness sake, is a 'spiritual disease' ? ]
Dr Keith Sanders:
’I am in touch with 20,000 doctors around the world who would say there is no doubt that
The only conclusion one can come to is that the loony ideas of the
obsessed people in the Christian Association of Psychiatrists had a
MARKED influence on the progress and direction of psychiatry in Britain
and is one of the reasons why MPD / DID has prospered.
involvement with spirits other than the Holy Spirit will lead to suffering in body, mind and spirit.’
[Ed: he means 20,000 CHRISTIAN EVANGELICAL doctors. We doubt he
knows them all by name! For comparison there are over 300,000
registered doctors in the UKalone. I wonder how many of them would agree with
the idiotic Keith Sanders that spirits cause suffering? ]
Doorways to Danger was so well received around the fundie circuit that
in 1990 it was re-issued as a video. Fundies took part in a
campaign to supply every school in the country with a free copy of that video. The
controversy this caused was immense and on 21 October 1990 the
Independent newspaper exposed 'Doorways to Danger, the video', in a large article headed
Evangelists Campaign against Halloween. They reported that Rushcliffe
Comprehensive School (Nottingham) had immediately banned the video, as
had some other schools. David Hart, General Secretary of the National
Association of Head Teachers said the video should be banned from
Yet despite this mainstream reaction to the nonsense in Doorways to Danger the
Institute of Psychiatry, The Maudsley, Kings College and the
psychiatric concensus said NOTHING about key people in their caucus
flogging mediaeval concepts of mental illness.
The Psychiatric establishment kept their
heads down and said nothing about Christian evangelicals introducing
mediaeval concepts of mental illness which science had erradicated
several hundred years earlier.
you still do not think that the idea of possession and exorcism has
been imported into psychiatry we offer the evidence found in the
Research Annals of the Royal College of Psychiatry which holds
papers on Exorcism, Spirituality and Spiritual Healing for new intakes
of students to indoctrinate themselves with!
Do not make the mistake of thinking that these papers are CRITICAL of
anyone who believes in spirit possession, or believes that praying over a
person can cure their mental illness, these papers actually support and
promote those ideas. This is how far psychiatry in Britain has
Articles like Multiple Personality Disorder - Demons and Angels’ by Dr Haraldur Erlendsson, and 'Spirit Releasement Therapy' by
Dr Alan Sanderson. These are just two papers which should
have been discredited and instantly rejected by the RCP library but were
not and are now corrupting psychiatric treatments in the
Presumably it won't be long before the Royal College of Psychiatry carries a
paper from some fundie obsessive who insists that sufferers of epilepsy
should be burned at the stake for being in league with the Devil, as was usual in the fifteenth century?
Valerie Sinason, doyenne of Satan Hunters world-wide
The RCP can rightly come in for a lot of the blame for being gullible and malleable, but
the Clinic for Dissociative Studies was the key instigator of DID work
in the UK. The CDS was set up by Valerie Sinason. Sinason is one of
the foremost believers in Satanic Ritual Abuse and a key promoter of it
during the 1990 panic, and ever since. We remind readers that despite years of
Sinason warning about children being abused and killed in satanic
ceremonies there was not a single SRA case which she was involved in which
turned out to confirm her warnings. Not one.
Moreover in the intervening three decades,
despite consistent searching and hunting for cases of SRA by the
fundamentalists, with Sinason's coterie of DID therapists at their side, there has not
been a single case of SRA prosecuted through UK courts.
Sinason's methods of treating her patients who then went on to fantisise
themselves as victims of SRA involved the usual MPD techniques, but
of the failure of first-wave 1990 SRA allegations the coterie of
therapists, psychiatrists and social workers who believed implicitly in
its existence had become discredited in the eyes of the public and
most commentators. Sinason's move away from the now unfashionable
term MPD and towards DID came in 2002
when she published “Attachment, Trauma and Multiplicity: Working
with Dissociative Identity Disorder” Early the following year she gave
an interview to Graeme Galton, and during this she outlined her
understanding of DID.
Some newspapers have mentioned claims that amazingly high numbers of
people have been murdered in these rituals. Now I'm realising, through
the DID work, that where people have experienced an inside person being
killed, where there is no corpse to show, that still was a person, a
Compare this approach for professional consumption with the irrational article 8 years earlier, 'Devil Cults Slay 100' from the Daily Mirror of 26 May 1994 where Sinason unequivocally is reported as claiming that:
GG: Inside people being other personalities . . .
Valerie Sinason: Other personalities that are perceptually seen as
another person. So the external figures could have been very different.
We have certainly found the alleged murder of an outside person very
small - well, `very small', what an awful thing to say, it's like
talking about `ordinary abuse'. In terms of the kind of excited,
`thousands of microwaved babies' bonkers ideas, there were something
like, I suppose, an average of three murders that any individual aged
40, say, was mentioning, outside of induced abortions. "
"More than 100 children have been murdered in Satanic Sex rituals, shocked MPs heard yesterday.
Valerie Sinason said: - 'The authors have treated patients who have detailed at least 100 murders'...
'They are mutilated, made pregnant, their babies used in sacrifices.They are tortured and killed and the bodies disposed of'
So clearly for Valerie Sinason in the early 2000s DID meant exactly the same as
MPD - believe any shocking and atrocious allegation outpouring from the
minds of mentally ill people who are made to confabulate memories
through recovered memory therapy to suit the bias of the
therapist. In other words business as usual.
Earlier, in 1988, when the idea of SRA first burst upon the UK Sinason was one of the founders of a group called RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network and Support). RAINS
has a despicable history of involvement in the creation of false cases
and false allegations against innocent people. It still exists
today, along with it's Scottish affiliate RANS (Ritual Abuse Network Scotland). RAINS
was involved in all the infamous 1990 Satan Seminars which poisoned the
minds of social workers and lead to the 'dawn lifts' of little children
from their innocent parents. You can see the utter paucity and unprofessionalism of their work on SRA here:
Of course, when the truth came out the voluble Sinason and other RAINS
members went largely quiet to avoid direct criticism.
Even so, they didn't get off unscathed as the cutting from the Scotsman
newspaper (right) in 2000 (two years before she switched to DID) clearly
shows. when journalist Tim Williams wrote:
"The author of the study, Valerie Sinason, says that she
has 'treated' (I wonder if that means 'cured': I doubt it somehow) 75
children and adults over the past 15 years who had claimed to be victims
of or to have witnessed Satanic abuse. More blood-curdlingly 46 of them
claimed to have seen murders whilst a further 15 said they had
witnessed..the murder of babies. Only 14 saw nothing interesting,
though maybe further therapy will enable them to recover those memories
of baby-killing warlocks which they are clearly at the moment
repressing........I don't believe a word of it and neither should any
serious academic. "
[View the newspaper article alongside in large format by right clicking
and choosing 'view image', then clicking on it to enlarge to a readable
size. All SAFF documentation on this web-page can be enlarged like this
for easier reading]
The 'study' the Scotsman was referring to was what came to be known as Valerie Sinason's Devil Report.
On the strength of repetitive claims from RAINS The UK Department of
Health (DoH) gave Sinason £22,000 for a 'study' of SRA.
They did this in the face of opposition by many groups and academics,
including the SAFF who took up correspondence with them and even
telephoned key people like P. Baldrin and Rob Greig at the DoH as early
as 1990 to warn them that RAINS were misguided and prejudiced people using MPD to
force confabulations into patients.
The grant of £22,000 of
taxpayers' money was a complete waste of time, but on the strength of
her own prejudiced evaluation of the mid-term analysis of her 'research' Sinason obtained several bouts
of national publicity falsely accusing Satanists of abusing and killing
The cutting right Children Born for Sacrifice to Satan' is just one of them - there are dozens in SAFF files.
So here in February 2000 Valerie Sinason had reverted back to disproven
Satanic Abuse claims she first used in 1994, dropped in the intervening
years in favour of 'Ritual Abuse' and then reinstated in 2000 when
demands to see her 'Devil Report' grew.
Whenever any SRA case collapsed Sinason's 'study' was waved in the air
by RAINS members with the promise of incontrovertible evidence of SRA
when it was finished. It was in fact propaganda. Sinason's
report was NEVER published because it was a travesty of scientific
research which proved absolutely nothing.
Her report was so academically flawed that the DoH dare not even send it out for peer review and kept it secret for years until
all those DoH numpties whom the SAFF had first warned about it
had retired and got their pensions. Then much later, 24 years after
Sinason had waived it in the air, SAFF obtained a copy and found it
inaccurate, incomplete, partial, prejudiced and offered no new
evidence. It amounted to 12 pages of nonsense! We published
it here: Valerie Sinason's Devil Report and you will see just how bad it really was and how sensational and deceitful those Children Born for Sacrifice to Satan headlines really were.
So what actually is DID? Well despite three decades of DID
therapists making a fortune out of it you may be surprised to learn that
there is no official definition of what DID is. The World
Heritage Encyclopaedia described it thus:
DID is one of the most controversial psychiatric disorders with no clear consensus regarding its diagnosis or treatment. Research on effectiveness of treatment has been concerned primarily with clinical approaches and case studies.
Dissociative symptoms range from common lapses in attention, becoming
distracted by something else, and daydreaming, to pathological dissociative disorders. No systematic, empirically-supported definition of "dissociation" exists.
So DID is whatever the therapist can convince you it is! WHE goes on to say:
Dissociative disorders including DID have been attributed to disruptions in memory caused by trauma and other forms of stress, but research on this hypothesis has been characterized by poor methodology. So far, scientific studies, usually focusing on memory, have been few and the results have been inconclusive. An alternative hypothesis for the etiology of DID is as a by-product of techniques employed by some therapists, especially those using hypnosis, and disagreement between the two positions is characterized by intense debate.
DID became a popular diagnosis in the 1970s, 80s and 90s but it is
unclear if the actual incidence of the disorder increased, or if it was
more recognized by clinicians, or if sociocultural factors caused an
increase in iatrogenic
presentations. The unusual number of diagnoses after 1980, clustered
around a small number of clinicians and the suggestibility
characteristic of those with DID, support the hypothesis that DID is
The explosion of diagnoses of DID during
the Satanic Panic clustered around a small number of clinicians and the
suggestibility of those with DID confirms that DID is therapist-induced.
Self-Victimisation Syndrome destroys all DID / MPD credibility.
Yet by 1994 the Self-Victimisation Syndrome had already been academically established as a problem in MPD / DID therapy by Jim Schnabel in his seminal Chronic Claims of Alien Abduction and some other traumas as self-victimization syndromes: Schnabel's academic paper confirmed that some patients who were Dissociative would invent scenarios to traumatise themselves as a form of self-punishment. He researched and analysed a large number of DID patients who claimed to have been abducted and tortured by Alien beings. Most all of these cases occurred prior to the late 1980s before Satanic Ritual Abuse Claims surfaced.
Schnabel insisted that claims of Alien Abduction and Torture were
caused by exactly the same Self-victimisation Syndrome as that which
created Satanic Abuse Allegations. Both were equally unreal.
'This paper discusses the case of an alleged alien abduction victim who claimed a wide range of dissociation-related and traumatic experiences, with a heavy thematic emphasis upon sexual abuse,
The Self-Victimisation Syndrome should have brought into question
the entire reasoning behind MPD / DID and caused a re-evaluation of all
existing cases of claimed SRA, but as usual, the therapists who were
wedded to DID and making big bucks out of it ignored Self-Victimisation
Syndrome entirely, just as they ignore any and every case which
they had claimed was SRA but which later failed and made them look like
extending back to a traumatic non-abuse incident in childhood, for which she apparently was never amnesic. Certain aspects of her history seem consistent with dissociative disorders, organic mental dis-
orders, and Munchausen 's syndrome. This case and the alien abduction syndrome as well as some oral narratives associated with multiple personality disorder and "Satanic ritual abuse, " do not derive exclusively from severe exogenous trauma and may be viewed more usefully as manifestations of manipulative self-victimization syndromes.'
claims of Alien
Abduction and Torture were caused by the same
Self-victimisation Syndrome as that which created Satanic Abuse
Allegations. Both were equally unreal yet in DID therapy Aliens
are ignored completely in favour of falsely accusing Satanists!
Valerie Sinason started the Clinic for Dissociative Studies in 1998, it
is therefore the forerunner of the groups trying to establish DID in the
UK. Astonishingly, devoid of the evil history of MPD and dissociated
from the continuous failures of Sinason and RAINS to produce ANY firm
evidence to back the mental meanderings of their MPD patients, DID
became the new watch-word amongst SRA-leaning psychiatrists and
2006 the ESTD (European Society for Trauma and . Dissociation) was
Later that same year the British branch of ESTD (ESTDUK) was
opened and run by Sue Richardson.
Richardson was an old campaigner
for SRA and the idea of network abuse, she was heavily involved in a
group of activists who championed the disgraceful actions of
paediatricians Marietta Higgs and Geoffrey Wyatt during the 1987
Cleveland Scandal in the UK.
Higgs used a discredited method ' Anal Dilation
Syndrome' to 'diagnose' abuse in children which lead to 197
children being kidnapped from their innocent parents in 'Dawn Lifts' in
the county of Cleveland, UK. The same ADS technique,
taught and popularised by Dr. Jayne Wynne and Dr. Christopher Hobbs was
used to incriminate hundreds of families who had their kids taken away
in Leeds the same year.
The ADS method was a witch-pricker to try to uncover what these feminist
child-campaigners imagined was a hidden strata of sexual abuse within
society. They inspected the anuses of children for tell-tale signs
of abuse. When proper doctors saw it they said that any of the
so-called symptoms could've been diagnosed from children with
The parents' rights were championed by local MP Stuart Bell a courageous man without whom
their persecution would have proceeded apace. His 1988 book : 'When Salem Came to the Boro’
was an indictment of Cleveland child protection practices.
book supporting the radical feminists involved in CAUSE was penned by
Neo-Marxist Feminist Beatrix Campbell, later to be discredited for her
part in the Shieldfield false accusations. Campbell's book 'Unofficial Secrets'
came out the same year. Publishing 'spoiler' books to
counterbalance opposing views was a common practice for the Satan
Hunters and shows the crusading zeal of the DID lobby revealing the
political context behind the claims.
However the apologists for Higgs and Wynne and ADS rarely speak of the
clutch of ADS cases created in Leeds, Yorkshire, which occurred parallel
with Cleveland where Jayne Wynne and Christopher Hobbs had
pioneered the ADS technique. Thirty Nine families had apparently
been falsely stigmatised as abusers using the ADS technique in Leeds
which caused a massive jump in the average statistics for abuse in that
location, just as it did in Cleveland. The idea that Cleveland was
an aberration was false. Cleveland and Leeds were a symptom of a
new broom sweeping through Child-Protection services in the U.K. A
change orchestrated by radical feminists. They had decreed a hidden
epidemic of incest in British families and were out to prove it.
Although no directly Satanic claims were made in the Cleveland or
Leeds cases it is widely considered to be the opening shots which drove
the 1990 Satanic Panic and lead to similar Dawn Lifts of
children in spurious
SRA cases in Rochdale, Orkney, Ayr, Manchester and other false
investigations pursued at the time based on the testimony of children
manipulated by therapists and social workers into imagining things which
the believers in SRA might consider indicated Satanic Ritual
This list of Satanic Indicators included everyday things like
children passing wind when sitting at the table before a meal ( a
completely natural part of the digestive process ) and many other
situations, such as pulling the arms off dolls during play, which were
considered a result of sadistic Satanic abuse, not the usual curiosity
from children about how things are made.
These Satanic Indicators
came from Catherine Gould, a child therapist in the USA and were widely
used in British social Services during the early part of the panic to
identify cases of SRA, all of which
turned out to be false. The JET report said these indicators were first imported by Tim Tate into the Broxtowe false SRA case in 1987. Yet Gould had simply made up the Satanic
without any scientific analysis or research, from her own prejudiced
observations. She was later utterly
discredited along with her Satanic Indicator list after claiming that
Satanists had tried to kill her by pumping poisoned gas into her
So here we see another TWO examples of
supposed techniques which have been invented by child-therapists and psychiatrists to prove an ideology about the
prevalence of child-abuse which have no basis in scientific fact.
When the government
BANNED social workers from interrogating children after the utter mess
they made of the 1991 Rochdale SRA case, new cases of SRA
driven by childrens' testimony simply stopped. Note that
disclosure questioning of children still occurred but perpetual
interrogations by biased social workers until children gave in and
'confessed' were disallowed.
The coterie of SRA believers then switched from repetitively
to using MPD sessions where they repetitively interrogated adults to
similar fantasies. These firmed-up back-stories from adults were
then held as proof that children were being Satanically abused! People who, had they been treated by orthodox
psychiatry, would hardly have
imagined anything Satanic at all.
When the government
BANNED social workers from interrogating children after Rochdale, cases of children-driven SRA
By December 2007 Sinason was lecturing on DID to the influential , but
obviously poorly informed, London Safeguarding Children
Board. Sinason was billed as the Director of the Clinic for
Dissociative Studies and her presentation; Dissociative Disorder and Ritual
Abuse , proved conclusively that NOTHING had changed. She was still
hunting for non-existent Satanists on the basis of recovered memories of
mentally vulnerable people sent to her for DID treatment.
"This seminar will outline the work of Valerie Sinason, a
child psychotherapist and adult psychoanalyst who has been at the
forefront of the growing awareness and understanding of ritual abuse and
the ways that psychoanalytic psychotherapy can be used to treat its
victims. Delegates will have an opportunity to explore some of the
difficulties encountered in trying to support children who have
experienced ritual abuse, including where the consequences of ill
treatment can lead to a further condition, dissociative disorder (DID).
Treatment can be complicated by the fact that this type of abuse, and
DID, is not well understood or believed. The presenter will use her
extensive experience of providing assessment and long term therapy for
ritual abuse survivors to consider some of the paths which can be taken
and their consequences.
No mention of Satanic Abuse in this conference flyer eh? No
mention of the untimely death of poor Carol Myers either. Sadistic Ritual Abuse is the DID euphemism for Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Dissociative Identity Disorder used to be called multiple personality
disorder. It is closely linked to long-term sadistic abuse in childhood.
In the United Kingdom most cases of Dissociative Identity Disorder
appear to be the result of abuse within the family, including ritual
abuse and mind control.
At this point the acronym DID was relatively little known. Most people
were unaware that it was simply discredited MPD by another name. By
presenting DID as a new form of psychiatry which is
'not well understood' SRA believing therapists avoided drawing
attention to the fact that
it is in reality simply a witch-pricker used by believers in SRA to
uncover what they believe to be a pan-global network of abusing
Satanists which had already been discredited in the 1990 Satanic Panic.
The London Safeguarding Children Board is so uninformed it was oblivious to the switcheroo.
To show how MPD/DID 'therapists' created false victims of SRA we need to
return to the late 1980s, in the lead up to the SRA witch-hunt, and
cover the astounding and tragic case of Carol Myers.
died in mysterious circumstances in 2005 whilst undergoing MPD therapy
Satanic Abuse during which she falsely accused her own parents of being
Satanists. A police investigation ensued which cleared them.
Her parents have since conducted a crucial campaign
to discover why Carol turned against them and to unearth the true facts surrounding her death. They published a book
2013 titled Justice for Carol which is an astonishing indictment
of how the medical profession covers up its own mistakes. Below
is an extract from that book which covers Valerie Sinason's involvement
in the case, as taken from Carol's medical records.
"Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse (edited
by Valerie Sinason) was published in 1994. The
book has the
distinction of being voted in a
peer review as the second worst
publication of the last hundred years.
Wesley, professor of psychiatry at Kings College commented
that one nomination for Sinason's
book stated it was credulous,
Chapter 32 is a
jointly authored essay
by Robert Hale
Valerie Sinason. It
focuses on three adult
studies who they
treated in the Tavistock Clinic.
of Rita to disguise
the authors state that she was their first joint
patient. As another of
Carol's many psychiatrists would write a
"With regard to the special nature
her case, I do believe she was Valerie Sinason's first case at the
Tavistock and it was
based on Carols experiences that Valerie
a book and started her interest in Satanic
In other words, Carol's case propped up
the whole field of
Satanic Ritual Abuse in the
UK. Carol's history is demonstrably
begs the question of how many other
treated for Satanic Ritual Abuse have befallen
same fate. " [full chapter here]
Wesley, professor of psychiatry at Kings College commented
that one nomination for Sinason's "Treating Survivors of Satanist Abuse stated it was 'credulous,
self-righteous, incendiary garbage'.
Valerie Sinason's 32 year failed track-record of multiple false accusations of
baby sacrifice and imagined sadistic abuse in Satanic Ceremonies which she
has never been able to prove and despite her much vaunted Devil Report commissioned and funded to the tune of £20,000 in 1996 by the Department of Health and still unpublished 15 years later, and despite the controversy over Carol Myers' death; by 2010 Sinason's putative Clinic for Dissociative Studies was being funded entirely by the NHS as Private Eye Magazine pointed out (right).
In 2019 CDS financial records show a funding income of £870,656.00
Carrying the NHS banner on CDS letter-heads and literature gave the CDS great kudos. By
April 2011 Sinason and her followers were far more bullish. They
collectively started a campaign to have DID formally recognised within psychiatry
as a genuine therapeutic technique (see rightmost panel).
Among the great and the good who joined in this was one Jacqui Dillon, a
'survivor of organised ritual abuse, torture and mind control'.
Dillon is a schizophrenic patient who first came to the notice of the
SAFF in 2009 when she attended a Satan Seminar held at the Bowlby Centre
in London (see here).
At this seminar she gave an account of her SRA abuse
in a lecture the sole purpose of which appeared to be to accuse orthodox psychiatry
of not understanding schizophrenia and attendant
symptoms because they refused to believe in Satanic Abuse.
Dillon later started a self-help group for schizophrenics. It was called 'Hearing
Voices' and was one of the groups supporting the Campaign for
Recognition of DID ( as you will see in the above panel). Sometime
after the 2009 Satan Seminar Dillon began using the prefix 'Dr.'. Check the panel above and you will see that Sinason's Clinic for Dissociative Studies is listed alongside
ESTD (European Society for Trauma and Dissociation) and you will also find RAINS back on the bandwagon again after many
years in decline. Same old Same old.
2009 Satan Seminar was attended by many SRA hunters from across the
world, including the discredited Ellen Lacter a key speaker who gave two keynote lectures on SRA
Lacter admits to having been tutored in SRA and DID by Reverend Stephen Oglevie, ( consultant to Elijah House ministries and minister of the Church of the Nazarene).
A deeper look into the activities of Lacter is revealing.
Her 'professional facing' website www.endritualabuse.org contains links to many of the old
satan scare motifs, but she also has another site
http://truthbeknown2000.tripod.com/Truthbeknown2000/id23.html where links to claptrap on
Satanic Worldwide Conspiracies occurs. According to postings from Lacter published on some of
these links she
appears to agree with and assist people who believe in the Illuminati conspiracies.
(The Illuminati are supposed to be a race of demi-gods from a distant planet who have steered
mankind's progress by
occasionally transmogrifying into the bodies of great and influential historical personages like
George Washington at crucial points in world history... need I go on?)
Oglevie's reputation for identifying and treating DID patients who were
diagnosed as having been Satanically Abused was shattered in 2006
(three years before Lacter was invited to speak at the London 2009
Seminar) when an SRA patient sued him for implanting false
This lawsuit was a direct unmasking of the dangers and
falsities of DID which are ignored by its proponents and the Royal College of Psychiatry,
yet there have been many such instances in the U.S. and Canada where
therapists have been sued for harming their patients with DID.
So Lacter's mentor, the person whom she freely credits with teaching her
all about SRA was utterly discredited three years prior to her appearance in London
flogging SRA and DID to UK therapists in 2009! These
people have absolutely no shame.
The Bowlby Centre which hosted the 2009 Stan Seminar
turns over about £200,000 a year in running costs and was also included
in the 2011 conference to formally establish DID; as was a relatively new 'survivor's group'
called NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood).
NAPAC turned over £640,000 which included a £345,000.00 government
grant. NAPAC had worked-up a head of steam in the previous
years in response to the hysteria surrounding historical sexual abuse
claims and the enthusing of victims to network together to talk about
their experiences. This movement spawned the government's extensive
IICSA Historic Abuse Inquiry which was also encouraging victims to
come forward and tell their
tales in a kind of therapy of 'Truth and Reconciliation'. As
you will see from the flyer bove, speakers in the 2011 DID conference
included Peter Saunders
who ran NAPAC. Unfortunately Saunders fell from grace a few years later
he had to resign for having sex in a restaurant toilet with a woman who had been an abuse-victim.
David Icke filtered SRA 'victims' to Valerie Sinason and RAINS
Ironically whilst this 2011 'push to establish DID as real'
campaign was actually ongoing the SAFF unearthed evidence that Valerie Sinason
was being sent 'Satanic Abuse Victims' by David Icke, the infamous anti-semitic conspiracyloon troublemaker who thinks that Alien reptiles
have taken over the bodies of key personal in the British Establishment
and that Queen Elizabeth II is the head of a Satanic Abusive
In June 2011 a moderator for Icke's forum
replied to a poster who, like many there, claimed to have been
"Hello Sweetheart, you might like to check out the RAINS website (ritual abuse information and network and support). It is run/supported by David Icke and Valerie Sinason. You will find a wealth of informaton here and support/help , should you need it. "
Sinason has never been questioned about this source of 'victims' nor
whether she supports Icke's views on Qannon, EMF fallout from 5G
telephones, anti-vaxxing and other bonkers ideas. However this is an incontrovertible
piece of evidence showing the cross-over between Alien Abductees and
Satanic Abuse Victims within the panoply of DID / MPD therapy.
You can see an overview of Icke's history of failed accusations and
ideas spanning 30 years in parallel with the SRA myth, here: http://saff.nfshost.com/davidicke.htm
society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) a front-runner in the push
to establish DID, also gave a talk at the 2011 campaign launch. It has
carried articles promoting the idea of Satanic Ritual Abuse in it's
just a few years after this 2011 campaign to officialise DID was started, the ESTD published an
article by Suzette Boon-Langen headed: The treatment of victims reporting ritual abuse by organised networks; a reflection on 30 years of clinical experience. This is simply a Dutch re-run of the accusations about Satanic Abuse which
Sinason and others in RAINS were making in the 1990s in the UK and which
subsequently utterly disproven here and in the Netherlands. In
fact Boon-Langen uses the very same failed arguments. She states:
"The networks are similar in the following ways: the
abuse is systematic and there are multiple perpetrators; both men, women
and children are involved; the group or organisation knows a strict
hierarchy; children are systematically trained to be obedient. All
clients report forms of sadistic torture aimed at teaching them to be
obedient and loyal to the group. Clients who (also) report ritual abuse,
in particular, all have experiences of becoming perpetrators themselves
at a young age, committing acts of abuse and torture on other children,
adults or animals. The systematic indoctrination of the beliefs and
ideas of the group are an important part of the so-called training. And
perhaps most importantly: early attachment relationships are
systematically manipulated and exploited as the children are neglected,
abused and isolated by their primary care-givers, only to be lovingly
received and praised again when they have demonstrated "good" behaviour
within the group. Siblings are also systematically played off against
one another to prevent them from forming an alliance or confirming each
other's testimonies later in life. Subsequently, children (and later:
adults) are continually intimidated with threats to their own lives or
the lives of loved ones and with the possibility of having movies and
photographs distributed of the acts in which they have engaged.
Moreover, wide use seems to be made of deception and trickery in these
"trainings", including the use of drugs and medication that induce
hallucinations. Memories seem to be systematically manipulated. Reality
is manipulated and distorted to such an extent that any testimonies
given about the network and its activities will seem to be inaccurate
and therefore not pose a threat to the network."
Again, note that the word SATAN is completely absent, yet it is
abundantly clear that is what Boon-Langen is talking about. This summation is, like it
was in the 1990s scare, absolutely untrue and misleading in every
- No Satanic Networks have ever been found,
- No corpses of sacrificed humans or animals have ever been discovered.
- Numerous in-depth police investigations over three decades have
never ever turned up any pornographic Satanic films or pictures and no
self-declared victims who claim to have been photographed
have ever saved any to show. There is NO proof of it.
- The annals of occultism do not have any ceremonies or documents where children are required to be abused.
- There are no rites or ceremonies which require abusive group indoctrination.
- There has been no instance of children being found drugged in Satanic Ceremonies.
- There have been 14 extensive/national public inquiries across the globe and many official
investigations into false claims of SRA since 1988 and every single one
of them concluded that it was nonsense.
The epidemic of hysteria surrounding Satanic Ritual Abuse propagated out
from the U.S. via international fundie links right across the Western
World during the 1980s and was seeded by fundies and feminists who
imported the scare locally. The ESTD is widening the scope
of the use of DID for diagnosing Satanic Abuse into other non-Western
countries where, ironically, evidence is appearing showing that SRA DOES NOT EXIST.
There is a single reference to Satanic Ritual Abuse on the ESTD's website. It is a review of DID cases in Turkey where
Prof. Dr. Vedat Şar the ESTD's representative in Turkey, writes:
"Satanic Ritual Abuse has never been an issue in Turkish psychiatry
(there are no patients who claim it; therefore it seems to be a
culture-bound syndrome); "
This finding is a bombshell to the ESTD and is fully in accord with
the SAFF's own research over the past 30 years. Evidence of
Satanic Ritual Abuse is ONLY found in Christianised countries.
Countries which espouse Islamic, Buddhist, Hindu and other religions DO
NOT HAVE cases of SRA even though psychiatrists there may use MPD and
DID therapy on their patients they do not create images of a network of
evil cults claimed to be abusing them. The reason is
obvious, the patients' thoughts are lead by already sold therapists to create
false memories of Satanic Abuse to match local cultural
abominations. Archetypes which have currency in their
This can be clearly seen in cases of DID in the U.S. and the U.K. in
which patients who do not come from a religious background create false
memories of being abducted and abused by Aliens, not Satanists.
Strangely the ESTD website contains not one mention of patients
producing memories of Alien abducters using DID even though there are
hundreds if not thousands of these cases recorded.
'experts' at DID simply ignore the fact that these claims of Alien
abduction occur during DID sessions. There is no record of them in ESTD
annals, therefore the Self-Victimisation Syndrome highlighted by
Jim Schnabel which accounts for patients creating false experiences of
suffering in order to punish themselves, can be ignored. Could it be
that DID therapists who DO believe in SRA are simply projecting those
beliefs onto their patients in leading questioning which creates the SRA
fantasies? Well YES, that is definitely the case, and the main reason
why Alien abductees are never represented in ESTD papers. Alien
abductors are not mentioned because DID therapists don't ask about them.
If they did they would get stories about shape-shifting alien lizards,
anal probing and the other stuff common to those fantasies, instead of stereotypes about SRA.
The Oude Pekela Case and the ESTD
In the Netherlands the SRA scare began in 1987 when a child was
diagnosed by his doctor, Dr Freddy Jonker, as having been abused,
because there was instance of annal bleeding. The remarkable similarity to the UK's 1987 Cleveland Scandal where 197
children were wrongly taken into care using the discredited 'Anal
Dilation Syndrome' (also used in another 500 cases in Leeds,
England) to falsely incriminate hundreds of other false cases of
abuse cannot be overlooked] .
Jonker was a
general practitioner in Oude-Pekela, a small socially deprived
village in Groningen. By 1989 the story of the child's abuse started a hysteria where
hundreds of children were diagnosed as having been Satanically Abused by
a process of continual questioning and implanting of ideas in
childrens' minds by teachers, social workers and worried parents. Just as it did during the same period in the UK.
The rumour broke nationally when a Christian evangelical programme,
Tijdsein, broadcast fundie suspicions about mass-abuse in Oude
Pekela from whence it grew into a national and then international
phenomenon where Freddy Jonker became a celebrity lecturing to
academic audiences. He attended one at London University and contributed to influential articles
such as the NSPCC funded BAPSCAN's journal The Child Abuse Review in
Like all such hysterias the trajectory of development of the rumour was almost
identical to those which occurred in the UK and elsewhere. The
Oude Pekela and Rochdale SRA cases are virtually identical in profile.
And both were of course inventions created by hyper-sensitive Christians
in social care. A special Social Services Investigation
into Rochdale proved that the cause of 13 children being taken into care
there in 1990 was prejudiced badgering of small children with leading
questions during long hours of interrogation and this technique was
outrightly banned by the Inquiry in 1991. In June 1994 the UK
Government's detailed La Fontaine report
was published which had
analysed all 84 claimed UK cases of SRA during the 1990 panic in great
detail. Prof La Fontaine had special dispensation to see all the
confidential documents and disclosure audio-recordings and videos right
across all cases and her report concluded that this 'first wave' of SRA
allegations was entirely created by people in social work and therapy
who created false memories in the minds of children by insisting on a
predetermined Satanic outcome until, after the children grew exhausted
following hours of continuous interrogation, they 'confessed' that what
they had denied 100 times before, was true. After the
Social Services Inspectorate banned inquisitorial questioning of
children the fundie/feminst SRA hunter axis switched from using
children and began cultivating adult 'victims' instead.
A classic example of this torturing of small children to 'confess' SRA is given in the SAFF exclusive here,
where Laura, a child victim of the 1990 panic, now an adult with a
family of her own, tells how the media, academics, social workers and
therapists let her down by allowing her mentally unstable mother to
physically beat her and verbally assault her until she 'admitted' that
she had seen children sacrificed just to stop the punishment.
Laura tells how she was then dragged in front of social workers and made
to repeat the false claims which she did because her mother was present
and she knew she would be beaten again when they got home if she didn't
In 1989 Benjamin Rossen published a full outline of how the
hysteria had been created in Oude Pekela in a paper for the Institute for Psychological Therapies journal. titled 'Mass Hysteria in Oude Pekela' which makes a very valuable snapshot of what was truly happening in Groningen at the time.
In response to the nationwide outcry the Dutch government set up the
Hulsenbek Committee which looked into the Oude Pekela case in great
detail and found, exactly as in the British experience, that it was created by mass hysteria. There had been NO satanic abuse at Oude Pekela
Of course we can see from Suzanne Langen-Boon's 2014 article for
ESTD that she had been involved in hunting down Satanic Ritual Abusers
for '30 years' ; in other words she
must have been one of those people at the heart of the Oude Pekela case
and the coterie of SRA believers in Groningen are a scion of those
busted 1989 claims. The question is: Why is the ESTD giving these
people with a track record of failure upon damaging failure,
Therefore Boon-Langen's paper published by the ESTD is nothing more
than a causal link back to the bad old days of the SRA
panic. The mad Satan-Hunters who massaged the hysteria in
the 1990s, who invented the DID method to brainwash patients into
believing they had been Satanically Abused, are at the core of
modern DID therapy, regardless of the technical veneer of the second
generation of DID therapists. DID was invented to rubber-stamp claims of Satanic Ritual Abuse, and it has consistently failed to do so.
Behind DID is the SRA hysteria, plain and simple.
In three decades of striving to find evidence of SRA police forces across the
world with an army of literally millions of volunteer religious zealots
have been trying to hunt down imagined Satanic Abusers and there has not been one case of it found anywhere. It is bunkum.
Yet again, here, Boon-Langen and the ESTD and the CDS and the Institute of
Psychiatry plus numerous fundamentalist Christian agitators who work
with them; and over 300 DID therapists on the make are insisting that it exists. The words of Anatole France come to mind:
' If 50 million people believe a foolish thing, it does not make that thing any the less foolish'.
SAFF work over the years has informed and attenuated the damage false
accusations of SRA caused in the UK, but in Europe there is no
counterpart group to the SAFF and so a caucus of believers have
In 2017 at the yearly ESTD conference in Berne, Switzerland, Dr. Brendan
O’Mahony, Professor Becky Milne and Dr. Kevin Smith presented a
revolutionary paper demanding that DID therapists be compulsorily called
to attend first-level police interrogation of claimed SRA victims to
'interpret' the evidence!
What this means of course is that it would be impossible for the police to obtain that crucuial unguarded and
unadulterated first-hand legal statement from any person claiming to have been
abused. What would be obtained is an interpretation of
the view of their supposed abuse filtered by SRA hunting DID therapists, who
would intervene to 'explain' what the 'victim' was saying, moderating
their lunacy to make it palatable for police ears.
yet government has not allowed this to occur nationally but some police
forces who are predisposed to belief in SRA
do indeed allow intermediaries in on formal interviews with people who
make SRA allegations, especially if they are classed as MPD/DID
therapists. Trust the DID/MPD crowd to spot an opportunity to
push their poison! They are a mirror image of the
Ecclesiastical Inquisitors whose silken tongues turned any statement a
witness made to their prime purpose which was to burn as many witches at
the stake as they could. We don't see much difference
between, some DID therapists and Sir Edmund Anderson who addressed a witchcraft
trial jury in 1603 by saying:
"The malice of witches is great, their practice devilish, AND IF WE DO NOT CONVICT THEM WITHOUT THEIR OWN CONFESSION OR DIRECT
PROOF WHERE THE PRESUMPTIONS ARE SO
GREAT AND THE CIRCUMSTANCES SO APPARENT, they will in a short time overrun the whole land".
In her article Suzette Boon-Langen heavily criticises LEBZ and infers
that it is suppressing the truth about the prevalence of Satanic
Ritual Abuse in the Netherlands. In fact LEBZ, a Dutch government body
which analyses claims of abuse ( which have been recovered during
therapy) has been the saviour of the Netherlands, protecting it's
innocent inhabitants from the wave of ludicrous false-allegations which
have swept Britain in the past decade. LEBZ avoided imprisoning innocent people,
destroying lives and careers and wasting child-protection resources on the
wild-goose-chase of SRA.
"In the Netherlands,
most cases involving alleged recovered memories no longer make it to
court. This is probably a result of the governmental
regulation “Investigation of Sexual Abuse in Co-dependent
Relationships” (Government of The Netherlands, 1999) introduced in 1999,
which states that
if a case [of family break-up] involves a claim of recovered memory, the prosecutor
should consult the Dutch National Expertise Group on Special Cases of
(Landelijke Expertisegroep Bijzondere Zedenzaken) before deciding
whether to prosecute or not. This recommendation also applies to cases
of memories of abuse before the accuser’s third birthday and to
allegations of ritual abuse. The Expertise Group is keenly aware of
the risk of
questionable therapeutic techniques resulting in the creation of false
memories and will therefore typically advise caution when it comes to
The fact that recovered memories no longer make it to court in the
Netherlands does not mean, however, that the problem [ of falsely created memories] does not exist
From 2011 to 2018, 13 new cases were reported to the Dutch
equiva-lent of the BFMS, the Fictitious Memory Group
(Paper on Memory Wars in Europe by Julia Shaw and Annalies
Vredeveldt, for the Association of Psychological Science, 2018)
Of course the ESTD cannot successfully push its DID poison whilst
LEBZ exists so removing it is a prime strategy for them and their new trick MRI
diagnosis method (outlined below) is clearly a method of side-steping
both LEBZ and the majority of mainstream psychiatrists who think DID is dangerous
knee-jerk reaction to a sensational documentary on Satanic Ritual
Abuse by Argos Radio in October 2020, (Shards of Glass) members of the Dutch
Parliament made an unwise but unanimous decision to demand a new
official inquiry into SRA even though there had already been one earlier
in 1994 during the Dutch version of the Satanic Panic (the
Hulsenbek Committee) which found it didn't exist.
Readers should note that this radio programme 'Shards of Glass'
was made up almost wholly of 'evidence' given by patients of ESTD
aligned DID therapists and was contributed to by ESTD
members and other life-long satan hunters. The programme was
utterly biased and prejudiced towards promoting DID regardless of the
suffering it has caused many thousands of people over the past 30 years,
Its shocking narrative featured unproven allegation of a small girl
being abused by having a glass bottle pushed en uterus which broke;
hence Shards of Glass. This perverted image was new to
claims of SRA and carried a high-impact emotional charge which rightly
caused outrage amongst Dutch citizens. Such a claim was
unique, SAFF research spanning three decades can only find one instance
of a similar claimed act of abuse. The 2009 Irish national Inquiry into
abuse by Catholic priests (The Ryan Report) had one case where a priest Fr Noel Reynolds, pushed a crucifix into a child's vagina.
The objective of Argos was not to present a balanced documentary of
facts but to prejudicially re-ignite the idea of Satanic Ritual Abuse in
the minds of Dutch citizens. But why did the Dutch parliament
fall like dominoes to give the DID therapists what they
wanted? To outsiders it was puzzling. All became clear a few
months later when
it was discovered that a police inquiry into maladministration of
child-benefit to Dutch children spanning decades ruled that the
Government was implicated in bankrupting and breaking up hundreds of
families who had been mistakenly given child-benefit through no fault of
their own. The scandal of the government persecuting children whom
they were charged to protect caused the immediate resignation of the
entire Dutch government! Shards of Glass was made during
the ongoing police special investigation and the instant capitulation of
the Dutch parliament to calls for a new Satanic Abuse Inquiry can now
be seen as an easy opportunity to portray the caring bona-fides of a
soon to be disgraced government.
Argos are clearly in
league with the ESTD crowd as many of their journalists are networked
into and followers of Simone Reinders' twitter account @AATSReinders
whereas none of them are followers of @SAFFtweets (the only organisation
in the world that has been tracking and dissecting the Satanic Ritual
Abuse Myth since 1988)! You will see how this current lobby
has gained influence beyond its size when we analyse Simone Reinders' new
method of diagnosing DID from MRI scans, below. First we discuss Carl 'Nick' Beech the archetypal SRA victim.
Carl 'Nick' Beech. The Victim-Imposter whose story exemplifies the dangers of DID intermediaries.
classic example of why DID therapists SHOULD NOT be allowed to act as
intermediary in police investigations which involve recovered memories is
the 2015 Carl
'Nick' Beech case. Beech made heinous allegations of sexual
and sadistic abuse and murder
by past prime-minister the late Edward Heath and others, including
Harvey Proctor whose life Beech more or less destroyed with his
One of the pertinent
facts in an expose of the run of events by barrister Matthew Scott here,
was that an on-line newspaper, Exaro, which had scooped exclusive
access to Carl Beech , was present at
his interrogation by the police. To show how this kind of
intervention can corrupt proceedings, it was later discovered that prior
to one of these interviews Exaro staff had 'primed' Beech about people
he couldn't identify by showing him a photograph to make it easier for
Ironically that is exactly the same intervention that Satan-Hunter Dianne Core was accused of using
in Hull in 1990 when, according to police, she interfered in an investigation of abuse by several men
who groomed kids in an amusement arcade. Convinced that this was
her first case of SRA (it wasn't, she never had any real cases) Core showed the kids photographs of the men she
suspected and in the process ruined the police case. For a while
the Hull police were considering prosecuting her for perverting the
cause of justice.
Clued-in observers may know that
the police wasted over 2 million pounds in chasing Carl Beech's lies
and persecuted many innocent and upstanding members of society based on
his accusations. On 26th July 2019 Beech was sentenced to 18 years for
course of justice by pretending to be an abuse victim to claim
£22,000.00 in compensation.
The year previous he had pleaded guilty to
another charge after a police investigation found that although he was
claiming to be a 'survivor' he was actually a paedophile who had been
secretly filming young boys with clandestine cameras.
These revelations made the high-level politicians, and survivor groups
and stars of child-protection who had believed Beech implicitly, look
the fools they really were. Real survivors of sexual abuse were
done a great disservice by the unquestioning acceptance of Beech's
fantasies and by the stories of other liars who jumped on the
because when the bubble burst for Beech, a shadow was also thrown across
their genuine claims. It is in everyone's interest to get at the
Truth and stop abuse but chasing phantom Satanists does not help.
reign of nonsense created by Beech's lies about networked abuse at Westminster was not
the only instance of survivor-imposters being exposed but it was the
most high-profile when it was realised that he had taken in many
therapists and survivor groups, including NAPAC
who accepted Beech's false abuse-story without question and published a 'weeping' poem
by Beech in 2012 supposedly outlining how terrible his abuse had been.
None of it was true of course.
That's what you get when you unquestioningly
accept the word of self-declared 'victims' without checking the veracity of them. The dangers of
instantly believing any
self-identified abuse victim is clearly shown, yet that is EXACTLY what
DID therapists seek to do.
The dangers of
instantly believing any
self-identified abuse victim is clearly shown, yet that is EXACTLY what
therapists in DID seek to do.
It was the unquestioning belief in ALL
allegations of abuse by self-declared victims which drove the massive
increase in accusations of abuse during 2011 to 2019 and the many prosecutions of VIPs
and celebrities which were eventually overturned. The highest
profile one was of course Cliff Richard, but there were dozens more,
Harvey Proctor, Lord Brammall, Jimmy Tarbuck, Benjamin Herman the
Queen's Equerry, William Roache, Paul Gambaccini, Lord McAlpine and
many, many more.
This resulted in the official Judge Henrique Inquiry in
October 2016 which found serious errors in police investigations and
castigated them for not using common-sense and checking allegations
before believing in them. What the DID caucus wants of
course is to turn time back to those bad old days.
Yet on 28 July 2019, just two days after Carl Beech was sentenced
to 18 years for knowingly perpetrating the most despicable untrue lies, the same old crowd of
SRA believers and DID therapists had the temerity to get the letter you see (right) published in the
Guardian which basically tried to misrepresent Beech as a Victim of circumstance and mental illness!
These DID pushers were pandering to the Feminista Guardian audience, railing
back to try to minimise the impact of Beech's case on DID. They were
maintaining that a lying pervert who set up hidden cameras to film boys
and who was imprisoned for a stack of kiddie-porn, who tried to claim
TWO lumps of £22,000 compensation for abuse which had never happened, who
accused an innocent man of child-murder, who went on the run to avoid
the truth being aired at trial, who delighted in the pain of his
innocent victims - that such a man was himself a
victim! With DID practitioners up is down and down is up.
Beech lied about facts time after time after time.
The sympathy of these DID pushers has always been misplaced. They
cloyingly hang on every word of neurotics who manipulate them, like
Beech did, and apparently have absolutely no care whatsoever for the
thousands of people who have been falsely accused of abuse using
their favoured Recovered Memory Therapy; nor those who have had their lives and careers
He said he
feared water because of his abuse trauma - then someone produced a
photograph of him swimming in a pool on holiday.
He gave a knife
to the police which he said had been used in the murder of a child -
then his grandmother said she had given him it as a present after the date Beech specified for the murder.
He said Ted Heath had abused him on a double-bed in his yacht Morning
Cloud - Heath's boat was a racing boat and only had hammocks.
He named a
child who had been murdered from his class at school who didn't even
Even Beech's own mother tried to tell the police and the
therapists that he was an out and out vicious liar but of course she was
ignored - what would she know? She was only his MOTHER and DID
therapists always know best.
People have died.
Some have committed suicide.
these DID pushers don't seem to care.
contradistinction they molly-coddle any dead-beat who comes to them with
incredible tales of Satanic Abuse. This is a blindness
which calls into question everything they say and do, and particularly
their judgement of who is and who is not 'dissociated'.
relevant is their DID/MPD syndrome if they can make so many continuous
mistakes over so many decades? Not once, not twice, not thrice, but HUNDREDS of times? The full story of Beech and the
REAL victims of DID (the innocent people whose lives he
destroyed), is set out in this excellently detailed Daily Mail article here.
After reading it you will wonder how on earth any of these DID
pushers could have the gall to try to ameliorate what Beech did but as SAFF
have stated many times, they live in a Bizarro world of their own
In February 2020 the IICSA (Indpendent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse)
reported on their long and detailed inquiry and questioning in
open court of police, politicians and institutions connected with
allegations of abuse by a supposed network of Sadistic Child Abusers
centred around parliament. False memes about VIP abusers
at Westminster were first created by DID patients of the psychiatrist
Joan Coleman, a founder of RAINS (Ritual Abuse Information Network &
Support) which the SAFF first exposed here:
and were built upon much older rumours and gossip surrounding a Gay
brothel close to Dolphin Square, which the SAFF had earlier shown was
nonsense here: IICSA's report said that 'there
was no evidence to support these sensational allegations that there has
been a powerful paedophile network operating within Westminster.'
of the people who claimed to have suffered abuse from this VIP clique
were, like Beech, fantasists; and many of them had undergone Recovered Memory Therapy
during DID sessions. It is difficult to estimate how much money
and resources DID has wasted but the SAFF reckon it now stands at about
400 Million pounds worth since 1988. Money which could have gone
to real children at risk but which instead went to false-accusers and a
sequence of unnecessary and expensive Public Inquiries paid for by the
This does not take into account compensation pay-outs for historical
claims of child-abuse which ambulance-chasing lawyers have got rich upon
over the past two decades. The government's CICA (Criminal
Injuries Compensation) paid out £71 Million to claimants in 2019.
The vast majority of these claimants deserved compensation but a not
inconsiderable number, like Beech, were later found to have lied, some
making multiple false allegations to get money. DID / MPD
plays into the hands of fraudsters like these enabling them to make up
any old tosh and be implicitly believed by DID therapists. They know it
and they string DID therapists along because those 'professionals' have
proven themselves gullible fools.
ESTD and the European Satanic Circus.
The European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) was
formed in 2006. It appears to be a highly funded organisation and
impressively professional in style, but it has clear links with dozens
of first-wave Satan Hunters and their nonsense. In the 2017
ESTD annual conference held in Berne attended by delegates from all over
Europe and from the USA, in which Dr. Brendan
O’Mahony, Professor Becky Milne and Dr. Kevin Smith, presented their
paper to formalise a 'registered DID therapist' being present at the
interrogation of every accuser which that therapist had treated' there
was a veritable firmament of VIPs, including the head of the UK
government's Historic Abuse Inquiry, Alexis Jay!
those august people were also SRA troublemakers like Rainer Kurz. Kurz is a
chartered psychologist who bridges the gap between academic psychiatry
and the SRA lunatic fringe. He delivered two lectures at ESTD 2017; one
on Lost Memories (a subsidiary term for Recovered Memories) and another
on the 'Organised Ritualised Crime Abuse Network (ORCAN), a
of criminal Satanic abusers in the UK imagined by Kurz through rolling
together unconnected historical crimes and incidents. There is
absolutely no evidence of ORCAN's existence, but how were delegates to
ESTD to know that? Kurz is a colleague of Wilfred Wong, a
fanatical Catholic fundamentalist agitator who was intimately connected
behind the scenes with pushing the 1990 Satanic Panic in Britain. Wong
was recently imprisoned after trying to kidnap an alleged Satanic Child
Abuse Victim 'at knifepoint'. Full
and Kurz appeared together as the only speakers at another Satan Seminar held in London on 22nd September 2017,
organised by Canadian counsellor Sandra Fecht, another long-time
believer in SRA and DID. Wong spoke on Satanic Ritual Abuse and mounted his
sectarian campaign to convince listeners that it exists. Kurz took to the podium to
lecture on 'Family court Child Snatching', the idea being that the
Family Courts are supposedly in the thrall of Big Boss Satanists and in some
unspecified way thwart people like him from getting evidence of SRA. (
Ironically on 4th November 2020, Wong and five other people were arrested
and remanded in custody for 'abducting an 8 year old child at knife-point' after
kidnapping him and driving him 230 miles from his home. The
case is ongoing as we write and we will report on it soon. )
Kurz's idiotic beliefs in SRA are clearly revealed in the
illustration (right) from his own website where he declares that a bronze
statue of a 16c Swiss folklore character is evidence of Satanic Child
Abuse! The question is, why are the ESTD and DID therapists giving these extremists house-room?
Another SRA fanatic at the ESTD is the Dutch SRA activist Suzette
Boon-Langen who in March 2014 wrote an article on her 30 years
involvement in trying to persuade the Dutch government that SRA
exists. In her article she claims to have been involved in leading
edge investigations into SRA through her work with 'survivors' of SRA
as far back as the mid 1980s.
Indeed Langen-Boon's article even
includes references and quotes from two leading pushers of the 1990
Satanic Panic, Valerie Sinason and Tim Tate, a TV producer and writer
whose documentary 'The Devil's Work' for the Cook Report has since been
roundly condemned and discredited as bogus here.
and his 1991 book on the panic, supposedly providing incontrovertible
proof, is reviewed here.
Both Sinason and Tate became involved in promoting the idea of SRA
during the late 1980s. Precisely the time that SRA was first
'discovered' in the McMartin Case in the USA, and began to grow into a
panic of national and then international importance.
can see, despite the academic psychobabble now put out by a new
generation of therapists about the importance of DID to mental health
practitioners, the source of it is an a priori belief in Satanic Ritual
Abuse of adults and children, even though there has not been one
successful case of it found in over three decades of these people
searching for it.
The danger to DID patients and to those falsely accused by those
patients is that this now wealthy and expanding faction of psychiatry is
bleeding enough funding from the NHS and government to be able to amply
propagandise their DID promises and manipulate governments, as they
have just done in Holland. On 5th October 2020, a motion was accepted
unanimously by the Dutch Parliament for the Dutch government to start an
investigation into the existence of SRA in Holland.
should know that such an in-depth investigation had already been
undertaken in response to the 1990 false SRA claims which also occurred
in Holland just as they did in the UK. This official inquiry (the
Hulsenbek committee) concluded in 1994 that SRA did not exist; just as
the British government's own official inquiry, The La Fontaine report,
said that it was a figment of the minds of fundamentalists searching
for evidence of the Devil to suit their own religious
Just as the Cook Report's 'The Devil's Work',
started the 1990 panic in
Britain by working with Members of Parliament and accepting 'expertise'
from DID psychiatrists and therapists in RAINS, this
new push to get SRA recognised in Holland was also done with the aid of a
media company, Argos, in league with the ESTD which had produced
a documentary called 'Shards of Glass'.
The programme was basically a
re-run of what the Cook Report did in 1989. That is; portraying
'survivors' of SRA that tugged at the heart-strings of viewers and
inciting rage in the audience with heinous unproven tales of accusations
of torture and abuse of children.
The public and media outrage generated in Holland when the
circumstancial evidence contained in 'Shards of Glass' was broadcast in
September 2020 was typical of what happened in 1989 with the Cook
Report. Equally as typically, the Dutch government capitulated to the
unproven false allegations just as the British government did in
1990. Having manipulated Dutch MPs, the DID
satan-hunters have renewed optimism in pushing for more money and
resources for a Psychiatric Voodoo which has been proven harmful to
many, if not all, patients who are given it.
People often forget the end result of believing the outpourings of
recovered memories, so we will remind them; literally hundreds of
innocent men and women are rotting in jails for things they never did
due to false-accusations against them derived from Recovered Memories which were
put into 'survivors' minds by DID therapists. Thousands of innocent
people have had their careers, and homes destroyed, far too many have
committed suicide, whilst many thousands of small children have been
unnecessarily ripped from their families and taken into care to be
traumatised for their later adult lives. Presumably these poor
victims will then fall into the hands of DID therapists again who will start the cycle all over. DID is an EVIL, not a therapy.
The pan-European caucus of Satan Hunters comes to the UK Institute
of Psychiatry to inflict Frankenstein medical practices onto patients.
September 2019 Simone Reinders a Netherlander who is a leading player
the coterie of SRA hunters in Europe within the panoply of the ESTD
published the results of a Dutch and English funded project to try to
use MRI scanners to identify people suffering from DID.
Apparently the Dutch gave her 300,000 Euro for it!
Reinders is now claiming to be able to identify DID patients by looking at MRI scans of their brains.
It is a witch-pricker of enormous implication for the future of
psychiatry and the expansion of mental health treatment and will produce
literally millions of SRA patients 'on demand'. The full
paper was published by the British Journal of Psychiatry (the RCP outreach) and you can see it here: Pattern Recognition Study of Brain Biomarkers to Aid in the Diagnosis of DID
the paper's impressive technological discombobulation, in reality it is
nothing more than a reinvention of the quackery that was Phrenology and
it is scandalous that the people who run British psychiatry have portrayed it as accepted scientific research.
DID Magnetic Resonance Imaging diagnosis (DIDMRID) is yet another 'witch-pricker' by the same SRA crowd. For those
that do not know, 'witch-prickers' were fraudulent devices that
witch-finders of the 15c/16c used to convince the public that anyone
they wanted to accuse and burn, was a witch. They used bodkins
(pointers) with retractable blades which, when pressed on a mole or
birthmark, made the point go back into the handle. It appeared to
onlookers that the point was penetrating the skin, but when removed
there was of course no wound, no blood. This was 'evidence' of the accused
being a witch and literally hundreds of thousands of innocent old women
were burned alive at the stake in Europe using similar deceitful
devices. DIDMRID diagnosis is nothing but the same clothed in scientific jargon.
However this is not the first foray that Reinders' has undertaken to
find a witch-pricker for DID. In 2012 along with several others she
undertook experiments at Groningen University and Kings College (both
are hotbeds of DID
fanaticism) where electrodes were taped to patient's scalps and read-outs
taken to try to find brain activity which was peculiar to DID
patients. A. A. T. Simone Reinders, Antoon T. M. Willemsen, Herry
P. J. Vos, Johan A. den Boer, and Ellert R. S. Nijenhuis organised the
experiment. The idea was to identify a certain method of
concluding that a
person was suffering from DID and avoid the 'Fantasy Model' explanation
of DID memories.
Fantasy Vs Trauma
The arguments for and against DID can be brought down to Fantasy versus Trauma. There is the 'Fantasy Model' (It's all made up) and the 'Trauma
Model' (Sadistic abuse causes repression of memories)
. The latter is clearly nonsense as survivors of the
horrors of the Nazi death-camps suffered far worse trauma
than self-identified SRA victims can imagine and can always remember their
sufferings in great detail. In fact the problem Holocaust victims have is to
forget these awful images, which they have to live with almost
Indeed, there are Holocaust Museums
in almost every major country around the world and their problem is
that they have so many first-hand accounts of truly despicable acts
against human beings that they must censor the worst of what camp
inmates went through because some of the situations are so heinous that
in today's world of uber-sensitivity they cannot be shown to a mixed
If the theory that PTSD routinely causes repression of memories were
true, none of the thousands of books and documentary programmes on the
Holocaust would have ever been produced.
Reinder and other 'second wave' DID pushers now believe that Sadistic
actual physical trauma in the brain. There is absolutely no
evidence to indicate this is true, nor how that can happen, but that is what they would like to
believe. No scientist has ever been able to discover where the
Mind actually resides (the Mind-Body problem) so suffering cannot cause
the mind to physically alter the brain
but it is one theory to counter the
objections of the 'Fantasy Model' held by most of mainstream psychiatry. Currently the general belief in
psychiatry is that false memories are easily confabulated by vulnerable
people under DID therapy and there are many studies which show this.
For years DID practitioners have been
casting around for a way of proving their 'Trauma Model' and the 2012
brain-activity readouts were one failed attempt to do
so. Ironically the Institute of Psychiatry also
attempted this in the 1990s when similar studies were undertaken from a
general psychiatric angle, of changes in brain-waves of mentally ill
patients. It came to nothing and was jettisoned, which is what probably
happened to Reinders' Groningen experiments and why she moved on to DIDMRID.
is a trustee of Sinason's Clinic for Dissociative Studies. In
2019 financial records show a funding income of £870,656.00 at the
CDS. Reinders' relationship with Sinason's work can be seen in
this recent tweet
by Reinders recomending and promoting Sinason's latest nonsense on
DID. Let us hope that
it is a little more academic than the dross in Sinason's Devil Report.
wonder if Reinders believes in those failed allegations and Sinason's
earlier claims that 100 children had been satanically sacrificed?
Simone Reinders' most recent academic paper ( on MRI scanning for DID ) has been
extremely well received into psychiatry without much criticism, because
it not only identifies as many DID patients as they could ever want
(follow the money), but it also confirms DID as a 'genuine
syndrome' and therefore rehabilitates them all from their past MPD
excesses. Reinders is therefore running on a high at the moment
and getting plaudits world-wide.
However, when anyone with insight looks in detail at the research it can be seen to be very weak on several counts.
1: Reinders checked MRI scans of 32 people who had been diagnosed
as having DID and then compared them with scans of a control
sample who were not diagnosed with DID. This is obviously utterly
unscientific. What should have happened is that the 32 DID and 43
Non-DID scans should have been shuffled, mixed up and then each analysed
for DID using Reinders' stated premiss and then the results calculated
and checked to see if correct. As it is, she appears to have
simply confirmed earlier diagnosis in each set! The brains of
those she believed to suffer from DID appeared to show
divergence but unless Reinders method can identify DID patients from a
mixed bunch of scans unknown to her then this new technique is
non-definitive and not as claimed.
2: Peoples' bodies and brains are not the same, just as people come in
various sizes so do brains. After the age of 20 brain size and
weight diminishes in a regular curve as the person ages. Thus the
brains of patients diagnosed with DID will be proportionately different
in mass and weight at age 40, than DID patients at age 30. How will Reinders tell the
difference in her MRI scans?
Reinders technique relies on the preponderance of grey
matter in relation to white matter in the bran scans. The
hypothesis is that a difference here might indicate cellular
changes due to psychological trauma. This difference between
DID brains and non-DID brains white and grey mass is worked out by
trick computer modelling. The same kind of computer modelling that
is used in weather forecasting and which predicted, wrongly, half a
million people would die from Covid19 in the UK!
qualifying criteria for white/grey proportion is
set in the computer by the observer. There has been no prior
work on the
percentage of natural divergence and average preponderance of grey/white
in brains across the population and across ages and races, therefore the
grey/white matter variable used by Reinders is complete and utter
guesswork. It could simply be that some people are born with
different grey/white brain matter masses and that has no implication
whatsoever for their mental function. We have no analysis of grey/white
in races, nor in gender, nor by human size or body-mass. Therefore her entire hypothesis is utterly flawed and inevitably inconclusive.
We draw readers' attention to the controversy over the Body-Mass-Index
relied upon by hundreds of thousands of dieticians and medics which
turned out to be thoroughly misleading and of no consequence to the
campaign against obesity.
3: There is absolutely no evidence in any scientific literature that the
mind can physically alter the brain. If so it would prove
telekinesis! It is all just mental health voodoo. Diseases
can physically alter the structure of the brain and continuous use of
some medicines may do, but the mind and its fears cannot alter the
structure of the brain. This is so self-evident that it was
entirely ignored by the Reinders' research because it would have
invalidated the experiment at the start.
Reinders claims to have made allowances for the people in her sample
having used medicines and drugs (obviously most of them will have been
on tranquillisers at least and maybe others on Litharge to quieten their
schizophrenic symptoms and some on anti-depressants or both) there is no
detail of how she differentiated these people and we cannot see how it
would be possible to compare the multiplexities of a person's medical
history and their profile of medicine intake and then relate that to
affects, or not, on the structure of the brain. It could
well be said that any differences between the DID and non-DID MRI scans
are more likely to have been caused by exterior variables such as
medicine intake, than the supernatural idea that psychological trauma
causes changes in the physical structure of the brain, yet Reinders'
experiment did not test that key point.
4: There is a fourth and most important final point about the misuse of
MRI and DID. Researchers now think that false memories
created during DID sessions are so intolerable that they create Post
Traumatic Stress disorder in
those patients. DID therapists falsely tell
their patients that Sadistic Sexual Abuse causes post-traumatic stress
disorder and that DID will uncover it by seeking out buried memories,
whereas in reality DID therapy actually creates post-traumatic
stress disorder in the patient by furnishing them with intolerable
memories of Sadistic and Satanic Abuse during DID therapy
sessions. Thus even if we give credence to Reinders'
interpretation of grey/white matter preponderance (which we do not accept) any
PTS found in patients undergoing DID therapy will be as a result of that
therapy and not an indication of a pre-existing state. The experiment
therefore nullifies itself.
Thus Simone Reinders' entire research is shot through with false premises and misleading conclusions. Unfortunately there are now
sufficient players in the DID industry (1,500 at last count) that
Reinders' findings have been given a respectability it simply does
not deserve. Thousands more DID aligned people who support MRI scanning as a new
witch-pricker are cheering her on so they can happily go on confirming
SRA in mentally vulnerable people who need proper psychiatric care
instead of this DID nonsense.
You can see where this is going. All the earlier SRA victims
in cases which failed during the 1990 Satanic Panic will now be MRI
scanned and their stories pronounced true! The fact that all
of them were tried in court and found to be either lies or
confabulations, will be ignored. Demands will be made, as they
were successfully in Holland recently, that the government instigate a
new inquiry into SRA to overturn the conclusions of the 1994 La Fontaine Report.
based on MRI diagnosed DID. It is yet another form of
historical revisionism using junk-science as justification.
British psychiatry should be ashamed of how it has allowed these
interlopers to corrupt established science.
The most shocking thing about all this is that this push on DID has for many years now been supported and promoted by the Royal College of Psychiatry and the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College.
Academics who should know better, but who are even now offering articles
to students on EXORCISM as a therapy for DID. Truly an insane
abdication of scientific thinking. And they are doing it by
diverting YOUR tax money which could be better used in other areas of
History warns us to be VERY careful of eugenics and what they can lead
to. The SAFF see the use of MRI scans to diagnose DID as dangerous in
the extreme. Few people realise that it wasn't the Nazis who
invented Eugenics, it was the British scientist Francis Galton whose
immoral teachings migrated to the USA where they were expanded and built
upon by the medical profession there for decades before they were
exported to Nazi Germany and ended up killing an estimated six million
Jews and hundreds of thousands of mentally ill children and adults in
asylums. Race purification theories weren't invented by Hitler,
they were invented and pursued by scientists and clinicians from major
centres of Western Medicine and then hi-jacked by Hitler when it suited his political purpose.
Had academe restricted or shaped the growth of eugenics sensibly in the
late 19th century then this might not have happened so they are arguably
just as guilty for the Holocaust as German scientists who ended up
measuring Jewish noses to see if they qualified for extermination.
Although we have featured the state of play in the UK with regard to the
promotion of DID their are coteries of DID therapists networking
together to push DID onto patients in the Netherlands, Australia
and Canada. In the Netherlands many of these researchers and
therapists are based at Groningen University which has also 'set
standards' which some may find disturbing, for instance, in relation to
establishing protocols to enable the killing of new-born infants who are
found to have incurable diseases. The Groningen Protocol is a collection of rules enabling doctors to kill those babies born with 'futile' lives.
- We have shown how MPD was an unproven method which corrupted orthodox psychiatric teaching related to schizophrenia.
- We have shown the history of MPD and how it evolved into its
present state, not from scientific analysis, but through sensational
cases which were popularised by the media and later found false but used
by the coterie of MPD believers anyway to further their claim for it to
be established within orthodox psychiatry.
- We have explained how the very earliest recorded cases of MPD had
absolutely no Satanic Content and the idea of Satanic Abuse was
piggy-backed on to the MPD theory in the 1980s when Feminists and Fundamentalists found it politically useful.
- We have explained how MPD was monopolised by the clique of
motley therapists who believed in Satanic Abuse in the 1990s to confirm their
prejudices and preconceptions about suspected widespread networks abusing children which never
- We have exampled the fact that every case of MPD produced by these people turned out to be false and damaging for patients who
were treated with it. We have illustrated how MPD is not a cure
(there is no recovery from MPD) and that it lengthens, not shortens,
therapy for patients and has in some instances caused suicides.
- We have shown that the work of Jim Schnabel identified the Self-Victimisation syndrome
in 1994 which accounts for most if not all confabulations and false
accusations accruing from DID , yet those therapists promoting DID
ignored his findings and went on using DID regardless.
- We have shown how a 'new generation' of therapists are jumping on
the DID bandwagon with little or no understanding of it's appalling
early history embodying sectarian hatred and the harm it can do.
- We have further shown that millions of pounds worth of resources
is redirected from genuine cases and wasted on suspect MPD and recovered
- We have Illustrated how the cadre of believers in MPD/DID have ensconced
themselves within orthodox psychiatry to influence it and promote supernatural ideas. They are now
attempting to establish MRI scans for DID which are nothing more than a
modern form of phrenology, condemned by all psychiatrists everywhere as
- We have categorically proven that we have warned the government, the
department of health and the Royal College of Psychiatry about these
things many times and predicted hundreds of thousands of unnecessary and
false DID cases which MRI testing will produce. Yet the government appears totally disinterested and the Royal College of Psychiatry and Kings
College ignore our warnings and still continue to allow this cadre of
Satan Hunters to do their worst.
The SAFF has long experience of this kind of cognitive dissonance. It
usually continues, as officials turn a blind-eye to avoid facing it head
on, until deaths begin to occur, whereupon they deny that they could have
known about the problem and are therefore not responsible for those
unnecessary deaths. When in fact they are directly responsible.
That is what will happen again in the next decade.
Watch this space!
There are very few people who understand and know the full history of
how MPD / DID has been foisted onto the modern world. This SAFF Special Report of
the Dangers of DID is being published so that in coming years people
victimsed by DID therapists can have all the information necessary to
sue the therapists and organisations which promoted this psychiatric
John Freedom, Mortlake,
Tony Rhodes, Director SAFF.
With additional research and contributions from 'Vagdavercustis', Groningen.