Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Neil Brick

In 1995, Neil Brick founded the SMART newsletter. In 1996, SMART was on the Internet and in 1998 SMART started having ritual abuse conferences.

There are now 141 newsletters online at http://ritualabuse.us/newsletter/

with many conferences with online transcripts and ordering information http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/

Articles by Neil Brick




Advocacy Alert

Petition to Stop Attacks Against Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Survivors and Neil Brick

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Neil Brick has worked hard to build a research base for child abuse and ritual abuse survivors.  Neil Brick has worked to develop advocacy efforts to help survivors and their helpers.

There are online articles with inaccurate information about Neil Brick.  This web page responds to factual errors about Neil Brick and his work.  Those interested in contacting Neil for an interview can write smartnews  @aol.com (delete space before @) for more information.

Neil Brick has always been a strong advocate for people thinking for themselves. Neil has encouraged people to use their critical thinking skills and fully research topics.

In one presentation, Neil stated :
“Please use your own judgment and try to research everything as fully as possible. Don’t accept anything anyone says simply because they say it or claim to be an expert or whatever. Try to check it out for yourself.”

Several of Neil Brick’s articles (listed below) provide readers information on how to avoid being mind controlled and encourage readers to find out for themselves about topics from as many sources as possible.

Trump and Fascism
This page is a data dump of articles about Donald Trump, those working with Trump and historical articles about fascism. Fascism uses different types of mind control to control people. Donald Trump has been accused of using propaganda and mind control techniques to win the election, to control people’s opinions of him and to control their opinions of other topics. This page contains excerpts from articles related to this topic.

Neil Brick’s conference presentation transcripts:

Neil Brick Conference Presentation 2018
Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years


Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years Presenter: Neil Brick

Child and Ritual Abuse Conference Helps Educate Survivors and Their Helpers; Speakers included Dr. Randy Noblitt and Neil Brick

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference and Freedom from Mind Control
These articles present scientific research verifying previously made claims about mind control, propaganda and hypnosis

Topics include:
Neil Brick, Satanic Temple, Grey Faction, Doug Mesner, Lucien Greaves, mind control, propaganda, hypnosis, ritual abuse

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference

Neil Brick – Survivorship Conference 2017 – Freedom from Mind Control

The Urban Legends of Those Attacking Ritual Abuse Theories and the False Logic of False Memory Proponents and Their Occultist Supporters by Neil Brick – Presentation at the 2016 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference

Second half of the article discusses the Grey Faction, a part of the Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves/Doug Mesner.  http://neilbrick.blogspot.com/2016/09/the-urban-legends-of-those-attacking.html

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference by Neil Brick http://neilbrick.blogspot.com/2016/08/how-to-avoid-being-mind-controlled-at.html
The Battle to Stop Ritual Abuse by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2015-conference/the-battle-to-stop-ritual-abuse/

Doing the right thing and getting stronger at the same time, a survivor’s path to recovery and helping others by Neil Brick https://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2014-conference/doing-the-right-thing-and-getting-stronger-at-the-same-time-a-survivors-path-to-recovery-and-helping-others/

Recent Child Abuse Crimes and Efforts to Unite Survivors by Neil Brick

Always Getting Stronger: Giving Survivors a Voice in the World by Neil Brick

The Myth of Panic – Exposing Theories Used to Cover Up Ritual Abuse Crimes by Neil Brick

Fighting the Spin : The Truth about Child Abuse Cases by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2010-conference/fighting-the-spin-the-truth-about-child-abuse-cases/

The Move from Blame the Victim to Blame the Helper by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2010-conference/the-move-from-blame-the-victim-to-blame-the-helper/

Ritual Abuse, the trenches of the stopping child abuse movement by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/2009-conference/ritual-abuse-the-trenches-of-the-stopping-child-abuse-movement/

Debating The Non-Believers – Getting equal time for Survivors’ Views by Neil Brick  http://ritualabuse.us/smart-conference/conf08/debating-the-non-believers/

Stopping Ritual Abuse – What can we do today by Neil Brick

The 12-step Healing Process and Survivor Advocacy by Neil Brick

How healing from ritual abuse and mind control works by Neil Brick

How can we advocate for survivors of ritual abuse by example and advocacy? by Neil Brick

Stopping Mind Control and Healing by Neil Brick

My healing and helping others by Neil Brick

My Most Recent Memories and My Personal Growth by Neil Brick
Trigger management and conference safety presentation by Neil Brick

Other papers, articles and transcripts written by Neil Brick

How Childhood Sexual Abuse Affects Interpersonal Relationships by Neil Brick  http://ritualabuse.us/research/sexual-abuse/how-childhood-sexual-abuse-affects-interpersonal-relationships/

The Etymological Antecedents of and Scientific Evidence for the Existence of Dissociative Identity Disorder by Neil Brick
The Neurological Basis for the Theory of Recovered Memory by Neil Brick

The Alleged Ethical Violations of Elizabeth Loftus in the Case of Jane Doe by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/the-alleged-ethical-violations-of-elizabeth-loftus-in-the-case-of-jane-doe/
Propaganda & Mind Control by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/

Ritual Abuse and Its Political Implications by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/ritual-abuse-and-its-political-implications/

Solidarity in the fight against Ritual Abuse and Torture by Neil Brick

Advocacy and Saving Lives by Neil Brick

Ritual Abuse/Mind Control Presentation by Neil Brick

Data proving the existence of recovered memory, ritual abuse, mk-ultra and information on the backlash by Neil Brick

How Cues and Programming Work in Mind Control and Propaganda by Neil Brick http://ritualabuse.us/mindcontrol/how-cues-and-programming-work-in-mind-control-and-propaganda/

Video on youtube – Proof ritual abuse and Satanic ritual abuse exists by Neil Brick http://www.youtube.com/user/stopritualabuse

Information on harassment and statements about Neil Brick and SMART

Neil Brick’s responses to harassment by false memory proponents.

Grey Faction, Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves Fact Sheet:
For almost a decade Douglas Misicko using several aliases (including Douglas Mesner and Lucien Greaves) has harassed groups helping child abuse, rape and trauma survivors. He has also harassed groups providing research in support of child abuse, rape and trauma survivors.
In 2013, he and others created a group called the Satanic Temple. One part of this group is called the Grey Faction. The Grey Faction states they “invade” conferences. These conferences  are provided to help and educate child abuse, rape and trauma survivors and their helpers.

Exposing Doug Mesner/Lucien Greaves - co-founder of the Satanic Temple and Grey Faction presenter

The Urban Legends of Those Attacking Ritual Abuse Theories

Petition to Stop Attacks Against Child Abuse and Ritual Abuse Survivors and Neil Brick

Reply to the Grey Faction’s Petition to Revoke the License of Neil Brick 

Reply to the Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction online guest post

Rebuttal to the Grey Faction Lucien Greaves presentation about SMART and additional Grey Faction information about Neil Brick  https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/rebuttal-to-the-grey-faction-lucien-greaves-presentation-about-smart-and-additional-grey-faction-information-about-neil-brick/

Douglas Misicko alias Douglas Mesner update 7 – Radio Interview Rebuttal

copied with permission from http://neilbrick.com/    http://ritualabuse.us/smart/neil-brick

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Neil Brick Conference Presentation 2018 – Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years

Neil Brick Conference Presentation 2018

Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years
Presenter: Neil Brick

The awareness of severe abuse and child abuse crimes has changed over the last 25 years. In the early 1990s, severe abuse survivors were often believed and supported. Then a backlash started and severe abuse survivors and their supporters were harassed and attacked. The child abuse survivor movement changed and adapted. Ten years ago, research began again to help expose severe abuse crimes. More recently, first in the UK and Australia and now in the United States, a variety of child abuse, severe abuse, sexual harassment and rape cases are bringing public awareness again to the mainstream media of severe abuse crimes. This presentation will discuss the changes of the last 25 years, with an emphasis on the more recent exposures of organized child abuse crimes and social systems that have been part of the cover up of these crimes.



Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. https://ritualabuse.us has been published for over 22 years. His research articles are at http://neilbrick.com



Disclaimer: This presentation is solely my own thoughts and research and not necessarily the thoughts or any other persons or groups I work with. This information is not intended as treatment or therapy. Survivors may want to use caution while reading this page. All accusations are alleged.



In the 1980’s several severe child abuse cases became publicly known. The largest case was the McMartin Preschool Case. At the same time, there was already an organized backlash against survivors which later developed into more powerful backlash movements like the FMSF.



Up until the early 1990’s, both sides of the issue of child abuse crimes, our side and the backlash side, were at times presented equally. This is shown in newspapers like the New York Times.



On my website at https://ritualabuse.us
There is a large page called the McMartin Preschool Case – What Really Happened and the Coverup. https://ritualabuse.us/ritualabuse/articles/mcmartin-preschool-case-what-really-happened-and-the-coverup/ This page repeatedly shows evidence of guilt in this case. At the time, it was one of the longest cases in legal history. There were split juries and in one trial a majority of jurors believed the children were abused. Tunnels were found backing up the children’s stories.



Sadly, this case was repeatedly spun in the media as some sort of panic. Without examination or balance, the media has presented only the backlash side of the story and not ours. Evidence showing abuse was repeatedly ignored. A good example is Wikipedia, where repeated efforts were made to balance the child abuse and day care pages of the 1980’s and 1990’s without success. These pages primarily present only the backlash side of the story. Those attempting to balance these pages with research were silenced or banned by Wikipedia editors.



In the late 1980’s, with Survivorship starting and other groups following after, the topic of ritual abuse was increasingly discussed. This culminated in 1992 with a lecture by D.C. Hammond, originally entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse,” but now usually known as the “Greenbaum Speech,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), Thursday June 25, 1992, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Alexandria, Virginia.



Dr. Hammond was and is a highly credentialed clinician. He presented scientific evidence discussing government mind control in detail http://whale.to/b/greenbaum.html

This page may be very heavy for survivors, it describes government mind control in detail. Dr. Hammond discussed how his work was corroborated by other clinicians. He talked about how he and others were very careful not to suggest information or lead clients.



Soon after this in 1993, the FMSF changed the landscape of the media discussion. What had been at times a balanced discussion, turned into a mostly one sided discussion of false memories and a lack off credibility of ritual abuse and government mind control crimes.



This topic is well research in an article in the Columbia Journalist Review July/August 1997 issue: Media Manipulation by False Memory Proponents U-Turn on Memory Lane by Mike Stanton http://web.archive.org/web/20071216011151/http://backissues.cjrarchives.org/year/97/4/memory.asp



“A study published last year by a University of Michigan sociologist, Katherine Beckett, found a sharp shift in how four leading magazines — Time, Newsweek, U.S. News & World Report, and People — treated sexual abuse. In 1991, more than 80 percent of the coverage was weighted toward stories of survivors, with recovered memory taken for granted and questionable therapy virtually ignored. By 1994, more than 80 percent of the coverage focused on false accusations, often involving supposedly false memory. Beckett credited the False Memory Syndrome Foundation with a major role in the change.”



“Rarely has such a strange and little-understood organization had such a profound effect on media coverage of such a controversial matter. The foundation is an aggressive, well-financed p.r. machine adept at manipulating the press, harassing its critics, and mobilizing a diverse army of psychiatrists, outspoken academics, expert defense witnesses, litigious lawyers, Freud bashers, critics of psychotherapy, and devastated parents. With a budget of $750,000 a year from members and outside supporters, the foundation’s reach far exceeds its actual membership of about 3,000.”



During the 1990s there are several documented cases of harassment against child abuse researchers and practitioners. Two well documented cases are David Calof and Anna Salter.



Calof, D.L. (1998). Notes from a practice under siege: Harassment, defamation, and intimidation in the name of science, Ethics and Behavior, 8(2) pp. 161-187. https://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/notes-from-a-practice-under-siege/



Confessions of a Whistle-Blower: Lessons Learned by Anna C. Salter – Ethics & Behavior, Volume 8, Issue 2 June 1998 , pages 115 – 124 Abstract – In 1988 I began a report on the accuracy of expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases utilizing Ralph Underwager and Hollida Wakefield as a case study. “The argument between the field of child sexual abuse and the backlash against survivors is not an academic debate between two well meaning groups equally invested in ascertaining truth. It is not an academic debate at all; it is a political fight.” P. 121 “What wins political fights is organization and stamina and a refusal to be intimidated.” P. 122 https://ritualabuse.us/research/memory-fms/confessions-of-a-whistle-blower-lessons-learned/



Sadly, much of the child and ritual abuse field went underground due to this harassment after the mid 1990s, with little media help and often one side media attacks against child abuse survivors and their stories.



In 2001, an excellent book that received little attention was published. It was named
Secret Weapons – Two Sisters’ Terrifying True Story of Sex, Spies and Sabotage by Cheryl and Lynn Hersha with Dale Griffis, Ph D. and Ted Schwartz. New Horizon Press



Is a well-documented, verifiable account of not one, but two childrens’ long untold stories of being CHILD subjects of Project MKUltra. Quotes from the book: “By the time Cheryl Hersha came to the facility, knowledge of multiple personality was so complete that doctors understood how the mind separated into distinct ego states,each unaware of the other. First, the person traumatized had to be both extremely intelligent and under the age of seven, two conditions not yet understood though remaining consistent as factors. The trauma was almost always of a sexual nature…” p. 52 “The government researchers, aware of the information in the professional journals, decided to reverse the process (of healing from hysteric dissociation). They decided to use selective trauma on healthy children to create personalities capable of committing acts desired for national security and defense.” p. 53 – 54 The book also contains a variety of documents on mk-ultra and different projects as well as reports to the Presidential Committee on Radiation and Mind Control, including information on the five Canadians’ lawsuit against the U.S. Government. http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/author/lynn-hersha-dale-griffis-ted-schwarz/



In 2008, there was a worldwide survey of ritual abuse and mind control survivors. This study has been reproduced in both English and German.



The Extreme Abuse Survey final results are online with findings, questionnaires and presentations for download as pdf-files. More than 750 pages of documentation http://extreme-abuse-survey.net/



Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys – Handout for Karriker, Wanda. (2008, November). Understanding ritual trauma: A comparison of findings from three online surveys. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation, Chicago, IL.
10 Extreme Abuse Survey Findings Helpful to Understanding Ritual Trauma
1. Ritual abuse/mind control (RA/MC) is a global phenomenon.
2. A diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder is common for persons who report histories of
RA/MC. (84% of EAS respondents who answered that they have been diagnosed with DID [N=655] reported that they are survivors of RA/MC).
3. Ritual abuse (RA) is not limited to SRA, i.e., satanic ritual abuse, sadistic abuse, satanist abuse.
4. RA is reported to involve mind control techniques.
5. Some extreme abuse survivors report that they were used in government-sponsored mind control experimentation (GMC).
6. RA/MC is reported to be involved in organized “known” crime.
7. RA/MC is reported to be involved in clergy abuse.
8. Most often reported memories of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
9. Most often reported possible aftereffects of extreme abuse are similar across all surveys.
10. In rating the effectiveness of healing methods, therapists tend to favor stabilization techniques; survivors are more open to alternative ways to cope with indoctrinated belief systems.



MEDIA PACKET – Torture-based, Government-sponsored Mind Control Experimentation on Children – Documentation that torture-based, government-sponsored mind control (GMC) experimentation was conducted on children during the Cold War. Data from two international surveys that give voice, visibility, and validation to survivors of these crimes against humanity. (Page may be heavy for survivors.) http://my.dmci.net/~casey/GovernmentSponsoredMindControlExperiments-MediaPacket.pdf



You can probably predict what happened. Efforts made to make the research public mostly failed. The research was removed from Wikipedia and another major wiki. Most articles written about the research attacked it. One good pro-survivor source about the research is at: http://childabusewiki.org/index.php?title=Extreme_Abuse_Surveys



In 2009, a new type of harassment began.



This harassment included people sneaking into ritual abuse conferences, insulting survivors publicly, harassing survivors and clinicians in their personal lives by contacting clinicians’ employers and writing their licensing boards.



Grey Faction, Satanic Temple and Lucien Greaves Fact Sheet:
For almost a decade Douglas Misicko using aliases (including Douglas Mesner and Lucien Greaves) has harassed groups helping child abuse, rape and trauma survivors. He has also harassed groups providing research in support of child abuse, rape and trauma survivors.
In 2013, he and others created a group called the Satanic Temple. One part of this group is called the Grey Faction. The Grey Faction states they “invade” conferences. These conferences are provided to help and educate child abuse, rape and trauma survivors and their helpers.



Their representatives that invade these conferences misrepresent their reasons for attending these conferences. They film people at these conferences without permission and publish these films without the permission of those filmed. The Grey Faction repeatedly misrepresents the research and statements of the people at these conferences. It uses repeated ad hominem attacks against child abuse and trauma researchers without rebutting their research or stories.



His organization uses propaganda techniques in its articles, movies and social media pages to manipulate readers’ opinions. They continue to repeat inaccurate information, even though it has been clearly rebutted in several of the articles listed below.



Douglas Mesner/Lucien Greaves has continued using insults and attacks against survivors of ritual abuse and the professionals that work with them. He has harassed and followed survivors and survivor advocates around the Internet for several years.



This page is a synopsis of critiques of the Grey Faction’s misinformation. Additional links have been added rebutting their statements about trauma, abuse and dissociation. It also contains information critiquing The Satanic Temple and Douglas Mesner/Lucien Greaves.



The Urban Legends of Those Attacking Ritual Abuse Theories and the False Logic of False Memory Proponents and Their Occultist Supporters – Presentation by Neil Brick
“My license to practice therapy has been threatened with filed licensing complaints by people connected to a group called the Grey Faction, a part of the Satanic Temple. My job as a therapist has nothing to do with my advocacy efforts to stop child abuse and I have very clear professional and private boundaries that I maintain to ensure this continues to occur. Yet, the Grey Faction associates keep harassing me and others in the field. These attacks are factually inaccurate and meritless.”



“I believe that the work of the Grey Faction is meant to purposefully dehumanize and insult ideological opponents, so our ideas are derided and not believed.”



Reply to the Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction online guest post
“In conclusion, the guest post by the Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction criticizes the strong research and theories of ritual abuse survivors and those with years of research, experience and education in the trauma field. (The members of the Grey Faction have unknown credentials and may not have the experience to accurately determine trauma theory and research.) The guest post by the Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction presents inaccurate arguments, which are refuted in this article.”



“The Grey Faction claims they are combating pseudoscience with rational inquiry, but this rational inquiry is actually predetermined opinion, bolstered by name calling, ad hominem attacks and insults. There is no real rational inquiry because there is no evidence that all of the facts were looked at neutrally to derive a conclusion. It appears the only facts considered were the ones that back their arguments. In its articles, the Grey Faction hides behind the name of science and rationality, when in reality it appears it is an advocacy organization used to discredit ritual abuse survivors realities’ and their resources.”



Reply to the Grey Faction’s Petition to Revoke the License of Neil Brick
“The petition states that The Allied Board of Health Professionals licensure division, having previously received a complaint…did nothing. The fact is that no violations were found and no disciplinary actions were taken (against Neil Brick after a one year investigation). We believe that this new letter is part of the continued actions of harassment against Neil Brick and those that help child and ritual abuse survivors.”
“The (Grey Faction) petition states “While we are not privy to records that indicate methods of treatment employed in Neil Brick’s practice.”….There is no evidence there are any problems with any methods of treatment Neil uses.”
(Note: The Grey Faction continues to publish misinformation regarding Neil Brick in continued ad hominem attacks on his research.)



Instead of rebutting the research of child and ritual abuse survivors, the tactic is to attack the people directly, calling them paranoid, delusional and so on without factual evidence of this.



In my opinion, the argument boils down to this:
We don’t believe them, therefore they are delusional.



Few stories or pro-survivor facts are rebutted. Few real facts are presented to rebut any of our data. Protests are staged outside of conferences to further disrupt conferences that help trauma victims.



To quote Anna Salter:
“The argument between the field of child sexual abuse and the backlash against survivors is not an academic debate between two well meaning groups equally invested in ascertaining truth. It is not an academic debate at all; it is a political fight.” “What wins political fights is organization and stamina and a refusal to be intimidated.”



The Good News



Even though our work is being marginalized in the media and we are being viciously attacked on the Internet, there have been many child abuse coverups that have been exposed over the last few years.



Jimmy Savile



Though he died before his story came out, a major famous British figure in their music industry was exposed as having hundreds of victims and was allegedly protected from prosecution.



Jimmy Savile: timeline of his sexual abuse and its uncovering
Investigators now believe the late Top of the Pops host preyed on around 500 vulnerable victims as young as two years old
It is now known that Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children and women at the height of his fame.



Investigators believe the late Top of the Pops host preyed on around 500 vulnerable victims as young as two years old at institutions including the BBC’s broadcasting studios, 14 hospitals and 20 children’s hospitals across England.



Since his death in October 2011, a string of official inquiries have been launched into his offending at hospitals, schools and the BBC.



Today an independent inquiry found that Savile abused 60 people, including at least 33 patients aged from five to 75, at Leeds general infirmary. Other hospitals have also released the results of their Savile investigations….




October 2013: BBC asks Dame Janet Smith to investigate the culture and practices of the BBC in the decades that Savile worked there.



11 January, 2013: Scotland Yard labels Savile a “prolific, predatory” sex offender after its investigation reveals 214 criminal offences across 28 police forces, between 1955 and 2009. Its report, Giving Victims a Voice, found that 73% of his victims were children, and the allegations of abuse span 14 medical establishments.



Catholic Church



Collated USCCB (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)Data
On the Number of U.S. Priests Accused of Sexually Abusing Children and the Numbers of Persons Alleging Abuse



Compiled by BishopAccountability.org
From reports commissioned and released by the USCCB
Updated June 30, 2017



As of May 30, 2017, information published by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) indicates that the conference has counted 6,721 clerics “not implausibly” and “credibly” accused of sexually abusing minors in the period 1950 through June 30, 2016, with several gaps in the USCCB data. Out of the 116,690 priests who have worked in those years, the 6,721 priests accused of abusing children are 5.8% of the total.



This percentage is a useful corrective. As recently as November 2002, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, then in charge of all abuse cases for the Vatican, said in an interview that in the United States “less than 1% of priests are guilty of acts of this type.” Meanwhile, in the few US dioceses where investigations or disclosures have provided adequate data, including Boston, we are seeing rates as high as 10 percent. If that is ultimately found to be the percentage nationally, the US total would rise to 11,669 priests accused of abuse.



As of May 30, 2017, the USCCB has counted 18,565 victims who are known to the bishops in the period 1950 through June 30, 2016. Many more survivors have yet to come forward. In 1993, the late Fr. Andrew Greeley estimated that 2,500 priests (fewer than half the USCCB’s current total) might have molested “well in excess of 100,000” children in the United States…..



The USCCB hired the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to evaluate data submitted by member bishops regarding the sexual abuse of minors by Catholic priests, bishops, deacons, and seminarians. In its 2004 report, the John Jay College found, according to survey forms completed by the bishops, that the bishops had received in 1950-2002 “not implausible” allegations of sexual abuse of 10,667 minors committed by 4,392 priests, including 12 bishops.



The John Jay College report also provides an estimate of the number of priests who worked in the United States 1950-2002. The surveys collected for the project reported 75,694 diocesan priests and approximately 34,000 religious priests, for a total of 109,694. In the years 2003-2016, the Catholic church has ordained 6,996 men to the priesthood, according to the Official Catholic Directory’s General Summary of diocesan data. That brings the total number of priests in 1950-2016 to 116,690.



A recent case is that of Larry Nassar, a doctor who treated young Olympic athletes.



Larry Nassar sentenced to up to 175 years in prison for decades of sexual abuse



(CNN)Once a world-renowned sports physician treating America’s foremost Olympic women gymnasts, Larry Nassar now will spend the rest of his life behind bars.
The disgraced former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison, a judge announced Wednesday, after more than 150 women and girls said in court that he sexually abused them over the past two decades….



Nassar had pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct in Ingham County in Michigan and admitted to using his trusted medical position to assault and molest girls under the guise of medical treatment….



“There are no words that can describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred,” Nassar said. “An acceptable apology to all of you is impossible to write and convey. I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days.”….



“I was a good doctor because my treatments worked, and those patients that are now speaking out are the same ones that praised and came back over and over,” Nassar wrote. “The media convinced them that everything I did was wrong and bad. They feel I broke their trust.”….



Many of the women said that when they spoke up about the treatment, they were ignored or their concerns brushed aside by organizations in power, primarily USA Gymnastics, Michigan State University and the US Olympic Committee….



Michigan State’s $500 Million for Nassar Victims Dwarfs Other Settlements
Lawrence G. Nassar, the sports doctor accused of sexually abusing hundreds of young women, committed his crimes with impunity for decades. Here’s how.



Victims of Lawrence G. Nassar, the Michigan State University physician who sexually abused young women under the guise of medical treatment, would receive $500 million from the university in a settlement that is believed to be the largest ever reached in a sexual abuse case involving an American university.



It dwarfed the size of the settlement reached in the sex abuse scandal at Pennsylvania State University. And it was larger than many of the settlements that followed the child sex abuse crisis in the Roman Catholic Church.



“I think the number being so large sends a message that is undeniable, that something really terrible happened here and that Michigan State owns it,” said John Manly, a lawyer for many of the 332 women who sued the university over abuse by Dr. Nassar. “When you pay half a billion dollars, it’s an admission of responsibility.”



Women who say they were abused by Dr. Nassar still have lawsuits against U.S.A. Gymnastics, the United States Olympic Committee and others, and the settlement with Michigan State could add pressure in those cases. The settlement by Michigan State, a public university that is the state’s largest, also sent a loud warning to other colleges about the potentially devastating cost of ignoring misconduct.



These three cases are only a few of the many cases where perpetrators were allowed to abuse children for years without any repercussions. These perpetrators in essence were allowed to continue abusing children because no one believed their victims. The system failed the victims.



Our Future



We have not received justice for the crimes perpetrated against us as child abuse survivors. The opposite has occurred. We have been attacked for speaking up. Our stories, our evidence and our research has been belittled, insulted, ignored and hidden. Not only have we spoken up about child and ritual abuse crimes, we have spoken out about how individuals and our society are controlled by propaganda, mind control and post hypnotic suggestion. We have discussed how for years individuals and groups have been allowed to torture and sexually abuse children.



The hope is that justice will occur. That we will be heard and those that have attacked us will be exposed for their vicious tactics and their misinformation. That society will regain its moral balance and people will treat others fairly and decently and those that are being abused will be heard and believed and that this abuse will stop.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference and Freedom from Mind Control

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference and Freedom from Mind Control

(copied with permission)

These articles present scientific research verifying previously made claims about mind control, propaganda and hypnosis.

This is a written copy of two presentations made at the Survivorship Ritual Abuse and Mind Control 2017 Conference.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. has been published for over 20 years. http://neilbrick.com

Conference page: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely my own thoughts and research and not necessarily the thoughts or any other persons or groups I work with, including Survivorship. It includes information from an adapted version of a paper with the same name at the Survivorship website. This information is not intended as treatment or therapy. Survivors may want to use caution while reading this page. All accusations are alleged.

Parts of the first presentation were adapted from a paper at ritualabuse.us which was later re-edited by Survivorship.

How to Avoid Being Mind Controlled at a Conference

While the Conference organizers are doing everything possible to make this conference safe, we are not able to make guarantees, and attendees should also take their own precautions.

You might want to use an alias at the conference, and put that alias on your conference name tag. Do not give your real name or information about where you live or your contact information to other conference attendees.

We encourage conference attendees to travel in pairs with a safe support person as much as possible at the conference If anyone has any trouble with anyone at the conference, please let us know either verbally or on paper during or after the conference. We have tried to make the conference as safe as possible, but it is impossible to make anything totally safe. A safe support person can be an excellent help at a conference. Such a person can help a survivor avoid and process post-traumatic and programming triggers.

However, sometimes persons that survivors think are their supports are actually their handlers, persons who report their behavior to the abuser group and make sure they are obedient. Such a person can be a therapist, a spouse, a friend or another survivor. If you knew the support person before you knew you were a survivor, this person could be a handler. It is difficult in early recovery to know if a support person is a handler. Someone in your life may be a handler if seeing that person makes you feel overly dependent, in a trance state or addicted to being with that person.

Before you bring a support person to a conference, you need to check with your inside parts to make sure that all parts trust this person and do not believe them to be a handler.

Due to the purposeful misinterpretation of this presentation last year here online, which resulted in creating basically a propaganda film used to falsely discredit our work and harass me in my personal life, I am presenting scientific research showing the rational for avoiding triggering others at the conference.

Hand signals
Scientific information proving that subjects may be unaware of suggestions given to them and may act on them post hypnosis.

Post hypnotic suggestions
Posthypnotic Suggestion: Attention, Awareness, and Automaticity
Amanda J. Barnier, Ph.D. (Sleep and Hypnosis 1999;1:57-63)

Posthypnotic Suggestion as Responding without Awareness
Posthypnotic suggestion is an excellent example of the processing of stimuli in the absence of subjective awareness. Indeed, Kihlstrom (28) suggested that posthypnotic behaviour is “a prime example of nonconscious mental processes at work” (see also 29). Typically, a posthypnotic suggestion is given during hypnosis and asks the individual to show a particular behaviour or to have a particular experience in response to a specific cue following hypnosis. In the empirical and clinical literature, posthypnotic suggestions range from very simple, behavioural suggestions (e.g., touching the forehead, or scratching the nose) to very complex cognitive, perceptual, or experiential responses (e.g., visual hallucinations, mood alterations). As an example of “unconscious” responding, posthypnotic suggestion is of special interest because the individual is no longer hypnotised. For all intents and purposes, everything is back to normal; yet, subjects still demonstrate a lack of awareness for their behaviour. This aspect of posthypnotic responding has long been recognised as one of its defining features (28,29).

This is the reason we asked people to be aware of doing hand signals (or going to one’s face) without conscious knowledge.

Hypnosis and MPD

Thought derided by “skeptics” the research around hypnosis and MPD (now called DID) was extensive in the early 1990’s. D. C. Hammond was and is highly credentialed and respected in his field. He corroborates his work in this article with the accounts of others. He shows how he did not lead his clients but carefully questioned them.

Unfortunately, soon after his speech occurred, the false memory groups started taking over the media coverage and severe harassment of clinicians and researchers occurred, stopping and silencing much of this type of research.

Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse (excerpts are posted below)
D. Corydon Hammond, Ph.D. (“Greenbaum Speech,”)

Herein is the lecture by D.C. Hammond, originally entitled “Hypnosis in MPD: Ritual Abuse,” but now usually known as the “Greenbaum Speech,” delivered at the Fourth Annual Eastern Regional Conference on Abuse and Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD), Thursday June 25, 1992, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel, Mark Center, Alexandria, Virginia. Sponsored by the Center for Abuse Recovery & Empowerment, The Psychiatric Institute of Washington, D.C.

In the introduction the following background information is given for D. Corydon Hammond:
B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology) from the University of Utah.
Diplomate in Clinical Hypnosis, the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis.
Diplomate in Sex Therapy, the American Board of Sexology.
Clinical Supervisor and Board Examiner, American Board of Sexology.
Diplomate in Marital and Sex Therapy, American Board of Family Psychology.
Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Marital Therapist, Licensed Family Therapist, State of Utah.
Research Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Utah School of Medicine.
Director and Founder of the Sex and Marital Therapy Clinic, University of Utah.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Utah Abstract.
Editor, The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis.
Advising Editor and Founding Member, Editorial Board, The Ericksonian Monograph.
Referee, The Journal of Abnormal Psychology.
1989 Presidential Award of Merit, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
1990 Urban Sector Award, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.
Current President, American Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

Okay. I want to start off by talking a little about trance-training and the use of hypnotic phenomena with an MPD dissociative-disorder population, to talk some about unconscious exploration, methods of doing that, the use of imagery and symbolic imagery techniques for managing physical symptoms, input overload, things like that. Before the day’s out, I want to spend some time talking about something I think has been completely neglected in the field of dissociative disorders, and that’s talking about methods of profound calming for automatic hyper-arousal that’s been conditioned in these patients…..

What I came out of that with was a grasp of a variety of brainwashing methods being used all over the country. I started to hear some similarities. Whereas I hadn’t known, to begin with, how widespread these things were, I was now getting a feeling that there were a lot of people reporting some similar things and that there must be some degree of communication here.

Then approximately two and a half years ago I had some material drop in my lap. My source was saying a lot of things that I knew were accurate about some of the brainwashing, but it was telling me new material I had no idea about. At this point I took note and decided to check it out in three ritual-abuse patients I was seeing at the time. Two of the three had what they were describing, in careful inquiry without leading or contaminating…..

Here’s where it appears to have come from. At the end of World War II, before it even ended, Allen Dulles and people from our Intelligence Community were already in Switzerland making contact to get out Nazi scientists. As World War II ends, they not only get out rocket scientists, but they also get out some Nazi doctors who have been doing mind-control research in the camps…..

What they basically do is they will get a child and they will start this in basic forms, it appears, by about two and a half after the child’s already been made dissociative. They’ll make him dissociative not only through abuse, like sexual abuse, but also things like putting a mousetrap on their fingers and teaching the parents, “You do not go in until the child stops crying. Only then do you go in and remove it.” They start in rudimentary forms at about two and a half and kick into high gear, it appears, around six or six and a half, continue through adolescence with periodic reinforcements in adulthood….

Behavioral Techniques used to manipulate people.

Persuasion & Brainwashing Techniques Being Used On The Public Today

The Three Brain Phases
The Christians may have been the first to successfully formulate brainwashing, but we have to look to Pavlov, the Russian scientist, for a technical explanation. In the early 1900s, his work with animals opened the door to further investigations with humans. After the revolution in Russia, Lenin was quick to see the potential of applying Pavlov’s research to his own ends.

Three distinct and progressive states of transmarginal inhibition were identified by Pavlov. The first is the EQUIVALENT phase, in which the brain gives the same response to both strong and weak stimuli. The second is the PARADOXICAL phase, in which the brain responds more actively to weak stimuli than to strong. And the third is the ULTRA-PARADOXICAL phase, in which conditioned responses and behavior patterns turn from positive to negative or from negative to positive.

With the progression through each phase, the degree of conversion becomes more effective and complete. The way to achieve conversion are many and varied, but the usual first step in religious or political brainwashing is to work on the emotions of an individual or group until they reach an abnormal level of anger, fear, excitement, or nervous tension.

(Note: This is comparable at times to shock techniques in the media and sometimes the loaded language of propagandists.)

The progressive result of this mental condition is to impair judgment and increase suggestibility. The more this condition can be maintained or intensified, the more it compounds. Once catharsis, or the first brain phase, is reached, the complete mental takeover becomes easier. Existing mental programming can be replaced with new patterns of thinking and behavior.

Other often-used physiological weapons to modify normal brain functions are fasting, radical or high sugar diets, physical discomforts, regulation of breathing, mantra chanting in meditation, the disclosure of awesome mysteries, special lighting and sound effects, programmed response to incense, or intoxicating drugs.

The same results can be obtained in contemporary psychiatric treatment by electric shock treatments and even by purposely lowering a person’s blood sugar level with insulin injections.

….hypnosis and conversion tactics are two distinctly different things–and that conversion techniques are far more powerful. However, the two are often mixed . . . with powerful results.

Research on mind control cults
The Manipulation of Spiritual Experience: Unethical Hypnosis in Destructive Cults
Linda Dubrow-Marshall, Ph.D. and Steve K. Eichel, Ph.D., ABPP

The following paper was initially presented to the Association of Advance Ethical Hypnosis Twenty-Ninth Annual Convention Boston, MA October 26, 1984. It appeared in Hypnosis

The process of cult and mass therapy indoctrination may involve repeated inductions of trance-like states of consciousness similar to hypnosis. Environmental (milieu) control, social manipulation, isolation and the use of prescribed consciousness-altering techniques (e.g. repetitive and/or continuous chanting, meditating, or praying) are some of the methods employed by cults to produce these altered states of awareness. Recent studies suggest that memories, emotions and even spiritual experiences can be manipulated while in hypnosis. Lack of informed consent and questionable concern for individual needs and wishes makes the use of these hypnotic techniques unethical. Being subjected to repeated and prolonged hypnotic inductions can impair the convert’s ability to make decisions and evaluate new information; moreover, the convert’s altered awareness can “lock in,” and become a conditioned personality response pattern. One result can be periodic episodes of unwanted trance experiences (“floating”) that occur for months or even years after a cultist exits his/her group….

A large part of the cult debate is concerned with whether or not these techniques constitute an objectively verifiable process of mind control. Behavioral scientists Clark and Langone (1983) claim they do; they have stated that “social psychology research … demonstrates rather conclusively … that environmental variables can influence behavior in remarkable ways … that mind control sometimes occurs in cults (p 28)….

Trance is characterized first and foremost by heightened suggestibility followed closely by diminished critical thinking or reality testing–what Shor (l969) refers to as receding of the “generalized reality orientation.” Repeated induction often result in still greater degrees of suggestibility and deeper hypnotic states (Arons, 1981). By prolonging trance states, and with the use of repeated inductions, the cultist may become more and more pliable, less critical, more dissociated from him/herself and more apt to accept spurious and even preposterous notions as “facts.”….

thought reform techniques seem to work best when the subject are either motivated to cooperate or manipulated into believing they have some degree of free choice. (Cunningham, l984) Hypnosis is a powerful tool…..

These four research articles (and many others) clearly show that our work is neither “pseudoscience” nor “paranoid” but these phenomena clearly exist, suggestible mind states can be produced and post hypnotic suggestions can be acted on without conscious awareness.

So, survivors may sometimes be triggered without knowing it. Whole groups of people can be put in a trance and given instructions through cues. This has proven in cult research. This is why we ask people to avoid putting their hands near the face repeatedly during the conference, to avoid acting on post hypnotic suggestions and to avoid triggering others subliminal mind states.

If you feel you are getting hypnotized or spacey on the phone or in other situations, shake your head hard and excuse yourself from the conversation. Texts and e-mails received during the conference might be designed to make you susceptible to your programming.

Attending Presentations
Some of the presentations might be triggering due to their content.

If you feel triggered, please step back and do some self care. To stay present, take deep breaths, touch your clothing, and try to feel the chair you are sitting on and the floor under your feet. Use the small object you brought to let you know where you are.

If this is insufficient, take a break but do not go for a walk alone. Tell your safe support person, if you have one, that you are feeling triggered and need to leave with them and go outside.

Check inside to see which parts of you are upset and why. Inquire internally whether you are having a post-traumatic reaction, in which something reminded you of some past event or person in your own life, or whether programming has been triggered.

Try and figure out what the presenter did or said which caused these feelings.

Most people are going to act fairly normally, and because programmers/handlers or scouts for secretive organizations or cults are not likely to look any different from most people, it is helpful to be alert to possible signs of attempted accessing.

Do not give any personal details about your life to conference attendees, even if you believe you have met them online. Almost every ritual abuse survivor has parts inside who are trained to report on other survivors to the perpetrators. You do not want anyone reporting about you.

Don’t shake hands or exchange hugs with anyone you don’t know. Certain cults use handshakes to remind people of their programming and/or access certain alter states.

Survivors are in different places in their healing, and their knowledge about programming methods and their ability to recognize such things. There are two ways to catch triggers: one is by your own reactions. If you notice you are suddenly dizzy or foggy, or spaced out, you may be triggered. It is good to know some grounding techniques to use when this begins to happen. Try to remember what just happened around you. The second is by looking for some specific behaviors, odd out of place phrases, or discrepancies between behaviors and words. Pay close attention to hand gestures, winks, taps, etc.

Most people are probably safe, but it is a good idea to be aware of your surroundings as much as possible.

One important thing is if you are feeling triggered or dissociated or tired or weak, don’t let people that you don’t know or trust and/or people that aren’t safe ask you to leave the conference room to talk with you. If you see someone you don’t know walking up to you when you are feeling triggered or dissociated you might want to say “excuse me” and quickly walk away from them and find a support person or a conference organizer.

Trigger Management

Triggers are more than phrases. They can be pictures, sounds, smells, tastes, gestures or touches on the body. The added dangers for triggers for ritual abuse survivors are that triggers can be used to open alter states, or very complex programs. These programs could be used to cause a return to the cult or cause someone to hurt themselves or someone else.

Triggering can occur in so many forms that it is impossible to delineate them all here.

Trigger management is one of the keys to recovery. By being able to manage your triggers, you can hopefully keep from being triggered into alter states that could possibly be used to get you to return to the cult. This entails knowing the trigger and the feeling accompanying the trigger, the memory connected to the trigger and the action required of the trigger.

Working through programming is having the memory in a safe setting with a safe support person and learning the accompanying trigger and subliminal instruction.

Trigger management involves learning to recognize the feeling of falling into a deep hypnotic state, snapping out of it, and then trying to figure out why it happened. It also involves learning how not to fall into these states while feeling the “pull” of them. One technique that can be used is: Shake your head side to side (fairly hard) or walk around.

Susceptibility to triggers can come from being tired or confused. This is why it is important to try not to be tired or confused in possibly triggering situations. Try to stay awake and alert and get enough sleep.

Safety at Home

Please remember that your recovery is your own. It is important for survivors to choose their own spiritual systems. Unfortunately, certain religious and healing techniques are used for programming people (to put people into hypnotic states) sometimes and are also used on RA/MC survivors. Be wary of those that emphasis that there is only one way to heal. Educate yourself about cults and their techniques also. There are several very good books that can help with this.

Look very closely at the relationships in your life. Does a certain person in your life fit the profile of a handler or an abuser? Can you say something about the profile of a handler or an abuser? Ask inside whether anyone recognizes things the person is doing or saying which indicates they may be one?

The important thing is not to have any gurus. To critically analyze everything someone says. This is a learning process.

Discernment is crucial here. It is also important not to be constantly paranoid, though caution can help at times to avoid programming. There are safe people in the world that want to help us. The important thing is figuring out who is safe and who isn’t. Staying present rather than dissociating can really be helpful in this area.

Make your own decisions. There are good support systems and advice out there, but make sure you make your own decisions. Healthy intelligent change is good. Follow you own path or way and be strong enough to do this. If you do this, you will begin to take control of your own triggers and develop a healthy, trigger management system. Please feel free to let us know how you feel about this topic.

This was the second presentation at the Survivorship Conference 2017.

Neil Brick
Freedom from Mind Control

Subliminal methods and mind control influence all areas of our lives. Social and cultural forms of mind control keep us from growing as human beings. These forms of control make it difficult for us to grow and learn as survivors. They make it more difficult to work through our cult control programming to free our minds and our lives. Techniques will be discussed that can help survivors and others break through their mind control programs and influences.

Neil Brick is a survivor of ritual abuse and mind control. His work continues to educate the public about child abuse, trauma and ritual abuse crimes. His child abuse and ritual abuse newsletter S.M.A.R.T. has been published for over 20 years. http://neilbrick.com

Conference page: https://survivorship.org/the-survivorship-ritual-abuse-and-child-abuse-2017-conference/

Disclaimer: This presentation is solely my own thoughts and research and not necessarily the thoughts or any other persons or groups I work with, including Survivorship. This information is not intended as treatment or therapy. Survivors may want to use caution while reading this page. All accusations are alleged.

Cultural Influences and Specific Groups
It is impossible to fully grow and heal from mind control unless one is aware of the specific techniques groups use. There are direct brainwashing and torture techniques that many of us here experienced. There have been many excellent books written about ways to start working through and healing from these techniques. This is an important part of healing.

This presentation looks at a different aspect of healing from mind control. We will be discussing cultural influences and specific groups that use propaganda and mind control techniques. Awareness of these influences, groups and techniques can speed up one’s recovery from ritual abuse and mind control and can also help one avoid getting re-accessed or revictimized by another group later in one’s recovery.

An example of this is survivors that get free of their ritual abuse programming, but end up in a Christian or other religious cult like situation. This often happens due to the lack of survivor supports. These groups are often the only ones willing to help ritual abuse survivors.

Survivors are also susceptible to right wing political groups. All mainstream US political groups use propaganda techniques, but right wing groups are more likely to use different techniques like loaded words (words that carry a lot of emotion), name calling (mudslinging or pointing out negative elements) or an emotional appeal.

The present US regime uses several of these techniques. Our president is a good example of this. I believe that another group that has viciously attacked the resources and research of ritual abuse survivors and our organization called The Grey Faction of the Satanic Temple also does this.

Discussion of Propaganda Techniques

Here is some of the terminology used by The Grey Faction from their website:

“Irrational Mob Panics”
“absurd and irrational conspiracy theories”
“conspiracists, hack reporters, and opportunistic cons”
“psychology’s pseudoscientific fringe; feeding delusion to the mentally vulnerable”
“Mental Health Counselor Paranoid Presentation”

One not aware of the use of name calling and loaded language being used here may be taken in by this language and will apply these labels to ritual abuse survivors and their support systems without critical analysis. I believe that this is one reason propaganda is used by these types of groups.

These name calling insults are from supporters or members of the Satanic Temple:
“Mr. Face-touching-is-mind-control-signaling”
“face-touch triggers for mind dominance”
“can feel me touching my face?”

From the Satanic Temple twitter account:
“The deranged tinfoil hat quacks”

These are only a few of the many insults on the Internet after the last conference in various comment sections. The repeated name calling by this group and its supporters shows the emphasis they use on these types of propaganda techniques.

Lucien Greaves also known as Doug Mesner (both aliases) is known for using some of these techniques. Many of these techniques have been used against myself and others I have worked with.

Here are a few examples from his 2009 article:
“this is to be a congregation of raving delusional paranoiacs”
“The organizer of the conference, Neil Brick, stands about 5’6? with a greasy dark curly comb-over, large-thick glasses, and a voice that sounds exactly like Elmer Fudd”
“why they came to manufacture their paranoid fictions”

There are many examples of name calling and insults far more severe than these being used against myself and others working to stop ritual abuse.

I believe these insults are used not only for propaganda value, but also to intimidate and silence child abuse and ritual abuse survivors and their advocates.

Propaganda (1928) – Edward Bernay
“ THE conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country.
We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized. Vast numbers of human beings must cooperate in this manner if they are to live together as a smoothly functioning society.“ http://www.historyisaweapon.org/defcon1/bernprop.html

Though I totally disagree with using this to manipulate others, this is what has happened to much of our world today. Previously TV and now the Internet are being used to mold and form opinion for the benefit of the wealthy and those in power.

Religion as mind control
I believe that religions use forms of mind control and the manipulation of others by their leaders.
Disorientation and repetition are two of the major forms of indoctrination used by different religions. Disorientation causes dissociation and allows suggestions to be planted into one’s mind. This was discussed in my first presentation today.

Those that use these mind control and propaganda techniques may attack those exposing these techniques.

Any spiritual technique or moral guideline can be learned without being in a religion. When one joins a religion, they give up their freedom of thought and ability to create their own unique spirituality.

The Satanic Temple is a religion that has tenets like other religions.

Quotes from their website:
“One should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason.”
“People are fallible. If we make a mistake, we should do our best to rectify it and resolve any harm that may have been caused.”

I personally have not experienced either of these tenets from the membership of the Satanic Temple or its co-founder. I have rarely seen “compassion” or “empathy” used by this group. The examples given above show a different orientation, in my opinion, one leaning toward cruelty and viciousness.

From the Twitter web page of Lucien Greaves
The claims shouldn’t only provoke skepticism but ridicule & a resolve to end debunked recovered memory therapies (bold added)

Internet definition of ridicule:
“the subjection of someone or something to contemptuous and dismissive language or behavior”

In my opinion, ridicule is meant to insult others and at times to silence or bully others. It is not a rational technique, nor is it meant to be used to fairly debate others.

The Satanic Temple recently released:
“The Satanic Temple’s Guidelines for Effective Protest”

This list includes the phrases:
“protesters must respect free speech”

“If your protest calls for the deprivation of rights and liberties of others, intimidates others,
harasses or threatens others, silences others, then you are an enemy of freedom no matter what the justification”

I believe that the Satanic Temple through some of their statements against child abuse and ritual abuse survivors as well as their co-founder Lucien Greaves or Doug Mesner (both aliases) violates the above guidelines.

I believe I have been severely harassed by this person and group in attempts to silence me and my work. They have filed complaints against my license, called my work place, called my employers, made harassing phone calls to my house and followed me in comment sections on the Internet to harass me further. These attacks are well documented on the websites https://ritualabuse.us and http://neilbrick.com

Lack of morals
We live in a world where people can say almost anything about anyone on the Internet using an alias. People have little to no protection from this. This has been created by the Communication Decency Act where Internet providers are not legally liable for the words of third parties who use their services. Other laws have been passed in the last 30 – 40 years that have caused a further deterioration of social morality. Everything needs to have limits, including speech. Developing limits needs to be done carefully, not to squelch legitimate ideas, but to eliminate the vicious harassment and Internet stalking I and others have been subjected to. This harassing phenomena has unfortunately become a major Internet phenomena. It has often been used to silence and limit the freedom of speech of many.

Infiltrating or “invading” conferences shows a lack of morality. Our conferences are for survivors of torture and rape. The refusal of groups to respect the privacy of the severely traumatized attendees and those that are trying to help them shows a basic lack of respect and decency for those severely injured by others.

Groups that violates trauma survivors’ rights may claim to do so because they want to get information they believe is closed to the public. However this information is available on the Internet in presentations. They may state they are stopping a social injustice, like unjust legal proceedings. However these legal proceedings’ decisions had far more backing than just the ideology of trauma and ritual abuse and were well adjudicated with legal teams on both sides. I believe the real reason for “invading” these conferences is to try and stop them and to intimidate those that run and attend them.

Discussion of Harassment Creating Milieu Control
This concept is about controlling people via the control of their environment, including what is communicated and how. This terminology is applied to cult dynamics, but it also can be applied to social dynamics in general. I believe that the harassment of The Satanic Temple’s Grey Faction and other false memory type groups have at times silenced child abuse and ritual abuse survivors and their supporters. The cultural environment of lack of morality and open Internet without rules has given these groups the opportunity to do this.

Hate Groups

Hate groups are defined as social groups that advocate and practices hatred or hostility towards members of a designated sector of society.

I believe the Satanic Temple through the Grey Faction is being used as a hate group (as per the definition above) to verbally attack survivors of ritual abuse and their supporters. The viciousness of these attacks, as shown above, is used to promote animosity and hostility toward survivors.

Narrative as Eye Witness Testimony
False memory type groups criticize narrative. It is important to remember that trauma research including research around cults and ritual abuse has more than narrative to back up its conclusions. But narrative itself, including self reporting is used without critique in a wide variety of studies. Narrative is a form of eye witness testimony that is used with other evidence to verify or adjudicate claims.

The attacks by false memory type groups on narrative as evidence is disingenuous. We define reality certain ways based on our senses. Our senses have not been verified scientifically, but are used as unproven hypotheses from which we build further theorems. Claiming that one form of evidence is stronger than another is using science as weapon, especially when a debate is being used to silence others.

Using “Science” and “Rationalism” as a Weapon
False Memory groups will use these concepts without backing to convince the reader or listener that they have the correct answer. I believe this is a propaganda technique. They have no more and often less science and research than those they are attacking. To the best of my knowledge, the Grey Faction has never published the full credentials of their members, showing that they have any specific training or evidence in the field of trauma, dissociation or the study of cults. Many of those they attack have published articles in scientific journals and have several high educational degrees.

False Skepticism
“Skeptics” in the false memory field for years have claimed that because they are skeptical, they have an advantage over others. Yet it appears these “skeptics” start from the perspective of not believing in ritual abuse crimes and then proving their own point. I believe that true skepticism questions both sides of an issue to derive a conclusion. An example is calling survivors of ritual abuse delusional or paranoid. There is no legitimate evidence survivors are either. False memory supporters have no evidence a survivor’s story is not true. Therefore they have no evidence any survivor suffers from paranoia or delusion. I believe this is just name calling, a propaganda technique.

The media has done little to help the debate and has often hurt the debate, by refusing to print our research and facts. They often simply repeat the ideas of the Satanic Temple or Grey Faction and do not even ask us for our perspective and research. One example is when the Satanic Temple started three years ago, they claimed their founder was “Neil Bricke.” The Satanic Temple’s website stated: In 2012, Neil Bricke, raised in a multigenerational Satanic Temple tradition of worship, decided, with the blessings of his fellow Satanic devotees, to officially found the Satanic Temple. I believe this was just more harassment and another personal attack against me. The media printed this idea widely, did not fact check it and did little to correct it even if I contacted them.

Damage Caused to Research and Trauma Survivors by Propaganda and Harassment
The more recent attacks have been toward conference supporting trauma survivors and survivors of cult and ritual abuse crimes. These attacks hurt the work of researchers helping trauma survivors and those reaching out for support from trauma crimes. The number of groups still existing since the mid 1990s when the False Memory groups began these attacks began had dwindled down to only a handful. I believe this causes inappropriate treatment protocols to be applied to trauma survivors at times, or for trauma to not be recognized by professionals. Instead of treating trauma, professionals may medicate trauma or only work on behavioral treatment protocols. This causes symptom issues and other addiction problems to continue. In my opinion, the work of false memory type groups has caused a great deal of suffering for those survivors effected by either a lack of resources or inappropriate treatment protocols. I believe these social costs may also be increased, due to continued addictions, hospitalizations and legal issues.

This is the damage that can be done by not recognizing how mind control and propaganda techniques work. On a personal level, one may follow damaging belief systems that impede their recovery from ritual abuse and other traumas. On a social level, we end up with presidents, from either party, that work for the rich and cause massive social suffering. Or we may see the repeated damage of support systems for trauma survivors.

The concept “think for yourself” entails learning about the techniques that can be used to manipulate and control your mind and not letting them control you.