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Ritual abuse (RA) & Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA)

Books and other resources that
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Books promoting belief in SRA:

The following items support belief in the widespread nature of SRA. Many are promoted as documentaries but appear to be works of fiction. Some are immensely popular. Some have been investigated by independent researchers; all that were studied have been shown to be hoaxes:
 
bullet Beckylane, "Where the rivers join: A personal account of healing from ritual abuse," Press Gang Publ., (1995) You can read reviews and/or order this book safely from Amazon.com A book written by a woman who believes that she was ritually abused in childhood.
 
bullet Rebecca Brown: "He came to set the captives free," Whitaker House, (1993). This is an immensely popular book promoted as a documentary, but which is really a work of fiction. It is In the top 7,500 of all books sold by Amazon.com Read 122 reviews/order this book
 
bullet Rebecca Brown:"Prepare for war," Whitaker House, (1993). This is another very popular book. Rated about 20,000 among the millions of all books sold by Amazon.com Read 35 reviews/order this book
 
bullet Rebecca Brown, "Becoming a vessel of honor," Whittaker House, (1993) Read 21 reviews/order this book.
 
bullet Ellen Lacter, "Advocacy for Victims of Ritual Abuse," at: http://truthbeknown2000.tripod.com/
 
bullet J.R. Noblitt & P.S. Perskin, "Cult and ritual abuse: Its history, anthropology and recent discovery in contemporary America," Praeger Pub, (2000).  Review/order this book
 
bullet Anna Richardson, "Double vision: A travelogue of recovery from ritual abuse," Trilogy books, (1997)  Review/order this book
 
bullet E.P. Rose, "Reaching for the light: A guide for ritual abuse survivors and their therapists," Pilgrim Press, (1996) Review/order this book
 
bullet Valerie Sinason, Ed., "Treating survivors of Satanist Abuse," Routledge, (1994) Review/order this book
 
bullet Michelle Smith & Lawrence Pazder, "Michelle Remembers," (Reissued 1989), Pocket Books. (This is the novel that some commentators believe triggered the Satanic panic; three independent investigations have shown it to be a work of fiction.) Currently out of print
 
bullet J. Spencer, A. Fowler, "Satan's high priest," a true story," Pocket Books, (1998) Review/order this book
 
bullet Lauren Stratford & Johanna Michaelson, "Satan's Underground: The extraordinary story of one woman's escape," Pelical Publ. (Reissued 1991)  Review/order this book

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Internet resources promoting belief in SRA:

There are many self-help, conservative Christian, information, and other organizations that believe in the widespread nature of Satanic Ritual Abuse. These web sites are gradually disappearing from the Internet. In mid-2004, we listed ten web sites here; at the start of 2007, this had shrunk to six.

bullet "Information and resources for survivors, therapists and others" at:  http://www.ra-info.org They have an extensive list of ritual abuse related links at: http://www.ra-info.org/related/index.shtml
  
bullet psnews is a ritual abuse "pro-survivor" news list at Yahoo!. See: http://groups.yahoo.com/
 
bullet "Ritual Abuse Free - Through Jesus Christ" is a conservative Christian web site at: http://www.ritualabusefree.org/
 
bullet Karen Jones, Satanism and Ritual Abuse Archive is a brief description of ritual abuse events reported in the media between and 1979-SEP to 2000-SEP. See: http://www.newsmakingnews.com/
 
bullet Sunshine Through the Rain has RA/SRA information, self-help techniques, a chat room etc. See: http://enchantedwings.freeservers.com/
 
bullet Survivorship, a web site "for survivors of ritualistic abuse, mind control, and torture, and their allies," is at: http://www.survivorship.org/

Books that take an intermediate view:

bullet G.B. Palermo & M.C. Del Re, "Satanism: Psychiatric and legal Views," Thomas (1999). Read reviews or order this book safely from Amazon.com online book store
 
bullet D.K. Sakheim & S.E. Devine, "Out of Darkness: Exploring Satanism & Ritual Abuse," Lexington Books, (1992). This book is out of print, but can often be purchased used. This is a book which was quite influential during the early 1990's. It was written when belief in SRA was near its peak. Yet it includes some material that is skeptical of SRA. A fascinating historical document.

Copyright 1995 to 2006 by Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance
Latest update: 2009-AUG-16
Links checked: 2004-JUN-10
Author: B.A. Robinson

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