Announcement of International Survey for Adult Survivors of Extreme Abuse
- To: Fellow Survivors of Extreme Abuse and Their Advocates
From: Carol Rutz
Re: Announcement of International Survey for Adult Survivors of
Thousands of persons who survived Ritual Abuse and/or Mind Control and as a
result may have developed DID have been ignored too long and further injured
by their inability to find quality mental health providers who will recognize
and treat them. That is why I feel it so important to enlist your help in
completing this survey to be conducted between January 1 and March 31st
This survey available in English and German is your opportunity to prove
that Ritual Abuse, Mind Control, and Government Experimentation are not "Urban
Legend," fantasy or implanted memories. Because of its international scope, I
believe this to be the largest study of its kind, thereby giving credence to
you and the reality of what has truly taken place.
If you have been unable to find a safe way to find and use your voice, now
is your opportunity to do a completely anonymous survey that may affect a
change in the way we are perceived by an uniformed public, as well as by some
skeptical mental health professionals. The International Society for the Study
of Dissociation addresses the issue of “ritual” [their quotes] abuse and
government-sponsored experiments in its “Guidelines for Treating Dissociative
Identity Disorder in Adults (2005).”
The developers of the guidelines state: “There is divergence of opinion in
the field concerning the origins of patients’ reports of seemingly bizarre
abuse experiences such as involvement in organized occultist “ritual” abuse and
covert government sponsored mind control experiments.” They specify three
opinions held by therapists: “(1) clinicians who believe patients’ reports of
organized abuse; (2) clinicians who believe patients’ reports of other types
of sadistic events are misremembered as “ritual” abuse and mind control; and
(3) clinicians who believe that patients’ reports can be explained “as
contagion, unconscious defensive elaborations, false memory, delusion, or
Only a few researchers have interviewed, surveyed, or tested ritual abuse
survivors directly and published their results in the peer-reviewed literature.
In our literature review, we found no studies related to adults who
remember both ritual abuse and trauma-based mind control or who remember mind
The PURPOSE of the Survivor Survey is to explore commonalities shared by
RA/MC survivors from around the world regarding:
1. Types of abuse/violence/tortures to which you have been subjected.
2. Aftereffects of RA/MC which you have experienced.
3. Methods of healing that have been most effective for you.
Thorsten Becker, Wanda Karriker, Bettina Overkamp and I are conducting this
survey privately to give RA/MC survivors an opportunity to anonymously break
the silence imposed by their perpetrators. We also hope to make others more
aware of the existence of RA/MC, the aftereffects of extreme child abuse, and
the resiliency of the human spirit. Your voice will not be silenced or
altered by anyone who has tried to discredit your experiences.
The results of the survey will be widely disseminated on the World Wide Web,
in press releases and included in a book titled Ritual Abuse in the
Twenty-first Century: Psychological, Forensic, Social and Political Considerations
edited by Randy Noblitt and Pamela Perskin. A group of renowned professionals
from around the world will be contributing chapters.
I, Carol Rutz, am author of A Nation Betrayed: The Chilling True Story of
Secret Cold War Experiments Performed on Our Children and Other Innocent
People, is a healed ritual abuse/mind control survivor who continues to work at
endeavors which provide validation and healing for the survivor community. (See
_http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey_ (http://www2.dmci.net/users/casey) )
Thorsten Becker (_www.BeckerTho.de_ (http://www.beckertho.de/) ) is a Social
Worker/Supervisor from Lueneburg, Germany. In 1994, he received the “German
Child Protection Award” for his team’s work with ritually abused children.
Wanda Karriker, Ph.D. is a retired psychologist from North Carolina who
spent a career working with RA/MC survivors. For more information about her
advocacy work for survivors see _www.MorningComeQuickly.com_
Bettina Overkamp, Ph.D. (_overkampgehrke@..._
(mailto:overkampgehrke@...) ) is a psychologist working in a trauma ambulance in a
psychiatric clinic in Germany. She is a member of the Executive Board of the
European Society for Trauma and Dissociation (ESTD) and a member of the
International Society for the Study of Dissociation (ISSD).
Please join me in showing the world that we exist by
1. Completing the anonymous survey at _www.extreme-abuse-survey.net_
(http://www.extreme-abuse-survey.net/) which should take less than 30 minutes.
2. Forwarding this email announcement to other RA/MC survivors whom you
know, email lists of survivors, and all professionals you know who work with
RA/MC survivors. Ask them to forward to RA/MC survivors and to professionals
(including therapists, physicians, clergy, deprogrammers, researchers, law
enforcement, attorneys, etc. who have worked with RA/MC survivors, etc) literally
sending the announcement around the world.
We can show a skeptical public that our numbers are beyond their wildest
imaginations and that regardless of their belief or non-belief we need
recognition and respect for having survived the most atrocious events known to
humankind, hidden behind a mask of secrecy and disbelief.
Numbers do count.
Your voice does count and can make a difference.
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