Surviving Satantic Ritual Abuse -- Sexual, Physical and Psychological
For Anne A. Johnson Davis, the physical, sexual, and psychological abuse started at the age of 3 and continued on until she was 17 years old. She was tortured by her parents, relatives and other cult members -- all in the name of Satan. The details of this satanic ritual abuse (SRA), as well as her recovery, are laid out in her book.
Does Satanic Ritual Abuse Really Exist?
Satanic ritual abuse is controversial in that many police authorities and psychology experts don't believe it exists. This stems from the fact that many of the people who claim to be victims of satanic ritual abuse who come forward don't have any evidence to back up their claims, therefore law enforcement looks at these as unsubstantiated stories. Others have "recovered memories" of ritualistic abuse through psychotherapy techniques that are now long discredited (Buyer-Beware Therapy: Why You Should Know Your Therapist’s Qualifications).
Proof of Satantic Ritual Abuse
What makes Ms. Davis' story unique is that her parents confessed, both verbally and in writing, to detectives in the Utah Attorney General's Office. The confessions came in the 1990's when Ms. Davis was already an adult in her 30's, and after she had undergone therapy to find out what was behind repeated episodes of often uncontrollable bouts of rage. That's when the memories of abuse began to unfold.
But unlike other victims of satanic ritual abuse, those graphic confessions by her own parents put to rest claims that Ms. Davis was a victim of only false-memory syndrome (memories suggested or implanted by a therapist or other person).
Ms. Davis's interview is no longer available. Read the book, Hell Minus One, for more of Ms. Davis's story. You can get more information about child abuse on these pages:
- Types of Child Abuse
- Laws on Child Abuse. What Constitutes Child Abuse?
- Child Abuse Statistics and Facts
- Child Abuse Help: How to Help an Abused Child
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Amanda_HP (2010, January 8). Surviving Satantic Ritual Abuse -- Sexual, Physical and Psychological, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2020, January 24 from https://www.healthyplace.com/blogs/tvshowblog/2010/01/satantic-ritual-abuse-jan-12