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Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America
     

Cult and Ritual Abuse: Its History, Anthropology, and Recent Discovery in Contemporary America

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by James Randall Noblitt, Pamela S. Perskin
 

The purpose of this book is to educate professionals and the public regarding the etiology of cult and ritual trauma disorder. There have been increasing numbers of reports of ritual abuse by individuals and cults that have been made to law enforcement agencies, courts of law, child protection services, mental health professionals, media, and clergy. This team of

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The purpose of this book is to educate professionals and the public regarding the etiology of cult and ritual trauma disorder. There have been increasing numbers of reports of ritual abuse by individuals and cults that have been made to law enforcement agencies, courts of law, child protection services, mental health professionals, media, and clergy. This team of researchers bring an objective approach to a subject that has been either sensationalized or dismissed for lack of evidence. By combining patients' descriptions with careful reading of the literature on cult practices, the authors have provided a much needed resource for understanding and treating trauma associated with cult and ritual experiences.

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The authors, a clinical psychologist and the executive director of The Society for the Investigation, Treatment and Prevention of Ritual and Cult Abuse, of which both are founding members, explore the primitive roots of ritual abuse and reports of its modern manifestations. They present evidence that what psychologists know as dissociative identity disorder is similar to what other cultures call possession, and that some cases of both may be a result of ritual abuse. They are mildly alarmist regarding abusive cults operating in the US today, thinking that the evidence warrants further investigation but must be separated from the illusions, superstitions, and misinformation. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780275952815
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1995
Pages:
248

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