Lessons in Evil, Lessons from the Light: A True Story of Satanic Abuse and Spiritual Healing

Lessons in Evil, Lessons from the Light: A True Story of Satanic Abuse and Spiritual Healing

by Gail Carr Feldman
     
 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The clinical process by which a therapist, whose clients were primarily sexual abuse survivors, entered into a clinical relationship with a victim of satanic abuse unfolds in chilling detail in this account of the healing process. The victim, Barbara, a young professional African American with suicidal tendencies, began a series of hypnosis treatments under the guidance of Feldman, a New Mexico psychologist. Shocking revelations--scenes of sexual abasement, incest, infanticide--surfaced, all part of the young girl's training to become a satanic ``princess'' in a family blood cult evoked through hypnotic childhood regression. As Barbara's cruel saga develops, it impinges on the therapist's personal and professional life as well, propelling Feldman on an interdisciplinary quest through religion, anthropology and criminal law for corroboration, and mitigation of her doubts about the existence of satanism. A harrowing tale of evil, and the story of a breakthrough accomplished with nontraditional counseling, this book allows the general reader to glimpse evil. (July)
Library Journal
Psychologist and hypnotherapist Feldman records, in heart-wrenching detail, the story of Barbara, a young woman who as a child was the victim of ritual satanic abuse at the hands of a sect led by her own grandfather. While Barbara's recollections are shocking and sometimes almost unbelievable, her story is that of a survivor, and she offers hope of recovery for other victims. The book's foreword gives a brief history of satanic practice, and the extensive bibliography serves as a thorough reading list. This book is one of the first studies providing deep insight into a horrifying segment of contemporary society. Recommended for academic and large public libraries. Previewed in Prepub Alert, LJ 3/1/93.-- Barbara L. Flynn, Park Forest P.L., Ill.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780517588772
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/15/1993
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
306

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