Stripped Naked

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"Ms. Stratford has presented the 'how' and the 'why' of ritual abuse in such a systematic, well-documented way that even the most vehement nonbeliever will surely think again. I will use this book as a basic text to explain the concepts of brainwashing, programming, and mind control to judges and juries when I am called to present expert testimony in cases where ritual abuse is alleged." -Pamela J. Monday, Ph.D., Editor Newsletter for the Society for the Investigation, Treatment, and Prevention of Ritual and Cult Abuse "'Baby' came on the scene
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Overview

"Ms. Stratford has presented the 'how' and the 'why' of ritual abuse in such a systematic, well-documented way that even the most vehement nonbeliever will surely think again. I will use this book as a basic text to explain the concepts of brainwashing, programming, and mind control to judges and juries when I am called to present expert testimony in cases where ritual abuse is alleged." -Pamela J. Monday, Ph.D., Editor Newsletter for the Society for the Investigation, Treatment, and Prevention of Ritual and Cult Abuse "'Baby' came on the scene when I was about four years old, splitting off in a moment from the trapped and terrorized little girl that I was then in order to experience and remember the trauma that I could not handle." -From Stripped Naked
Baby is just one of Lauren's alter personalities. In this, her latest book, she emotionally portrays Baby and several of the others whom she recently discovered operating inside of her. Each personality was created to absorb the emotional and physical pain of her abusive childhood, which included forced membership in a cult. Cult members programmed her alters to serve the cult's objectives. Some were even programmed to punish Lauren if she exposed the cult, including punishment as severe as suicide. Stripped Naked is a viable resource for mental health professionals, clergy, law enforcement, survivors, and lay people. With humor, heart, and honesty, it describes how Lauren and her therapists meet the personalities, and it addresses the key issues of recognizing abuse and alters, and then learning how to function in every day life. Lauren Stratford takes readers on a harrowing journey to recovery, which she describes as elevating a Multiple Personality Disorder into a Multiple Personality Gift. She is also the author of Satan's Underground and I Know You're Hurting: Living Through Emotional Pain , both of which are published by Pelican.
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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In this third installment of her autobiographical story, Stratford ( I Know You're Hurting ) details her multiple personality disorder and the treatment she continues to undergo. Her disorder, she states, was the result of ritual abuse during her childhood at the hands of Satanists, who actually fostered alter personalities for specific functions. This lengthy volume adds little to existing literature on ritual abuse, including previous books by Stratford herself. Here she tells the digressive and irrelevant stories of many other victims of abuse, such as political prisoners and Lisa Steinberg, but fails in her effort to draw analogies between them and herself. She also spends an entire chapter relating in laborious detail the favorite toys of ``Baby,'' the first of her alter personalities to make itself known. One gets the impression from Stratford that there must be hundreds of thousands of Satan worshipers out there abusing and programming children who then repress these memories. Stratford may feel that she is ``stripped naked'' by telling her story. Her personal suffering aside, readers will be left hoping the striptease has ended and there's nothing more to expose. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882899671
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/28/1993
  • Pages: 338
  • Sales rank: 708,930
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.99 (h) x 0.85 (d)

Meet the Author

A survivor of sexual abuse, satanic ritualistic abuse, and child pornography, Lauren Stratford was asked regularly to advise law enforcement officials, mental health professionals, and parents of abused children on the devastating effects of these atrocities which are difficult to believe but continue to grow in our country. Agencies such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Cult Crime Impact Network, and the National Coalition Against Pornography have used Ms. Stratford's expertise and experience in recognizing satanic ritualistic abuse. A survivor of sexual abuse, satanic ritualistic abuse, and child pornography, Lauren Stratford was asked regularly to advise law enforcement officials, mental health professionals, and parents of abused children on the devastating effects of these atrocities which are difficult to believe but continue to grow in our country. Agencies such as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Cult Crime Impact Network, and the National Coalition Against Pornography have used Ms. Stratford's expertise and experience in recognizing satanic ritualistic abuse.
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