An Introduction To Dissociative Identity Disorder web article by Pamela Perez
What is Dissociative Identity Disorder? How does this disorder occur? What causes it? In this article we'd like to address some of these questions. (Pamela is a Christian counselor and the editor for suite 101's Multiple Personality topic.
“The Seven Steps” (of healing from MPD/DID) web article by Dr. Alaine Pakkala
Step One: the “I’m going crazy part” Perhaps for years the individual has experienced unusual, unexplainable events: loss of time, two different sets of clothing in the closet, people whom she does not know seeming to know her, being told she said (or did) this or that without any memory herself of having said or done it, etc.
How Can I Help booklet by Alaine Pakkala
This booklet, in the question and answer format, answers some of the most common questions asked by those who know someone with DID. It is an excellent resource for lay counselors, pastors or others who help.
HELP! My Friend Has Multiple Personalities web article by James Card
How do I express my love, care, and concern in a supportive, uplifting way? How do I keep from causing further pain or confusion? What needs does this hurting friend have that I can help her fulfill? How can I help? We will attempt to provide useful, honest, meaningful answers to these questions.
What Causes DID? web article by Pamela Perez
DID (formerly called MPD) is a coping mechanism, a reaction to severe abuse, and according to those who have done the research of its causes, dissociative disorders have clearly been linked to overwhelming childhood trauma. What could cause such an extreme reaction?
Do's and Don’ts of Dissociative Disorders Treatment web article by Shield of Faith
Do remember that the person before you is one person in one body.
Don’t forget that you are working with a mind that has worked very hard to not remember.
Do remember that there may be multiple "I’s" in the room when someone is Dissociative. But do remember that there is only one person.
Helping the Very Shattered Within a Community web article by Dr. Alaine Pakkala
Walking in your gifting (Parts of an effective community)
deals with specific issues of the past
spiritual gifting = wisdom
Ritual Abuse Hot-Line Training web article
Material for a Training Session on Ritual Abuse for Crisis Counselors and Hot-Line Workers
Special Issues of Suicide for MPD's web articleby Dr. Alaine Pakkala
One of the main things to remember when helping an MPD resist suicide is to always let them know that they will always be in control of the situation; i.e., that you will never force them to go anywhere or do anything that they themselves do not choose to do.
DID Transcript 1 web transcripts by Dr. Joann Roof
This is a transcript of Instant Messaging with a lady who experienced severe ritual abuse. She has complex Dissociative Identity Disorder. (These transcripts contain offensive language. I chose to leave it in the transcript so you could get a feel for conversations with oppositional parts.)
Transcript 2 Transcript 3 Transcript 4 Transcript 5 Transcript 6 Transcript 7
On Being a Proper Multiple web article by Sara Lambert
When most people think about what it means to be multiple, they go immediately to the "classic" cases of early MPD documentation - multiples like Sybil and Eve White/Black, who demonstrated extremely pronounced changes between their different personalities, accompanied by profound dissociative amnesia. For example, upon switching, they would insist on being called another name and make little or no secret of being a separate entity from the former inhabitant of the body. Their posture, speech patterns, and mannerisms would radically change. They would often have no memory of what other selves had been doing in their absence and, once they left, they would be out of the information loop until their next appearance. Unfortunately, because this highly dramatic, fascinating, and filmic image of MPD has embedded itself in our popular culture, more subtle variations on the diagnosis often go unnoticed or misdiagnosed by therapists, and many multiples are missing out on the treatment they need.
Life from the perspective of a little girl who was severely abused physically, sexually, and rituality and how God healed her heart.
"Laura" was born into a mid-western home steeped in spiritual darkness. The youngest of four children, she was "chosen" to inherit a powerful place in the kingdom of darkness. But by God's grace, this abused little girl was lifted into a life of joy-filled freedom, emotional healing and a worldwide ministry.
"Laura's autobiography not only unmasks the evils that darkness sometimes perpetrates, but it also exalts the infinite superiority of our Lord's love, mercy and grace, It will bring light and hope to others who have been wounded by such terrible evils."
Lydia Decipleship Ministries web site by Alaine Pakkala
This site contains a lot of information for learning about and helping those with Dissocitive Identity Disorders and similar problems.
The Cost of True Service web article by Kate Barkman
Anyone who is involved in any way with a victim of Satanic Ritual Abuse or plans to embark on a relationship with a survivor will need to know three elements that are especially critical to developing a relationship which will be emotionally and spiritually vital and healthy for both individuals.
Education Matters web article by Nita Saylor and Diane W. Hawkins
When deliverance is needed in individuals with DID, the process admittedly becomes more complex, and one does well to tread more carefully into it. In fact, only those who understand the dynamics of both dissociation and demonization should attempt doing deliverance with a person who has symptoms of DID.
Characteristics of a Person with MPD/DID web article by Dr. Alaine Pakkala
They often withdraw from crowds or even people trying to befriend them.
They may respond to various situations with immature reactions.
They have difficulty with close relationships -- suspicion, jealousy misunderstanding.
They may have limited communication skills.
DID Survivors Indicators web article by Karen Sackett
A list of indications that someone may have Dissociative Identity Disorder
Sometimes bookletby Dr. Alaine Pakkala
Feel the effects of severe trauma on the heart of a child with this little booklet written by a seven year old abuse survivor. She pictures for us the emotional toll, the conflicting emotions and gripping fears that her past has produced in her life. A “must read” for all who want to understand the damage of physical and sexual abuse.
Basic Memory Phenomena, Explicit and Implicit Memory PDF Dr. K.D. Lehman MD
The mind is a psychological phenomena that uses the biological brain as a servant, but that is ultimately above, outside of, and more primary than the neurophysiological phenomena in the biological brain.
False Memory Syndrome vs. Lying Perpetrator Syndrome: The Big Lie
web article by Patience Mason (Uses some objectionable termanology)
When I was in grade school, I learned about the big lie technique used by the Nazis. If you tell a big enough lie often enough and loudly enough, people will believe it. This is happening today in with the supporters of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation. In order to back their claims that parents accused of sexual abuse by adult children who didn't always remember the abuse are innocent, they attack the existence of “repressed memories” or traumatic amnesia.
The FMS Foundation web article
Within two years of its founding, it was clear that the Foundation leadership was far from disinterested on the workings of childhood memory, and concealed a secret sexual and political agenda.
The Recovered Memory Project web site
The purpose of this project is to collect and disseminate information relevant to the debate over whether traumatic events can be forgotten and then remembered later in life.
Debunking 'False Memory' Myths in Sexual Abuse Cases web article by Wendy Murphy
For many years, adult survivors of child sexual abuse have been filing civil claims for damages. In some cases, plaintiffs file their claims decades after the abuse ends because the nature of the trauma renders them incapable of filing earlier.
Ritual Abuse Statistics & Research web article
In 1992 alone, Childhelp USA logged 1,741 calls pertaining to ritual abuse, Monarch Resources of Los Angeles logged approximately 5,000, Real Active Survivors tallied nearly 3,600, Justus Unlimited of Colorado received almost 7,000, and Looking Up of Maine handled around 6,000.
Divided We Stand, United We Fall web article by Rebekkah Hope
Perhaps this divided we stand and united we fall is the first lie an infant learns from the evil perpetrator. “The only way to survive is to allow the mind to divide.” How else can the infant stand against the pain of torture? “Keep the mind united and I will surely die.” That is just the beginning of the division. In a short period of months the child must also learn that it is to her benefit to succumb to the evil and allow the will, the soul and the precious heart, the very core of her being to divide. Divided she will stand, united she will fall.
Trauma Bonding: The Pull to the Perpetrator web article by Svali
Trauma bonding is the issue that is left out of the equation when people ask Why do cult members recontact their perps? Why do they keep going back for more abuse? Without understanding chronic trauma, and the effects of trauma bonding, it is impossible to understand the dynamic involved. I will be sharing in this article both from personal memory of methods used, as well as sourcing to the literature on the subject. My greatest hope is that by understanding this often misunderstood subject, that others may be helped to pull out of its insidious pull.
Ritual Abuse, Ritual Crime Symbols and Significant Dates web article
This page summarizes significant symbols and dates used throughout the world by cults and various groups. Each group is different and may celebrate different sets of holidays, placing emphasis on different days. For most survivors, the worst symbols and dates are those listed below. Full and new moons are also significant, particularly so if they fall on any of the main holidays or the survivor's birthday.
Why the Cults Don't Get Caught web article by Svali
When confronted with the possibility that ritual abuse may occur, one of the first questions people ask is: "But if it's real, why aren't they caught?". In other words, how can an organized society meet and execute rituals in secret, yet not leave any incriminating evidence which may lead to a conviction? How can such secrecy possibly be maintained in this day and age? Surely they would leave behind a 'trail' that would alert others as to what was happening.
From the Inside Out web site
This is a good website to explore. It has a lot of valuable information on DID and SRA.
Care Packaging web site
A ministry that sells many good resources for DID/SRA
Understanding Integration As A Natural Part Of Trauma Recovery
web article By Rachel Downing, L.C.S.W.-C.
The purpose of writing this article is to provide survivors with DID and therapists who treat DID with a greater understanding of integration and life after integration.
The Link Between PTSD and DID web article by Pamela Perez
On May 8, 1991 a group of incest survivors gathered with their families, therapists, and one reporter in a small auditorium on a Colorado University campus to discuss the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect. Attending that meeting was a surprise speaker by the name of Marilyn Van Derbur Atler, Miss America of 1958.
A Theological Analysis of DID web article by Kenneth A. Copley Ph.D
I propose to review a form of dissociation called Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). I will review the basic concept of dissociation; the nature and origin of DID, and define personality and related terms. I will focus on the questions relating to the reality of DID and how it is to be understood in terms of theological anthropology. I will conclude by looking very briefly at two related questions: What is the relationship between alternate personalities and demons, and what does conversation mean when there are different personalities?
Dungeons and Dragons web article by Darren Molitor
The following is an essay written by Darren Molitor, a former D&D player. Darren was a very devout D&D player who sometimes played marathon games that lasted for days.
The friends with whom this young man often played D&D, began "horsing around" in a game of their own while preparing for a "Friday the 13th party" on March 13, 1984. The "horsing around" went too far, and a young girl named Mary Towey (18 yrs old) became the victim of a "mind game." She was strangled to death by Darren Molitor.
DID and Deliverance web article by Nita Saylor and Diane W. Hawkins
Thanks in part to sensational movies, books, and the imagination, deliverance has acquired a very distorted and negative reputation in the minds of many. Christians often tend to enter the arena of battling darkness with considerable anxiety and dread. This need not be the case, however, if one is adequately prepared and confident in the authority of Jesus Christ over all of Satan’s forces.
Denial—the Key to Resolution web article Diane W. Hawkins, M.A.
Once considered merely an annoying appendage to the diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), denial is now being recognized as the glue that holds the dissociation in place. The fact is that DID would not exist without the mind’s need for denial. In other words, when denial is no longer needed, neither is dissociation.
The Bible and the Reality of SRA booklet and e-book by Dr. Alaine Pakkala
Is Satanic ritual abuse real? Is it believable? Dr. Pakkala shows from Scripture that this wicked form of child abuse is not only repeatedly mentioned in the Bible, but that these occultic practices are still part of ritual abuse today.
Closing Prayer and Commands PDF by K.D. Lehman MD & C.E.T .Lehman MDiv.
Unresolved wounds and/or issues: Sometimes you will get to the end of the ministry time and the wounds and/or issues being addressed are not yet resolved. This has become less and less common as we have gained more knowledge, experience, and personal healing, but it still happens on a regular basis. We have found that it is good to acknowledge this, and to ask the Lord to especially care for the person regarding any wounds and/or issues that are not yet fully resolved.
Dissociative Continuum web article
(DD) Daydreaming or Fantasy
A pleasant, dreamy series of thoughts in which the mind wanders off or fantasizes.
(IF) Imaginary Friends
This is imaginary friends past the normal period when this occurs as a child.
(PTSD) Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
This is a result of trauma or stress in which a person has avoidance behavior, hypervigilance, decreased interests in activities, difficulty concentrating, sleep problems, irritability, exaggerated startle response, etc....
The Jesus I Know web article
In the world of SRA DID there is a Jesus who:-hates you-tortures you-rapes you-will not rescue you from fiery furnaces, death or crosses-will not resurrect you from out of the coffin
-LIES to you-is just a man-was killed on the cross because you were bad—it is your fault!
-remains in the upper room and was never crucified (he deceives Christians)-is still buried in the tomb...
Dissociation, Repression, Denial, and Avoidance PDF by Dr. K.D. Lehman MD
This is a case study from my (Karl's) personal experience with repression, denial, avoidance, and "middle range" dissociative phenomena. It provides an example of combined repression, denial, avoidance, and dissociation where visual memories are completely missing, and also my attempt at describing what repressed and dissociated memories "feel" like as they come back. This case study also describes the perceptions (lies), thoughts (lies), and emotions that are triggered when I can't solve a problem.
Chrystal: Loss of Father, Session #1 – Explanatory Comments PDF by K.D. Lehman MD
This is commentary on a video by Dr. Lehman. The video is available through www.kclehman.com
“Child parts,” dissociation, and DID: The viewer will notice that both Chrystal and I talkabout “parts,” and that she sometimes talks as if she is inside the perspective of the child in the memory. It is important to understand that having “internal child parts” does not automatically lead to the diagnosis of Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) – perceiving “internal child parts” does not mean that Chrystal therefore must have DID.
Duplicity Programming: The Devil’s Deception web article by Alice Moody, Ph.D.
What Is Duplicity? Imagine a foster child who has been repeatedly abused, having been placed in numerous homes with promises of love, kindness, and fairness. At last he experiences loving behavior. He’d like nothing more than to find this real and lasting. He starts to let his guard down. He starts to trust. just when it begins to really feel safe, he is abused. Now imagine this has happened over and over again hi5 whole life, only each time he is more skeptical and hesitant to trust.
Lutherans Informed about Lodges web site
Information about Masonic lodges and their practices.
Masonic Oaths web article
Before a candidate is given the obligation of the Entered Apprentice degree, he hears these words from the Worshipful Master:
Freemasonry Resource Files web site
An Observation on Freemasonry, Biblical Look At The Lodge, Charles Finney on Freemasonry, Dwight Moody and Freemasonry, Eight Problems with Freemasonry, etc.
Denial Programming Vows web article
The following information has been collected from various clients as we have dealt with denial programming. I do not recommend that survivors work through this information on their own. The words that are highlighted seem to be the words used by programmers during torture done to install the denial programming. Clients that have gone through these renunciations have found that the denial is less bothersome and they are more able to go to truth and let God reveal the origin of the lies they are believing.
Spin Programming: A Newly Uncovered Technique of Systematic Mind Control web article by John D. Lovern, Ph.D.
The following paper was presented at The Sixth Western Clinical Conference on Multiple Personality and Dissociation, Irvine, CA. (Note from web site editor: I have encountered two ladies with spin programing and with both of them, simply stating, "Name, its ok to stop spinning now" their immediate symptoms subsided significantly.)
Prayer of Release for Masons & Their Descendants web article revised by Karen Sackett
Prayer of Renunciation of the Mormon Church web article
Renunciations of the Pagan web article
The renunciations and prayers that follow deal with ancient civilizations’ foundational idolatry and allegiance to other "gods which are not gods", as detailed in the Old Testament. The Scriptures have been used to compile these specific items and practices for purposes of confession and renunciations.
Renunciation and Affirmation Statements web article by Dr. Tom Hawkins
The following prayers and affirmations are directed especially to those who are treating persons who have been involved in ritual abuse. Usually such survivors have experienced dissociation and report Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) as a result of their abuse—which is often best described as Satanic Ritual Abuse (SRA). THIS MATERIAL IS NOT INTENDED FOR SURVIVORS OF SUCH ABUSE TO READ BY THEMSELVES OR EVEN WITH A WELL MEANING, UNTRAINED, SUPPORT PERSON. It is crucial that survivors be at a place in therapy where reading these prayers does not increase their internal conflict beyond tolerable limits. They need to be with someone who can help them reduce conflict and find spiritual freedom.
The Illuminati Formula Used to Create an Undetectable Total Mind Controlled Slave
web book by Fritz Springmeier & Cisco Wheeler
(Warning: this is a very heavy duty book that gets into some pretty complicated programing. I have found it helpful in recognizing some of the devices of the enemy. I don't recommend reading it unless you need to.)
Awful Disclosures e-book (free) by Maria Monk
A discussion of the contriversial book. First published in January 1836. Priests, Monk claimed, under the pretext that such godly men could not sin, regularly used nuns for sex in a private room reserved for “holy retreats.” On the very day she took her solemn vows, she said that she herself had been forced to have intercourse with three priests, and once again with the first for good measure.
The DID Puzzle - Putting the Pieces Back Together web site by Dr. Joann Roof
A healing tool for those with DID
Abby's Safe Place web site by Dr. Joann Roof
A safe house for those with DID/MPD.
Your Not Going Crazy web audio by Alaine Pakkala
Encouragement for those who feel overwhelmed by their DID/MPD
Messages for Survivors of SRA PDF by Holly Hector
1. You deserve complete freedom and healing.
You were brainwashed to believe you are worthless, incapable, and useless to anyone but the cult. These lies were to shatter any sense of self or break down any independence you might have and ensure your loyalty and eventual return. You are special, gifted, and worthy of health, of love, and of life as you choose it. Believe in yourself. Choose freedom. Choose healing.
For Better or for Worse: Encouragment for the Spouses of those with DID/MPD
book by Doug
Many books are written about something. This book is written from something. That something is a path already traveled by "Doug" and his wife...a unique path...an unfamiliar path...a path that shouts out the truth of the all-sufficiency of our Heavenly Father. This is a book of great hope and practical advice for the spouses of those who's lives have been shattered.
Do's and Don'ts for Spouses of Survivors web article by a Survivor's Spouse
We are sharing this list of helpful hints on how to be in relationship when your spouse is a survivor of Satanic Ritual Abuse.
Don't fix, that's God's job. Do we try to make change happen or do we rely on the power of God? Don't hold too tight, let her make decisions even though you know it's wrong or you disagree. Don't name call; she has been called enough names to last a lifetime.