http://truthbeknown2000.tripod.com/Truthbeknown2000/id22.html Kinds of Torture Endured in Ritual Abuse and Trauma-Based Mind Control (Ellen P. Lacter, Ph.D., March 4, 2004) Knowledge of the methods of torture used within ritual abuse and trauma-based mind control provides a basis for recognition of related trauma disorders. Individuals subjected to these forms of torture may experience intense fear, phobic reactions, or physiological symptoms in response to associated stimuli. In some cases, the individual, or particular dissociated identities, experience a preoccupation with, or attraction to, related stimuli. Victims may be able to describe the torture they have endured, or they may fear doing so. In many cases of ritual abuse and mind control trauma, the abuse remains dissociated when the individual first seeks treatment. Typically, the initial presenting problems are symptoms of anxiety, depression, or trauma derived from childhood sexual abuse, usually by a family member, who is eventually understood as a participant in the abuser group. The following is a partial list of these forms of torture: 1. Sexual abuse and torture. 2. Confinement in boxes, cages, coffins, etc, or burial (often with an opening or air-tube for oxygen). 3. Restraint; with ropes, chains, cuffs, etc. 4. Near-drowning. 5. Extremes of heat and cold, including submersion in ice water, and burning chemicals. 6. Skinning (only top layers of the skin are removed in victims intended to survive). 7. Spinning. 8. Blinding light. 9. Electric shock. 10. Forced ingestion of offensive body fluids and matter, such as blood, urine, feces, flesh, etc. 11. Hung in painful positions or upside down. 12. Hunger and thirst. 13. Sleep deprivation. 14 Compression with weights and devices. 15. Sensory deprivation. 16. Drugs to create illusion, confusion, and amnesia, often given by injection or intravenously. 17. Ingestion or intravenous toxic chemicals to create pain or illness, including chemotherapy agents. 18. Limbs pulled or dislocated. 19. Application of snakes, spiders, maggots, rats, and other animals to induce fear and disgust. 20. Near-death experiences; commonly asphyxiation by choking or drowning, with immediate resuscitation. 22. Forced to perform or witness abuse, torture and sacrifice of people and animals, usually with knives. 23. Forced participation in child pornography and prostitution. 24. Raped to become pregnant; the fetus is then aborted for ritual use, or the baby is taken for sacrifice or enslavement. 25. Spiritual abuse to cause victim to feel possessed, harassed, and controlled internally by spirits or demons. 26. Desecration of Judeo-Christian beliefs and forms of worship; Dedication to Satan or other deities. 27. Abuse and illusion to convince victims that God is evil, such as convincing a child that God has raped her. 28. Surgery to torture, experiment, or cause the perception of physical or spiritual bombs or implants. 29. Harm or threats of harm to family, friends, loved ones, pets, and other victims, to force compliance. 30. Use of illusion and virtual reality to confuse and create non-credible disclosure.