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If you are a survivor, please be careful in reading the information compiled here. It is impossible to give information on ritual abuse, and about people's opinions about ritual abuse, in a way that is not upsetting and/or triggering. Only you know how much is wise to read, and how much information you can absorb at one time.

What is Ritual Abuse?

Ritual abuse is an extreme, sadistic form of abuse of children and non-consenting adults. It is methodical, systematic sexual, physical, emotional and spiritual abuse, which often includes mind control, torture, and highly illegal and immoral activities such as murder, child pornography and prostitution. The abuse is justified by a religious or political ideology.

Ritual Abuse FAQ

What is a ritual?

What is ritual abuse? (broad definition)

What is ritual abuse? (Narow Definition)

What Ideologies are used to justify ritual abuse?

Who perpetrates ritual abuse?

What kinds of abuse occur?

What are the main holidays when ritual abuse occurs?

Why do so few people believe ritual abuse survivors?

Are there any laws against ritual abuse?

Why aren't there more convictions

What are the symptoms of ritual abuse?

What about recovery?

How can I be sure my memories are of real events?