Monday, November 26, 2007

When The Psychiatric Cure Is The Disease

When the Psychiatric Cure Is the Disease

A therapy long used to dredge up painful and buried memories might itself traumatize patients and require more treatment to deal with the consequences, write psychology professors Scott O. Lilienfeld and Kelly Lambert in Scientific American Mind. Recovered-memory therapy has come under increasing fire over the past decade and is being used less and less. Its reputation has fallen along with that of the condition it has been most used to treat: multiple-personality disorder—popularized by the early 1970s book and television movie “Sybil.”
depressionThe aim of recovered-memory therapy is to remind people of past traumas, often childhood sexual abuse, using techniques such as hypnotherapy, medication, re-enactments of traumatic moments and isolation from family. In the 1990s, studies suggested such intrusive methods were giving patients memories and multiple personalities that didn’t exist before. (The American Psychiatric Association has dropped multiple-personality disorder as a diagnostic category, replacing it with a slightly different designation known as dissociative-identity disorder.)...... read the rest of the article and the following discussion here.

I point out this article not because I agree with its content. I do not, but the discussion following the article is what is especially worth noting and reading. As a survivor of ritual abuse/mind control, I have never seen an intelligent discussion about this controversial topic in a public mainstream forum and I absolutely applaud the overwhelming response from both responsible, hard working, cutting edge therapists, and survivors of extreme abuse, alike. It is high time this skeleton came out of the closet for open and honest debate.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Book Review: Apocalypse 2012- A Scientific Investigation Into Civilization's End

Apocalypse 2012 is a book published in 2007 by Morgan Road Books. The Author is Lawrence E. Joseph, a journalist and science consultant. He has written extensively on scientific matters, and is currently the chairman of the board of Aerospace Consulting Corporation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The book is non-fiction, and is geared towards adults with an analytical bent, who wish to enter into an objective inquiry into the various predictions and talk of future catastrophe associated with the year 2012.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Putting Off The Old...Embracing The New

Greetings All!

Since today is Lammas/Lughnasadh I thought it fitting to announce a major turning point or change regarding myself and my identity. First a word about the pagan holiday of Lammas/Lughnasadh. It is one of the major eight high sabbats, and it marks the halfway point in the year, which is divided in two balanced parts. The first half of the year is considered the "light" half, and the second half of the year is considered the "dark half". The first/light half of the year starts February 1, on Imbolc/Candlemass, and ends today, August 1. The last/dark half of the year starts today, August 1, as we already said, and ends February 1, when the light begins to return.

I will say more about the "wheel" of time, or the yearly cycle in another post. Right now, it would be a digression. But, on Lammas/Lughnasadh in my old life inside the Illuminati, it was the day of change. People did assessments of their progress of the previous half of the year, and made commitments to goals for the coming half of the year. So, as I continually shed my old identity, completely, as an Illuminist, I commit thoroughly to a new identity as a Child of the Kingdom. I'm speaking of the Kingdom of God, through his Son, Jesus Christ. I have left the Kingdom of Darkness behind, and embraced the Kingdom of Light. I am referring to the pure light of God, not the false, counterfeit light of Lucifer.

So, in honor of this, I am adopting a new name, both legally, and in the virtual world of the internet. This name I am adopting as a pen name came from God, at a time when he was touching the very deepest part of me a few months ago. It came to me while reading this passage from my favourite book of Scripture, Isaiah. This was God's letter to all of me:

Isaiah 62

Zion's New Name
1 For Zion's [that's me!] sake I will not keep silent,
for Jerusalem's sake I will not remain quiet,
till her righteousness shines out like the dawn,
her salvation like a blazing torch.
2 The nations will see your righteousness,
and all kings your glory;
you will be called by a new name
that the mouth of the LORD will bestow.
3 You will be a crown of splendor in the LORD's hand,
a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
4 No longer will they call you Deserted,
or name your land Desolate.
But you will be called Hephzibah, (my delight is in her)
and your land Beulah (married) ;
for the LORD will take delight in you,
and your land will be married.
5 As a young man marries a maiden,
so will your sons (builder) marry you;
as a bridegroom rejoices over his bride,
so will your God rejoice over you.
6 I have posted watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
they will never be silent day or night.
You who call on the LORD,
give yourselves no rest,
7 and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem[me]
and makes her the praise of the earth.
8 The LORD has sworn by his right hand
and by his mighty arm:
"Never again will I give your grain
as food for your enemies,
and never again will foreigners drink the new wine
for which you have toiled;
9 but those who harvest it will eat it
and praise the LORD,
and those who gather the grapes will drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary."
10 Pass through, pass through the gates!
Prepare the way for the people.
Build up, build up the highway!
Remove the stones.
Raise a banner for the nations.
11 The LORD has made proclamation
to the ends of the earth:
"Say to the Daughter of Zion,
'See, your Savior comes!
See, his reward is with him,
and his recompense accompanies him.' "
12 They will be called the Holy People,
the Redeemed of the LORD;
and you will be called Sought After,
the City No Longer Deserted.

People have often asked me how I came to adopt my old name, Severina. Originally, it came from a song by the Mission UK of the same name. But, now I have come to understand it as having multiple levels of meaning. It is the name which most represents the me that was still very fragmented and programmed, but who was making a determined effort to "sever" herself from cult control, and for the first time chart our own course for our life.
But now that the formal mind control programming has mostly collapsed, and I have experienced a great deal of integration, I am now learning of my entire hidden life history, which was kept in the dark, far away from me, the host, who used to be the main one living everyday life. It is definitely a case of "everything you know is wrong", and my American family of origin would surely consider me insane if I told them all I now know. I guess I would respond to them the same way they have responded to my yearning for the truth over the years saying, "But, this is MY truth. You say there is no such thing as absolute truth, only a person's personal truth." Since this is their definition of "truth", then I guess this is "my" truth, so since it is as valid as theirs, I guess, by their own logic, they would have to respect that. But, they surely would not accept it, since it stands diametrically opposed to all "family history" the way they believe it to have occurred.
So, that being said, I now publicly announce the truth of who I am and where I really came from. I was born in the United Kingdom on May 5, 1966. My biological parents were people who I am choosing to not disclose at this time, but I was brought to the USA when I was a year old, and my American host (the person who carried my American legal name and lived everyday life) was created. She was given another identity, and another family, and her birthday was May 24, 1967. But my during my entire childhood I spent time being raised by both families. I had an original name, host, and identity as a European, and a whole different name, host and identity as an American.
The reason I am announcing this publicly now is in honor of those identities inside me of European origin and birth. As I embrace this part of me, I move ever forward to accepting and embracing every part of my true life history and experience. I do this not to dwell on the past, but to become whole; living life as one whole person, able to face all of the promises of the future.
So I say goodbye to Severina, and embrace a new name:
Eliana Hephzibah (My God has answered; My delight is in her)
I am not doing this out of spite or any intent to deny or hurt or reject those in my past who only participated in my American identity and life. I am working on accepting and acknowledging ALL of who I am, and that includes all of those who put an investment of love into me. I am being true to myself, and to my God.

Eliana Hephzibah

Saturday, May 26, 2007

More Than Meets The Eye--The Two Levels Of Occult Involvement

Most organizations that practice some form of Occultism or Neo-Paganism; and Fraternal Societies, as well as some segments of other religions, consist of two rings of involvement. If the group emphasizes graduating up through higher levels, and involves any level of required secrecy, it will most likely have the two ring system, generally speaking.

The First Ring

The first ring is the public ring. This is the group that is publicly advertised, and where almost any interested individual is welcome to participate or join. At this level people will study, take part in legal group activities, including rituals of a "benign" nature, if it is that kind of group. They will be mentored and their progress monitored. Sometimes they will graduate through higher and higher degrees.

The Variegated World of Dissociative Identity Disorder and Ritual Abuse

I have had many a discussion with people who are confused about how someone could seem to be a good and nice person, who may be a Christian, even leading worship or pastoring a church; but also be leading a double life, and in the shadows working for Lucifer/Satan, and his counterfeit body on earth. How can both exist in one person? There are many ways that this is possible.

There are also those who have learned about this phenomena, and whose hearts have been wrenched for the terror and pain that ritual abuse survivors go through, and who are trying to help. Unfortunately, there are few who will listen and believe. And of those that do, a large percentage of them wind up being not much help, or re-traumatizing survivors. I don't think they have bad intentions, but there are other hindrances. Below, I list the categories that I find helpers or counselors falling into, roughly. Then I list the categories of people who are involved with the occult, at the high levels, that I have observed, and a brief description:

Thursday, February 22, 2007

As In The Days Of Noah

This article is part V in my Ride The Vine series
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As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37
Right after the fig tree passage that we looked at in a previous article in this series, Jesus gives us a clue as to how things will be when his coming is near. He describes the people then as living normal lives, oblivious to the coming catastrophe, but I believe that he is referring to something else as well. If we take a look back in antiquity through the lens of the book of Genesis, we get a glimpse of what the world was like in the antediluvian age.