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THE DEVASTATING EFFECTS OF REGRESSIVE THERAPY
Warning! ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS things you or your loved ones can do
- is to CONSULT A PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED COUNSELOR!
you feel a little discouraged? Are you depressed? Would you like
so, go to God for help. Pray and read the Scriptures. Find a Christian
friend and talk and pray with that good friend. Find others to
encourage, and your own worries will shrink in size. Praise God for
all His blessings, and, trusting In His enabling strength, do the best
you can right where you are and He will solve your problems for you,
or strengthen you to live with those that cannot be eliminated.
But some, instead of this, go to a PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED COUNSELOR in search of help in resolving discouragement or depression! This can be one of the most dangerous things a person can do!
a majority of cases, that person was trained in Fraudian and hypnotic
lore and, by going to him or her, your mind will be brought under the
control of dark forces, which will seek to destroy both you and your
is one thing to talk and pray with a Christian friend, or a
NON-professionally trained pastor; it is quite another to go to a man
or woman who has received professional counseling or psychological
training. There is a world of difference between the two!
specifically stated otherwise, throughout this study all names have been
changed. However, in most instances actual names, addresses, and
telephone numbers are on file here. Unless otherwise stated, all case
histories occurred in the United States.
THE STORY OF SHEILA
Hunter is a Seventh-day Adventist church school teacher. He and his wife
live in an East Coast state. Their two children are both grown. The son
is married, and the daughter, Sheila, was unmarried and 31 years of age
at the time when this problem began a couple years ago. She had
attended Adventist church schools and academy, graduated from one of
our colleges, and obtained employment in an Adventist hospital where she
has been working ever since.
should you do when you am not married and would wish you were? You
should go to God and give Him all your hopes and fears, dedicate your
life anew to Him, trust Him to lead whatever way He may choose, and
believe that whatever the future may hold will be for the best. Then you
should go about your work, rejoicing that your life is in His care and
that He will bring the best. You should live your days praising Him and
witnessing of His care to others.
Sheila did not do this. Instead, she sought help from a
professionally-trained counselor. One day, she took some time off work
and went to an Adventist Counseling Center. The counselors there were
church members, so she felt sure that in such a place she could obtain
the help she needed.
those counselors had been professionally-trained. (In the more
"progressive" states counselors have to be professionally
trained, in order to obtain state licensing, and be able to advertise,
and charge for their services. But, of course, pastors do not have to
receive such training. However they may have obtained it.) In order to
obtain that professional training, men and women study worldly concepts
based on Fraudian and related theories of mental problems and mind
control, and they must learn and subject themselves to hypnotic
procedures. We will learn later in this study that hypnotism opens the
door to intervention and control by dark spiritual powers. Upon
graduation, that "professionally-trained" individual goes out
and, unknowingly, becomes a medium by which those dark forces are
able to invade the minds of clients willing to talk, listen, and
cooperate with this professional counselor.
the counseling center, the counselor assigned to her was an Adventist
male professional counselor. During the counseling, "regression
therapy" was used. What is that, you may ask? Simple enough, you
are asked to think back to earlier years, especially to childhood and
recollect memories. But, while deep in a dreamlike thought on that,
memories are embedded into your mind. Those memories never occurred in
reality, but they are suddenly thereand with such a startling force
and clarity that you are surprised by the strength of such
thoughts-which you never had before.
happened here is that the counselor, having earlier himself submitted
to psychological learnings, hypnotic control himself, and instruction
and practice in standard and Ericksonian hypnotic procedures, has become
a powerful and dangerous agent of dark forces.
Bible times, an example of this occurred when King Ahaziah became ill.
You can read about it in 2 Kings 1. He chose not to go to God or to
God's servants for help, but instead went to the god of Ekron. The god
of Ekron was Satan, and the ministers of that god were men and women
trained in Satanic rituals.
classical hypnosis, the operator puts the person into a hypnotic
sleeplike trance, and then tells him things he is to think and/or do
while under hypnosis or after coming out of it. At a safe distance, most
of us have heard something about that.
Ericksonian hypnosis is quite new, and few are acquainted with it.
hypnosis and its dangers were discussed in detail in our earlier
study, Hypnotism Enters the Adventist Church-part 1-10 [WM 323-332].
That study explains In detail about Ericksonian hypnotic methods,
and how they are being taught In seemingly harmless LAB I, LAB II, and
NLP (neuro-lingulstic programming) courses to Adventist pastors and
going into detail on all that, we should explain here that (1) the
outstanding success of Ericksonian hypnosis is that it is done during
seemingly casual conversations with an Ericksonian-trained operator, and
(2) a key aspect of Ericksonian hypnotic method is the embedding of,
what are called false memories or "pseudo-memories, " in the
mind. This can be done in one of several ways. The highly-trained
hypnotists just talk with the person and tell him a thought or
compulsion that he will not be able to resistand then, having
accepted it, the operator has the person under his mind control. Or a
story is told, and while the client is listening to it, he is brought
under control and thoughts, wishes, likes, and fears are embedded.
there is the average EricksonIan operator. He is more likely to be the
one you will encounter in a counseling center. He has had just enough
Ericksonian training to be able to effectively use it, but not enough
to himself recognize that the newly-embedded thoughts and feelings did
not exist there before.
say "embedded", because that is what the Ericksonian masters
call them. They freely tell their students that they place new thoughts,
desires, fears, and memories in the clients during brief, informal
Ericksonian sessions; thinkings that were never there before!)
average Ericksonian counselor will listen to the story of depression or
moodiness, and then suggest that which he thinks is the cause of the
problem. It is well-known in the professional psychological counseling
field that the current fashion is to see childhood sexual molestation
as the cause of adult depression. This view is taught to those obtaining
professional counseling training (whether they be psychiatrists,
psychologists, or merely trained counselors).
taking their training, they themselves have become a medium, able to
receive and transmit ideas from a supernatural power. As he counsels
someone, the thought is suggested to his mind what the problem is.
With uncommon frequency, it is thought that the person was sexually
molested as a child. The counselor then tells the client that he is
certain that this is the problem, and the client is shocked and rejects
the client keeps coming back to the counselor for additional sessions.
Why? Because he seems to feel a relaxation of tensions by so doing,
and an intensifying of them if he does not return to the counselor. The
counselor suggests that solutions will be found as the client, sitting
before him, lets his thoughts go back into his childhood. He suggests
that memories will appear that have been totally forgotten. Of course,
he has all along been suggesting what those memories will be.
have here another situation of going to the gods of Ekron, instead of to
the God of Heaven. Later in this collection of tracts, we will quote
statements that will corroborate this brief summary introduction. You
should not place yourself In the hands of a hypnotist any kind of
hypnotist, for to do so Is to place your mind and body In the hands of
before the trained counselor, the client is actually under Ericksonian
hypnosis as he dreamily wanders through various memories of childhood.
As he does so, suddenly a new memory is there! (1) It Is there with
dramatic suddenness. (2) It was never there before. (3) It is powerful,
almost overwhelming. (4) It came into the mind while the person was
seated in the presence of the trained counselor, (5) dreamily thinking
back into his past, and (6) after having been told several times what
that memory will be when he eventually recalls it. (7) That memory will
remain overarching in importance and power in the weeks, and months, and
years ahead. It literally plagues him, and forces him to totally change
his relationships in an effort to placate the force pressing it upon
are the seven earmarks of casual-conversation Ericksonian embedded
memories. These are false memories, in that they never occurred in
reality, but were, instead, placed in the mind wholly from without. Yet
they are so extremely powerful, that the client is certain that they
must be so. In addition, the counselor, a respected individual who has
been "professionally trained," is there to agree that that
memory surely must be true.
psychological name for this is "regressive therapy- .. Whether done
through classical (formal) hypnotism or Ericksonian (informal) hypnotic
methods, the person is suggestively told to think back to early
childhood, and he will recall memories long lost, which will be the key
to his depression. The theory is that in discovering and recalling
those memories, he will then find that his depression will leave.
did that strange theory originate? It came from Sigmund Fraud, an
individual who, by his own statements, hated God, Christians, and
religion. We will discuss him later in this collection of studies.
you give your life into the hands of God, study His Inspired Word and,
by faith In the forgiving, enabling grace of Jesus His Son, seek to obey
that Word, you are a fortress in a revolted world, which Satan cannot
penetrate. Yes, he can bring you grief and sadness through
circumstances, events, and loved ones, but he cannot directly overcome
you, except by your choice. But when you walk away from God's
protection, and seek out the wizards of the world to solve your
problems, then you are placing yourself on Satan's ground, and he will
use the opportunity given him. Because you have gone to such counselors,
Satan has been given an advantage in your life. You have opened a
special door to him. He can now more directly affect your feelings. He
can deepen your depression when you do not see the counselor, and he can
apparently lift the depression partially when you do so.
that embedded memory first flashes into the mind, a most horrible-and
even terrifying emotional experience begins for 4 that person. He
enters upon a nightmare far exceeding any presumed
"depression" he may have earlier Imagined for himself. Terrors
during the day and quaking of heart at night. He may become unable to
continue gainful employment. He may be driven by the spirits (and, with
the encouragement of the counselor, who may receive a kickback for
referring him) to go to a private psychiatric hospital. Compounding that
initial embedded "memory," additional ones are embedded
during forthcoming visits to the counselor. You must keep in mind here
that the counselor continues to advocate the same solution: MORE
regressive therapy and MORE recalling of additional memories while
thinking about one's childhood.. it all becomes a vicious circle, with
one memory leading to another one. They just keep piling up, making
the situation worse and worse. Yet, all the while, the stated reason for
coming up with these new memories is to "relieve depression,"
for, as Fraud said, "recalling the memory will eliminate the
tension." The vicious circle intensifies. And with the new memories
come also embedded thoughts of terror, fear, and a powerful hatred for
those who supposedly did these terrible deeds to that person in
whispering voice leads the harassed soul from one gloom to another, ever
onward in desperation: "See, all this came from Christians;
separate from those Christians that were closest to you, and henceforth
distrust all Christians. Eventually leave God entirely. Then, when you
are burned out entirely and your conscience seared, you can enjoy with
me the peace of perdition."
result is deeply shattered lives, not only of that individual, but also
close relatives that were formerly deeply loved.
now we return to Sheila. At the age of 31, she visited a "Christian
counseling center, this
particular one managed and staffed by Seventh-day Adventist-trained
professionals. She was assigned to a male counselor or
"therapist." Regressive therapy was employed during which a
"memory" of being sexually molested by her mother was
"recalled." The result is that Sheila is now totally alienated
from her mother. She will not speak or write to her. For her part, the
mother denies even the thought of ever having done such things. As
usual, the Adventist counselor reinforced the woman's memories. He
said that those memories were indeed true; he was just sure they were
and that the mother was lying. He said that she was living in
"denial" and she herself needed psychiatric counseling. Of
course, we can understand why the counselor would take this attitude.
He must maintain his hold over the client, lest a reconciliation with
the parents occur and he get in trouble. His strength is in
maintaining the deception.
parents were dumbfounded. In the intervening months, they have tried
by every means to effect reconciliation, but without success. They pray
for their daughter, but can do nothing to reach her or otherwise help
is of interest that quite frequently the one who is depressed and seeks
out a professionally-trained counselor is a woman in her mid-30s. The
embedded memories of childhood molestation will generally be about
the father, mother, and/or a brother or sister.
is currently estimated that approximately 34 million of this nation's
citizen's (15 percent) suffer diagnosable mental disorders each
year."-Morris Parloff, "Psychotherapy and Research: An
Anaclitic Depression, " Psychiatry, November 1980, p.283.
results from a comprehensive study by the National Institute of Mental
Health (NIMH), designed to assess the prevalence of mental disorders in
the United States, suggests that anxiety disorders are the number one
mental health problem for women." -Carol Tavris, "Coping with
Anxiety, " Science Digest, February 1986, p. 46.
as people come to Jesus Christ in surrender, prayer, study and
obedience to His Word, can they find the help they need. In addition,
far too many people overwork, eat wrongly, take various drugs, or are
filled with worries about themselves or others.
THE STORY OF BESSIE
is the wife of a Seventh-day Adventist church schoolteacher. She is also
a registered nurse, and, at one time had become addicted to
medically-prescribed drugs. But that problem was solved, and she
rejoiced in the redeeming power of Jesus Christ.
then Bill and Emmy Mayers came to town. This is a non-Adventist
Christian couple that regularly hold seminars in human and family
relations. As you may know, such seminars are rapidly gaining in
popularity. But the crucial factor is this: Are all of those conducting
a given "Christian seminar" simply Christians who are trying
to help people, OR have they ALSO taken professional counseling,
psychologic, or psychiatric training! This is the crux of the whole
matter. IF they have taken such training, they have, all unknowingly,
already counseled with the gods of Ekron, and you dare not counsel with
them or receive instruction from them!
Mayers have conducted their very popular human and family relations
seminars for several years. While this particular seminar was in
progress, Bill offered to counsel privately with anyone who needed
special help. Bessie thought this was a splendid opportunity to achieve
a higher sphere of personality contentment, so she made an appointment
and visited Mr. Mayers after one of the seminar meetings. She told him
that she had been somewhat depressed at times in the past. Somehow
Bessie had the thought, an error shared by many others that because
Bill had received "professional training in a mental health
field," therefore he would somehow be able to impart to her a
higher degree of personal happiness than she could obtain from Christ
or Christian living.
training had taught him that regressive therapy was the way to locate
such problems, and that, when it was found, it would probably reveal
childhood molestation. As she sat before him, he suggested this to
Bessie, and asked her to let her mind relax and go back randomly to
thoughts of her childhood, so that newly-recovered memories might come
did! With such force that they almost knocked her over. The embedded
memories were that her kindly father had molested her in childhood. The
memory was so powerful that it was overwhelming, and could not be pushed
out of the immediate consciousness. In spite of the fact that it was a
brand new "memory," totally in contrast with what she knew her
father to be like, and the objections of relatives and her sister,
several years older, who denied that the father could have done such a
thing, Bessie became half-crazed with the thought.
that single meeting with Mr. Mayer, Bessie went home. Managed to crawl
into bed and there remained in a semi-state of shock in the fetal
position for several weeks. She refused to leave the bed except to go to
the bathroom. She became almost totally non-functional. Eventually, she
was encouraged to "go see a psychiatrist, which she did. As she
acquired a dependence on him, the strange, but intense mental and
physical depression partially lifted. At the present time,
Bessie formerly a radiant happy housewife and worker in her local
church, has become severally handicapped. She fears to meet people and
keeps to herself as much as possible. There is little likelihood of a
change in her condition in the future.
you be attending the next "family and human relations
seminar" that is held in your area? It is known that Ericksonian
hypnosis can be partially applied in group meetings, as well as in
one-to-one sessions. An Ericksonian trainer explained that he was
doing this to his entire class of counselors in training. See our
earlier studies, Hypnotism Enters the Adventist Church-Part 1-10
[WM-323-332] for more on this.
STORY OF VERONICA
Waller is a Seventh-day Adventist pastor who recently retired. A year
or so earlier, while at the age of 64, he learned that his daughter,
Veronica, had decided to visit a non-Adventist psychologist. She felt
depressed, and the psychologist told her that modem scientific
psychology was indeed able to solve such problems. Regression therapy
was used, and, as she sat before him, her mind wandered into the
sleep-like state of rapt preoccupation that a person will enter when
thinking about long ago places and events.
had gone to Ekron, and from Ekron came answers. A powerful memory
burst into her mind, and there it was, spread out before her, a
memory she had never had before in her life: Her father had come to
her room every night for seven years and sexually abused her. Ignoring
a lifetime of devoted love and care from her parents, Veronica seemed
possessed with the thought. It was so big and powerful. With the full
encouragement of her new-found guide, the psychologist, she went to
the local conference office and confronted her father's employer, the
conference president, with Joe allegations.
the president spoke with the pastor, he denied the charges and, after
listening to him carefully, decided he was telling the truth. But there
were those who thought the father should vindicate himself by going to
Ekron himself and "entering therapy"! If he had done that, the
devil would have gleefully given him a corroborating "memory"
of how he had done that dastardly deed for seven years! In that way,
Satan could cover up one lie by giving another to match it. But the
father refused to see a psychologist; and his wife, never doubting his
innocence, stood by his side. The pastor and his wife will tell you
that Veronica's experience has deeply damaged all three of them.
with some other families who have endured a similar living horror of
being accused of shameful vice by their children, this family was told
of the Satanic source of this "pseudo-memory" problem. It was
a sorrowful but genuine source of encouragement to them to learn
that they were not alone in suffering this experience. They were told
that many other families have been victimized in a similar way.
might wonder why the children so fully believe a new
"memory" that they never had before. The reason is the stark
vividness of it. In each instance, the embedded memory is more fresh,
real, and powerful to the victim than other actual memories of earlier
years which actually occurred.
is now in her mid-30's. Since going to the counselor to solve her
problems, she really has them now. She has gained heavily in weight and
has become a compulsive eater. She will have nothing to do with either
parent, and is gloomy most of the time. What was gained by the
"therapy"? It produced alienation, not reconciliation;
horror and misery, not peace and happiness. Yes, it got rid of that
earlier "depression," but by substituting a far worse one in
its place! Instead of occasionally feeling moody, now Veronica's whole
world has been turned upside down!
STORY OF THE GALLUP'S AND THE McMARTIN'S
obvious reasons, In these two cases real names are used. Mary Lou
Gallup and her husband were operating a daycare center in Salem, Oregon.
Mr. Gallup was a Nazarene pastor. Mr. Gallup, Mrs. Gallup, and their
son all went to prison on charges of sexual abuse of children who
were attending their day-care center. She is out on parole, but her son
and her husband, an ordained Nazarene pastor of 38 years experience,
are both still in prison. They are due for release before the end of
1991. In their attempt to seek justice, they have lost all their
Gallup's were recently warned that if they contend for justice after they
get out additional charges and new "information" will be
brought out; a new trial will be convened and they will be sent back.
the Gallup trial, the judge would not allow any favorable testimony or
psychological profiles to be presented. Three children testified
regarding events of years earlier. One boy openly admitted lying, yet
his testimony was not withdrawn from the record.
may have read about the McMartin's in southern California. It is thought
that information, which some parents read in the newspaper about the
McMartin allegations, caused them to interrogate their children and more
new stories emerged.
think that the problem develops in this way: A small child says
something, and then other small children are questioned. A doll is
used to objectify the points. Masturbation is thought to be a root
cause, and when certain body parts are pointed to, instead of telling
what they have been doing, they say an adult has been doing it to
them. Even when questioned by a trained adult, the responses of the
child are strained. Leading questions can easily entice a child to
transfer the cause to an adult. But when calm, sympathetic
cross-examining is done, the child is very uncertain as to whether these
events took place. Because of that fact, the southern California jury
exonerated the McMartin's of all charges.
"trained" experts are the ones questioning the children, Satan
can enter and affect minds and produce unusual responses. The truth is
that "psychology" is not the exact science that people are
told it is. In fact, if we accept the statements given in the Spirit of
Prophecy, psychological analysis is more satanic than science.
STORY OF CARLA
this point, we will discuss the case of Carla Smith and her parents. It
is a pathetic story. First, we will give a letter written by Evebelle,
Carla's mother to the present writer. Throughout this story, all names
and places have been changed.
FROM CARLA'S MOTHER
following letter, dated April 20, 1991, was sent to me from Carla's
hope this material will help someone else from going through the
terrible ordeal we have gone through.
depression began in her teens but we don't know yet what caused it. It
began getting worse about four years ago. We think Satan caused it,
the same as he caused Elder James White's depressions, and in Bible
times, Saul and David's.
other daughter, Karin (who lives) here in ___, along with her
psychiatrist, thinks it's a chemical imbalance in the brain and that
it's genetic. We don't know now for sure what caused it.
was two years ago this April [therefore, April 1989] that our daughter
Carla went to Wendy [the Adventist minister's wife who was a licensed
counselor] for help. Carla went to some meditation classes put on by our
SDA church down there. She was told it would help her with her
depression. She then talked of ESP [extra sensory perception] and NLP (neuro-linguistic
programming) that she had learned there.
had no bad memories of me. She wrote me loving letters as recently as
counselor) Wendy told Carla that she knew just what was wrong with her
and that she, Carla, had been molested sexually as a child. Carla
denied it at first and said, 'Oh, no; I'm sure I wasn't. But in
'regressive therapy' ["taking her back into her childhood,"
which therapy began in May, 1989] she began having false 'memories.'
Wendy took Carla to a rape crisis center in ___. The name of it is ___;
it is a non-Adventist 'Christian counseling center.' She had more
memories there. They told her to pound the padded walls and get her hate
out on the perpetrators and then she would get well. They said she had a
right to be angry. They told her to try to remember everything and that
she would get well only if she did remember everything. So they prayed
and prayed with her, and she remembered and remembered. [Even prayer
with these Ericksonian hypnotists is dangerous!]
she came up with more 'memories:' her brother, Shayne, was supposed to
have raped her. In these sessions, a person would sit intently
conversing with her, suggesting that she place her mind in neutral and
think back, and see what else she could remember. So then she said that
she remembered still more: Shayne had raped her in front of us, her
parents! They told her to remember more so she could get well, and, in
front of the counselor, she tried to return to the past in reverie
again, this time she said that Shayne raped her because her father made
him do it!
of this is true! Our son is a medical doctor now, in ___ and we
believe him to be 100 percent innocent of molestation charges.
instructed her to remember still more, and she came up with the 'memory'
that her brother, Shayne, was himself molested by his [and her]
father. They told her to regress to childhood and suggested that she
would be able to remember still more. Then 'memories' of farm animals
months later, they suggested that she could remember still more, and, in
front of the counselor, she went into that dreamy thinking state again,
and, for the first time, a new charge: She had 'remembered' that we were
cult members, devil worshipers, and that we had sacrificed human bodies!
would have to be thoughts directly implanted by Satan! Our other
daughter, Karin's doctor here in ___, said people who suffer from
bi-polar (manic depression) problems often have bizarre thoughts like
these and it's usually about people they were close to. The world may
call it 'bi-polar,' to give it a name, but I think it's from Satan.
also gave her medications and sometimes the depressions lifted for a
time. But maybe Satan lifted the depression to confuse us all. At any
rate, most of the time she is in far worse condition than before she
went to the counselors. She is separated from us, her parents. She
fears to speak with us, and her counselor, the Adventist pastor's
wife, has ordered her not to do so. She won't talk with her brother
anymore, and they used to be close also. (All of our family used to be
very dear to one another.) But she did talk to his Shayne's wife.
Carla told her that her counselor said that because Shayne did it to
her, he would later do it to his own children. So Shayne's wife nearly
had a nervous breakdown over that, and left Shayne, took the children
and left him! They are divorced now.
[the Adventist pastor's wife; Carla's counselor] now says, 'Well, maybe
the cult stuff isn't true, but they [we her parents] traumatized her
so bad, that's why she's now having those thoughts.' So our daughter,
Carla, still blames it all on us, because her counselor says so.
has Wendy fooled as much as he has Carla fooled. Did you know that,
while taking their training to be counselors, they themselves have to
undergo hypnotism? Is that when Satan first gets in and starts
controlling counselors like Wendy? Then when they sit down with the
one they are counseling, he gives her the suspicions to pass on to the
one they counsel, telling them to go back to their childhood and they
will remember a certain incident. And then they remember it!
think Satan first began working on Carla's mind, deepening depression,
through those meditation courses that are being taught in some of our
churches. Then she went to Wendy who urged on her the suggestion as to
the cause. After that, she took Carla to that 'Christian Counseling
Center,' which intensified it all, and taught her to hate.
she has completely alienated herself from us. "-Letter dated
April 20, 1991, from Carla's mother, Evebelle.
LETTERS FROM CARLA
following letters reveal Carla's deep love and strong attachment to her
parents. I have Xeroxes of the originals in her handwriting. The first
two notes were penned before Carla went to Wendy for counseling. The
letter was dated May 1989, just after she first contacted Wendy. She
had already started counseling with Wendy, and within a week or so after
this letter was sent, she was given her first embedded "memory,
" that so powerfully turned her against her parents.
view of the following notes and letter, it is obvious that Carla could
not have had bad memories of her parents. THOSE "MEMORIES"
were imbedded in her mind AFTER the following notes and letter were
. And I thank Him every day for such wonderful parents. It's nice to be
able to tell my friends what wonderful parents are like. There aren't
many people who can say that about theirs. God must have given you to me
to show me a little of what He is like. God is SO good to me.
love you with all my heart! "Carla. "
I miss you so. There is just something about the touch of a mother's
hand, the hug of a mother's arms, the look of care and love in a
mother's eyes. I love you so! May nothing ever come between the love we
you Mom, "Carla
following letter was written in May. Carla had already been to Wendy a
couple times for counseling. As soon as Carla went to Wendy, Wendy
immediately told her that her depressed feelings must be caused by
having been sexually molested as a child. Carla said it could not be
true, and shared that conversation with her sister, Karin. But, within
two weeks after the following letter was penned, the first regressive
"memory" was produced by "regressive therapy" as a
result of direct suggestion on the part of Wendy. Two weeks after this
letter was sent, Wendy took Carla to the counseling center, where she
was taught hatred, and more 'memories' were instilled. Carla should have
left as soon as Wendy started urging such ideas on her, but instead she
kept going back until Wendy succeeded in imbedding most terrible
thoughts into her 'memories.' As discussed in our earlier lengthy
10-part tract set, Hypnotism Enters the Adventist Church, the imbedding
of thoughts through informal hypnosis can easily be done through
went to the mall today to find you something very special for Mother's
Day. You know that I would give you anything within my power that you
could ever want. But as I looked around, I began to realize that there
is nothing in this world that I could get to fully express feelings for
you. There is no card that says all that I feel; there is no gift that
would mean all that I want it to; and there is not enough money in the
world to show you how much I care for you. So Mom, here is a simple
letter. It isn't much, but it's from my heart. .
looked around, I did find one beautiful thought that I would like to
share with you. It said, 'Mothers hold their children's hand for a
while. . their hearts forever.' If you were to realize how much of an
influence you have on me each day, even though we're thousands of mile
apart, I'm sure that it would bring a tear to your eye. You are always
in my thoughts, my actions, my heart.
want to take this opportunity on Mother's Day to say, Mom, I love you.
Three very small words though they may be, they are from the depths of
my heart, and mean more than could ever be put into human words. How
could we, as failing humans, ever hope to even begin to express our
deepest emotions. I really don't know where I'd be right now if it
hadn't been for your strength, love, and support through all of my
'hardships.' I thank the lord for allowing me to let me have you for
also want to say thank you once again. As much as you have done for me,
I feel that I could never say it enough. Thank you. .
Mom, though we may be separated for this short time, remember that we
are together in our thoughts and in the lord. And soon, not only will we
be able to spend a summer together, but also all of eternity. And if
we're not in the same mansion, we'll be neighbors!
Mother's Day Mom! "I love you,
TO STATE AUTHORITIES
following letter was written by Carla's mother, Evebelle, to the state
agency governing the licensing of counselors in the state in which Carla
and Wendy reside.
of Consumer Affairs
of Behavioral Science Examiners "__Street, - - [city, state, zip]
have lost our wonderful daughter through psychological counseling. Until
a year ago, my daughter, Carla Smith, age __, and I were very close. In
fact, she was close to our whole family. She was an easy child to raise
and later worked diligently for her nursing degree.'
went for counseling 18 months ago to Wendy Green, a marriage and family
therapist, license No.___, in ___, [city, state]. Carla had felt very
depressed. She may have experienced burnout, or it may be schizophrenia
or manic depression. She was depressed on and off during her teens
but not as bad.
was wrongly diagnosed. We think that Wendy was an over-zealous therapist
who induced memories that Carla had been sexually molested as a child.
Carla told me that when she went to Wendy, that Wendy told her right
away, 'I know just what's wrong with you, Carla. You have been sexually
molested as a child.' Carla said, 'Oh, no; I'm sure I wasn't.' But after
more therapy from Wendy, Carla began believing it, and she thought it
was so neat that Wendy knew right from the start what was wrong with
her. Carla said that Wendy said, 'It's usually done by the father in the
family.' Wendy was trying to get Carla to remember. Then Carla began to
have what she called 'memories.' I questioned my husband, and he said
'absolutely not,' and that he had never, ever sexually molested her or
any of our children. I believe him completely.
took Carla to __, a private sex abuse center in ___' They believed her
so-called 'memories' and carried on from there with therapy, making
her punch punching bags to get her 'hate' out on her perpetrators. They
developed an awful anger in her. She will not see us any more. The
tragedy is that none of these 'memories' happened. Those aren't
'memories' she's having.
she began having 'memories' that we were cult members and devil
worshipers and that we cut up babies and sacrificed them. She is
being driven out of her mind. Last Christmas I gave her some shoes and
she cut them all up, carved into the soles and sent them home. She
thought she had to do that to keep from getting a demon. She thought we
were putting a curse on her. At Christmas when we saw her, she had to
have Wendy's friend at her side who, after Carla's accusations, kept
telling us, 'That's right, you did molest Carla: and, 'That's right,
you did, you did, cut up those babies; you're just repressing it.'
are Christians from many generations back. We have never had anything
to do with devil worship. We are Seventh-day Adventists and have been
all our lives. We wanted to come down there when Carla was at ___ [the
counseling center], but Carla was told it would be better if we didn't.
were not included in therapy, even though they claim to include family
therapy. Wendy will not see us or answer our telephone calls. We've
tried for a year. If she's a family therapist, it seems she would
include us. Carla is very suggestible, and trusts in Wendy. We believe
Wendy talked her into those things. Those 'memories' seem so real to
Carla, but we know for sure they aren't memories.
people who have known us here for 35 years have tried to help us, but
Wendy will not talk to any of us because of 'confidentiality.' Wendy has
a control over Carla, and has her full confidence. Wendy says we're
harassing her, but we know she's made a mistake, and we want our
daughter back. Maybe Wendy now knows she made a horrendous mistake and
doesn't know what to do, or would rather keep Carla that way to save
face. Carla's genuinely terrified of us. Who got her that way? We have
done nothing wrong. Wendy has said she herself is afraid of us. No
wonder Carla is.
needs medical help. Please, please, help us. Wendy was involved with
deliverance ministries (casting out demons). Carla told her sister,
Karin, that we put a baby on the table to eat for Thanksgiving, instead
of a turkey. Carla is still working at ___hospital. "Please
investigate this. Please help us get Carla back. Help us get medical
help for Carla. "Our minister here in ___ is: . . "Our former
minister is: . . "A psychiatrist here in ___who has known us for 25
years is: . .
you for your help. "Sincerely,
NOTICE REFUSED BY MINISTRY MAGAZINE
a lifetime of having her daughter, Carla, so close to her, Evebelle,
frantically sought ways to resolve this problem and bring her girl
back again, but all in vain. However, in the process she learned that
other Seventh-day Adventist parents were having similar problems with
Adventist counselors." So Evebelle decided to send a letter to
Ministry magazine, certain that they would print her story, a variant of
it. or at least some kind of warning, and thus alert our people against
this growing menace in our church.
Ministry magazine refused to print that warning, which was submitted to
them a year ago, or anything about the subject.
article contained essentially the basic Information you just read, but
was short and to the point. It was a good article and should have been
FROM PASTOR TO PSYCHOLOGIST
letters have been sent by friends of the parents, to the counselor,
Wendy, and to other professionals, but all to no avail. The
correspondence is generally unanswered. The following letter was sent by
an Adventist pastor to the psychologist in charge of the non-Adventist
counseling firm where Wendy, the Adventist pastor's wife, was employed:
you for taking the time to read this letter. It concerns a patient your
staff is treating: Carla Smith.
have known the Smith family as pastor and friend for twenty years.
They are a conservative, hard working, bright, Christian family. They
have been highly supportive of each other over the years. The charges
coming to the family have fragmented this family.
who are trying to help the family are finding it difficult to
understand why there is no contact with the family to see if they are as
indicated or why no contact with fellow professionals to see what is
happening here. Since healing is needed with the family here also, you
can understand the need for communication.
the father, works for the State of __. Respected men in your profession
have worked with him for 25 years and are very supportive of him.
would appreciate some communication. Hearing of demon possession and
bizarre activities have not been healing, helpful or true as we see it
here. The family needs some communication from you. "Sincerely,
the individual who, intentionally or unintentionally has brought so
much misery into the lives of three homes, has a state license as a
professional counselor, but only because she has completed many
professional courses. These would have included several in
classicaland especially Ericksonian hypnosis, since, within the
past 15 years, it has come to be recognized as a powerful tool in
reshaping the emotional and behavioral patterns of distraught
soon as Carla went to her, she was told that her counselor, Wendy, was
certain that the problem was that Carla had been sexually molested as
a child by her father. Carla denied the possibility and shortly
afterward mentioned that counseling conversation to her sister, Karin.
What she should have done was to immediately flee from the place! Better
yet, she should never have entered the office of a professionally
trained counselor in the first place! But she lingered. It was about
that time that she wrote that May letter, quoted above to her mother. .
for more counseling sessions with Wendy, within two weeks she suddenly
had the first "memory." It fully agreed with what Wendy kept
insisting. Shocked and confused, Carla did not know what to do, but
Wendy did. It was Imperative that she firm in the imbedded memory, lest
she run into legal troubles with Carla's parents! So Wendy immediately
talked her into going to a "Christian counseling center" (also
called an "in-patient psychiatric hospital") in a city about
75 miles away. To make sure she got there, Wendy took her there in a
are portions of an advertisement from a brochure by this firm, located
somewhere In America, where Carla was given still more
"memories", and also embedded with deep fear and hatred, as
she was told to beat pillows and the walls In a "psychodrama"
effort to attack and destroy her parents. She was told that by doing
this, the depressions would all go away. Here is a description of the
"multiple therapy programs" and "healing behaviors"
You will note that it portrays itself as a very safe, secure place to
be, where the patient will be among friends, and receive prayer, Bible
was created to treat women who have experienced victimization/abuse,
chronic depression, eating disorders, internalized anger, stress,
anxiety, sexual dysfunction, identify crisis, [and) related conflicts.
is staffed by fully licensed professionals who are all committed
Christians. They include psychiatrists, clinical psychologists,
clinical social workers, nurses, dieticians and counselors.
__ program and facilities were designed to provide quality Christian
care and emotional healing for women in a safe, secure and comfortable
home-like setting. "The client's weekly schedule in the __ Program
has been planned to maximize the effect of the therapy sessions. Two
key items in bringing about that effect are the controlled, constant,
and secure environment, and the multiple therapy sessions each day.
complete treatment plan is developed each week specifically for each
client. This type of treatment planning makes it possible for all the
treatment team staff to address and affirm healing behaviors of our
the weekly schedule are times of praise music and worship at the
facility as well as the Sunday outing, which includes attending church
and going to lunch. Every day our clients enjoy a Bible study led by one
of the staff members.
therapy program includes: individual sessions, group sessions, family
therapy, psychodrama, bioenergetics, biofeedback. Psycho-social
assessment, psychological testing, occupational therapy."
BEGINNING TO BE SOUNDED
are beginning to arouse to these dangers. Psychological counseling has
always been dangerous. Ellen White warned us most solemnly to have
nothing to do with it a century ago. But within the past 20 years, the
situation has rapidly deteriorated. Mind control techniques are having
devastating effects, and are ruining lives and homes.
is a warning raised by one non-Adventist writer:
America parents are receiving phone calls and correspondence that plunge
them into a nightmare of accusations of abuse and incest. These are
not parents of young children or teenagers. They are parents of grown
children who throughout their lives had had no recollection of being
sexually molested by their mother or father. Now, seemingly out of the
blue, their bizarre stories are stunning their parents. These adult
children, usually daughters, now claim to remember precise details of
one of their parents sexually abusing them. Where do they get such
ideas? Where do those sordid memories come from? What brings them to the
surface? Inner healing and other forms of regressive-type therapy lurk
behind this urge of family horror stories.
first the parents are stunned. They are being accused of sexual exploits
that they declare they would never even think of doing. But when they
try to talk to their son or daughter, their words fall on deaf ears.
They are accused and condemned without a trialall based upon alleged
memories discovered through inner healing. And now they are helpless
in their concern over the welfare of their adult child who will have
nothing to do with them. .
memories can even be created, not from remembering true events, but by
implanting imagined events onto the mind. In fact, it is possible for
implanted and enhanced memories to seem even more vivid than
memories of actual past events. .'Under certain conditions a person's
mind is open to suggestion in such a way that illusions of memory can be
received, believed, and remembered as true memories. Hypnosis, guided
imagery, and inner healing are as likely to cause a person to dredge up
false information as true accounts of past events. In a state of
heightened suggestibility a person's memory can easily be altered and
enhanced. This happens under hypnosis, through guided imagery, in
age regression therapies (such as primal therapy) and during certain
forms of inner healing.
Diamond, a professor of law and clinical professor of psychiatry, says
that hypnotized persons 'graft onto their memories fantasies or
suggestions deliberately or unwittingly communicated by the
hypnotists.' Not only may they have new memories, but Diamond declares
that 'after hypnosis the subject cannot differentiate between a true
recollection and a fantasy or a suggested detail.' He notes that court
witnesses who have been hypnotized 'often develop a certitude about
their memories that ordinary witnesses seldom exhibit.' Diamond
declares, 'No one, regardless of experience, can verify the accuracy
of the hypnotically enhanced memory.' (Bernard Diamond, "Inherent
Problems in the Use of Pretrial Hypnosis on a Prospective Witness,' in
California Law Review, March 1980, read pages 314, 333-337, 348.)
certainty of pseudo-memories and the uncertainty of real memories render
such activities as hypnosis and inner healing questionable at best and
dangerous at worst. Because memory is so unreliable, methods of cure
that rely on unearthing so-called hidden memories not only open up the
possibility of human creativity but also expose the mind to possible
demonic suggestion. Even though the hypnotist or inner healer may
wish to protect the person from receiving false material, he cannot
avoid implanting human suggestion. Nor can he prevent demonic
suggestions from entering the vulnerable mind of the person who is in a
heightened state of suggestibility." Psychoheresy Update, Vol. 1,
No.4, pp. 1, 4.
LETTER TO CARLA
following letter has been sent by the present writer to Carla, in the
hope that it may be used to bring her to her terrible danger and her
need to arouse and do certain things. But anyone who fights depression
and would value advice in overcoming it will find the following
recommendations to be of great help. The solutions are found as we come
to God and His Word:
letter is sent to bring you the solutions you have so long searched
for. You have, as it were, been in a dark cave of depression for
several years. Things may be looking somewhat better just now, but you
are not out of it yet. This you know to be true. I want to assure you
that there is a way out of the cave, and back into the full sunlight of
have suffered, off and on, from depression and discouragement, since
you were a teenager. One thing led to another, and gradually the
situation grew worse. When a person is lost in a dark cave, he must find
the correct way out. This letter is written to present it to you.
problems can have many causes, especially in today's world. Life was
hectic enough several hundred years ago, but it was also simpler.
Families lived closer together. They worked together, suffered together,
laughed together, prayed and worshiped together. Now they are
scattered here and there. The American way of life frequently takes us
to far places, and there, separated from family and friends, we try to
start anew. That by itself is a pressure item.
there are others. Many of us no longer live in the true countrythe
farmlands, but in smaller or larger cities. A century ago we were
told in the Spirit of Prophecy that people can hardly think right or
live right amid the rush and noise of the cities. Yet the only rush and
noise back then was the horse-drawn wagons in the streets. Today the
rush and confusion is far worse. We tend to think we are super-people
today, with our motorcars and our computerization. But we are still made
of the same frail humanity that our forbears had. Part of the remedy
remains unchanged: those of us that want true peace of heart need to get
out of the cities. We were told to do so back at the turn of the
century. The call is even more urgent today.
reason you felt so very depressed was because you thought you were
singled out for such depression. But that was not a correct conclusion.
Many people today are depressed. And some of the solutions that you so
much need, are very much needed by many others as well.
are other causes of depression, but at the heart of much of the problems
are these four: (1) a lack of time with God and His Word; (2) a neglect
to submit to Him, and rejoice in Him as a trusting child; (3) a neglect
of obeying His Word, and living to help and bless others; (4) a
preoccupation with the world, the things of the world, and the cares
of the world.
are but a little child, Carla, as we all are. Intriguingly enough, only
those who recognize that they are but weak, helpless little onescan
and will come to God for the help He can give. And He can give you help
that no one else can give. He can supply all your needs, solve all
your problems. But it is a daily work, and requires a daily coming,
submitting, sharing, and living with Him.
you have not taken the time each day with God and His Word, then He
cannot give you the help you need. Make this your first work each
morning. Come and give Him everything you have and are. Kneeling alone
in His presence, lay your life down before Him and let Him have all your
hopes, disappointments, problems, and plans.
Him your torn dreams, your shattered life, the uncertainty and misery
in your heart. He can change, wonderfully change the most discouraging
situation and work everything out for your best good and His glory.
in connecting with Him, you must be willing to disconnect from all
others. In laying down all your plans before Him to be set aside or
taken up as His providence directs, you must also lay down before Him
all your associates. God is your only Healer. No man or woman can heal
your soul or solve your problems. If you will make Him first, He will
guide you in the selection of those in whom you should confide and
make close friends.
day you must take time to study His Word and, in His strength, seek to
fulfill what you read. Our Creator is not merely a good buddy, He is
our God, and is alone to receive our absolute worship, loyalty, and
obedience. People today say it is legalistic to attempt to obey God,
but that is an error. It is never wrong to obey God, and His children
will, by His enabling grace, render Him the obedience that He
deserves. Not that they can do it of themselves; in their own
strength they are helpless to separate from Satan or sin. But through
the empowering grace of Jesus Christ, His little ones can overcome the
world, the flesh, and the devil. They can come off more than victors,
and follow the lamb withersoever He goeth. Someday soon, they will sing
His praises around the throne. Just now it is their privilege to sing
His praises all through the day.
can that be so? Simply because there is SO much power in praising God!
Nehemiah said that the joy of the Lord is your strength. In praising God
for all that He is, all that He means to you, and all that He has and is
doing for you, there is felt an immediate emotional relief and sense
of mental and emotional strength. And that, itself, is but another
God-given blessing to thank Him for.
spends his time devising ways to press discouragements upon us. He
pesters everyone; you are not unique. But when he comes to you,
clothed in darkness and depression, do not push the panic button and run
to men and women to solve your problems. Stay on course. You have
determined to live right, and are taking time each morning and through
the day with God. Let Him be the levelizer in your life, and you will
find a firmness of control, direction, and moral quality that you
cannot obtain by leaning on others to do that for you, which only your
heavenly Father can do.
it all sounds good, but then Satan comes along and tries to bring gloom
into your life. What should you do? DO NOT run to people to solve your
problems for you! Go to God, and find in Him your strength. (1) There is
always strength and help in His Word, the Bible and Spirit of Prophecy.
Open and read a passage. Draw comfort from it. If the first passage you
find is not what you need,
flip the pages to another location. The Psalms, Ephesians, John's
writings, and similar books are outstanding. Mount of Blessing, Christ's
Object Lessons, Desire of Ages, and Steps to Christ are excellent. I
find the Testimonies to be very helpful. Open at random, and read and
learn where you need to change. Often we need advice from God, not just
encouragement. Often our ways need correcting, not just our feelings.
Never be afraid of anything He has to tell you; it is all for your
Thank Him, praise Him all through the day, and Satan's dark clouds are
wafted away. Talk to Him softly as you go about your work. As you have
opportunity, send up a little song of praise to Him. Make melody in
your heart the rest of the time.
Claim Bible and Spirit of Prophecy promises. Memorize Bible promises and
think about them. Recall passages of comfort you have read in the Bible
and Spirit of Prophecy and make them your own. Believe that God will
fulfill His Word in your life.
All through the day, try to help and bless others. Be so absorbed in
their problems and trying to help them, that soon you realize you
have none of your own! It really works!
in order to overcome depression, there are three other matters that must
be attended to also.
Be sure that secret sin is out of your life. If it is not, give the
matter to God and let Him eradicate it. But do not expect Him to do it
without your active participation. Contrary to what the theologians
today are saying, it takes His enabling grace and your active effort to
live right! Clean living does not come automatically. We must
determine to do right because it is right, and in the strength of God
we must resolutely resist the wrong and do the right.
You may be sorrowful over wrongs you have done in the past Go to your
heavenly Father with it, and settle it with Him. . He alone can
forgive your past and help you now. He alone can dean your past
record. And He will do it for the sake of His beloved Son, as you come
to Him and plead for forgiveness. Then arise in His strength, and put
away the past and begin a new life, not looking back. You are a new
creature in Christ. If in the future, you slip and, for example, speak
unadvisedly, you will run back to Him right away! Every morning you
plead for grace to help in time of need later that day. One can never
know in the morning what the day will bring. But begin each day's
journey with God and you will be safe.
You must also make it right wherein you have injured others. Have you
wronged others? You need to work this out also. Only you can know all
that is involved here. Discussing it with your heavenly Father will give
you certainty as to what you should do, and strength to carry it out.
your particular case, Carla. there remains the lingering issue of who
is right in this great crisis you have been in for the past two years:
your mother and father, or Wendy your counselor. But, here again, you
can have certainty; a certainty that is not now yours. Let me explain:
your parents and your brother are correct in what they say, or your
new-found memories and Wendy is correct. It cannot be both; it can only
be one or the other. I know you will agree with this.
you need certainty? Do you not already have it? How can you know whether
you already have it? What can you do to definitely obtain it once and
for all? I want you to know that you can now acquire this certainty
without conversing with anyone else, or going to see anyone. And no one
need contact you in order for you to satisfactorily know who is right
and who is wrong in this matter.
one side you have your new memories and Wendy's assurances. On the
other side, you have your parents' and brother's earnest protestations
of innocence. Carla, just because you have memories does not prove that
Wendy is right and your folks are wrong. Here is a little background on
this matter. You should be aware of these facts: Ericksonian hypnosis
was invented only within the past few decades and is routinely taught to
counseling specialists in a variety of fields today. This involves an
extensive series of techniques, which guarantees the counselor the
ability to imbed ideas, thoughts, and memories into clients during
counseling sessions. It is done through informal conversations,
instead of through classical "put-them-to-sleep" hypnotic
methods. The trained counselor applies Ericksonian techniques
through simple suggestions made during conversations. Ideally, these are
one-to-one sessions, but a trained Ericksonian can do it to entire
audiences, using techniques he has been taught. The thoughts imbedded
tend to be the thoughts the Ericksonian felt should be there, or thought
ought to be there. Please do not underrate this situation; I have
recently completed an eleven-part published in-depth study into
Ericksonian methods, and I know what I am talking about.
it be a one-to-one session, or before an audience, the focus of the
method is on one of two approaches:  Get the person or persons to
think back to earlier experiences in their life.  Tell them stories.
Either way, during this time their minds are somewhat in reverie, and
the suggestion is embedded. It will be a memory, an emotional response
to a situation (fear, apprehension, anxiety, liking, etc.), or a
decision to do a certain thing. In the case of a memory, one tell-tale
evidence that it had Ericksonian origin is that it will be one which the
person never had before. That is because it has been imbedded. By
definition (Ericksonian definition), Ericksonian imbedding is putting
something into the mind that was never there before. The fact that it
was not there before, identifies it in such a counseling situation, as
an Ericksonian inbedment. But a second factor will identify it as such
also: this sudden, new thought, memory, or call to decision and action
will be extremely vivid and emotionally strong. It was not there
before, but now it is there and it is powerful.
more information on Milton Erickson's new "informal
hypnotism," which is now a regular part of training classes for
professionals leading out in psychological, counseling, and
weight-control, anti-stress, and crisis therapy programs, I would refer
you to my eleven-part study on the subject. In it I quote extensively
from ' Ericksonian professionals who speak of the above-mentioned
techniques, and the importance of imbedding attitudes, emotions, and
memories through counseling sessions.
will provide you with a little background on the burgeoning field of
"mental and emotional therapy" which most people are unaware
that factual Information in mind, we can see that it could be possible
for your new-found memories and Wendy's assurances to be incorrect,
and the protestations of your parents and brother to be right. It
really could be, but how can you know for sure, one way or the other?
is no doubt but that you do need to know! It will only be a few decades
and your parents will die, and you will continue to carry with you the
lingering doubts as to how correct were those "memories," in
view of the fact that they only occurred as a result of contacting
professionally-trained mind-therapy counselors. You need definite
certainty on this, and you can have it. And this certainty is a MUST.
You see, Carla, if your new-memories were imbedded by a trained
therapist, then those memories never existed in reality. If that be
true, then you have wronged your mother, father, and brother, and you
cannot have true peace with God until that matter is settled.
Wendy, your mother, father, brother - nor any other of your friends or
relatives-know the content of this letter. But I can assure that the
party or parties on the wrong side would not want you to do what I am
going to tell you to do. That in itself would be a sign that they are on
the wrong side.
is the pathway into total certainty on this matter. You can have it, and
you will have it, if you will do this. And there is no danger in doing
it, for it will entirely be a matter between you and God. Over the
years, I have found Him to be a most wonderful Friend, Counselor, and
Helper. He will help you too, just now, Carla.
Go alone to God. Fallon your knees and plead with Him for forgiveness
for whatever in the past you may have done against Him or anyone else.
In all sincerity, you do not really KNOW for sure who is in the right
or wrong in this present matter. Tell that to your heavenly Father,
explain to Him that all you want is what He wants you to do, whatever
it may be. You want peace with Him and the doing of His will, whatever
that may be.
can assure you that as you do this, He will give you a fish and not a
stone. He is loving and kind, and always helps His little ones as they
humbly come, seeking His will that they may do it.
thing is very important: Ask Him to cut off all outside influences. On
one hand, you have been told that your parents are devil worshipers.
Well, then plead with God that no evil influence can possibly come from
them to influence you during these pleading sessions with Him. On the
other, there is the very real possibility that Wendy, like so many other
counseling therapists today, used Ericksonian hypnotism, and
imbedded within your mind memories in agreement with what she told you
a week or so earlier was your problem-before you even had those
memories. If this is the case, you would want to plead with God to
protect you from hypnotic influences from any of the therapists you have
dealt with throughout this case, or any of their friends. And, while you
are at it, ask Him to protect you from me and all other potential
influences. Remember, Carla, you are safe when you are alone with God as
His trusting child. It is impossible for Satan to catch you in his net
when you are God's little child.
with your heavenly Father to reveal to you who is in the right and who
is in the wrong on this matter. Lay the whole problem before Him, open
His Word and read. Do not leave that room until you have worked it
through with Him. He will tell you what you must do, and then you must
arise and do it.
can assure you that He will give you an answer of peace. It may not be
immediately, and it may not be for several days, but as you plead with
Him ALONE, He will give it. It will definitely be from Him, for no one
else is with you. How will He give that answer? He has His ways of doing
this. Sometimes folk hear an actual voice, sometimes they find the
needed guidance as they read here and there in His Word. Frequently,
they will find that everything the convictions, the thoughts, the
readings everything, is leaning them toward a certain direction and
toward no other.
as a result of your seeking the face of God in this matter, you come to
the conclusion that Wendy and your new memories are in the right,
then you will have certainty.
if He reveals to you that your parents and brother are in the right,
then you have a definite work to do OR, I assure you, the hypnotists
win turn your mind, simply by a single telephone conversation, and
will catch you again. This is no little matter, for hypnotism is of
Satan. And the worst thing a Satanist fears is for those he is
controlling to make contacts with earnest Christians who can help them!
In this case, your parents have been labeled Satanists. But that does
not prove the matter; the truth could be remarkably opposite.
He reveals your relatives to be in the right, you must go to your
parents and brother and settle the matter with them. You cannot have
peace until this is done. In fact, you can be recaptured if you do not
make speedy work to do it.
gave you a lifetime of right living, and you were willing to let someone
else blot all that out, and in its place give you hatred for them.
Taking you to that psychiatric center, with its psychodrama,
bioenergetics, biofeedback techniques, and beating on pillows to
deepen your feelings of revulsion, fear, and hatred of those who should
be the most loved ones in your life only deepened the imbedding and
powerful emotions accompanying it.
God can give you the victory. You are now in the valley of decision. You
need not take my word for it. Go alone to God and He will tell you! Lay
everything, everything - before Him, plead with Him for answers, open
His Word and read in it here and there; the Bible, the Testimonies,
Desire of Ages, the other inspired books. Open and read. Alone with
Him, determined to know what is right, determined to do it,He WILL
tell you! He will give you answers, He will point you in the right
direction, He win tell you what you have done wrong and what you must
do to again have His favor.
are always safe when you are alone with God and His Word! If you do not
get it settled that day, keep going back and pleading with Him.
Determine that you will not stop until this matter is settled. But do
not run to men or women to solve your problems. You have already had
months of that. In truth, Carla, your problems really began when you
went to men in place of to God to solve those problems, which only God
be aware of the fact that Satan can give relative peace to those he has
under the control of his agents. But he cannot give that sweet joy, that
sweet fellowship of being right with God.
go to God and to His Word. He alone can bring that wonderful peace back
into your life. He alone can direct you into safe paths. If He instructs
you in a certain course, you can know it is safe to do it.
am not going to telephone you, and this will be the last letter I will
write you. The matter is between you and God. There are others you need
to speak to: your mother, father, and brother.
Lord has a way of sending material that you need. While I am working
on a special writing project, material on that topic will start coming
in from individuals who could have no idea that a major set of tracts on
that subject is being prepared here. This happened most recently, for
example, while preparing the tract set on hypnotism in the Adventist
week, while I was typing the material for Part One of this present tract
set, I came across the name for the counseling team that ruined Bessie
in "The Story of Bessie." (see WM342, pp. 3-4). As usual, I
routinely changed the names of the counseling team, but I was intrigued
with who they might be, since I did not recall previously hearing
about them. What kind of program could they have? Was it ever given in
next day a letter came from a friend in ___. When it was opened, one of
my helpers here looked at it, and the thought came that I should
immediately see it. Of course, I could have seen it later, but it
seemed I must see it right then. So the letter was brought to me. I was
handed the letter, and noted the blank, puzzled look on the face of
the one who gave it to me. "I just thought you should see this
letter now; I don't really know why." I opened it and found nothing
of urgent importance in the cover letter. Then I looked through the
enclosures. At the back, my friend had tossed in a copy of a special
weekend program to be offered at a nearby Adventist church in a couple
weeks. There it was! The very same counseling team that, in one brief
interview, had shattered Bessie's life!
husband-and-wife team are indeed giving their three-day (Friday to
Sunday) programs in local Seventh day Adventist churches. You should be
aware of the implications of this! Each seminar is titled and focused on
finding and removing memories from earlier in life, and especially
childhood. Emphasis is given, both in group lectures and in personal
one-to-one counseling sessions, on discovering these earlier memories,
now forgotten, and bringing them to mind so that physical, mental, and
emotional problems can be eliminated. As they see it, not until that
happens can any of us have true peace with God. Insecurity, fear,
depression, guilt, jealousy, and chronic physical illnesses-all can be
overcome, according to this seminar team.
surely, we are nearing the end of time! If ever there was a time when we
need to draw near to God and His Word it is now.