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Satanic Ritual Abuse

  1. George F. Rhoades Jr.

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0815

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Rhoades, G. F. 2010. Satanic Ritual Abuse. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–3.

Author Information

  1. Ola Hu Clinic, Aiea, Hawaii

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Satanic ritual abuse (SRA) or ritual abuse may be defined as a method of control over people of all ages consisting of physical, sexual, and psychological mistreatment through the use of rituals, with or without satanic meaning or overtones. Perpetrators of SRA may utilize satanic rituals as part of their belief system and/or to facilitate the control and mistreatment of their victims.


  • ritual abuse;
  • satanic;
  • mind control;
  • PTSD;
  • DID