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A Child's Book About Satanic Ritual Abuse

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If there is one thing missing from bookshelves and libraries, it is children's picture books about Satanic abuse. Written in 1990, Don't Make Me Go Back, Mommy: A Child's Book about Satanic Ritual Abuse by Doris Sanford was meant to help therapists identify Satanic child abuse (as opposed to regular child abuse?) in their patients. In actuality, it is just terrifying. The author claims the text was "based on months of intensive research into the nature and practice of satanic ritual abuse," but it just comes across as minutes of panicked tabloid research from the McMartin trial

"Fun" fact: this book is part of Sanford's "Hurts of Childhood" series, which also covers "generic" sexual abuse, parental alcohol abuse, "feeling different," living with a stepfamily, and dealing with divorce.

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