Unconscious, Historical, and Current Day Abuse of Children

The director of the Institute for Psychohistory, Lloyd deMause, feels that the primary psychological dynamic in child abuse is, the abusing adult, uses the child as a “poison container.”

deMause feels children are used as a vessel where the abuser dumps the “disowned parts of their psyches.” This gives the adult the feeling of being in charge of their psychological issues.

De Mause refers to a case where a woman thought that having a baby would provide her with love. She thought it was the child’s duty to love her. When the infant boy cried, the mother thought this meant the child didn’t love her, so she physically abused him. 1

Ideally, the child should be able to use a protective adult to expel anger and fear, but with child abuse, the parent uses the child.

Child abuse has been a ritual throughout history and remains so today. Based on his life-long psychohistorical research on society and childhood, Lloyd deMause says, “the history of humanity is founded upon the abuse of children.”

Infanticide, erotic beating, or incest was once practiced by most historical families. Infanticide, rape, and child abuse are all normalized or condoned in the Old Testament, or “Torah.”

There is also a common history of adults sacrificing and mutilating children. Child sacrifice was performed by the rich in early societies as a means of reducing adult guilt. Children were sacrificed when new ventures began. When a new bridge or building was built, a child would be buried within it.

Children’s bodies were used for “curing” disease and adults utilized children as human guinea pigs. People would “rent” a child, and place the child inside a home, where the previous owners had died of the Plague. If the child died, then the house was deemed unsafe to live in.

In previous centuries, including the last part of the nineteenth century, doctors prescribed for people to have sex with a child in order to treat depression, venereal disease, and impotency. Men were often excused of any criminal responsibility for raping a young girl if the man thought he was merely curing a venereal disease which he had contracted elsewhere.

According to an old medical book, “Breaking a maiden’s seal is one of the best antidotes for one’s ills.” 2 British doctors in the nineteenth century often found that the children of patients who had venereal disease, also suffered the same illness on their anus, mouth, or genitals because the parent was using their child to “absorb the poison.” 3


Members of secret societies (with prominent, wealthy members), are -to this day- still practicing the ritual sacrifice of children, as well as sexually abusing children and Satanically sexually abusing children in large groups. These groups are under the protection of being politicians, the rich and famous, and even presidents of the United States.




1. From a speech given at the National Parenting Conference in Boulder, Colorado, September 25, 1997. Lloyd deMause The History of Child Abuse The Journal of Psychohistory 25 (3) Winter 1998, permission given via personal e-mail. http://www.psychohistory.com

2. Speech given by Lloyd deMause at the National Parenting Conference in Boulder, Colorado, on September 25, 1997. As recorded in The History of Child Abuse Lloyd deMause The Journal of Psychohistory 25 (3) Winter 1998 Based upon extensive primary source material fully referenced in the over 600 footnotes contained in the following sources:  Lloyd deMause, “The Evolution of Childhood.” in his Foundations of Psychohistory. New York: Creative Roots, 1982. “On Writing Childhood History.” The Journal of Psychohistory 16 (1988): 135-171. “The History of Child Assault.” The Journal of Psychohistory 18(1990): 1-29. “The Universality of Incest.” The Journal of Psychohistory 19 (1991):123-164.

3. The History of Abuse, Lloyd deMause

4. Cathy O’brien exposes George Bush Senior, Ronald Reagan, Hillary Clinton, Gerlald Ford, Senator Byrd, and Dick Cheney

Cathy O’Brien public speaking on mind control, child sexual abuse, within the U.S. Government

Brice Taylor exposes Bob Hope, Henry Kissinger, and Richard Nixon

Bohemian Grove

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10 Responses to Unconscious, Historical, and Current Day Abuse of Children

  1. manuela says:

    Dear Alethea, would you mind looking at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUzQ7aqFyiU&feature=related?

    (there are five parts)

  2. Lulu says:

    The court records of Savannah Hardin, her father, mother, accused step-mother, and even grandmothers culpability in real estate fraud have been released. http://www.myfoxal.com/story/17029263/savanjudge-orders-savannah-hardin-files-unsealed
    Mr. Hardin appears to have been abusing children, wife, and ex-wife by “court system” to terrorize them. One of his tools was the children welfare system:http://www.theledger.com/article/20120224/NEWS/120229565

  3. litle nel says:

    Using a child to “absorb the poison” is not a new concept, I agree.

    Children have been used as scapegoats for all sorts of ills. I remember being told by one of mother’s “psychics” that I had karma from a past life that was interfering with my mother’s “energy.”

    So she needed to keep her distance from me, so she could not work out her own destiny if she focused on my problems.

    I was the adult personality/entity and she was the child personality/entity, so she was being stifled by my presence in her life. I was 14 at the time.

  4. Amethyst says:

    Alethea, thank you for putting forth information about Brice Taylor and Cathy O’Brien. I have been reading about them for quite a while, along with stories about Bohemian Grove, the Franklin Cover-Up, the McMartin preschool, and Johnny Gosch, to name a few. The madness will never stop because accusers are accused of being mad, and we all know what happens when an accused person or organization has money or is backed by money. Does it go on because we feel it is a losing battle? Have we ever waged a battle? If we did, it certainly wasn’t big enough nor did it last long enough.

    • little nel says:

      Have Brice Taylor and/or Cathy O’Brien been proven to be reliable sources?

      Have either passed a poly?

      I know that they authored books but how can we prove what they wrote?

      • Alethea says:

        I think the fact that Cathy O’brien has approached congress (with the ex CIA agent who rescued her), and was told that her matter ‘could not be investigated “due to national security”‘, is strong proof in and of itself. Cathy O’brien also has a lot of documented evidence in her books. I have not read Brice Taylor’s books, so I don’t know what kind of evidence she has.

        I also think that both women (and the ex CIA agent who rescued Cathy) having gone on to do public speaking, and openly accusing, without being sued, is very strong evidence that the allegations are true.

      • Amethyst says:

        A poly? Surely, you jest. Thank goodness there aren’t trials by poly. More of the guilty would be free and more of the innocent would be in jail.

    • Alethea says:

      “Does it go on because we feel it is a losing battle? Have we ever waged a battle?”


      Many people do stop trying to take action becasue it does indeed feel like a losing battle. However, some of us keep trying and trying –even in the face of “what’s the use?”

      We have to keep trying, even if the face of “what’s the use?” because the powers-that-be count on us feeling like we are not making any progress at all. I always keep trying, and once in a while, I see the fruits of my labor.

      • Amethyst says:

        I don’t see how we could ever be victors over the political elite. Cathy O’Brien’s case proved it. So many missing children with no trace left of them nor their abductor(s)… It is, indeed, a “Conspiracy of Silence.”

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