The Liminalist # 77.5: A Jealous Reality (Discussing Sara Scott on Ritual Abuse)


Part two of a “conversation” with Sara Scott’s The Politics and Experience of Ritual Abuse: Beyond Disbelief, on substituting anger for love, the rage of powerlessness, the slave morality of goodness (Satanism credo), automatic disbelief and death awareness, death denial, religion, & science, death-as-entertainment, ritual sacrifice as a throwback, the bereavement industry, the progression of sacrifice towards the symbolic, binding secrets, consciousness & socialization, Eros & Thanatos, control over the body, the shadow community, individuation through violence, a temporary autonomous zone, the paradox of group individuating, individuation through surrender vs. individuation through violence, the support network for psychopaths, ancient cliques within late modernity, the primordial & predatory, the way of the savage, Marquis de Sade & everything is permitted, the body’s morality, the kernel of justification for ritual abuse, ancestral trauma, the context for understanding ritual abuse, listening to the constructed identity, disbelieving the past, the limits of the metaphor of DID (dissociative identity disorder), incoherent attachment, identity formation and the mother bond, self & society, depersonalization and derealization, the discontinuity of time, the compartmentalization of social selves, a jealous reality, understanding multiplicity, the psyche as community, the forward march of history, the double movement of modernity, surveillance & secrecy, the extended family that slays together.

Songs:  “The Kommema and his Religion” and “Of the Lakes,” by SunWalker; “Holes Inside My Skin,” by Origami Conspiracy.

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