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Re: Abductions: A Funny Thing Happened...

From: John Rimmer <jrimmer@magonia.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 20:56:45 +0100
Fwd Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 10:02:38 -0400
Subject: Re: Abductions: A Funny Thing Happened...

 >From: Lesley Cluff <manitou@fox.nstn.ca>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >Subject: Re: Abductions: A Funny Thing Happened...
 >Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 00:26:16 -0700

 >The subject of early childhood memory ability is one of great
 >debate, but it seems if an event was sufficiently emotionally
 >charged (ie fear, rejection, abuse), the memory either stands
 >out clearly or maybe forgotten only to be recalled later.  (no I
 >am not talking about recovered memories under hypnosis)

It's worth pointing out that the vast majority of "Satanic
Abuse" false-memories are not recovered by hypnosis, but by
therapy and counselling methods that involve strong one-to-one
contact between the "abuse vitim" and the therapist. A big like
abductee support groups. Although groups like the new UFOIN in
the UK are wise to keep a moratorium on the use of hypnosis, it
is not the only way of producing confabulated memories.

 >One woman I know of, recalled an event and even her thought
 >concerning an action by her mother.  Years later as an adult,
 >she mentioned this piece memory fragment and asked about the
 >rest of the event.  All she knew was it was it was some kind of
 >emergency involving danger and she wondered why her mother
 >bothered to stop and pick up the bootie that had fallen of her
 >foot as her mother raced along a sidewalk holding her.  Her mom
 >was shocked that daughter recalled that event.  She too recalled
 >it.  It was in Glasgow, Scotland, during the German bombing of
 >the British island and mom was running to a bomb shelter as the
 >nightly raid began.  Daughter was about 6 months old.

Early childhood "snapshot" memories like these are remarkable,
but not unique, and many do not have any traumatic content (I
can remember being weighed on scales at a clinic, aged about one
year). Typically, abduction and abuse false-memories usually
involve "memory" of a long series of traumatic events which do
not surface until decades later.

John Rimmer
Magonia Magazine

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