The Resource Remembering Satan, Lawrence Wright

Remembering Satan, Lawrence Wright

Label
Remembering Satan
Title
Remembering Satan
Statement of responsibility
Lawrence Wright
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The shocking and controversial case of Paul Ingram - to all appearances a happily married husband and father of five - who was accused of sexual abuse by his two daughters, ages twenty-two and eighteen, is told in a book that raises profound questions about the phenomenon known as recovered memory. The story begins on a day in November 1988 as Ingram, a deputy sheriff in Olympia, Washington, arrives at his office, is relieved of his gun and his badge, and is brought into an interrogation room where, in an atmosphere of gathering hysteria, he is questioned by his boss and two of his fellow officers. When Ingram says he has no memory of assaulting his daughters, the interrogators suggest that he is "in denial" and will feel much better if he can remember and get it off his chest. Over the next days and weeks, he, along with his daughters, and eventually his wife and two of his three sons, did exactly that. All of them "remembered" many instances, over a period of more than fifteen years, of sexual molestation and finally of abuse - even murder - connected to satanic rites, instances involving their entire family, some friends, and other members of the sheriff's department. As dozens of people became implicated, outside experts of every stripe - mental health professionals, the FBI, memory specialists, abuse counselors - were brought in, and the case attracted national attention. Remembering Satan grippingly relates what happened to Ingram, to his wife, to his daughters, and to the others engulfed by these events. It is also an examination of the recovered memory phenomenon, which seems to be surfacing everywhere - the retrieval years later of supposed traumatic events that lie buried in the subconscious. Ultimately the book explores what may be happening in people's memories and why it is happening now. Fascinating, unsettling, Remembering Satan penetrates a psychological mystery as it looks into the hidden ways the mind remembers. A cautionary tale for our time
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Wright, Lawrence
Dewey number
364.1/536
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC569.5.R59
LC item number
W75 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • False memory syndrome
  • Ritual abuse victims
  • Adult child sexual abuse victims
  • Ingram, Paul R.
  • Recovered memory
Label
Remembering Satan, Lawrence Wright
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Instantiates
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036832891
Label
Remembering Satan, Lawrence Wright
Link
Publication
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (205 pages)
Form of item
online
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036832891

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