Book Review: Cover Up Of The Century (Svali Blog Post)

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Every once in a great while, a book comes out that is a standout in its field. One that is well written, that teaches, educates, and leaves the reader thinking for days afterwards about its subject. One that challenges the reader to overcome biases and misconceptions. And recently, such a book was published.

The book? “Cover up of the

Century: Satanic Ritual Crime and World Conspiracy” by Daniel Ryder. If you don’t have a copy yet, I suggest you go to your local bookstore, or online, and get one. This is one of the better researched and documented books on the topic of ritual abuse that I have seen.

Ryder has a background in investigative journalism, and it shows. Piece by piece, he discusses the evidence available that shows the reality of ritual abuse, and builds his case throughout the book. In fact, I would challenge anyone with an objective mind to read this book, and be able to deny the overwhelming evidence presented that:a) ritual abuse is realb) recovered memories are real, and are documented to be reliablec) there has been a large amount of cover-up of the evidence available in high profile cases such as the Franklin case in Omaha, Nebraska. d) There is firm evidence of mind control techniques, organization and planning in occult groups

Mr. Ryder meticulously documents the evidence with research and in-depth interviews throughout his book. From government officials to police investigators, survivors of occult ceremonies to concerned parents, psychologists to lawyers, his extensive research and fact finding combine in this book to draw a compelling picture: ritual abuse is real, it is happening, and it is organized. He refutes statements by Lanning of the FBI that ritual abuse has no evidence with literal archives of cases of ritual abuse that have gone to court and been successfully prosecuted. I love the first chapter which asks “Where’s the Proof?” then proceeds to answer the question. Studies are quoted, officials discussed and documented cases of ritual crime are given.

Ryder’s background research on some of the leading members of the False Memory Syndrome Foundation (FMSF) is a thought-provoking chapter, as the “syndrome” is exposed as having no reality according to clinical experts in the field. Also, the less than savory background of some of the founding members and “experts” recruited by the FMSF are revealed.

I believe this book should be recommended reading for anyone who thoughtfully asks the question “If ritual abuse is real, where is the evidence?” The evidence is there, the experts are speaking out, and court cases prove that RA is a real phenomenon. I am grateful that Mr. Ryder took the time to interview and research this topic, and share what he found with the general public.

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