Foreword for Hell Minus One
by Lieutenant Detective Matt Jacobson
In the autumn of 1994, I was at the Utah State Attorney General’s Office working under a legislative grant to investigate satanic ritualistic abuse. Though ritualistic abuse existed, it was proving hard to prosecute. Imagine my surprise and fascination when I received a phone call from a female victim who, wanting to remain anonymous, was willing to provide the AG’s office with information and documentation of her own abuse. After many phone calls, I finally convinced her to bring copies of confession letters from her mother and stepfather, and letters from her siblings confirming this abuse. She agreed to meet with me.
On the day of the appointment, she parked her car a block away (and
around the corner) from the Utah State Capitol building, trying to hide
her license plate. She refused to give me her name, and all the documented
copies she handed to me were covered with white correction fluid to conceal
names. She was trying to remain incognito. Imagine her fright and
lack of trust. The interview went well and her information was priceless.
Anne has availed herself
to the Master Potter
and transformation by fire...
Much of your pain is self-chosen.
It is bitter potion by which the
Therefore trust the physician, and drink
For his hand, though heavy and hard,
And the cup he brings, though it burn
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran