Many persons born after a certain time may remember some of the origins of the anti-cult movement. Following the impact of Jonestown in 1978, there came into modern awareness the phenomena of "deprogramming" or being referred to as a "deprogrammer”, if one practiced it. Thus, if we read that term used in today's news articles … Continue reading Rather it be Deprogrammer or Exit Counselor, Steve Hassan Readily Jumps in to Be A Hero.
This week in #cultbuzz we are featuring an interview with Sinasta Colucci, a survivor and now an activist spreading awareness on the 12 Tribes cult. His book is available on Amazon and Kindle and we highly recommend it. Click on the picture to take you to the link to purchase. We appreciate the educational statement … Continue reading This week in #cultbuzz: Interview with ex 12 Tribes member Sinasta Colucci.
Part two of a continuing series Written by Debra Van Neste Edited by Dr. Cathleen Mann There has been a lot of sensationalistic articles on cult leaders showing up recently. Do they do more harm than good? Such articles focus on beliefs and biased judgment, such as the way a leader dresses, if a cult … Continue reading Responsible journalism in writing cult articles.
In this world of multi-multiculturalism and technology in which the pressure is on to succeed, it often is easy to fall into intolerance and despair. As such, we present a look into the mind, the pitfalls of populism and the sadness of suffering. Included are interviews with Melissa Deuter, a psychiatrist specializing in adolescent care, … Continue reading Our latest magazine issue on Amazon!
It is important to begin a dialogue about different types of anti-cult activities. It is vital to use the proper definitions found in the research criteria before we label the term cult to a movement, a group, or a leader. Many times, victims of cults are the first to expose a leader of cult activity.This … Continue reading THE VITAL ROLE OF CULT EXPERTS
A special issue on Pseudoscience of The Behavior Therapist can be freely downloaded. Monica Pignotti has an article in it about the price of speaking out.
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We often have a very black and white thinking of good and evil. Gurus, and spiritual teachers and those under the guise of “Swami” or being an enlightened being often come off as living saints on earth. They act kind, warm, enigmatic, charismatic, full of joy and when they see you, you feel addicted to … Continue reading The Death of Ma Premswarupa
One of the challenges I come across in being an advocate for cult awareness is how the foundation is built on our stories of abuse in a cult or relationship, rather than on an attempt in understanding the process of it all. Recovery is not a cookie cutter process, yet sadly it has become a … Continue reading The masks we wear and the role of advocacy.