Saturday, 11 October 2008


Useful information to follow up - choose from below:

Cult Information Centre, London:

FECRIS European site with worldwide links: Steven Hassan's website, author of 'Combatting Cult Mind Control: Guide to Protection, Rescue, and Recovery from Destructive Cults" (1988) and 'Releasing the Bonds: Empowering People to Think for Themselves' (2000).

ICSA - International Cultic Studies Association:
Site with much useful information on how cults operate and their effects: Primary signs that a group might be a 'cult' and how to get out of one.
Book List on page

'Cults and Families' by Doni Whitsett & Stephen A Kent: overview of cult-related issues: families in cults, parental roles, impact cult leaders have on families, destruction of family intimacy, child abuse, impact on cognitive, psychological and moral development, health issues. Download from

Cult Dynamics article at

Cults, Sects & Heresies free downloadable course (donations appreciated)

Cults & Sects Bibliography booklist

Groups, Cults, Indoctrination, Exiting click HERE

'The Secret World of Cults: Inside the Sects That Take Over Lives' by Jean Ritchie

Abuse Network Survivor Aid Links - TANSAL:

Bullying, Harassment, Domestic Violence, Coercive relationships information HERE

Human Rights, Miscarriages of Justice (UK) HERE

Out of Character Behaviour website at Toukanalia

'Scapegoating, Abuse & One-upmanship' article HERE

Social Dynamics of Cult Ritual Abuse click HERE

'Social Engineering, Pretexting, Memes' HERE

Social Identity Theory provides useful insights into groups and cult-like behaviours

'The Stepford Wives' from Wikipedia at

Trance, cults and behaviours at

Unseen Aspects of Behaviour Blog at

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Aangirfan Blog

Aangirfan Links to News sources

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