LDS, Undue Influence: Discovering Truth – Part 1

Author Luna Lindsey joins in for a discussion of the concepts of undue influence conveyed in a recent animated video released by the Mormon Church and Elder Uchtdorf. http://www.cultnews101.com/2018/02/lds-undue-influence-discovering-truth.html

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‘A utopian vision’: Doc-maker explores the secrets of Scientology (2017-02-12) ‘Abused by my brother, then shunned by my Jehovah’s Witnesses family after I went to police’ (2015-10-11) ‘Blood moon’ and ‘rogue planet Nibiru’ are on their way to kill us all, conspiracy theorists wrongly claim (2016-08-26) ‘Brainwashing’ life coach battle returns to court as countess ...

Editorial: Cast a wary eye on this swami scandal

The Province March 10, 2010 One of the key qualities our public education system should help develop in children is a critical mind. No, we don’t want our schools to raise a crop of cynics who mistrust everything they read or hear and wind up unable to support anything. But we do want citizens who ...

The Hold: The psychology of how godmen come to control the minds of millions of devotees

DEBARSHI DASGUPTA OUTLOOK INDIA September 16, 2013 How Devotees Are Brainwashed Into Fandom Systematically create a sense of powerlessness in the person Control the physical and social environment; control the devotee’s time Keep the person unaware of what’s going on & how he is being changed step by step Manipulate rewards, punishments and experiences to ...

Dr. Robert J. Lifton on Destructive Cults

March 2, 2000 – One of the leading experts in mind control, Dr. Lifton addressed the issue of doomsday cults such as Aum Shinrikyo.

Aspects of Recovery

Recovery from cults is a multifaceted process; initially it is the separation from the group, group practices, and meetings that bound us to the group. Therapy helps address the emotional aspects of group involvement – feelings of betrayal, abuse and vulnerability to recruitment. It helps to develop and understanding of how the group’s doctrine was ...

The Manipulation of Spiritual Experience: Unethical Hypnosis in Destructive Cults

Linda Dubrow, Ph.D. & Steve K. Dubrow Eichel, Ph.D.   Abstract The process of cult and mass therapy indoctrination may involve repeated inductions of trance-like states of consciousness similar to hypnosis. Environmental (milieu) control, social manipulation, isolation and the use of prescribed consciousness-altering techniques (e.g. repetitive and/or continuous chanting, meditating, or praying) are some of ...