Cult Mediation/Intervention Video: Patrick Ryan

Essay: Coping With Trance States

Patrick Ryan Cult Observer, Volume 10, No. 3, 1993 The following, which first appeared in the Summer 1992 issue of TM EX NEWS, was written by former followers of the Transcendental Meditation (TM) guru Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. TM-EX is a nonprofit, educational and research organization. Trance states, derealization, dissociation, spaceyness. What are they? What strategies ...

From Deprogramming to Thought Reform Consultation

Presentation by Carol Giambalvo; Discussants: Joseph Kelly, Patrick Ryan, Hana Whitfield AFF Conference, Chicago, IL  November 1998 Deprogramming Early on, according to what some “old-timers” have told us, groups such as the Children of God allowed parental access — even visits to the group — until a number of parents were successful at convincing their adult children to leave the group. ...