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 ...